Lust is a sin not necessarily against humans, but against God

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Exodus 20:3-17 NIV – The Ten Commandments – Bible Gateway :

1. “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.

2. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

3. “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

4. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

5. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

6. “You shall not murder.

7. “You shall not commit adultery.

8. “You shall not steal.

9. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

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Liking someone on Facebook

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From time to time, I get an invite to “Like (as in approve) X page on Facebook, as you were invited by Y friend, who manages X page”.

And, in almost all contexts, I ignore the invite.

The thing is, Facebook has this way of making it personal. If I don’t click the “Like” button of a page, do I mean I dislike it?

What am I supposed to do, go like-ing everything I really like in real life? It’s absurd, and Facebook pretty much abuses the word “Like”. If I don’t click “Like” on a friend’s page, does this mean I don’t agree with their idea?

Also, on a practical level, just liking a page is not enough.

I’m invited by friends who just joined politics to like their involvement in running for a small town somewhere in Romania. But if I click “like” and then unfollow the page, I think it will do my friends more harm than good. If you have 10,000 people who said they like your page, but you don’t get their engagement (likes, shares, comments), it can do more harm than good.

In a lot of cases, though, it’s also a case of a poor choice of inviting who to like your page. Yes, I like a lot people as friends, I support their actions, but what would my role be in helping them succeed in running for mayor in a small town where most likely I never been or never will be, or supporting a business I have no relation with, and so on? People just randomly invite friends from their list to increase their numbers.

I don’t mind it all that much, it’s just that I don’t see the purpose of this.

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“Beauty will save the world” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot

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“Beauty will save the world” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot

What are three paths in life? You can have true, good, and beauty.

Not anyone follows the truth, not anyone does good deeds.

But, one way or another, everyone is beautiful, for he is an image of God.

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Atypical moves in chess

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There are some moves in chess that seem atypical – one player decides to go for an all-out attack using atypical moves. Obviously, there is a downside – you risk not handling the attack very well, and the opponent has good answers to your moves, and you end up losing.

But, from time to time, I’m so surprised by those atypical moves, that my mind gets overwhelmed, and I make silly mistakes.

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