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Hello ~ Random thought from school - a world of possibility
Hello ~ Random thought from school
This is not meant to be good or bad or anything, just a random thought while doing my reading for class today.

Jesus - a major figure in religious and world beliefs - is he thought of to be such a special person because of who he was and what he did? OR because he was the first person to be how he was? (AKA treat people kindly and "suffer for others")

Another random thing, did you know monogamy was most likely created by males because in most poly(however it's spelled) -where it is one male and many females, the non-alfa males wanted to assure recreation and therefore wanted a more faire chance, creating one to one relationships.

OK, must go do more reading for tomorrow and get a headstart for stuff due next week for crazy me has agreed to do a promotion Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday. Plus I want some free time to get back to my book!

Oh! Random Q - does anyone know anything about costs for either starting a cable network or getting time on an already existing cable network?

I hope everyone is well
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moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
1 - so what about all the "great" people since him?

2 - no comment back, lol

3 - yep, not for me, research for someone else :)
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moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess my point was that there are many people since then, Mother Theresa for example, as well as many many others, but we don't think they are Jesus and I wonder why the difference or what rather.

I hope Lauren is ok
musus From: musus Date: September 10th, 2003 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or possibly because many humans feel the need to maintain a sense of security (be it solely within their own head, or not) in perpetuating a belief that supports that sense of security?

Like most things, there are probably multiple inter-connected components working to formulate the overall explanation. It's a VERY good question though.. makes the mind go in all sorts of directions. :)
musus From: musus Date: September 10th, 2003 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry if that came across pretentious-sounding. I didn't intend for it to seem that way...but I realized it could be interpreted as such when I re-read it. Hope you're doin ok.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
did not sound pretentious, I knew exactly what you meant :)
eroika From: eroika Date: September 10th, 2003 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jesus- It depends on who you talk to. If you are speaking to a Christian, Jesus is most likely a special person b/c of who he was as well as what he did. Not being Christian I would say that Jesus was a special person b/c of what he did, however I do not believe he was the first person to treat ppl kindly and to suffer for others. Perhaps what made him special above all were his skills of expressing that which he believed in.

Monogamy-Not sure that I agree that monogamy was created by males. Males have a biological urge to sow their seed to as many females as they can get their paws on in order to assure the continuation of the population. Settling with one partner would mean less children. Additionally the fact that woman are seen in the more nurturing role and needed the security of the physical protection of the male would seem to suggest an advantage toward making sure she had a definite one to depend on.

-Cable Network- Got me...I'm useless in this area.

moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jesus - aren't there people just as good, kind and able to express such? I guess I was looking to see if there is something that separate him from say Mother Theresa or other exceptionally "good" people.

As for Monogamy, everything you said is correct, but at the same time with polygamy, if one man impregnates multiple women what do the men who do not have as high status do? Meaning, it wasn't created by the men who were able to attract and mate but rather to make it "fair" for those who were not able to (this is more scientific thinking, so I don't mean it to sound harsh, just easiest to put it simply this way).

Thanks for commenting and I hope you be well :)
From: nolf Date: September 10th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
jesus the first of his kind? not hardly. siddhartha gautama comes to mind, who lived in the 6th century bc.

jesus came into a part of the world seemingly obsessed with worship. instead of his followers trying to emulate him, the deified him. i'm not syaing he ISNT the son of "god", what I'm saying is, i doubt he's any more of a child of god than any of us.

he is thought to be the special person that he is, because he was special. worshipable? i don't think anyone is. i feel that many christians (not all of course) hold him in such high reguard for WHAT he supposedly was, not ever really considering WHO he was. i think the answer to your question will vary everytime you ask it of someone else.

did jesus ever say he died for us? i don't recall ever hearing that. he was made to be a martyr by the men and women (ok, so men only) he left behind, but was jesus truly dying for yours and my sins? or was he simply accepting death for what he believed in?
moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess my only point was that I am curious as to why he is thought so highly of and yet people who are just as "good" as him - as you even gave an example - are not thought of at the same level of respect and knowledge.

Thanks for the comment :)~
From: nolf Date: September 14th, 2003 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
i would say thats simply because the society we live in is based in, and founded by judao-christian values.

it would probably be very different if arabs, or hindus came over here like the europeans did.
lordrexfear From: lordrexfear Date: September 10th, 2003 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Found this, hope it helps

Where can I get information about starting a cable program

The cable industry is devoted to expanding the choice and diversity of entertainment and education programming offered to its customers. New technologies are providing the opportunity for the creation of new and innovative programming services to enter into the market.

