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I don't need no proverbs, I'm already the wisest person I know! 4 21.05%
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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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30 days with the wisest man who ever lived?

What if we could spend an entire month together with the wisest man who ever lived?

Would you be interested?

What if we could invest only a few minutes every morning and the return would be more wisdom, more knowledge, better understanding, increased discretion and a general stretching and challenging of what we currently think and believe?

Would you be interested?

Solomon is believed by many to be the wisest man who ever lived. He wrote 31 proverbs, which many believe to be filled with wisdom. These proverbs were originally written to his son a long time ago, but I believe we can benefit from them today as well.

I want to challenge you folks to join me on a 30 day journey through the 30 days of April. A journey where we will spend 30 days with the wisest man who ever lived.

Here's what I am thinking (and this is certainly open to suggestions). Let's read one of these Proverbs each day in April. On April 1, we read Proverbs 1. On April 2, we read Proverbs 2. And so forth. On May 1, we will finish with Proverbs 31. We can post post up our thoughts and impressions daily from that days Proverb, i.e. what stuck out most to us, what we learned, what we liked and didn't like, what didn't make sense, what we thought was funny, etc.

The goal would simply be meaningful, RESPECTFUL, mature and open minded discussions. Lively, spirited and challenging discussion over meaningful things is something that interests me very much.

If proverbs like these make you go "Oh yeah, uh-huh" and/or "WAT?!?!", then I think you will probably enjoy the trip:

"He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm"

AND

"Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

AND

"As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion."

AND TWO for the guys...

"It is better to live in a desert land than with a contentious and vexing woman"

"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones."

AND THREE for the ladies...

"A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind"

"A angry man stirs up strife"..."

"A man's prode will bring him low..."




I think it will be fun, who wants to go?

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"Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

[in my best ghetto girl with attitude impression]
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Ron,

I am already involved in two daily Bible commitments, but I'll try and fit this one in. I always love reading Proverbs, so I'll hop in where I can.

Hopefully, I can do it more often than not.

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I'm in for this. I had a conversation with Don about this on Saturday.

I'm assuming the discussions will take place in a thread?

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I'm in for this. I had a conversation with Don about this on Saturday.

I'm assuming the discussions will take place in a thread?
Yeah, Brian. That is what I am thinking. A seperate thread with some daily discussion in it.

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Interesting concept, but I'm out for this. reason being is firstly, I've usually prefer to reflect inward on spiritual matters. secondly, I'm pretty hesitant that an internet discussion will go well. Hopefully I'm wrong. I do like the challenge of reading the proverbs. I haven't read the bible, I know 27 years as a catholic and I still haven't read the whole bible is pathetic, so this may be a good start. Maybe I'll read along and just see how this goes. Guess i should start by buying a bible.

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Great idea, I've begun to fall away from my religious beliefs but going to church this Sunday helped reaffirm my faith, I think this might help me out some, so I'm all about this.

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This would be all in one thread right, or are you thinking a new thread each day?

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I did read, I can't tell if he means just 1 thread or 1 thread per day.

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One thread, daily posts. Sorry for the confusion.

BTW, definitely NON-CONFRONTATIONAL. I ain't about arguing religion. But I think I have been around long enough that you guys prolly already know that. Hopefully?

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I have been around long enough that you guys prolly already know that. Hopefully?
Isn't that just a nice way of saying you're old?

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Interesting concept, but I'm out for this. reason being is firstly, I've usually prefer to reflect inward on spiritual matters. secondly, I'm pretty hesitant that an internet discussion will go well. Hopefully I'm wrong. I do like the challenge of reading the proverbs. I haven't read the bible, I know 27 years as a catholic and I still haven't read the whole bible is pathetic, so this may be a good start. Maybe I'll read along and just see how this goes. Guess i should start by buying a bible.
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"Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

Sounds highly hypocritical to me.
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"Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

Sounds highly hypocritical to me.
If God is a hypocrite, I want to be one too.

You and I just have a very different opinion of the origins of that proverb, therefore you feel it is hypocritical and I feel it is humbling.

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Stealing a bible...hmmm..don't know how I feel about that. I think I can afford one.

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"Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

Sounds highly hypocritical to me.
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If God is a hypocrite, I want to be one too.

You and I just have a very different opinion of the origins of that proverb, therefore you feel it is hypocritical and I feel it is humbling.
if god said that, then that is pretty hypocritical

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Will you post the proverb?
No, anyone can post whatever proverb they find of particular interest in that days chapter.

My thoughts are that each person is responsible for reading the chapter that corresponds with the date and then posting whatever proverb "jumps out at them" and then we can all discuss.

For instance, April 1st would be Proverbs Chapter 1. There are several proverbs in Chapter 1 that one could post and we could talk about.

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i find this intriguing .. now, how do i sticky this thread so i remember to check it?
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If God is a hypocrite, I want to be one too.

You and I just have a very different opinion of the origins of that proverb, therefore you feel it is hypocritical and I feel it is humbling.
This is true, we all have our own opinion of what is the word of god and what is the word of man in the context of the bible.
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This is true, we all have our own opinion of what is the word of god and what is the word of man in the context of the bible.
Nicely done. See we can talk about "religion" and/or the "bible" and it be an intelligent thoughtful exchange!

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This thread is DANGEROUSLY close to exclusion. (ex. If the only way I can participate in this discussion is to read the Bible - I feel excluded.)

Ron - please review. You and I can discuss offline if necessary.

- CLSB is a far-reaching community of motorcycle enthusiasts.

- CLSB is not a place for hateful, secular, or prejudiced commentary (in any form, religion notwithstanding)

This discussion has merit if it is purely philisophical. If this is a philisophical debate/discussion, please consider including additional sources (Confucious, Aristotle, DeCartes, Mohammed etc.)

- If this thread is allowed to proceed, please understand that anything other than positive participation will close the thread immediately. "God" will not be an answer, a justification, or an argument in this thread. Period. If you're unable to discuss with neutral perspective - please reconsider posting.

Since its inception, CLSB has left secular discussion to more focused message boards. Please leave that focused discussion where it belongs.

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Understood Patrick. Sounds like CLSB is not the place for this type of thread and activity.

Without question, the Bible is uncomfortably exclusive in its claims to be the one and only Word of God, teaching the one and only way to heaven.

If this "exclusivity" is objectionable content on CLSB, then we will be wise to pull the plug on this now.

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ERznana is up a creek right now. I'd be interested in some wisdom.

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