1. Melbourne, Australia
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    01 Jan '13 11:52
    The closing verses of a great song in French by Jaques Brel, Below is a YouTube link to the full song and subtitle lyrics.
    ......................

    Quand on n'a que l'amour
    À offrir en prière
    Pour les maux de la terre,
    En simple troubadour

    >>When we have only love
    To offer as a prayer
    To the earth's pains,
    As a simple troubadour<<

    Quand on n'a que l'amour
    À offrir à ceux-là
    Dont l'unique combat
    Est de chercher le jour

    >>When we have only love
    To offer to those
    Whose sole struggle
    Is to look for daylight<<

    Quand on n'a que l'amour
    Pour tracer un chemin
    Et forcer le destin
    À chaque carrefour

    >>When we have only love
    To show the way
    And change the course of fate
    At every crossroad<<

    Quand on n'a que l'amour
    Pour parler aux canons
    Et rien qu'une chanson
    Pour convaincre un tambour

    >>When we have only love
    To talk to guns
    And just a song
    To convince a drum<<

    Alors, sans avoir rien
    Que la force d'aimer,
    Nous aurons dans nos mains,
    Ami, le monde entier.

    >>So, having nothing
    But the strength to love,
    We will have in our hands,
    My friend, the whole world<<

    [Lyrics: http://lyricstranslate.com]

    The full song by Jacques Brel:
    with English subs.
    YouTube
  2. Joined
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    01 Jan '13 14:19
    Originally posted by Taoman
    The closing verses of a great song in French by Jaques Brel, Below is a YouTube link to the full song and subtitle lyrics.
    ......................

    Quand on n'a que l'amour
    À offrir en prière
    Pour les maux de la terre,
    En simple troubadour

    >>When we have only love
    To offer as a prayer
    To the earth's pains,
    As a simple troubadour<<

    Quand on n'a q ...[text shortened]... ong by Jacques Brel:
    with English subs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpMg97Wr_4M
    God is Love.
  3. Standard memberRemoved
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    01 Jan '13 16:09
    Originally posted by josephw
    God is Love.
    You beat me to it. My sentiments exactly. All other roads are a mirage....🙂
  4. Melbourne, Australia
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    02 Jan '13 01:252 edits
    Can fundamentalists ever just accept something simply as it is, appreciating it for what it is, without the constant need to preach their bit?
    It is as if you are constantly afraid that allowing anything else some room to be, you are scared your view will be undermined. You are so mean spirited. Chill out and enjoy. Smell the roses, skip a little. Have a happy new year.
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    02 Jan '13 03:00
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Can fundamentalists ever just accept something simply as it is, appreciating it for what it is, without the constant need to preach their bit?
    It is as if you are constantly afraid that allowing anything else some room to be, you are scared your view will be undermined. You are so mean spirited. Chill out and enjoy. Smell the roses, skip a little. Have a happy new year.
    Good luck with that one.
  6. Standard memberblack beetle
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    02 Jan '13 05:29
    Edit: "Can fundamentalists ever just accept something simply as it is, appreciating it for what it is, without the constant need to preach their bit?"

    No😵
  7. Melbourne, Australia
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    02 Jan '13 06:231 edit
    Originally posted by black beetle
    Edit: "Can fundamentalists ever just accept something simply as it is, appreciating it for what it is, without the constant need to preach their bit?"

    No😵
    Greetings and a good year to you both.
  8. Standard memberblack beetle
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    02 Jan '13 08:20
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Greetings and a good year to you both.
    May all beings be happy😵
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    02 Jan '13 13:00
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Can fundamentalists ever just accept something simply as it is, appreciating it for what it is, without the constant need to preach their bit?
    It is as if you are constantly afraid that allowing anything else some room to be, you are scared your view will be undermined. You are so mean spirited. Chill out and enjoy. Smell the roses, skip a little. Have a happy new year.
    "Can fundamentalists ever just accept something simply as it is,.."

    But that's exactly what we do!

    Jesus Christ is preeminent.

    Can't unbelievers simply accept the truth?


    (If I were at your house, in your backyard, on your patio enjoying a barbecue with you, and a few beers, I'm quite certain we would find a world of things to talk about and discuss without ever mentioning our core beliefs. But this is the spirituality forum. Sorry for crashing in on your thread.)
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    02 Jan '13 13:02
    Originally posted by black beetle
    May all beings be happy😵
    Easy to say, but reality paints a different picture.
  11. Standard memberblack beetle
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    02 Jan '13 15:15
    Originally posted by josephw
    Easy to say, but reality paints a different picture.
    With a boundless heart I cherish all living beings, freed from hatred and drowsiness, freed from fixed views; this is my reality herenow😵
  12. Hmmm . . .
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    02 Jan '13 19:30
    Well I'm done searching now, I found out what this life is worth
    not in the books that I find, but by searching my mind.
    I don't condemn, I don't convert,
    this is the calling have you heard,
    bring all the lovers to the fold,
    no one is gonna lose their soul.

    [Chorus]


    Love is my religion (Love is my religion)
    Love is my religion (Love is my religion)
    Love is my religion
    Hey you can take it or leave it,
    and you don’t have to believe it

    a—Ziggy Marley

    ______________________________________

    Listen to Ziggy sing it here (with video): YouTube

    _____________________________________

    Best to all old friends for the New Year!
  13. Standard memberblack beetle
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    03 Jan '13 04:46
    Originally posted by vistesd
    Well I'm done searching now, I found out what this life is worth
    not in the books that I find, but by searching my mind.
    I don't condemn, I don't convert,
    this is the calling have you heard,
    bring all the lovers to the fold,
    no one is gonna lose their soul.

    [Chorus]


    Love is my religion (Love is my religion)
    Love is my religion (Love is my reli ...[text shortened]... GvFxevw

    _____________________________________

    Best to all old friends for the New Year!
    All the best to you too😵
  14. Standard memberKellyJay
    Walk your Faith
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    03 Jan '13 05:38
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Can fundamentalists ever just accept something simply as it is, appreciating it for what it is, without the constant need to preach their bit?
    It is as if you are constantly afraid that allowing anything else some room to be, you are scared your view will be undermined. You are so mean spirited. Chill out and enjoy. Smell the roses, skip a little. Have a happy new year.
    Someone saying God is love is mean spirited?
    Kelly
  15. Melbourne, Australia
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    03 Jan '13 10:27
    Originally posted by vistesd
    Well I'm done searching now, I found out what this life is worth
    not in the books that I find, but by searching my mind.
    I don't condemn, I don't convert,
    this is the calling have you heard,
    bring all the lovers to the fold,
    no one is gonna lose their soul.

    [Chorus]


    Love is my religion (Love is my religion)
    Love is my religion (Love is my reli ...[text shortened]... GvFxevw

    _____________________________________

    Best to all old friends for the New Year!
    Have a good one, visted. Song spot on.

    That awful massacre so cut a lot up, including me, but

    "...When we have only love
    To talk to guns
    And just a song
    To convince a drum.."

    *sigh*

    Let's all hold hands friends and shout defiant
    to the changing winds - hurrah! hurrah!
    Drown those partisan drums
    with simple human hope and love - hurrah! hurrah!

    May it be a better year this year.
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