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Successful and loser

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The words "successful" and "loser" have become firmly established in our daily life. Any teenager will easily indicate which of his friends is successful, and who is a loser, a loser. And any teenager will explain why they are just like that.


What is the basis of such lightness and obviousness of the definition? Is success or failure so striking? Alas, today it is easily determined and striking.

Like the society should develop, it becomes more difficult. But the picture is reversed. If some hundreds of years ago there were dozens of criteria for determining the success or failure of a person, today there are only two left (!) - material wealth and occupied position, social status. At the same time, the second parameter is increasingly converted to the first one, effectively reducing success only to material well-being.

Now such a “system” of assessments is so self-evident that the schoolchild can quite easily be called the losers of the parents, going to school on foot, while the classmate is brought on an expensive foreign car.

And what are the successful and losers in stories?

I propose to consider two historical figures for the answer to this question. They lived in one very rich and powerful (the richest and most powerful at the time) state. They lived in a close time, from a historical point of view, time.

So first.

He was born in the capital of his mighty state, in a noble family. His father was a censor and a victor. Our character from his youth commanded the troops, held government posts. He proved himself a successful businessman. As his contemporaries wrote about his “mobility and success”: “If you tell the truth, which does not do him any honor, then he extracted most of this wealth from the flames of fires and disasters of war, using public misfortunes as a means to get the greatest profits”. That is the highest score. During his life, he increased his wealth, if you count in a silver coin, from 7860 kilograms to 186 thousand kilograms. He owned most of the entire real estate both in the capital of his state and in its surroundings, capturing it either by land speculation or by abusing his official position.

As a result, he became the richest man of his richest state and one of the richest people in the whole world history.

Not less success accompanied his career. While still a young man, having gained access to government posts and command of troops, he won a number of victories in battles. And in the field of public career, he reached heights unprecedented in his country - several times occupying top government positions, he eventually became one of three people who had concentrated in their hands all (!) Power in the state.

And so, being at the peak of wealth and power, he died at the age of more than six decades, which in those years was considered an obvious old age.

The diagnosis - "definitely a successful kid!"

Now about the second.

He was born in the same country as the first, but a little later. Born not in the capital, but on the recently conquered suburb. He was not a citizen of a great power, but was from a tributary people. Moreover, he was born in a poor family, not a family of a censor and a victor, but a family of a poor artisan.

He has not made any wealth in his entire life, nor has he made a career. And life was short - after the betrayal of the student and friend, he was subjected to a shameful execution as a state criminal at the age of 33.

Who is he? Loser?

But only historians and lovers of old historical films remember the first one. Yes, and they remember without respect. Marc Licinius Crassus is remembered only as a moneymaker, as a suppressor of the uprising of Spartacus and as a commander who suffered the most shameful defeat for Rome in his era.

Marc Crassus was the richest man of Rome and triumvir. But he saw a day before his death, as enemies carry the head of his son proudly put on a spear. He was dying, realizing the depth of shame and cursed by his own soldiers. His severed head and hand were presented to the tsar of the Parthians during the feast, as trophies.

And now Crassus is very few people need, rarely remember - and then, we remember only as a negative example. Here is such a "successful" character.

And second?

Hundreds of millions of people are still praying to Jesus. He not only created a new religion - he gave the world a new philosophy, a new set of values. Hundreds of millions are trying to live as he commanded. He is honored all over the world. From his birth, chronology is conducted in all parts of the world.

But who is he according to the current rating system?

Why are the insane now, jealous of hanging Berezovsky just because he was very rich? Why did money, which is only a tool of the economy and which do not give either happiness or longevity, became synonymous with success in life? To what extent was it necessary to mutilate the minds of people so that such people, who were considered almost a symbol of the loser Crassus, would the characters be perceived as an example of success? What would those who lived life, like Jesus, become perceived as obvious “losers”?

The world somehow began to change. Somehow the consciousness and the world perception of the “power of the golden calf” corpore too much. It is evident that Jesus banished merchants from the temple for a reason. And it was not just that the usurers refused to bury along with ordinary people.
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  1. Sasha1273
    Sasha1273 27 July 2013 07: 03 New
    +2
    Success is appreciated by the finale.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 27 July 2013 07: 14 New
      14
      Quote: Sasha1273
      Success is appreciated by the finale.

      After the final, Yeltsin is erected monuments, only ordinary people don’t have respect for him!
      And what kind of success will Rockefeller or McKein have if they grunt tomorrow? You wrote about what is not clear. It is about human values ​​that valued previously gone. Money, career, success on TV and so on have become the meaning of many lives.
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 27 July 2013 14: 39 New
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Quote: Sasha1273
        Success is appreciated by the finale.

        After the final, Yeltsin is erected monuments, only ordinary people don’t have respect for him!

        Temporary monuments are erected by those who currently rule, permanent ones are erected by grateful descendants.
    2. SPACE
      SPACE 27 July 2013 08: 49 New
      +4
      Quote: Sasha1273
      Success appreciated by the finale

      Not everything is so simple, and the finale is not the essence, just the last event in a person's life, because life consists of a series of successes and failures, something depends on us, something does not depend on this, the fate of a person is formed from this. But the results of the departed are summed up by the descendants. And these assessments take into account only "good deeds", and not how a person lived, "like cheese in butter" or "ate the last horseradish." So it turns out that all people are divided into those who think about themselves today and those who think about others and tomorrow, it is their names that history will remember.
    3. tixon444
      tixon444 27 July 2013 09: 05 New
      13
      Quote: Sasha1273
      Success is appreciated by the finale.

