Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#589905 Sep 13, 2013
karl44 wrote:
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You are a lousy parent if you think, you need strike your child
So you disagree.

There's no reason to call me names just because you disagree with me.

I never spanked my children out of anger. That's the truth. If you can't handle it and want to keep making stuff up, so be it.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589906 Sep 13, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't even explain yourself further friend
It's obvious you didn't do anything wrong
The only thing even questioned was whether the child was old enough to understand. But if not, still no harm done
Brining infants into it is sad to me. Yeah done things are worth discussing and to some extent even from the lies Catcher told at least some productive conversations came from it.
But I don't think anybody could say honestly they think you actually hurt your kids.
Every parent tries what they think is best. Nobody is perfect. Not all ideas are 10s. So what either way? When people do it on their own they can see for themselves how hard it is. I know I run out of ideas sometimes in a matter hours
It's all good brother
(T) Peace
Thanks for that.

Carry on.

But watch out for the virtual bitch slaps from IANS.

LMAO!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#589907 Sep 13, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Have you delivered babies? If so, how many?
I assisted as a med student - maybe fifty.

One of the worse experiences of med school was delivering a stillborn. The baby had died in utero, and I was the only one in the delivery room that hadn't been told. For reasons I that I don't recall or never knew - perhaps related to changes in the pelvic structure associated with normal deliveries that don't occur in that setting, perhaps the pubic symphysis softening and the pelvic outlet widening - such babies can't always pass through the birth canal unless their heads are crushed with tong, basically a giant walnut cruncher.

That's what I witnessed, thinking that a healthy baby was being delivered. I wanted to clobber the OB resident and take over, but I didn't, and glad for it now.

Like most babies, this one came out blue, but of course never started moving or pinking up. I wanted to start CPR.

And it smelled bad, probably from being dead already for several days.

I was incredibly disoriented, and traumatized by the experience. It was incredibly thoughtless and unfair.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#589908 Sep 13, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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LOL...I said the same thing in post #589699 and I didn't get a "Brilliant...Agree...and Helpful Icon"...LOL
Oh well...at least I didn't get all negative icons like I did a few months ago...
Are you still tired of all the bickering?.....Remember all the cool calm and beautiful videos we use to post here...?
LOL

I like debate...I like discussing different view points...I think that we do need to communicate our differences...

What I find...to be honest...is the pissing contests that go on to be childish. Some of the things that are said to each other remind me of the behavioral children that I worked with.

If people are just here to "bash" each other I suppose they are having their needs met. If they are truly here to try and discuss...then I would say that seldom happens. No one on either side is listening once the insults start.

There are a few here that have tried to share what we have in common...discuss the differences and try to understand each other. Maybe that is an impossible feat...I am beginning to think so. Maybe we are just as divided as it appears that we are.

In the mean time...I am glad that we have been able to put our differences aside...find what we have in common...

Okay...I doubt if I get any positive icons for this post...oh well...they really hold no value in the grand scheme of things!

Here...I will share a bit with you that I see quite often...it is just right down the street from me...

The guy at the piano...is there a lot...



I have seen this guy too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

LOL

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589909 Sep 13, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I've been meaning to ask you.
Did you brand your kids?
Crap. Now I gave you the idea.
Please--no more barbecues.
<scroll>

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#589910 Sep 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Sorry.
I used to love that stuff, too. In the late nineties/early eighties, I had two systems: Atari and Intellivision, and callouses on the sides of my feet from sitting cross-legged on the floor for so many hours playing them,so I understand.
But one day, I lost interest completely.
My game's a bit more complex than those ones. It's an MMO, so thousands of people are on at the same time as me. It's an RPG, so you develop your character. As you know, I love playing characters ...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#589911 Sep 13, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Ok, so you were being shot at while delivering babies???
You are now my new god. All hail Macumazahn!!!
Not at the same time, silly!!

Laffin.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589912 Sep 13, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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You're dumber than a rock.
Here goes:
...his own six-month-old baby, which he ostensibly loves...."
Read that and try to figure it out.
You're a word jumbler, all right.
Ah yes.

I did read that wrong.

Apologies.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#589913 Sep 13, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
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EL loves ice cream.
Neapolitan.
That's where the idea of "trinity" comes from.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#589914 Sep 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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What I am saying is that the ledger is this:
Reasons to write the book:
• Promote the descent of the church
• Personal recognition
• Income
• To have written a book - bragging rights
Reasons not to do it:
• Major undertaking at a time when I'd rather not encumber myself
• The potential costs of atheist activism
Recognition and income don't motivate me, the influence of church will wane either way, and I don't care to rock the boat in a way which would likely hurt both my wife, who is locally visible in a number of areas, and me.
Do I want to devote 2-6 hours a day to such an undertaking? My days are very full now, so the time would have to come at the expense of other activities, all of which appeal to more than writing a book. I prefer this venue to express myself philosophically since it's interactive.
Plus, as you know, there is still a tremendous amount of bigotry and discrimination from Christians to unbelievers.
I explained about my Christian bridge mentor. I don't want to rock that boat by becoming Satan in her eyes.
Many of my neighbors are Mexican Catholics with "Esta hogar es católica" - this home is Catholic - on a placard in the window. After a long period of suspicion and vetting including months of my cleaning litter from the street to be seen contributing to the neighborhood and a half dozen loafs of banana bread from our banana tree, we are accepted and trusted, and get along very well. I don't want to rock that boat now, either.
I just met with my 84 year-old German neighbor whom I am very fond of - a Christian that typically "God bless"es me. He comes to me for medical advice and thinks the world of me. Not if I write a book like that.
And who knows what other ramifications there might be.
I'd do it anyway if I thought it mattered - probably under a pseudonym. But I don't think that.
You're much younger than I am, with your future ahead of you. When I was a young adult, I took on challenges like these with gusto. I was trying to see what I could accomplish, and to make a place for myself in the world.
Now, not so much. I have no more flags to plant, and I plan to coast in more or less from here to the end. I'm very much smitten with tropical paralysis - the feeling so prevalent in island paradises. I know that you're quite familiar with Hawaii - like that.
As I said, it's our time now. Does that help explain my attitude?
So your real life is just a big lie also..........

