“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

But it shall not be so among you:

but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto,

but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28, KJV)

The word the Athenians used for their Assembly was Ekklesia, the same word used in the New Testament for Church
(and it is the greatest philological irony in all of Western history that this word,
which connoted equal participation in all deliberation by all members,
came to designate a kind of self-perpetuating, self-protective Spartan gerousia -
which would have seemed patent nonsense to Greek-speaking Christians of New Testament times,
who believed themselves to be equal members of their Assembly.)

- Thomas Cahill, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter


Thursday, March 4, 2010

The real "negotiation"story

To further inform you about the previous article,we provide you with the link
to see exactly the form of negotiations that we were told took place in Denver!??
Below is part of the protocol from the metropolitan..........
"As stated previously, I found sufficient disparity among these raw calculated assessments
that it became obvious to me that there was no other choice than to adjust these amounts even
though none of you had submitted an appeal."


Please click on the link!

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