joakim_the_mexicutioner_soria: There is only one man in history that can claim to be father of the beliefs of more then half the world's population. Abraham is considered to be the patriach of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and many other faiths like Rastafarism (Jah Rastafari) and Bahaism by introducing the concept of monotheism.
They believe God tested Abraham severely in more than one instance, and Abraham demonstrated extraordinary faith, trust and obedience to the will of God. It is these traits that make him an example that believers strive to emulate and use in their lives.
When it comes to shear numbers, it is hard to find another person who has so directly affected the lives of so many billions of people throughout history and will continue to into the distant the future.
joakim_the_mexicutioner_soria: I'm still settling down in SH and man, I could totally use something like this for my "overflow" stuff! I think I would love koala more (if that was even possible) if they spoke like Samuel L Jackson from Pulp Fiction. They would be the coolest, jive talking members of the animal kingdom!
mattaya: Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was a Jewish teacher who used parables to illustrate important ethical ideas. Jesus is the central figure of Christianity. He is commonly referred to as Jesus Christ, where "Christ" is a Greek title meaning "Anointed One" corresponding to the Hebrew "Messiah". Our modern calendar is based on the date of birth of Jesus. "AD" or Anno Domini defines an epoch starting with the birth of Jesus, whereas "BC" refers to the era Before Christ. Christmas is the Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Churches founded on the belief that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament include the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Anglican, and Mormon churches. There are hundreds of different Christian denominations.
thomas1: hi...i used boxes like this before for storage and the whole box was molding ! hot humid weather & air tight plastic box create water humidity!!!! shanghai is even hotter and more humid than other places - so just be careful!
anusuyamitra: Thanks for your update! I did call the number yesterday around 1 pm, no answer. Now I am more interested in checking this place out, will definitely share an update after my second scout :)
klick: Well for sure, it's hard to top Einstein. Stellar human being, on all fronts.
I'm going to interpret this question slightly differently, if I may, as I don't know that I have a favorite Jewish figure from history. However many years ago now, probably more than a decade, I went to an exhibit about the Bauhaus movement. (I can't sit here and pretend I know a great deal about art, but this style is at least one thing I know a bit about and enjoy.) It was really wonderful exhibit, full of vibrancy and color and new forms and exciting visions - and then abruptly at the end, there was a panel with the list of names of all of the artists from the Bauhaus who then were killed in the concentration camps. It chokes me up a little just now remembering the impact of it, seeing that panel after just having taken all of this incredible creativity and innovation, and LIFE, people full of life, full of seeing possibilities, full of ideas for a future that they would never see.
anusuyamitra: Han Mama is not on this address, at least not anymore....! Went looking for it after reading this article on March 22, 2015, hungry and drooling, but no Han Mama on 123 Nanyang Lu or around that area.
klick: Probably my all time favorite movie ever, at least for laughs, is The Jerk, a 1979 comedy written by Carl Reiner with Steve Martin in his first starring role. It's a ridiculous, silly, goofy film, and I just love it. In one scene Martin's character, Navin R Johnson, has recently come into fortune and he takes his girlfriend Marie (played by Bernadette Peters) to a fancy schmancy restaurant, where this scene ensues:
Waiter: Would monsieur care for another bottle of the Chateau Latour?
Johnson: Ah yes - but no more 1966. Let's splurge! Bring us some fresh wine! The freshest you've got - this year! No more of this old stuff.
Waiter: Oui monsieur.
Johnson: He doesn't realise he's dealing with sophisticated people here. [Steve realizes with horror what is on Marie's plate] Marie, now just stay calm. Stay calm. Don't look down, don't look down! Look up! Just keep your eyes up and keep them that way, OK.
Johnson, to the waiter: Waiter - there are snails on her plate. Now get them out of here before she sees them! [to Marie] Look away, just look away, keep your eyes that way! [to the room of people, which is now watching the pair] You would think that in a fancy restaurant at these prices you could keep the snails off the food! There are so many snails there you can't even see the food! [to the waiter] Now take those away and bring us those melted cheese sandwich appetizers you talked me out of!
Waiter: Oui, monsieur.
Steve: Can you believe this? First, they didn't have the bamboo umbrellas for the wine, and now snails on the food! Two boobs! That's what he takes us for!
eddie10: Glad you guys found "harmony" to write a fascinating (original) piece. Probably took time to research and write. Then again, like all good food - time is the most important ingredient. :) Keep up the good work!
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