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October 9, 2011
In 2005, Steve Jobs told the graduating students at Stanford University that the secret that defined his every action, decision and creation was the belief that one should "not be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking" ("Steve Jobs: the creator's creator," Oct. 7). Yet that did not make him a visionary but rather shortsighted and narcissistic, for it fails to honor the debt we all owe to those who went before us, those who laid the groundwork for progress and who challenged us with their magnificent ideas and achievements.
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By Cal Thomas | January 18, 2014
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While the Obama administration offers life support to its Affordable Care Act, in the UK a growing number of people are asking whether it's time to pull the plug on the National Health Service (NHS), which is in critical condition. For many years the UK media have carried stories that not only bode ill for the future of government-run health care, but also continue to serve as a "code blue" warning to the U.S. as to what might be in our future if we decide to go down that road.
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By David Boldt | December 13, 1999
WHILE it apparently needs no help from me, I wanted to get in my own words of praise for the surprise hit "Dogma," and to salute the film's writer and director, Kevin Smith, as one of the most interesting moralists of our time.His theological tract, which has been fraudulently (albeit successfully) marketed as a comedy, has been accused of being talky, profanity-filled and juvenile -- all of which is true and probably a good thing.If you're going to make a movie in which the climactic moment has an abortion clinic nurse asking God why we are all here, there is going to be a lot to talk about.
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By Dave Gilmore | June 1, 2012
"Dragon's Dogma" Xbox 360/PS3 Capcom Rating: 3 stars out of 4 “Dragon's Dogma” has the elements of everything you'd expect from an open-world action role-playing game with a fantasy setting. Even the box art smacks of a “Dungeons and Dragons” guide. Once you get inside “Dragon's Dogma,” you realize that it is unlike any fantasy RPG (or almost any) game you've played before. The key feature of “Dragon's Dogma” is the “pawn” system, a format that allows the player to create one “main pawn,” a character that follows you perpetually, and two other pawns that are sourced from an online database of other players' pawns.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,Sun film critic | November 14, 1999
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani may not have too many friends in the arts these days, but at least for one weekend last month -- the weekend that the Brooklyn Museum of Art opened its notorious "Sensation" exhibit, to be exact -- he was No. 1 with movie director Kevin Smith."
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | November 12, 1999
In an oddly harmonic convergence, filmgoers this weekend are presented with not just one but two movies that tackle religion and, more to the point, Roman Catholic bureaucracy, with results that careen from the sublime to the ridiculous."
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | January 18, 1998
Part of the legacy from Bob Wade's days as Dunbar basketball coach is conflicting feelings. He would have to decide which pro or college games involving his former players he wanted to watch, and if former players were on opposing teams, he might have to decide which team to root for.These days, Wade faces the same conflict, with a twist.His son Daryl at City College, Rodney Coffield at Douglass and Herman Harried at Lake Clifton make up a trio of Wade's former players who coach in the city his Dunbar teams once dominated.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | March 15, 1998
Mary, esteemed by all Christians as the mother of Jesus Christ, holds an even more exalted position in the faith of Roman Catholics.They have bestowed on her title upon title: Our Lady of Sorrows, Mother of Mercy, Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, Queen of Peace, '' Blessed Virgin Mary. And Catholics regard Mary as an intercessor who advocates on their behalf to her son; they pray to her in times of need, sadness or overwhelming joy.The cult of Mary has been looked on with suspicion by Protestants, to whom it smacks of idolatry.
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By DAN BERGER | December 10, 1990
While the administration plays poker with Saddam, congressional critics standing behind are shouting out its cards. With every state government going bankrupt, pundits may wish to review the dogma that the Massachusetts deficit is due to Mike Dukakis' moral failing.
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By Diane Winston | May 12, 1991
Wayne Shumway says he's a black sheep: In a family of staunch Mormons, he chose something different.Mr. Shumway grew up in a small Idaho farming community where he was taught, according to Mormon tradition, to respect authority and to revere church teachings. His pedigree should have ensured success: His forefathers traveled West with Mormon founder Brigham Young.But after studying engineering and living "back East," Mr. Shumway found he no longer accepted church doctrine."I was an active non-believer for a long time," said Mr. Shumway, an engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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October 9, 2011
In 2005, Steve Jobs told the graduating students at Stanford University that the secret that defined his every action, decision and creation was the belief that one should "not be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking" ("Steve Jobs: the creator's creator," Oct. 7). Yet that did not make him a visionary but rather shortsighted and narcissistic, for it fails to honor the debt we all owe to those who went before us, those who laid the groundwork for progress and who challenged us with their magnificent ideas and achievements.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,tim.smith@baltsun.com | October 17, 2008
It is impossible to be noncommittal about Leonard Bernstein's unprecedented, unbridled, unapologetic Mass. Since its premiere in 1971 for the opening of the Kennedy Center, this "theatre piece for singers, players and dancers" has generated strong opinions, quite a few of them unkind. But those who believe in the quality and power of Mass cannot be dissuaded from that confidence. Count Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop among these faithful. Count me in, too. Last night, Alsop led about 250 performers in an energetically staged presentation of the work at a packed Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, a presentation that revealed total commitment to Bernstein's deeply personal exploration of religion, individuality and community.