      And what is the price of the finale?
      Sits at the stop of the homeless. A magnificent funeral procession passes by: a black hearse, an orchestra, wreaths, an expensive coffin made of mahogany, etc. The bum says admiringly:
      - People live!
      This is not the final, but the finish.
    4. NKVD
      NKVD 27 July 2013 11: 19 New
      +8
      The theme of "losers" came to us from America from Hollywood liquor, some bastards bring this shit to us, while others mostly snotty young people, having seen enough, copy this shit and bring it into our life. bad films, why do they bring shit to us? There is an opinion that this is being done deliberately, selling us their way of life in this way trying to change society from the inside ...
    5. Joker
      Joker 27 July 2013 13: 05 New
      +6
      Success is appreciated by the finale.

      Success is prized by itself. It’s not the one who has a lot of money, but the one who has little requests. Someone dreams of cool cars, a huge house and with each achievement his demands will grow, such people will always feel poor because they cannot satisfy their needs. And someone does not need this, someone needs an ordinary house, an inexpensive car and he gives all his priorities to the family, and not the endless pursuit of money, such people will smile and enjoy life in the family circle and in a hut, such people are really rich. The rich man’s way of thinking is now trying to impose on us everywhere.
      1. Sasha1273
        Sasha1273 27 July 2013 14: 40 New
        +3
        I'm just about that.
        1. afire
          afire 27 July 2013 15: 23 New
          -3
          Lord, what a nonsense.
          On the military portal there is nothing more to discuss?
          Everyone who thinks he is a writer marks himself into a blogger, buys subscribers and unwinds, and then such writings go on public display.
          Where the world is heading ...
          1. Joker
            Joker 27 July 2013 15: 29 New
            +1
            Lord, what a nonsense.
            On the military portal there is nothing more to discuss?

            This is a Misfortune, I don’t like that the military articles from Gulkin’s nose and discuss who stole and from whom))
          2. Sasha1273
            Sasha1273 27 July 2013 15: 34 New
            +1
            Why, discuss, there are a lot of different topics on military topics. This topic does not take anyone's place, you can also just read and go through without discussing. Are we all seeing on the street that the bad is trying to fit in and fix? Of course, most pretend that they do not see and with a quick step is removed.
            1. afire
              afire 27 July 2013 16: 08 New
              +1
              And why should I pass by something on the street that I do not like?
              I am in the country and I want order and cleanliness everywhere, including morality, and if you are seething on the street, I will not pass by, but try to help smooth out the conflict.
              And you, in turn, tell me dumb, I am not me and ... and not mine, sort it out yourself ... indifference is called, that is what leads us to oblivion. think
              1. afire
                afire 27 July 2013 18: 11 New
                +1
                who will justify minuses?
                1. psv910
                  psv910 27 July 2013 20: 14 New
                  +1
                  Quote: afire
                  who will justify minuses?

                  I'll try.
                  Here are a few people standing on the street and discussing this topic. And suddenly you come up and say: “Only military topics can be discussed here.”
                  Notice, they don’t swear, they don’t violate public order, laws too.
                  You yourself said about the street.
                  Something like that. Sorry if I hit something. Cons are not mine request
                  1. Alexander Romanov
                    Alexander Romanov 6 August 2013 11: 08 New
                    +3
                    Quote: psv910
                    Cons are not mine

                    And you dear liar, you put a minus afire, but say that it’s not your minus. So do not la la.
                    1. experienced
                      experienced 6 August 2013 11: 11 New
                      0
                      Quote: Alexander Romanov
                      And you dear liar, you set afire minus, but say that it’s not your minus

                      Bugag, another "quiet man" was dragged into the light, he did not even know that the moderators can see who "signs" is putting wassat
                      We are waiting for the next episode like "I am innocent, and the minus is not mine" laughing
                      1. Iraclius
                        Iraclius 6 August 2013 11: 13 New
                        0
                        I love when Alexander is so kidding. Rarely, but aptly ... laughing
                      2. psv910
                        psv910 6 August 2013 12: 57 New
                        0
                        Quote: Iraclius
                        I love when Alexander is so kidding. Rarely, but aptly ... laughing


                        Honest people prepare the answer to the question in two steps.
                        The first method (questioning yourself with doubt): - "To deceive or tell the truth?"
                        Overcoming doubt, they usually tell the truth or its share.
                        The deceivers have no doubt - in one move they give out a lie.
                        The productivity of deceivers is therefore higher
                        but they need a wonderful memory.

                        No need to so frankly lick moderators, they may be disgusted ...
                    2. psv910
                      psv910 6 August 2013 12: 52 New
                      0
                      Quote: seasoned
                      he did not even know that the moderators can see who puts the "signs"

                      What is the crime? The fact that I can’t keep track, but can Moder?


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                      Yes, in two months to become a marshal !? Yes, my friend, professor of boltology! Virtual shoulder straps of a professional talker! Well this is necessary!
                  2. psv910
                    psv910 6 August 2013 12: 12 New
                    0
                    Quote: Alexander Romanov
                    So do not la la.


                    Brian Newell
                    "What the devil wants"
                    Two boys stood and watched as Satan slowly walks away. The gleam of his hypnotic eyes still clouded their heads.
                    “Listen, what did he want from you?”
                    - My soul. And from you?
                    - Coin for a pay phone. He urgently needed to call.
                    - Do you want, let's go eat?
                    - I want, but now I have absolutely no money.
                    - Nothing wrong. I have plenty.


                    It is you who avenge me for my minuses to you personally. Using an administrative resource? Ay yai yay yay! How not ashamed? Bugaga bully
                    1. Alexander Romanov
                      Alexander Romanov 6 August 2013 13: 06 New
                      +1
                      Quote: psv910

                      It is you who avenge me for my minuses to you personally. Using an administrative resource? Ay yai yay yay! How not ashamed?

                      Minus you for lying to the person responsible, and cons to me, you can minus further.
                    2. psv910
                      psv910 6 August 2013 13: 47 New
                      0
                      Quote: Alexander Romanov
                      Minus you for lying to the person responsible, and cons to me, you can minus further.


