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  1. kedavis Member
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    Was someone trying to say “concomitant?”

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  2. rdowhower Inactive
    rdowhower
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    This is true wisdom.

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  3. DudleyDoright49 Inactive
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    VDH – brilliant as always.  I can relate to your retelling of what your grandparents taught about self sufficiency.  My favorite NT passage speaks to this also.  I Thessalonians 4: 9-12  Aspire to lead a quiet life, Mind your own business and work with your own hands.  I believe God is telling us something just as He was telling Israel something before the captivity.  Read Ezekiel and compare it to today.  Scary stuff.  

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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    DudleyDoright49 (View Comment):

    VDH – brilliant as always. I can relate to your retelling of what your grandparents taught about self sufficiency. My favorite NT passage speaks to this also. I Thessalonians 4: 9-12 Aspire to lead a quiet life, Mind your own business and work with your own hands. I believe God is telling us something just as He was telling Israel something before the captivity. Read Ezekiel and compare it to today. Scary stuff.

    I agree, I think god is saying the same in Ezekiel 25:17 (you know – the famous verse from Pulp Fiction)

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the
    Inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men
    Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will
    shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness

    And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes;

    and they shall know that I am the Lord,

    when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

     

    I take this to mean, leave divine justice to god. He’s going to sort it all out in the end.

    Which seems to be the exact opposite of Islam.

    Always good to hear from Victor – The last couple of podcasts he sounded kinda congested, I am glad he got over whatever it was.

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  5. Arahant Member
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    Ecclesiastes from the Bible and Hávamál from Norse tradition also carry a lot of that tragic sense and try to pass on wisdom gained.

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