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By Thomas Sowell | December 14, 2006
It might be a hilarious comedy routine to have a group of highly educated judges solemnly expounding on something that everybody knows to be utter nonsense. But it isn't nearly as funny when this solemn discourse about nonsense takes place on the Supreme Court of the United States - and when most people are unaware of what nonsense the learned justices are talking. The issue before the high court is whether local authorities have the legal right to make students' race a factor in deciding which school to assign them to attend.
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By John Darnton | September 25, 2005
Some years back, I was given a tour of Down House, Charles Darwin's country estate near London, and allowed to sit in the special chair in which he wrote The Origin of Species and other revolutionary works. The chair was one he had devised himself: High-backed, stuffed with horsehair, it had casters attached so that he could scoot around his study to reach his books, his working table and his microscope. He had fashioned a cloth-covered board to fit over the arms as a writing surface. Once ensconced there, with the board lowered in place, I felt an indescribable thrill, like a child settling into the swing at a country fair when the bar descends to lock him in place.
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By Thomas Sowell | July 21, 2005
THERE HAVE BEEN many bitter complaints from teachers and principals about the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind law, more specifically about having to "teach to the test" instead of doing whatever teachers and principals want to do. Now the results are in. Not only have test scores in math and reading shown "solid gains," in the words of The New York Times, but also young black students have "significantly narrowed the gap" between themselves and...
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By Melissa Rogers | April 22, 2005
I AM A CHURCHGOING, Bible-believing Baptist, but I recently learned that I'm not a Christian. Indeed, I've not only learned that I'm not a Christian, I've also learned that I'm anti-Christian and hostile to religion. Why? Because I dare to disagree with a certain political and legal agenda. That's the message that is scheduled to be preached in a Kentucky church Sunday, at an event sponsored by the Family Research Council and joined by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. The event is titled "Justice Sunday: Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith."
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | May 26, 2000
"Mifune" is the latest movie to emerge from Dogma 95, the Scandinavian film collective made famous by "The Celebration." In keeping with the group's strict "vows of chastity," "Mifune" was filmed with no artificial lighting, sets, re-recorded sound or other Dogma no-no's. Still, the film doesn't edge into the risky territory of "The Celebration." Rather, it uses Dogma 95's radically anti-Hollywood stance to tell a story that would be eminently comfortable in that town. Anders W. Berthelsen plays Kresten, a businessman living in Copenhagen who has just married the boss's daughter and is embarking on a life of material, if not spiritual, bliss.
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By CARL T. ROWAN | April 24, 1992
Boca Raton, Florida. -- As the U.S. Supreme Court reconsiders the Roe vs. Wade declaration that an American woman has a right to an abortion, and as ''pro-life'' and ''pro-choice'' forces go for each other's throats in Buffalo, N.Y., one thing seems clear:This argument will never be resolved, because Americans can't agree as to what the argument is about, let alone the ground rules for either personal or legal confrontation.We see on television a priest carrying in his hands what he says is an aborted fetus.
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By Tawanda W. Johnson and Tawanda W. Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 4, 2005
People who feel the traditional church does not satisfy their spiritual needs might want to check out Journeys Community, a fellowship of men and women who explore spirituality as individuals and in connection with others. The Rev. Harry Brunett, spiritual leader of Journeys, said it is a place where people "recognize that God is present in the culture and can be revealed through the ordinary." Journeys, which meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Vantage House in Columbia, involves those who attend, or "seekers," discussing a theme of the week.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | November 7, 2000
The past few days have offered enough religious music-making to make a believer out of Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Wagner's "Parsifal," which has a preachy subtext of Christian mysticism and superiority, opened Saturday at the Kennedy Center; Bach's "St. John Passion," a combination of literal gospel and inner reflection, was performed Sunday afternoon at Goucher College in Towson. Both works deal with the ramifications of Good Friday. Both strive to provide spiritual cleansing - an acknowledgement of human failing, the prospect of divine solace.
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