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"How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? "Selah"
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
"They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'
But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler."
Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.
The man was tired, so he fell asleep under such a tree. When he awoke he was feeling very hungry, and said, "I am feeling hungry, I wish I could get some food from somewhere." Immediately food appeared out of nowhere--just floating in the air...delicious food.
He was so hungry that he didn't pay much attention to where it had come from--when you are hungry you are not very philosophic. He immediately started to eat, and the food was so delicious that he became caught up in eating it. Once his hunger was gone he looked around. Now that he was feeling satisfied, another thought arose in him: "If only I could get something to drink..." Immediately fine wine appeared.
Drinking the wine relaxed in the cool breeze of paradise under the shade of the tree, he started wondering, "What's the matter? What's happening? Have I fallen into a dream, or are some ghosts playing tricks with me?
And ghosts appeared. And they were ferocious and horrible. He started trembling, and a thought arose in him: "Now I am sure to be killed. These people are going to kill me."
And he was killed.
There is a Zen story about a poor man walking through the woods reflecting upon his many troubles. He stopped to rest against a tree, a magical tree that would instantly grant the wishes of anyone who came in contact with it. He realised he was thirsty and wished for a drink. Instantly a cup of cool water was in his hand. Shocked, he looked at the water, he decided it was safe and drank it. He then realised he was hungry and wished he had something to eat. A meal appeared before him. "My wishes are being granted," he thought in disbelief. "Well, then I wish for a beautiful home of my own," he said out loud. The home appeared in the meadow before him. A huge smile crossed his face as he wished for servants to take care of the house. When they appeared he realised he had somehow been blessed with an incredible power and he wished for a beautiful, loving, intelligent woman to share his good fortune. "Wait a minute, this is ridiculous," said the man to the woman. "I'm not this lucky. This can't happen to me." As he spoke...everything disappeared. He shook his head and said, "I knew it," then walked away thinking about his many troubles. There is a great truth hidden behind this simple Zen story. Our mind is like this magical tree. "Whatever the mind conceives and believes, it achieves."
Originally posted by KennyDurazo
Romans 1:19 since what may be known about God is plain to them because God has made it plain to them
you have until the 21 to live.
then its over.
grand theft deity=deicide
the U.S. has stolen my brain.
i am zero.
i am eighteen and ten months.
i am thirty.
i am millions of years old and aging rapidly.
youre more like skeletor and i am the sorceress in the movie MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.
there is another planet that needs your help.
do NOT give me to any beings of heaven.
use the diamond planet.
you have until the 21 to live.