Words to always remember


There are few times when the bible records what many of us consider truths. I don’t know how often the godcultists who plan on going to heaven read their book. It says somewhere

The living know at least that they will die, but the dead know nothing and they wait for no reward; no feelings of hatred or love or any desire at all affect them and they take part no longer in all that is done in the world. Go, then, in peace and joy to enjoy the goods that you have!  Drink and eat the fruits of your labour in peace and rejoice with your friends and loved ones; for, that is all the good you can hope for in life.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

16 thoughts on “Words to always remember

  1. Hariod Brawn says:

    Which book and translation is that OM?

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    • makagutu says:

      Ecclesiastes 9:5-9
      I am trying to find the translation. All the current editions I am looking at include god which appears to have been absent in 1727 when the book I am reading was written

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      • Hariod Brawn says:

        This appears to be Solomon writing on the putative afterlife, and the ‘dead’ referred to being an intermediate state of persons/souls only – a kind of sleeping. Either way – o_O

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  2. Nice quote. Here’s another that has nothing whatsoever to do with your post: “I stepped in gum, didn’t realize it, and now it’s all over my shag carpet.” Burt Reynolds, circa 1983

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  3. troynbr2 says:

    It’s all metaphor. The entirety of it. The “living” are the faithful. The “dead” not so much. Jesus promised life everlasting, so dead is to forever be without God. So only the faithful have hope and the dead are useless now and after death because what they do has no meaning. See? Metaphor. Also, a nifty way to scare folks into believing as death is universally feared. Pointlessness more so.

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    • makagutu says:

      Mea culpa, mea culpa.
      What is the extent of metaphor? Is creation of the world metaphor? I wonder how it is the goddites never see their metaphor defense destroys most, if not all, of their bible claims

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      • troynbr2 says:

        In my experience, the faithful are either too lazy to question or incapable of reaching that level of intellect. Those who are and do study the religion(s) see the metaphors for what the are (faith or no faith). Some of my favorite conversations were with devout men who were able to explain the metaphors as they saw them. Christians, Buddhists, and Native Americans… and the really smart ones see the similarities!

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  4. Nan says:

    Beautiful! I’d much rather read that than what is printed in more “up-to-date: bibles.

    The only part that is off-putting is the very end … “for, that is all the good you can hope for in life.” It makes it sound like what comes before is not enough … when it is!

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