JimmiGerman

Members
  • Content Count

    416
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from Edspringer in Significance of Resurrection   
    When I'm talking about God, I certainly do it in the meaning of a supernatural power, with technological abilities surely comprising methods and applications far beyond our imagination (i.e. "creation"). For me, God exists in a higher dimensional multiverse (instead of "universe"), and for him the four-dimensional spacetime (three-dimensional space plus velocity and "time") is maybe only a lower part of a multi dimensional super space (however, "space" wouldn't be the right word). As former spiritual beings in God's sphere or multiverse we have been reduced (from a higher-dimensional "spiritual" being) to experience a lower existence in a mortal body. This, according to the Mormons' belief, is part of God's great plan of redemption. I would also call it refinement.
     
    During our mortal existence we have to make choices. This is also part of the Mormon belief. After we will have been gone through this mortal status, with new experiences, knowledge, insights, worthy and deserving the next step of an eternal progress God Allmighty has planned for us, during a certain time in the Ghost World, a spiritual form of existence, after we've lost our physical body, we will be expecting God's final judgement, and maybe become resurrected as immortal beings, with a physical body and our soul (the spiritual part) united and inseparable combined forever and eternally.
     
    Coming back to your question I would say, this will be some kind of a new body; improved, without former handycaps, calamities or disabilities, but in the same shape and with the same physiognomics and characteristics as before. You've mentioned "cremation", but this means nothing for God. He can delete and restore. This is part of his allmightyness. Of course we can't see how it works, but could a man of, let's say,  the 15th century once imagine men were landing on the Moon? Or even on Mars? What a radio was? And could a man of the, let's say, beginning 1950s imagine what a computer was and how people communicated via internet...?
     
    God is billions and billions of years ahead, eons and eons. It's always difficult for me to understand or accept peoples' naive questions concerning God if, besides, the questioner ignores God's allmightyness and inconceivable technological abilities. And if you say "technology" isn't the right word, I would like to ask you for a better one. But in this connection or sense the word "technology" should not be understood within the frame of its common meaning according to human technological achievements.
     
    In German we make a difference between das selbe... and das gleiche... and this means the same is not always exactly the same. Therefore, a duplicate wouldn't be the same as the original. But imagine God's technology would be able to restore a human being, his physical body, with the same atoms or subparticles and molecular structures, and under further aspects we don't know and we can't imagine, so that it would be the same person (united with his soul) again. And would you say there is no eternity only because a human mind can't imagine there was one...?
  2. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from TalkativeIntrovert12345 in Is Vort Clark Kent?   
    There's a great similarity between Vort's forum picture here and the image of Clark Kent. It's been torturing my mind from the beginnig he created his new forum picture here (after "Iron Man") till now, and my direct question would be: Are you Superman?
     
       (Vort's forum image)
     
     
     
        (His - maybe - real person)
  3. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from Blackmarch in Marlene Dietrich   
    I've found this video by chance on YouTube and thought it was great. And, by the way, in this video you won't see her with a cigarette in her hand... and no offensive scenes in this video. (Was it possibly made for this forum...?)
     
    But melancholy, anyhow.
       
     
  4. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from askandanswer in Single for eternity?   
    (Australian dugout canoe, faster than the wind, a mighty weapon in the race for the maiden!)
  5. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to Vort in Bullying at Church   
    I am sorry for that, John Prather. Many of us have experienced bullying in the Church and felt the shame and anger of witnessing adults that do nothing about it. I hope I have never, or at most seldom, been that adult. But I know I have at times, even within my own family.
     
    A son of some family friends suffered such bullying in his Young Men's group that he left the Church entirely. Today, he's about 20 and, at that young age, is completely disaffiliated from the Church. As far as I have been told, the young men involved have yet to apologize to him or even acknowledge what they did.
     
