Raphie Frank :: business artivist

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100 Metropolitan Ave. #6
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  1. Hello there,

    Im currently making a documentary film about art beyond sight and found your article concerning Ralph Baker which I greatly enjoyed. He sounds like a really interesting photographer and as a Williamsburg dweller my self Id love to meet him or email him just to find out a bit more and see if he’s possibly be up for being on film. Im living in Williamsburg my self and it would be great to meet, do have his email or phone number? If so that would be great.

    Thanks

    Daniel Tapper d_tapper02@hotmail.com

    Comment by Daniel Tapper | August 23, 2007 | Reply

  2. Who’s the new maitre’d at Planet Tai?

    I think I might be in love with her.

    Comment by Nick Z. | May 17, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hey enjoyed your writings and felt that something I came across today sort of relates and yeah I am 1/4 native american – and I think maybe it is pointless to post stuff written back in the 1800’s but looks like much history seems to be coming back again so why not….. Keep posting.. I will keep reading.

    The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity. They forget, perhaps, that his religion forbade the accumulation of wealth and the enjoyment of luxury.

    There was undoubtedly much in primitive Christianity to appeal to this man, and Jesus’ hard sayings to the rich and about the rich would have been entirely comprehensible to him. Yet the religion that is preached in our churches and practiced by our congregations, with its element of display and self-aggrandizement, its active proselytism, and its open contempt of all religions but its own, was for a long time extremely repellent. To his simple mind, the professionalism of the pulpit, the paid exhorter, the moneyed church, was an unspiritual and unedifying, and it was not until his spirit was broken and his moral and physical constitution undermined by trade, conquest, and strong drink, that Christian missionaries obtained any real hold upon him. Strange as it may seem, it is true that the proud pagan in his secret soul despised the good men who came to convert and to enlighten him!

    More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material. They bought and sold everything, labor, personal independence, the love of woman, and even the ministrations of their holy faith! The lust for money, power, and conquest so characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon race did not escape moral condemnation at the hands of his untutored judge, nor did he fail to contrast this conspicuous trait of the dominant race with the spirit of the meek and lowly Jesus.

    It is my personal belief, after thirty-five years’ experience of it, that there is no such thing as “Christian Civilization.” I believe that Christianity and modern civilization are opposed and irreconcilable, and that the spirit of Christianity and of our ancient religion is essentially the same.

    Comment by Chris | June 30, 2009 | Reply

  4. There is nothing like a despicable kapo. Yes,look in the mirror, piece of shit.

    Comment by Amir Yavni | June 30, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi Raphie,

    Great article on user-centric website design. Do you have any favorite websites that you can refer me to that incorporate the principles of user-centric design?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jeff

    Comment by Jeff | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. Time can’t hurt us.

    Comment by diamond | February 25, 2012 | Reply


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