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The Problem of the Dead
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/4/2014 12:07:40 AM

In his famous short story The Sound of Thunder, Bradbury argued the present stood perched on the past. (Snip) Even if it were possible to change the past, Bradbury argues there is no guarantee that the resulting alternative future would be any better. Our task must to leave the world better than we found it, not to remake it from the foundations. That doesn’t mean the past is gone, but it lacks the special quality of activity. The dead are already costed into the present. They’ve set out the crib, screwed in the lightbulb, defeated Hitler; they were present at

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Reply 1 - Posted by: IdahoSky, 7/4/2014 12:51:52 AM     (No. 9910449)

First rate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Melody, 7/4/2014 3:55:14 AM     (No. 9910509)

´´The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.´´

The term ´´original sin´´ usually refers to actions of humans in the Garden of Eden. Death was caused by sin, and it causes bones to become very dry. God is the only one who has the cure.

´´Therefore prophesy and say unto them [the dry bones], Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.´´

God, the great ´´I am,´´ is in the past, is in the present, and is in the future. He has told us what is about to take place.

Mr. Fernandez´ message is, ´´Our task must to leave the world better than we found it, not to remake it from the foundations.´´ How to do that? God breathes the breath of life into the dry bones. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit (the breath of spiritual life) to those who accept the gift of eternal life made possible by His sacrificial death. Death or life. Choose. Our choices make the world better or worse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: birddog, 7/4/2014 11:41:23 AM     (No. 9910937)

In the Bradbury story one of the "Hunters" stepped upon a butterfly....and returned to a vastly changed "Present" a world in oppressive Statist Tyranny. An Obamalike place...

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