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    Quote Originally Posted by rjhenn View Post
    Much of the Bible is spent demonstrating God's narcissism.
    Yep. But's lots of guys are always trying to out do him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaktajan View Post
    You missed my pointing out how (you are) controlled in every regard.

    The only input (you) bring to the workings is desires.

    What to speak of losing 1/3rd of life in sleeping.

    Yes, you have 5 senses, as do all species of life, and, all species seek the same goals "eat, sleep, mate, defend".

    Beasts see humans as strangers to approach or flee from.

    We humans exhibit faith throughout the day ---In good Faith--- we bestow upon so many others around us BUT don't consider it acts of faith, ie:

    The cop will be fair.
    The judge will be fair,
    The price will be reasonable.
    The fire brigade will save the day.
    The taxi driver wont crash.
    The Airplane pilot wont crash.
    The sandwich is devoid of ecoli.
    The doctor rids the needle of air before injecting you.
    The post office will deliver the mail.
    The credit card scanner is not spammed.
    The prostitute wont rob you at gun point nor turn out to be a cop.
    The weather if fine.
    The toilet flushes fine, and there's plenty of TP.
    Nice post, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaktajan View Post
    You missed my pointing out how (you are) controlled in every regard.

    The only input (you) bring to the workings is desires.

    What to speak of losing 1/3rd of life in sleeping.

    Yes, you have 5 senses, as do all species of life, and, all species seek the same goals "eat, sleep, mate, defend".

    Beasts see humans as strangers to approach or flee from.

    We humans exhibit faith throughout the day ---In good Faith--- we bestow upon so many others around us BUT don't consider it acts of faith, ie:

    The cop will be fair.
    The judge will be fair,
    The price will be reasonable.
    The fire brigade will save the day.
    The taxi driver wont crash.
    The Airplane pilot wont crash.
    The sandwich is devoid of ecoli.
    The doctor rids the needle of air before injecting you.
    The post office will deliver the mail.
    The credit card scanner is not spammed.
    The prostitute wont rob you at gun point nor turn out to be a cop.
    The weather if fine.
    The toilet flushes fine, and there's plenty of TP.
    Of course, none of that is actually "faith". It's all based on actual experience, not fairytales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaktajan View Post
    Yep. But's lots of guys are always trying to out do him.
    Only guys like Trump.

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    RINO is the term for that rare Republican who puts country above party.

    Right wing = lie, lie, and lie some more.


    "When I am president I'm going to be working for you. I'm not going to have time to play golf" Donald J. Trump, world class snake oil salesman and compulsive golfer August 2016

    The definition of "racist" as "anyone who is white" is itself racist.
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Powell
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjhenn View Post
    Of course, none of that is actually "faith". It's all based on actual experience, not fairytales.
    When the Captain tells the soldier to charge, the soldier charges. ---The soldier has faith.



    Even if during a life's tour they are un-aware of the ancient maxim:

    "Happy are the soldiers to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought,
    opening for them the doors of the heavenly planets." -Bg 2:32


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    Heikegani. Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan,
    with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many believed
    to be the face of an angry samurai hence the nickname Samurai Crab.

    Heikegani - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Heike

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaktajan View Post
    When the Captain tells the soldier to charge, the soldier charges. ---The soldier has faith.



    Even if during a life's tour they are un-aware of the ancient maxim:

    "Happy are the soldiers to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought,
    opening for them the doors of the heavenly planets." -Bg 2:32


    Beware the path of crabs with samurai faces














    Heikegani. Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan,
    with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many believed
    to be the face of an angry samurai hence the nickname Samurai Crab.

    Heikegani - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Heike
    Nice post, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaktajan View Post
    When the Captain tells the soldier to charge, the soldier charges. ---The soldier has faith.



    Even if during a life's tour they are un-aware of the ancient maxim:

    "Happy are the soldiers to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought,
    opening for them the doors of the heavenly planets." -Bg 2:32


    Beware the path of crabs with samurai faces














    Heikegani. Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan,
    with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many believed
    to be the face of an angry samurai hence the nickname Samurai Crab.

    Heikegani - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Heike
    Nothing but diversion.

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    RINO is the term for that rare Republican who puts country above party.

    Right wing = lie, lie, and lie some more.


