Saturday, December 21, 2013

Two Families Receive Life-Changing Gifts from Safe Step Walk-In Tub. Co.

      
           



NDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2013   -- It began with a letter to a company in Nashville about a teenage girl in Indianapolis with a rare, life threatening disease.  
Nathan Hand, a friend of the girl's family, wrote to Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co., which had recently donated a state-of-the art therapeutic tub through its nationwide program of giving, Safe Step Cares. The recipient, Selena Yorke, suffers from Friedreich's Ataxia (FA), a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects every cell in her body as well as her heart. Hand was looking for a helping hand for his friend, Virgil Harris.

Virgil's 18-year-old daughter Jazmyne also has Friedreich's Ataxia, a severely debilitating, degenerative disorder which is inherited at birth. So determined to give Jazmyne the quality of life she deserves, Virgil set up a foundation, Jumpin' for Jazz, to tell her story, increase awareness about FA and raise funds to offset her medical bills. Hand thought the therapeutic tub would be perfect for the family.
Safe Step, which routinely receives numerous letters for tub donations, loved the letter and Jazmyne's story and decided to help. But the company got a big surprise when they called Virgil to let him know.  Virgil told Safe Step that the Templetons, another Indianapolis family who has two college-age daughters with FA, were more deserving. If there was one tub to give, Virgil said, give it to the Templetons.

Amazed by Virgil's thoughtfulness, Safe Step decided that one tub wasn't enough in Indianapolis, so it decided that the Templeton family, at Virgil's suggestion, would receive the tub for their daughters Amy and Emily, while Jazmyne would receive an additional tub too. 

"I am so grateful for this gift," said Harris. "I show my enthusiasm because Jazmyne will benefit but I am so thankful that the Templetons got their tub as well."
Virgil's thoughtfulness was not lost on the Templetons.
"Virgil's selflessness, and what Safe Step did in providing two tubs, is just unbelievable," said Paul Templeton, Amy and Emily's father. "Safe Step came in here and immediately you could tell that they were looking out for us, caring about our needs."

Earlier this year, Safe Step launched its Safe Step Cares program, in which the company rewards those in need on a regular basis at no cost.
"We're a family company and the connections we make along the way are so important to us that we wanted to be here to show them that they are now a part of our family," said Andi Allender, Safe Step's director of marketing. "As a result of Safe Step Cares, three girls in Indianapolis are going to gain independence and actually feel better when they bathe."

"Safe Step is in the business of changing the lives of our neighbors and friends, every day," said Safe Step CFO Stuart Hall, who made the trip from Nashville to Indianapolis to present the tubs in person with Allender at both residences. "We are pleased to be able to provide Jazmyne, Emily and Amy more safety and comfort as they cope with the effects of this unforgiving disease."
Perhaps Amy and Emily's mother, Shawna Templeton, summed the event up best: "For ten years, we've been like 'what are we going to do?' and then to have this all given to us today, I'm just amazed. I'm overwhelmed by the generosity, the love, the friendship and the beauty of it all."

About Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co.
Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. is one of the nation's leading walk-in tub providers, known for quality, service and affordability. Safe Step Tubs have received the Ease-Of-Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation and are manufactured and built in America using American-made components. Their quality is backed with the best warranty in the business, including a lifetime warranty on the tub, the door seal and faucets. Servicing all of the US and all of Canada, Safe Step Walk-In Tub is a family company, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Video with caption: "Two Families Receive Life-Changing Gifts from Safe Step Walk-In Tub. Co.; Girls with Rare Disease (Friedreich's Ataxia) Selected as 'Safe Step Cares' Honorees". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwoXNkI5atM&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

SOURCE Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Latest Published News Investigation Immediately Reveals The Most Important Details and Statistics Concerning Garcinia Cambogia Extract Products And Is
Now Made Available by Investigated Reviews.

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 11, 2013  -- Research Analyst Cindy Walters warns, ”With countless manufacturers now promoting their own Garcinia Cambogia Extract brand formulations, consumers are becoming overwhelmed as to which products are genuinely the most trusted and best performing.”

The Most Significant Facts Regarding Garcinia Cambogia Extract Are Now Published…
Many individuals have heard about the miraculous properties of Garcinia Cambogia Extract from Dr. Oz, from their favorite TV show, or possibly from a friend or a neighbor. In spite of their glowing reviews, however, consumers are wondering if this supplement really lives up to the hype.

Two-Pronged Approach to Weight Loss:
Naturally made from the tamarind fruit, this extract attacks fat in two ways: it helps the body to burn fat while also preventing new fat from forming. When users first start taking this supplement, they may not notice any changes on the scale right away--this happens because as the body burns fat, it replaces it with toned muscles which weigh slightly more than fat. Although user's weight may not change immediately, their measurements will.
Because this supplement slows the body's ability to absorb fat, it means that even if users don't change their eating habits, they will still lose fat. It's claimed the fat will melt off the body thanks to the natural properties of HCA, this supplement's main ingredient.

The Long Term Benefits From Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Research analyst Cindy Walters states, "Unfortunately, the market is flooded with diet products that help individuals lose weight quickly, only to let users crash and burn--ultimately, consumers may end up bigger than they were before they ever bought these products. Garcinia Cambogia Extract is different."
"Rather than relying on speedy ingredients that cloak your hunger, this supplement is made from natural ingredients that boost your serotonin levels. Serotonin is the amino acid in the brain that is most strongly linked to happiness, and when you feel happy, you are more likely to make smart dietary choices."
"In fact, the longer you use this supplement, the healthier your cravings will become. Instead of craving fatty or salty processed foods, your body will crave natural quickly-burning foods. When you fuel your body with natural foods, your digestive system understands what to do with those foods and how to process them. Ultimately, this makes it easier to lose weight, and your new eating choices will have huge long term benefits on your life."

Garcinia Cambogia Extract - Safe and Gentle
Many dietary supplements are packed with unwanted side effects. After taking other supplements, individuals may feel jittery, or they may get cramps or headaches. Garcinia Cambogia is made from all natural ingredients that have been used for centuries, and there are no side effects except for weight loss.
The main ingredient is hydroxycitric acid. This derivative of citric acid is found naturally in many tropical plants, and it is the active ingredient that makes this supplement so powerful and effective. However, keep in mind while shopping, Not All Supplements Are Created the Same.

Incorporating the Supplement – Very Simple and Easy To Use
Incorporating this supplement into anyone's day is simple. All anyone needs to do is take the supplement with a glass of water twice a day about an hour before eating. There is no need to change eating or exercising habits. By the time a person is ready to eat, they will be craving healthy foods, and their body won't feel over hungry. This makes weight loss simple.

