Why the early Christians did not plant trees and other observations

 
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28 July 2009 13:06
 

Why the early Christians did not plant trees and other observations:

http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/russell0.htm

(if in a hurry, scroll down to paragraph titled, ‘Defects in Christ’s Teaching’ and see last few sentences).

Question:  Do Clay, Wahoo, and other Christians on this forum plant trees?

[ Edited: 28 July 2009 13:10 by unsmoked]
 
 
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17 August 2009 10:42
 

Pat Robertson used to routinely discuss the impending return of Christ (the Apocalypse, the End of Days, etc.), AND give investment tips for a financially sound retirement in the same episode of “The 700 Club.”

 
 
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17 August 2009 15:11
 

Plant a tree and a tree will grow. Teach a man to plant trees and a forest will grow. He will then be a planter of men.

Something doesn’t sound right there.  cheese

 
 
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17 August 2009 16:33
 
eudemonia - 17 August 2009 07:11 PM

Plant a tree and a tree will grow. Teach a man to plant trees and a forest will grow. He will then be a planter of men.

Something doesn’t sound right there.  cheese

Give it another shot.  No hurry.

 
 
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bigredfutbol - 17 August 2009 02:42 PM

Pat Robertson used to routinely discuss the impending return of Christ (the Apocalypse, the End of Days, etc.), AND give investment tips for a financially sound retirement in the same episode of “The 700 Club.”

I wonder how many fundamentalists are spending their kids college funds since they won’t need them.  The Chinese probably aren’t pleased.  They just lent us a trillion dollars at what, 18 percent?

 
 
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18 August 2009 14:06
 

Can’t figure it out. I am dreaming of some ancient lesson similarities between fish and trees but… I defer to Clay. grin

 
 
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19 August 2009 15:56
 

I had trouble connecting the Bertrand Russell essay with tree-planting…what did I miss?

 
 
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20 August 2009 08:40
 

“The early Christians really did believe it, and they did abstain from such things as planting trees in their gardens, because they did accept from Christ the belief that the second coming was imminent.”

Yet, it didn’t stop them from having sex and making babies. Nature works in mysterious ways.

 
 
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goodgraydrab - 20 August 2009 12:40 PM

“The early Christians really did believe it, and they did abstain from such things as planting trees in their gardens, because they did accept from Christ the belief that the second coming was imminent.”

Yet, it didn’t stop them from having sex and making babies. Nature works in mysterious ways.

And the Chinese are much relieved since it is those babies who are going to be paying the interest on the trillion dollars they’ve lent us.  Is there a mathematician in the house who can tell us what the annual interest is on a trillion dollar loan?  Would they settle for Texas?