The mysterious 'Cloud'

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Jonathan Burke | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 26 2011 8:30 AM

Since it comes up so often, I thought some people might benefit from this explanation of 'The Cloud' and why companies are moving to it.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 26 2011 4:48 PM

Jonathan Burke:

Since it comes up so often, I thought some people might benefit from this explanation of 'The Cloud' and why companies are moving to it.

Thank you, Jonathan!             *smile*

Appreciated!

Peace to you!

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 26 2011 8:21 PM

Thanks. That's helpful!

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 26 2011 11:00 PM

Jonathan Burke:
Since it comes up so often, I thought some people might benefit from this explanation of 'The Cloud' ...

Oh. I thought your subject line might mean this mysterious cloud:  Ex 13:21, to Rev 13:14-16.

Perhaps Luke 9:34 applies anyway:
    ... a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
 ;-)

 

 

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 3:26 AM

Allen Browne:
Perhaps Luke 9:34 applies anyway:
    ... a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
 ;-)

Some have expressed that same emotion concerning the L4 cloud. Big Smile

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 6:37 AM

Allen Browne:

Jonathan Burke:
Since it comes up so often, I thought some people might benefit from this explanation of 'The Cloud' ...

Oh. I thought your subject line might mean this mysterious cloud:  Ex 13:21, to Rev 13:14-16.

Perhaps Luke 9:34 applies anyway:
    ... a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
 ;-)

 

 

Hi Allen!  *smile*                        Peace to you!   And Joy!

Maybe it's this one, since we are surrounded!

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Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 8:04 AM

Actually the best quote comes from the hymn by Josiah Alwood:

O they tell me of a home where no storm CLOUDS rise,

O they tell me of an unCLOUDED day.

 Good humor, but Heaven is indeed the goal.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 12:15 PM

Aristophanes wrote about Cloud Cuckoo Land in his play The Birds. The term "refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. ('You're living in Cloud Cuckoo Land.') It hints that the person referred to is naïve, unaware of reality or deranged in holding such an optimistic belief."

Possibly apropos to the software world... Wink

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 12:18 PM

Milford Charles Murray:
Maybe it's this one, since we are surrounded!

Or this one, which clearly shows that 'the cloud' is nothing new:

 

For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud . . . (1 Cor 10:1).

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 12:24 PM

Then there's that great 14th century classic of Christian mysticism, The Cloud of Unknowing, the central idea of which can be summed up in this quote:

"For He can well be loved, but he cannot be thought. By love he can be grasped and held, but by thought, neither grasped nor held. And therefore, though it may be good at times to think specifically of the kindness and excellence of God, and though this may be a light and a part of contemplation, all the same, in the work of contemplation itself, it must be cast down and covered with a cloud of forgetting. And you must step above it stoutly but deftly, with a devout and delightful stirring of love, and struggle to pierce that darkness above you; and beat on that thick cloud of unknowing with a sharp dart of longing love, and do not give up, whatever happens."

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Jim Oesterwind | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 12:54 PM

You all are getting carried away with your word searching Smile

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 1:06 PM

Jim Oesterwind:

You all are getting carried away with your word searching Smile

I'm not word searching, I'm just pulling these references out of my head, or out of the clouds as it were. Wink  OK, I confess I did look up the quotes in Wikipedia to paste here, but I knew of these books/references and have read the Cloud of Unknowing. My aunt is quite an expert on it; she studied Middle English at Oxford and translated a French dissertation on the Cloud. When I think of the Internet cloud, these two references are never far from my mind.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 27 2011 1:06 PM

Searching Logos library for mystery NEAR cloud finds many results, including logosres:tpc43;art=p...397

(2) The clouds of mystery will soon be lifted. 

In Pulpit Commentary on Romans 13:11-14

Keep Smiling Smile

 

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Jim Oesterwind | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 28 2011 9:04 AM

Rosie Perera:

I'm not word searching, I'm just pulling these references out of my head, or out of the clouds as it were. Wink  OK, I confess I did look up the quotes in Wikipedia to paste here, but I knew of these books/references and have read the Cloud of Unknowing. My aunt is quite an expert on it; she studied Middle English at Oxford and translated a French dissertation on the Cloud. When I think of the Internet cloud, these two references are never far from my mind.

I should have known better Smile  Anyone who has an aunt that studied Middle English at Oxford is way out of my league Smile  I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all of your help.  It's great to have someone so willing to give hints and advice so readily.

Jim Oesterwind

Heritage Baptist Church

Antioch, CA

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