Consumers Should Only Purchase Superior Products – 60% Hydroxycitric Acid
There are several different types of Garcinia Cambogia Extract on the market, and while shopping, consumers need to remember that a few supplements are superior to the rest. Unfortunately, the chance of losing weight on a subpar supplement is low. Look for extract supplements that are made from completely natural ingredients with no fillers, and before buying, make sure that the supplements have the correct amount of hydroxycitric acid. Unless the percentage is at least 60 percent hydroxycitric acid, it will not be effective enough for anyone's needs.

For Consumer Protection and Security:
Research analyst Cindy Walters states, "As a research analyst my job is to help individuals make the correct buying choices each day. There are times where it can be quite difficult to pick one single Top Rated Product Brand."

“I have made the decision to feature a specific web page that will enable consumers to visit the News and Media top rated brand names which are all verified exceptional supplements.”






 

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Jim Carrey's Award-Winning Children's Book

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 How Roland Rolls, the first book by actor/artist Jim Carrey, recent winner of the 2013 Gelett-Burgess Children's Book Award, is being released on November 17th as an enhanced e-book, according to John Raatz, project manager for Carrey's Some Kind of Garden Media, publisher of the e-version and the original hardcover.
"We've produced three versions," says Raatz. "The ones for iPad and Nook will include all of the enhancements. A third version for Kindle and other e-readers is a more straightforward edition."   The
Apple-based version can also be read on iPads, iPhones and iPods, and on Apple computers equipped with their new iBook reader running on the recently released OS X Version 10.9 Mavericks operating system.
When Raatz says, "all of the enhancements," he's pointing to, perhaps, one of the most abundantly enhanced e-books for children yet produced. Carrey reads the book, voicing all of the characters and the majority of the sound effects. In addition, Carrey and his daughter, Jane, a singer-songwriter, perform four original, fully-produced songs that relate to the story and characters. There is also a variety of visual effects, movements and incidental characters (voiced by Carrey) that make the book a rollicking rich experience for readers aged four to eight, as well as "their grown-ups!" The songs are also available separately in the iTunes store now and soon through other e-tailers.
Carrey is just finishing work on his latest film, "Dumb and Dumber To," the long anticipated sequel to his iconic "Dumb and Dumber." On his occasional weekend shooting breaks, Carrey attended book signings for How Roland Rolls in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Toronto, delighting thousands of supportive fans with autographs and photos.
How Roland Rolls, distributed by Perseus Distribution, has received broadly positive reviews and audience acceptance. Carrey, who has appeared in 33 feature length films, is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. 
For more information on How Roland Rolls, and to order the book, visit www.howrolandrolls.com.






SOURCE Some Kind of Garden Media

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Barbra Streisand

COLUMBIA RECORDS BACK TO BROOKLYN / Barbra Streisand's Fifth Number One Rated DVD, "Back To Brooklyn," Reaches Top Spot. (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records)NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2013 Columbia Records -- In her sixth decade of providing music magic, Barbra Streisand continues to reach the number one position on the charts.  Her "Back To Brooklyn" concert DVD  has reached #1 on the Billboard Top DVD Music Videos chart. Achieving that distinction with the Columbia Records release, Streisand has now topped the DVD charts five times. Her success in the DVD field also includes having earned nine Gold DVDs, six Platinum and three Multi-Platinum.

On the CD charts, she has reached #1 nine times and is the only recording artist to have accomplished #1 albums in five consecutive decades. She has achieved 51 gold albums, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum.        
The "Back To Brooklyn" concert DVD captures Streisand's first musical performance in her native Brooklyn since she departed at age 16 to pursue her acting career and became one of the most popular and famous musical performers of her time. Throughout the concert, which includes nine songs she had never previously performed publicly, Barbra reflects upon her years growing up in Brooklyn, and to mark the occasion, she commissioned special lyrics for two songs:
ACT I opens with Andrew Lloyd Webber's "As If We Never Said Goodbye," which she turns into an homage to "the Brooklyn docks, the nova lox" and other fond memories of the sights and sounds of her youth.  When she triumphantly sings, "I've come home at last," the audience rises from their seats with a thunderous welcome back ovation.   
ACT II pays tribute to the people and places in Brooklyn today, with a re-written lyric to Cole Porter's "You're The Top": "You're the top, you're a Brooklyn trolley…you're the top you're a hot bialy!"
It also provides biographical video and still photo images of the artist's childhood and early career.
Among the many highlights of the evening was the first-time ever pairing of Barbra and her son Jason Gould. Other artists joining her include trumpet player Chris Botti and the young Italian singing quartet, Il Volo. Subsequent to the Brooklyn performances, Ms. Streisand presented a slightly revised version of the concert in record-breaking tours in the US, Canada, Europe and Israel, her first concert appearances in six years. 
The concert performance is directed by Barbra Streisand and Richard Jay-Alexander, and written by Barbra Streisand, Jay Landers, Richard Jay-Alexander and Jeffrey Richman. The "Back To Brooklyn" concert is also currently featured on Public Broadcasting System stations, where it has become the top-rated Great Performances series offering this season, raising funds for PBS local stations.
DVD
1.    Back to Brooklyn
2.    As If We Never Said Goodbye
3.    I Remember Brooklyn (Dialogue)
4.    Nice 'n' Easy / That Face
5.    The Way He Makes Me Feel
6.    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
7.    Didn't We
8.    Smile (w/ Il Volo)
9.    Q & A
10.  Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long
11.  No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
12.  The Way We Were / Through The Eyes Of Love
13.  Being Good Isn't Good Enough
14.  Rose's Turn / Some People / Don't Rain On My Parade
15.  I Remember Barbra
16.  You're The Top
17.  What'll I Do / My Funny Valentine (w/ Chris Botti)
18.  Lost Inside Of You (w/ Chris Botti)
19.  Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) (w/ Chris Botti)
20.  Nature Boy (Birthday video performed by Jason Gould)
21.  How Deep Is The Ocean (Duet w/ Jason Gould)
22.  People
23.  Here's To Life
24.  Make Our Garden Grow / Somewhere
25.  Some Other Time
26.  Happy Days Are Here Again
INCLUDES ADDITIONAL BONUS MATERIAL:27.  "This Masquerade" (Performed by Jason Gould)
28.  I Remember Barbra Documentary Film
SOURCE Columbia Records

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

100 party school 2013 - 2014



NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 Fiesta Frog, a party social network, has released their ranking of the top 100 party schools for 2013-2014 . There are some of the usual big name party schools on the list; Auburn and UConn, for example. Several new schools have made their list, more than a few, might surprise many. To create the list, the Fiesta Frog team used reports from visits to campuses across the country, and reviews from students and alumni. Students can take part in the ranking process by voting on Fiesta Frog. These votes are taken into account; along with the analyzed data from the hundreds of thousands of events occurring on the social network.
 Fiesta Frog's platform helps people, all over the United States, find nightlife events, no matter where they are located. Many promoters use Fiesta Frog's proprietary event promotion engine to reach their targeted demographic. 

