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On Confucius, Death, and Wisdom of Ecclesiastes - Green Funeral (Rev. Luther LI)

Message by Rev. Luther LI. 15 May 2022  傳 道 書 Ecclesiastes 8:8      [hb5] 無 人 有 權 力 掌 管 生 命 、 將 生 命 留 住 . 也 無 人 有 權 力 掌 管 死 期 . 這 場 爭 戰 、 無 人 能 免 . 邪 惡 也 不 能 救 那 好 行 邪 惡 的 人 。           [kjv] There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. 《论语》:先进篇 Extract from Analects 季路问事鬼神,子曰: “ 未能事人,焉能事鬼? ”, 曰: “ 敢问死。 ” 曰: “ 未知生,焉知死? ” 11.12 季路问事鬼神,子曰: “ 未能事人,焉能事鬼? ” 曰: “ 敢问死。 ” 曰: “ 未知生,焉知死? " [11:12] Chi Lu asked about serving the spirits. Confucius said, “If you can't yet serve men, how can you serve the spirits?” Lu said, “May I ask about death?” Confucius said, “If you don't understand what life is, how will you understand death?”   His famous  or infamous   saying of Confucius has poisoned the thinking of many Chinese down the ages     just l

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