                      Where did you see the lie in the answer? You yourself are a liar. If you want to denigrate white, it won’t work. I put on your cons. I do not earn virtual epaulettes here. In general, I earn in another place, unlike some. And you, instead of extinguishing conflicts on the site, provoke them yourself. Enough. Blacklist.
                    3. Alexander Romanov
                      Alexander Romanov 7 August 2013 03: 37 New
                      0
                      fool
                      Quote: psv910
                      Enough. Blacklist.
    6. 12345
      12345 28 July 2013 17: 27 New
      0
      Quote: afire
      On the military portal there is nothing more to discuss?


      Fighting is not a weapon, fighting is a character.

      "Successful" will easily sell everything. He will not, like Sirotinin, at the cost of his life, alone, even for a few hours, but restrain the WHOLE ARMY.

      Another scale of values. The Dulles Plan is in action.
  • S-200
    S-200 27 July 2013 21: 38 New
    +3
    the theme of the site steadily slides in all directions to a worthless chatter off topic (on any idiotic topic), with chronic interethnic picks
    am
  • serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 27 July 2013 07: 08 New
    +6
    The question is so philosophical that to answer it you need a book the size of a Bible. Wealth was always the measure of success for everyone. Some idealists only confirmed the universality of this rule. Attempts to build utopian social systems (colony of Owenists, for example, in the early States), as a rule, ended in nothing. Including because the idealistic moralist will ALWAYS lose to the realist materialist. In the future, of course, he can turn into a saint, but will he be better off from this? And how many are there in history? And Christ on the cross will never become more attractive for young people than villas, cars, yachts, etc. It is so difficult to change this situation that it seems impossible.
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 27 July 2013 14: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: serge-68-68
      The question is so philosophical that to answer it you need a book the size of a Bible. Wealth was always the measure of success for everyone.


      Well, let's take tycoon Mamontov ...
      It seems that he also made his fortunes with frauds .. There were a lot of them then.
      The people remember him and how he was held under arrest, and he loaned money to Russian artists who became the splendor of Russia, and the other magnates of his time did not.
      But he is remembered as a very successful person, and his usurpers are not. Although they received all of his enterprises and income.
      The memory of the people is unpredictable ... for its rulers.
  • Sasha1273
    Sasha1273 27 July 2013 07: 25 New
    15
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    You wrote about what is not clear.

    Global finale. After all, a person’s goal is not a monument. Go to the cemetery and look at the finalists, everyone is equally quiet. So there is another purpose in life. For a believer, it should be understood. For an atheist, I have no words; for atheists, I see no reason.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 27 July 2013 07: 28 New
      +6
      Quote: Sasha1273

      Global finale.

      It is now clear.
      Quote: Sasha1273
      . For an atheist, I have no words; for atheists, I see no reason.

      Everyone chooses his own path, everyone chooses his own finale hi
    2. kush62
      kush62 27 July 2013 08: 16 New
      12
      For a believer, it should be understood. For an atheist, I have no words; for atheists, I see no reason.

      Looks in vain atheists were born.
      Do not argue with nature. Any living creature is born to give offspring, to preserve it, etc. From century to century. My meaning is in my children and grandchildren. Grandchildren will have their grandchildren and so on until the end of time. I live, work, do good deeds. I consider myself a happy person, many respect me. Toad presses many, but faith has nothing to do with it.
      1. tixon444
        tixon444 27 July 2013 09: 26 New
        +3
        Quote: kush62
        I live, work, do good deeds.


        I subscribe.
        God has given everyone two qualities with which we are free to do as we wish: honor and conscience. Having lost them, you can become successful. "To take place", as it is fashionable to say now. But to lose them is to lose respect. First of all, in their own eyes.
      2. cherkas.oe
        cherkas.oe 27 July 2013 20: 43 New
        +1
        Quote: kush62
        My meaning is in my children and grandchildren. Grandchildren will have their grandchildren and so on until the end of time. I live, work, do good deeds. I consider myself a happy person, many respect me. Toad presses many, but faith has nothing to do with it.

        Life is God. Actions aimed at the continuation and preservation of life - there is faith in God, but say that atheist. yes
    3. Setrac
      Setrac 27 July 2013 14: 22 New
      +4
      Quote: Sasha1273
      For a believer, it should be understood. For an atheist, I have no words; for atheists, I see no reason.

      Life in itself makes sense without any tricks, well, the monument to our life is our children.
    4. urganov
      urganov 27 July 2013 14: 39 New
      +3
      Quote: Sasha1273
      For a believer, it should be understood.

      Self-deception cultivated by religions is pleasant to a weak human nature and is beneficial to priests of these religions.

      Quote: Sasha1273
      For an atheist, I have no words; for atheists, I see no reason.

      Human memory is the best result of the correctness of a life lived.
      Something like this.
      1. Sasha1273
        Sasha1273 27 July 2013 14: 50 New
        +5
        A strong man is someone who is ready to give his life for his friends. Among believers, there are many more than for atheists. Indeed, in the USSR there was no pure atheism, but communism was elevated to religion. Belief in a brighter future. What is self-deception? Is there anything else beyond death? Do you know for sure that there is nothing there? Or do you believe that there is nothing there? Then you also have faith that after death there is nothing and faith that there is no God. You cannot prove that there is no God.
        Human memory? Do you remember your ancestors 200 years ago, by name, what were you doing where you lived? Or the meaning of man to be remembered for another hundred years and then?
    5. dustycat
      dustycat 27 July 2013 14: 51 New
      0
      Quote: Sasha1273
      For an atheist, I have no words; for atheists, I see no reason.

