Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!
So, this is a rule I have about religion in relation to Biblical faiths; If you have not read the Bible cover to cover a few times, I am willing to teach, or answer questions, but I am unwilling to debate.
What has been debatable is the quality of cucumbers in ancient Egypt.
While I am not sure if he has met my exacting standard of Bible reading,
The Dumbest Blogger has been waxing eloquent in a few of his Biblical based stories. Check this one out and let me know what you think. (No debate here)
In other news, NASA has apparently checked out Martian acoustics.
They have a nifty link where you can see how your voice would carry on Mars.
I was not too impressed, but here is my sample. It is 10 seconds long so no big deal.
Well, off to bed. I have tomorrow off and need to see my children to school. Have a great week!
18 thoughts on “Biblical Cucumbers And NASA”
Mars was interesting. My children will love it tomorrow.
As far as I remember, DB had gotten a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and intended on reading it from cover to cover. His Bible stories are a result of that. That’s just going from my, occasionally faulty, memory. I thought that particular story was quite succinct the way he told it and captured the spirit of it nicely.
The Mars thing was interesting.
That’s basically right. I grew up reading the NIV, and had a lot of the New Testament memorized at one point. So I have some familiarity.
I think that Bible account and the detail about people who had just been rescued from a murderous tyrannical oppressive regime who had enslaved them….via the plagues that humiliated Egypt’s false gods, corrupt priesthood, and the incredible show of God’s power in parting the waters of the Red Sea to allow them to cross….for those rescued to shortly after do some of the things they did – wither on an individual basis or as a congregation: worshipping a golden calf, stealing gold and precious garments, harking back to the cucumbers…and the complaining, the frequent complaining – despite that God provided again and again and again what they needed – water, food, safety – it struck me as a powerful lesson when it comes to how sometimes our enjoyment of material things might cloud our spiritual view.
The reminiscing about cucumbers is an almost comical aspect of the account, if it was not so dismaying that their appreciation and faith had vanished so quickly. But it makes the account so memorable. I am sure there are plenty of modern day “cucumbers” that many of us momentarily focus on more than what is most important – the sanctification of God’s name, the vindication of His loving and righteous rulership, His provisions for salvation. I recall reading an article many years ago about a lady who lived in an area about to be flattened by a hurricane. They were warned to evacuate the area immediately. For some reason, she was so attached to her television, she tried to take it with her. Her son had to reason with her that it was dangerous. She left it behind at his urging, but she said in the article that she is amazed that she lost sight of what was most important, her attachment to her television jeopardized her safety.
I also recall a friend of ours explaining her decision to leave employment where she was provided with a generous salary and luxury accommodation. She told us about the practices she saw and the behaviour of the staff she would be working with. She could not remain there in good conscience after realizing the criminal and immoral practices that permeated the operation. She left, and she said although she knew it was right, and could enjoy a clean conscience, the next year was tough because she was in a job she did not enjoy and in very basis accommodation. She had to keep reminding herself that she had made the right decision and that focusing on her relationship with God rather than her salary and accommodation was something that He treasured.
Especially in these turbulent times, the idea of us being too wrapped up in the material enjoyments of life – and lets face it, this commercial world is so good at appealing to our desires for material enjoyments – food, travel, entertainment, fashion, luxury….the list goes on and on – it would be so easy for all that to become like those cucumbers and cause us to forget the reality of our situation – God has foretold the turbulent events as this world system falls – and He has promised to preserve the lives of faithful and obedient people.
I think the example of those who harked back to delicious cucumbers is something that sticks in the memory. It was cucumbers then, now it might be Lexus, Apple, or Prada. There are even more turbulent times ahead – We ought never lose sight of what is most important – the Sovereign of the Universe has made provision to rescue and save lives – it would be sad if we lost appreciation and developed a complaining spirit over any material comforts, conveniences and luxuries we no longer had.
The candour of the attitudes that the Israelites displayed at times – they are such powerful lessons for us to dwell on. Those who came through those 40 years in the wilderness must have been been eager to instill appreciation and spiritual eyesight in their younger generation. Of course eventually the land the Israelites came to dwell in was one “flowing with milk and honey”, and for a time in King Solomon’s day, everyone enjoyed material blessings, with their own vine and fig tree. I have no doubt that under God’s rulership, the quality of life for earth’s inhabitants will be so much better than under this greedy commercial world.
I think you made a lot of well-thought-out points, Lady A! Thank you! 🤠🔥
They don’t think I know a butt load of crap about the Bible, but I do.
They are grossly mistaken.
That’s a movie quote, btw.
Way nifty. Which one?
I do not watch TV. Thank you for the insight.
Nacho Libre? I had to Google
Like you I do not debate when it comes to the Bible. I teach Jesus. As a minister my husband preaches Jesus. If anyone wants to debate God’s Word do it with Him, He is the author.
Yeah, I suppose He wrote the book.
I should have said specific men were chosen and authorized to ✍️ God’s words. “All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
— 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)
I still have my King James version from when I was in first grade. It’s one of my treasures. And yes, I have read it cover to cover, even made notes and studies. I share the Word of God but no to debate(s). ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻
That is very respectable! I do not meet many who have read the Bible cover to cover! My respect for you has skyrocketed! 🤠🔥🍩🍪🎂🍰🧁🥧🍫🍬🍭🍮🍯