Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jack’s Winning Words 6/21/17
“People will accept your advice much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.”  (David A. Comins)  Some sources credit Ben F. for saying, “God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.”  He didn’t say it.  A moralism should be quoted for its thought rather than for who thought it up.  Even in the Bible some books are attributed to someone who never wrote them…which doesn’t necessarily affect the content.    ;-)  Jack

FROM HONEST JOHN:  A lot of that happens on the social media....stuff being passed off as though it came from a famous person....Some of it is so bogus that you know it can't be right.====JACK:  I think that there is less independent thought these days because of the ease of cut and paste...and the proclivity to accept as true whatever comes out of a "favorite's" mouth.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  .....And equally true of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and  I'm sure many others; saying attributed to them Not true!  So David A Comins has hit upon a nugget of truth! :-)  It shakes some folks up when you mention discrepancies in the HOLY Bible; But if you do research, they are there!  I recall a very persuasively written best-selling book,pointing out the many flaws in our Bible, I think the Title was something like "Almighty God - NOT". I'm sure it had its affect.  The heart of our faith remains the resurrection, and Jesus' teachings!====JACK:  I've found that Bible Study people, in general, just want to have a "feel good" experience and not be faced with information which causes them to their faith stretched.  A book that I like is written by Rob Bell: What We Talk About When We Talk About The Bible.

FROM DR J IN OHIO:  I hope so!====JACK:  Feeling sorry for someone and Trying to put yourself in their place is the difference between sympathy and empathy.

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