“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#465568 Oct 29, 2012
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, I dont see what other explanation there could be?Nothing is ever my fault and if you say the same is true with you then clearly someone else must have dropped the ball. I will stick to that story all day long! LOL (wink)
Serah called me Big Ears... U2!

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#465569 Oct 29, 2012
Then Jesus asked,What is the kingdom of God like.
What shall I compare it to.It is like a mustard seed which a man took and planted in his garden.It grew and became a tree and the bird of the air perched in it branches.Again he asked,What shall I compare kingdon of God to.It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.

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#465570 Oct 29, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>I understand. I've made 'horrible choices' myself. I've probably wasted about four thousand dollars in the last five years buying stuff I could have done without. Might not seem like much,but I'm usually very serious about watching how every dollar is spent. But sometimes Satan catches me 'slippin''.
I hear ya. It is sick the money I wasted. And that doesnt even take into account college where the money I burned partying, on tuition, on loans, etc for a degree I cant use in my field and that nobody has ever asked me for proof of anyway. Sigh..they were valuable lessons I guess.(T) PEACE

Since: Mar 09

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#465573 Oct 29, 2012
Peace_Warrior wrote:
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Serah called me Big Ears... U2!
Haha...I figured I'd put the (wink) in just to make double sure it was obvious I was joking! Love ya sis:)

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#465575 Oct 29, 2012
Red Apples wrote:
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Topix didn't mess around when the removed him and his posts. If you go back a few pages where one of his posts still exists and click on his name you will see that they didn't waste anytime completely removing his ID. That's twice they did it. First it was JohnJaws and now WetJaws.
But like you said I wonder how long it will be before he shows back up with a new Topix ID. Or perhaps he'll try to pull his garbage as a grey boxer like little shrinky.
It really doesn't matter though.eports and is quickly removing the posts that have violated the terms of service.
If you read his last few posts one might almost get the impression he valued some people in here and they didnt take a back seat every single time to his 2 year obsessive vendetta. He made his bed about 1000 times over. Maybe he will learn something from it finally as he wouldnt listen to anyone else. Or maybe not. Guess time will tell.

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#465576 Oct 29, 2012
Jesus went out as usual to Mount of Olives and his disciples followed him.On reaching the place he said to them.Pray that you will not fall into temptation.He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them,knelt down and prayed,Father if you are willing take this cup from me,yet not my will but yours be done.
An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.And being in anguish he prayed more earenestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples he found them asleep exhausted from sorrow.
Why are you sleeping he asked them.Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.

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#465577 Oct 29, 2012
Jesus said to his disciples things that cause people to sin are bound to come,but woe to that person through whom they come.It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of theses little ones to sin.So watch yourselves.
If your brother sin,rebuke him,and if he repents,forgive him.If he sins against you seven times in a day and seven times comes back to you and says I repent forgive him.
The apolstles said to the Lord Increase our faith.
He replied If you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mullberry tree,Be uprooted and planted in the sea and it will obey you.Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep.Would he say to the servant when he come in from the field.Com e along now and sit down to eat.Would he not rather say Prepare my supper,get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink after thay you may eat and drink.Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do.So you also when you have done everything you were told to should say ,We are unworthy servants we have only done our duty.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

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#465578 Oct 29, 2012
lil whispers wrote:
Then Jesus asked,What is the kingdom of God like.
What shall I compare it to.It is like a mustard seed which a man took and planted in his garden.It grew and became a tree and the bird of the air perched in it branches.Again he asked,What shall I compare kingdon of God to.It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.
There is another aspect to the analogy of the mustard seed.

I started to write about it but decided against it.

If you are interested...

http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_M...

My opinion...seeds once planted need to be nurtured...gardens need to be tended. If not a prolific plant such as the mustard seed will grow out of control.

My intent is not to offend but to only take a look at the other side of this analogy.

“Jesus is coming soon”

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#465579 Oct 29, 2012
Goodnight all, God Bless.

Since: Oct 12

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#465580 Oct 29, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
There is another aspect to the analogy of the mustard seed.
I started to write about it but decided against it.
If you are interested...
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_M...
My opinion...seeds once planted need to be nurtured...gardens need to be tended. If not a prolific plant such as the mustard seed will grow out of control.
My intent is not to offend but to only take a look at the other side of this analogy.
Hi Annie;

No offended at all.Matter fact find it quite interesting.Let you in on a secret lol tis no secret but the mustard seed also is used in medicial treatment by some people.Hey it has got some good benefits.It can also be used for a beauty treatment too.

