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  1. Subscriber FMF
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    01 May '18 02:13
    For those who mark it, have a good day off - if that is indeed the case for you.

    Can anyone come up with any Spirituality Forum conversation riffs that relate to Labour Day?
  2. Subscriber Rajk999
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    01 May '18 02:22
    Originally posted by @fmf
    For those who mark it, have a good day off - if that is indeed the case for you.

    Can anyone come up with any Spirituality Forum conversation riffs that relate to Labour Day?
    Workers are not good. They are trying to earn their salvation... ask any Christian.
  3. Standard member Romans1009
    tiger loves PB&J
    01 May '18 02:37
    Originally posted by @rajk999
    Workers are not good. They are trying to earn their salvation... ask any Christian.
    Those who are trying to earn their salvation do good works from selfish motives.

    Those who know they are saved by faith in Jesus Christ and belief in His Resurrection do good works out of gratitude and love for Him.

    Big difference.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    01 May '18 02:40
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    Those who are trying to earn their salvation do good works from selfish motives.

    Those who know they are saved by faith in Jesus Christ and belief in His Resurrection do good works out of gratitude and love for Him.

    Big difference.
    This, by you, doesn't sound like a Spirituality Forum conversation-riff that relates to Labour Day. Whether you agree with Rajk999's wry and mischievous effort or not, it was at least on-topic. Go on, have a go.
  5. Standard member Romans1009
    tiger loves PB&J
    01 May '18 04:00
    Originally posted by @fmf
    This, by you, doesn't sound like a Spirituality Forum conversation-riff that relates to Labour Day. Whether you agree with Rajk999's wry and mischievous effort or not, it was at least on-topic. Go on, have a go.
    Ok, how’s this?

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

    (Mark 8:36)

    “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

    Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”

    (Isaiah 55:2-3)

    “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

    But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

    (Matthew 6:19-21)
  6. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    01 May '18 04:14
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    Ok, how’s this?

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

    (Mark 8:36)

    “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

    Incline your ear ...[text shortened]... h nor steal:

    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

    (Matthew 6:19-21)
    Can you turn any of these copy pastes into a conversation-riff?
  7. Standard member Romans1009
    tiger loves PB&J
    01 May '18 04:23
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Can you turn any of these copy pastes into a conversation-riff?
    Don’t they all speak of the idea of laboring for God and to know God and not for material possessions? In other words, placing our focus on eternity and not our time on earth?
  8. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    01 May '18 04:28
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    Don’t they all speak of the idea of laboring for God and to know God and not for material possessions? In other words, placing our focus on eternity and not our time on earth?
    Copy pasted texts were not what I had in mind for this thread. They don't count as "conversation" in my book. But never mind, thanks for contributing.
  9. Standard member Romans1009
    tiger loves PB&J
    01 May '18 04:36
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Copy pasted texts were not what I had in mind for this thread. They don't count as "conversation" in my book. But never mind, thanks for contributing.
    It’s the idea behind the texts that is important. Can’t believe you don’t realize that.
  10. Subscriber FMF
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    01 May '18 04:44
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    It’s the idea behind the texts that is important. Can’t believe you don’t realize that.
    Start a conversation with some kind of "riff" or question or claim or anecdote, and not merely a copy paste, if you want do it the way I'd like; if not, suit yourself. Thanks anyway.
  11. 01 May '18 04:59
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    It’s the idea behind the texts that is important. Can’t believe you don’t realize that.
    I think FMF was hoping for you to throw the cat among the pigeons with something like "He that doesn't work shouldn't eat". Good thing you didn't fall for it.
  12. Standard member Romans1009
    tiger loves PB&J
    01 May '18 05:01
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Start a conversation with some kind of "riff" or question or claim or anecdote, and not merely a copy paste, if you want do it the way I'd like; if not, suit yourself. Thanks anyway.
    So appparently you do think you should have control over how somebody posts in a thread you start. Bizarre.
  13. Subscriber FMF
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    01 May '18 05:02
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    I think FMF was hoping for you to throw the cat among the pigeons with something like "He that doesn't work shouldn't eat". Good thing you didn't fall for it.
    That'd have been a good one. A conversation about the spiritual argument for a safety net or, more broadly, socialism would be a good riff for Labour Day.
  14. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    01 May '18 05:03
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    So appparently you do think you should have control over how somebody posts in a thread you start. Bizarre.
    "Control"?
  15. Standard member Romans1009
    tiger loves PB&J
    01 May '18 05:07
    Originally posted by @fmf
    That'd have been a good one. A conversation about the spiritual argument for a safety net or, more broadly, socialism would be a good riff for Labour Day.
    So you associate people working with people needing a safety net? Seems odd.