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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 12:22PM #1
Adelphe
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Here.

Do they?  Don't they?  Are they inspirational?  Are they not?  Do they have anything in common?  Nothing in common?  Are there those you've seen better?

Thoughts?


Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason, my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything, for to go against conscience would be neither right nor safe.  Here I stand.  I can do no other.  God help me.  Amen.
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 1:27PM #2
newsjunkie
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I hadn't lost my faith in humanity, but the photos definitely tug at the heartstrings.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 3:50PM #3
bigbear6161
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I liked them. They point to our best impulses to help others especially those in need.
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 6:47PM #4
G.flower
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I think they are examples of the Golden Rule.


Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. Marcus Aurelius
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 7:00PM #5
davelaw40
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Jun 23, 2012 -- 6:47PM, G.flower wrote:


I think they are examples of the Golden Rule.





eben the kitteh pics?

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 7:05PM #6
G.flower
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Jun 23, 2012 -- 7:00PM, davelaw40 wrote:


Jun 23, 2012 -- 6:47PM, G.flower wrote:


I think they are examples of the Golden Rule.





eben the kitteh pics?




Oh, yes. The kitteh in the last pic was showing great restraint by not savaging the kid. Smile

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. Marcus Aurelius
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 11:13PM #7
jonny42
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Jun 23, 2012 -- 12:22PM, Adelphe wrote:

Here.

Do they?  Don't they?  Are they inspirational?  Are they not?  Do they have anything in common?  Nothing in common?  Are there those you've seen better?

Thoughts?




They primarily involve selflessness.  I especially liked the one where the man gives away his sandals. 


Most are depictions of helping the helpless, which is a good thing.  But even better would be depictions of being good to one's persecutors.  "Love your enemies; do good to those who persecute you."  I think the more selflessness that's displayed, the more powerful it is.   For example, a forgiving woman hugging the repentant murderer of her child.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 24, 2012 - 7:45AM #8
G.flower
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Jun 23, 2012 -- 11:13PM, jonny42 wrote:


Jun 23, 2012 -- 12:22PM, Adelphe wrote:

Here.

Do they?  Don't they?  Are they inspirational?  Are they not?  Do they have anything in common?  Nothing in common?  Are there those you've seen better?

Thoughts?




They primarily involve selflessness.  I especially liked the one where the man gives away his sandals. 


Most are depictions of helping the helpless, which is a good thing.  But even better would be depictions of being good to one's persecutors.  "Love your enemies; do good to those who persecute you."  I think the more selflessness that's displayed, the more powerful it is.   For example, a forgiving woman hugging the repentant murderer of her child.




I think that would be powerful if it came after the murderer made restitution.


Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. Marcus Aurelius
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 24, 2012 - 9:06AM #9
jonny42
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Jun 24, 2012 -- 7:45AM, G.flower wrote:


Jun 23, 2012 -- 11:13PM, jonny42 wrote:


Jun 23, 2012 -- 12:22PM, Adelphe wrote:

Here.

Do they?  Don't they?  Are they inspirational?  Are they not?  Do they have anything in common?  Nothing in common?  Are there those you've seen better?

Thoughts?




They primarily involve selflessness.  I especially liked the one where the man gives away his sandals. 


Most are depictions of helping the helpless, which is a good thing.  But even better would be depictions of being good to one's persecutors.  "Love your enemies; do good to those who persecute you."  I think the more selflessness that's displayed, the more powerful it is.   For example, a forgiving woman hugging the repentant murderer of her child.




I think that would be powerful if it came after the murderer made restitution.





I'd say that repentance is the only meaningful restitution to a parent who's lost a child.  

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 24, 2012 - 3:04PM #10
G.flower
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Jun 24, 2012 -- 9:06AM, jonny42 wrote:


Jun 24, 2012 -- 7:45AM, G.flower wrote:


Jun 23, 2012 -- 11:13PM, jonny42 wrote:


Jun 23, 2012 -- 12:22PM, Adelphe wrote:

Here.

Do they?  Don't they?  Are they inspirational?  Are they not?  Do they have anything in common?  Nothing in common?  Are there those you've seen better?

Thoughts?




They primarily involve selflessness.  I especially liked the one where the man gives away his sandals. 


Most are depictions of helping the helpless, which is a good thing.  But even better would be depictions of being good to one's persecutors.  "Love your enemies; do good to those who persecute you."  I think the more selflessness that's displayed, the more powerful it is.   For example, a forgiving woman hugging the repentant murderer of her child.




I think that would be powerful if it came after the murderer made restitution.





I'd say that repentance is the only meaningful restitution to a parent who's lost a child.  




Repentance includes restitution.

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. Marcus Aurelius
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