Want to ask are you in the east in this whooper storm.Crews left New Mexico with a convey of Electicians headed east today to help and they will be gone a month.Also search and recue are on there way from out here to the east some are doctors,firefighter.other professional ect.They are driving thru and will take them nineteen hours to get there.
Have a good evening.

Since: Mar 09

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#465581 Oct 29, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>My intent is not to offend but to only take a look at the other side of this analogy.
For me personally I thought while interesting it kind of illustrated what being over-analytical can do as far as losing perhaps a much simpler message. I am guilty of doing this myself so I found it interesting how easily one can support something to themselves. If someone wanted it to be negative it is logical enough to say why use a weed or mold or use an example where too much is a bad thing. For me it simply means something great can come from the humblest of beginnings. And dont get me wrong I have no problem w ur conclusion as the kingdom is within us and faith if not cultivated and watched and properly nurished will not yeild a positive result. Perhaps even one could argue it is how fanatics become fanatics. Although imo anyway, even w/o someone like HC taking parabolic liberties, this shows how easy we can lose the forrest before the trees. Got me thinking..thx:)

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#465583 Oct 29, 2012
lil whispers wrote:
Then Jesus asked,What is the kingdom of God like.
What shall I compare it to.It is like a mustard seed which a man took and planted in his garden.It grew and became a tree and the bird of the air perched in it branches.Again he asked,What shall I compare kingdon of God to.It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.
"The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like." He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky."

Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the Father is like a man who had [good] seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds; he said to them,'I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them.' For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be pulled up and burned." Gospel of Thomas

Jesus said, "The kingdom of the Father is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl. That merchant was shrewd. He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for himself. You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys." Gospel of Thomas

Jesus [said], "The Kingdom of the Father is like a certain woman. She took a little leaven,[concealed] it in some dough, and made it into large loaves. Let him who has ears hear."

Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the [Father] is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking [on] a road, still some distance from home, the handle of the jar broke and the meal emptied out behind her on the road. She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident. When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty."

Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the Father is like a certain man who wanted to kill a powerful man. In his own house he drew his sword and stuck it into the wall in order to find out whether his hand could carry through. Then he slew the powerful man."

Gospel of Thomas

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#465584 Oct 29, 2012
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>For me personally I thought while interesting it kind of illustrated what being over-analytical can do as far as losing perhaps a much simpler message. I am guilty of doing this myself so I found it interesting how easily one can support something to themselves. If someone wanted it to be negative it is logical enough to say why use a weed or mold or use an example where too much is a bad thing. For me it simply means something great can come from the humblest of beginnings. And dont get me wrong I have no problem w ur conclusion as the kingdom is within us and faith if not cultivated and watched and properly nurished will not yeild a positive result. Perhaps even one could argue it is how fanatics become fanatics. Although imo anyway, even w/o someone like HC taking parabolic liberties, this shows how easy we can lose the forrest before the trees. Got me thinking..thx:)
LOL Well...by now you should have figured out...I like to think...didn't want to be the only one! Believe it or not...I posed some questions on WINLAC to one of the Christians (?). They told me that I thought too much!

I think being one of the outsiders to this little group gives me an advantage of being able to observe the seeds that are planted here...if they are carefully sown...or just thrown down. Interesting at times to watch if one tends their garden or just lets it grow wild out of control.

I actually find what some people consider a simple analogy much deeper than some might be comfortable with. What do expect from me though...I am that person that can find lessons in a mud puddle! LOL

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#465585 Oct 29, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
There is another aspect to the analogy of the mustard seed.
I started to write about it but decided against it.
If you are interested...
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_M...
My opinion...seeds once planted need to be nurtured...gardens need to be tended. If not a prolific plant such as the mustard seed will grow out of control.
My intent is not to offend but to only take a look at the other side of this analogy.
Correct Annie. The mustard plant was considered a weed and a nuisance plant. It quickly overtakes land turning pasture into a wilderness.

