I hate it when I have a brilliant thought, I post it and then it get buried by waves of irrelevant posts

by gubberningbody 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • gubberningbody

    Don't you?

    The casting of false pearls before real swine is tricky. Some of those pigs have teeth.

  • snowbird

    C'est la vie.

    Cheer up; it happened to the Lord of the Universe, too.

    Mark 6:4 Jesus told them, "A prophet has little honor in his hometown, among his relatives, on the streets he played in as a child." MSG




    Yes - I experienced this phenomenon many times on this forum.

    I finally had to accept that I didn't have any brilliant thoughts.

  • minimus

    When did you ever have a brilliant thought? Huh??

  • gubberningbody

    It may be life, snowbird, but life, as we know doesn't behave as we wish. Oh and Gladiator, I don't think anyone is the source of brilliance, however we must admit that sometimes brilliance can pass through us in the same manner as does light through a prism.

    For example, the "light" passing through the prisms of others can create a rather strong beam of light as these collide and when these combined pass through us, something quite bright can emerge as a consequence.

    Oh, and minimus...

    This was a gem :

    "Does this mean that any designer would necessarily have the same morals as the designee?


    In fact I would argue against that likelihood for a number of reasons and especially so in the case before us.

    First, if the designer did possess the same morals, then the designer would need be incompetent insofar as the situation of a normal human with his or her conscience would not have designed a world in which the nature and scope of evil which prevails would even have been a possibility.

    Secondly, when we examine carefully all that we see, we see that the design is that of a life-death, pleasure-pain cycle with no apparent permanence of any sort, no matter that we wish for more pleasure and less pain and eternal permanence of consciousness and growth rather than oblivion.

    As regards the supposed "superiority" of God's morals to that of man's, we can easily reply that we would need be presented with an argument which would encompass and not supplant the morals of man.

    In other words, if we were to view morality as a Venn diagramm we would see that mans morality was wholly encompassed by the universal set of God's morality. This would indicate that there was harmony, not disjunction.

    At present we see only disjunction and it is up to the apologists to concoct an explanation which would make for harmony.

    If there IS no harmony and mans morality is entirely disjunctive with regard to God's, then there can be no way to reconcile the two and only an immoral man would accept God's morality.

    We would rightly condemn such a man."

    That post was prime!

  • freydo

    There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth.


    We`re have`n Chicken for Dinner!!..

    ...................... ...OUTLAW

  • villabolo

    Don't throw your pearls to swine.


  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    "Does this mean that any designer would necessarily have the same morals as the designee?"

    Does this mean that God thinks about sex as much as I do? How does he get anything else done when he can spend all his time watching live porn?

    And does this mean that God wants chicken for dinner!?

  • moshe

    Outlaw!!! You and your KFC - when you want it, you want it!

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