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Question: If you could meet one of these people and spend a day talking to them...who would it be?
Saint Thomas More   -0 (0%)
John Calvin   -1 (7.1%)
Julian of Norwich   -1 (7.1%)
Saint Augustine of Hippo   -2 (14.3%)
John Knox   -0 (0%)
Martin Luther   -2 (14.3%)
Francis of Asissi   -2 (14.3%)
Saint Teresa of Avila   -0 (0%)
Saint Columba   -0 (0%)
William Tyndale   -0 (0%)
Ulrich Zwingli   -0 (0%)
Thomas Cranmer   -0 (0%)
Thomas Aquinas   -1 (7.1%)
John Bunyan   -0 (0%)
St. Bede the Venerable   -2 (14.3%)
Someone else (Specify)   -3 (21.4%)
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Total Voters: 14

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« on: March 05, 2008, 10:12:17 pm »
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I just pulled these names at random, off the top of my head.  I purposely left out Biblical characters, early church fathers and post-Reformation leaders.  Tried to stick with Europeans in the 500 AD through 1600s.  But shoot -- add whoever you want.  I'm tired...
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 10:56:48 pm »
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Quite a few but I'll say St. Katherine Drexel - a saint who is actually from my neighborhood.  Smiley

Her shrine is five minutes down the road in Bucks county and her summer residence is literally thirty seconds up the street from my house.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 11:43:29 pm »
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Martin Luther definatley.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 09:44:27 pm »
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St. Augustine -of all the ones mentioned, he seems the most human, and with the most interesting history.  He was born from a pagan father and a Christian mother, tried out various cults before settling on Christianity, and resisted conversion until the last given his reluctance to abandon his sex life.  And that's not even mentioning his most famous works. 

For a conversation on a more intellectual (and less personal) level, I would most like to meet St. Thomas Aquinas and Boethius. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 10:33:46 pm »
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I want to be a historian, so St. Bede.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 11:00:03 pm »
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I have to go with Aquinas here.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008, 04:29:25 am »
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Damn it!

I was having fantasies about chasing Pat Robertson around with a pitchfork.

hmmm probably John Knox - then tell him to take a few valium.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008, 12:22:58 pm »
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You forgot Billy Graham.  He and Billy Sunday (19th century evangelist) would be my choices.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008, 12:30:30 pm »
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You forgot Billy Graham.  He and Billy Sunday (19th century evangelist) would be my choices.

They weren't 5th-16th century.

And Billy Sunday was cool, just for playing big-league baseball.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2008, 12:47:40 pm »
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You forgot Billy Graham.  He and Billy Sunday (19th century evangelist) would be my choices.

They weren't 5th-16th century.

And Billy Sunday was cool, just for playing big-league baseball.

No, but Graham is still a Christian leader.

But, from that era, I would say John Calvin.
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My earlier comment notwithstanding, I do think that the site would be better off if Inks left his position. (The fact that the village idiot has dropped in to express his support for him only confirms this.)
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2008, 12:53:54 pm »
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Augustine or Aquinas
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2008, 01:04:12 pm »
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You forgot Billy Graham.  He and Billy Sunday (19th century evangelist) would be my choices.

They weren't 5th-16th century.

And Billy Sunday was cool, just for playing big-league baseball.

Billy Sunday was once asked, "Reverend, can you chew tobacco and go to Heaven?"  Sunday thought a minute and said, "Surely.  But you'd have to go to hell to spit it out."
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2008, 03:41:48 pm »
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Either Pope Gregory VII or Pius XII.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2008, 03:55:28 pm »
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Bishop Spong and St Ignatius of Loyola.
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