Grace Greene

Elmira, NY, United States

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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
How can we consider the bible credible?
Did you know that Aramaic has no future tense? Did you know that Koine Greek has no future tense. Did you know that Hebrew didn't have a future tense equivalent until after WWII? So when you read: Matthew 7:2 (where it reads " For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.") or when you read Luke 6:37 ("Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven") you are reading a distortion intentionally built into the text? Delete the inserted future tense and you can realize that Jesus is saying that in essence, life is a mirror. If I listen to you, I can see how you have judged yourself and others because there are no secrets for those who know how to see or how to hear (as opposed to those who see without perceiving or hear without understanding). In other words, when you say that we are all sinners, I know that you have judged yourself a sinner, thus I know from your own words that I should not trust what you have to say. Changes in texts have drastically changed the religion that follows newer editions. These are not translation errors. They are attempts to blind you from your ability to see your own power and inherent perfection.
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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
How many days we can run the economy without productivity?
I was looking for explanation about your words, "the Bible authentically declared". To be more clear - how has the Bible been authenticated? By whom? When? Under what evidence? There is no need to conflate religion and money. christianity is dying around the world - with good reason. If you want to get a message out, leave the religion out and you will be better received. You will also make more sense.
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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
Cost and Engagement: Does the cost of TED live events exclude a significant and important section of society?
@Gail: Probably a bit of both, but it's certainly not unique to the UK. Look at how those American idiots use the same memes. It works too - more often than not. I wonder if "they" will ever get it that "we" are not ALL stupid, nor are we all manipulated through use of guilt or fear as a weapon. Certainly they MUST know that they use words like "humble servant" in order to manipulate us, which makes them something other than a servant or even humble. But they won't admit it, and that's how life works TODAY. But another day is coming - sooner rather than later. Have you noticed the change happening on a global scale? Quietly, steadily, and still unseen by those who do not know how to see
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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
He, she or s/he? Should languages be made gender neutral or be left on their own to preserve literary integrity?
Words are POWERFUL things. They can inspire or they can hold us back. For too long, the words "He" and "She" have been used against the "She" persons. There is a place for them, but there is also a NEED for gender neutral words. have you seen the TED talk where a linguist discovered a correlation between savings rates in countries with a language that use a future tense and those countries with languages that don't have them. i.e. Some languages say "It will rain tomorrow" whereas others say "It rain tomorrow". Those persons speaking languages that do not include a future tense have far higher savings rates than those who use languages such as English. Words are powerful unto themselves. Words have meanings. If there is no word to convey meaning, then people are harmed. Such as women in situations where gender is meaningless but used as a weapon anyhow.
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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
Cost and Engagement: Does the cost of TED live events exclude a significant and important section of society?
So you are an "elite" and you support "elitism". But you think that those who are more "elite" than you should make room for you and allow you to be part of them? Doesn't sound like you are much of an elitist - more of a wannabe elitist - at the expense of all the peons who are below you. Did I get that right? Given what you have been saying, you are certainly NOT a "humble" civil servant. In fact, I question the use of the word "servant". Sounds more like master to me.
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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
Can God be defined?
God has already been defined. God is a character described in the Bible. If God were human, he would be called a sociopath and kept away from society. But he is God, so he is worshiped by the sheeple who are afraid to refuse to do so. God is a cruel sadist who loves to hear screams of torment - as demonstrated by his willingness to throw unbelievers in hell. As humankind has been around a long time, and as Christianity is in great decline, the number of people writhing and screaming in tormented pain is growing at a rapid clip. As God is omniscient, "He" is well aware of the suffering and screams, and as more and more are going to hell, the volume is increasing. God is also omnipotent, so "He" has the power to close down Hell, relieve the suffering, silence the screams, and blot out the memory of the torment of "His" victims. But "He" chooses not to. "He" appears to enjoy watching and listening to suffering. He is also a misogynist. His hatred of women is especially pronounced. Any description of God must include this documented description. As many who are afraid of Hell worship the tyrant and are ashamed of doing so, they pretend that God is something other than the monster that the Bible describes. They do this in order to block out their conscience that tells them how wrong this is - all in the name of survival - so they can live with themselves. This is where disagreement about God comes into play - even in a single church. But if you speak of God (as opposed to Thor or Mithra or Pele, etc.), "His" own book describes "Him" well enough. Good thing "He" doesn't exist. Consciousness exists though. Consciousness is not God, though it is much more than a brain in a body.
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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
Can God be defined?
I suspect that you mean that those who are spiritual are left out - at least on TED talks according to its formal policy against such talks. Spiritualists are a group who communicate messages from the deceased in their religious services. You may be interested in knowing that of those aged 18-24, LESS THAN ONE PERCENT have a Biblical worldview and most call themselves spiritual. The older the population, the greater the belief in the Biblical God. I consider myself spiritual even though I am an atheist. I believe in the eternal validity of my (and your) soul. I have a god-concept equivalent, but it is not God.
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Grace Greene
Posted over 1 year ago
Can God be defined?
I absolutely LOVE "Through the Wormhole". Too bad that it's only available on the part of cable that you have to pay more for. This should be showing on Public TV where everyone can see it.