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    The Wheat and the Tares

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    The Wheat and the Tares


    “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

    “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

    “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

    “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

    “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’

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    I don't understand why the harvesters are capable of seperation but the servants apparently would just go haphazardly ripping anything out the turf. One can only presume that appropriate training had been given to the harvesters or that the correct PPE was not available to the lower working class.

    Aside from this gaping chasm in logic, the message is lovely though.

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    Quote Originally posted by 777 View Post
    I don't understand why the harvesters are capable of seperation but the servants apparently would just go haphazardly ripping anything out the turf. One can only presume that appropriate training had been given to the harvesters or that the correct PPE was not available to the lower working class.
    Are you sugesting that there is an upper working class or middle class who do the harvesting ? Were the Judeans British ?

    Quote Originally posted by 777 View Post
    Aside from this gaping chasm in logic, the message is lovely though.
    Wheres the chasm in logic ? If you damage the roots of an already dead & dry shoot of wheat it makes no difference, if you damage the wheat whilst its green & growing you will lose your crop.

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    Quote Originally posted by 777 View Post
    i don't understand why the harvesters are capable of seperation but the servants apparently would just go haphazardly ripping anything out the turf. One can only presume that appropriate training had been given to the harvesters or that the correct ppe was not available to the lower working class.
    lol

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    Quote Originally posted by dianna View Post
    lol
    For Gods sake don't encourage him !

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    wouldn't it be nice if we would wage wars this way? sowing weeds in our enemies crops. or calling them names. you know childish prank stuff.

    with love
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    Quote Originally posted by Catsquotl View Post
    wouldn't it be nice if we would wage wars this way? sowing weeds in our enemies crops. or calling them names. you know childish prank stuff.

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    er....wouldnt it be nice not to have to? :-)

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    Quote Originally posted by 777 View Post
    I don't understand why the harvesters are capable of seperation but the servants apparently would just go haphazardly ripping anything out the turf. One can only presume that appropriate training had been given to the harvesters or that the correct PPE was not available to the lower working class.

    Aside from this gaping chasm in logic, the message is lovely though.
    What's Politics, Philosophy and Economics got to do with this? Other than the economics of crop management, the politics of class systems and the philosophy of looking for logical integrity, of course.

    Although Spiral makes a good point; a farmer doesn't care if his wheat dies, as long as it's yielded grain for him first lol.

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    Quote Originally posted by Spirit Walker View Post
    Are you sugesting that there is an upper working class or middle class who do the harvesting ? Were the Judeans British ?



    Wheres the chasm in logic ? If you damage the roots of an already dead & dry shoot of wheat it makes no difference, if you damage the wheat whilst its green & growing you will lose your crop.
    Not only so, but when the green shoots first appear it takes an expert to identify which are going to be weeds, and which the longed-for crop.

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    Ok ok!

    I was making a joke that I am evidently alone in!


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    Weeds are a life form too, many are edible and have tremendous health benefits, even the ones in your gardens.

    However there is a weed I like to burn..................... daily!

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    just saying.....


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    Quote Originally posted by Highland1 View Post
    Weeds are a life form too, many are edible and have tremendous health benefits, even the ones in your gardens.

    However there is a weed I like to burn..................... daily!

    just saying.....


    Russ
    Watch it now, Russ, you're talking about drugs — which is fine — but you're verging on joking!

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    Ok Ok, I thought what a nice little metaphor....sheesh, this delightful innocent metaphor has metamorphosed into some hideous creature that is to befuddle and muddle and generally mock the sane minded, think capitalism.

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    Quote Originally posted by Seikou-Kishi View Post
    Watch it now, Russ, you're talking about drugs — which is fine — but you're verging on joking!
    Despite the cute little smiley that says otherwise I dare say Russ is being deadly serious! I very strongly agree with him here too!!

    On which note........be back soon

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    Quote Originally posted by 777 View Post
    Ok ok!

    I was making a joke that I am evidently alone in!
    OMG! It's taken this American quite a while to finally 'get' your sense of humor...and I got it this time!

    I was sure I got it right with dianna's "lol" and Spirit Walker post, "For Gods sake don't encourage him!"...and chuckled all the more.

    Perhaps a small thing to some, but looms large in my journey seeking understanding that brings people closer...like learning a foreign language.
    "Oh Great Spirit, help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence." — Cherokee Prayer

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