Together, let us create something the world desperately needs

Started by Rick C. Hodgin August 3, 2017
From Newsgroup: comp.arch.fpga

Please see this post and thread:

      https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.arch/F39_I0nipUg/4Th6IaCVAQAJ

We can, together, create something to shake this world to its core,
undoing centuries of hate and war.  If we lift our lives to Jesus in
love, and move forward in His teachings, with His goals, billions of
lives will be affected, and this world will be changed forever.

Join in.  Add your voice to this chorus of man unto God.  Use and
direct your talents toward Him, and watch Him multiply your offer-
ing out to multitudes.

I urge you to move in love, today, toward Him, asking forgiveness,
learning of Him, and doing for Him in this world.

Your life will be rich, and your core man complete.  It will bring
you real peace and victory over that which has kept you down.

Thank you,
Rick C. Hodgin
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On 8/4/2017 10:16 AM, Robert Swindells wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:49:40 +1200, Rick C. Hodgin wrote: > > [snip] > > Changing your email address to avoid killfiles is naughty. > > plonk. >
I have not changed my name or email address. I am "Rick C. Hodgin" and rick.c.hodgin@gmail.com. What has changed? I am posting now from Eternal September periodically, but nothing has changed identity-wise. Thank you, Rick C. Hodgin
On Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:15:21 AM UTC-4, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
> From Newsgroup: comp.arch.fpga > > Please see this post and thread: > > https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.arch/F39_I0nipUg/4Th6IaCVAQAJ > > We can, together, create something to shake this world to its core, > undoing centuries of hate and war. If we lift our lives to Jesus in > love, and move forward in His teachings, with His goals, billions of > lives will be affected, and this world will be changed forever. > > Join in. Add your voice to this chorus of man unto God. Use and > direct your talents toward Him, and watch Him multiply your offer- > ing out to multitudes. > > I urge you to move in love, today, toward Him, asking forgiveness, > learning of Him, and doing for Him in this world. > > Your life will be rich, and your core man complete. It will bring > you real peace and victory over that which has kept you down. > > Thank you, > Rick C. Hodgin > SEEN-BY: 1/5 10 101 102 122 126 134 186 2/122 195/0 1
I did not send this message. I don't know how it appeared here. I can only conclude someone is impersonating me, or there was an error in me sending something from Eternal September. Thank you, Rick C. Hodgin
Robert,

On 04-08-17 16:16, Robert Swindells wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:49:40 +1200, Rick C. Hodgin wrote: > Changing your email address to avoid killfiles is naughty. > plonk.
True, but you've got to admit it. At least he has style: a "fidonet.org" email-address. You do not see a lot of these around anymore. My first internet email-address was a fidonet node address. It was the poor-man's version of these expensive "compuserve.com" or fancy "well.sf.ca.us" email addresses. Yes, brings back memories. Cheerio! Kr. Bonne.
On 2017-08-03 09:49 PM, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
> From Newsgroup: comp.arch.fpga > > Please see this post and thread: > > https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.arch/F39_I0nipUg/4Th6IaCVAQAJ > > We can, together, create something to shake this world to its core, > undoing centuries of hate and war. If we lift our lives to Jesus in > love, and move forward in His teachings, with His goals, billions of > lives will be affected, and this world will be changed forever. > > Join in. Add your voice to this chorus of man unto God. Use and > direct your talents toward Him, and watch Him multiply your offer- > ing out to multitudes. > > I urge you to move in love, today, toward Him, asking forgiveness, > learning of Him, and doing for Him in this world. > > Your life will be rich, and your core man complete. It will bring > you real peace and victory over that which has kept you down. > > Thank you, > Rick C. Hodgin > SEEN-BY: 1/5 10 101 102 122 126 134 186 2/122 195/0 1 >
A Jesus FPGA.
On 8/31/2017 12:27 PM, Tristan B. Kildaire wrote:
> On 2017-08-03 09:49 PM, Rick C. Hodgin wrote: >>  From Newsgroup: comp.arch.fpga >> >> Please see this post and thread: >> >>       
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.arch/F39_I0nipUg/4Th6IaCVAQAJ
>> >> We can, together, create something to shake this world to its core, >> undoing centuries of hate and war.  If we lift our lives to Jesus in >> love, and move forward in His teachings, with His goals, billions of >> lives will be affected, and this world will be changed forever. >> >> Join in.  Add your voice to this chorus of man unto God.  Use and >> direct your talents toward Him, and watch Him multiply your offer- >> ing out to multitudes. >> >> I urge you to move in love, today, toward Him, asking forgiveness, >> learning of Him, and doing for Him in this world. >> >> Your life will be rich, and your core man complete.  It will bring >> you real peace and victory over that which has kept you down. > > A Jesus FPGA.
I have plans for an FPGA, but it is one part of the larger vision. The larger vision is to acknowledge God in our lives, acknowledge our salvation through Jesus Christ, and then go forward and live our lives as per His guidance, doing the things we do in this world, but not doing them for personal reasons of self-interest, but the reasons He places inside of our hearts for the benefit of all. You can easily mock what I say, but have you thought about considering what I'm proposing? I'm considering creating a world where everybody is looking out for everybody else, using whatever skills they possess, in whatever areas of ability and interest they possess, to then look out to other living human beings and say, "given these skills and the various abilities I have, and knowing I can rely on those around me to help me in moving forward, how can I make the lives of the people in my life better?" It's a goal of mutual love, growing one another up, encouraging one another toward greatness, toward achievement, away from bondage, and toward real freedom of movement ... and all led by the guiding light of Jesus Christ who leads us rightly in such things. If you don't think Jesus leads us rightly in such things, then I would suggest you find a Bible and study it independently of prior thoughts, prior sources of input from people who claim to do something right, true, and holy in Jesus name, but clearly are not ... and don't look to them for the example, but look to Him and Him alone. You'll find He's different than you previously thought, and everything you've always wanted to have as a guiding force in your life. Thank you, Rick C. Hodgin
Rick, 

