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54 Responses to Paul Harvey: If I Were The Devil

  1. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Link: Paul Harvey: If I Were The Devil - Recorded by Paul Harvey in 1965. Prophetic, no? (There you go Aj - Kitteh)
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Thanks Kitteh. I just though this was pretty cool, and would spark some fun debate.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Not really that prophetic, no. Much of it could apply to any period in human history, and it remains most relevant to the period it was spoken in.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:48 am
    I won`t even get into what I think about this. AJ knows I disagree with most of it already, so we don`t need to argue.

    But didn`t you say the other day that you believe in evolution, AJ? This video seems to be in opposition to that.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:49 am
    The picture used didn`t match the audio.

    Plus, I`m not perfect lol.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:50 am
    If I were a leprechaun.

    This isn`t prophetic. These are the same things the church has always screamed about, and it is simply because they cannot control them.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:51 am
    "These are the same things the church has always screamed about"

    ...and they have all happened. That`s called prophecy.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:55 am
    "...and they have all happened. That`s called prophecy."

    If I cut my hair, it will grow back. Prophecy!
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:56 am
    I feel like I`ve just stepped into the mind of AJ. Now I need a shower.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 11:58 am
    "If I cut my hair, it will grow back. Prophecy!"

    In a manner of speaking, yes.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    If I give it more than 2 shakes, it is fapping...
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    If I were the devil I would do lots of that too, and try to use my super powers for making people happier than they could ever be under the rule of that tyrannical, blood-thirsty and narcissistic a-hole that banished me from its precious "heaven".
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    "The picture used didn`t match the audio."

    But Harvey also complained about "elevating science."
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Plus, I don`t necessarily agree with all the things he says in the video. I just think Paul Harvey is one of the greatest radio broadcasters of all time, and some of the things he says are pretty striking, considering that most of it was not even dreamed of back in the 60`s. Like the sexual disease with no cure, and the metal detectors and drug sniffing dogs in schools and such.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    No Prussia: He said "Deifying science". Different.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    @Jendrian: We aren`t "banished from heaven". We haven`t been there yet. How is that "banished"?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    @auburnjunky: If I was the devil, I would be banished from heaven
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    If I were the devil I would make religions unfalsifiable so that everyone can claim their god is the real god but no one can objectively prove they are right, I would put the major religions holy lands in the same geographical area. I would then give them enough knowledge to make weapons of mass destruction so they can kill each other.

    Prophetic, no?.....no
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Ahhhh. Point taken.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    "He said "Deifying science". Different."

    Not really, since when religious people complain about evolution they`re basically saying that they don`t like God being removed from the process. Creationists developed the whole "watchmaker" analogy to combat the idea that nature is God.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    @Otto: Maybe.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    <---- This Christian believes Evolution is a tool of God. As is Science.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    "...and they have all happened. That`s called prophecy."

    It isn`t that they have all happened, it is that they have always happened. They were happening when this was recorded, before this was recorded and will continue to happen. It isn`t prophecy, it is commentary.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    "This Christian believes Evolution is a tool of God. As is Science."

    I can respect that. Cherish this rare moment.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    If I were the devil, I`d convince the largest religious affiliation in the country to believe that they were somehow under attack and persecuted. That simply because they have the largest numbers, they have some divine mandate to run the nation`s secular institutions as they do their churches. I`d convince them that the Constitution is part of their particular holy writ, despite there being no mention in it at all of anything like the Virgin birth, the Trinity or the Resurrection.

    I`d exploit the differences between groups seeking after the common good, pitting them against one another in petty "wedge issue" battles that have little to do with what really ails the nation to divert them from seeking justice and better lives for themselves and their children, and the creation of community itself.

    (cont)
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    If I was trying to get people into hell to have them suffer for eternity, I could probably think of more efficient ways.

    And I don`t even have super powers or an eternity to think about it!
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    blobby5 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    I`m going to end every speech I give by blurting out my name, that was hilarious.

    ... PAUL HARVEY!
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    AJ:" considering that most of it was not even dreamed of back in the 60`s. Like the sexual disease with no cure, and the metal detectors and drug sniffing dogs in schools and such."

    STIs/STDs have been around since around the 16th century. The ability for medicine to treat these issues waxed and waned between then and the 1960s. In the 1960s, the introduction of mass-produced antibiotics made STIs less of an issue, and many people assumed that this was the end. However, anyone with even a basic understanding of the development of superior strands (which has been known since the 1940s) would understand that this wouldn`t last.

    Industrial metal detectors were first introduced in the 1960s, too. Their usage in other applications, including mitigation of security threats, isn`t a stretch.

