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So, I hope to use Librem Social in a responsible way: I hope to use it to connect to people. Not to pacify boredom, not to discover new content (though I look forward to finding new folks to follow who have compelling things to share with me). I hope to engage with this network for what it is: a technological tool for me to gather with people, and connect with them in community. I humbly hope if you're reading this that you'll join me in this endeavor. 🙂

"Before the Lord the whole universe is as a drop of morning dew upon the earth. But you have mercy on all, Lord, because you can do all things. You overlook people's sins that they may repent. Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little. You warn them and remind them of the sins they are committing that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in you."

Wisdom 11:22-12:2

I am allowed to share my Christian life at

theres . life

for almost 5 months. Thank you.

A reminder that biometric auth security is not based on secrecy ( aren't secret), but on the difficulty of making a copy that can trick a sensor. Now there's an app for that.

fossbytes.com/a-new-app-can-sc

Dang it! I missed my opportunity yesterday to tell everyone @rcsocial.net happy Reformation day! ;)

Fall seven times | Forthright Fellowship Room fellowshiproom.com/fall-seven-

> Indeed a righteous person will fall seven times, and then get up again, but the guilty will collapse in calamity, Proverbs 24.16.

#most #Proverbs #get_up

I've been following the Kanye West story for a while now. I've been really optimistic about what is doing in his life.

If you have any abiding doubts, please, watch this appearance with Jimmy Kimmel:

youtube.com/watch?v=FlR3C9sb5X

Jimmy: "Are you a Christian artist now?"

Kanye: "I'm just a Christian everything."

His new album, "Jesus is King," is out now. Give it a listen. Taste and see.

Just heard @Wimpy is the new director of Ubuntu Desktop. This is fabulous news! I couldn't imagine a better pick for the job, and I look forward to a strong 20.04 release in his hands.

GOONerment GOONsquad hard at work protecting us from Aloe Vera:
consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/10/

"taking prescribed medications is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans"

NOTHING to see here *innocent whistling*...

“By far the greatest number of [prescription drug-related] hospitalizations and deaths occur from drugs that are prescribed properly by physicians and taken as directed”
health.usnews.com/health-news/

#government #corruption #BigPharma #aloe #FTC #FDA

In place of ongoing police brutality, justice departments wasting taxpayer dollars, and hideous and unjust laws being crammed on your head, what if we did this?

youtube.com/watch?v=-PnkC7CNvy

Lest any try to tell me that there's an unspoken, understood "social contract" that I somehow consent to by virtue of standing in the United States, whereby I agree to pay taxes and the government agrees to provide me with services such as protection by the police, note this: miscarriages of duty such as this render any such contract (if there ever was one) null and void.

This is no contract between state and citizen. This is an abusive monopoly on force.

apnews.com/5385ac720ba744be963

I know much remains to be seen to test the genuineness of his profession, but I was really encouraged by watching this:

youtube.com/watch?v=85TJu6NzHW

In Col 4.7, most versions prefer translating the Greek word διάκονος as "minister" rather than its general sense, "servant." Why is that? A few, mostly off-versions, translate it as "deacon." Are most of them tainted by a clergy mindset? Or is it simpler, that the third noun is σύνδουλος, which most translate as "fellow(-)servant", and they don't want to translate it a slave, so avoid servant twice in the same phrase? NASB doesn't have a problem with that, however.

#Bible

For anyone who wants to see what the Librem 5 looks like in the hands of a real user:

Check out @gbryant 's latest video

youtube.com/watch?v=1haFGa7ZyP

My personal Librem 5 arrives tomorrow, dudes and dudettes! What's the first piece of software I should install on it?

And, yes, I'll post pictures and video and whatnot. :)

"The following keywords violate Google Ads advertising policies." What term triggered that message? "Christian." eff.org/takedowns/no-targeting

Egypt Is Using Apps to Track and Target Its Citizens, Report Says

A cybersecurity firm says evidence suggests the Egyptian government carried out cyberattacks on journalists, academics, lawyers and rights activists.

nytimes.com/2019/10/03/world/m

#privacy #Egypt #surveilance

theres.life/media/YQj_AKT77k5G

Young Mother in Somalia Loses Children – and Everything Else – to Follow Christ - Morningstar News

Sa’aada Hussein’s husband didn’t seem to be a very devoted Muslim by Somalia’s strict standards, so she thought it would be safe to ask him for permission to read the Bible.

morningstarnews.org/2019/10/yo

#Somalia #Christian #persecution

theres.life/media/IlRt9PLg7e0Z

Yet another incredible turn on this story:

Amber Guyger's judge gave her her own personal bible and told her to read John 3:16, before she was led away to begin her sentence.

youtube.com/watch?v=y_qpdyAuLu

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