I acknowledge and respect your zeal. I also believe that it is doesn't hurt --
mostly, and if someone had a sufficiently good day to not be pissed off by your
posts).

I have to ask now: "What does God need with an FPGA? What does Good need with an
open-source hardware flow?". If he doesn't need a whole damn starship, what does God
need with a tiny little digital electronics device?

Best regards
NKK
On 9/2/2017 6:04 AM, Nikolaos Kavvadias wrote:
> Rick, > > I acknowledge and respect your zeal. I also believe that it is doesn't hurt --
mostly, and if someone had a sufficiently good day to not be pissed off by your posts).
> > I have to ask now: "What does God need with an FPGA? What does Good need with an
open-source hardware flow?". If he doesn't need a whole damn starship, what does God need with a tiny little digital electronics device? It's not about God needing, but about us acknowledging and doing with a purpose given over to Him and those people He's placed us around here in this world. It's about the attitude of our heart and why we are doing what we are doing. Not for self, not for self-gain, but for God, in giving back to Him for all He's first given us. Thank you, Rick C. Hodgin
> Not for self, not for self-gain, but for God, in giving back to > Him for all He's first given us.
I see. I don't remember Him giving me an FPGA per se so I have to give it b= ack. What I do remember (or rather being told after) that I was given was t= wo life-threatening conditions at age 19 and 27 days old. Both had to be op= erated soon, but the first one only within 3-4 hours from diagnosis, otherw= ise the chance of survival would be 0%. Waiting for ambulance (doctor's own= opinion) was the wrong thing to do. Practically there was no time to get m= e to Athens to be operated. Ambulance wouldn't do, too slow. Flight wouldn'= t do, no time to get unscheduled flight to get airborne.=20 I was misdiagnosed twice before being given that timeframe. I had only 5% t= o keep my intestines intact, from what I know I kept all except some bowel = muscles, they had to be removed.=20 So God gave me these odds. But He also gave me a crazy uncle hitting 250 km= /h on the (non-Autobahn) road to Athens to get me there on time. 250 km/h i= s crazy now on the new Autobahn between Thessaloniki and Athens; imagine 19= 77 with the crappy state of building public roads in Greece at the time. I = can't tell you what my uncle was driving but it was some top-notch German c= ar of the time. He sold it soon afterwards. I guess I was also given a resp= onsible doctor, phoning Athens to prepare for the surgery. 1977 means no ce= ll phones, and uncle didn't have a car phone (albeit in his other car a lit= tle later he had, it was one of those funky car phones you see in the movie= s from the 80's). There was a 1:100000 for the same person to develop both conditions. Both c= onditions were not survivable before the 1920s or so. I think there was a P= russian doctor in 1916 and performed the first survived operation for extre= me/acute pyloric stenosis on an infant. Only infants to the age of 60 days = may develop the condition, boys more frequently than girls. It is not known= to be hereditary. It might be some random shit mutation after all. No hard= feelings. Now Rick, I didn't talk much about God but about me. Do you think this kind= of messages and topics are appropriate for this newsgroup? I would understand if you want to raise awareness for some FLOSS/OHW flow b= ut you could do that under a different reasoning. I am happy that you are happy but give this newsgroup a break.
>=20 > Thank you, > Rick C. Hodgin
On 9/2/2017 8:30 AM, Nikolaos Kavvadias wrote:
>> Not for self, not for self-gain, but for God, in giving back to >> Him for all He's first given us. > > I see. I don't remember Him giving me an FPGA per se so I have to give it back.
He gave you life. He gave you the natural abilities you possess. He gave you the opportunities you've had to move and learn and experience and do in your life. He's given you all things that are positive, and tried repeatedly to lead you away from all things that are harmful. He has been your best advocate for all time. He has been the biggest proponent of you and your life for all time. He has called you out of darkness and into light continually, and He has plans for you in the future which are so beautiful that if you knew what they were you'd weep with joy, and be amazed beyond words.
> What I do remember (or rather being told after) that I was given was two
