October 6, 2004

CARTERESQUE:

Transcript: Vice Presidential Debate: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (October 5, 2004, Text From FDCH E-Media, Inc.)

IFILL: As previously agreed, we'll go to closing statements now, two minutes each.

Coin toss, Senator Edwards, you begin.

EDWARDS: [...] Here's the truth: I have grown up in the bright light of America.

But that light is flickering today.


One good week in the media and Kerry Edwards is back to trying to tell us the American dream is dying?


MORE:
The Person Who Cannot Despair by Thomas Merton (Daily Dig from Bruderhof.com)

Despair is the absolute extreme of self-love. It is reached when a person deliberately turns his back on all help from anyone else in order to taste the rotten luxury of knowing himself to be lost...Despair is the ultimate development of a pride so great and so stiff-necked that it selects
the absolute misery of damnation rather than accept happiness from the hands of God and thereby acknowledge that He is above us and that we are not capable of fulfilling our destiny ourselves. But a person who is truly humble cannot despair, because in a humble person there is no longer any such thing as self-pity.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 6, 2004 10:17 AM
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>Despair is the absolute extreme of self-love.

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Posted by: Ken at October 6, 2004 1:50 PM
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