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Jackofalltrades

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#2743707 Your Vote for Young "Break-Out" Panther Player of the Year

Posted by Jackofalltrades on Yesterday, 08:15 AM

I'll go wit Tavarres King.


#2743293 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

I'm not saying you need religion to be a good or moral person, or even to devote your time here to service. I believe that's just one step and once our time here is done we move on to the afterlife.

I respect your POV's (P'sOV?),I just think there's more to it. On the other end of human condition is the linear thinking where we believe we know it all, or that there is finality in everything.


#2743219 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

So where do the nonbelievers go?


I don't have the answer for that. I have a hard time believing that a living and merciful God would condemn non-believers to such a fate. I've never claimed to have all the answers.


#2743147 Huddle App for iOS now available on iTunes

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 01:34 PM

Above is from a great fresh seafood store in China Grove, by the way.


#2743145 Huddle App for iOS now available on iTunes

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

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#2743079 Offseason Fluff: Gaydosh couldnt sit down.....

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

Happened to me once, too.

It was right after my dad found out about something I said to my mom :blink:


I was really hoping for a prison story.

I am disappoint.


#2743053 Huddle App for iOS now available on iTunes

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

Love it, thanks to all that made it happen. Much easier to use than the android version, IMO.


#2743042 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 11:35 AM

exactly

I'm comfortable saying, every christian i know that values the Bible always quote the legalistic verses that rail against what others do but ignore the legalistic verses that apply to their actions.


That's part of the problem, we're so obsessed with what other people are doing we fail or refuse to look at ourselves.

The Bible addresses it in Matthew 7:3 " Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the plank that is in your own eye."

This is repeated in Luke 6:41 and the same sentiment in Romans 2:1.




#2742909 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 08:46 AM

Remember guys: god loves you all so much that he created a pit of eternal, unimaginable torture to send you if you don't love him back or if you piss him off by masturbating or saying his name with a poo attitude.


Seriously, the fug guys?


That's not at all what I've gotten from the scripture, but if that's how you interpret it...


#2742905 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 18 April 2014 - 08:45 AM

What makes you believe homosexuality is a choice?


I said some people, I'm undecided at the moment as I try to learn more about it.


#2742690 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 17 April 2014 - 09:16 PM

good on you. i've been down the same road of belief and in retrospect it's pretty silly how adamantly opposed fundamentalists are to a literary framework rather than a literal one. the former makes so much more sense and you don't have to deny everything we know about the world and be assholes to gay people.

i'd wager if all christians adopted this paradigm the public annoyance at christians would completely disappear


I have an issue with anyone who thinks they have all the answers. That their denomination is right and what others me most is how they use that to take a position of condemnation, which directly contradicts what Jesus stood for.

The New Commandment Jesus issued at the final supper was "love one another as I have loved you." Jesus was among the criminals, the diseased, the worst of the worst and he wasn't there to pound his chest and condemn, but rather to heal and love. How we, as Christians, have gotten so off track is worrisome.


#2742679 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 17 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

pstall - ifpeople just focused on the red words in the bible and tried as best they can to live those out, less drama and more impact would happen.

This is what it all boils down to. I'm reading a book called Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White by Adam Hamilton. It's about striking a balance between literal and liberal interpretation. See cites missing the big picture because we're having pissing contests over the smaller "issues."

His main talking points are all quotes from Jesus and following his example of...get this...tolerance.

It's re-shaping some of my own beliefs.


#2742653 Summertime Was Great

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 17 April 2014 - 08:34 PM




#2742069 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 17 April 2014 - 09:11 AM

On the internet I will call people stupid, moronic, whatever, if they insist on dealing out this crap because it's not just an internal belief here, its something they go out and attempt to tell us all about, justify, etc.

I can think that Joe Biden is the nicest, hardest working, most knowledgeable in foreign affairs Vice President we've ever had but I better be prepared to be called a lot of names by people that will provide actual, real evidence to the contrary (though a lot of it will be made up/anecdotal type stuff). And that's OK.

Note I don't come around here and say these things.


The Bible tells Christians to be "fishers of men" and the spread the Word. Unfortunately many take that as an opportunity to deride and insult non-believers or those who have different beliefs, both inside and outside the realm of other Christians.

My goal as a Christian is lead by example and make people want to follow because they see something in me they want. I want to be spiritual without being religious. I spent a several years away from the church because I got tired of hypocrisy, division, back stabbing and being around people who just were not living the gospel.

I have a LONG way to go myself, but I am satisfied with my progression and my path now. I think I'm moving in the right direction. As such, I don't understand the Westboro Baptist model of Christianity. I don't understand how that was supposed to advance the belief in God or Jesus. "Hey ***, you're going to Hell" isn't very likely to get people to accept your beliefs.


#2742031 Blake Griffin believes that Earth is 6,000 years old

Posted by Jackofalltrades on 17 April 2014 - 08:46 AM

I agree that "hate" has become more of a rally cry than an actual emotion. However, in a lot of threads here you can see insults tossed around that lead you to believe they're steeped in hatred.

It doesn't bother me that people disagree with my point of view or my beliefs. I'm not offended by atheists. I am, however, bothered by being called an idiot, or moron because we don't see eye to eye on something.




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