The rankings are as follows:
100      University of Louisiana at Lafayette
99        Miami University, Oxford
98        University of Connecticut
97        Clemson University
96        College of Charleston
95        SUNY College at Plattsburgh
94        University of South Dakota
93        Eastern Kentucky University
92        University of Nevada, Las Vegas
91        Humboldt State University
90        Kenyon College
89        Bucknell University
88        Coastal Carolina University
87        Oklahoma State University, Main Campus
86        Minnesota State Unversity, Mankato
85        Juniata College
84        Gustavus Adolphus College
83        Monmouth University
82        Appalachian State University
81        University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
80        Western Kentucky University
79        University of California, Santa Cruz
78        Villanova University
77        University of Scranton
76        West Chester University of Pennsylvania
75        University of South Carolina, Columbia
74        University of Idaho
73        Alabama A & M University
72        SUNY College at Oswego
71        Vanderbilt University
70        Elon University
69        Trinity College
68        Central Michigan University
67        Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
66        Fitchburg State College
65        Radford University
64        Auburn University Main Campus
63        Texas Tech University
62        University of Maine
61        University of Massachusetts, Amherst
60        University of Mississippi Main Campus
59        Ball State University
58        Southern Methodist University
57        University of New Hampshire, Main Campus
56        Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Main Campus
55        Texas State University, San Marcos
54        University of Kansas Main Campus
53        Cornell University
52        Michigan State University
51        Washington & Lee
50        Fort Hays State University
49        James Madison University
48        Rutgers University
47        Longwood University
46        New York University
45        East Carolina University
44        SUNY at Buffalo
43        Western Illinois University
42        Quinnipiac University
41        University of Dayton
40        Colgate University
39        University of Vermont
38        University of Rhode Island
37        Mississippi State University
36        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
35        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
34        University of Tennessee
33        University of Missouri
32        University of Virginia, Main Campus
31        Washington State University
30        Rollins College
29        San Diego State University
28        University of Georgia
27        University of Southern California
26        University of Maryland
25        Ohio State University, Main Campus
24        University of Delaware
23        SUNY at Albany
22        University of Arizona
21        Tulane University of Louisiana
20        Georgia Southern University

Media Contact: Fiesta Frog, Fiesta Frog Inc, (845)481-3204, Contact@fiestafrog.com

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Norway - the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights

OSLO, Norway, November 27, 2013 

"To see the Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky is a 'once in a lifetime experience'. We want to enable more people to experience the Northern Lights in Norway this winter by making it more accessible," says Per-Arne Tuftin, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway. Today he launches a brand new mobile app, Norway Lights, making it easier to predict the appearance of the Northern Lights.

According to scientists, 2013 is said to be a record year for the Northern Lights. Now researchers predict the winter season of 2014/2015 to be another good year for spotting the Northern Lights as well.
"Arctic Norway is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights," according to the director of tourism in Norway, Per-Arne Tuftin. He promises a spectacular display this winter.

Norway - the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights
If the conditions are right, you can experience the Northern Lights all over Norway; however, the northern lights appear much more frequently across the Arctic Circle in the northern parts of Norway.
"Norway is in the centre of the Northern Lights zone, so the probability of seeing the lights are very likely on any cloud-free night between October and March. Though the Northern Lights are visible in other countries, Northern Norway's easy accessibility and optimal conditions make it one of the best places on Earth to see them," Tuftin claims.
"Accessibility and climate conditions make Northern Norway a great destination for experiencing the Northern Lights. There is no other place in the world where chances are higher," adds Per-Arne Tuftin.

New, free and easy-to-use, app: NorwayLights
During the last decade it has become easier to predict the weather and upcoming Northern Lights conditions. Visitnorway wants to make this knowledge available to anyone interested in experiencing the Northern Lights for themselves and launches a brand new free mobile app, called NorwayLights.

"We are happy to see that an increasing number of tourists are coming to Norway to chase the mysterious Northern Lights for themselves. We hope that our new free app, NorwayLights, will make it even easier to spot the northern lights this winter," says Tuftin.
Download the free app here:

Contact US:
Harald Hansen
Tel.: +1-212-885-9751
Fax: +1-212-885-9710
harald.hansen@innovationnorway.no

SOURCE Visitnorway

Monday, November 11, 2013

Philosophy Night 2 (Variant)


by F Guzzardi
After the release of my book: "Ermeneutica dell'evidente" I realized that criticizing religions (especially Catholic) causes discomfort not only among believers but also among Catholics by tradition, as are most of the Italian people. My brother first took me off from his friends in Facebook - My eldest son suggested me not to talk about religion because `says," people do not like to be told things that go against their beliefs. " I must admit that miss the friendship (even if only virtual) of a brother makes me even laugh  given the paucity of the story, while I take seriously is the suggestion of my son that I consider sensible and intelligent person, then I stop talking about religions ( at least not to suffer provocations) and move on to other thoughts.
Now, making the point of what people are interested in addition to the miracles of various Madonnas around the world, the pope and Padre Pio, another point of interest in social
media, are the recipes, and then came to my mind  an old Sicilian recipe of my mother prepared as God! (Hops.. Sorry), it is "A pasta co niuru re Siccia" for those who do not understand the Sicilian "pasta with squid ink," Now, although it seems an easy recipe
because is not at all,  as my mother would say "a Siccia a'ssire frisca, si no levici manu" Translation: "The squid fish must be fresh if it not, forget it." 
 

Pasta with squid ink
Ingredients for 4 people: 2 medium sized squid clean and with the bag of black liquid, a medium-sized finely chopped onion, a clove of garlic, two bay leaves, a fresh sprig of rosemary, a glass of dry white wine , two tablespoons of tomato paste, two glasses of water, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, half kg. of spaghetti.
Procedure: Cut the squid in strips end, put in a pan  the chopped onion, garlic, bay leaf, rosemary and two tablespoons of oil,  then add the squid, sauté everything for 2 minutes, then washed down with white wine and then the tomatoes, water, salt and red pepper, cook it all for about twenty minutes on low heat and season the noodles cooked al dente with this sauce and  some grated Parmigiano Reggiano (one of the few cases in which goes well with fish) and not be ashamed to go with it a red (trust me) Cerasuolo di Vittoria from Planeta or Tancredi from Donnafugata.The result is excellent!

