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On community, was Re: [at-l] Saddleback
- Subject: On community, was Re: [at-l] Saddleback
- From: email@example.com (Thomas McGinnis)
- Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 19:33:00 -0500
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Subject: Re: [at-l] Saddleback
Author: "Bucky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> at ima
Date: 8/20/99 6:46 PM
Gee Tom, why are you sorry?
***The Toe Speaks: Because "community" increases as its members
increase -- that's the essence of it, even.
Why do you care whether I'm part of your community?
***The Toe Speaks: You in particular? Well *all* are important. See
You don't even know whether I'm a tax drain. :) :)
***The Toe Speaks: Nor do I mention or imply that you're a tax drain.
> "Community" as a concept extends beyond
> what we can see and touch.
How convenient for those who lust after another's that can be
seen and touched.
***Hmmm. The Toe scratches his head on this one, then Speaks:
"Community" is the sense of coming together "in common" -- as in a
settlement, in a village, in a city, and even in a state or region or
country whose denizens don't necessarily bop around "doing community,"
but who carry the mindset that the society/community they are in
extends beyond what is right there before them, to a larger circle, to
a connectedness with like-minded individuals whom they may never meet.
Hmmm. Sounds a lot like the at-l, eh there Bucky-boy? Like-minded
individuals who've come together *as a community*. Whoa. And here's
news, dude: YOU'RE a part of it.
Certainly, we'd be less without you here.
Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it.
(who really means it)
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