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Postby x9200 » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 8:10 am

On the same subject: Can God create a rock he cannot lift?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnipotence_paradox

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:15 pm

God must love stupid people... he made soooo many of them.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:17 pm

Best way to remain supreme, innit?

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 1:40 pm

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Mathew 5.3.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 2:24 pm

x9200 wrote:“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Mathew 5.3.



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Postby JR8 » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 7:21 pm

x9200 wrote:On the same subject: Can God create a rock he cannot lift?
and more
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnipotence_paradox


That was an interesting detour; seems like a philosophical conundrum with some history. The above entry even quotes versions that featured in modern popular culture -

'In an episode of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson asks Ned Flanders, "Could Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that He Himself could not eat it?" In one strip of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a child is seen asking a priest "Could God make an argument so circular that even He couldn't believe it?" ...
In the book Bart Simpson's Guide to Life this question is phrased as, "If God can do anything, could he create a hot dog so big that even he couldn't eat it?"


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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:04 pm

x9200 wrote:“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Mathew 5.3.


The "in spirit" is not in the original texts. It was literally about the poor.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 24 Apr 2016 8:15 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
x9200 wrote:“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Mathew 5.3.


The "in spirit" is not in the original texts. It was literally about the poor.

Are you sure? You have another one in the Luke's Gospel (6:20, Blessed be ye poor) but in the Mathew's there is the addition.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 3:31 pm

From today's Telegraph [UK]. Hence 'Welcome to the Hotel Euro-fornia'... and this is why Greece is currently being smashed by Germany, for having 'illicit thoughts' of leaving. Greece is being ruined for the benefit of Germany.
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"Following the UK decision to exit, there could be doubts about the future of the single market, and more broadly, of the EU."
'The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development discusses the impact of a British exit from the European Union.'
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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 8:56 pm

x9200 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
x9200 wrote:“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Mathew 5.3.


The "in spirit" is not in the original texts. It was literally about the poor.

Are you sure? You have another one in the Luke's Gospel (6:20, Blessed be ye poor) but in the Mathew's there is the addition.


The followers of Jesus, like him, were illiterate Jewish people who spoke Aramaic. The writings in what is called “The New Testament” were written decades after his death by literate Greek speaking people. The first, Mark, was written to a Gentile audience and contains the phrase, “Blessed are the poor.” Matthew, written later, was written to a Jewish audience who believed that blessing, including wealth, were a sign of God’s blessing. So, Matthew - or whoever wrote it - added “poor in spirit.” To make it more palatable. The scholars all agree that wasn’t what Jesus said.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 07 May 2016 10:58 pm

This is from a political sketch/spoof in the UKs Daily Telegraph today, written as if Donald Trump were saying it...
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'I have a very high IQ. They tested me, and they said it’s a very big number, very close to 100.'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016 ... mps-guide/


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Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 08 May 2016 2:19 am

It gets gruesome, the need to bash and belittle people we don't agree with. Be it Trump, Bush, USA etc....... . I mean, if people want intelligent govt, they themselves need to act and think intelligently. Rather than going for the easiest target.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 08 May 2016 2:27 am

It is parody, playing to a readership who know that plain and simple.... hence I think one can laugh. If anything it insults the unspoken parodied Trump opponents who might believe such a thing :)

'The people', or at least the Dems don't want intelligent government, all they ever seek is closed-[union/]shop guaranteed self-interest.
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Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 08 May 2016 3:02 am

LOL, I will laugh with them then. All across the board, most are like that want lah. It cuts across nations and party line. And it eventually ends up in some kind of closed self-interest situation. To not see that, is to not see reality.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 10 May 2016 10:51 pm

“No warning can save people determined to grow suddenly rich” – Lord Overstone
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