Why Should Jesus Love Me?

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#560008 Jul 20, 2013
The poor is hated even of his own neighbor buth the rich hath many friends.

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#560009 Jul 20, 2013
He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; but he that hath mercy on the poor happy is he.

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#560010 Jul 20, 2013
Do they not err that devise evil but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

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Fennario

#560011 Jul 20, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
Why did a doctor that wrote thousands of scripts for pain medication decide to start cutting off any patient that didn't follow his instructions? Surely you didn't start your practice with that policy in place. What necessitated the change?
Good question.

The policy of establishing boundaries with patients was always in place, but putting it on paper and having patients agree to it in writing was a practice that didn't emerge until the nineties. As a result, The American Academy of Pain Management published a position paper on the subject that you can read at http://naddi.org/aws/NADDI/asset_manager/get_... in which they advise physicians about the use of such pain contracts, as well as addressing some of the other emerging issues in the practice of pain medicine.

One of those relates to the proper understanding of what addiction is. Here the AAPM is helping to clarify an issue that you take pleasure in muddying in a self-serving effort to shift the blame for your addiction from yourself to your physician - the definition of addiction as a compulsive, self-destructive behavior not caused by the prescription of opioids:

"IV. Current information and experience suggest that many commonly held assumptions need modification. Addiction: Misunderstanding of addiction and mislabeling of patients as addicts result in unnecessary withholding of opioid medications. Addiction is a compulsive disorder in which an individual becomes preoccupied with obtaining and using a substance, the continued use of which results in a decreased quality of life. Studies indicate that the de novo development of addiction when opioids are used for the relief of pain is low."

At the time that statement was published, the profession was burdened by a general misunderstanding of what addiction is, which created an inappropriate barrier to physicians prescribing opioids for moderate to sever chronic pain.

As I have said repeatedly, pain medications don't cause addiction. The cause drug dependence, which is an independent phenomenon. Addiction doesn't require dependence, and dependence doesn't lead to addiction. Addictive behavior is a quality of the individual, not of the object of his compulsion, which need not be a drug at all. People can become addicted to shopping or sex.

And the overwhelming number of patients that take continuous opioid therapy long enough to develop dependence never engage in the compulsive, self-destructive behavior that characterizes addiction.

You think you benefit from resisting these ideas, so you do. It's how you are. You choose your preferred reality - in this case, how a doctor turned you into an addict - and doggedly promote it, just as you do your version of your crime, in which you depict yourself as a hero.

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#560012 Jul 20, 2013
In all labour there is profit but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

“What game?”

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#560013 Jul 20, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
The poor is hated even of his own neighbor buth the rich hath many friends.
What?

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#560014 Jul 20, 2013
The crown of the wise is their riches but the foolishness of fools is folly.

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#560015 Jul 20, 2013
A true witness delivereth souls but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

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#560017 Jul 20, 2013
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death.

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#560018 Jul 20, 2013
In the multitude of people is the king's honour but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

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Fennario

#560019 Jul 20, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
Ians is a victim It has nothing to do with his repeated bigotry or tasteless sex and death jokes regarding Christianity or that he was stalking on FB and found out a poster people were friends with died and took it upon himself to post that information here while accusing people of covering up a suicide.
And here is a nice example of that reality spinning now. This is the scenario you have created and repeatedly post to.

This may give you some comfort, but unless you can convince people that you are correct, it undermines your credibility. Bigot, stalker, and lately, victim - you forgot liar and coward.
Skombolis wrote:
The dude is in such denial and is so self-blind it is really something to behold
One of us is. Maybe this will help you understand why Annie demands that you back up your claims, but accepts mine.
Skombolis wrote:
He just a simple dissenter who people have unfairly targeted because they wish to silence him. The lies, bigotry, stalking, and disrespect have nothing to do with it
(Skom rolls eyes)
There you go - you remembered "liar" this time, and added disrespectful, too, although I don't deny my lack of respect for you or your church. Actually, the better term is outright contempt.

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#560020 Jul 20, 2013
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

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Fennario

#560021 Jul 20, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
LOL "Ians, I'm a coming buddy. I am sooooo sorry, I was in the bathroom!" ~Catcher stops to get his breath, fingers trembling at the realization how many seconds have passed 'Hey Skom, just because someone does something with one side and not the other doesn't mean anything!' Yeah, nice try kiss ass
And this is some of what makes you so contemptible.

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#560022 Jul 20, 2013
A sound heart is the life of the flesh but envy the rottenness of the bones.

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#560023 Jul 20, 2013
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his maker but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

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#560024 Jul 20, 2013
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness but the righteous hath hope in his death.

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#560025 Jul 20, 2013
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

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#560026 Jul 20, 2013
Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.
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#560027 Jul 20, 2013
I'm not absolutely certain. But, I think Jesus loves you especially, because he is known to have a soft spot for chronic masturbators. God bless you.

“What game?”

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#560028 Jul 20, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
A sound heart is the life of the flesh but envy the rottenness of the bones.
"In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell."

~ Norman Mailer

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