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Denzel Washington gives commencement speech
scholar - 16-5-2015 at 16:29

Video here.

It isn't especially long. He makes 3 points:
1 Put God first
2 Work hard, plan, and discipline yourself.
3 Pray

When he was flunking out of college, and didn't know what he would do next, a woman at his mother's beauty parlor said she had a prophetic message, that he would travel and speak to people all over the world--and he has. When he started to become successful and a little proud of himself, his mother reminded him that he hadn't done it without God's help and people praying for him.

I liked it!greengrin


marymary100 - 16-5-2015 at 16:45

You seem to prove the theory that...


People pick the sorts of media that suit their tastes and opinions they self-select.


scholar - 16-5-2015 at 17:13

Actually, I have studied in a broad range.

And, I am more likely to post things here that I find to be of value, while I am likely not to post things that broaden my scope of what people are saying without value.


marymary100 - 16-5-2015 at 17:35

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Originally posted by scholar
Actually, I have studied in a broad range.

And, I am more likely to post things here that I find to be of value, while I am likely not to post things that broaden my scope of what people are saying without value.



But you are posting things that are of value to you, which is entirely my point.


For example, if DW had made a brilliant commencement speech where he said remember you need to stop believing in God and start believing in yourself you would have been much less likely to find it of value.


scholar - 16-5-2015 at 18:47

You said

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People pick the sorts of media that suit their tastes and opinions they self-select.

And, THAT is not so, to the exclusion of other media.

One of my professors, John Warwick Montgomery, pointed out that theologically liberal seminaries directed their students to read that viewpoint, to the exclusion of others, while orthodox Christian theological schools directed their students to study both.

But, if you meant that I find value in things that I hold to be true, rather than false statements--of course. I would not admire a falsehood to the point of passing it on, even if it were artfully said.


LSemmens - 17-5-2015 at 01:41

The point, Mary is making, and I agree, is that we all, yourself included, tend to highlight items of interest, TO OURSELVES, and the tend to agree with out viewpoint. It's highly unlikely that you would post and article showing the positive values of Islam without some form "qualifier". I am the same, whilst I understand your POV as far as the OP is concerned, had he made no mention of God, then you'd not have posted it. FWIW, the American Viewpoint of God is probably a little different to the rest of the world in that God is embedded in American psyche much as "gods" were built into the ancient Egyptian psyche.