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One wishes as happy a new year as possible to one and all.

It falls to insomnia power to open the innings for 2018 for UD.

Let us use this open thread to share new year’s day thoughts. END

PS: My own general thought is one of grave concern for our civilisation (per Machiavelli of all people), but not entirely without hope:

And, like unto it, here is a generic form of Lance Wallnau’s seven mountain framework:Let us ponder: Whence have we come? What are we? Whither are we going? Why?

Let’s add the famous painting:

Let’s clip Wiki:

>>Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin. Gauguin inscribed the original French title in the upper left corner: D’où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous. The inscription the artist wrote on his canvas has no question mark, no dash, and all words are capitalized. In the upper right corner he signed and dated the painting: P. Gauguin / 1897.[1]>>

On that, here is a specifically Gospel-based, Christian discipleship challenge oriented form of the same frame of thought:

I trust that enough will wake up that we can turn back from the crumbling, cracking brink of a terrible abyss. One, with nukes in play.

PPS: Here is my continuing geo-strategic estimate:

Happy New Year to you all and may God bless. I am still here lurking ever since 2005 ... As a few of you remember I am just a layman with a undergraduate degree in agriculture. I visit here to keep up with the debate. Recently I was invited to a birthday party for a friend's beagle Charlie. Met a nurse (LPN) who was curious about my interest in Id so I began explaining all I know .... and talked non-stop from 4 PM until about 2 AM the next morning. She was a Christian woman but had no previous knowledge of ID. I had to teach a little science along the way but she was able to comprehend and just could not quit listening so I just kept explaining. Of course I also share the Gospel when ever and wherever I can. So just want to thank all of you who contribute to the site. And BA77 thanks for your efforts on youtube .... I am one of your subscribers. I spend a lot of time there studying ID on yours and on many other channels And before I go I just want to mention this ..... I have not visited The Skeptical Zone for probably two years so just went over there to look around and was surprised to learn they celebrate Christmas over there !!! ...Maybe a step in the right direction ! Anyway hope you all have a great year ahead and concerning the OP .... yes I also share the same sentiments ... only God knows what tomorrow will bring but some day He will return on a great white horse and Oh what a day that will be !!! God Bless Johnnyfarmer
Axel, Amen. Andrew asauber
Thank you, KF, for giving us this opportunity to share items of one kind and another, concerning faith and other topics. Mine concerns the former and ticked me to bits. Hope many of you enjoy it, as much as I did. And of course, that you have a Happy New Year. It appears on an online journal, called Faith in Ral Life. A link to the article is at the foot of the page, but here is the nub of it, which warmed my heart : 'So I am a Catholic for many reasons. Sometimes I think I might also be a Buddhist because that faith is calm and wide, and sometimes I think perhaps I am also a pantheist because I smell divinity in music, herons, drunkards, flowers. But Catholic is my language, Catholic is the coat I wear, Catholic is the house in which I live. It is a house that needs cleaning, a house in which savagery and cowardice have thrived, where evil has a room with a view, where foolishness and greed have prominent places at the table. But it is also a house where hope lives, and hope is the greatest of mercies, the most enduring of gifts, the most nutritious of foods. Hope is what we drink from the odd story of the carpenter’s odd son. When we eat his body in the ludicrous miracle of the Mass, we hope in him, and with him, forever and ever, world without end, amen, amen, amen. http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201706/how-i-came-speak-catholic-31059?utm_source=January+1%2C+2018&utm_campaign=January+1%2C+2018&utm_medium=email Axel
Happy New Year! Truth Will Set You Free
A happy new year, in hope and prayer that a critical mass towards sorely needed sound reformation will arise. KF kairosfocus

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