Why Should Jesus Love Me?

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#552765 Jun 29, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I've been in a tunnel surrounded by sharks.
I was going to post some videos but I got scared.
Me too.

Baltimore. 2004

http://www.collegemagazine.com/college-blogs/...

Since: Jan 11

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#552766 Jun 29, 2013
River Tam wrote:
I went to the Newport Aquarium in 2002, I think.

I went to one that had a huge tank, but I'm not quite sure which one it was.



It could have been that one, although I know I've only been to Georgia one time and only very briefly.

I know I went here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

Now I want to go on vacation!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#552767 Jun 29, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Humanists have radically different ideas about human sacrifice. We consider it wrong, not unnecessary.
Skombolis wrote:
There is a difference between human sacrifice and someone who gives up their life as a martyr for others
You claim that one of your gods killed another one when it assumed human form - or killed itself, depending on the particular variation of the mythology you embrace.
Skombolis wrote:
this was not a human sacrifice being performed.
You just don't like the connotation. Too bad. Your religion is a death cult based on human sacrifice. Something had to suffer to appease your sadistic god, did it not?

How about the incessant reference to being washed in blood. That's repulsive to healthy people.

And your logo is a dead guy nailed to a stick.
Skombolis wrote:
We call it a sacrifice because we know He did it for us
You know nothing. Your god is a mythological creature like a Gorgon or a satyr.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#552768 Jun 29, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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Very true sis. You may not be able to translate your experiences as people really have to go through that kind of stuff on their own to truly understand but you can be there for him like you have. And like you said, that is what really matters.
Ja...
… all that matters is, we're here for now.
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Yeah just triggered different wave of thought with me. For me I feel like the spiritual is the something I always have to lose even if I have nothing. It is the one possession though that can't be taken from me. I would have to voluntarily surrender it.

Interesting twist there Steve. Our thoughts truly are a mind boggle for many, and we wonder why sometimes we are misunderstood! lol Letting go the mind ? Well, no-one's getting mine if I can help it! But to let go the spiritual? I believe we are bound to that and could even be likened to a thread as fine as the silk of a spider’s web if it was tangible, yet strong enough to build a bride to cross over!
We saw a documentary of this, but cannot find it in google. The jungle folk actually gather the specific web non stop. It was amazing!
My point... the strength of something so fine – and in the wrong light could even walk through it - yet in truth as fine as the spiritual when 'seen'. That's not such a good analogy is it... mmmmm
Skombolis wrote:
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There is an old saying that says heroes are sometimes cowards who ran out of options
It is an interesting take. Do we wait until we have nothing to lose or have no other choice or do we act with things still on the line?
It is an interesting take on heroes and where there is time, it could very well be they hesitate.
Skombolis wrote:
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Then again, one always has life
There is a certain freedom to having nothing yet it can be dangerous as well. Nothing to lose means nothing to fear. Even consequences.
The material stuff comes and goes and while nice it isn't so much the factor to me but the time. It takes time to build things back up and I don't have the time nor the interest in doing so again. So I guess sometimes courage can simply be self-serving
I believe it would not be everyone who could handle this type of 'freedom' and know that my island life did prepare me for extremely little to be content with. The time to 'build up' possessions depends on what is needed as against what is wanted. Yet in this world with the way life is in such places as cities, costs of just shelter would be quite another story against a bamboo hut! Let alone the land costs... for me all this is and always has been free there. But not 'in this world'! Outside of homeless with the intent to make report of what it was to 'leave all', there are many stories I can relate to ever since.
Skombolis wrote:
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Some things like acting when a loved one is in danger is instinctual for some. But most of the time I think courage is taking a second to understand the risk and consequences of doing the right thing and then doing it anyway.
Believe me, if it's an emergency, there are no second thoughts, it just happens! If it's this kind of courage it doesn't question, it simply acts. But the steps where decisions can be made and still require courage, bravery, whatever the term would depend I believe on the driving factor of why?
Skombolis wrote:
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I would be curious to see what other people would consider some of the harder things to do that would take courage. It is probably very different for a lot of people
(T) Peace
Any offers from anyone ?
Courage can mean so many things to so many folk, and to some... even the courage to stand up.
a/ physically.
b/ and be counted.
c/ take the first step...
(T) Peace all ways with Love!

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#552769 Jun 29, 2013
“If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

G'night everyone. Take Care.
Hey River!
~~ hugs ~~
Have to close down now but good to see you are OK.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#552770 Jun 29, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
Tax-exempt is not the same as being publicly subsidized
Tide with Beach wrote:
That's technically true.
I can't agree. If you take more money out of my pocket so that the church can pay less, it's the same as everyone overpaying their fair share of taxes, and then a pile of the tax dollars being given to the church. Those who don't receive that money are overpaying so that others can pay less. That's public subsidization of the church whichever method you choose to do it.

Why should the public subsidize the churches, whatever form is used to do it? What value are churches to the general public?
Chess jurist

Columbus, OH

#552771 Jun 29, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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Pull yer dress back down will ya mama P., yer driv'n my antivirus program nuts!
Now *that's* funny.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#552772 Jun 29, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
Tide and Catcher have explained that is why Ians isn't a bigot
Skombolis wrote:
Many times Ians has made blatantly bigoted comments about Christians.
Skombolis wrote:
are you really implying anybody who views themselves as a secular humanist follows the constitution IANS made up for you guys?
Nobody pushes your buttons like I do.

How's work?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#552773 Jun 29, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
HL defended both in order to deny Ians said something bigoted.
Hi again.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#552774 Jun 29, 2013
AnnieJ wrote:
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In the United States how do you feel that Christians are being targeted anymore than any other group of people?
Part of being a Christian is that we serve others. On Aug 28, 2010, many people went to Washington D.C. in what was called "Restoring Honor" I should clarify that while some in this group are most likely Christian others are not. But its quite clear some in government have no problem targeting and using resources to intimidate.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#552775 Jun 29, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
Yeah dummy I am wrong and the article was saying pedophiles molest kids more than non-pedophiles!(rolls eyes)
The article? My comment [at http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/T0N0LOR... ] was regarding one particularly idiotic comment in it that Red Apples reproduced for our edification.
Skombolis wrote:
It absolutely was saying per capita there is a higher percentage of pedophiles among homosexuals
That may what the author believes, but it's not what that sentence says. Read it a few more times:

"Homosexual pedophiles sexually molest children at a far greater rate compared to the percentage of homosexuals in the general population."

That's called a tautology. It's true by definition. Once you know what a pedophile is, you already know the rest.

I'll be happy to post this as many times as is necessary. I realize that you have great difficulty with written language.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#552776 Jun 29, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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I know the god you worship.
Get behind me.
Like the post from Mein Kamph you can repeat your lies as much as you want, they are still lies.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#552777 Jun 29, 2013

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”—Isaiah 5:20 (nkjv)

"By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell and hell, heaven... the greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed." A Hitler, Mein Kamph

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552778 Jun 29, 2013
G_O_O_D

M_O_R_N_I_N_G

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

Thought for the day

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552779 Jun 29, 2013
Today's Prayer

I praise You Lord, for Who You are; the Alpha, Omega, Beginning and the End, Savior and Lord, You're my best friend; Creator of all. Thank You for being my best friend forever. Thank You for being my heavenly Father, always present and always there for me. Thank You for being my sustainer and protector. And thank You for saving me and setting me upon the solid Rock--Jesus. In His name I pray. Amen.

Prime time with God

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552780 Jun 29, 2013
Encouraging Words.....

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:105

K-Love

Since: Jan 11

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#552781 Jun 29, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
I can't agree. If you take more money out of my pocket so that the church can pay less, it's the same as everyone overpaying their fair share of taxes, and then a pile of the tax dollars being given to the church. Those who don't receive that money are overpaying so that others can pay less. That's public subsidization of the church whichever method you choose to do it.
Why should the public subsidize the churches, whatever form is used to do it? What value are churches to the general public?
They do provide something.

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mike

AOL

#552782 Jun 29, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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Mike
I have explained you this before
Just because people have God in their life doesn't mean they are not allowed to have friends or seek comfort from humans
The Bible promotes fellowship constantly
I don't know what you don't understand
My only guess is that perhaps you are a loner, you may have even admitted as much, and perhaps it irks you to see people who are not. Because i have never come across anybody in my life before you that gets so agitated by people engaging in friendship or providing comfort, and to the point where you mock people for offering a shoulder to someone who lost a loved one and claim the person who shared that is lying
I don't know why positive human emotion aggravates you so much
But we are allowed friends Mike. It is even encouraged
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Thanks

Again, where is the place of refuge that your GOD promised?..Instinctively people crave people, what is difficult to understand>> Once a claim is made that a person has a relationship with a GOD, why do you still crave people?

Perhaps people don't actually interact with a GOD, or,there is no GOD. Man wrote the bible, so naturally it express the needs of people.
There is no problem with people seeking people for comfort,...it's natural...what is problematic: the claim of having a relationship with a GOD and still needing people.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552783 Jun 29, 2013
Observation

I read the posts from overnight and thought "I think the Icon Fairy has taken a vacation...Every post isn't plastered with icons"....And sure enough Ians and Tide show up and the icons are back......Ians says he never manipulates icons.....So that leaves Tide with Bleach (I mean Beach)...The Lawyer....Esquire...Dude from California....Bob Dylan follower

I may be wrong though

Have a GOoD day Everyone....

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552784 Jun 29, 2013
^^^ I also see a "skunk"^^^

((*L-))

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