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originally posted by: Thenail
a reply to: Gryphon66
No not my chosen media , my brain is what I use. How can you use truth , facts ,logic and evidence? You are on here everyday acting like the democratic spokesperson. Not once disagreeing with anything the democrats say or do. I can't wait to hear more logic and truth from you.
I don't think it's right to pay someone to come up with some fake report in order to smear your opposition. If they used that in order to wiretap trump then I think that's pretty lowdown. How you can defend that to me is seems kind of pathetic.
originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: Kettu
When you sprinkle your queries with BS.. yes, you deserve a one line question...
Are you enjoying the overtime ?
originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: Xcathdra
Indeed. Now here is an interesting news flash!
James Comey has just tweeted in the last 24 hours
that he had a secret Twitter.
Essentially admitting he was/ is Reinhold Niebuhr on Twiiter.
If you go way back on that you can find he was
leaking info through his friend at Columbia.
originally posted by: Kettu
a reply to: Grambler
Made up story?
Which parts of the dossier have been independently verified as "false"?
Do you have any non-biased sources providing a factual basis that the dossier is "made up"?
Do you have any non-disputable, cold, hard facts that prove the dossier is a work of fiction?
I see you and others throwing this claim around all the time, but I don't recall ever seeing any credible, factual, basis for these claims.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Oh that's just deluxe.
"Reinhold Niebuhr" sounds like someone who would have worked for the Gestapo !!
Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (/ˈraɪnhoʊld ˈniːbʊər/; June 21, 1892 – June 1, 1971) was an American theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. Niebuhr was one of America's leading public intellectuals for several decades of the 20th century and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. A public theologian, he wrote and spoke frequently about the intersection of religion, politics, and public policy, with his most influential books including Moral Man and Immoral Society and The Nature and Destiny of Man, the second of which Modern Library ranked one of the top 20 nonfiction books of the twentieth century. Andrew Bacevich labelled Niebuhr's book The Irony of American History "the most important book ever written on U.S. foreign policy." Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. described Niebuhr as "the most influential American theologian of the 20th century" and Time posthumously called Niebuhr "the greatest Protestant theologian in America since Jonathan Edwards."
Starting as a minister with working-class sympathies in the 1920s and sharing with many other ministers a commitment to pacifism and socialism, his thinking evolved during the 1930s to neo-orthodox realist theology as he developed the philosophical perspective known as Christian realism. He attacked utopianism as ineffectual for dealing with reality, writing in The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944), "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary." Niebuhr's realism deepened after 1945 and led him to support American efforts to confront Soviet communism around the world. A powerful speaker, he was one of the most influential thinkers of the 1940s and 1950s in public affairs. Niebuhr battled with religious liberals over what he called their naïve views of the contradictions of human nature and the optimism of the Social Gospel, and battled with the religious conservatives over what he viewed as their naïve view of scripture and their narrow definition of "true religion". During this time he was viewed by many as the intellectual rival of John Dewey.
Niebuhr's long-term impact on political philosophy involve his utilizing the resources of theology to argue for political realism. His work has also significantly influenced international relations theory, leading many scholars to move away from idealism and embrace realism. A large number of scholars, including political scientists, political historians, and theologians, have noted his influence on their thinking. Aside from academics, numerous politicians, and activists such as former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, and Jimmy Carter; Thomas Edison, Myles Horton, Martin Luther King Jr., Hillary Clinton, Hubert Humphrey, Dean Acheson, James Comey, Madeleine Albright, and John McCain have also cited his influence on their thought. Recent years have seen a renewed interest in Niebuhr's work, in part because of Obama's stated admiration for Niebuhr. In 2017, PBS released a documentary on Niebuhr, titled An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story.
Aside from his political commentary, Niebuhr is also known for having composed the Serenity Prayer, a widely-recited prayer which was popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous. Niebuhr was also one of the founders of both Americans for Democratic Action and the International Rescue Committee and also spent time at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He was also the brother of another prominent theologian, H. Richard Niebuhr.