      Hmm ...
      Leo Tolstoy.
      Atheist. "Herald of the triumph of the union of spirit and reason".
      He is loved or hated, but respected. Even the Church did not just hate him, but even awarded the highest respect - excommunication - and thus brought him even into her annals. hi

      Pop Gapon. Half-half-ignorant, half-rascal, half-gloss, but even so there will be a time when it becomes complete at last. Yes, it's about another. But how exactly fits. (And was he even a minister of worship at all?).
      The Russian Orthodox Church is somehow embarrassed or something ... request

      Who is the history of Russia more valuable? (Sterto at Mayakovsky)
  • domokl
    domokl 27 July 2013 07: 30 New
    +9
    jesus, yes, but how many millions of others whom not only do not know now, but did not know then? A warrior comes from war. From the Caucasus, or from where else, what? Who needs his medal? Who needs his exploits? At the military enlistment office some major with a pedagogical institute float will definitely say, I didn’t send you there. in words). You won’t find good work. Because the heap of benefits that the state supposedly presents to him should be done by the employer. And God don’t get the Hero even ... This is generally the end of life. One such Hero lives in Arkhangelsk. From that landing company that lay down almost all, but did not let the militants in Che ne.I that? The authors of the documentary of this feat he was asked, and what you now have the benefits? But no, I generally hide that I am a Hero. Otherwise, even from the workshop where I work as a car mechanic will be expelled.
    Now turn on the TV, some TNT and see who flashes there ... Who is successful.
    While in the country, the world, the measure of success will be money (Luxury cars, hours for half a euro, etc.), it will be so. For true Heroes, after death, a monument and paradise, and for golden youth and nouveau riche, paradise in life.
  • kind
    kind 27 July 2013 07: 51 New
    0
    Philosophy however request
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 27 July 2013 14: 55 New
      0
      Quote: Good
      Philosophy however request

      "Cross wooden or cast iron
      Assigned to me for the coming day. "
      The same philosophy however.
      But did all those lying under the cast-iron cross die believers?
  • Revolver
    Revolver 27 July 2013 08: 13 New
    +9
    The time for the election of a new political leader is approaching, and your vote will certainly be counted. Here are the characteristics of the three main favorites:

    Candidate 1.
    He was repeatedly seen in relations with semi-underground financial tycoons and former bandits. Physically unwell. Had two lovers. Heavy smoker. Drinks 8-10 martinis every day.

    Candidate 2.
    Twice expelled from his service. Has the habit of sleeping until noon. I used drugs during my studies. Doesn't part with a cigar. Every night he drinks a bottle of brandy.

    Candidate 3.
    He has military awards for courage and heroism. Vegetarian. I do not smoke.
    From alcoholic drinks - from time to time only drinks beer.
    Never been implicated in any suspicious contacts with the mafia,
    criminals, money laundering or other illegal actions. Modest in everyday life.

    Vote for your candidate.
    1 ._______
    2 ._______
    3 ._______
    Thank you.

    List of candidates:
    Candidate 1 - Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    Candidate 2 - Winston Churchill.
    Candidate 3 - Adolf Hitler.
    1. Uzoliv
      Uzoliv 27 July 2013 09: 05 New
      +3
      Frankly speaking, the weak characteristics of all three candidates were especially amused by the statement on the third candidate about his non-participation in illegal actions, apparently an attempted coup d'etat in 1923 was not considered such.
      1. tixon444
        tixon444 27 July 2013 09: 31 New
        +2
        Truly, who rules the world? These three are not our candidates. Although ours were no better. Except one.
      2. The comment was deleted.
    2. Setrac
      Setrac 27 July 2013 14: 29 New
      +4
      Quote: Nagan
      Candidate 1 - Franklin D. Roosevelt.
      Candidate 2 - Winston Churchill.
      Candidate 3 - Adolf Hitler.

      So what? These are performers, customers have remained outside the jurisdiction. All three are to blame! Britain seized and held power over the world (over a significant part of it) by the same methods as Germany tried to do the same. The USA has taken away influence from Britain and is retaining it using the same fascist methods.
  • vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 27 July 2013 08: 17 New
    +5
    In general, I agree with the essence of the article, plus. However, the example of Jesus is not relevant here. Rather, it is necessary to give an example of Diogenes, or other famous people. Jesus is still a promoted personality. And more idealized. But the fact that for modern people one God is money is more than unique. And it’s not even God, it is more. You see what is happening with people it becomes disgusting, a person more and more descends to an animal, and is also offended when they tell him that he came from a monkey. It seems to me that if the monkeys understood this, they would certainly be offended.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 27 July 2013 10: 25 New
      +1
      Quote: vladsolo56
      Jesus is still a promoted personality.

      In, went and reached Jesus with PR.
      Diagen is known to you that he lived in a barrel, Jesus called and continues to call to live as a person, not an animal. PR has nothing to do with it. The choice of each and for each. When a person goes with a gun to rob collectors, he has the choice to go and work honestly or kill and get a lot of money. The choice is before everyone!
      1. vladsolo56
        vladsolo56 27 July 2013 10: 53 New
        +4
        Do you believe in what Jesus did, for example, I don’t believe it, it is not proved with reason, how he lived and what Diogenes said is preserved in the chronicles. But again, this is not the point, I don’t understand why you are so stuck, the meaning of both the article and my comment is different, is this not clear?
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 27 July 2013 11: 05 New
          +1
          Quote: vladsolo56
          , how he lived and what Diogenes said preserved by the chronicles

          I believe in one written thing, but not in another. It’s about you, you yourself choose what to believe and what not. Only here you are from your apartment, you haven’t moved to the barrel wink
          Quote: vladsolo56
          Is it not clear?

          I remember your past comments, because I understand and do not want to argue.
        2. Setrac
          Setrac 27 July 2013 14: 38 New
          +1
          Quote: vladsolo56
          how he lived and what Diogenes said was preserved by the chronicles.

          Which did not reach us.
      2. Corsair
        Corsair 28 July 2013 00: 57 New
        0
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        In, went and reached Jesus with PR.

