The other day i went to the gym before work and stepped on the scale. To my surprise i found i had gained around 25 lbs since the beginning of the year. It was a different scale than the one i used earlier as i joined one of them 24/7 health clubs we have here. The other gym had limited access and plenty more members which made it crowded. So i probably did not gain that much. i liked the fact i was under 200 and now i am more my normal weight.You mean, like heart disease because I like salt and vinegar potato chips? Yeah, that's true. We all live with the repercussions of our actions.
I need to read more and get out once in a while instead of laying around on my days off which will probably be few and far between for the next month or so.I, if I can confess to you, LB, need to be less lazy and write a lot more. And more exercise.
Well i certainly did notice it. I did not recall if you changed your position recently or if you always suspected Jesus existed or was of the opinion Jesus was myth.Fair enough. You'll have to pardon my earlier posts to you - it didn't seem like you appreciated our agreement on these issues earlier, so I kind of went overboard in repeating myself. Sorry about that.
Don't know. Miracles can be subtle. People can change. Stop destructive addictive behaviors and replace them with healthy ones.Well, you believe it happened and transcends culture and experience and all that. And you have good, personal reasons for believing it - or, at least, they appear as good reasons to you.
But you know what? Buddhists have their miracles, Hindus theirs, and all other religions, their miracles. Theirs are equally emotionally and personally important to them as Christ's resurrection is to you.
I dismiss all such claims, not just the ones you make. When Buddhist priests immolate themselves, to this day, Buddha does not appear in the sky, despite that they fervently "know" He does.
Hey, what do you think, LB? Do Buddhist miracles happen?
There are movements within Christianity where people claim to be healed of diseases and all that but i stay away because it all has more of an intellectual appeal. I enjoyed the Bible studies at first with down to Earth people and the discussions. Also group prayer was a big one for me. Now if i attend church the more memorable things i walk away with is the talent of the young violin player and the beauty of the sounds made through her hours of practice. The biggest churches here are near the College and it is mostly young people. The sermons cater to that crowd so i am somewhat of an outsider in that sense. That is fine because nobody is strong arming these people to attend and it gives me hope for the future.What about Hindu ones? Does Yanomami magic work? There's lots of people who "know" these events take place. They know so well that they take place that they never consider otherwise.
No i don't. I can tell you in the past year or so things have changed for the better since i picked up the Bible and decided to give it another whirl. I cannot prove cause and effect. Things worked out better overall than they have in years. That could all change tomorrow or at any time by circumstances that are beyond my control. I don't know where i am going with all this. Not good at chit chat. I did notice your compliment earlier and i thank you for that. i don't have to tell you how smart i think you are because i believe it is obvious to all who read your posts.Isn't it amazing that both you and I don't care that those people "know" their miracles happen? I honestly never lose sleep about it. I don't think you do, either.