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#1 2020-03-29 12:28:16

drissel
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"An idol mind is the devil's workshop"

Found in https://books.google.com/books?id=VnvHW … 22&f=false


I always heard “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop”
Bill Drissel
Frisco, TX

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#2 2020-04-03 04:14:03

DavidTuggy
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Re: "An idol mind is the devil's workshop"

So how do you think people may be construing an idol mind so that it makes sense? Idol and devil are both religious words with negative overtones, but that alone falls short for me. A mind that one idolizes? A mind to idolize someone or something? Do you think those who wrote the phrase were really thinking something like that?


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2020-04-14 12:24:25

yanogator
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Re: "An idol mind is the devil's workshop"

No, as I often say, I think it is just bad spelling.


“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

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#4 2020-04-14 18:54:09

DavidTuggy
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Re: "An idol mind is the devil's workshop"

“Just” is devilishly hard to prove. But you’re probably right, 12 times out of 13.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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