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    This quote tho

    “The British are barbarians camped out in the relics of an older and superior civilization to whose beauties they are oblivious.” Theodore Dalrymple

    Such a thing could easily be said of modern day america.
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    Yep. Very apt for modern United States.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    Yep. Very apt for modern United States.
    Western culture generally, methinks.
    και εκζητησατε με και ευρησετε με οτι ζητησετε με εν ολη καρδία υμων

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    What older and superior civilization would that be for the US, though?
    I'm not here anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    What older and superior civilization would that be for the US, though?
    The US of the past.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    What older and superior civilization would that be for the US, though?
    The ancestral pueblo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    The US of the past.
    That's the same civilization. Recently, I've been taking classes about the Founding Fathers and early US history. Safe to say 'older and superior' is a myth. Look up some information on the Adams/Jefferson presidential race sometime. That's just a taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    The ancestral pueblo

    Why not the wigwam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    That's the same civilization. Recently, I've been taking classes about the Founding Fathers and early US history. Safe to say 'older and superior' is a myth. Look up some information on the Adams/Jefferson presidential race sometime. That's just a taste.
    Well, same politics at any rate. Although it used to be legit to give out whiskey to get people to vote - THOSE were the good ol' days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    That's the same civilization. Recently, I've been taking classes about the Founding Fathers and early US history. Safe to say 'older and superior' is a myth. Look up some information on the Adams/Jefferson presidential race sometime. That's just a taste.
    I've been taking a class that says the opposite.
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