life-threatening conditions at age 19 and 27 days old. Both had to be operated soon, but the first one only within 3-4 hours from diagnosis, otherwise the chance of survival would be 0%. Waiting for ambulance (doctor's own opinion) was the wrong thing to do. Practically there was no time to get me to Athens to be operated. Ambulance wouldn't do, too slow. Flight wouldn't do, no time to get unscheduled flight to get airborne. Sin has caused all of the death and disease we have in this world. But even as bad as our ailments are here in this world, what will happen to our soul for unrepentant sin is greater. Sin is a place which encapsulates all wrongness, all sin, all falsen- ess. It is impenetrable and eternally confining, and is a consuming fire. He has that isolation for things which operate against truth. It is an eternal confinement, and it is the true worrisome state of our being, and not the bad diseases or illnesses or sufferings we have here, because even the worst of them here are temporary. What goes on after we leave this world is eternal.
> I was misdiagnosed twice before being given that timeframe. I had only 5% to keep
my intestines intact, from what I know I kept all except some bowel muscles, they had to be removed.
> > So God gave me these odds. But He also gave me a crazy uncle hitting 250 km/h on
the (non-Autobahn) road to Athens to get me there on time. 250 km/h is crazy now on the new Autobahn between Thessaloniki and Athens; imagine 1977 with the crappy state of building public roads in Greece at the time. I can't tell you what my uncle was driving but it was some top-notch German car of the time. He sold it soon afterwards. I guess I was also given a responsible doctor, phoning Athens to prepare for the surgery. 1977 means no cell phones, and uncle didn't have a car phone (albeit in his other car a little later he had, it was one of those funky car phones you see in the movies from the 80's). God leads us toward correct things, and not to harmful things. He teaches us that our lives are precious and have value here even in this flesh, but that these lives are a preparation or schooling for His guidance, to see how we respond fundamentally to Him, and this world is a literal divider between saved and unsaved. After we leave this world, we remain in our state forever.
> There was a 1:100000 for the same person to develop both conditions. Both
conditions were not survivable before the 1920s or so. I think there was a Prussian doctor in 1916 and performed the first survived operation for extreme/acute pyloric stenosis on an infant. Only infants to the age of 60 days may develop the condition, boys more frequently than girls. It is not known to be hereditary. It might be some random shit mutation after all. No hard feelings. Man has learned many ways to heal the flesh, but he has not learned how to heal our sin condition and the dead state of our soul. God has shown us the only way to do that, and it is more important than all of man's knowledge in healing the body, because our soul state is eternal. It's why Jesus' gift to us of salvation is so significant. And it's why I continue to teach about it.
> Now Rick, I didn't talk much about God but about me. Do you think this kind of
messages and topics are appropriate for this newsgroup?
> > I would understand if you want to raise awareness for some FLOSS/OHW flow but you
could do that under a different reasoning.
> > I am happy that you are happy but give this newsgroup a break.
My considerations are the same as God's because His Holy Spirit lives inside of me through me coming to Jesus, asking forgiveness for my sin, and then being born again spiritually. It gives me His perspective on life which is no longer focused just on flesh-focused things, but it is now also focused on spiritual things, and even more so than on flesh things because of the eternal nature of our state in sin. ----- Nikolaos, these things are more important than other things. Fallen- in-sin man doesn't see it today, but those who are being saved will hear truth in these words, and they will be led from within to come to Jesus, ask forgiveness, and be saved. They will also see the witness of an ongoing focus upon the Lord given over to man in our lives, and in those areas where we have personal interests, skills, and abilities. It is a teaching for them, as much as it is a full guidance to those who are being saved, but aren't yet saved. It's God reaching out to you and others in love, Nikolaos, through the men and women in this world teaching you things that are from Him, so that you can go to Him and learn fully as you're able of these things yourself. Thank you, Rick C. Hodgin