Since: Mar 09

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#465586 Oct 29, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
There is another aspecton...seeds once planted need to be nurtured...gardens need to be tended. If not a prolific plant such as the mustard seed will grow out of control.
My intent is not to offend but to only take a look at the other side of this analogy.
Mustard seed has 11 letters in it. I saw a bluejay yesterday. Have a nice night..........remember when we used to laugh about putting all this time into a question and getting nothing back? I was thinking about that for some reason. Well I guess its better than a kick in the face LOL. I have always found it interesting the time people will put into misusing the Bible (ie to hide an insult or bash someone over the head with) but wont spend any time talking about what they claim to love and follow. Suddenly its like pulling teeth. Well now ur post made me think twice and got two responses. Even if u dont like them its gotta be better than a kick in the teeth LOL..(T) Peace

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#465587 Oct 29, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL Well...by now you should have figured out...I like to think...didn't want to be the only one! Believe it or not...I posed some questions on WINLAC to one of the Christians (?). They told me that I thought too much!
I think being one of the outsiders to this little group gives me an advantage of being able to observe the seeds that are planted here...if they are carefully sown...or just thrown down. Interesting at times to watch if one tends their garden or just lets it grow wild out of control.
I actually find what some people consider a simple analogy much deeper than some might be comfortable with. What do expect from me though...I am that person that can find lessons in a mud puddle! LOL
According to the Gospels, Jesus taught in parables to the crowds but divulged much deeper teachings to the closest disciples. There are at least two levels of his teachings. Pay attention to what he says to whom.

"And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." Natthew 13:10-13

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#465588 Oct 29, 2012
lil whispers wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Annie;
No offended at all.Matter fact find it quite interesting.Let you in on a secret lol tis no secret but the mustard seed also is used in medicial treatment by some people.Hey it has got some good benefits.It can also be used for a beauty treatment too.
Want to ask are you in the east in this whooper storm.Crews left New Mexico with a convey of Electicians headed east today to help and they will be gone a month.Also search and recue are on there way from out here to the east some are doctors,firefighter.other professional ect.They are driving thru and will take them nineteen hours to get there.
Have a good evening.
No...I left DC about a month ago...swapped one Washington for another!

They are getting hit fairly hard right now. There are a lot of old trees in the city and every time the wind blows they lose a lot of them...bringing power lines down with them. A few months ago after a storm some were without power for a couple of weeks.

New York is flooding right now with water beginning to flood the subways...they will have a disaster on their hands.

My thoughts are with those that do not have homes tonight to stay out of harms way. The east coast has so many bigger cities and with that many homeless. They just don't have enough shelters.

Since: Mar 09

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#465589 Oct 29, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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LOL Well...by now you should have figured out...I like to think...C to one of ple analogy much deeper than some might be comforta. What do expect from me though...I am that person that can find lessons in a mud puddle! LOL
LOL...HEY I hear ya..I am really analytical..to the point where Im normally the one being told Im complcating things unneccesarily! But I will say two things. 1) There often is more than just the surface perception and it is important to look deeper and 2) It is valuable to have different sets of eyes looking at things. Not only for a different perspective but if I am taught the meaning of a parable I am prob gonna assume I know it correctly and might not ever go back to look. So having someone else bring it up and with fresh eyes and diff perspectives forces me to look at it like im reading it for the first time and thats a good thing for better understandings. so thank you for that.(T) PEACE

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

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#465590 Oct 29, 2012
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>Mustard seed has 11 letters in it. I saw a bluejay yesterday. Have a nice night..........remember when we used to laugh about putting all this time into a question and getting nothing back? I was thinking about that for some reason. Well I guess its better than a kick in the face LOL. I have always found it interesting the time people will put into misusing the Bible (ie to hide an insult or bash someone over the head with) but wont spend any time talking about what they claim to love and follow. Suddenly its like pulling teeth. Well now ur post made me think twice and got two responses. Even if u dont like them its gotta be better than a kick in the teeth LOL..(T) Peace
Not sure how to take this Steve...but...oh...okay...

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

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#465591 Oct 29, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the Gospels, Jesus taught in parables to the crowds but divulged much deeper teachings to the closest disciples. There are at least two levels of his teachings. Pay attention to what he says to whom.
"And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." Natthew 13:10-13
I am familiar with those verses but did not think of them when I was reading this parable. Interesting...but...however... I think I will just drop this conversation...

Thanks for your input though...gives me something else to ponder...

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