PS My mother advised "to Sciacquarisi a vucca" rinse the mouth after eating, but this is also a Sicilian way   used to interrupt those who are going to be silly or has just finished telling her  idiot comments....


Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Ejaculation

FARE L'AMORE per il piacere è un peccato. Fare sesso per procreare è lecito.
 


"Brief excerpt from the Manual of the Confessors ( for priests and deacons ) In compliance with biblical.
 Bishop Bouvier  of Le Mans - Imprimatur 1837. The book is still used today as a reference for confessors."

On the enjoyment against nature : ejaculation
 
Lust consumed against nature is the emission of the seminal liquid , so notsuited to the generation , then it takes place outside of the coupling carnal . There are three species of lust MISUSE ,  ejaculation , sodomy and bestiality .
On ejaculation ( pollution )
The ejaculation which is called also paid incontinence or lewdness , is the issue of human semen outside of each pair carnal .The human semen is a viscous liquid , intended by the Creator to the generations and the conservation of the species : it differs essentially from the urine which is a secretion of the food , which emits, upon liberation of nature , such as excrement.
The ejaculation is divided into:
1 . Simple and qualified ;2 . Voluntary and involuntary ;3 . Voluntary in itself and in its voluntary origin .The simple ejaculation is not one to which is added a stranger malignancy : namely , isthat of those who , forced to no personal bond with others, gives herself to pleasuresexual solely with itself .

 
64The ejaculation is said compounded when , as well as for evil , there is added another , or part of an object that you think , or by those who are passive in pollution , or by whom is the agent .


1 . The emission of semen buy the sinfulness of adultery, incest , rape , sacrilege , bestiality or sodomy itself to fulfill it one thinks of a married woman , a relative etc. . So that those desiring the Blessed Virgin , were abandoned to the pollution in front of his statue or image , commit a horriblesacrilege.
2 . The same sinfulness buy if who is the passive object of pollution is a married person , or consecrated to God by a vote or Holy Orders .


3 . Also, if whoever does the pollution , it is for example, a religious or other priest .You must disclose all these circumstances in confession , because they change the species of sin.The voluntary ejaculation is one that is done in a direct way , or where you voluntarily seeking the cause. It is involuntary , if done without the cooperation of the will, is watching , and sleeping.Since the accidental pollution at all can not be a sin, we will not be discussed here except insofar as may have regarding a sin.


Therefore, we will discuss :1 . Ejaculation voluntary in itself ;2 . Ejaculation voluntary , in its origin ;3 . Ejaculation night ;4 . Disorderly movements ; .................  Disorderly?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween!


 Jack-o'-Lantern 2003-10-31.jpg



by
F Guzzardi

I would like to reassure all fervent Catholics and Christians and all the current and species (especially in Europe), that the Halloween party has nothing of satanic but it is comparable to the Italian carnival or  in other places to the world, and among other things is a party inspired by the   Christians communities .I brighten well the anti-American at all costs, that are spreading false information about the import of this festival in Europe as a symbol of American domination: it is a celebration of Irish origins.

That said .. I would go back several years ago `, in my beloved Sicily celebrating the dead at this time (not sure if celebrating yet) and they used to give gifts to children just like to Halloween. Even that was a day of celebration inspired by the Christian communities .... amen.

Of course, like all traditional festivals, Halloween is also one day more commercial than anything else. You buy pumpkins,( that are reusable to prepare a great soup) gifts for children, chocolate, cakes, candy and bring the children's in costume around the neighborhoods where knocking at every door are offered sweets. While not quite Americanized, I have to say that the thing does not bother me, indeed it is also a time to get acquainted with neighbors that otherwise we see only in passing during the other days. So a day of celebration reminiscent of ancient traditions (European), which are, however, is totally stripped of their religious significance Catholic Celtic, to take a little bit is what happened to the Christmas (another Christian Pagan feast) where Santa has replaced Jesus Christ

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed


 


 By F Guzzardi

Lou Reed is dead and I feel more and more alone in this world, I do not know if you noticed, when Celebrity goes away, we lose a piece of our memories, a piece of our history - it is as if a sudden you decompose all the pieces of yourself. 
  



We leave to go to a rhetorical "Good times" or "Those were real artists." In reality we were only more young and not so happy, I mean .. just like now with some ailment in most, the rest are never aged, because `it always happens to dust off the guitar locked in the basement along with the  jacket style of sixty-eight years  and playing four keys of Lou Reed or in the worst cases to the Battisti - Mogol (Italian singer), without shame, perhaps lowering them by two or three tones because the voice is inevitably most cavernous but with the same emotions.So the real news is about us, our life, because is totally  thanks to this people if we are surviving in the world, yes!  Thanks to the dreams and to the poets who have made us dream, crying, complaining, but also love and contemplate the beauty of the sound and the magic enchantment that creates an entry in which of the melodic line with our thoughts. What other magic enchantment may give us the lives eternal, profoundly engaging, and that is with us for a lifetime, without fatigue and with the same exuberance of when you were 20 years old and maybe you did not believe in God, but you used to love Lou Reed and his Sweet Jeane .  
 








 Biography

Lou Reed
Musician
  • Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which has spanned several decades. 
  • Born: March 2, 1942 (age 71), Brooklyn, NY
    Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
    Spouse: Laurie Anderson (m. 2008), Sylvia Morales (m. 1980–1994), Betty Reed (m. 1973)

    Sunday, October 20, 2013

    Socrates meets Jesus


    This ironic conversation between Socrates and Jesus  was posted on the website of Italian atheists .
     By
    Prometheus
    Socrates: Good morning, Jesus, they told me of your wonderful teachings. I am a modest philosopher here in Athens. They told me that you have a great wisdom and this is certainly demonstrated by the crowd of admirers who follows you on the streets. If you have a moment to spare, I'd like to enlighten me with the answers to the complex dilemmas with which I have fought all my life.
     

    Jesus: I am a fisher of men looking for followers. I bring the truth of God to all men. Search and find, ask and you shall be answered, knock and it shall be opened. 

    Socrates: There is a basic problem that has always occupied my mind so predominant. Although it was for me always an insurmountable obstacle in the search for truth and meaning of things, I'm sure with your knowledge you will find it simple and think I'm an old fool. I always wanted to live nobly and honorably, but it seems to have just gone through my life without even knowing what it was honorable and noble. With my limited ability to understand, it seems to me often that life, even with all its noise and fury, has no real meaning. Please tell me: How should a man live, what is the purpose of life. 

    Jesus: Serve and worship God 

    Socrates: What kind of God? 

    Jesus: There is only one God 

    Socrates: Oh. You should live in Athens. We do have several to choose from. 

