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Their so-called extremist beliefs are nowhere near as solidified as those of the unwavering true believer and take second place to their emotional needs.
But he's now a true believer in Courageous Leadership.
In an e-mail to supporters, Murray lauded DeLay's work, saying that there is a "big difference between a true believer and a congressman who 'votes right.
He begins the collection explaining how he became a true believer in the movie The Searchers, primarily because he didn't "get it," but felt the need to explain and defend it.
Written by a true believer in Mass as a holy ceremony fulfilling Jesus' command to repeat His actions and words until He comes, and warmly illustrated in full color with gentle, sunshine-touched artwork, The Weight of a Mass embodies the wonder of Christian celebration and is highly recommended.
But Bush is a true believer, Hersh says, and as a result, the body bags will keep coming.
A true believer with a impressive track record as the head of the Toronto film festival (where he launched Perspective Canada), first CEO of the Ontario Film Development Corporation (where he launched the Toronto new wave) and more recently the head of the Canadian Film Centre (which he turned into a hothouse for low--budget filmmaking), Clarkson is on the record as saying that the way to develop a viable industry is not by luring Hollywood producers to turn Canada in their backlot.
A true believer in the merits of space exploration, Bianca has a special interest in the Red Planet.
Any man who travels the world first class and makes his wife follow him in budget is a true believer in the rights of man.
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer (New York, 1951); For a direct response to this argument from a new left perspective, see Paul Brienes, "Would You Believe .
A true believer in individual initiative and personal responsibility, the freshman Republican supports most of the GOP Contract With America.
Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 and his first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and reviewers.