Most difficult watches to read

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  1. Enmos Staff Member

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    Ok, I'll give you a hint: "Pride" & "Greed".
    Look it up, you can even find it on Wikipedia.

    On top of that, I am pretty sure Jesus said some things about this as well..
     
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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    Orleander? the most she is familiar with are all the positions there are in sex and the available sex partners in across the country
     
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  5. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Even I know those! She must at least know LUST

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  7. Enmos Staff Member

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    Oh hell.. I'll post them:

    PRIDE
    In almost every list pride is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and indeed the ultimate source from which the others arise. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to give compliments to others though they may be deserving of them, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God). Dante's definition was "love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbor." In Jacob Bidermann's medieval miracle play, Cenodoxus, Pride is the deadliest of all the sins and leads directly to the damnation of the famed Doctor of Paris, Cenodoxus. In perhaps the most famous example, the story of Lucifer, Pride was what caused his Fall from Heaven, and his resultant transformation into Satan. Vanity and Narcissism are prime examples of this Sin. In the Divine Comedy, the penitent were forced to walk with stone slabs bearing down on their backs in order to induce feelings of humility.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins#pride

    GREED
    Greed (or avarice) is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the Church) is applied to the acquisition of wealth in particular. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that greed was "a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things." In Dante's Purgatory, the penitents were bound and laid face down on the ground for having concentrated too much on earthly thoughts. "Avarice" is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of sinful behavior. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason, especially for personal gain, for example through bribery. Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed. Such misdeeds can include Simony, where one profits from soliciting goods within the actual confines of a church.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins#greed
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Jesus had nothign to do with the list of the seven deadly sins. It was a Catholic Pope who made that list.
    In Proverbs, it lists these (again, not said by Jesus)

    * A proud look, (make up? Nice clothes?)
    * a lying tongue,
    * hands that shed innocent blood,
    * A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, (masturbating?)
    * feet that be swift in running to mischief, (picking on people?)
    * A false witness that speaketh lies, (isn't this the same as the second one?)
    * sowing discord among brethren. (Lying again? Gospiping? Picking on people?)

    Does a nice watch fall under proud look? :shrug:
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I have no idea. It doesn't have gears and its clear on the back so you can see it. Here's an ad for it. I think its a piece of art.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2lT8yhwP2Y
     
  10. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    OK, it is a drivebelt transmission. Coolvideo...
     
  11. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I've met quite a few people who simply don't take vacations. They're ethnic minorities, and they don't understand our American need to "get away from it all." They say, "I worked really hard to get this nice house in a safe neighborhood with a swimming pool and HDTV. Why would I want to 'get away' from it???"
    It's the intellectual residue of mankind's failed experiment with socialism. A lot of people don't understand economics; they think it's a zero-sum game. If somebody else has a thousand-dollar watch, it's the reason they can't pay for a brake job on their car.
    Not all Christians subscribe to that particular interpretation. They believe that if we would all "tithe," literally give ten percent of our income to charity, that would be enough to solve everybody else's financial problems. And ya know, they're right. The problem is that the government takes that money from us and dissipates it in ways that make problems worse rather than fixing them. The other problem is, as I pointed out earlier, that the people in the world who have the most squalid lives are the ones who live under governments that won't allow our charity to reach them.
    Come on dude, you know that personally insulting another member is a violation of the rules. I'm going to give you a break and assume that was just a really poor joke. Please don't do it again.
    Same goes for you Dragon. I'm going to assume that was a stupid joke too and that you're not really personally insulting her.
     
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    Who the hell cares what kind of watch I wear or how much it cost? It could have been a gift.

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    The comments here remind me why I am a Republican. Sheesh...

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  13. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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    I don't carry a watch and I don't wear jewelry. But I know many men who cherish and show off their expensive watches like my mother shows off her mother's jewels. Men's jewelry and "pretty" items are very limited, they find alternative, more quiet ways to show off. When they get a high paying job, they get an expensive watch and an expensive pen; and they melt when girls compliment them on these items.
     
  14. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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    Why the fuck are we getting a lecture on Christian values here?
     
  15. Enmos Staff Member

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  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    Why do you have to say that a $1000 watch is cheap ? :bugeye:
    This just tells me that you live in a world of your own.. look around you..
     
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    "...I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24

    ""Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys." Luke, 12:23

    "No one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions" (Luke 14:33).

    Jesus said to do these things, but Sandy prefers to ignore Jesus and be avaricious, which is also one of the seven deadly sins.

    Christians simply aren't christian, they follow some path of convenience, while claiming thet are better people, despite being hypocrites.
     
  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    Thanks dude

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  19. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    :roflmao:
     
  20. domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader Valued Senior Member

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    I wasn't able to find a hex wristwatch, but I was able to find a site with people who made hex-clocks (I guess I'm staying with the theme of posting radix based time pieces).

    http://intuitor.com/hex/hexclock.html

    I've seen a few OLED watches on the market too --- I wonder if any of them are programmable? It would be kinda cool to design your own watch interface ------ you could make it as perplexing as you wanted
     
  21. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Do you guys remember when the SWATCH was the big thing?

    Personally I have a couple Bangle type watches, that go with different things I am wearing. The cost around 25.00 and are more of a fashion statement, when they are out of style I don't care because they didn't cost much. I get tired of things after yrs and yrs, so it's nice to get something new and with the trends every so often.
     
  22. draqon Banned Banned

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    Its not an insult, its the truth.
     
  23. sandy Banned Banned

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    Because to me, it is. I have the right to my opinion just like you do. To personally attack me for what I say is a stupid, typically-liberal tactic.

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