Glad I never met you, I have a hard time with dishonesty.......

Since: Sep 10

United States

#589915 Sep 13, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Yeah. I get that, Catch. I'm just really sad about it.
My brother, if I didn't tell you, is now working for the prosecutor's office. For a while, he was interviewing the accused. He couldn't believe the honesty with which they both revealed and justified their actions - and, yes, one was a baby-abuser (it was the baby's and mother's fault; the infant wouldn't listen, etc).
Another, which still perplexes him, is a pedophile who demanded to represent himself in court. He attempted to justify coercive sex with 12 year olds to the court - not his fault, etc. Well, that didn't work out for the accused. My brother still can't understand why he wouldn't listen to his, the prosecution's advice, "use a defender."
I do, though. Just as we're seeing here, that man "knew" he was right. He expected the court to agree with him, if he simply explained his actions. I mean, wouldn't we all spank 6 month olds to teach them right from wrong, if we were parents? Yeah...
It's a degree of non-empathy which I sometimes observe in others, that I'm sure you see more often, that I have great and unending difficulties relating to. It reminds of children who are too young to have object permanence.
I do work in the juvenile dependency court, and the ignorance and egotism of parents is remarkable. The principal issue is drug use, which leads to neglect and abuse. It's all about protecting the children.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#589916 Sep 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
"late nineties/early eighties"
should read
"late SEVENTIES/early eighties"
Jesus Christ, man! Make up your mind!!!

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#589917 Sep 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
But one day, I lost interest completely.
I'm hoping that day comes soon for me.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#589918 Sep 13, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The sun is shining.
The birds are chirping.
The clouds are low and bright white.
And Annie, as usual, is right.
Have a fantastic day!
LOL

You too RR...
Ben Adam

Abington, PA

#589919 Sep 13, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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You're just like Mike.....Always buzzing around irritating people (usually Christians)
So I'm using my handy dandy Super Fly swatter....
S_P_L_A_T
There I got cha
Too bad you don't have the courage to confront John Coffey like that.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#589920 Sep 13, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
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If this topic continues I might wonder if that's why he got bitten.
I would have to wonder that also.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589921 Sep 13, 2013
AnnieJ wrote:
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Thank you for sharing.
I understand how difficult it is to be a single parent.
When I had my daughter I went "over night" from a single female to an instant single parent.
I spent most of my time working trying to earn enough to keep her fed, diapers, doctor bills, day care...clothes for her to wear. If it had not been for my mother...I wouldn't have made it.
I always seemed to run about $20 short every week...she helped with that when she could. She would also come and pick up my daughter and take her home with her for a few days to give me a break...more to allow me to work extra overtime during that time.
Some days I would put in 12-15 hours...come home a be a mom...fall in bed...only to start the whole process over again the next day.
I think that is why I got so upset when you talked about "baby mamas". Some of us tried to do it all on our own. I suppose that I could have gotten some government assistance...I didn't...I did not expect anyone to "pay" for choices that I made.
You seem like a great mama. My mom and my (now deceased) mother-in-law where the same way. Worked hard at work and worked hard at home. Just like you.

I'm sorry if I offended you with the "baby mama" comments, I wasn't trying to. But my heart is hardened beyond belief about the irresponsibility and childishness that a lot of women play today when it comes to "being a single mom".

People like you are a different story. You had your child with your husband. You planned on raising a family, not being a single mom. And I feel sad for you for your loss.

The baby mamas that I'm referring to are the dropdead "egg donors" that I talk about, not people like you.

Hopefully what will clear this up will be this minor explanation; When I talk about "baby mamas", I'm not talking about single moms. To me, they are quite different. Just as different as a father and a "sperm donor".

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#589922 Sep 13, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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Why did youa sk?
Tired of pretending to be a lawyer 27 days a week and waiting for clients to come to you so you are hoping to potential clients to commit crimes?
You getting too old to chase ambulances?
Here I found a quicker way for you
This is a Google search where I used the keywords "man accused of molesting child"
https://www.google.com/search...
There ought to be a lot of clients in there for you
Wait a minute

Hold on

Just a sec

What the

"27 days a week"?

~sniggers~

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#589923 Sep 13, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Laffin. Attention and saluting easy.
Marching and saluting HARD.
*thump*
Hi Mac....Sorry to hear about your arm...I'm glad you can still use it (a little)

You Brits have a funny (silly) sense of humor. When you first came here....Did you think American humor was funny?

Since: Sep 10

United States

#589924 Sep 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Thanks. Esta hogar es católico.
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It Aint Necessarily Sew, my new pseudonym.
Este hogar.

Baby steps.

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