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|Jan-26-11|| ||The Chess Express: <<<<<playground player>>>> What do you expect me to do--renounce Calvinism>|
A lifetime of brainwashing does not get erased by a single post.
<<<<<playground player>>>>I don't accept your findings, and I don't accept your interpretation of history.>
|Jan-26-11|| ||cormier: But to those outside everything comes in parables, so that|
they may look and see but not perceive,
and hear and listen but not understand,
in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.”
Jesus said to them, “Do you not understand this parable?
Then how will you understand any of the parables?
The sower sows the word.
These are the ones on the path where the word is sown.
As soon as they hear, Satan comes at once
and takes away the word sown in them.
And these are the ones sown on rocky ground who,
when they hear the word, receive it at once with joy.
But they have no roots; they last only for a time.
Then when tribulation or persecution comes because of the word,
they quickly fall away.
Those sown among thorns are another sort.
They are the people who hear the word,
but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches,
and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word,
and it bears no fruit.
But those sown on rich soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it
and bear fruit thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.” < ... remember the gospel(good news) of the kingdom .... ask, may thy kingdom come Father ..... amen>
|Jan-26-11|| ||The Chess Express: <playground player> You know what? I don't like the way I sound. Looking at things from your perspective I can see how what I said may come across as an attack on your beliefs. I don't mean to attack your beliefs. You're welcome to them. |
The term "brainwashed" probably applies to me as much as anybody. I believe that anybody who doesn't understand their true nature is basically brainwashed by this world, and as I have already mentioned I fall into that category. I'm sorry if I've offended you. Peace.
|Jan-26-11|| ||The Chess Express: Getting back to something more interesting here's a question that should spark up some controversy. |
Who would win in a match between Capablanca and Karpov if they played each other during their prime? Why?
|Jan-26-11|| ||cormier: http://www.gtryfon.demon.co.uk/bcc/... ... capablanca|
|Jan-26-11|| ||cormier: karpov was a space(manoeuvres) while capablanca was positional ..... tks|
|Jan-27-11|| ||cormier: Jesus said to his disciples,
“Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket
or under a bed,
and not to be placed on a lampstand?
For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible;
nothing is secret except to come to light.
Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.”
|Jan-27-11|| ||cormier: "If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."|
|Jan-27-11|| ||playground player: <The Chess Express> "A soft answer turneth away wrath..." Since you've repented before I was even aware of the offense, I have no alternative but to forgive you. And that without let or hindrance. |
I hope your chess question attracts some detailed answers. Unfortunately, I don't know Karpov's game well enough to venture an opinion. It seems to me you're pitting one of the greatest intuitive players of all time (Capablanca) against one of the greatest graduates of the Soviet chess system (Karpov). I have a feeling they'd be great games.
You what else I'd like to see? Mikhail Tal vs. Adolph Anderssen (providing Anderssen was really on his game)--the unpredictable vs. the unfathomable.
That's all for today. Had to shovel my wife's car out from under 15 tons of snow. Oh, I'm gonna pay for that tomorrow...
|Jan-27-11|| ||theodor: <<cormier>: VATICAN CITY | Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:32am EST |
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict gave a qualified blessing to social networking Monday, praising its potential but warning that online friendships are no substitute for real human contact.
The 83-year-old pontiff, who does not have his own Facebook account, set out his views in a message with a weighty title that would easily fit into a tweet: "Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age."
He said the possibilities of new media and social networks offered "a great opportunity," but warned of the risks of depersonalization, alienation, self-indulgence, and the dangers of having more virtual friends than real ones.
"It is important always to remember that virtual contact cannot and must not take the place of direct human contact with people at every level of our lives," Benedict said in the message for the Catholic Church's World Day of Communications.