    Jesus: There is only one true God 

    Socrates: Sure. And what is the true God? 

    Jesus: The true God is the Lord your God. 

    Socrates: Yes, but who is the Lord your God? Or what is it? 

    Jesus: is the infinite wisdom, love, compassion, peace and mercy. is the creator of heaven and earth and all things in the universe. 

    Socrates: Of all things? 

    Jesus: Yes, all things. He is omnipotent. is the master and controller and builder of all things. is omnipresent. Nothing can happen that he does not know in advance. 

    Socrates: He created the pestilence, war, death, suffering and evil? 

    Jesus: No. These things and all other evils and tragedies come from the Devil, the prince of darkness, or by human weakness and evil nature. God is all good, and is free from evil. Only good can come from God 

    Socrates: And pray, who would be the devil? Surely it must be a god to be able to send these powerful disasters on mankind and yet you just said that there is one God You also said that everything that exists comes from God, and now you say that only good comes from God and all evil comes from someone called "the devil." This seems like a contradiction. I'm afraid that your religion is too complicated to understand for this old man. Yet I would be an enthusiastic student and I would try in every way to understand, if you will help me. Please explain: who is the devil and how is it that all things are from God and yet are not from God? 

    Jesus: The Devil is a fallen angel, ambitious. He rebelled against God and want to pervert his work. 

    Socrates: In the name of Zeus, what is an angel? 

    Jesus: An angel is an angel. 

    Socrates: is clear: it is an identity. Socrates is Socrates. But, you see, does not mean anything to me, who are without experience of your religion. Although it is certainly true, it is linked to anything that I can understand. Compare it to something that I am familiar. 

    Jesus: An angel is an angel. 

    Socrates: Please, forgive my foolish ignorance. No less an authority than you. I've never seen nor heard of an angel. They told me that you had many strange visions when you wandered in the desert for 40 days without eating. Please tell me, what these angels look like? 

    Jesus: Have the wings. 

    Socrates: Even the horseflies. You can be a bit 'more specific? 

    Jesus: They look like people, but they have wings. 

    Socrates: What else? They can fly, I presume. 

    Jesus: Yes, the wings are used to that. 

    Socrates: Sure ... I should have known. You say you are like men. How are they different from men?

    Jesus: They are much better than men and do not die. 

    Socrates: How much better than men? 

    Jesus: More virtuous and more powerful. Much more powerful.

    Socrates: So are superhuman. 

    Jesus: Yes, absolutely. 

    Socrates: So they are superhuman and immortal. We call these beings in Athens "gods". 

    Jesus: No! God is more powerful than them. 

    Socrates: Even Zeus for us is more powerful than the other gods of Olympus, but the others are still by definition. How would you define the term "God"? 

    Jesus: God is the creator of everything. is omnipotence, knowledge, wisdom, and is the epitome of justice, mercy, compassion, good and peace. 

    Socrates: These qualities, however, are not necessarily consistent. It is not possible for a person to be just, peaceful and compassionate, all together or in a single situation. If a person or a nation deserve a punishment for the rules of justice, you have to punish her or him to war, but this would be a violation of the rule of peace and mercy. No being can have all these qualities, because they contradict each other. Can not exist together in the same person at the same time. is as if a man revolved right and left at the same intersection at the same time, but remain whole and unitary.

    Jesus: God works in mysterious and wonderful ways. 

    Socrates: You seem to have so many of us like to Athens, just do not call them gods. 

    Jesus: No! God is omnipotent. 

    Socrates: So the only difference is the amount of power? 

    Jesus: No. God is better and more virtuous than them. Sin is impossible for him. 

    Socrates: What is sin? 

    Jesus: is an act of disobedience to God 

    Socrates: I understand how this God can not sin, because he can not disobey himself. But since sin is impossible for him, is no longer a great achievement for him to be free from sin, any more than to be a rock unable to move. just a problem of definitions. What do these angels? 

    Jesus: Running errands for God 

    Socrates: Why, if God is omnipotent, he needs others to do errands for him? 

    Jesus: So he likes. 

    Socrates: So are his slaves? 

    Jesus: No, his serve voluntarily. 

    Socrates: What happens if his do not serve him voluntarily? 

    Jesus: There were several angels led by Satan, the devil, who rebelled against God and were cast out of heaven for a torment and eternal punishment. 

    Socrates: What is heaven? 

    Jesus: is a wonderful place in the highest. The streets are paved with gold. Everything is peaceful and beautiful there. God lives there and all those who believe in God go there when they die. Men have eternal life, and he is given the wings and playing harps and worship God in eternal bliss and happiness. is the purpose and goal of all human life to go to heaven when you die. 

    Socrates: Very reminiscent of the tales of those who ate the lotus flowers. If this is the purpose of life, we could not simply intoxicated by wine or drugs and feel so forever, as the beggars and drunks we see the other side of town? 

    Jesus: The Bible says thou shalt not drink wine or other strong drink. 

    Socrates: If the only purpose of a man's life is to go to heaven, because they simply do not kill to go there? 

    Jesus: You do not kill. 

    Socrates: If God had wanted man to go to heaven, why put man on earth? Why 'did not simply put man in paradise from the beginning? I find it hard to believe that man with all his abilities, desires and complexity have been created simply to sit and bow down, worship and revere. It certainly is not, and there was not even a tyrant so vain and proud to be desired that those subject to him respectfully bow down and revere and slavishly from dawn to dusk, not to mention all eternity. I can certainly understand why Satan wanted to rebel against a society as static, regimented, oppressive and boring. From what you've told me so far, I would have been at the side of Satan in rebellion, because although consider myself a humble human among humans, I could not bend over and revere and sing praises all day long to a being that threatens to punish me in eternal torment if I did not. 

    Jesus: The Lord thy God is a jealous god, and thou shalt have no other gods before him. 

    Socrates: Why did Satan rebel? He knew that God was as powerful as you describe it, and that would certainly have been defeated? 

    Jesus: Satan rebelled because he was proud and wanted to reign in heaven. He knew part of the great power of God (which was bigger than his), but he wanted the power so much to accept any risk. 

    Socrates: Satan was certainly very brave then, to fight an enemy he could not defeat. 

    Jesus: Sinned because they disobeyed the will of God 

    Socrates: It seems to me that the only difference between Satan and God is the amount of power. 

    Jesus: God is perfect. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and is without sin. 

    Socrates: Sure. By definition is without sin, because he can not disobey himself. The only real difference between the two is the degree of power. So Satan was not wrong or committed no sin in rebellion against God, what he did wrong was losing the war. Because if he won, God would be the sinner, because God would be disobedient to Satan, who would have been better angels of God or the other, because he could not sin against himself, that is, being disobedient to himself, and he would try to be omnipotent. If Satan had won, he would become God, according to your definition, because it would be all-powerful and without sin. Who knows if this did not happen? From your description of God, I begin to suspect at this point that it happened. 

