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Posted 07/01/12 - 9:51 PM:

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."

--Norman Maclean
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Posted 07/02/12 - 10:08 AM:

'Utopia for many, or most, can be dystopia for one.'
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Posted 07/02/12 - 6:09 PM:

Or, utopia for many could be dystopia for many others, even.
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Posted 07/02/12 - 6:09 PM:

"If the government is covering up knowledge of aliens, they are doing a much better job of it than they do at anything else."

--Stephen Hawking
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Posted 07/02/12 - 6:11 PM:

"Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you."

--dream hampton
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Posted 07/02/12 - 6:31 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
"Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you."

--dream hampton


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I have run into this a few times, both women and men, who see me as a man and decide they know, this, this, and this, about me before I say anything at all. I usually don't waste my time with these people. Sometimes it's people who "Know Something" and no matter what you say, they know what they know, even if it's wrong.
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Posted 07/02/12 - 6:36 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
Or, utopia for many could be dystopia for many others, even.



I think Henry was making a personal observation, and i would agree with him. It is very difficult for any society to accomidate everyone, when there are rules, someone gets left out.
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Posted 07/04/12 - 5:34 AM:

ow many sheep you have, can I take one?"

The farmer nods, so the city slicker opens his laptop, calls up some satellite photos, runs some algorithms, and announces, "You have 1,432 sheep."

Impressed, the farmer says, "You're right. Go ahead and take one." So the city slicker loads one of the animals into the backseat of the car.

"Now," says the farmer, "if I tell you what you do for a living, can I have it back?"

A gaming sort, the city slicker says, "Sure."

"You're a consultant," says the farmer.

"Wow!" says the consultant. "How'd you know?"

"Well," says the farmer, "you showed up even though I never asked you to. You told me something I already knew. And you don't know anything about my business. Now give me back my dog."

Taken from BarbaraPijjanLama.com
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Posted 07/04/12 - 5:39 AM:

Noah's ark was built by amateurs.

The Titanic was built by professionals.

--http://barbarapijan.com/bpa/Vocation/bVocation.htm
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Posted 07/06/12 - 8:24 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:
Noah's ark was built by amateurs.

The Titanic was built by professionals.

--http://barbarapijan.com/bpa/Vocation/bVocation.htm



Really? What was Noah's trade before building the ark?

And I believe it has been determined that the sinking of the Titanic was not the fault in construction but in opperation.

I have also read that one class of ships built for the US Navy to similar proportions as the Ark was one of the most stable ships of it's time.
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Posted 07/10/12 - 2:49 AM:

thedoc wrote:



Really? What was Noah's trade before building the ark?

And I believe it has been determined that the sinking of the Titanic was not the fault in construction but in operation.

I have also read that one class of ships built for the US Navy to similar proportions as the Ark was one of the most stable ships of it's time.



We could contend for 'construction' versus 'operation' part, but if you compare the skills available to Noah with those of used by engineers to build Titanic--you might feel same.
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Posted 07/10/12 - 8:49 AM:

Thinker13 wrote:



We could contend for 'construction' versus 'operation' part, but if you compare the skills available to Noah with those of used by engineers to build Titanic--you might feel same.



We could also consider the skills necessary to construct a wooden boat (basically a barge with no means of locomotion), vs. those needed to construct a much larger steel ship with steam power. All the skills necessary were readily avalable to Noah, but he certainly conld not have conceived of the Titanic let alone begine to build it. One theory places 'Noah' on the shore of the Black Sea which would have him well aquainted with boat building.
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Posted 07/10/12 - 9:49 AM:

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We could also consider the skills necessary to construct a wooden boat (basically a barge with no means of locomotion), vs. those needed to construct a much larger steel ship with steam power. All the skills necessary were readily avalable to Noah, but he certainly conld not have conceived of the Titanic let alone begine to build it. One theory places 'Noah' on the shore of the Black Sea which would have him well aquainted with boat building.



That is exactly why I would still go with the quotation. Noah did not have access to technology, though he had skills of a boat builder. Technology, fuel and sophistication is what was different in case of Titanic and perhaps it was the great pride in it all which made people even more laid-back. In Noah's time people were on their toes and ever-alert because they somehow wanted to survive and knew of great-flood in advance methinks.
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Posted 07/10/12 - 10:58 AM:

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That is exactly why I would still go with the quotation. Noah did not have access to technology, though he had skills of a boat builder. Technology, fuel and sophistication is what was different in case of Titanic and perhaps it was the great pride in it all which made people even more laid-back. In Noah's time people were on their toes and ever-alert because they somehow wanted to survive and knew of great-flood in advance methinks.



This all comes together if you consider that God is the world then Noah 'Hearing the voice of God' is simply Noah correctly reading the signs in nature and realizing that there was going to be a flood. The verse,

Genesis 6:9
New King James Version (NKJV)

Noah Pleases God
9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

That 'Noah walked with God', could easily be intrepreted that Noah was more in tune with nature than others of his time, in that place.
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Posted 07/11/12 - 4:00 AM:

thedoc wrote:
This all comes together if you consider that God is the world then Noah 'Hearing the voice of God' is simply Noah correctly reading the signs in nature and realizing that there was going to be a flood. The verse,

Genesis 6:9
New King James Version (NKJV)

Noah Pleases God
9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

That 'Noah walked with God', could easily be intrepreted that Noah was more in tune with nature than others of his time, in that place.


