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James Quinn is a senior director of strategic planning for a major university. James has held financial positions with a retailer, homebuilder and university in his 25-year career. Those positions included treasurer, controller, and head of strategic planning. He is married with three boys and... More
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  • THE BURNING PLATFORM IS ALIVE 17 comments
    Mar 17, 2010 10:04 AM

    After a week out of service www.TheBurningPlatform.com is back. We've changed the look, inserted a new brain, and pulled the switch. Stop by for a fresh rant, a dose of reality, and spirited debate about the issues of the day.










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  • John Lounsbury
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    Jim - - -

     

    Been there and registered already.
    17 Mar 2010, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » Hi John

     

    I have to figure out how you can post your articles on my site. I think I may have to set up a Think Tank Section like Barry Ritholtz has on his site.
    17 Mar 2010, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Me, too. Congrats, Jim!
    17 Mar 2010, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » Thanks. I look forward to you and the renegades spicing things up on the site.
    17 Mar 2010, 11:55 AM Reply Like
  • Loverboy
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    OK, you weren' pulling my leg James! you told me last week to check out your site and it would not come up... kinda left me wondering. Now that it is up and I see you Bashing the Catholic Church - I wish now I had not seen you do that.

     

    As a Catholic, you will not be seeing me follow your articles any longer. A belief in the One True Church is that none of us know the state of ones soul and for you to say you hope the Bishops and Priest burn in hell for anything... I pray God has mercy on you! As a Catholic Christian, I would not wish hell on anyone - I would however Pray that God helps them to see the Truth and make amends for their Wrongs.

     

    I will Pray that you find some balance in your "rants".
    18 Mar 2010, 03:46 PM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » You support bishops and cardinals that knowingly transferred boy fucking priests from parish to parish? You see no problem with that? Open your eyes sir. I deal with reality. You can live in your non-questioning coccoon.
    18 Mar 2010, 09:25 PM Reply Like
  • Loverboy
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    Did I say I see no problem with that? I will look at what i wrote right now and verify...

     

    "OK, you weren' pulling my leg James! you told me last week to check out your site and it would not come up... kinda left me wondering. Now that it is up and I see you Bashing the Catholic Church - I wish now I had not seen you do that.

     

    As a Catholic, you will not be seeing me follow your articles any longer. A belief in the One True Church is that none of us know the state of ones soul and for you to say you hope the Bishops and Priest burn in hell for anything... I pray God has mercy on you! As a Catholic Christian, I would not wish hell on anyone - I would however Pray that God helps them to see the Truth and make amends for their Wrongs.

     

    I will Pray that you find some balance in your "rants". "

     

    Hmmm, no sign of saying I see no problem with Bishops and Cardinals moving petifile priest from parish to parish - I only noted that your judgement of hoping they burn in hell is not something i choose to follow. You put yourself out there as someone who can help others - how are you going to help anyone if you are so out of balance yourself? In your theory of the burning platform, seems you figure you will get people to boil down what they are really about when shit hits the fan. You have made some major assumptions about me with me saying a very minimal amount - this shows me you are on edge. i could be wrong about you, but as a Catholic, which comes before i consider who I would listen to in business, i am wholly offended that you, as a protestant, have no balance when it comes to the church i go to.

     

    You may get more support to leave religion alone, I don't know. I have only expressed a sincere desire to see you gain balance, only to get attacked. why i am even spending time writing anything right now, God only knows. One thing I know is that the Catholics I know are a lot more tolerant of protestants than the other way around.

     

    In summary - you are placing yourself in the public eye as one who can help others see what is really going on; All I am suggesting is that you have offended me - if you don't care, well then so be it. if you do, i have offered some things for you to consider in bringing balance to your effort to help us in society. A few well thought out, sincere words would go along way to reach a lot more people.

     

    take it or leave it, i do not really care - I have plenty of sources of Truth.

