?notice the title to this very thread. No real apology to be found, just a way to get people to read her horse caca.?
Ahhhh, Six? Six? Six? Six? SIX!! Oh, ye of SO little faith? and apparently VERY little literary exposure? but obviously GREAT (and, unfortunately, unfounded and misplaced) contempt. My title was with reference to ?The Apology? by Plato, in which Socrates confesses his vocation... and the "voice" that spoke to him. Okay, okay, here, I'll search the Web for you and help you out...
Okay, read the following, excerpted from a very credible commentary (some university):
At 31b, Socrates attempts to convince the jury that he really is a gift from God to Athens by asking them whether it seems natural for someone to neglect his own affairs, endure the humiliation of allowing his family to be neglected while he busied himself on behalf of Athens' citizens, urging them to set their thoughts on Athens. He also claims that he received neither enjoyment nor pay from his efforts, the latter being something that his accusers "have not had the impudence to pretend on any testimony". What does a juror say to this except that Socrates has provided evidence that he is either heaven sent or out of his mind. Socrates goes on to explain to the jury something it probably has no interest hearing, viz., Socrates' reasons for confining his work to the private sector rather than offering advice on matters of state. The reason is his divine sign, (Socrates' shit-detector, as it has been called). According to Socrates: " . . . I am subject to a divine or supernatural experience, which Meletus saw fit to travesty in his indictment. It began in my early childhood -- a sort of voice which comes to me, and when it comes it always dissuades me from what I am proposing to do, and never urges me on. It is this that disbars me from entering public life, and a very good thing too, in my opinion, because, . . . if I had tried long ago to engage in politics, I should long ago have lost my life . . . . Please do not be offended if I tell you the truth. No man on earth who conscientiously opposes either you or any other organized democracy, and flatly prevents a great many wrongs and illegalities from taking place in the state to which he belongs, can possibly escape with his life. The true champion of justice, if he intends to survive even for a short time, must necessarily confine himself to private life and leave politics alone." (31d ff.).
(Italics and bolding mine)
Now, Six... knowing me as you do (at least, as you claim to), do you truly think I could have come to know of something like this and NOT have asked my Lord if it were TRUE? Come, come, now...
Shelby dear, what channel would he be on these days or what frequency.
On the same ?channel? he?s always been, dear Toreador: the "channel" of love... that exists in your heart? tiny though that might be for some. And apparently t he smaller it is? the harder it is to hear. Why? Because things like anger, hatred, hypocrisy, condemnation, etc., stand in the way. If these things are larger in you... than love is... they will, of course, overshadow the latter. Logic.
In addition to those things is the Law Covenant. How is that? It is as Paul said: just like a wife who is bound to a husband all the days that he is alive is set free from his law once he dies, when my Lord DIED? the Law Covenant was nailed to the stake WITH him? and died? WITH him. So that we could belong to a NEW covenant? a law of LOVE. IF, however, a person wants to continue to be bound by a law? that is DEAD? it is just as like a wife continuing the follow the ?law? of her DEAD husband. Rather than realizing that she has been set FREE? so as to be bound by the law of a NEW husband, should she choose to take one? she continues under the ?old? one. That makes it very DIFFICULT for her, then, the HEAR? the law of her NEW husband, doesn?t it? However, if that wife recognizes that the OLD husband, while good? has DIED? and now remarried, submits herself to live under the law of her NEW husband? she will hear the NEW husband? when HE speaks to her? rather than blocking him out by means of her memory of the law of her OLD husband.
In my own case, as can also be in yours and everyone?s? the law of the Christ? is my new ?husband?? the old law (husband) having been impaled with Christ? thus DYING? with him. And the law of this NEW ?husband?? is one that says do NOT judge? do NOT condemn? do NOT hate (even your enemies)? do NOT conduct yourself deceitfully? DO love? DO forgive? DO release? DO show mercy? and DO? acknowledge and confess that I am your ?husbandly owner.?
It truly is not ?rocket science?, dear ones!!
I have asked asked as well and we must be on different wavelengths or something. You would think that if anyone was asking you should recieve but that is just not the case.
Not true. Not at all. http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/71148/1.ashx
We just watched Passion of Christ last night and it amazes me that any kind of loving father would allow that kind of treatment of his son.
Yes, well, what amazes ME? is that that Son loved ME so much? that he willingly gave his life FOR me? and that His FATHER loved ME so much? that He LET him! Loved not only ME? and gave that life not only for me... but the WORLD... and FOR the world. Contrary to what the WTBTS says ABOUT "the world." THAT much? even for those who impaled him (?Father, FORGIVE them? for they do not know what they are doing??).
(Okay, I?m starting to tear up, now, or as my kids used to say, "Mom's eyes are gettin' all hecka glassy..."), soooooooo?
I'll just leave you now? in peace such as my Lord gives it... all of you.
Your servant and a slave of Christ,