    All is not well in Zion, and probably never will be as long as we have mortal, fallible, stupid, selfish human beings in it.
  6. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to jerome1232 in Suicide - Allowed Way of Ending Your Life or Against the Will of God?   
    This may seem harsh, but to get into God's kingdom we must become perfect, I don't see how someone who did not even finish his test getting a 100% on it. I can't imagine the professor (the savior) giving you a pass that you did all you could do when you didn't even bother to fill out all of the bubbles.

    I could easily be wrong though, so there is always that.
  7. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to PolarVortex in New and searching. More ways than one.   
    I don't have to stop you... the city of Hamburg will.  Pedestrians aren't allowed on that bridge.
     
    Let's stop joking about bridge jumping... I have nightmares of falling from high places.
  8. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from PolarVortex in New and searching. More ways than one.   
    The devil has told you, the devil has told you!
  9. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from PolarVortex in Dear German   
    Yes, it's commonly used between friends and colleagues or workmates. Of course, there are variations:  "ich muss (ma)l verschwinden", "ich muss (mal) kurz verschwinden", "lass mich mal kurz verschwinden" (let me leave for a moment) , "ich verschwinde mal kurz" etc.
     
    But don't say it to the waiter unless you have paid. (Just a joke) 
  10. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to Vort in For Vort   
    A few years ago in a discussion thread on another site, I used an inductive proof (proof, mind you) to show the solution to the Blue Forehead Room problem. Question settled, right? Wrong. People said, in essence, "That's a very nice proof, but in the real world, it's not that simple."
     
    "Proof" <--
     
    Somewhere around here, I have a set of Stanford lectures by Don Knuth where he talks about his religious background (Lutheran) and how he combines his religion with mathematics. Really fascinating stuff.
     
    My favorite Donald Knuth comic:
     

  11. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from Litzy in For Vort   
    It depends on the base, as Vort says. And why does a circle have 360 degrees? It results from the Babylonians with their arithmetic system based on 60. So it's pure chance, and nine is not a mysterious number, purely appearing accidentally by some algorithms shown by the "circle mystery" here in this thread.
     
    Like the so-called "Bible code" (leave me alone with that!). There is no mystery or supernatural power behind any number. It may sound ignorantly, but the nine, as any other number, is only a result of assumptions and abstractions based on human thinking, and mathematics don't substitute the cognitive knowledge.
     
    Maybe the zero is an exception: but if there is zero money in your pockets, even the zero won't tell you where your money has gone, and, as it happens so often, the answer is blowin' in the wind. 

     
     
    PS...   However, maybe I'm only jealous of those people who are good at mathematics, since I'm a rivet on this field.
  12. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from Vort in For Vort   
    Oh, you certainly mean this (let me, to make it more understandable for you, use Donald Knuth's up-arrow notation):
     
     
                      
     
     
    Wait...
     
    ...wait a minute... just calculating it, and it seems to me to be a really large number, and I'm not at the end yet... puuuh,  even greater than... than...  ...it fills out the... how can I describe it... can you still hear me?... much greater than the number of all popcorn sub-particles in the XXL bag that Jimmi Popcorn is holding in his hands... 
     
    ...and be sure he won't share even a single popcorn with you, 'cause he wants to eat all sub-particles alone!
  13. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from Vort in Dear German   
    I think you are right, Vort, I've overseen that point.  ... das Mädchen, das Fräulein, das Frauchen, das Hündchen (little dog), das Jüngelchen  (little boy), das Bengelein (a naughty little boy, from der Bengel), das Händchen (little hand), das Kindchen (but das Kind is neutrum, anyway), das Männchen (little, fragile man)  etc.
     
    "Das Mädchen", indeed, is maybe a diminutive of "die Maid" ("das Maidchen...?"), an Old German word. On the other hand I can't see any rule or logic in general for assigning an article to a noun. Maybe there are some rules (sometimes depending on the ending of the noun, i.e. nouns ending with an "e" very often have the feminine article, but what about "der Riese"...? Yea, "der RIESE" (the giant) is BIG and STRONG, so, of course, it can't be feminine... On the other hand there exists the word "Riesin", a female Riese...    Leave me alone.
     
