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In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2012 20:16:34 BDT
Spin says:
Light: Just a Jesus did not have a "personal cross", so the individual today does not suffer unique problems. The phrase "we all have our cross to bear" is nonsense. As if everyones problems and concerns were unique to them alone. Associating ones personal burdens, burdens shared by many, with one man carrying a piece of wood to his death is the eptome of fantasy i.e; intellectual denial of reality

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2012 03:39:11 BDT
light says:
Spin,

Yes it was a Roman punishment, but it was Jesus' personal cross, like we all have our own cross, but more in the metaphorical sense. The proper translation for the 2 men who were crucified next to Jesus is rebel or revolutionary, which would make sense that the rebels/zealots against Rome would be crucified.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 18:11:54 BDT
Spin says:
Light: "His" cross? I thought crucifixion was a Roman punishment and that not only Jesus, but two very argumentative thieves were crucified that day as well...=)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 18:06:16 BDT
light says:
People in their apprenticeship years need to be guided and carried for a while until they are ready to venture out on their own.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 17:56:47 BDT
light says:
Jesus beared and bared his cross.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 07:59:21 BDT
In other words, teach a man to fish and he can carry himself. Thanks for making my point.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 03:04:58 BDT
light says:
Galatians 6:2, "Carry eachother's burdens, and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ."

What is the law of Christ a person might ask, it is love, his law his love! Giving, caring, sharing, compassion, sympathy, empathy, helping.......

People do not have to be religious to be loving. A loving person will help someone else carry their burden, this does not mean to enable someone to be lazy.

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 02:56:04 BDT
light says:
Footprints in the sand happens to be a beautiful story and it means a lot to many people.

People do not have to be a delusional American idiot, who grew up watching Disney, to enjoy it.

Words of encouragment do not have to take the form of history or autobiographies to help someone.

I feel something fairy coming over me:

Ecclesiastes 4:10, "If one falls down his friend can help him up but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up."

4:12, "Though one my be overpowered, two can defend themeselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 02:44:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2012 03:12:47 BDT
light says:
Hi DB,

I'm with you, I love the way books smell too, especially really old ones.

In many instances, inspirational poetic writings have a way of touching a person deeper than any other type of literature, it's good for the soul.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 02:34:06 BDT
light says:
1 and 2 Samuel already exists.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 02:32:07 BDT
light says:
But people grow stronger by bearing weight, even if that means carrying other people who are not capable of bearing their own weight.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 02:23:41 BDT
light says:
Pendragon,

Sorry, homey tries not to play like dat!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 00:26:24 BDT
DB says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 19:49:56 BDT
Yeah. Kinda the point...

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 19:13:33 BDT
Sombrio says:
Tom,

Don't worry. It's OK. I realise that you cannot chase a fallacy from inside a Sherman tank.

Happy clanking !

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 19:10:20 BDT
Sombrio says:
Sam,

Becoming a martyr is the last thing all martyrs do.

Posted on 5 May 2012 19:07:15 BDT
Tom M says:
Sombrio

A few months ago I tried to engage you in exchanges. As I offended your dogmatic incoherence you quickly fell into the exact same ad hominem stuff you're doing now.

You are right. I have virtually no interest at all in engaging you. Is there some cosmic law dicating that I waste my time chasing fallacies?

Cheers

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 18:30:43 BDT
Becoming a martyr is the last thing I want to do.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 18:16:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 May 2012 08:27:00 BDT
Sombrio says:
Tom M,

Your posts at least always evoke a response from me. (I guess it's the positive side of behaving outrageously and discarding normal rules of social etiquette).

This one of yours is no exception. It has an extremely high curiosity value for me,.. because to all appearances it is written in English that seems perfectly correct grammatically. And yet, after the first reading,...and then the second re-reading,.... somehow it just doesn't make a shred of sense.

How on earth do you do it ? Watching it is like watching a master magician's trick,... putting a woman in a box and piercing it with two dozen spears, followed by dropping a half ton weight on her,... and then miraculously, the door opens up, and she walks out intact !!

You write five paragraphs of eloquent, seemingly coherent English,... you clicked the "Post" button,.. and NOTHING came out !!

This poor country yokel is left scratching his head with a look of befuddlement across my face.

I think and I think, trying to figure out how you do it, when,.... Eureka !! It comes to me in a flash !

This isn't a conversation at all ! It just "looks" like one. What's missing, however, is that you never listen or respond to,... or make any attemp to absorb so much as one iota of what the other person says. Like I said before,... you've never left your Shermman tank. You're just happily sitting in there with your head phones turned up high, listening to the ecstacies of your own well-loved and old familiar opinions.

Do carry on, (though I think I've rumbled you now)

Great trick ! You truly are a master !!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 18:01:41 BDT
Sombrio says:
Sam,

You're absolutely right. If you keep at it at this rate, you could have a Gospel named after you by the time you're 40.

(Maybe even a martyrdom,.... if you're really lucky !!)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 17:49:29 BDT
Tom M says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 17:16:16 BDT
Religions have had thousands of years to practice making up trite, pointless 'morality stories'. Don't think mine was too bad for a first attempt.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 16:43:49 BDT
Sombrio says:
Sam,

A catchy reply that sounds like it might contain wisdom.

But on digging around a bit, it seems to me that it only has a resemblance to validity in a few of our currently rich Western countries which happen to have a social welfare system.

Try not thinking for yourself in most of the world, and you' won't end up as a burden to anybody. You'll just fairly quickly end up as compost, (and thus, a benefit to the world).

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 16:26:56 BDT
Those who think for themselves, carry themselves. Those who don't are carried and are a burden to all.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 15:11:33 BDT
Spin says:
Light: but thats my point; the final cup of coffee is the end result of a long and complex process. as is life. No thing is instantly created from nothingness. This fact not only refutes creationism, but also the Big Bang theory.
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