    I`m not saying it`s an uninteresting video, but it`s not amazing or prophetic.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    I`d convince those who are well off that they got there all by themselves, they are "self made men" despite the society that paid to educate them, that paid policemen and firemen and emergency personnel to guard and care for them, that built the roads and the bridges and the traffic lights, that supplied the labor, so that they had the opportunity to get where they are today. I`d crush completely the responsibility toward that society that allowed me to get as far as I have, by saying that giving back in some small way to the next Big Idea and upcoming little guy ready to become the next Important Person is tantamount to robbery.

    (cont)
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Okay simbha. Thank you.

    That`s how you point, counterpoint kiddos.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    I`d despoil the most relevant and ethically demanded parts of Religion by ripping Compassion and Human Feeling for Others out of the picture altogether. In my travesty of Religion, there is only room for Purity and Power, for defining who is in and who is out, who is most Pure and like myself and who is not. And what within my religious tradition most supports those with Power, since after all, the proverb goes, "The Powerful will inherit the Earth." I will ignore the pleas for help by those who most need it, since as we know, they are just parasites in truth, and not fit to be listened to in the first place.

    (last cont)
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    April 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    I`d turn Ethics on it`s head and declare that Self Interest, in the Objectivist sense, is the highest virtue, that there can be no greater calling for mankind than to shed the shackles of "care" for others, that being weak or vulnerable or empathically aware (in short a living breathing human being) is a grave moral Evil. That the true moral paradigm is the Rapacious sociopath who simply takes what he wants with no nevermind to anyone else.

    That`s what a devil is. "And that, ladies and gentlemen, is...the rest of...the story."
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    I love you `Zira.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    alright I`m bored... bye!
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    If I were the devil I`d be a christian. With terms like `flock` and `sheep` and `lamb` it would be easy to lead them over the cliff.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    If I were the devil, I`d be a `multi-racial` politician running for president on the promise of uniting people and promoting hope and change.

    After getting elected, I`d do my best to keep dividing people by forcing unpopular polices onto the public. I`d tell one side one thing and the other side another. I`d raise unemployment, gas prices, taxes and burdensome regulations.

    I`d allow students to protest until their media usefulness is spent, then use the police to break them up. I`d interject myself into racial tensions with words like, "If I had a son, he`d look like him". I`d threaten judges and bureaucrats into submission. I`d thwart any investigation into my history. I`d let guns `walk` right into drug dealers hands, so that I could pass more gun laws. I`d throw anyone under the bus that exposed how radical I really am.

    In other words I`d just keep doing what Barrack Obama is doing.
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    TheShmoo Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    If I was the devil I`d turn people into pathological altruists, get people doing and justifying morally questionable things under the pretext that they are doing it for the `greater good`. That way you rob Altruism of any meaning and so you take away the genuinely nice persons only weapon.x
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    If I were the devil I`d be a white, racist, classist, bigot who avoided military via my father`s money and connections, yet I`d send soldiers to war over oil upon the weakest of manufactured "intelligence". I`d look at our national budget, and, having been handed a budget surplus, I`d lower taxes -AND- provide tax refund `stimulus` such that the net budget surplus would disappear and I`d create a debt so staggering that it`d take several terms in office to if it (if it could be fixed). If I were the devil I`d preach about being godly and going god`s work, but, other than supporting AIDS research and treatment around the world (a good thing0, I`d cut funding for healthcare, contraception, sex education, and scientific endeavors that might help ease suffering, all the while with my eye on producing staggering, heretofore unheard of profits for the oil industry, even while the country wallowed in recession and economic woe. In other words, I`d be Dub`ya.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    CrakrJak

    you simply put, are too stupid to ever be the devil...so alas we are safe!
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    April 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    If I were the devil... PARTY AT MY PLACE!
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    Wow, so he was old even back in 1965.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    jamie: I`m smart enough to know you`re the quintessence of a troll. So just go back under your bridge.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm
    ...good DAY!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    WIN!!
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    I`m with Jaime.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2012 at 12:22 am
    If I was the devil I would create the worst torture imaginable - locking someone in a room with CrakrJak for all eternity.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 1:31 am
    So nothing has changed since 1965 cool I guess we know what everything will be like in another 100 or 1000 years yeah?
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    wolladude Male 30-39
    361 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 1:35 am
    Grumpy old man...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2012 at 1:51 am
    markust: You quit frankly suck at thinking about torture. Then again, sucking is a sport for you, isn`t it?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:06 am
    markust: You quit frankly suck at thinking about torture.
    That`s like criticising him for not being a very good arsehole.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 9:21 am
    If I was Satan, I`d be burning in the Lake of Fire like all the other sinners. Satan doesn`t rule anything.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 10:36 am
    If I were the Devil, I`d be exhorting people to support their different religions and feelings of superiority over one another. More religion = more conflict = more dead souls.
    Paul Harvey`s got it backwards.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    CrakrJak, you apparently have no idea how torturous your uber-partisan comments are. Zing!
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    If I were the Devil, I wouldn`t exist.

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