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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Order is different than purpose.

    Chemistry is highly ordered, but this fact does not imply the divine to me. Maybe it does to you...There are many things in nature that humans do not understand, but we will, given time.

    But Purpose? Meaning? Those are metaphysical, and ultimately unknowable, except if you decide that not knowing is unbearable and bring in GOD, as security blanket for incurable solipsism.
    I'm not talking about material order.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingAboutIt View Post
    Yes, the bible has much common sense and wisdom in it. The book of proverbs is really great; and even if someone is not interested in it as a christian, it can help them tremendously in life. But, a christian that doesn't read the bible is a ship without a sail or paddle because the Holy Spirit speaks to us through it.

    I am not here to preach or condemn others for their non belief or differing beliefs, but I am excited about Jesus, and you are getting me going, so you'll just have to deal with it I can't contain the joy I have because I KNOW how awesome He is. Jesus has proven His love for me over and over and over; He has literally chased me down several times and when something is in my best interest, and I don't want to do it, He will bug me until I do He truly does help me with every little thing, has invested Himself in me in many ways, gently teaches and guides me, never laughs or judges me for my stupid or childish moments, forgives me when I am totally bad, lifts me up when I am down, provides financially and meets all my needs, helps me in my career, healed my mother from stage 4 cancer that filled her entire lung but she never lost a hair on her head and never had a problem breathing - I could tell you a zillion things He has done for me and all are WAY beyond anything I actually deserve; I will never be able to return or repay Him for them; and I wish I did even a small percentage of what He does for me. I think about Him all day, every day. Being a christian is who I am - it's lifestyle. That doesn't include perfection though for sure! Yep, Jesus has my heart and my life, and He's powerful enough to ensure it for eternity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingAboutIt View Post
    Yes, the bible has much common sense and wisdom in it. The book of proverbs is really great; and even if someone is not interested in it as a christian, it can help them tremendously in life. But, a christian that doesn't read the bible is a ship without a sail or paddle because the Holy Spirit speaks to us through it.
    I have been thinking about reading proverbs. But it isn't at the top of my list. I will get to it though, someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Into It View Post
    I have been thinking about reading proverbs. But it isn't at the top of my list. I will get to it though, someday.
    Proverbs is good. Much of the NT is very philosophical.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Into It View Post
    Edit: Disneygeek, weren't you an SP yesterday?
    Yeah, I've been doing a lot of type-hopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    I'm not talking about material order.
    Oh, you were talking about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin. Thanks for 'clarifying'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Oh, you were talking about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin. Thanks for 'clarifying'.
    Nice! But, that was Christian scholasticism, which, I agree, was rather ridiculous.

    On the other hand...

    If you don't see it then it, wasn't meant for you to see
    If you wasn't born wit' it then, it wasn't meant for you to be
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Nice! But, that was Christian scholasticism, which, I agree, was rather ridiculous.

    On the other hand...

    If you don't see it then it, wasn't meant for you to see
    If you wasn't born wit' it then, it wasn't meant for you to be

    See what? Your confusion? that is obvious to all.

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    What if God is merely a natural cosmic idea instead of a representation of an entity. A formula that holds all of the universe's factors in one huge balancing equation.
    Ultimatly predictable for omniscience.

    The absolute understanding of everything. Balance 1on1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    See what? Your confusion? that is obvious to all.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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