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Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« on: August 27, 2015, 11:09:56 AM »
The Vatican has approved naming a square after Martin Luther in Rome. This was at the request of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Seems strange with the SDA and the Lutheran churches so at variance with each other in many areas.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vatican-supports-naming-square-after-excommunicated-church-reformer-martin-luther_55de1970e4b04ae497058b69

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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 11:16:42 AM »
The comments were interesting to read.
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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 08:41:43 PM »
The comments were interesting to read.

Some very pithy comments here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3328766/posts


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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 09:31:18 PM »
Those comments on Freep ... evidence of... God help us.
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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 12:48:23 AM »
Those comments on Freep ... evidence of... God help us.


Freep.com is the web site for the Detroit Free Press.  I don't think that this is what you mean. 

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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 07:23:32 AM »
it is the comments that make me worry about the future of our nation, not the website itself.
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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 08:22:50 AM »
Not sure I despair of the future of the Republic reading comments there, any more than Salon, etc.

But there are some folks there who need an intervention. As the joke goes regarding lawyers, "It's the 90% who give the 10% a bad reputation."
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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 10:09:48 AM »
it is the comments that make me worry about the future of our nation, not the website itself.


I understand.  But freerepublic.com (a discussion forum) is not freep.com (the Detroit Free Press's website).


Freerepublic.com facilitates precisely the exchanges that you'd expect from a loosely moderated internet forum populated by anonymous posters.

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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2015, 11:14:38 AM »
" the exchanges that you'd expect from a loosely moderated internet forum populated by anonymous posters."

interesting... most people read internet discussions and exchanges as if they were directed at the reader and yet due to their anonymity especially they ought to be understood more like overheard conversations on a plane, train, bus, in a restaurant... perhaps interesting but overheard.... legal hearsay, spiritually closer to gossip, really disjointed from at least some reality
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Re: Martin Lutero Square in Rome
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2015, 05:33:53 PM »
Thanks for the nostalgia, Harvey.

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