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    We can look forward to praising God for all eternity in heaven, but why don't we use the power of praise in our daily lives?

    When someone does something we like, if we praise them they are likely to continue to do what we like for more praise.

    And if we praise ourselves for doing something good, we are likely to repeat it.

    Why should we give God all the power and pleasure of praise, it is time we started to give ourselves the power and pleasure of praise, thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    We can look forward to praising God for all eternity in heaven,
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    Don't God me bro...that's my hell. Why would you wish something so awful upon me??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ??? View Post
    Don't God me bro...that's my hell. Why would you wish something so awful upon me??
    Prometheus stole fire from the Gods, so why shouldn't we steal praise from heaven?
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    I fully support stealing from Heaven
    I praise you Mole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ??? View Post
    I fully support stealing from Heaven I praise you Mole.
    When we are praised, we are likely to repeat the action. So I can say, thanks to you, ???, I am more likely to steal from heaven. I have stolen praise. Is there anything else you would like me to steal?

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    We didn’t steal fire. We are the fire

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    There is something about talk about "praise and worship" that is disturbing to me now, especially in religious pop songs. I was raised in a church, so I know what it is about, but I have this viscerally negative gut response to it now. I think it is because I know everyone is praising their internal construct of god, which in a way is their ideal, but it is an ideal combined with absolute power and entitlement. That's the part that disturbs me because so many times people would tell me god's will when it was simply their own. "God doesn't want you bring chips to church picnics because they are unhealthy". "God doesn't want you to sing that song". I think I might see praise and worship of god as a kind of self-worship that's over the top.

    I like the idea of complimenting each other to build self-esteem and be happy in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powehi View Post
    I like the idea of complimenting each other to build self-esteem and be happy in life.
    What a lovely idea, Powehi.
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