Heh, just to let you know, the therapist started crying today. Admitted that I can’t ever “get over” this kind of love. Says the only thing she can really work on with me, is coping with things now. So, yeah… fun stuff, just figured I’d see if you had a take on that.
I would just like to tell you, that I am not rolling over your comment. I do appreciate what you said, it just seems like people think it is easy to do. I begin counseling on Monday, to try and help with the remaining issues I have. My problems in my post are the people who just sound cold, and apathetic to the situation. You do seem like an intelligent individual though, and I thank you for giving an honest opinion without scorn or negativity.
Wow long reply and this is going to be difficult to respond it cause it isn’t in a thread. how depressing. lol.
“I know many Christians who believe the story of Geniuses to be a figurative story not a literal one. They do not believe the world was created in 6 days but instead subscribe to the prevailing scientific theory that it formed over billions of years slowly evolving into the intelligent creatures we are today. They reconcile their belief in God and the scientific findings by believing that God is simply the great architect behind the scientific processes and that their scriptures are meant to teach them a lesson not history. As a side note; I find this to be a much more eloquent belief system; in my mind were an all powerful god to exist creating the world over billions of years through the intricate processes being discovered by science shows more awesomeness of power and creativity than simply creating the world as expressed latterly in Geniuses.”
OK. Evolution with a big ‘E’ does not coincide with genesis. But that is a debate to be held with theistic evolutionists. I have no problem with the idea of natural selection taking place over the last 10,000 years or so. I do have a problem with christians who, in an attempt to not argue with scientists, says they can have both. They can’t. They’re merely sitting on the fence and making absolutely nothing make sense. The main idea of the bible is that Christ(God) came to earth to save men from their sin. They fell into sin in Genesis 3 which resulted in death. In the garden of Eden there was no death. So if God used scientific Evolution to create the world over billions of years, then christ came to save us from and conquer a death that exsisted efore the world even fell into sin.
Point being, I wouldn’t praise christians who decide to be wishy washy in their beliefs just to accomadate the rest of the world.
As an atheist I would have to say that “Atheists believe that there is no God” does not accurately describe my thoughts on the matter.
Well that’s fine for you, i was just going with the dictionary definition of “atheist” which is “•someone who denies the existence of god.” So i apologize for that asumption, but i guess the word atheist has grown to include a wider variety of people.
“Belief in God or lack of Belief in God or Disbelief in God are all a matter of faith not a matter of knowledge.”
You failed to mention that belief in Evolution is just as much a matter of faith as believing in God Himself. I’m just clarifying that that was what I was getting at with that part.
Intelligence, beauty, morality can all still exist without a God and one can find a meaning to life without the inclusion of God.
This is where it gets complicated. I should not have worded it as I did. Of course people see beauty, intelligence, morality and things like that in the world without a faith in God. However, without God, nothing is absolute, especially morality.
Look at the animal kingdom. If we evolved from there then somewhere along the way we developed some sort of sense of right and wrong. We have laws about killing eachother. But what really makes murder right or wrong? just whatever the population says at the time? All rules are completely arbitrary when created by men and change over time so there is no absolute ‘good’ and there for no absolute standards of morality. In some parts of the world it’s legal to kill your child up until it is ready to be born. Is that moral? currently people say maybe. 50 years ago most would have said no. In other parts of the world infanticide has been legal and practised (though i think it’s illegal everywhere now, even though it still happens). Most people in this country would consider that immoral… At least I hope so. But who knows what people will think in 50 years? That’s because people have no basis for their morality. It’s whatever people *think* is ok. So if it’s based on opinion, then who are you or me to tell them they’re wrong? What makes you right?
Now i’ve heard the arguement that christians are just as arbitrary because we say our basis for morality is God and who are we to decide that God’s will is good. Funny thing is it goes back to the preconcieved notions I was talking about. The atheists leads you to each individual deciding what’s good. Mine leads me to God deciding what’s good. And why do I follow what He says? To get into heaven? to avoid hell? no and no. Is God good simply because God is good? well yes, and no. I follow God’s will and I find absolute morality in Him because He created the world, and more importantly because He Loves Me. I started with the basis of “the bible is true” and found all the answers, life’s purpose, morality, beauty, and intelligence, none of which, starting from this view point, is arbitrary and all of it makes sense. The evolutionist starts with the big bang, has billions of unexplained years, arbitrary and changing morality, as well as skin deep beauty and intelligence(i’m not saying people aren’t beautiful inside, but that the inside beauty you find is so shallow compared to the beauty that you find in Christ alone). I’m not trying to insult anyone. I just want to show how much more alive and amazing the world is when you see it as it is through the lens of the bible.
Hey, the only way to do this i know of, i have a fake facebook account, if you put a request in, i can link it to my real one, then you can see me, i only use the fake one coz i dont want to put my real details on here.
Fake one is - grand pud, nobody else by that name on fb, it’s easy to find.
Dead By New Years wrote: …My father owns the…… *sigh*.. Just forget it.
Yea your dad owns the biggest animal shelter in new England. Big deal, no one cares about animal shelter’s that’s why they are all severely underfunded. So this idea that your dad is some big wig because he owns an animal shelter is a bit silly.
What’s the animal shelter; I live in the New England area and have many relatives in the force. So if your dad is this supper guy, I might know him.
So the question I really have for you is why you are embellishing your story? Is the abuse you are talking about real and this is how you deal with it? or is there something else at work that is driving you to this?
If the abuse is real; than you really do need to go tell the police; its not healthy for you to continue to deal with this major problem in the self destructive way you are exhibiting here.
If you don’t trust police for some reason; than call child protected services at
Massachusetts Child Abuse Hotline Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services
wow you have done no research on it at all and are basically talking out of your @ss. You are one the millions who just reads a bit here and a bit there and knows actually knows nothing about the subject but pretends to just to have something to say. If you are having a bad day and or just generally not helpful just move on and walk away with what little dignity you have left. If you cant take a simple you were not very helpful then you do need some help. I suggest starting a new post on how to not be jerk to people. If you have nothing nice to say and just want to be a jerk then please go post on someone elses topics. thank you and please do the classy thing and leave it at this. If you noticed I decided to shout instead of posting it on the topic cause I didnt want to continue filling it with useless junk. It was meant to be informative not negative. if you would have read the topic it asked nicely only for positive feedback but I guess in your misplaced aggression and uncontrolable need to be a jerk you missed that. there are plenty of people saying atkins is crap I can get that anywhere I was looking for the other side of the coin and all you contributed was an attitude. grow up and learn to act helpful .
This is your last warning, Please stop arguing with every user you come across in a post, if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say it at all and move on to a different post where you can actually help someone rather than offending them.
Just wanted to say that some of the things said to “MothMan” in your shoutrail with him http://help.com/user/301873-mothman/s… maybe considered offensive to the user, please just re frame from using such comments, we’re here to get along and help other people, not to figure out who’s smarter/richer/brainier than each other.
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Yea i was never an atheist i just always had questions about christianty or faith period. But now i have a better understanding of it. Life is less stressful with God in your life or atleast for me it is.
Lol you are a mess. But i am looking forward to that tropical wedding :)
Things are going good. Im getting God back in my life after running for so long. School is still a little stressful but ill make it. I talked to him today actually. I rather me and him be friends because i have soo much to work on and with a guy comes distraction….