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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

Noah didn't retire, so why should we?

"There's nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it's been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, 'Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.' It doesn't say that anywhere.

"The example I think of is Noah. How old was Noah when he built the ark? 600. He wasn't like, cashing Social Security checks, he wasn't hanging out, he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work. The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/14/1864828/-Dude-who-said-people-shouldn-t-retire-because-Noah-built-the-ark-at-age-600-now-running-for-governor?detail=emaildkre

The article points out that--surprise, surprise--Gianforte is rich.

The good news in this article is that he is stepping down from his House seat.

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Reply Noah didn't retire, so why should we? (Original post)
trev Jun 2019 OP
qazplm135 Jun 2019 #1
snowybirdie Jun 2019 #2
Iggo Jun 2019 #15
JDC Jun 2019 #3
trev Jun 2019 #4
KentuckyWoman Jun 2019 #7
Aristus Jun 2019 #5
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #6
trev Jun 2019 #8
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #9
jberryhill Jun 2019 #10
trev Jun 2019 #11
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #13
trev Jun 2019 #14
OnDoutside Jun 2019 #12

Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:11 PM

1. all you people dying before 100 years old

are WEAK!

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:12 PM

2. Depends upon

what one is retiring from. A person with a desk job can likely work for many years beyond 65. However, having had tradesmen in the family, I know how difficult it can be to do construction work into your 60s. Noah was probably a mythical figure and that 600 year age was someone's imagination.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:59 PM

15. Yeah. Probably.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:20 PM

3. He said as he ate shellfish....

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Response to JDC (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:23 PM

4. LOL

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Response to JDC (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:35 PM

7. Good call

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:25 PM

5. What the hell does any idle-rich asshole know about working?

Other than that he stays rich when other people do his work for him?

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:31 PM

6. Ginaforte should be in prison for assaulting a reporter, but he isn't

Noah was a drunk. Noah is not his real name. His real name is Utanapishtim (read the Epic of Gilgamesh,) and he ate a certain flower that gave long life. Unfortunately, we do not have access to that flower anymore.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:47 PM

8. I agree with everything you wrote.

The Sumerians got the story right.

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Response to trev (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:50 PM

9. Gilgamesh dove to the bottom of the ocean to retrieve one of those flowers

As he was sailing back to Uruk, a snake came along and swiped that flower.

Now think about that for a moment: Snake steals life. Sounds kind of like the Garden of Eden story.

I find this stuff very interesting. I'm a nerd.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 02:44 PM

10. I know UR, but what am I?

 

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:29 PM

11. I've been studying Christian history

and a smattering of other religions for 35 years. The Sumerian accounts of how their civilization came about are fascinating. The Bible was obviously based on beliefs going back thousands of years before it was written. Interesting that so many of the tales in the OT are essentially duplicates of those told in nations the Hebrews once lived in....

As for the poor snake, he was the one telling the truth in Genesis.

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Response to trev (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:41 PM

13. I taught a college class that included Gilgamesh

For that flood story I dug up a few scientific articles that showed proof of it happening. The interesting thing is that all evidence pointed to there being a massive flood 7,000 years ago at the very tail end of the last ice age. Gilgamesh was first described in writing around 4,000 years ago. That means the story of the flood was passed down orally for at least 3,000 years before finally being written!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:57 PM

14. I once wanted to be a college professor

but in my younger years I was deathly afraid of public speaking. I could do it now, if I had the opportunity. I envy you.

And yes, there is much physical and textual evidence for a flood, although most of the things I've read say it was more like 13,000 years ago. Potato, potahto.... geology is hard to pin down. But I'm convinced something catastrophic happened well before the Bronze Age.

Plus, it was not unusual for such reports to be handed down orally for millennia. A good example is the Iliad.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:40 PM

12. Top banter in the comments section too.

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