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More Jesus Hyperbole

By Camilo on January 13, 2016 0 Comments

Notice this physical impossibility: But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Hands can’t “know” things and his hearers knew that (why would Jesus make any reference to the mind here?) Jesus explained Himself immediately. … Continue Reading

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Things I Should Teach My Son VII

By Camilo on January 12, 2016 0 Comments

I was thinking about this post, where I recommended an investment to start early in your working life, which would make you stupid rich eventually. Then I found Scott Adams’ “Dilbert’s One-Page Guide to Everything Financial.” The list is reproduced below (click through if you want to see more.) 1. Make a will. 2. Pay … Continue Reading

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Things I Should Teach My Son, Part VI

By Camilo on January 10, 2016 0 Comments

Incentives. I could stop there. In business and in life, incentives make all the difference. Understand the incentives on both sides before engaging in a transaction. Most investment managers get paid for how much money they manage, not how much money they make you. Real estate agents are more encouraged to get your house sold … Continue Reading

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Does Jesus Use Hyperbole?

By Camilo on January 9, 2016 0 Comments

I think that Jesus used hyperbole to be a Great Persuader. From the Sermon on the Mount: For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. (Matt. 5:18) “Settle matters quickly … Continue Reading