[Balin] ...in mysterious ways

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[Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Balin » Sun May 06, 2018 6:57 pm

Why does Danny say that "the government did the work of God"?
Danny = H/A/M
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun May 06, 2018 7:41 pm

Is Danny a Christian or a believer in another religion? Relevant which country Danny lives in, and which government he is referring to? (List of countries). Is this to do with colour, race, religion, gender, sexuality or any other group which could be marginalised or discriminated against? Is war, reform taxes, crime relevant?
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Balin » Sun May 06, 2018 7:54 pm

Is Danny a Christian or a believer in another religion? Christian
Relevant which country Danny lives in, and which government he is referring to? (List of countries). Yes to both. He is living in the U.S., and is referring to the U.S. government
Is this to do with colour, race, religion, gender, sexuality or any other group which could be marginalised or discriminated against? No
Is war, reform taxes, crime relevant? No
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Postby WiZ » Sun May 06, 2018 8:37 pm

Is Danny praising the gummint? Does he believe that the gummint doing the work of God is a positive thing in this instance?

Is he referring to a single action of the gummint? A single policy decision?

Is he alluding to a particular work of God? If so: old testament? New testament?
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun May 06, 2018 8:52 pm

My post seems to have disappeared :’(
I’ll try again.
Guns relevant? Teaching in schools, Science vs Creationism? Theory of Evolution, Dinosaurs, young earth theory?
Specific books of the bible or certain verses relevant? Any particular brand of Christianity? Mega churches vs small congregations?
Trump, Obama, other president? Certain policies? War?
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Balin » Mon May 07, 2018 12:02 am

Is Danny praising the gummint? No Does he believe that the gummint doing the work of God is a positive thing in this instance? Yes

Is he referring to a single action of the gummint? Yes A single policy decision? No

Is he alluding to a particular work of God? Yes If so: old testament? New testament? It's not in the Bible

Guns relevant? Teaching in schools, Science vs Creationism? Theory of Evolution, Dinosaurs, young earth theory? No to all
Specific books of the bible or certain verses relevant? No Any particular brand of Christianity? No Mega churches vs small congregations? No
Trump, Obama, other president? He's referring to an event that happened when (guessing) Clinton was president, but he is not directing praise towards the president Certain policies? No War? No

Despite the puzzle statement and initial answers, this puzzle refers to a very apolitical situation.
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Balin » Wed May 09, 2018 6:41 pm

HINT: The exact wording of this answer is relevant:

"He is living in the U.S., and is referring to the U.S. government."
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed May 09, 2018 7:26 pm

So Danny believes that the U.S. government is doing "the work of God?"

But in an apolitical way?

Is #45 relevant? The figurative revolving door in the White House?
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu May 10, 2018 11:17 am

Is Danny from another country [list of countries]? Was he born in the US? Or in [list of countries]? Relevant which state he lives in [list of states]? Is Danny a refugee, immigrant, illegal immigrant, poor person, rich person? Does he have family?

Slavery? Has this anything to do with the constitution or amendments? Don't Ask Don't Tell? Army or other forces relevant? Abortion, welfare reform, something the government cracked down on, policy which was generally regarded as good? bad? Something which was not a policy at all?

Something which happened in the past, or at the time?
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Balin » Thu May 10, 2018 7:03 pm

So Danny believes that the U.S. government is doing "the work of God?" Past tense, "did"

But in an apolitical way? Yes

Is #45 relevant? The figurative revolving door in the White House? No and No

Is Danny from another country [list of countries]? Yes, Australia Was he born in the US? No Or in [list of countries]? In Australia Relevant which state he lives in [list of states]? Irrel Is Danny a refugee, immigrant, illegal immigrant, poor person, rich person? Immigrant, financial status is irrel Does he have family? Yes

Slavery? Has this anything to do with the constitution or amendments? Don't Ask Don't Tell? Army or other forces relevant? Abortion, welfare reform, something the government cracked down on, policy which was generally regarded as good? bad? Something which was not a policy at all? Something that was not a policy & something Danny regards as a good thing. No to rest

Something which happened in the past, or at the time? In the past
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Nalkarj » Sun May 13, 2018 12:21 am

Is the crucial part of the hint (the “exact wording”) living? Is Danny now living only because of something the government did—which could be construed as the work of God (saving his life)?
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Balin » Sun May 13, 2018 4:25 pm

Is the crucial part of the hint (the “exact wording”) living? No, the hint was to indicate that, while he is now living in the USA, he was not born there Is Danny now living only because of something the government did—which could be construed as the work of God (saving his life)? No - very good guess though
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Re: [Balin] ...in mysterious ways

Postby Balin » Sat May 26, 2018 10:49 pm

I'm just going to spoil this one.

****SPOILER****

When Darren Whitehead applied for immigration to America, he applied for a visa that would allow him to work in Christian radio. But when he went to the U.S. embassy in Australia, he was instead issued a pastor's visa.

Now a minister in Tennessee, Whitehead says that whenever he is asked how God called him into ministry, "you can thank the U.S. government."
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