What do you think

Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by Yukon, May 1, 2007.

  1. Yukon

    Yukon Guest

    In Matthew 5:5 Jesus taught the disciples: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth".

    Have you ever stopped to think about the meaning of the word "meek"? What did you think it meant - humility, patience, or submissiveness?

    I am a veteran of the Vietnam war and I have done terrible things in the name of the US Army. I consider myself though to be a very meek and mild man.
     

  2. Duke1985

    Duke1985 EatsApplePieShitsFreedom

    Meek huh,

    According to Dictionary.com

    I'm not entirely sure what we're debating here, but there is the definition.
    I believe the quote your are referring to speaks of the humble, the poor, the oppressed, the sick.
     
  3. wyldesykosis

    wyldesykosis Feral


    Nope.




    The humbly patient men in the world will inherit the earth.



    That would only be the case if the submissive part was the intended meaning....
     
  4. ChinUp

    ChinUp ยค Breathe

    Humility is a key ingredient of meekness .. the bible itself is a deviation from humility .. to presume a place between the people & their connection with god is arrogant ..

    We are meek when we observe each others choice humbly .. we are arrogant when we presume superiority over others ..
     
  5. rozzlapeed

    rozzlapeed Guest

    Let the meek inherit the earth. It ought to be a real fixer-upper by the time I get done with it.
     
  6. Gavik

    Gavik Registered Member

    Meek so that they wouldn't be violent and would be submissive to God.

    Yea, you and me both.
     
  7. pikatore

    pikatore Registered Member

    It's rubbish. The strong HAVE, DO, AND WILL inherit the Earth. At the end of the day, it's those that dominate and take action, even if there may be moral bumps in the road, so to speak, that have the most control on this planet.

    this 'moral justice' that will occur as quoted in the bible is rubbish. unless this god plans to directly intervene, and more or less kill off all the dominant people.

    Then again, it hurts my head when I try to sensibly interpret bible passages.
     
  8. Corona

    Corona Registered Member

    The meek won't get jack. The world belongs to superlative men.
     
  9. Gavik

    Gavik Registered Member

    They'll get the earth after the rapture because they'll be too meek to ask for a suite in heaven.
     
  10. Mare Tranquillity

    Mare Tranquillity Elite Intellectual

    May be an oxymoron.
     

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