“Love much, trust none”

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#531255 May 8, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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Those are choices beyond our control Duane....We only have control of a small part of our environment....
Choosing to be HAPPY and PEACEFUL is a couple of them
If they are "beyond our control" then they aren't choices.

I am not sure you understand what the word "choice" means.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#531256 May 8, 2013
blind man n the bleachers wrote:
You watched your child suffer and die. I won't even say I know what you are going through. I will say I understand the anger because of the hurt. I understand the question why. I understand the mouth crying I don't believe while the heart cries I don't understand, it doesn't make sense. Some of those last days were so painful and yet so blessed to have them, just wish you could have had more. Perhaps those last day were lengthened to give you a few more of those precious memories. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And there is no more pain, no more crying, no more suffering. Peace. Instead of running from God. Think about running to him. So when you work here is done, you may join your child in that peace, that is Jesus. I prayed much about it. And today I saw things in a different light. I don't have the answers. But my heart does hurt for the pain you must be feeling. I wish I could heal that hurt. But I can't. If you need to go off on someone to relieve some of the hurt. Fire away. I will not fire back.
With love
B-man
This is addressed to whom?

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#531257 May 8, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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MORNING Bernie.....
:-)
Hey.....COOL BEANS.....This post has only been up for a few
minutes and I have 10 people dropping negative icons on me.......

This is going to be FUN.....

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#531258 May 8, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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If they are "beyond our control" then they aren't choices.
I am not sure you understand what the word "choice" means.
I know what choices are Duane.....

Have a great day teaching.....

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#531259 May 8, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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You have your nerve.
I feel free to use language to describe Christians that is at least as strong as your bible uses to describe unbelievers, which includes the words and phrases like fool, vile, corrupt, wicked, dark, liar, the moral equivalent of murderers and whoremongers. Your beautiful book also implies that not one of us is any good . not even one - and that it is appropriate to throw us into fire while still conscious.
As for blasphemy, tell your pathetic god to stick his problem with unbelievers up his vile, corrupt ass.
You want respect for your religion, huh? How is that possible given what it says about the people you want respect from?
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Our problem with you is about the same. Deal with it, just like we have.
Do you really think that we should treat your god with more respect than you treat gays and atheists? I don't.
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And I encourage others to think about why they do if they do. Christian homophobia and atheophobia should be matched with equally uninhibited judgments about your religion and your god. Why not? Just saying that the Christian god is a mythical character is blasphemous and offensive to most of them, so you hardly need to worry about doing that. You will.
Were you raised by a woman?
Was there a man in your childhood?
A constant companion, someone to teach you to shake it before putting it back in your pants, someone that let you experience grease for yourself ...teach you to tie on a fish hook, ride a bike ...overcome your fear and take your ball back from the bully.
Did you have this person?

Because you talk like someone snooty, someone that wasn't allowed to play in the mud ...someone that throws a ball like a girl.

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#531260 May 8, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
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Where I was born, some folks consider them an amazing source of comfort food.
The world is bigger than we think.
Do we judge?
My Nail technician is from Vietnam...and said her Uncle cooked dog all the time....He fooled her once telling her it was something else. She said it smelled delishious....but couldn't eat it thinking of the poor dog that was killed and cooked. Isn't it funny how cultures define alot of Taboo foods. Do Americans think of the poor chicken or the cow they eat?

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#531261 May 8, 2013
hick-up wrote:
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For my sake ...that's funny.
There is nothing you can do to me that could cause me more grief than the grief I already know.
So why would I lie?
But to be clear, I responded by saying, "you'd have to ask a Christian" ...and you apologised.
Are we clear now?
Can you use a search engine such as Google?
So google hick-up,topix.
When I came here I was as fundicized as the worst of them. But you'll soon notice a progression of change. My views have changed. There are many intelligent posters to be found in the halls of Topix. I prefer to seek them out, hear their views, compare them with my own, re-evaluate, and perhaps come to a new conclusion. I prefer to evolve ...nuthing remains the same, change cannot be stopped ...and I ain't no ol stick in the mud.
I don't accept the Bible as it is written just because that's what I've been taught. I prefer to think for myself, draw my own conclusions, revel in my accomplishments-take my medicine when I'm wrong.
But make no mistake, I do believe in a higher power. But do I believe the Christmas story ...I'll let you know when I'm settled.
The reason I said "for your sake" was not because of anything I would do. Rather, it is what the supreme creator being of our universe will do as explained in the Bible.

Revelations says quite clearly that all liars are going into that lake of fire.

Hence if you were being honest about your not being a Christian you're fine and won't have a care in the world; but if not, then the Bible says you'll burn and that may cause concern.

"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death"

Revelations 21:8

But kudos to you for not believing that bit of scripture...

Sadly, there are all-too-many people who hang on every syllable as the divine and error-free word of their god.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#531262 May 8, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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I know what choices are Duane.....
Have a great day teaching.....
Then you realize that things we have no control over are not choices, right ?

Sorry, Epi. I just don't understand your posts this morning.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#531263 May 8, 2013
hick-up wrote:
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And welcome ...I pray you'll enjoy your stay.
Thanks!

I appreciate the welcome.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#531264 May 8, 2013
IMO wrote:
MEMORIES
Ham wrote:
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Hi Annie..
Back again..Just got home from my Bible Study..Everything went well..I can hardly wait for the Rapture....
Gonna hit the hay..It has been a very long day for me..
If the Holy Spirit awakens me I Will head out to your bench..I am beginning to appreciate the quiet and stillness more and more..That is when I feel God presence the most.. "Be still." Not very appealing to fleshy folks but maybe some day it will..
Hope you are feeling better..
Ham
Hi Annie..
Darn if it isn't three o'clock in the morning..The HS is being true to form as He always is.. I can hardly believe it..But it is true..
Back at your bench again..A beautiful moonlit night..Everything is so still..The sounds of silence are everywhere..Man, I sure can let go and allow my imagination and fantasies to run wild..This is when I am the most creative and free..Free from the bondage of reality..I can see why Cinderella, Snow White and Dorothy were so interesting and charming..Little Red Riding Hood would be there with them as well.. They all had a yearning to escape from their boxes..To see the world, so to speak..
Where will I go..That is the question..What is it that I want to experience before I am called home..The Rapture can come at any moment..Like a thief in the night... Is there anything for me to experience before that happens..The sixty four thousand dollar question..I must allow my imagination to have the freedom it deserves...
I am leaning towards the green, green, grass of home..To recapture and experience those wonderful, innocent days of childhood..When a mother's hug meant something to me..When sitting on a hillside with Regina, my first real love, munching on tea berry leaves..I could feel the warmth of her body even without touching..Of course, I was only ten or so, but I have never really repeated that experience..The joys of childhood..Those wonder days of exploring ourselves..
Maybe this goal is simply the babbling of a lonely ole man who is waiting to be taken home..I dunno.. Funny I would wish to recapture so much of the past..There will be no time in Heaven..No memories to ponder over..Better do it now, while I still can..
Well my squirrel is looking at me sorta funny..so I better go on home to my precious little Boo and cuddle up with him for the rest of the darkness..Dawn will come soon enuf..
Ham
Good to see Hambo's posts.....What a sweet man...Miss him ALOT!

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#531265 May 8, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Then you realize that things we have no control over are not choices, right ?
Sorry, Epi. I just don't understand your posts this morning.
M'kay.....Thanks

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#531266 May 8, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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Those are choices beyond our control Duane....We only have control of a small part of our environment....
Choosing to be HAPPY and PEACEFUL is a couple of them
Correction...."Those are circumstances beyond our control"

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#531267 May 8, 2013
Gotta go.....I Will enjoy this beautiful sunny 80 something Southern Weather today....

See ya'll later

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There

#531268 May 8, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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Correction...."Those are circumstances beyond our control"
<smile>

Makes more sense now.

Thanks

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#531269 May 8, 2013
boooots wrote:
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Gee, Kaitlin, you startled me for a second, speaking with a different name. It is good that you are around again, as I think you have been absent for quite some time, whereas for a long time I saw you daily.
I hope I haven't ticked you off too much lately with my jabs at the USA, but with their actions of the recent past, it is kind of what a lot of people do, including many people in the USA.
I was hopeful that Obama would get the USA out of some of Bush's mess, but I think it was so big that 4 years just wasn't enough time to really do much, and with the continuing downturn of the economy, and the wars which Bush started, that don't see to want to go away, it is kind of difficult to stop that momentum.
Stick to Canadien Politics Boots......... You aint got a clue about how how far Obama is in over his head..........

“Pillars of Creation....”

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Into this world we're thrown

#531270 May 8, 2013
Diana La Strega Regina wrote:
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Yeah, we're all pretty pissed with Obama the Useless.
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Bush isn't what I'd call a stellar president, but he's far better than the one we have now, and he's a decent and sincere human being. Obama is nothing but a Bush-blamer. He's well into his second term, and all he can do is blame Bush. He's all talk, no c*ck. Maybe you like that, but most Americans are sick of Obama's whining--not to mention the cover-up over Bengazi.
Obama is worthless, as a president and as a human being. The only people who support him are those who are uninformed.
I agree. While Americans were being killed in Benghazi, our fearless leader was off to campaign in Nevada. He is a worthless human being as well as a clueless POTUS..........

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#531271 May 8, 2013
Diana La Strega Regina wrote:
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Hey--people in glass houses, yadda yadda yadda...
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Here's a thought for you: apply for a visa, come to visit, apply for resident alien status, go to school, learn about American government, study our history and our Constitution, apply for citizenship, and then when you become a US citizen *then* feel free to b*tch and moan about the US.
Sound like a plan?
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Bush has been gone for half a decade, and Nobama's been *in* for half a decade. Get over it already, and start living in the present. Open your eyes, and see the crap that Obama's done. He is destroying this country.
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Thanks to that useless Community-Organizer-In-Chief.
And thats the problem, people just keep making excuses for him. He said himself he needed 3 years, the fools gave him 8.........

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#531272 May 8, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Hi.
A friend of mine alerted me to the existence of this music. It has a calming effect on me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =u9bk2MrMGaAXX
Will you say something dirty in Italian for me? I always like that.
I know you didnt ask me, but, Amanda Knox..........

Fantastic tune by the way..........

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#531273 May 8, 2013
blind man n the bleachers wrote:
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Hello HL. I really couldn't say what happened. Years ago I used to think that anger and hate was caused by pain. I have gone through some prety trying years and somewhere along the way I forgot that. Today while at work I remembered. I used to be able to look past the hateful speach and see the need for love and understanding, compassion. I thought about how in some ways, I lost who I was. No matter how hard I might try, I can not make anyone anything. But, I remembered today why it is important to look past the hate to the hurt. I can't make the world love. But, I can love those in the world. And maybe, if someone, would love through the hurt, maybe the world would be a better place. Yes, I do believe Jesus did that. But, I also believe that we should follow his example. They/ we crucified him and he said forgive them father for they know not what they do. I don't know your beliefs in regards to God. But the example is a good one. Love them, even if they hate. It might not be easy. But I believe it is what the world needs.
.. on Topix, it's not so much what we read, it's what we see ..

.. and, you are a wise teacher. Sometimes I forget that compassion, understanding, brings us up where we belong ..

.. you have garnered my total respect. Thank you for letting me see you ..

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#531274 May 8, 2013
Why hould Jesus not love you?

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