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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 06-07-2016 03:28 PM 865 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2016 03:28 PM

I read through here , and going back see how many really great people we have here in the jocks boxI I get on really well with all you great guys.
As I sit here in Scotland , I sometimes see or at least feel the presence of you all. Wouldn’t it be so nice if we all that is the peoples of the world couldn’t be so much more ready and be more acceptable to our brothers and sister everywhere, after all when all is said and all is done we are all just looking for the same things most of us . When I was a little boy I remember BIAFRA and the starving MEN WOMEN and CHILDREN .
I was naïve enough to think one day we would end this.
Not even a single stride forward have we made.
If we went out of our front door and saw a starving child ! we would not walk past not any of us ! I already know this.
So that tells me on an individual level we care, after all we would not like it to be our child , I already know this too.
And every one else , in a position to simply help didn’t do likewise.
Why then do we have these situations still with us today ? Have we not advanced fantastically in many other ways?
Read the sermon on the mount then see what we are supposed to do as Christians . Or better still go to the Catholic church, and be told by our betters. Those supposedly better equipped spiritually at least to tell us what we should do.
Then look up GOOGLE ETC and see how much money the Catholic church has . In money (hard ready disposable currency) golden objects, property investments etc etc etc
Then ask yourself like I constantly and repetitively do WHY or where are we going repetitively Wrong here.
The Catholic Church is renowned as one of the richest organizations in the world , then read the sermon on the mount, or go to a catholic church, and listen to it being read out to teach you, what god wants us all to do.
Then sit down and wonder why we don’t .
I do ask myself this question again and again and yet Biafra under a different name is still with us ten fold along wit Slavery OH YES slavery is more alive today than it has ever been, and that is a recognized and well known fact .
Then sit down and ask again WHY .
Where are we as individuals going wrong? After all it is we , you and I , who allow it.
I have to say I don’t get it,
I don’t get it because when I was a little boy I was naïve enough to think when I reached sixty five the world would be a much better place. And some or most days I sit down and ask again simply and peacefully. Why it is still NOT. Way of topic I know I am not sorry .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 06-07-2016 05:04 PM

It doesn’t take much examination to ascribe our ills to at least one of the seven deadly sins. But underlying it all, what should be called the eighth, fear.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#2 posted 06-07-2016 05:23 PM

My good friend Alistair
Why? is always a hard question to answer re the world and God’s plan for us. I know there is good in the world and yet many injustices still exsist Why?Many believe we are out of control worldwide and others say we are gaining on evil. What is the truth about this subject? I believe both are true,there are many trying to clothe,house and feed the hungry,free those in slavery and overcome evil leaders and governments but at the same time, all of those problems still exist. What’s the Answer? I believe as long as good people resolve themselves to take up the cause of the underprivileged then we are gaining good over evil,it’s when we give up that’s when we can’t overcome all that the world needs to correct. The fact that you voiced your concerns hoist another flag for good and you have placed focus on what we all need to think about and be concerned with and hoist our own flag for good.

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#3 posted 06-07-2016 09:23 PM

Thank, Alistair, for bending my brain in more outward-looking directions.
I have this to say about that:
I believe life, in general, has gotten better, over my lifetime (not much shorter than yours), on the whole. If one immerses oneself in the daily headlines and the TV news, one gets the impression that the opposite is true. The headline writers and the news people know how to push buttons and keep you paying attention to them, to the exclusion of every good thing that takes place; every step forward in decency that humanity takes. This is a marketing ploy. Nothing more, nothing less.
I am a depressive, melancholic sort. It’s really easy for my to feel the weight of the world on my shoulders. At least I have the common sense (and, so do you) to recognize the moment when I need to focus on the finer things in life; the better angels of our nature.
I’ve put myself into a position, lately, where, my daily money-making endeavor gives me close contact with dozens, even scores of new people, every day. I’ve had hundreds (I think it’s topped a thousand, by now), of such contacts. And nearly every one makes me less bitter towards humankind. LJs was, and continues to be, for me, the same kind of an experience. My mantra, for years (decades, even) has been, The More I Know About People, the More I Love Dogs. While my adoration of the furry sect is not lessened in the least, I found that motto being torn asunder. Because, as I meet the many truly decent people, of every race, nationality, creed, gender, etc., I’m left grieving over the time I’ve wasted in my life, trying to remain detached from my “brethren and sistren.”
Things have gotten better, to be sure, on every level. The poor and the oppressed will always be among us, as Jesus said. But, by the same token, the truly decent and compassionate among us will increase. You have a good soul, Beloved Buddy. Don’t let it be damaged. Guard it with your life, and avoid those who would poison your mind.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 06-08-2016 01:42 AM

Alistair, I can’t say much more that what was already said by Mark, aiJim and muleskinner. But, we are a race of bipedal lipsmacking idiots who are always looking over the fence wanting what someone else has, and if they don’t “give” it us we steal, rape, pillage, or murder for it. We are the sons of Cain.

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#5 posted 06-08-2016 02:57 AM

In a few words, as the late, great Paul Harvey broadcast on his radio show, only 13 percent of us live by what we claim to believe in on Sunday mornings. When I look around, I think Paul was a bit too optimistic ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-08-2016 03:59 AM

You asked.

The rank and file of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) are generally reasonable people, who, in my opinion, follow little of what the bible says. Go read that thing, ALL OF IT, with an eye to understanding what is actually being said, and be horrified. Those of you who are upset by that statement- go and really read it, not just the cherry-picked gospels that the priest reads out to you during mass.

Then consider this. Galileo was held in house arrest for claiming that the earth moved about the sun, not the sun moving around the earth. It was just a few years ago that the RCC admitted that Galileo was correct.

Here’s some info on Giordano Bruno that should curl your hair:

Here is why many of you may be Protestants, because of Martin Luther:

Then there’s this:

And this:

Before you scoff it off as all on the RCC, you can be assured that the Protestant sects are going to be revealed as doing the same thing.

We are and can be better than this. We need to listen to people who aren’t wacky and pushing insanity.

I claim we are NOT the sons of Cain, and that, properly raised, we can all be reasonable people.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 06-08-2016 06:28 AM

Read this for the explanation.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 06-10-2016 11:54 AM

Hey Alistair. I really believe that our world is on the brink of extermination. Only because of the idiots out there that are never punished for their crimes. The criminals have the upper hand over the victims. It’s very sad and very sickening to me.

The prisons are all too much like a resort, not a prison.

There are a lot of great people out there. I like to think us good ones would outway the bad ones if SHTF (shit hits the fan)..............sorry for the expletive.

I have always been, and still try to be, a happy person. Some days it’s very hard to do.

I do a lot of reflecting and looking back over my 60 years on this planet. I have had a gr8 life, and try to enjoy it to its fullest. That’s about all we can do.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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