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"No Soul"

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jan 19, 2018 at 20:44

Hi, Peter

I cobbled my last post together from data; I have never been to Dubai, though I spent several days with relatives in Hong Kong and China.

"it has no soul."

That succinctly describes the picture you paint. Lots of money and comfort, no knowledge of the real God, abounding in hypocrisy... I've seen the condition in America, from ghetto people to rich people (well, they seem richer than me, for what that's worth). That sort of life leaves one without any real point in life -- very bleak. Some people can't even socialize with others without booze or drugs to fortify them. Pointless. "Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher (Solomon)"... One can't make up for that emptiness with bricks and mortar, nor with cell phones.


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Does Dubai manufacture anything or is it just a consumer of Western/Asian goods and servies? [216 words]
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AnkaraDec 20, 2017 08:44241627
1Dubai follows an Asian model, but not that of Taiwan and Singapore [273 words]Michael SDec 10, 2017 02:51241516
2Dubai a Miracle?? REALLY? [398 words]Peter HallJan 19, 2018 08:04241516
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