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Postby Duke on Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:02 am

That's interesting!

It sounds like a goal to shoot for. :D


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Postby Swatopluk on Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:54 am

vanbacon wrote: The bible has never even came close to the Amazon top 100.


Maybe because there are so many editions and those organizations that give them away for free.
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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:10 pm

Here is a fun fact.........The Bible is the highest selling book in history, this is known to everyone, but the second one is, take a guess, ok times up, it is "Selected Quotes of Mao Zedong", you guys believe that
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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:15 pm

EXACTLY, you see, this is why i love Auntie Dee Dee so much, she rocks
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Postby Swatopluk on Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:51 am

And ownership of that book being mandatory in China might have helped too. Ownership of the Bible on the other hand was highly discouraged by the strongest Christian faction for centuries, it was effectively (if not officially except under Sixtus V.) on the index librorum prohibitorum.
I think the last papal edict on that was in the 19th century (laymen may neither own the scriptures of the Old and New Testament nor read them...).
In Southern Germany it took until after WW2 to get finally(?) rid of that.

Now the discussion centers more on the "dirty" aspects of that book. In other words, should children be allowed to read a book with so much sex and violence in it?
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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:15 pm

It was mandatory?
I would like to get my hands on a copy of that book.
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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:12 pm

thanks
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Postby Swatopluk on Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:19 pm

One problem could be to get a complete copy. Most Western editions are abridged (some say censored).
At least Mao is less soporific than Stalin (written sleeping pills imo).
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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:22 pm

I could always go through ebay
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Postby Duke on Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:08 pm

Auntie Dee Dee wrote:Amazon

http://tinyurl.com/hnea2

The 'Little Red Book'.


Look at that, you can get The Communist Manifesto and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung together for One Low Price!


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Postby Swatopluk on Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:23 am

I read the manifesto in detail. It starts well but later gets ever less persuasive by simply overstretching (or postulating) their "evidence" from history. Still much better than the rhethoric sleeping pills of most of their successors.
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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:42 am

If i didnt already have The Communust Manifesto, i would buy the two together....
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Postby Duke on Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:19 pm

Swatopluk wrote:I read the manifesto in detail. It starts well but later gets ever less persuasive by simply overstretching (or postulating) their "evidence" from history. Still much better than the rhethoric sleeping pills of most of their successors.


It was something of an overkill, yes.... :wink: :roll:


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Postby Gruppenfuhrer on Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:19 pm

I havent read it yet, no time, but i will as soon as i finish the book i am on now, you make it sound good
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Postby shadowdninja on Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:29 pm

I'm betting it won't be too long before we will see the Gospel alongside of bibles in almost every hotel in america.
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