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I'll relate the discussion on atheism as I see it with Patrick Jane. As a fictional character, he is a product of the Hollywood mindset. I've noticed over the last few years that in almost any show, the charismatic character, the one we are meant to admire and wish our friend or lover or wish to be like, is athiest, scoffs at God and ridicules any expression of religious faith. In this way an important Hollywood meme is spread, especially to the young or young adult viewer. To be cool, one must join in the disbelief and ridicule.

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@km re: twitter feed. thank you! i feel like a drug addict who just got a taste. good scene with bertram -- one of my favorite sparring partners for patrick. they're talking about judge manchester. looks great!!! not just adorable patrick. scary, brilliant, controlling patrick. have high hopes for sunday.

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ROFLMAO @huisclothes! Smiley face scout badge -- can't you just see it. Love it!

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@entwife re: rebecca and the smiley face. maybe the smiley face is only reserved for the man himself. no matter what, it made better tv to have patrick being the one to deduce it was a red john case bit by bit. i always assumed red john killed marlon hicks in the doctor's office. perhaps only those who can slash people with the right technique get to sign with the smiley face. so it could be only red john and those who've earned the smiley face scout badge.

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@km thanks for the article on cbs sticking with the ones that brought them. from your mouth to a colloquial god's ear. simon mentioned les moonves and nina tassler in his speech. nina was at the ceremony so that's good. but if she has to fire bruno and simon in a month or two -- that's why she makes the big bucks. supposedly les moonves' wife was so smitten with simon when she saw him years ago, she became a real booster. she knew the women would love him. think they made a mistake putting him in the guardian. to take an actor who can convey that much sunniness and positivism and then have him play a guy who cracked a smile maybe twice a season. ok show but too dark. simon said he got depressed because the guy was such heavy going. i remember when bruno wanted simon for the role, cbs said he could have anyone but simon. did they think he was box office poison because of smith?

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They released the date that the networks will make their announcements. Here is CBS:

May 15, 2013 CBS New York Afternoon

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Gives me hope, @KM!

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Watching His Red Right Hand. Rebecca is obviously a minion. Made me think of the theory posited here that there are many Red Johns. But she does not make the smiley face in the office. Is that reserved for the real RJ under the many RJs theory?

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@ Mimi and @ Huisclothes,
And the bread! Why?
Simon's speech was lovely! Definitely an 'onya'*moment for him.
Was it in Cosmo that he said the most fearless thing he did was having his daughter because they both were kids with no jobs?

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@rationalgirl,
I was not saying that RJ or Visualize were following the 18th century version. If I implied that, then I regret my poor word choice. My point was that enlightenment does not always equal spiritual bliss. We humans can lie to ourselves very well. If huisclothes is correct when saying RJ believes himself some kind of aristocrat, then that is his truth. And it is the truth he wishes to impart to his followers. They in turn have or trust that it is true. And, I agree it would be helpful to know how both RJ and Visualize define harming and helping.




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