However, a great idea alone does not guarantee success. Launching and distributing a network can be difficult. Understanding how the cable industry works from both a technical and business standpoint is essential to the success of building your own network. Listed below are some suggestions for familiarizing yourself with the industry.
Subscribe to cable industry trade magazines.
Know and understand the Communications Act and its implementing regulations.
Network, familiarize yourself with cable-related organizations, and become a member of one of these professional organizations.
The following organizations may also be able to help you with these steps and increase your knowledge of the cable industry.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, responsible for regulating the cable industry and other communications industries. It can also provide you with additional information to increase your knowledge of the cable industry. Contact the Cable Services Bureau at (202) 418-7200, or visit the FCC web-site at www.fcc.gov.
The Cable Advertising Bureau (CAB) is a nationwide media association providing local, regional and national cable organizations with sales and marketing support for advertising revenues. CAB is an organization you should call when you pursue individualized guidance on starting ad sales. CAB members may take advantage of sales tools and publications such as: Local Cable Planning Kit, Cable Fact Book, Cable Network Profile handbook, and Cable Co-Op Guide. For additional information, contact the Network Marketing and Sales Department at (212) 508-1200 or visit the CAB web-site at www.cabletvadbureau.com.

Also, on merits of not getting on a rant/lecture/essay, no answering questions involving theology.
From: manoloray Date: September 11th, 2003 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Found this, hope it helps

Don't think she wants to actually Start A whole new Cable Company.. :). I think she just wants Cable service..

Am I right? If Not Shoot me :).

I think CableVision is serving your area. Give them a call..
in NJ I Have Comcast. Basic service is around $15 a month.. But they would probably try to sell you Extended which would be around $40, Not including all the FCC charges and Taxes.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Found this, hope it helps

yep - I am actually researching for a cable company as in to start one, though it's not for me.

I'm glad for the info about cable though because mine is super expensive!

I hope you be well

moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Found this, hope it helps

Thanks - I have that website saved as a favorite and forgot about it.

ok about the theology, just a random curiosity w/ nothing meant behind it

I hope you be well :)
jonlikyou From: jonlikyou Date: September 12th, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)


Well, sweetness, I am glad you aren't a poligamist... That would really suck for me. Hugs and kisses... :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2003 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)


Ok, since no one has given you the "big" answer, I will do so now. You will probably be able to figure out who this is, but I don't feel like being me at the moment.

There are several distinct periods in Biblical history. Adam and Eve gettin busy in The Garden (no, not the sports arena), up to and including the Great Flood, up to and including Moses receiving The Law up on the Mountain tripping out on acid (I mean really - how else would you describe talking to a Burning Bush?).

Yadda Yadda Yadda
The point is that God has always had His chosen people - the Jews. He has made Covenants with them, promises, etc - and they keep fucking up.

So God gives Moses The Law (a.k.a. The 10 Commandments). So if you follow these simple rules, you will keep me happy and we can chill out having a BBQ up at the Pearly Gates.

Ok - so this didn't work out to well, so God sent his only Begotten Son, to come live a sinless life here on Earth, be crucified, so through some weird meta-physical shit - we could be saved.

Jesus Saves - that sums up why He is special (and as someone else so adeptly put it - for those that believe in Him). Basically from a Christian standpoint - Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light. No one should come to the Father but through Him. For who so ever shall Believe in Him, shall not taste of death, but have ever lasting Life. Ok - so I might be a tad bit off - has been a while since I picked up a Bible.

Being a Christian myself - I believe all of this. You get bored some time (It may just save your life) - I would recommend reading just 5 books of the New Testament. The first 4 books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and the last - Revelation. Even for a non-believer, reading just those 5 books should make it perfectly clear why Jesus is a righteous dude for those that do believe in Him.

later aligator
moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 13th, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jesus

I thought this was one person, but seeing how it does not seem to fit her MO, I shall be curious - thanks for the info whomever you may be.

I hope you are well :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 13th, 2003 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jesus

Last time I went pee I was a guy, but I can check again if you like.

The point I was trying to make without trying to make an argument was that - for those Christians that Believe with a capital B

Not only does Jesus save - that he died on the Cross to pay for our sins personally and ensure our salvation, but that it is ONLY through Jesus that you can be saved.

Unfortunately you either believe or you don't. There isn't a lot of room for philosophical conversation on the matter without falling into one sided conversations.

My mind is very maleable - I am willing to accept that what I believe is wrong tomorrow - but I also know that things exists that I can not see or touch. I am fortunate enough to feel though.

If you want to talk about Judaism - I can do that.
If you want to talk about Taoism - I can do that.
If you want to talk about the implications of Quantum Mechanics on spirituality - I can do that.
If you want to have a discussion on just about anything having to do with comparative theology - I can do that.

The problem is - I can't deny my Faith.

I am not hiding - so if you want to know who it is - just ask - I just don't feel like being me is all.

moowazz From: moowazz Date: September 14th, 2003 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jesus

I am curious . . . who be this?

From: limbic_region Date: September 14th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jesus

Do any of us really know who we are?
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