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Old 07-14-2011, 11:58 AM  
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Billy graham's suit

BILLY GRAHAM'S SUIT




Billy Graham is now 91-years-old with Parkinson's disease.
In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina ,
invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in
his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he
struggles with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte
leaders said, 'We don't expect a major address. Just
come and let us honor you.' So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham
stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said,
"I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist
who this month has been honored by Time magazine as the
Man of the Century. Einstein was once traveling from
Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the
aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he
came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He
couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets.
It wasn't there.
He looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it.
Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it.

"The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are..
We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket.
Don't worry about it.'

"Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued
down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to
move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great
physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his
seat for his ticket.

"The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein,
Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are; no problem.
You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.'
Einstein looked at him and said,
'Young man, I too, know who I am.
What I don't know is where I'm going.''

Having said that Billy Graham continued,
"See the suit I'm wearing? It's a brand new suit.
My children, and my grandchildren are telling me
I've gotten a little slovenly in my old age.

I used to be a bit more fastidious. So I went out
and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one
more occasion. You know what that occasion is?
This is the suit in which I'll be buried.
But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to
immediately remember the suit I'm wearing.

I want you to remember this:

"I not only know who I am. I also know where I'm going."



May your troubles be less, your blessings more, and may nothing but happiness, come through your door.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."




Amen & Peace My Friends
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:06 PM  
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BILLY GRAHAM'S SUIT




Billy Graham is now 91-years-old with Parkinson's disease.
In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina ,
invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in
his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he
struggles with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte
leaders said, 'We don't expect a major address. Just
come and let us honor you.' So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham
stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said,
"I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist
who this month has been honored by Time magazine as the
Man of the Century. Einstein was once traveling from
Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the
aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he
came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He
couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets.
It wasn't there.
He looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it.
Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it.

"The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are..
We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket.
Don't worry about it.'

"Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued
down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to
move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great
physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his
seat for his ticket.

"The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein,
Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are; no problem.
You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.'
Einstein looked at him and said,
'Young man, I too, know who I am.
What I don't know is where I'm going.''

Having said that Billy Graham continued,
"See the suit I'm wearing? It's a brand new suit.
My children, and my grandchildren are telling me
I've gotten a little slovenly in my old age.

I used to be a bit more fastidious. So I went out
and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one
more occasion. You know what that occasion is?
This is the suit in which I'll be buried.
But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to
immediately remember the suit I'm wearing.

I want you to remember this:

"I not only know who I am. I also know where I'm going."



May your troubles be less, your blessings more, and may nothing but happiness, come through your door.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."




Amen & Peace My Friends
The guy is just like the rest of us when it comes to death. He don't know schit! He can think...he can imagine...he can take the word of primitive mankind who believed the earth was flat and the universe revolved around it but he don't "KNOW" schit.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:10 PM  
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LOL...the guy is just like the rest of us when it comes to death. He don't know schit! He can think...he can imagine...he can take the word of primitive mankind who believed the earth was flat and the universe revolved around it but he don't "KNOW" schit.
Speak for yourself buddy!
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:15 PM  
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Speak for yourself buddy!
Only those who are thoroughly brainwashed can possibly think they KNOW something which will happen after death...either that or they're completely stupid. Death is dying...that's why they call it dead. Nobody has ever been there and returned...that goes for the carpenter too.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:38 PM  
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Let's all be respectful. This has all the earmarks of a burgeoning flame fest.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:56 PM  
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Let's all be respectful. This has all the earmarks of a burgeoning flame fest.
I'm 77 years old. I was brainwashed with the "Christian Trick" before I was school age. Then, in the third and fourth grades in McKenzie and Milan, TN all students were assigned bible verses on Monday to memorize and recite back to the class each Friday. Now it's my turn.

You know what Thomas Jefferson(2nd president) wrote to John Adams during Adam's presidency? It doesn't get much plainer than this:

"And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding"

Now...the Internet could possibly bring that Forebear's prediction to reality. I'll help all I can.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:55 PM  
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That's cool, but I wasn't just referring to your post.

Let's all keep a thing or two in mind here:

1) It's very unlikely anyone, whatever side of the fence they happen to be on, will garner converts from this site, so let's keep the prosthelytizing to a minimum.

2) Make your points, but do it with a conscious effort not to insult, slander, misquote, hurt or otherwise show a lack of respect to fellow posters who do not have the same beliefs.

One other point occurs to me. Let's not try to defeat the language filter
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:23 AM  
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When one interferes with another's thought processes...is that the same as book burning?
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I fail to follow your thought process. Care to expand?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:45 AM  
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When one interferes with another's thought processes...is that the same as book burning?
No. It is not the same.

Thought cessation, for any reason, can be resumed....a book burning is final!
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