        It’s easier to call it Blasphemy ... And on the day when the Slavic world celebrates 1025 the anniversary of the baptism of RussiaFUNNY.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 28 July 2013 01: 12 New
          0
          Quote: Corsair
          It’s easier to call it Blasphemy ... And on the day when the Slavic world celebrates the 1025th anniversary of the baptism of Russia, it IS REASONABLE ...

          Yes, an unsuccessful example, but maybe he does not know other examples, sadly.
  • knn54
    knn54 27 July 2013 08: 19 New
    +4
    There is a return to pre-Christian morality, society professes materialistic values ​​- "loot" defeats evil. " Comparison with Christ purposefully inculcates the idea - is not it a bad thing to be a loser?
    Maybe a little off topic:
    The Moral Code of the Builders of Communism was adopted by the XXII Congress (1961).
    AND THE Gospel Commandments
    1. Loyalty to the cause of communism; LOVE FOR THE SOCIALIST HOMELAND, TO THE COUNTRIES OF SOCIALISM.
    “Be faithful unto death” (Rev. 2:10). “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26). “All believers had everything in common ... and shared it with everyone, looking according to the needs of everyone” (Acts 2:44). “You are the body of Christ, and separately you are the members ... Does one member suffer, all members suffer with it; whether it is famous, all the members are famous with it ”(1 Cor. 12: 13-37).
    2. FAITHFUL WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY: WHO DOES NOT WORK, THAT DOES NOT EAT.
    “Work, making useful things with your own hands, so that there is plenty to devote to the needy” (Eph. 4:28). “Not everyone cares for himself, but for others” (Phil. 2: 4). “He who does not want to work does not eat” (2 Thess. 3:10).
    3. EVERYONE'S CARE FOR THE PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.
    “No one seekth his own, but each one is for the good of the other” (1 Cor. 10:24). “Do your own thing and work with your own hands, so that you act decently in front of the outside and do not need anything” (1 Thess. 4: 10).
    4. HIGH CONSCIOUSNESS OF PUBLIC DEBT, INTOLERANCE TO VIOLATIONS OF PUBLIC INTERESTS.
    “Watch, stand in faith, be courageous, firm” (1 Cor. 16:13). “He who loves father or mother, son or daughter more than Me, is not worthy of Me” (Matthew 10:37).
    5. COLLECTIVISM AND FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP: EVERYONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE.
    “Be kind to each other” (Eph. 4:32). “Be one-minded and unanimous” (Phil. 2: 2). “There is no longer that love, as if someone would lay down his soul for his friends” (John 15:13).
    6. HUMAN RELATIONS AND MUTUAL RESPECT BETWEEN PEOPLE: HUMAN HUMAN FRIEND, COMRADE AND BROTHER.
    “Love one another” (John 15:12). “All of you are brothers” (Matthew 23: 8).
    7. HONESTY, FAIRNESS, MORAL PURITY AND MODELITY IN PUBLIC AND PERSONAL LIFE.
    “Speak the truth” (Eph. 4:45). “Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit” (2 Cor. 7: 1). “Whoever wants to be great among you, let him be your servant” (Matthew 20:27).
    8. MUTUAL RESPECT FOR FAMILY, CARE FOR CHILD EDUCATION.
    “Honor father and mother” (Matthew 19:19). “Husband to wife, wife to husband, give due favor ... bring up children in the doctrine and instruction of the Lord” (Eph. 6: 1).

    9. INTEGRABILITY TO INjustice, parasitism, dishonesty, careerism, money-grubbing.
    “Do not participate in the affairs of darkness, but reprove” (Eph. 5:11).
    10. FRIENDSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP OF ALL THE PEOPLES OF THE USSR, INTOLERANCE TO NATIONAL AND RACIAL LOVE.
    “Put on a new man who is renewed in the image of His Creator, where there is no Jew, no Hellen, no circumcision, no uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free ... there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus ”(Col.3: 9; Gal. 3:26).
    11. INTEGRABILITY TO THE ENEMIES OF COMMUNISM, THE WORLD OF PEACE AND FREEDOM OF PEOPLE.
    “Cast out the corrupt from among you” (1 Cor. 5:11). “Do not stoop under the yoke of others with infidels, for what kind of fellowship is righteousness with lawlessness? What do light and darkness have in common? ”(2 Corinthians 6:14). “You brethren are called to freedom, if only your freedom were not an occasion to please the flesh” (Gal. 5:13). “Freedom is where the spirit of the Lord is” (2 Cor. 3:17).
    12. BROTHER'S SOLIDARITY WITH WORKERS OF ALL COUNTRIES, WITH ALL PEOPLES.
    “Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavy laden” (Matthew 11:28). “If it is possible on your part, be at peace with all people” (Rom. 12:18).
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 27 July 2013 15: 01 New
      +2
      Quote: knn54

      Maybe a little off topic:
      The Moral Code of the Builders of Communism was adopted by the XXII Congress (1961).
      AND THE Gospel Commandments

      Well, the Communists communicated not only their ideological competitors. And ideological opponents too.
      By the way, Leo Tolstoy has reduced the twelve commandments of the communist in almost their original form. Who reinterpreted them from "Christian", clearing them from the "hypothesis of God".
      1. fisherman
        fisherman 27 July 2013 23: 39 New
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        Well, the Communists communicated not only their ideological competitors. And ideological opponents too.
        By the way, the twelve commandments of the communist are communized by Leo Tolstoy


        The Communist Manifesto, the first programmatic document of scientific communism, which sets out the main ideas of Marxism; written by K. Marx and F. Engels on behalf of the 2nd Congress (1847) of the Union of Communists as a program of this union. "


        (ibid., p. 446). In "M. K. p." it is emphasized that the destruction of the capitalist system, the elimination of the exploitation of man by man will put an end to national oppression and ethnic enmity. One of the basic principles of the revolutionary activity of communists in different countries, noted Marx and Engels, is their mutual assistance and support in the struggle against social oppression and exploitation, conditioned by common goals. The substantiation of this principle - the principle of proletarian internationalism - permeates the entire content of the "M.K. p." Explaining the great and humane goals of the communists, Marx and Engels showed in M.K. p. the complete inconsistency of attacks on communists by bourgeois ideologists, revealed the class limitations and self-serving nature of the ideas of the bourgeoisie about marriage, morality, property, fatherland, etc.
  • Sasha1273
    Sasha1273 27 July 2013 08: 42 New
    +3
    Quote: kush62
    Looks in vain atheists were born.

