1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    06 Dec '12 18:55
    I heard on the radio of an organisation "doing God's work"
    and it ocurred to me what an odd turn of phrase it was.

    Now I never mind stepping in and helping out anyone who is
    too busy or sick or otherwise incapacitated but I'm damned
    if I'm going to do somebody elses work for them.

    Especially if they are omnipotent.

    Talk about Lazy!
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    06 Dec '12 20:08
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I heard on the radio of an organisation "doing God's work"
    and it ocurred to me what an odd turn of phrase it was.

    Now I never mind stepping in and helping out anyone who is
    too busy or sick or otherwise incapacitated but I'm damned
    if I'm going to do somebody elses work for them.

    Especially if they are omnipotent.

    Talk about Lazy!
    I think the theory is that you are doing someone's work for them, and you can't avoid that. At least the people who anthropomorphize good and evil will say you are doing God's work or Satan's work. No other choices are available. Then they are prepared to tell you what God's work is. If you take it as truth, whose work are you doing?

    Dylan by Etta James: Gotta Serve Somebody.

    YouTube
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    06 Dec '12 20:21
    Originally posted by JS357
    I think the theory is that you are doing someone's work for them, and you can't avoid that. At least the people who anthropomorphize good and evil will say you are doing God's work or Satan's work. No other choices are available. Then they are prepared to tell you what God's work is. If you take it as truth, whose work are you doing?

    Dylan by Etta James: Gotta Serve Somebody.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwkOdv443_o
    So you are saying, just do good and that's God's work?
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    06 Dec '12 20:48
    Originally posted by galveston75
    So you are saying, just do good and that's God's work?
    No History teaches us you can do really bad things and that is Gods work too.
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    06 Dec '12 20:59
    Originally posted by galveston75
    So you are saying, just do good and that's God's work?
    If I believed in God and Satan, and I listed all the good and evil things that I do, I would decide that they are all either in service of God's aims, or in service of Satan's aims. The good things I did would be me doing the work God had in mind for me. So I suppose that is a yes. But when you say "just" do good, you seem to make it sound easy.
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    06 Dec '12 22:19
    Originally posted by JS357
    If I believed in God and Satan, and I listed all the good and evil things that I do, I would decide that they are all either in service of God's aims, or in service of Satan's aims. The good things I did would be me doing the work God had in mind for me. So I suppose that is a yes. But when you say "just" do good, you seem to make it sound easy.
    Well I purposely worded it that way as yes there is more to it then just doing good. That is important of course but Jesus showed and taught there is much more to it.
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    06 Dec '12 22:30
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Well I purposely worded it that way as yes there is more to it then just doing good. That is important of course but Jesus showed and taught there is much more to it.
    I'm unemployed at the moment.

    I'll be glad of any paid work.😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
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    06 Dec '12 22:33
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I'm unemployed at the moment.

    I'll be glad of any paid work.😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
    Can you paint cars? Lol
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    06 Dec '12 23:37
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Can you paint cars? Lol
    I'd f****g paint you if I thought there was a dollar in it.
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    06 Dec '12 23:39
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I'd f****g paint you if I thought there was a dollar in it.
    I like blue....
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    06 Dec '12 23:56
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Well I purposely worded it that way as yes there is more to it then just doing good. That is important of course but Jesus showed and taught there is much more to it.
    Is there a corresponding difference between doing evil (bad) works and doing Satan's work, such that there is much more to doing Satan's work than just doing evil (bad) works? If so, this would appeal to my sense of symmetry and proportionality. (For whatever that's worth.)
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    06 Dec '12 23:56
    Originally posted by galveston75
    I like blue....
    I like the blues.

    Woke up this mornin', had holes in both my shoes.

    AAhh said ah woke up this mornin', had holes in both mah shoooooes.

    Ah ain't got no money man....
    that's why I got the blues.
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    07 Dec '12 00:03
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I like the blues.

    Woke up this mornin', had holes in both my shoes.

    AAhh said ah woke up this mornin', had holes in both mah shoooooes.

    Ah ain't got no money man....
    that's why I got the blues.
    Good stuff.....Lol
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    07 Dec '12 00:07
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Good stuff.....Lol
    The Blues and rock music.

    Without one they would never have had the other.

    They say it's the Devil's music but I don't know.

    I love to sit back and listen to the Doors, Free, Lynard Skynard.
    Old stuff too like Robert Johnson....John Lee Hooker.
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    07 Dec '12 00:15
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    The Blues and rock music.

    Without one they would never have had the other.

    They say it's the Devil's music but I don't know.

    I love to sit back and listen to the Doors, Free, Lynard Skynard.
    Old stuff too like Robert Johnson....John Lee Hooker.
    Me too. Getting on a Country music kick right now but I'm still picky with that.
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