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    At physical, documented points in time and space on Planet Earth, in places that smelled of people and sweat, the hands of various humans put marks on paper that would one day coalesce in to the Ancient Texts we know today as The Torah, The New Testament, The Koran and others.

    Whether you believe that the imaginations that sorted and organized those words were somehow inspired by God or not, the hands that recorded those words as a gift to the future were very human, and the effects of those words on human history cannot be denied. Profound indeed is the history that continues to be guided by those words that were first laid down by ancient human hands.

    Words on paper that changed our world for both good and for evil......

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    If the 21st Century results could be shown to them, do you think that the authors whose hands are implicated in these Ancient Stories would regret committing to paper the words that ended up so violently and profoundly altering the future in which their descendants continue to live and bleed?




    What did YOU write today? Did you consider the future? Should you? :dunno:



    And The Word was God.



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    Most of the violence and death in the 21st century came from the words of Karl Marx. The violence that occured is exactly what those ancient writers foretold was going to happen if God was rejected.
     
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    the words written then as much as the words written down now are for one reason and one reason only:




    control


     
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    That explains why the best and most free societies the world has ever known have been Christian ones.
     
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    Do you think Karl would regret the role that his words played in human history? Would he be 'human' if he didn't?

    Power to influence the good / Power to influence the evil.

    Regret. :dunno: Pride. ​





    If we could see the future of our words, would we choose them more carefully? :eusa_eh:
     
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    then humanity would be mute. All words can be twisted into anything you want... good or bad.


    Dr Seuss..... green eggs and ham, pretty tame right? It could are insulting vegetarians and muslims around the world.


    however... religious text is quite different. It does not CARE about anything other then control..... now, then, or in the future.
     
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    For that very reason, I wonder about the original authors, whose imaginations, stories and words have had so much influence in human history.... Responsibility not withstanding, any regrets? :dunno:

    And Avatar4321 is right... this imagined regret need not be limited to the authors of texts that became 'sacred'... a LOT of words on paper, both ancient and modern, have changed our world.
     
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    Please... elaborate.
     
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    So some responsibility lay at the feet of the Monkeys who read these words of power, and the sheeple who simply believe what they're told about them deserve what they get?


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    Education.
    Education.​
    Education.​

    Take the key to your star ship and fly Monkeys, fly!
     
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    i do not call them "words of power" ...though the religious writers and readers would call them that saying they are the "words of 'god'"

    religious text is meant to twist minds and make them mailable to control and suggestion. You either fight against the indoctrination or you don't. I would not call Dr. susses words... words of power.

    Other works, depending on the author and target audience.... as i said, they too all can be twisted, but are not always meant to twist.


    And something to think about... education in and of itself... is also meant to from thoughts resulting in actions.
     

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