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Nothing New Under The Sun

alissowack
alissowack Members Posts: 1,930 ✭✭✭
edited May 2011 in R & R (Religion and Race)
This could be an aimless post (but if it is, it's no different from my post in the past), but I do so only to address (though Tx beat me to it) the "dryness" of this forum. The issues of religion and race have been around longer than e-forums have and have been the subject of a lot of controversies. Maybe it's just me, but I think the reason why things are so dead is that...there is nothing new about it.

There are only so many ways to talk about religion and race (and other things) that we are simply bored with them. It's not to say that if someone comes with some "foolishness" that we won't jump on it. It's that we've been down that road before and we know what to expect. We know who the good and bad posters are. We know where they stand on the topics of religion and race that we have simply written them off. We know what "buttons" to push.

Maybe, to brighten things up is to re-visit these issues but doing so not resorting to the same stance or perspective on it. Maybe racism isn't as "🤬 " or religion isn't as "religulous" as we make it out to be. Who knows though. But chances are we will continue to be one-sided about what we think about religion and race until we put our intellectual guns down.

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  • deeroc22
    deeroc22 Members Posts: 4,548 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    Tru 🤬 ... its really the same for any forum on this site...everything is getting stale.
  •   Colin$mackabi$h
    Colin$mackabi$h Smartass Snatch Money ave.Members Posts: 16,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    ether-i-am wrote: »
    I thought this thread was going to be about Ecclesiastes! This is one of my Favorite books in the bible (I can have a favorite too dammit!)


    Ecclesiastes 1 (New Living Translation)


    Ecclesiastes 1


    1 These are the words of the Teacher,/SIZE][URL="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%201&version=NLT#fen-NLT-17292a"][SIZE=2]a[/SIZE][/URL][SIZE=2 King David’s son, who ruled in Jerusalem.Everything Is Meaningless

    2 “Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!”
    3 What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. 6 The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. 7 Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. 8 Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.
    9 History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. 10 Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. 11 We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.The Teacher Speaks: The Futility of Wisdom

    12 I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem. 13 I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that 🤬 has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. 14 I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.
    15 What is wrong cannot be made right.
    What is missing cannot be recovered.
    16 I said to myself, “Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.” 17 So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind. 18 The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief.
    To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.

    that just made my day what great truth
  • DoUwant2go2Heaven
    DoUwant2go2Heaven When the first trumpet sounds!!!! Agggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Babylon the GreatMembers Posts: 10,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    ether-i-am wrote: »
    one of the realest lines in the bible.

    sometimes I wonder if Ecclesiastes was meant to be in the bible.

    "13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear 🤬 , and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For 🤬 shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. " Ecclesiastes 12:13-14