We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Epimenides (ca. 600 B. C.), writing about the Greek god Zeus in his poem De oraculis/peri Chresmon: “They fashioned a tomb for thee, O high and holy one, the Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies! But thou art not dead; thou livest and abidest forever; for in thee we live and move and have our being.”
Context being EVERYTHING:
25And He is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets (Epimenides) have said, 'We are his offspring.' 29"Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone (like Zeus)—an image made by man's design and skill, (like Zeus). 30In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent. 31For He has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising Him (Jesus) from the dead."
I love the Bible...
The approximate date attributed to the writing of the book of the Acts of the Apostles is 62 A.D. The author of the Acts of the Apostles is thought to be Luke, who wrote the Gospel of Luke, and who was a traveling companion to Paul.