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Offline Pravoslavbob

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Re: Jury duty
« Reply #90 on: November 06, 2007, 12:14:42 PM »
Tell them you have any of a plethora of gold rush era diseases, like the typhoid, or the cholera, or dysentary.

Will that help me stop making inappropriate peer-to-teen choice award whatevers?   ;)
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Re: Jury duty
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2007, 04:06:03 AM »
I think we are veering off a bit. But just for the sake of this discussion I will ansewer you.
Well. He was God and choose not to distroy his accusers. Along those lines there were countless martars in the faith that once they were stricken on the cheek, offered the other cheek as well. That my friend is inaction.
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Re: Jury duty
« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2007, 09:38:37 AM »
We could argue semantics all day if you want, but let's not go there. ;)

A question I have for you:  Do you REALLY want our advice, or do you just want to argue with us why we should embrace your way of thinking? 8)

Funny. :laugh:
I like to reinforce my believes through debate and maybe learn a thing or two while there. ;)
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Re: Jury duty
« Reply #93 on: November 08, 2007, 04:21:48 PM »
Sorry for putting you on the spot Cleveland. I have a way of weaseling things out of people.  :-There certainly will be a judgement and a resurrection of all. Whether that judgement leads to death is another issue.
Excellence of character, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect.

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Re: Jury duty
« Reply #94 on: November 09, 2007, 10:08:54 PM »
So than you agree that the prostitute is the one judging herself?

Sorry for the late response: I didn't even see this post.

I can't imagine that she is the one judging herself.  Judgment was carried out when it was demonstrated to the mob that she was an adulteress: either her husband/betrothed came with the accusation, or her father, or her lover.  They may have had evidence.  But judgment happened long before she got to where Jesus was.  In fact, judgment is precisely why she was where Jesus was - the mob had taken her to execute the sentence required by the judgment (which, before Christ intervened, there was the strictest of sentencing guidelines - specific punishments for each crime with no leeway, unlike most modern law systems which give options for most crimes, i.e. anywhere between 10 and 20 years, parole or no parole, etc.).  In their time, judgment was probably carried out by the Rabbi of the town in accordance with the Torah, or by some other town official (sorry, I'm not too familiar with Jewish jurisprudence at the turn of the 1st century AD). 
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Re: Jury duty
« Reply #95 on: November 09, 2007, 11:27:17 PM »
Sorry for the late response: I didn't even see this post.

I can't imagine that she is the one judging herself.  Judgment was carried out when it was demonstrated to the mob that she was an adulteress: either her husband/betrothed came with the accusation, or her father, or her lover.  They may have had evidence.  But judgment happened long before she got to where Jesus was.  In fact, judgment is precisely why she was where Jesus was - the mob had taken her to execute the sentence required by the judgment (which, before Christ intervened, there was the strictest of sentencing guidelines - specific punishments for each crime with no leeway, unlike most modern law systems which give options for most crimes, i.e. anywhere between 10 and 20 years, parole or no parole, etc.).  In their time, judgment was probably carried out by the Rabbi of the town in accordance with the Torah, or by some other town official (sorry, I'm not too familiar with Jewish jurisprudence at the turn of the 1st century AD). 


I actually had this in mind when I posted.
  After she was let off the hook by Christ. She stopped sinning.This is what I mean by her judging herself. Christ didn't judge her but instead caused her to turn from her evil ways. She could have easily returned to her old ways. As the bible states. We judge ourselves so we won't be judged.



Excellence of character, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect.