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Steve Jobs' Sister Reveals CEO's Final Words
Fox News ^ | October 30, 2011 | Fox News

Posted on 10/30/2011 8:11:56 PM PDT by Raymann

Mona Simpson, an author and biological sister of Steve Jobs, said her brother’s final words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow,” in an Oct. 16 eulogy she delivered that was published Sunday in The New York Times.

Simpson remembered the man she first learned about when she was 25, living in New York and working at a small literary magazine. A lawyer had informed her that she had a rich and famous long-lost brother.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apple; faithandphilosophy; jobs; monasimpson; stevejobs
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Reminds me of Captain Kirk's final words in Star Trek: Generations. "Oh my"
1 posted on 10/30/2011 8:11:59 PM PDT by Raymann
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To: Raymann

I hope it was his prelude to Jesus.


2 posted on 10/30/2011 8:15:39 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: FReepers


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3 posted on 10/30/2011 8:16:52 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Raymann
“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow,”

Perhaps God was saying to Jobs, "You see all these liberal causes your money supported? This is the harm they were doing..."

4 posted on 10/30/2011 8:17:08 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: boomop1

He was a Buddhist.


5 posted on 10/30/2011 8:17:21 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Raymann
The final final last words

“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow, I really blew with that whole Buddhist thing"

6 posted on 10/30/2011 8:20:44 PM PDT by WhatNot
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“He was a Buddhist.”

I think he was a Jobist.


7 posted on 10/30/2011 8:20:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Raymann

He must have caught a glimpse of the giant IPad in the sky!

God bless you Steve, and rest your soul. On behalf of humanity, Thank You! In your death, you have become a symbol of what is right with capitalism, that real capitalists (as opposed to crony capitalists) make a lot of money only after they have created a product or service that people want, and is worth more to them than the money they give up for it. Real capitalists therefore do not need to “give back”, as they do so by just being who they are. I am not even counting all the money that Steve made his employees and his shareholders.


8 posted on 10/30/2011 8:21:18 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“He was a Buddhist.”

I don’t recall him following my ways.

Must’ve been that other Buddha.

I’m the one with a shirt.


9 posted on 10/30/2011 8:23:07 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Raymann

bookmark


10 posted on 10/30/2011 8:27:39 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: BuddhaBrown

He finally figured out what made the IPAD work.


11 posted on 10/30/2011 8:29:01 PM PDT by ully2
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To: PetroniusMaximus
He was a Buddhist.

which, being translated, means that because he didn't "receive Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior" than slammed the pearly gates in his face, is that right?

ugh, no wonder fundamentalists are all miserable.

12 posted on 10/30/2011 8:31:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“than slammed” should be “then God slammed”, for those of you in Rio Linda.


13 posted on 10/30/2011 8:31:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: WhatNot

Ow,ow,ow?


14 posted on 10/30/2011 8:39:48 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Can one be a religious nut by being a Buddhist? Or does that only occur to Christians


15 posted on 10/30/2011 8:40:16 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: boomop1
I hope it was his prelude to Jesus.

I sincerely hope so. I was praying that he would turn to Christ.

16 posted on 10/30/2011 8:43:12 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: 4rcane

What do Buddhists do after scoring a touchdown? Light incense?


17 posted on 10/30/2011 8:43:24 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Religion involves an ethical life, not just kissing up to the Big Guy.)
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To: ully2

“He finally figured out what made the IPAD work.”

Buddhist slaves in China?


18 posted on 10/30/2011 8:43:40 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: boomop1
>>I hope it was his prelude to Jesus.<<

As an avid life long Buddhist?

19 posted on 10/30/2011 8:43:53 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I know but was just hoping, maybe he will come back as a parokeet.


20 posted on 10/30/2011 8:44:41 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Raymann
a hard worker who didn't flinched at the idea a failing and never bought into gimmicks.

Some days I'm sorry I ever learned to read.

21 posted on 10/30/2011 8:47:45 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“which, being translated, means that because he didn’t “receive Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior” than slammed the pearly gates in his face, is that right?
ugh, no wonder fundamentalists are all miserable.”

Spoken from Oprah’s Winfrey’s world, were choices have no consequences, anyone with actual convictions is a pariah and everything turns out just okie-dokie in the end.


