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Godly Relationships 8: CooperationAre you dating someone who understands the importance of cooperation? Or are you seeing someone who's more self-centered than that? And before you answer, here's something to consider: happy couples learn the wisdom of "give and take," not the foolishness of "me first."
Cooperative relationships flourish over time, one-sided relationships don't. So if you're dating someone who says, "It's my way or the highway," choose the highway. And choose it now.
Libertarianism vs liberalism Libertarianism vs liberalism
Freedom is necessarily intertwined with responsibility. The two are as inseparable as two sides of a coin, or cause and effect. This is a philosophical fact, and one that should dictate the tenets of any political ideology. To say otherwise, is both factually and ethically wrong. In this short essay, I hope to explain why I am so hostile to contemporary “liberalism”, and why libertarianism (or classical liberalism) is a superior ideology.
Libertarians want individual freedom, combined with individual responsibility. Liberals, on the other hand, want individual freedom, combined with collective respon
Godly Relationships 11: Listen To Your ConscienceBilly Graham, correctly observed, "Most of us follow our conscience as well as we follow a wheelbarrow." We push it in front of us in the direction we want to go." To do so is a profound mistake. Yet all of us have failed to listen to the voice that God planted in our hearts, and all of us have suffered the consequences.
God gave you a conscience for a very good reason: to make your path conform to His will. Wise believers make it to a practice to listen carefully to that quiet internal voice. Count yourself among that number. When your conscience speaks, listen and learn. In all likelihood, God is try to get His message through, and it is th
Godly Relationships 6: Focus On Spiritual StuffIs Christ the focus of your life? Are you fired with enthusiasm for Him? Are you an energized Christian who allows God's Son to reign over every aspect of your day? Make no mistake: that's exactly what God intends for you to do.
God has given you the gift of eternal life through His Son. In response to God's priceless gift, you are instructed to focus your thoughts, your prayers, and your energies upon God and His only begotten Son. To do so, you must resist the subtle yet powerful temptation to become a "spiritual dabbler."
A person who dabbles in the Christian faith is unwilling to place God in His rightful place: above all other things. Re
I Am A MessengerAll of these things I have written.
All these philosophies I have created.
All these writings I have made.
All the warnings and positive messages I have written in them.
.....I now know why I do them.
I was born in this world for a purpose.
It wasn't just to live my life. It wasn't just to enjoy life.
I am here to speak and listen to others.
I am here to debate.
I am here to create.
..................I know at least one purpose about why I'm here.
I don't know all the answers.
I myself ask many of the same questions you ask knowingly or unknowingly.
But I take solace and peace in the fact that I now know one reason why I was born here.
I........Am A Messenger.
Armageddon (The True Story)
Many believe that we are living in what the Bible calls "the last days." But they are not really sure what that means. Last days of what? End of what? Will planet earth and all life on it be destroyed in some global conflagration? Will there be survivors?
Well, get out that Bible and get ready to be pleasantly surprised at what the book of Revelation really has to say about that classic of all battles - Armageddon!*
* see my June 17th journal entry
Anti-Bullying campaigns are ineffectiveAnti-Bullying campaigns are not going to do fucking shit to stop the goddamn bullshit in schools. The reason why is schools are doing absolutely nothing to teach any sort of sense of right or wrong from an early age. They are just blindly teaching skills to people. If you guys really want to stop bullying start teaching humanitarian principles and tolerance at a young age, and give the teachers the right to physically restrain violent kids. Also allow security guards to be in the classrooms and force all students to sign a physical restrainment waiver or that they can't go to school there. That will open up more jobs for people in a currently
She Isn't Teacups and SaucersShe isn't teacups and saucers, she's tall stone wear mugs
She isn't sweet and slow as much as she is fast at taking as much as she can get
She drains people like she does her mugs
Gulping down all they offer
Down to the dregs
Until there is nothing she hasn't consumed
And then she casts them off to the side
Ignoring, or maybe not caring
As they shatter against the wall, the floor, the cabinets
And lie there forever
Broken shards of their former glory
No longer useful
While she reaches out for another
Still steaming with promise
InfernoWe all have callings in life. Whether it is in our blood or moulded by the actions we taken in life, we all have a purpose. There are those who can take life as it comes, but there are those special few, who can see the bigger picture and who can see the pieces in play. Some will help this world and some will hinder it. Then there are those who wish to release the inferno that hungers for destruction like a caged beast. They wish it either out of pleasure or to wipe the slate clean and stop the world from descending further down the path it is on. The world is dying, from pollution and other actions of man. We reproduce at a rate which the creation of food supplies cannot cope. Law systems a primitive and sometimes unjust, even in countries more developed than third world ones. The smiles of industrial moguls belie the greed for wealth that lies in their hearts and yet they can amass so much that it is sometimes difficult to see how they could ev
Again?So. You have returned to me again.