    They are not born athesites, all children in childhood believe that they are vaccinated by their parents, the state.
    Quote: kush62
    Any living creature is born to give offspring, to preserve it, etc. From century to century. My meaning is in my children and grandchildren. Grandchildren will have their grandchildren and so on until the end of time.

    Now on the roads, in disasters, they die families - the genealogical tree is interrupted and, in your opinion, the meaning of life of previous generations is lost. The meaning of the offspring does not recover from the meaning of animals, why then does such a person need such a mind?
    1. vladsolo56
      vladsolo56 27 July 2013 10: 56 New
      +3
      I agree that atheists are not born, atheism comes only with an understanding of life, and no one can instill it, a person either understands this or simply believes, as one of my faithful acquaintances put it. But again, the point is not in this commentary that confuses the meaning of the article to the confrontation of faith and decency. Although both there and there is full of
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 27 July 2013 11: 07 New
        +1
        Quote: vladsolo56
        confrontation of faith and decency.

        Wow, even so belay Faith Opposes Decency wassat
        1. vladsolo56
          vladsolo56 27 July 2013 12: 07 New
          +4
          You do not understand the essence, believers believe that atheists are not decent, there are many epithets that award atheists. It may still return to the essence of the article and not arrange a showdown who is better, atheists or believers.
      2. Sasha1273
        Sasha1273 27 July 2013 15: 03 New
        +3
        But how can we understand that there is no God?
        How can I understand if there are black holes or not?
        Only check
        Have you checked that there is no God?
        For everyone, the time will come and he will know about it.
        But one more thing. Man's faith in God is a definite feeling. As specific as love, as joy, as happiness. And only the believer has this feeling. It cannot be conveyed or explained to a non-believer, just as a feeling of love cannot be conveyed. And you cannot force a person to believe just as you cannot force a person to love. Therefore, you should not insult believers with the words of slanderous, harsh words, just because you do not understand the believer.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 27 July 2013 15: 09 New
          -3
          Quote: Sasha1273
          But how can we understand that there is no God?

          What kind of cheap demagoguery?
          But how to understand what God is?
          Until we check, we assume that there is no God?
          1. Sasha1273
            Sasha1273 27 July 2013 15: 22 New
            +3
            Duck faith in God is faith, i.e. the assumption that this is so, and you will understand if it turns out to be so when you get to the other world, a believing person would like to believe that this will be so. Well, how else to explain, it seems not difficult. And why is it cheap?
            You can consider what is not, we will believe what is. Without insulting each other. And then just express your opinion so immediately highly educated understanding atheists strive to give in the ear.
            1. Setrac
              Setrac 27 July 2013 15: 59 New
              0
              Quote: Sasha1273
              And why is it cheap?

              Because in this case, concepts are replaced, it is necessary to prove something, and not the absence of something. It is necessary to prove that the phenomenon takes place to be, if it was not possible to prove, it means existence is unproven.
              Quote: Sasha1273
              Duck faith in God is faith

              It is as if everyone understands, but your words
              Quote: Sasha1273
              But how can we understand that there is no God?

              suggest that the existence of God must be proved.
              1. Denin
                Denin 27 July 2013 17: 25 New
                +2
                Endless argument
                1. Setrac
                  Setrac 27 July 2013 18: 12 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Denin
                  Endless argument

                  In this case, it is not a debate about whether there is a god or not! I simply pointed out to the opponent that his arguments can be interpreted in two ways, regardless of the subject of the dispute.
                  I was offered to believe in God on the basis of the fact that I can not prove his lack, and in response I suggested on the basis of the fact that the opponent can not prove the existence of God - to give up his faith.
                  PySy Ninus were believers whole head laughing hit a sore spot?
                  1. fisherman
                    fisherman 27 July 2013 23: 57 New
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                    In this case, it is not a debate about whether there is a god or not! I just pointed out to the opponent that his arguments can be interpreted in two ways,


                    just like the arguments of atheists (symmetry, proof of the opposite)

                    I was offered to believe in God on the basis of the fact that I can not prove his lack,


                    Who are you?

                    it seemed to me that you just explain the difference between faith and scientific evidence

