The power of Faith

Can anyone explain to me, why the story of Job is considered the greatest story of faith and devotion? Does anyone else see this as an example of an insecure God, that can easily be persuaded by the devil to destroy a man's life just to see if he is loved?


So there's this Guy, that has a great life, a wonderfl family, and is devoted to God. One day the devil gos to God and says "Hey. see that guy Job?, well, the only reason he loves you is cause you gave him a great life and family, without those things he wouldn't like you."

So God says, "huh uh, he loves me."

To which the devil replies,"Oh, Really? well, destroy it all and see if he still cares for you."

Inwhich God says, "Ok." and proceeds to MURDER his entire family, destroy his life, and give them man boils!!! But Job doesn't give up, he still loves God.

So God gets to go to the Devil and say, "See I Told ya."

Who really won this argument? And why would God have anything to prove? Afterall, isn't he suppose to know everything? and didn't he commit a sin by Murdering that innocent family?

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Scientists study tattooed corpses, find pigment in lymph nodes

It turns out, that tattoo ink can travel throughout your body and settle in lymph nodes.

17th August 1973: An American tattoo artist working on a client's shoulder. (Photo by F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images)
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In the slightly macabre experiment to find out where tattoo ink travels to in the body, French and German researchers recently used synchrotron X-ray fluorescence in four "inked" human cadavers — as well as one without. The results of their 2017 study? Some of the tattoo ink apparently settled in lymph nodes.


Image from the study.

As the authors explain in the study — they hail from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment — it would have been unethical to test this on live animals since those creatures would not be able to give permission to be tattooed.

Because of the prevalence of tattoos these days, the researchers wanted to find out if the ink could be harmful in some way.

"The increasing prevalence of tattoos provoked safety concerns with respect to particle distribution and effects inside the human body," they write.

It works like this: Since lymph nodes filter lymph, which is the fluid that carries white blood cells throughout the body in an effort to fight infections that are encountered, that is where some of the ink particles collect.

Image by authors of the study.

Titanium dioxide appears to be the thing that travels. It's a white tattoo ink pigment that's mixed with other colors all the time to control shades.

The study's authors will keep working on this in the meantime.

“In future experiments we will also look into the pigment and heavy metal burden of other, more distant internal organs and tissues in order to track any possible bio-distribution of tattoo ink ingredients throughout the body. The outcome of these investigations not only will be helpful in the assessment of the health risks associated with tattooing but also in the judgment of other exposures such as, e.g., the entrance of TiO2 nanoparticles present in cosmetics at the site of damaged skin."

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