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TheNarrowPath

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what inventions have changed your life for the better/you cannot live without?
name your top 3.
 
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notonmywatch

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what inventions have changed your life for the better/you cannot live without?
name your top 3.
Cars, back scratchers, and air conditioners.

Obviously, I could live without any of them, but they make my life a bit easier or more enjoyable.

Find me a woman who will scratch my back, and I might be inclined to marry her.

:p
 

Seeker47

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Reading glasses, skilled surgeons and cookies.....
 

Mem

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toilet paper, plumbing, and air freshener
 

TheNarrowPath

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Cars, back scratchers, and air conditioners.

Obviously, I could live without any of them, but they make my life a bit easier or more enjoyable.

Find me a woman who will scratch my back, and I might be inclined to marry her.

:p
How about a woman who might be inclined to hand you the back scratcher? 😀
 
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notonmywatch

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How about a woman who might be inclined to hand you the back scratcher? 😀
Me, on my future wedding day:

Me: I vow before God to love you as Christ loved the church, to lay my life down for you sacrificially, to wash you with the water of the word, to nourish and cherish you as my own flesh, and to never fix my eyes on any other woman but you until the day that I die.

Her: Uh, I guess I'll scratch your back every now and then.

Me; I DO!!!

:love:
 

Godsgirl1983

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Me, on my future wedding day:

Me: I vow before God to love you as Christ loved the church, to lay my life down for you sacrificially, to wash you with the water of the word, to nourish and cherish you as my own flesh, and to never fix my eyes on any other woman but you until the day that I die.

Her: Uh, I guess I'll scratch your back every now and then.

Me; I DO!!!

:love:
Wait...
wait....
wait!
You failed to mention scratching her back in that long list there, but you expect her to scratch yours :eek: ???
Haven't you ever heard "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours?" :p
 
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notonmywatch

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Wait...
wait....
wait!
You failed to mention scratching her back in that long list there, but you expect her to scratch yours :eek: ???
Haven't you ever heard "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours?" :p
I would gladly scratch her back.

I shouldn't even joke around like this. Normally, I'm okay being single, but conversations like this make me momentarily long to be with a woman. :cry:
 

Godsgirl1983

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what inventions have changed your life for the better/you cannot live without?
name your top 3.
:unsure: now, to answer your question......
I can' t answer your question......
I'm stumped!

All the things I want to say I "can't live without" come back to me with reasons I could live without them/ thoughts of how to live without them.
I guess when Jesus really becomes your center focus you realize you really don't need anything else in life.
I'm thinking "I can't live without xyz" only to realize that people in third world countries live without a lot of xyz's and yet they are sill alive and getting by.

(Sorry, did I just kill the "fun"?)
 

Dude653

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First two that come to mind would be internet and cell phone. Now you basically have the entirety of human recorded information in your pocket
 

TheNarrowPath

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:unsure: now, to answer your question......
I can' t answer your question......
I'm stumped!

All the things I want to say I "can't live without" come back to me with reasons I could live without them/ thoughts of how to live without them.
I guess when Jesus really becomes your center focus you realize you really don't need anything else in life.
I'm thinking "I can't live without xyz" only to realize that people in third world countries live without a lot of xyz's and yet they are sill alive and getting by.

(Sorry, did I just kill the "fun"?)
if he wants to play word games he can buy himself scrabble 🙄
anyway yes every answer cant compare to what Jesus provides for us....but then most of us here on cc are not living in 3rd world countries so we do like those creature comforts 😊
 

Godsgirl1983

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But I can't help but wonder......
what if suddenly were unable to have those "creature comforts" (as you just called them)
What if things unexpectedly change in our lives (you know, b/c the unexpected has NEVER happened to us before, )
and we find ourselves without?
Would we truly be "unable to live"?
I shudder at the thought of "if I didn't have this one thing I wouldn't be able to live" what happens if I wake up tomorrow and that one thing breaks down, and isn't replaceable? Will life end b/c I don't have it?
 

Lynx

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Air conditioning. Hands down. Nothing else tops it.
 

seoulsearch

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Would we truly be "unable to live"? I shudder at the thought of "if I didn't have this one thing I wouldn't be able to live" what happens if I wake up tomorrow and that one thing breaks down, and isn't replaceable? Will life end b/c I don't have it?
It's an interesting question because on one hand, we believers know that we technically have all we need in Jesus, at least for eternal life.

But this raises the even more interesting debate between what truly qualifies as needs or wants, or necessities vs. creature comforts in our modern world.

One of the first things your post brought to my mind was electricity. Sure, people lived without it, and plenty still live without it today. But I would have to argue that in developed countries, it's almost a necessity.

I live in an area that has been plagued by both bad weather and attacks on power plants. Not long ago, my electricity shut off (and of course, it's the middle of winter,) and when I called, I was informed that somewhere between 40,000 - 60,000 people were without power. I was already trying to plan out what I would do if the power was down too long and it got too cold.

I live very close to a hospital and large cluster of medical buildings and facilities, so we are extremely blessed to be on the same power grid as those buildings, and it's considered a priority area for restoring power. They had it up and running again in our immediate area later that day. Many others were without power for nearly a week, and my heart goes out to anyone who has to survive the bitter cold (whether sheltered or not.)

Is electricity absolutely necessary? Will life end because we don't have it? Should we shudder to think what will happen to us if it's suddenly taken away?

For some people, I would argue that the answer is yes, as I have no doubt that some of the people in the medical facilities behind me may have perished or wound up in worse condition if they hadn't gotten the power back on as quickly as they did.

(I understand places like this have back-up generators, but imagine your loved one, who requires electronic devices to stay alive, being in a hospital for a week without electricity.)

If it would have been my parents, I would have been a nervous wreck.