    Jesus: God is more than just power and virtuous lack of sin is infinite justice, mercy, peace and compassion, and forgiveness. Satan is evil, selfish, destructive, and evil. 

    Socrates: What happened to Satan after the expulsion from paradise? 

    Jesus: He was sent to hell by God and was tormented and tortured for all eternity. 

    Socrates: What is Hell and Satan stayed there because it is so painful and unpleasant? 

    Jesus: God shut him in hell and he was not allowed to go away. God created Hell as a place to punish Satan and all the men who had no faith in God is a fire that burns for eternity, torture, agony, and torment all sinners who have not asked for forgiveness from God and not have faith in him to be there for all eternity, to be tortured by the devil. 

    Socrates: If God were fair or merciful, how could you do this to an enemy who fought in battle? Why does not God simply forgave Satan after the defeat as they usually men with vanquished nations after they have been defeated? Humanity seems more compassionate than God in victory, why not propina to win these terrible torments for a lifetime, much less for eternity. For God does not show the qualities that you describe as his justice, mercy, compassion and forgiveness toward Satan? Certainly the warlike nature of God is in marked contrast with your definition of God as being peaceful, gracious and forgives everything. 

    Jesus: God works in mysterious ways, his wonders to achieve. 

    Socrates: If Satan in Hell is closed, as it can lead plagues and torments humanity and why God allows it if it is all-powerful and infinite good? If God is omnipotent, why is it that allows this evil Satan to survive? Why does not destroy it? Although at this point I begin to wonder whether it is not better than the opposite. 

    Jesus: God allows Satan to be free to bring plagues and torments humanity to punish man for his sin in the Garden of Eden. 

    Socrates: What is the Garden of Eden? 

    Jesus: When God created the first man and the first woman, Adam and Eve, placed them in the Garden of Eden. When they were created, they were pure and sinless. This is how God made them. The Garden of Eden was a wonderful haven that gave Adam and Eve everything they needed. They did not have to work, but simply to take the fruit from the branches of lush green trees. They were innocent and without problems as children and knew nothing of carnal love. It kept her company and adored and worshiped God, who visited them from time to time. 

    Socrates: Why did God create mankind? 

    Jesus: He was alone. 

    Socrates: Why did not he simply created other angels who were his equals, rather than this lower form of life, the Man? Could it be that he wanted obsequious slaves to whom he could look down and they would be afraid of him and would have revered and worshiped? 

    Jesus: Since it is our creator, we owe him our adoration, reverence and obedience. 

    Socrates: The son of a criminal is obliged to be obedient to his father, or has the right and obligation to judge for himself what is good and evil? What sin, as an act of disobedience committed man in the Garden of Eden? 

    Jesus: At the center of the Garden of Eden, God put the tree of knowledge. God told Adam and Eve that they should not eat of the fruit of that tree. Satan came disguised as a serpent in the Garden and told Eve that he gained great knowledge if she ate the fruit. Satan said that God had told him not to eat the fruit, because he was afraid that if they did they would become as big as him. Eve persuaded Adam to eat the fruit. When they had eaten, knew the sexual love. That was the origin of sin. 

    Socrates: Knowledge is evil, because God wants  hidden? Because God wants to prevent us from coming to know? We want to keep as slaves servile lying under his foot? It seems to me that we have to thank Satan and worship him for the help he has given us. Satan appears as the Titan Prometheus, who disobeyed the orders of the gods, brought man the knowledge of the fire. For this gift to man, Prometheus as Satan was subjected to torment and torture for all eternity. Certainly the human life on earth would be worth much less without love, fire and knowledge. 

    Jesus: But Satan was lying to Eve, because we would not have become as great as God by eating the fruit. There was lying simply because he wanted to destroy the work of God 

    Socrates: If God is omnipotent, because he allowed Satan to enter the Garden and groped Eve? If God did not want man to eat the fruit, because they put the tree in the Garden? If God did not want that man knew sexual love, why he did it with the organs necessary for this? If God did not want men commit the original sin, because he has given men the desire for knowledge, experience, adventure and carnal love?

    Jesus: God put the tree in the Garden and allowed Satan to come, because he wanted to test mankind. 

    Socrates: You said that God is omniscient: he knows everything that happens before it happens. 
      Certainly God knew that man would behave in any situation. 

    Jesus: God gave man free will. For the man was also possible to be virtuous and obey God, as sin and disobey the word of God 

    Socrates: God knew that man would sin? 

    Jesus: He knew that man would sin, but allowed man to have free will to make his choice. 

    Socrates: God could have created man so that he could not sin? God could have created man so that he had not sinned in this particular situation? 

    Jesus: Yes, because God is omnipotent he could have, but did not want the men were mere puppets: he wanted the men had free will.

    Socrates: God could have created man with two heads and three-legged or in any other way, if he wanted to? 

    Jesus: God could have created man in any way he wanted to. 

    Socrates: God created man in the way he wanted? God wanted man to have a head, two legs, and it looked exactly as it appears today? 

    Jesus: Of course, God is perfect and all-powerful: it can not make mistakes. 


    Socrates: So God did not make a mistake and created man exactly how he wanted it? 


    Jesus: Yes 


    Socrates: Then you and I were created exactly as God intended us to be? And Adam and Eve were created exactly as God intended
    to be? 

    Jesus: Yes, it's like I told you.


    Socrates: All that is part of the man comes from God? 


    Jesus: Yes, God is the master and controller and creator of all. 


    Socrates: The devil or any other force
    created a part of man? 

    Jesus: No. God is the sole creator of all. 

    Socrates: So if God created man's eyes, legs and mind, he also created the desires of man. All his desires, even the desire for knowledge and gender. Because man has sinned? 


    Jesus: Sin through his weaknesses and his evil nature. 


    Socrates: The nature of man is the man, just as the hands and feet are part of man? 


    Jesus: Yes, the nature of man is the man. 


    Socrates: Who has created man? 

    Jesus: God 


    Socrates: Who created the hands and feet of man? 


    Jesus: God 


    Socrates: Who gave man two hands and two feet and has created exactly as it is today and exactly as it was in the days of Adam and Eve? 


    Jesus: God 


    Socrates: Who created the nature of man? 


    Jesus: God 


    Socrates: Who gave man his evil nature and weaknesses? God, because everything that is part of man came from God and from God alone. 


    Jesus: God gave man free will. 


    Socrates: Who would have it, the man had two hands, the devil?