    If you questioned me I would certainly know the correct article for 99.9 % of all German nouns, without any problem, spontanically, and without thinking about it. We simply know it. Anyway, for any mysterious reason this knowledge seems to be very important for us, as it's apparently very important for a hamster to run pointlessly miles and miles only in his traversing wheel...  sorry, in its traversing wheel. 
  14. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from aeglyn in Peace   
    Peace! 
  15. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from PolarVortex in Hello! New here, and looking for like minded people!   
    Silence is golden...
  16. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from bytor2112 in For Vort   
    It's the most mightyful number, I guess.  I forgot... the Babylonians didn't know a "zero" in their arithmetic system.  It's maybe that why their tower fell to pieces... due to incorrect calculations...? 
  17. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from Vort in Dear German   
    I think you are right, Vort, I've overseen that point.  ... das Mädchen, das Fräulein, das Frauchen, das Hündchen (little dog), das Jüngelchen  (little boy), das Bengelein (a naughty little boy, from der Bengel), das Händchen (little hand), das Kindchen (but das Kind is neutrum, anyway), das Männchen (little, fragile man)  etc.
     
    "Das Mädchen", indeed, is maybe a diminutive of "die Maid" ("das Maidchen...?"), an Old German word. On the other hand I can't see any rule or logic in general for assigning an article to a noun. Maybe there are some rules (sometimes depending on the ending of the noun, i.e. nouns ending with an "e" very often have the feminine article, but what about "der Riese"...? Yea, "der RIESE" (the giant) is BIG and STRONG, so, of course, it can't be feminine... On the other hand there exists the word "Riesin", a female Riese...    Leave me alone.
     
    If you questioned me I would certainly know the correct article for 99.9 % of all German nouns, without any problem, spontanically, and without thinking about it. We simply know it. Anyway, for any mysterious reason this knowledge seems to be very important for us, as it's apparently very important for a hamster to run pointlessly miles and miles only in his traversing wheel...  sorry, in its traversing wheel. 
  18. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from bytor2112 in For Vort   
    It's the most mightyful number, I guess.  I forgot... the Babylonians didn't know a "zero" in their arithmetic system.  It's maybe that why their tower fell to pieces... due to incorrect calculations...? 
  19. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to bytor2112 in For Vort   
    Enjoy!!
     
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=593521430803116&pnref=story
  20. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to The Folk Prophet in death penalty   
    Heheh. Next time use a pointer...as in: I understood it to be this ^^^
     
    :)
     
    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
  21. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to Vort in death penalty   
    Another point MarginOfError and I agree on: The desperate need for prison reform. The state of our prison system is perhaps the most shameful aspect of American life -- and that's saying something. I don't know how it got so bad, but when prison rape is a very real concern and I so often hear people talk about e.g. how a child molester will "get what he deserves" in prison (that is, he will be raped), I think the evil of our prison system infects the minds of our general population. This is not what prison should be.
     
    As I said, I have little problem with the state executing someone (under appropriate circumstances). I have a very large problem with state-sponsored torture of prisoners. (I don't consider isolation to be torture, by the way.)
  22. Like
    JimmiGerman reacted to bytebear in Exaltation Implications   
    Forgiveness is not for the other person.  It is to lift the burden from you.  And it doesn't mean they are able to continue with blessings.  I don't equate forgiveness with progression.  That still requires repentence.
  23. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from theSQUIDSTER in apostasy   
    Ja, das gibts hier auch. 
     
                                                                                Stadtpark Hamburg
  24. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from theSQUIDSTER in apostasy   
    Hau!  You speaking wise words, like medicine man. Yelo.
  25. Like
    JimmiGerman got a reaction from Vort in Exaltation Implications   
    It's magic - Whenever I see your profile picture I can't say anything against your words...