                    leave faith to believers, and keep yourself on the same course (trust in science)
  • tranzit
    tranzit 27 July 2013 08: 52 New
    +5
    The loser, the loser, picked up the expressions from the Americans.
    1. MG42
      MG42 27 July 2013 14: 45 New
      +3
      Loser comes from the English. = lose or lose ..
  • ed65b
    ed65b 27 July 2013 08: 54 New
    +9
    The article is a fat minus, the comparison of Jesus and Crassus is at least blasphemous, and compared to Jesus Crassus is not even a loser - dust.
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 28 July 2013 00: 06 New
      -1
      in-in!
      topic
      why ass harmony not disclosed
      for a reason
      why monkey a typewriter - for sure! good
  • sevtrash
    sevtrash 27 July 2013 09: 55 New
    +2
    The author took the opinion of the surrounding society, which may have different ideas about success, as a criterion for success. But still, the most universal and widespread measure of success now is money and power, and one is often combined with the other. So everything is clear - whoever has more power and money is successful.
    A slightly different option - achieved success in a certain field of activity, on the other hand, and this success is often measured by obtaining power and money. You can be a respected professional, while not achieving a solution to all financial problems. A separate question is what, but this, and, in general, is approximately clear. Such a person can be successful in his own eyes, family, colleagues. Another thing is that in the eyes of most of society he can be a loser.
    Faith is, to a certain extent, the refuge of the weak in spirit, fear of the present or future. While a person is young and has real or imaginary perspectives, he does not see a special reason for turning to God, but what about the end of life - he wants to live on, there is no real prospect of an indefinite life, here some come to light. So, faith is to a certain degree sublimation, avoiding problems, their awareness, and their solutions.
  • 128mgb
    128mgb 27 July 2013 10: 15 New
    +8
    Popular proverb: Wouldn’t be greedy and unscrupulous, wouldn’t be rich. But to the unscrupulous it doesn’t matter what people think of him. Yes, and people don’t give a damn about them, they just die and they say, the road is there for him.
  • ed65b
    ed65b 27 July 2013 10: 36 New
    +5
    It was like a show with a very large and influential businessman-politician. so he bluntly said that after he felt a taste of power, business, money stopped worrying him. Power is a drug compared to which heroin is compote.
    1. Dimy4
      Dimy4 27 July 2013 15: 50 New
      0
      I confirm that the outcast is very difficult.
  • My address
    My address 27 July 2013 12: 57 New
    +5
    I am a modern loser. Not so long ago there was a rather big boss in the industry, but he didn’t steal. Thirty years ago it was - a couple checked. Who remembers, knows that the tool is rarely in stores. There were quirks from the Soviet government on consumer goods. But to figure out how to steal and not get caught, and to figure out how beautiful it is to do business, we need the same brains. You just have to step over yourself, through upbringing, to start stealing. I didn’t wipe my feet about myself. Yes, and the chiefs never asked. I was told that power is first a duty, then responsibility and, last of all, rights.

    And I am somewhat successful. Boasting again. Pensioner, payment and so on does not depend on me, but not only former masters / supervisors of the sites but also workers, and many of them first, greet me on the street. And respect is the goal of many in power. And much more invented by me works. And the feeling after a good decision is an order of magnitude stronger and longer than an orgasm.

    My teachers in the majority were also successful losers.
  • homosum20
    homosum20 27 July 2013 13: 59 New
    +2
    Unfortunately, today Christian values ​​directly oppose human values. And the shortsightedness of those who do not see this is amazing. Even such stupidity as the show gentleman has released a joke about an honest servant of the state (traffic cop). What is being done honestly leads to the impoverishment of the family and the deprivation of the future of children. And vice versa.
    Who is to blame and what to do?
    Everyone makes a choice for himself. I did.
    I am responsible for the bazaar. I am responsible for the woman I love. I am responsible for the future of my children. I will be responsible for my friends.
    And whether I am right or not, I cannot judge a state bought for silver. God will judge.
  • MG42
    MG42 27 July 2013 14: 42 New
    +3
    Quote: Sasha1273
    Success is appreciated by the finale.

    The one who laughs last will laugh well. From the fable << Two peasants and a cloud >>
    It is evident that it was not for nothing that Jesus drove the merchants out of the temple.

    It’s good that in addition to church utensils, nothing is sold in churches, although I believe that this superfluous should be sold separately in church shops near the church, sorrows are sent to those who speak a lot in the church ..
    Main health = everything else will follow ..
    And it was not just that moneylenders refused to bury together with ordinary people.

    apparently sold their soul, like magic lovers
  • Zomanus
    Zomanus 27 July 2013 14: 59 New
    -3
    Guys. To be honest, it will be absolutely n about x to me that descendants will remember me in a general sense. The main thing for me is that my life and life, the life of my family and children, would be well spent. All. And under such conditions. everything is built on base gain. I don’t need to sing about a bright future and about work for a pittance in honor of the bright name of the teacher (doctor, scientist ...). I want to have it here and now, or in a couple of years. And this should be guided by, and not "talent should be hungry."
    1. Setrac
      Setrac 27 July 2013 15: 14 New
      +2
      Quote: Zomanus
      Guys. But to be honest, I will be completely n about x, that descendants will remember about me in a general sense.

      With the introduction of pensions for the elderly, the need to give birth, raise and raise children has disappeared. If in your old age you depended not on the state, but on your children, then you would not be such a narcissistic egoist.
    2. Sasha1273
      Sasha1273 27 July 2013 15: 27 New
      +5
      Well, here's a potential Serdyukov, maybe you are Anatoly Eduardovich? Waiting for am
      1. Setrac
        Setrac 27 July 2013 15: 54 New
        -1
        Quote: Sasha1273
        Well, here's a potential Serdyukov, maybe you are Anatoly Eduardovich? Waiting for

        Does this mean that you essentially have no objections?
        1. Sasha1273
          Sasha1273 27 July 2013 17: 36 New
          +2
          Essentially objections of what? I wrote in response to the comment Zomanus
  • KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 27 July 2013 18: 01 New
    +1
    But it’s right in a number of countries when decisions to perpetuate ... the installation of monuments, etc., are made only 10 (20 ... 30) years after leaving the other world!
    This time is enough to decide ... who was this our next leader! Determine - this figure is worthy of the monument or is it better to establish a memorial sign in honor of the badminton racket, which he loved so much ....
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 27 July 2013 18: 13 New
    0
    Quote: domokl
    jesus, yes, but how many millions of others whom not only do not know now, but did not know then? A warrior comes from war. From the Caucasus, or from where else, what? Who needs his medal? Who needs his exploits? At the military enlistment office some major with a pedagogical institute float will definitely say, I didn’t send you there. in words). You won’t find good work. Because the heap of benefits that the state supposedly presents to him should be done by the employer. And God don’t get the Hero even ... This is generally the end of life. One such Hero lives in Arkhangelsk. From that landing company that lay down almost all, but did not let the militants in Che ne.I that? The authors of the documentary of this feat he was asked, and what you now have the benefits? But no, I generally hide that I am a Hero. Otherwise, even from the workshop where I work as a car mechanic will be expelled.
    Now turn on the TV, some TNT and see who flashes there ... Who is successful.
    While in the country, the world, the measure of success will be money (Luxury cars, hours for half a euro, etc.), it will be so. For true Heroes, after death, a monument and paradise, and for golden youth and nouveau riche, paradise in life.