I already give you a rant about the world and its fortunate inhabitants- not enough, judging by the situation presented now.
Alright. Fine. Let's cover another topic. Hmm, death. Interesting pick.
Let me be honest with you, I really don't know where to start, since death is the end of everything. There is no beginning of death- death, is the end of something. The end of someone, dead. They say that death is actually a fresh start, you know, heaven and hell stuff and what not. Well, let me tell you one thing. I don't know what lies after death. He doesn't know, she doesn't know, they don't know, everyone,
The Ketchup Girl
Amy Kraffire was one of the weirdest girls in school, maybe even the entire town. She always carried a huge ketchup bottle around school. How could Ivan even begin to understand her strange doings?
One day at lunch, Ivan dared to approach Amy. “Why do you have ketchup?” He asked in his rudest voice. Instead of shying away, the girl jutted her chin out, “Why don’t you?” It was extremely dull and a bit of a boring comeback, to say the least. A boy walking beside Ivan sneered, “Because we’re not weird!” Before Amy could respond, she was whisked away by a group of girls and a tea
Animal Rights Quote 5 'There will come a time when we will decipher the language of the whale. Hopefully there will be whales left to communicate with.'
~ Anthony Douglas Williams, 'Inside the Divine Pattern'
Conversation sur la religion"J’aimerais aussi avoir en quelques lignes votre avis personnel sur la contribution de ce "Master Religion" à une meilleure connaissance des questions religieuses dans nos sociétés. Vos recherches personnelles vous ont-elles fait changer d’avis sur tel ou tel groupe religieux ? Dans quel sens ? etc."
J’ai toujours pensé la religion dans son ensemble, sa totalité. Pour être tout à fait exact, le phénomène (si phénomène il y a) de croyance (je ne parle même pas de « foi ») m’est en grande partie étranger. Sénèque parle : « … comme chacun aime mieux croire que juger, de même au sujet de la vie jamais on ne juge, on croit toujours. » (De la vie heureuse, I). Ceci étant dit, la question religieuse se pose aussi de façon plus pratique. Le master est en effet utile, et, encore une fois, par cet aspect transdisc
The Commonality of ReligionsThe commonality of all religions is that mankind is a fallen creature that needs some way of elevating itself to its true purpose. This is often substituted for sacrifice to a perceived higher power. In reality, the most high power would require a perfect sacrifice which we obviously could not offer. This problem has been overcome through the utilization of the perfect sacrifice; Jesus Christ.
100ThemesChallenge - StillOh all the world's on fire, in this midday heat. The asphalt glimmers and creates swimming pools that levitate and shake. The sun washes out the colours; everything looks liked bleached bones. We stuff ourselves on chain-restaurant food. Even the smallest portions are too much. I miss Europe and its digestible allotments, its dark skies, moody reflections. My skin feels warm like darned wool. I look at my elbow and there's a string hanging down. I go to pull it away, and to my surprise it's not attached to my rolled shirt sleeve. It's a piece of my elbow. I tug gingerly and it begins to unravel. I look around quietly, wondering whether or not
The Worlds We Live InThe theory of multiverse states that there are an infinite number of realities, each pertaining to a unique set of events, so every possible combination is covered. Which means everything is not only possible, but probable. Which means some where across the cosmos, on a planet just like this one, a person just like you, just stood up and learnt to fly.
The Equality We Longed ForBe you black or white, you are human,
Be you Indian, Asian, European, American or African, you are human.
Be you Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Atheist, Hindu, Pagan or Agnostic, you are human.
Be you homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, asexual, pansexual or transsexual, you are human.
Be you clever, sporty, artistic, musical, taciturn, gregarious, optimistic, or pessimistic, you are human.
Be you Socialist, Communist, Fascist, Liberal, a Marxist, a Thatcherite, Left-wing, Right-wing, or apathetic, you are human.
Be you a Dualist, a Nihilist, an Idealist, a Realist, a Materialist, a Kantist or a Utilitarian, you are human.
The Disenchanted YouthOur youth has this desire to be seperate, and to be blameless. So they point fingers and say no, you abandoned us and they drink their drink, and smoke their smokes and they say we don't understand them. And we don't. Because the problem isn't that this generation has chosen anger, misery, and addiction as idols; it is that the other generations don't understand why.
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`ChewedKandi has certainly gone out of her way to keep the vector community on the right path. Always making sure that her talents are infinitely scalable, Sharon has put her bezier curves to excellent use, and firmly anchored herself as an inspirational leader. We're absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for June 2013 to `ChewedKandi. Congratulations, Sharon! Read More