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    The definition of "racist" as "anyone who is white" is itself racist.
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Powell
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaktajan View Post
    Yep. But's lots of guys are always trying to out do him.
    What some call NARCISSISM.......God calls JUSTICE and true justice can only be produced in an equal manner to everyone. The Rain falls on the just and the unjust alike....God plays no favorites, Christians are promised nothing extra in this life, they live by the same natural laws that God created (physical laws of nature..i.e., physics) as does everyone on earth. A Christians reward comes after this race called life is over.....its an eternal SABBATH for everyone that obeys the righteous laws that God has provided to live a long and healthy life while treating everyone they encounter with the same respect they themselves would expect. You live and die by the judgements you make everyday.......its in this image we are like God, as we direct our own fate by those same judgements.

    If you eat like a hog, smoke, and then find out you have a life threatening disease....is God responsible for the judgements/decisions that you have made all your life? If you build on the coast and a storm destroys your property and perhaps the life of your loved one.....is God responsible because you wanted to keep up with the Jones' and build on snobs knob? God is not responsible because you chose to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.....no more than He is responsible that some disease might overtake you because of a familiar genealogy history because someone in your family history exposed themselves to some pathogen through ignorance.

    The Son of God (God incarnate) came to earth to fulfill one mission.......to present and standby the truth as was delivered from Heaven, He did not come to earth to feed, house, cure, anyone....to stop poverty from existing, He came to earth to save our Eternal Spirit from an eternal separation away from the Father in Heaven.....as God cannot look upon sin. Its grace that saves through works. One cannot (faith) exist without the other (works)....alone they mean nothing.....together they have the capacity to change lives for the better.


    Jesus directly said, "The poor among you, You will have forever." --John 12:8 No amount of legislation by man can stop people from being poor. Poverty exists because some people choose to be poor....some are poor due to accident or disease. Yet the left attempts to stop poverty as a political statement.....they take away the rights of the many in an attempt to produce a utopia that is impossible to find. And that is not freedom or liberty.......that is totalitarian despotism. Socialism and Liberty mix like oil and water. If you steal through over taxation its no different that holding someone at gun point. God says 10% enough, if 10% is good enough for God it should satisfy any liberal.........but they are always standing with their hat in their hands saying, More Soup Please......after some 22 trillion spent of the taxpayers money.......poverty still exists with side effects from generational welfare........fatherless families, generational crimes because the Family has all but been eliminated......there is no one to teach the majority of the Children....expect the Government, we all see how that ends........riots, murders, lies, deceit, sexual perversion...etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph View Post
    What some call NARCISSISM.......God calls JUSTICE and true justice can only be produced in an equal manner to everyone. The Rain falls on the just and the unjust alike....God plays no favorites, Christians are promised nothing extra in this life, they live by the same natural laws that God created (physical laws of nature..i.e., physics) as does everyone on earth. A Christians reward comes after this race called life is over.....its an eternal SABBATH for everyone that obeys the righteous laws that God has provided to live a long and healthy life while treating everyone they encounter with the same respect they themselves would expect. You live and die by the judgements you make everyday.......its in this image we are like God, as we direct our own fate by those same judgements.

    If you eat like a hog, smoke, and then find out you have a life threatening disease....is God responsible for the judgements/decisions that you have made all your life? If you build on the coast and a storm destroys your property and perhaps the life of your loved one.....is God responsible because you wanted to keep up with the Jones' and build on snobs knob? God is not responsible because you chose to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.....no more than He is responsible that some disease might overtake you because of a familiar genealogy history because someone in your family history exposed themselves to some pathogen through ignorance.

    The Son of God (God incarnate) came to earth to fulfill one mission.......to present and standby the truth as was delivered from Heaven, He did not come to earth to feed, house, cure, anyone....to stop poverty from existing, He came to earth to save our Eternal Spirit from an eternal separation away from the Father in Heaven.....as God cannot look upon sin. Its grace that saves through works. One cannot (faith) exist without the other (works)....alone they mean nothing.....together they have the capacity to change lives for the better.


    Jesus directly said, "The poor among you, You will have forever." --John 12:8 No amount of legislation by man can stop people from being poor. Poverty exists because some people choose to be poor....some are poor due to accident or disease. Yet the left attempts to stop poverty as a political statement.....they take away the rights of the many in an attempt to produce a utopia that is impossible to find. And that is not freedom or liberty.......that is totalitarian despotism. Socialism and Liberty mix like oil and water. If you steal through over taxation its no different that holding someone at gun point. God says 10% enough, if 10% is good enough for God it should satisfy any liberal.........but they are always standing with their hat in their hands saying, More Soup Please......after some 22 trillion spent of the taxpayers money.......poverty still exists with side effects from generational welfare........fatherless families, generational crimes because the Family has all but been eliminated......there is no one to teach the majority of the Children....expect the Government, we all see how that ends........riots, murders, lies, deceit, sexual perversion...etc.
    Fantastic post, Ralph. Thank you.

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