    Jesus: No. God has willed that man had two hands. 


    Socrates: Who would have it, the man had a weakness and evil nature, the devil? No. God would have it, the man had a weakness and evil nature. If humanity has defects or is evil or weak, it is because God put flaws or weaknesses, and she wanted us to be. Let me tell you another parable. Have you ever seen a bird kill a fish in the sea? Who brought the flying fish into the clutches of the bird and killed him? Who is to blame, my friend, when the judge himself is brought to the bar? 


    Jesus: Man has free will. God did not have to sin. Simply given him the opportunity to be virtuous or sinful. The man would have no value to God if he did as a mere puppet I can not do anything but good. He wanted to give the man a chance to be good or evil for his merit and choice. 


    Socrates: it is absurd for God to punish man after creating it. it is as if Homer had written an ode on a pig and then whipped and lashed the pages or have hurled towards an eternal fire that never wears out, because he does not like the qualities of that animal. Or as if a sculptor has made a perfect statue of a pig and then he whipped for all eternity because they do not like the features of this animal. 


    Jesus: God did not create man with an evil nature that has predetermined his sin. 


    Socrates: Then who did it? 


    Jesus: God created man to be innocent, and of course good. God put the man in a paradise, the Garden of Eden. He gave man free will, and allowed Satan to enter the Garden of Eden to test mankind. God does not predetermine the sin of man. 


    Socrates: But God created everything that went into this combination, situation and environment. When he created each of the elements or ingredients of this situation, he knew exactly how he would react with each other in all circumstances, for it is all-knowing. He wanted every element was exactly as it was, because it was all-powerful and could not make any mistakes. it is as if a scientist or a doctor combining different ingredients in a medicine, which although harmless in itself, when combined become a powerful poison and then administering to a patient, denying any responsibility for his death. Precisely in this way God combined things: an innocent man, a tree of knowledge, a beautiful garden and an angel. 


    Jesus: All have sinned and are unworthy of God's glory 


    Socrates: It seems to me that the Lord your God has created man just to watch him suffer. This deal of Satan, the Garden of Eden and free will is simply a facade. God simply wanted an excuse to harass, stalk, harass and oppress humanity. If an omnipotent and omniscient God creates everything and allows his creatures to act in a certain way, he wants exactly that these act in a determined way and is solely responsible for the results. 


    Jesus: I warn you, God is not to be laughed at. Do not talk like that or you'll be thrown into a fiery furnace where   teeth in eternal torment and torture. 


    Socrates: I thought that the gods of Olympus were bad and unreasonable, but they seem real lambs merciful and tolerant comparison of this thy God, which haunts you and torture you for all eternity for doing what in which he will force due how did you and your environment. 


    Jesus: Oh, give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy is everlasting.


    Socrates: Because if it is a god of peace and mercy, haunts humanity and allows, even encourages and asks, bloodshed on earth and allows, even encourages Satan groped and torture humanity: why did you say that nothing happens to him not only know, but who wants that to happen? An omnipotent being who knows everything and created everything determines everything, because he knows how his creation will behave. 


    Jesus: God gave man free will, because he did not want it to be a mere puppet. God did not want man sinned. God was very disappointed that the man had sinned. 


    Socrates: You can not prove that God disappointment, because he knows the nature of man and of everything else he has created. Why is omnipotent, he wanted man sinned. In fact, he forced the man to sin by creating it with certain desires and weaknesses. 


    Jesus: What you say is blasphemous. God created the world and all the plants and animals for the pleasure of man. Watch the beauty of the world around you. How can you say such terrible things about God, after they gave you so much? 


    Socrates: Certainly I do not believe this. How could a god so evil, sadistic and full of hatred, creating a world of such beauty? Even men who sometimes show great wickedness, at other times showing incredible strength, spirit of sacrifice and loyalty, and quality grades conflicting as mercy and justice. Your God has none of these qualities. Surely there has never been a man for what he has done vile to another man what you say that God gives to those who do not comply: torture for all eternity. Any man, no matter how badly it has been mangled, tortured and killed - as Priam which the entire stripe was killed by Agamemnon, who was in turn killed by his wife and her lover - eventually  e after torturing his enemy for years or centuries. 


    Jesus: I am the way, the truth and the light. Nobody came from the Father except me. Believe in me and you will have eternal life in heaven; 
    deny me and suffer eternal torture in Hell.

    Socrates: If I agreed your system, I'd rather take sides with Satan against your God, even knowing that they are tormented and tortured forever. The injustice and wickedness of thy God is frightening. I've heard terrible stories of human sacrifices by savages on distant shores. I've heard tales of scary monsters, Cyclopes, Gorgons and jellyfish, but these monsters are meek and gentle as lambs, compared to those described in your book of Revelation. And you tell me about the peaceful nature, infinitely merciful and gracious the Lord God 


    Jesus: We are all children of God God is our father and does not want us to sin, but must punish us when we do. is just and merciful and sends us, his children, hell, damnation and eternal torment if we have sinned. When we sin, and we want sex as Adam and Eve, he has no choice but to punish us, torturing us into the eternal fire forever. 


    Socrates: You say that we are children of God it is a monster to torment their children to have eyes, legs and desires that he gave them. Manipulators that these demons are no longer believed, because they deceive us with puns and while keeping the promises made to our ear break them in our hope. I do not see purpose, nor reason, nor truth, nor mercy, nor justice; nothing if not capricious and naked power. In fact, human beings, with all their whims, selfishness and weaknesses, seem to have more quality of your God Your God is a sadistic and psychotic demon. 


    Jesus: We are mere humans and we can not understand the infinite mysteries of God is our duty to be faithful, to believe and follow it. It is not for us to reason why, but to do and die. 


    Socrates: I do not think? But because it gave us minds? How can we determine how to live and what is the purpose of life? What we are doing now as we speak? Why have you spent all his life teaching people? Why 'you risked your life by disobeying the orders of the Romans? 


    Jesus: We are saved by faith, man is not proud. 


    Socrates: Faith. What do you mean faith? 


    Jesus: We have to believe without asking for proof. We need not doubt like Thomas. If we believe in God, are we rewarded for all the trials and tribulations thousands of times, when we get to heaven. 


    Socrates: You say that we are to believe whatever is said, without investigating it or examine it, we need to be gullible? If I did this, I would give my bag to every man in the street that I promise to  multiplied by a thousand. I would be stupid to do as you say. And here you're asking me to give you just the money, but to devote my entire life to an end and purpose, regardless of the value of the commitment. A thief asks you for money or life. You ask me life threatening me with torture and promising heaven. I'm no fool gullible and docile to take me where it is said, with empty promises and threats.  


    Jesus: The meek shall inherit the earth. 