22 posted on 10/30/2011 8:48:00 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Spoken from Oprah’s Winfrey’s world, were choices have no consequences, anyone with actual convictions is a pariah and everything turns out just okie-dokie in the end.

Come one, you're a grown up aren't you? Time to put away childish things.

Did God really create hell for the ignorant?

23 posted on 10/30/2011 8:52:23 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Did God really create hell for the ignorant?”

What make you think Steve Job’s was ignorant?


24 posted on 10/30/2011 8:53:41 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Loud Mime

“What do Buddhists do after scoring a touchdown? Light incense?”

I don’t know, but I do know they don’t believe in a Hail Mary pass.

and those last words are mystifying, and a little scary.


25 posted on 10/30/2011 8:55:00 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: PetroniusMaximus

what about all the aborigines?


26 posted on 10/30/2011 8:55:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: boomop1

He was baptized as a baby into the Lutheran faith. As an adult he studied Buddhism. Hopefully the God of his youth called to him in the last minutes and took him home.


27 posted on 10/30/2011 9:00:30 PM PDT by freemama
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To: the invisib1e hand

“what about all the aborigines?”

What about the cannibals?

What the idolaters who throw their children to the crocodiles?

My opinion matters nothing. Jesus did directly address the issue...

“And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required” Luke 12 47-46.

So which group are you in?

The group that knows or the group that knows not?


28 posted on 10/30/2011 9:02:49 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Raymann

perhaps it was commentary on his life flashing by ... or he didn’t get a chance to say ‘it’s full of stars!’


29 posted on 10/30/2011 9:03:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
So which group are you in?

This wasn't about me, iirc. This was about a doctrine that reduces the Almighty to an on/off switch.

30 posted on 10/30/2011 9:04:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Raymann

Didn’t he say in the sixty minutes interview that he was starting to think about and develop a belief in God? But he was still searching because he thought he might just be thinking about God because he knew he was sick?

Where does a God and Buddhism come together?

Maybe he did really “see the light” at the end.


31 posted on 10/30/2011 9:06:50 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Raymann

One thing is for certain. Steve Jobs went on to his reward. Whatever the almighty determines what that is...


32 posted on 10/30/2011 9:08:11 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

““which, being translated, means that because he didn’t “receive Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior” than slammed the pearly gates in his face, is that right?
ugh, no wonder fundamentalists are all miserable.”

Spoken from Oprah’s Winfrey’s world, were choices have no consequences, anyone with actual convictions is a pariah and everything turns out just okie-dokie in the end.”

I’m a fundamentalist and I’m not miserable. I’ve had joy in my heart and peace beyond understanding for the past 11 years since becoming born again. Without Christ, I think I’d be going crazy looking at the seemingly hopeless state of the world.

I think there’s a fundamental (no pun intended) misunderstanding of Bible-believing Christians. We don’t preach the exclusivity of having a saving knowledge of Jesus because we want to claim we are better or superior to the rest of humanity. We preach it cause that’s what’s taught in the Bible (John 14:6 being the most explicit supporting verse). We believe the Bible to be God’s inspired Word and we take what it says seriously.

I feel joyful and grateful every day for having come to a saving knowledge of Christ and being saved from eternal separation from God. I don’t deserve it (no one does), but I obtained it through Jesus’ blood shed at Calvary. The reason we preach this is to save lost souls from going to Hell, cause that’s what the Bible teaches is anyone’s fate that does not accept Christ. Heck, if it were up to me, I’d say everyone gets to go to Heaven. But unfortunately, that’s not what God’s Word teaches, so we’d be doing people no favors to pretend otherwise.


33 posted on 10/30/2011 9:11:04 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: freemama

Exactly. We talked about this at Bible Study this evening. I just don’t care any longer who makes fun of Christians when The Word is so evident in the Bible.

And...I wouldn’t want Job’s life of success, even one day of it as he was. There are very few rich men I’d like to be associated with actually. Too much PMS- power, money, sex, haa!


34 posted on 10/30/2011 9:12:27 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: the invisib1e hand

“This wasn’t about me, iirc.”

You don’t have to answer. The question was for your own consideration.

“This was about a doctrine that reduces the Almighty to an on/off switch.”

