A friend of mine just forwarded me an email about the nature of democracy which seems to have been circulating around the WebSphere for some time. 532 more words
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What were the main problems in Corinth?
1. Divisions – Contentions based upon ownership of Different Teachers:
“now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, they all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you but that ye be perfect fit together in the same mind and in the same judgment… 7,568 more words
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. 359 more words
Interesting thoughts from Alexander Tyler in 1787: “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. 132 more words
Another chain email is making the rounds AGAIN. Seems it originated in 2000 and included statistics ostensibly for Bush and Gore but has recently been altered to reflect the presidential contest between Obama and McCain. 796 more words