1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    18 Jul '15 12:24
    I was on the forum for a few hours this morning reading threads and replying to some, and I glanced down at a stack of newspapers I have stored in this room. The uppermost page had a photo of a girl holding up a sign. This sign said:

    JE SUIS
    CHARLIE

    So you understand how old this particular paper was. 🙂 While I was looking at it, a thought entered my head. Looking at the first line, I saw:

    JE SUIS

    Now I know this means "I AM" in French. Now, let's take out the letter "I", and crunch it up to get rid of the spaces:

    JESUS

    I find it amazing that the French words for "I AM" can be minimally manipulated to result in the name of JESUS. So I was struck by the idea that the name of JESUS (or GOD) could also be rendered "I AM", just like in the Book of Exodus.

    Is this coincidence?? (I have maintained for some time now that there are no real "coincidences", that things happen for a reason, even though that reason may not be immediately apparent.) What say you?
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    18 Jul '15 12:36
    To some who are dyslexic God might appear dog, does this have meaning?
    I think not.
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    18 Jul '15 12:37
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I was on the forum for a few hours this morning reading threads and replying to some, and I glanced down at a stack of newspapers I have stored in this room. The uppermost page had a photo of a girl holding up a sign. This sign said:

    JE SUIS
    CHARLIE

    So you understand how old this particular paper was. 🙂 While I was looking at it, a thought entere ...[text shortened]... gs happen for a reason, even though that reason may not be immediately apparent.) What say you?
    Will give it some thought as i walk the dog.

    In the meantime though, recycle already.
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    18 Jul '15 12:541 edit
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    To some who are dyslexic God might appear dog, does this have meaning?
    I think not.
    It has meaning if they see a sign in a park that says, "Clean up after your dog", and thus devote their entire lives to caring for victims of natural disasters. 😵
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    18 Jul '15 12:56
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    What say you?
    We've finally unraveled a mystery. Jesus' real last name was Charlie.
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    18 Jul '15 13:03
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I was on the forum for a few hours this morning reading threads and replying to some, and I glanced down at a stack of newspapers I have stored in this room. The uppermost page had a photo of a girl holding up a sign. This sign said:

    JE SUIS
    CHARLIE

    So you understand how old this particular paper was. 🙂 While I was looking at it, a thought entere ...[text shortened]... gs happen for a reason, even though that reason may not be immediately apparent.) What say you?
    "A parting thought"

    Are you off again?
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    18 Jul '15 13:07
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    (I have maintained for some time now that there are no real "coincidences", that things happen for a reason, even though that reason may not be immediately apparent.) What say you?
    That is essentially a claim that nothing random ever happens. If random things can happen then either real coincidences are very common or God is being very careful to stop them from happening.
    I just looked at my clock and it said 3:00 exactly? I would have said 'coincidence' but you say not. If the meaning is not apparent, will it become apparent at some point in the future, or is the reason possibly something we will never know? If it had said 3:04 (like my computer clock did when I looked at it) then what difference would it have made? Did God adjust my clock to make it say 3:00, or did he manipulate me into looking at it at just that time, or did he manipulate you into posting what you posted knowing that it would make me look at my clock?
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jul '15 14:511 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I was on the forum for a few hours this morning reading threads and replying to some, and I glanced down at a stack of newspapers I have stored in this room. The uppermost page had a photo of a girl holding up a sign. This sign said:

    JE SUIS
    CHARLIE

    So you understand how old this particular paper was. 🙂 While I was looking at it, a thought entere ...[text shortened]... gs happen for a reason, even though that reason may not be immediately apparent.) What say you?
    "God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM'; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14) / "Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I Am.” (John 8:58)

    Note: The declaratory sentence "I AM." emphatically states without a beginning in eternity past or an ending which defies human logic because we lack any meaningful or useful frame of reference. Nice change of pace for this online spirituality forum. Thanks,
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    18 Jul '15 19:38
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Is this coincidence?? (I have maintained for some time now that there are no real "coincidences", that things happen for a reason, even though that reason may not be immediately apparent.) What say you?
    I am wondering whether or not you are aware that the JE SUIS CHARLIE phrase is in response to a terrorist act carried out in the name of 'I AM'?
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    18 Jul '15 20:321 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I was on the forum for a few hours this morning reading threads and replying to some, and I glanced down at a stack of newspapers I have stored in this room. The uppermost page had a photo of a girl holding up a sign. This sign said:

    JE SUIS
    CHARLIE

    So you understand how old this particular paper was. 🙂 While I was looking at it, a thought entere ...[text shortened]... gs happen for a reason, even though that reason may not be immediately apparent.) What say you?
    Please don't conflate the etymologies of words in different languages (English and French).

    Anna German (1936-1982) is a singer (mainly in Polish or Russian) whom I like.
    She was born in the USSR to ethnic German parents (her father was executed by Stalin).
    Her mother remarried a Pole (who was killed in the war), and so Anna became Polish.
    An English speaker might ignorantly assume that her family name indicated her ethnicity.
    But that's just a coincidence. The Russian word for 'German' is 'Nemetskiy'.
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    18 Jul '15 21:33
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Please don't conflate the etymologies of words in different languages (English and French).

    Anna German (1936-1982) is a singer (mainly in Polish or Russian) whom I like.
    She was born in the USSR to ethnic German parents (her father was executed by Stalin).
    Her mother remarried a Pole (who was killed in the war), and so Anna became Polish.
    An English ...[text shortened]... ed her ethnicity.
    But that's just a coincidence. The Russian word for 'German' is 'Nemetskiy'.
    I'd be interested in the word for "Jesus" and/or "Jesus Christ" in other languages with which you're fluent. Thanks,
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    18 Jul '15 22:04
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    I'd be interested in the word for "Jesus" and/or "Jesus Christ" in other languages with which you're fluent. Thanks,
    'Jesus' is a name. It's not a word whose meaning needs to be translated.
    So 'Jesus' appears as such (with minor spelling variations) in various European languages.
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    18 Jul '15 22:04
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    I'd be interested in the word for "Jesus" and/or "Jesus Christ" in other languages with which you're fluent. Thanks,
    24 languages

    YouTube

    the languages are identified just above the comments section.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jul '15 22:101 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    'Jesus' is a name. It's not a word whose meaning needs to be translated.
    So 'Jesus' appears as such (with minor spelling variations) in various European languages.
    Same explanation applies to languages other than "European"?
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jul '15 22:11
    Originally posted by JS357
    24 languages

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO0GkNU5Bic

    the languages are identified just above the comments section.
    Thanks, JS. I'll go there tomorrow.
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