There are solid reasons to believe the teachings of Jesus Christ.

His teaching, unlike the faddish, feel-good psychobabble of the current generation, is more than mere opinion.


35 posted on 10/30/2011 9:14:25 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: the invisib1e hand

A couple of brief notes. One, the number of people who have been revived from what was considered “death” status and who have recounted similar stories of a peaceful, enveloping light and awareness is high enough to be considered seriously. And, O2 deprivation does similar things - - so....

Secondly, your tagline indicates you may enjoy Second Samuel 22:43.

;-)


36 posted on 10/30/2011 9:15:48 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: lquist1
I feel joyful and grateful every day for having come to a saving knowledge of Christ and being saved from eternal separation from God. I don’t deserve it (no one does), but I obtained it through Jesus’ blood shed at Calvary. The reason we preach this is to save lost souls from going to Hell, cause that’s what the Bible teaches is anyone’s fate that does not accept Christ. Heck, if it were up to me, I’d say everyone gets to go to Heaven. But unfortunately, that’s not what God’s Word teaches, so we’d be doing people no favors to pretend otherwise.

Preach it.

37 posted on 10/30/2011 9:18:20 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Raymann
Back in my Hippy days when guys were in the middle of a powerful acid trip they would try to describe what they were going through. The experience was so disconnected from reality and it's language limitations all they could say were babblings like “Oh wow,Oh wow,Oh wow!”

Fundamentalist Christians who sometimes become totally immersed in the Holy Spirit experience things not covered by mortal concepts and so “speak in tongues.”

I myself had a near death experience almost forty years ago and found the dictionary useless in conveying any meaning to some of the things I experienced.

Steve Jobs was just “on his way” and trying to say what it was and couldn't find the words.

38 posted on 10/30/2011 9:27:36 PM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Raymann

iRosebud?


39 posted on 10/30/2011 9:30:18 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (On the Cain Train to railroad Mitt.)
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To: Raymann

I can see St. Peter saying: “No, Steve, even you, can’t take it with you.”


40 posted on 10/30/2011 9:33:53 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Raymann

41 posted on 10/30/2011 9:35:37 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: Glenn

YIKES.


42 posted on 10/30/2011 9:37:26 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I’m amazed at this whole Steve Jobs “national eulogy.”

After JFK died, people wouldn’t shut up about it, but he was dramatically assassinated, and he was the President.

After pope XYZ died, or Mother Teresa, people (and the media) didn’t rattle on for weeks, doing tributes to them.

It’s stunning that Jobs, a man who marketed electronic devices, gets more reverent treatment than dead popes and (non-JFK) Presidents.


43 posted on 10/30/2011 9:37:56 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: LyinLibs

Maybe, just maybe, we’re not done with Capitalism yet.


44 posted on 10/30/2011 9:42:08 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: FightforFreedomCA
iRosebud?

It was either that or toucan stubs.
You know, things that everybody needs.

45 posted on 10/30/2011 9:43:48 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: lquist1

I don’t recall the very last words when my old man died. But only an hour before he reminded us that “I’ve always said - the best day of my life will be the day I die, and wear my grown of glory.” (Said in a strong, clear voice).

My trembling and weak voice replied “Well, it’s sure going to be a drag for the rest of us.”

The one thing my dad was looking forward to was having all of his life’s questions answered. Perhaps that is what Jobs was beginning to realize. Or perhaps like me, if I were to die right now, I would be going “Oh wow, Oh wow... I can’t believe this is happening to me. I thought I was going to live for SOOOO much longer.”

My old mentor’s last words were “Beer, I see beer”. Seriously!


46 posted on 10/30/2011 9:46:36 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Happy Rain

To be in the presence of infinite perfection is more than human minds can grasp.


47 posted on 10/30/2011 9:47:21 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Raymann
Mona Simpson, an author and biological sister of Steve Jobs, said her brother’s final words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow”...

Oh wow - he was perfectly focus-grouped hip to the end.

Is that insanely great, or what?

48 posted on 10/30/2011 10:12:08 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I think that’s it.


49 posted on 10/30/2011 10:13:31 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Raymann

Oh, wow, oh wow, this Windows 8 is so great!


50 posted on 10/30/2011 10:19:16 PM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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