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Discussion in 'Christian Devotions and Inspiration' started by bbyrd009, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. amadeus

    amadeus Well-Known Member

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    Becoming as a child is one thing and putting away childish ways is quite another. Too many people sitting in the pews and standing behind a pulpit continue to engage in childish ways. Or perhaps it is that they still drink milk through a nipple after their 21st birthday. They often so not even realize a need to grow up and eat meat. Are they so comfortable where they are?
     
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    As you say, sometimes while it is late, it not quite too late. Consider the workers who were only sent out to work beginning in the 11th hour. They nonetheless received the same penny at the end of the day as those who had worked all of the long day.

    A real learning aid for people is the "good" thief on the cross who received a favorable promise from Jesus just before his physical death. Then comes to mind the old saying of men, "Better late than never".
     
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    Neither have you. Not the same. kfwp

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    at least the way we define it now, ya. As far as Paul was concerned i'm pretty sure someone's doctrine could only be determined by watching them for a day or so :)
     
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    lions lie down for some and not for others i guess, ya :)
    ya, even disciples can say all kinda stuff, huh. til push comes to shove anyway
     
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    ha well regardless of their profession, i guess their confession will tell huh
     
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    ha, but i am arguing that they are both me tho
    need more @ 'not the same,' sorry; and i'm getting no meaningful return for 'kfwp,' sry again
     
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    Indeed, a man's real witness does not necessarily come from his mouth when he stands to testify among a group who believe approximately what he does, but what he does when only unbelievers [or God] are [is] looking or listening.
     
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    the diff in childish and childlike, then, ya
     
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    Both you? How stupid is that? wncp

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    Those who have not experienced the gifts tend to dismiss them, seems to be the standard human reaction.
     
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    This likely is often the case.

    How many dismissed Jesus in spite of the miracles performed and that "man never spake like this man"?
     
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    as stupid as "two men in a bed" i guess

    no relevant return for wncp sorry
     
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    ha how could God possibly love you more than me, huh
     
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    The onus isn't on God to love, because he loves us all, it is on us to have faith.
     
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    surely it can be observed that two ppl both speaking English for instance might also be speaking a different language?
     
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    Yes, indeed! When I worked for the Social Security Administration we spoke a very different language from the public we were supposed to be serving. Likely those in other fields of work or those living different life styles in spite of a common English background had their very distinct languages. When one met up with someone outside his field or life style, each person might have to slow down his speech so that the other guy would have a clue as to what he was really saying.
     
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    nice, ya, and sometimes we meet ppl we are just immediately sympatico with, right, or iow we "speak each other's language."
     
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    Abstraction and psycho-diversity

    Human economy is self-similar to the biosphere but since the biosphere is wholly integrated into planet earth, reason too should be expected to sit on a proto-reasonable mental skeleton, which in turn is self-similar to our planet. The transition between the most complicated forms of matter and the simplest forms of life is the same as the mind's transition into abstraction. This transition marked the beginning of the use of words (symbols) that represented real concepts. Abstraction (the rudiments of which are demonstrably shared with many higher animals) allowed for much greater complexity in thought and in turn literally changed people's minds. Prior to language, people as bright as we are today had the contemplative and conferential capacity of infants.

    Language only works when a sound means the same thing in separate minds.
    When proto-verbal expressions mean different things, entropy is high and nobody understands each other. When folks agree on the meaning of words, the entropy is low and folks can get along. When words are agreed on, folks can even step up and compare whole ideas, and so on. The scientific method, therefore, is not a tool to ease out some absolute Truth that Platonically exists apart from the universe, but rather a way for people to describe reality in such a way that we can all dig it, and so to raise the level of convention, and so to achieve more diversity. This same principle should be usable to explain bio-diversity.

    What does the polyglot say?...
    The World-Mind Hypothesis
     
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