He urged users of social networks to ask themselves "Who is my 'neighbor' in this new world?" and avoid the danger of always being available online but being "less present to those whom we encounter in our everyday life..."> that's why I have a ''bio'', I talk about myself(not only from egocentrisme, nor from narcissisme!). that's why I invite you all to be my guests! time is running away! no more place for 'bla-bla'!
|Jan-28-11|| ||cormier: He said,
“To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
With many such parables
he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
|Jan-28-11|| ||playground player: <theodor> Sometimes real friendships can grow out of something that starts in a chat room. We've all had that experiences, haven't we? Look at all the friends <cormier> has made!|
|Jan-28-11|| ||ragtag: Let all our striving be for peace, comfort and joy for every human soul. Thanks|
|Jan-28-11|| ||theodor: <<playground player>: <theodor> Sometimes real friendships can grow out of something that starts in a chat room. We've all had that experiences, haven't we? Look at all the friends <cormier> has made!> is this sarcasme, because I didnt get the point!|
|Jan-28-11|| ||theodor: <<ragtag>: Let all our striving be for peace, comfort and joy for every human soul. Thanks> you're 100% right, but without ''bio''-you're nobody! are you ashamed of your origins?!|
|Jan-28-11|| ||cormier: <<ragtag>: Let all our striving be for peace, comfort and joy for every human soul. Thanks> agreed also ..... tks|
|Jan-29-11|| ||playground player: <theodor> No, I'm not being sarcastic. I've made a lot of real friends who started out as Internet contacts--people I talk to on the phone all the time (like Cormier), send messages back and forth, etc. I've known couples who "met" on the Internet and went on to a happy marriage together. So I'm not being sarcastic at all: my friends whom I first met on the net mean a lot to me.|
I think what the Pope was talking about was people who use "social media" as a substitute for human relationships with depth. Yes, that happens. It's like when you've got so many "communities" in a geographical area that you really have no "community" at all.
|Jan-29-11|| ||theodor: OK, tks.|
|Jan-29-11|| ||cormier: Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.
They woke him and said to him,
“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”
He woke up,
rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!”
The wind ceased and there was great calm.
Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?”
They were filled with great awe and said to one another,
“Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”
|Jan-30-11|| ||cormier: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad,
for your reward will be great in heaven.”
|Feb-01-11|| ||playground player: So a federal judge has nixed Obamacare! The government can't order us to buy medical insurance and treat us as criminals if we don't. Too bad the court didn't order Pelosi to eat her flamin' gavel.|
|Feb-01-11|| ||chancho: <playground player> It will eventually go to the US Supreme Court.
What do you opine the ruling will be?|
|Feb-01-11|| ||theodor: <<playground player>: So a federal judge has nixed Obamacare! The government can't order us to buy medical insurance and treat us as criminals if we don't. Too bad the court didn't order Pelosi to eat her flamin' gavel.> in bulgaria the medical insurance is obbligatory, but I dont give a shirt! they are treatenning us with amends even when not going to prophylaxy!|
|Feb-02-11|| ||playground player: <chancho> I'm sure you're right about the case winding up in the Supreme Court: but it's hard to be confident in any prediction of what the court might do.|
Personally, I can't see any way the Constitution allows Congress to order citizens to buy any good or service, or else incur a penalty. If the court allows that, what limit can be placed on Congress' power over the people? What's to stop subsequent Congresses from ordering us to buy electric cars, or wheat germ, or workout videos, or anything else they think we need whether we want it or not?
I think Kagan ought to recuse herself from this case, because of conflict of interest, but I predict she won't. I don't see how any SC justice can uphold this legislation, but I predict that Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg will do just that. And they will lose, 5-4, with Kennedy casting the swing vote.
But will they void the whole thing, or just the "individual mandate" part? I don't think that matters. If they kill the individual mandate, the whole thing will collapse. As it should!
If a Republican Congress and President ever behaved half as imperiously as this bunch, you would see a media meltdown in this country.
|Feb-02-11|| ||cormier: Heb 2:14-18 Since the children share in blood and flesh,
Jesus likewise shared in them,
that through death he might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the Devil,
and free those who through fear of death
had been subject to slavery all their life.
Surely he did not help angels
but rather the descendants of Abraham;
therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters
in every way,
that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God
to expiate the sins of the people.
Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,
he is able to help those who are being tested.
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