    Socrates: The myths are killed and enslaved the women and children as a defeated nation. 


    Jesus: You must not questioning God! 


    Socrates: I have never met this person, and therefore I not
    questioning him   . I'm questioning   you,   to determine whether or not you really represent him.  

    Jesus: You have to believe in the Bible, Scripture, the Word of God by faith, not expecting to be able to understand and without asking for proof. 


    Socrates: it is impossible for a man not to choose. Do you know that there are many thousands of religions in the world? If we believed by faith, we should accept them all, yet they are all different, and so it would be impossible. It would be like believing that the world is spherical and flat at the same time. Certainly do not practice what you preach, because otherwise you would have believed that the Jewish religion and in the Old Testament were right and you would not have started to preach this your new heresy. Or yesterday when the priests of Athena warned you in the street to stop preaching your heresy, you should believe in the religion of the Greek Olympic Gods because he existed before and you should believe that by faith because you've been told that it was true. 


    Jesus: We are saved by faith, man is not proud. 


    Socrates: Let me give you a specific example. Suppose that the oracle of Delphi to tell me that a certain person is guilty of raping and murdering my wife and that I should kill him or he will kill me, afraid that I discover his crime and kill him. You tell me, "Thou shalt not kill." Telling me that I believe by faith in whatever I tell you. If I follow your exhortation I have to kill that man, because of my faith in the oracle of Delphi and does not have to kill this man for my faith in the Lord God But I can not at the same time to kill and do not kill that man, because is a contradiction. So I can not believe in the oracle of Delphi and the Lord God Therefore, it is impossible for me to believe something by faith alone. There is an intellectual choice that you and I and all human beings do, whether voluntary or not, to choose what to believe. What would you rather do: make your choice thinking, discussing and considering all aspects of the problem or blindly denying that there is a need for choice? This choice is the most important in the life of a man, because the answer to the question "What is the purpose of life?" determines the whole course of a man's life. If a man has to direct his every move according to his religion, as you suggest, then you certainly will have to put a lot of effort in the choice of religion. Let me tell you a parable: if I had to go from one city to another on a matter that involves your entire life, you would be wise to consider all paths, though some of these are frequented by robbers, if by chance there is a nearest town or safer to go to, or even if there is then a city after all? 


    Jesus: If you honestly want to know the truth about God, creation and the purpose of life, there is a very easy way to discover this truth. All you have to do is ask God to come into your heart. If you sincerely want to know the truth about God, the Holy Spirit will descend upon your being and you will become one with God at that moment earn a heavenly knowledge and peace, and when you die, you go to heaven and live forever in happiness and contentment. 


    Socrates: I long to know the truth. What I have to do and say in order to gain this knowledge and wisdom? How can I contact him? 


    Jesus: Say, "Lord, come into my heart and give me the wisdom to understand the truth." 


    Socrates: You say that by simply repeating this I will have the knowledge of the purpose of life? 


    Jesus: Yes Seek the Lord, and shall find, ask and you shall be answered, knock and it shall be opened. God has promised to show the truth to anyone who asks. 


    Socrates: Lord, come into my heart and give me the wisdom to understand the truth. 


    Jesus: There, you see. Now thank the Lord for giving you eternal life. 


    Socrates: Nothing happened. I do not know more than I knew before about the purpose of life.


    Jesus: Then you were not sincere. Not that you really wanted God to come into your heart to show you the truth. You did not have faith that come into your heart. 


    Socrates: Really wanted to know the truth. I have dedicated my entire life to the study of philosophy and reason. I want to know the purpose of life more than life itself. is an answer I'm looking for since I saw the sun the first time. If you can not find the will continue to try until the day of my death. You may not have heard me. I have to ask stronger? 


    Jesus: Did not find the answer because you have no faith. If a man has a faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain and gets everything he wants. 


    Socrates: This is impossible. Any of the people who followed you here today have never had a relative or friend who is ill and on the verge of death? Certainly if they were good Christians would have preferred that relative or friend was not sick or dying. Surely no one is so insensitive to say that he never wanted a friend lived. Hence it follows that no Christian in every age it has never had faith in God, or that God was lying. 


    Jesus: The Lord give and the Lord take away, blessed be the name of the Lord. 


    Socrates: I'll introduce a parable to prove that there never on a Christian or a Jew who had faith and to prove that God was lying when he promised to come to the heart of man to teach the purpose of life. First, would you agree that Hell is worse than any earthly misfortune can? 


    Jesus: Yes of course. 


    Socrates: And, you did not say that all men are sinners and have failed to God's glory? 


    Jesus: Yes 


    Socrates: All Christians and the Jews who have faith believe that they're going to hell if they sin. Allow me to introduce this parable. Every Christian is like a man standing on top of a cliff: he knows that if he commits a sin, he will fall to his death, or worse, to the eternal torment. You said that Hell is worse than any earthly misfortune can. No matter how severe are his misfortunes or his earthly desires, any man who is a faithful Christian, would commit a sin, that would jump off the cliff of eternal torment. You said that all people, including Christians and Jews, are sinners. It follows that no Christian or Jew from the beginning of time has never really believed that he would go to hell. Why 'if he believed, would not sin: it would not be blown off the cliff if he believed that Hell and eternal torment would have waited there. All men jump off the cliff, all men sin. So not one in these centuries really believed in you. Therefore, God has no right to expect them to behave in a Christian way or who have faith in him. Therefore, God has no right to punish them or send them to Hell. So your God is not fair. So your God is not God 


    Jesus: Look at the world around you. It does not prove that God exists? See the beautiful and benevolent nature that makes you strong and healthy and gives you the sun for heat and the forest and the fields for food. You should not worship God for everything he has done for you? 


    Socrates: I know that nature is all good and benevolent, but who was that hailstorm that broke my window? 


    Jesus: Simply because there is evil in the world, this does not negate the good: you have to thank God for that. God must exist because, from where did the world would be if he had not created?


    Socrates: It is not necessarily your God who created the world. There are thousands of other priests who claim that their God did. Just because I do not have the answer, does not mean that I have to accept your not examined. Could I ask you to think logically that Zeus created the world. Even if I agree that God created the world, this is the end of the definition of the qualities of God and we can not logically proceed from there to assume that the other aspects of your definition of God is correct. 


    Jesus: Wait, do not go! You must save your soul from eternal damnation. Accept God into your heart. I'm not leaving until you tell me so. 


    Socrates: Yes These are just idle thoughts of an old man. You are probably right, because you have so many followers. And who am I, an old boring, to precede reason and philosophy to the voices of the multitude. 


    Jesus: We thank God for giving you eternal life. 


    Socrates goes away.