     

    And, i will apologize for being abrasive with telling you I will not follow you - your reply will determine what i do, in all honesty.
    19 Mar 2010, 12:48 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » Look who is assuming. I'm a Catholic. Didn't you read my post. A pedophile priest was at my parish while I was in school. He now resides one block from where my father resides in a Catholic nursing home. My kids go to Catholic school. Don't lecture me sir.
    19 Mar 2010, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • Loverboy
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    "The Cardinals & Bishops who did this should burn in hell for these sins

     

    I believe in God. I do not believe much of what the Catholic Church preaches today."

     

    In re-reading your post, it is now apparant to me that these quotes where from the Times article. I cannot find where you say you are Catholic, did you write the article below the picture? it is hard to tell. Was not trying to lecture - just seein what your about, and it is obvious i have offended you. My sincere apology.

     

    Seems that since we are both Catholic, we are on the same side - but it was in no way obvious by looking at your website that you in any way you are Catholic, in fact you have set the stage there with that post for really unbalanced things to be said about the Church you say you go to - I am not in any way trying to lecture, just understand you. I try and be careful what and who I listen to - I guess i put you on the burning platform without meaning to.

     

    Ulitimately you are completely right in who the hell am i to tell you anything. I will keep my opinions of you to myself from here on out. I am definetly biting my tongue right now in fact.
    19 Mar 2010, 09:36 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » Essentially, I'm about seeking the truth. I question everything and everybody. Just because I'm Catholic doesn't mean I shouldn't question the actions of MEN who run the institution. Based on the facts I have observed, the MEN at the top of the Catholic Church have covered up these criminal acts for decades. This is a greivous sin in my eyes. I'll let God be there ultimate judge.
    19 Mar 2010, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • breezer1
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    Jim, i feel your anger. Celibacy in the catholic church was imposed in order to prevent a priest from having to provide an inheritance for a surviving family. That is money. Happened around the 11th century i believe. Maybe it's time for priests to be allowed to marry. As long as the church refuses to seriously consider the option then they will continue to be a magnet for child abusers and other mentally impaired loners. The vatican should be made to pay then it will stop.
    Lets not forget the vatican's role in providing safe haven for both the accused and the money that was channeled out of the local churches when criminal investigations looked certain.
    21 Mar 2010, 06:41 PM Reply Like
  • kjm
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    breezer1: I didn't know that about the history of celibacy in the church. Do you know by any chance where the priests' money goes after they die? I'm just curious, does it have to go back to the church or can they leave it to family/siblings?
    22 Mar 2010, 08:07 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » It all goes to the church.
    22 Mar 2010, 09:14 AM Reply Like
  • breezer1
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    KJM, jim is correct i believe. Priests, nuns, brothers and others who are members of the church are seen as employees who have taken a vow of poverty. In the old days a priest bought his position, or it was bought for him or her with a donation of land or money by the family.
    Today they get social security and other government entitlements but it goes into the church's accounts, i believe. The church also has retirement homes all over the sun belt globally for retired employees.
    Because of the numerous claims against the church for sexual abuse many of the dioceses have transfered assets to rome. One of the most blatant cases is in australia though not the only one . Excuse me i'm wandering.
    Because of dual nationality many suspected priests have taken up permanent residence at vatican city. This has proven to be a public relations problem for the church and in the worst cases they have relented and allowed extradition.
    I also understand that in the more well known areas of rome where prostitution is the largest after dark activity that there are a lot of young priests hanging out.
    Gotta go now and have a drink.
    23 Mar 2010, 09:20 AM Reply Like
  • breezer1
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    www.globalresearch.ca/...
    I couldn't have said it any better myself.
    2 Apr 2010, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • Thinker-TBP
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    Hi, all. Thinker here.

     

    I've established a temporary site where people can meet and talk about the TBP take-down. As soon as Jim gets the site back up, we'll find out about it and head back there. Here's the temp site: http://bit.ly/1lSHEfq
    5 May 2014, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • Thinker-TBP
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    In case anyone is looking to gather during TBP's current hiatus, a temporary site has been set up at http://bit.ly/1lSHEfq. As soon as Jim works out the server problems, we'll head back to the normal site.

     

    Thinker
    5 May 2014, 05:00 PM Reply Like
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