    I agree. They do not appreciate courageous honest people. And thieves and other vile little men are held in high esteem. That is the difference between a believer and an unbeliever. The believer sacrifices himself in the name of faith and is happy despite the benefits received. But the non-believer expects a corresponding reward for his labor. More often than not, the state cannot adequately evaluate merits.
    1. Setrac
      Setrac 27 July 2013 18: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Alexanderlaskov
      The believer sacrifices himself in the name of faith and is happy despite the benefits received. But the non-believer expects a corresponding reward for his labor. More often than not, the state cannot adequately evaluate merits.

      In this case, the sacrifice is not for the sake of faith, but for the enrichment of a certain group of people. I don't know what your religion is, but it seems to teach you how to work for the oligarchs and not blather. On those very "thieves and nasty little men".
    2. My address
      My address 27 July 2013 19: 09 New
      +6
      Why is it spree, my dear A. Lanskov?

      Here I am an unbeliever and, in your opinion, a thief and a nasty grabber. And the oligarch who ruined the city, Gorbachev, EBN, atone for sins, beautiful people, capable of self-sacrifice.

      And it does not occur to you that millions have given their lives for the Fatherland, being unbelievers?
      1. fisherman
        fisherman 28 July 2013 00: 05 New
        +1
        And it does not occur to you that millions have given their lives for the Fatherland, being unbelievers?


        in addition, many of the victims were illiterate, many were non-Russian ...
  • gleb49
    gleb49 27 July 2013 18: 47 New
    +1
    The whole world respects Lenin, and only here he is a syphilitic, a lecher, a spy and a killer of bunnies.
  • gleb49
    gleb49 27 July 2013 18: 48 New
    +1
    What do you not allow me to express your position?
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 27 July 2013 19: 24 New
    +1
    Quote: My address
    Why did they go for a walk, dear A. Laskov?

    Here I am an unbeliever and, in your opinion, a thief and a nasty grabber. And the oligarch who ruined the city, Gorbachev, EBN, atone for sins, beautiful people, capable of self-sacrifice.

    And it does not occur to you that millions have given their lives for the Fatherland, being unbelievers?

    I did not claim that unbelievers are worse than believers. I wrote about the unfair treatment of people. That it is easier for a believer to be happy.
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 27 July 2013 19: 46 New
    +1
    Happiness is the best that life can give.
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 27 July 2013 20: 12 New
    +2
    After the perestroika, everyone in Russia is told by the media that the loser is a turner, doctor, teacher, engineer. This led to the fact that few good doctors, teachers, engineers, turners are few.
    1. Dimy4
      Dimy4 27 July 2013 20: 50 New
      +3
      Neither a turner, nor an electrician, nor a driver for an excavator can be found young, alone or pensioners or so. Young people want to manager, shift pieces of paper.
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 27 July 2013 20: 58 New
    +1
    Analysts of the Western special services came up with all this looting in order to liquidate the basis of the nation in Russia. After all, without good workers and specialists, our country, after perestroika, went downhill.
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 27 July 2013 20: 58 New
    0
    Nothing. Western ideology of consumption has no future.
  • ewgeny22
    ewgeny22 27 July 2013 21: 07 New
    +1
    You can argue endlessly on this subject ...
  • Cpa
    Cpa 27 July 2013 22: 18 New
    +4
    One of my classmates used to say - "If in five minutes I don't define a sucker in a person, then I myself am a sucker." And this is a future officer, it's scary to think that he commanded the troops. recourse The worst thing is that he had like-minded people, about fifteen people! Although, these are still flowers ...
    1. My address
      My address 28 July 2013 09: 00 New
      +1
      A fellow student can get on people like me. Trusting, but instantly bestial when deceiving, that a normal reaction for the average person.

      All the best.
  • Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 28 July 2013 16: 00 New
    0
    "Why did money, which is only an economic tool and which does not give either happiness or longevity, become synonymous with success in life? How much it was necessary to mutilate people's minds so that characters like Crassus, who was considered almost a symbol of a loser, began to be perceived as a model of success ? That those who lived life like Jesus would be perceived as clear “losers”?

    The world began to change somehow wrongly. The consciousness and perception of the world are somehow too strong for the "power of the golden calf". Apparently, it was not in vain that Jesus expelled the merchants from the temple. And it was not just that they refused to bury the usurers together with ordinary people. "
    Indeed, as L. Filatov said, "the time has come for false gods, false ideals, false values, but it will surely pass."
  • rereture
    rereture 28 July 2013 18: 16 New
    0
    .

    The words "successful" and "loser" have become firmly established in our daily life. Any teenager will easily indicate which of his friends is successful, and who is a loser, a loser. And any teenager will explain why they are just like that.


    Where are the examples?

    It seems that society should develop, become more complicated. But the picture is the opposite. If some hundred years ago there were dozens of criteria for determining a person’s success or failure


    Where is at least one criterion from the past?

    today there are only two of them left (!) - material wealth and position, social status.

    Always material wealth and social status indicated success. For example, a prosperous peasant, he owns greater material wealth than the average, therefore, in the eyes of a poorer peasant he looks more successful, but a prosperous peasant does not see himself as successful as a priest, since the pop has more math. Welfare and social status is higher, etc. .