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    xwsmithx Well-Known Member

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    Spelling. But yes, grammar, too. I do make exceptions for non-native English speakers.

    Not really. I liked most of the people you posted on the first page of this thread. Only Michael Randle and the list of pacifists turned my stomach, and you didn't even post the Michael Randle one. I'm surprised you didn't post Nancy Wake, the White Mouse, among your list of heroes, since she's another WWII one.
     
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    One of my heroes was Isaac Asimov, best known for his science fiction books. Dr Asimov, however, was a scientist and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. His writings included not only science fiction but science education for non scientists. He covered a wide variety of scientific subjects in an eminently readable and entertaining way. One of my favorites of his books was Asimov's Guide to the Bible. In it he attempted to take some of the things in the bible and explain the possible science behind how they might have happened. Extremely creative and entertaining for me.

    Another hero for me was Canadian Oscar Peterson. He was one of the greatest jazz pianists that ever lived. Interestingly he wanted a career in classical music performance. He even graduated from the famed Julliard School of Music in the late 40's. He soon discovered that it was difficult for a black man to break into the classical music world despite his talent and training. So he decided to play black music and took all that talent and training into the world of jazz. I listened to him perform many times in jazz clubs around the country have a decent collection of more than 100 of his recordings. He was bright, articulate and an amazing master of the keyboard.

    I have other heroes but none are politicians. Politicians simply aren't heroic for me.
     
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    You have a great deal of hatred for Jesus Christ who is the Prince of Peace and the world's # 1 pacifist.
     
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    Jesus said, "I come not to bring peace but a sword."
     

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