Hey thedoc,

I couldn't agree more. Yogis are more in tune with nature which means though they look like us, flesh and bones, they have access to their inner voice and that guides them. Some people are born with great intuition without any practice they can do miracles.

In that sense, we can say that Noah was special and not an amteur. Thank you for filling the gap. Then that quote may be interpreted to mean that in absence of intuition and wisdom even great technology and skill might bring doom.
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Posted 07/15/12 - 3:11 PM:

"He is shameless, this idiot with a monkey's eyes. O, giving him my Sati was like teaching an imbecile Sudra the Vedas, when he cannot pronounce the holy verses.

We know about this man, surrounded by Bhutas, Pretas and Pishachas, his hair wild, matted in jata, his body covered by ashes from the dead, wearning human bones and skulls as garland, he wanders naked in burning ghats like a king of ghosts and goblins.

At time he laughs for no apparent reason, like a madman, then sobs. He calls himself Shiva, the auspicious one, but he (actually) is 'Ashiva,' the opposite of auspicious. He is always drunk or out of his wits on the Ganja he smokes.
Yes, he is a king, but a king of Pramathas, evili spirits, and an embodiment of Tamas.

Bhagvat Purana, Canto 4, Chapter 2. Daksha, describing his son-in-law Shiva(Rudra).
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Posted 07/20/12 - 5:24 PM:

The Rig Veda describes the origin of the universe as:

"Then was not non-existence nor existence: there was no realm of air, no sky beyond it. What covered in, and where? and what gave shelter? Was water there, unfathomed depth of water? Death was not then, nor was there aught immortal: no sign was there, the day's and night's divider. That One Thing, breathless, breathed by its own nature: apart from it was nothing whatsoever. Darkness there was at first concealed in darkness this. All was indiscriminated chaos. All that existed then was void and form less: by the great power of Warmth was born that Unit. Thereafter rose Desire in the beginning, Desire, the primal seed and germ of Spirit. Sages who searched with their heart's thought discovered the existent's kinship in the non-existent. Transversely was their severing line extended: what was above it then, and what below it? There were begetters, there were mighty forces, free action here and energy up yonder. Who verily knows and who can here declare it, whence it was born and whence comes this creation? The devas are later than this world's production. Who knows then whence it first came into being? He, the first origin of this creation, whether he formed it all or did not form it, Whose eye controls this world in highest heaven, he verily knows it, or perhaps he knows not" - (Rig Veda 10.129.1-7)
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Posted 07/26/12 - 3:25 PM:

"Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun."

~ Franz Grillparzer
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Posted 07/27/12 - 9:44 AM:

'I'd like to punch Reality in the head and kick It in the nuts, but It's bigger than me.'
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Posted 08/23/12 - 8:41 AM:

"HA! HA! MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!" --King Shark
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Posted 08/23/12 - 8:51 AM:

"IIIIIII'M A SHARK! I'M A SHARK! I'M A SHARK! I'M A SHARK! I'M A SHARK! I'M A SHARRRRRRK! I'M A *&%$#@ SHARRRRRRRRK!" --King Shark
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Posted 08/24/12 - 8:47 AM:

Thinker13 wrote:
Noah's ark was built by amateurs.

The Titanic was built by professionals.

--http://barbarapijan.com/bpa/Vocation/bVocation.htm


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GOD instructed NOAH on how to build the ark and GOD is no amateur rolling eyes



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Posted 08/24/12 - 9:07 AM:

SUNLIGHT wrote:


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GOD instructed NOAH on how to build the ark and GOD is no amateur rolling eyes






Leave the quotation for God's sake. laughing

I agree with you, but it's your rolleyes smiley which suggested that you're expecting me to be 'logical,' well I admit I cannot be; 99.9999% times smiling face
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Posted 08/24/12 - 1:19 PM:

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Leave the quotation for God's sake. laughing

I agree with you, but it's your rolleyes smiley which suggested that you're expecting me to be 'logical,' well I admit I cannot be; 99.9999% times smiling face


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Posted 08/24/12 - 7:33 PM:

SUNLIGHT wrote:

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GOD instructed NOAH on how to build the ark and GOD is no amateur rolling eyes




Really! An Amature is someone who occasionally does something for fun, a Professional is someone who does it for a living and gets paid for it. How many Arks did God build? According to the Bible God didn't build any, God just told Noah how to do it. So as far as Ark building God is less than an Amature, God has no experience at all building Arks. Your 'Rolleyes' is much out of place.

The 'Big Bang' and the creation of the Universe Hardly qualify God as a shipwright, anyone can light a fuse and set off an expolsion. I've set off lots of firecrackers myself (very little Bangs) and my Grandfather used Dynamite in the coal mines (Bigger bangs). It's only a matter of scale. I've done some woodworking but I've never built an Ark. Perhaps Jesus learned some wood working from his Earthly Father, but that was after Noah. In Ark building God was definately an Amature.
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