Discussion in 'Joke Board' started by Julie, Apr 15, 2011.
Yes, that's why I hate everyone GRRRR :screwyou:
do you hate me?
Well no, but you're not everyone, you're like a demi-god.
ill take both those
the first one doesnt make sense cos well im not getting into it
the second one.. I wish I could buy that!
the third is.. well... if he isnt related.. creepy.
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Gee, maybe I should believe in God after all..
Why is Sparrow posting something that seems to agree with something I posted? Now I'm worried.
Worry yourself no more... I posted a biblical contradiction to your post.
Well depends how you interpret it. Maybe if you delight yourself in the Lord, you won't desire money anymore?
One would expect that to be true, but alas, belief in God and gaining great favor with this God appears to be just another way to fill one's pockets...
And the LORD hath blessed my master (Abram) greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. – Genesis 24:35
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. – Genesis 26:12-14
Not only will God bless you with great wealth, he gives you slaves too.
There were no such things as paid 'menservants' and 'maidservants' during those times... they were indeed slaves and concubines. To make things worse, much worse, in the New Testament... I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
So he promises monetary wealth for his followers, then he snatches it away by condemning them to Hell.
Hmmm the God in the Old Testament isn't at all the same as the God in the New Testament, I don't think one should read it as a whole.
The God of the New Testament has a lot of characteristics that are highly valued in buddhism as well, no surprise there because those ideals are really appealing, I think. There's a scholar guy who believes Jesus was a buddhist; Here's the conclusion of an article that I read about buddhism and the New Testament (Was Jesus a buddhist? by James M Hanson):
"Was Jesus really a Buddhist? The answer is not yes or no, but rather to what extent
Jesus was or was not a Buddhist. The historic evidence shows that Buddhism had
spread throughout the area, from Mesopotamia to Egypt, which included Jerusalem
as a trading center between East and West. Contrary to Rudyard Kipling’s colonialist
belief that never the twain shall meet, East and West have shared the same history
at least since Aryan populations began settling west and central Asia four thousand
years ago, which are the ancestral stock shared by Jews and Hindus alike. East /West
wars have been documented since at least the TrojanWar 3,200 years ago. Both Alexander
and Ashoka brought East and West together in different ways, and the Silk
Road was well established during the beginning of China’s Han dynasty at least a
century before Christ.
The historic evidence of Jesus being in India is doubtful—Notovitch probably
was a fraud. But no answers are found to the question of where Jesus was during his
lost years. Certainly, he was no hometown carpenter, and he probably traveled extensively
throughout Asia Minor, which increased his exposure to Buddhism. His travel
is indicated by the many records found in India and even China and the keen interest
demonstrated by Buddhists and other Easterners.
The textual evidence shows that Buddhism not only had spread West through
Silk Road travelers and contacts between East and West from the conquests of Alexander,
but also had been deliberately propagated through emissaries sent from India
during the third century bc. This influence is revealed both by the actions and statements
of Jesus and by the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, a term
probably derived from Sanskrit.
The identities and parallels between the legends of Buddha and Jesus and
between their deeds and statements require explanation. They are too close and too
specific to be explained by a presumed set of universalist truths and ethics. If these
truths and ethics are so universal and evident, then why is human history dominated
by violence and ignorance? Why are the same identities not evident between Jesus
and Mohammad, Jesus and Zarathustra, or Jesus and Lao Tzu?
When nineteenth-century missionaries translated and read ancient Sanskrit and
Pali documents in India, they began to call Buddhism the Christianity of the East.
But Buddhism came first, five hundred years before Christ. The more accurate dubbing
is to call Christianity the Buddhism of the West."
Okay I'm not at all sure if someone is even interested in this, I just think it's really interesting!
I suspected as much. Just another of Sparrow's attempts to pick a fight. And again, it's based on his deliberate misinterpretation. Trolling must be such hard work.
Short version: love money = bad. Love God = good. These are not contradictory.
Job delighted himself in the Lord. What did he receive? An answer (and an unsatisfying, but somehow satisfactory, answer).
Hanna delighted herself in the Lord. What did she receive? A son.
Isaiah delighted himself in the Lord. What did he receive? A share in proclaiming salvation.
Simeon delighted himself in the Lord. What did he receive?
Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
If you delight in the Lord, you receive exactly what you delight in: the Lord. Money, if it comes, is a bonus.
Personally, I have to work long hours for not very much money. Would I rather work shorter hours for more? Yes. But since I do not delight in money, I'm not overly concerned. Circumstances in my life have been better; circumstances have been worse. Circumstances will likely be better in the future; I hope they will not be worse. But,
Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked
shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken
away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
BTW, look up the word 'hyperbole.' Jesus used it a lot to make a point and to get a laugh.
Just a reminder, this is supposed to be a thread about jokes and cartoons, silly and fun stuff. When I quoted Paul, it was just an incidental correction of a frequent misquote, not an invitation to argument.
Alex, St. Augustine could prove that I has a baseball.
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