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  1. I only do mild OCs (i.e. 3.3 -> 4.0). I use an NH-D14 ;)
  2. I still OC :) IB @ 4.3 (was 4.5; replacement board hates me). GTX 980 OCed too.
  3. Pre-allocation (iirc it does this) isn't really the same as occupation.
  4. LostWanderer

    Conscience

    It's very interesting that you did photography! I'd like to hear / see more. :) Yeah, at this point I'm just going by my best judgement of scripture. No choice I have leaves my conscience clear... :\ ... I was asked once to shoot portraits where the girl would be wearing a semi-transparent bottom. I told her no, that topless is as far as I'll go; and I'm willing to do that primarily because I think discrimination is wrong. I mentioned in my other thread: men couldn't show their nipples in public until 1937. Via exposure, it became "rated G." Now almost no one is really bothered by a man's chest. Yay for patriarchy *sigh.*
  5. LostWanderer

    Conscience

    Negative on doing a different kind of photography. DSLRs nearly killed the market - everyone has a camera. Just look at the prices of stock photography on shutterstock, etc. As for weddings - that would be far worse. Can't discriminate - so I have to shoot gay weddings too - and that's not happening. But I'm curious about your head to toe comment, because a lot of wedding dresses are more revealing than girls' standard clothing. That's pretty normal around here, I believe. In any case, it'll go great when I remind the bride: "you must not wear a dress that shows anything below the collar bone!" And if that's not in our contract, she can sue me for bailing at the last moment when she doesn't follow that rule. Even if she doesn't sue me, no one would hire me after she complains - and rightfully so. In addition, I don't believe that's what scripture teaches about dress - so, I'd object to doing this on the grounds that it'll make myself and the faith look legalistic and unreasonable. ---- I find the concept of conscience frequently difficult to apply. For example, in my school work (I'm working toward another field, but my school will take ~9 years) I'm required to take general studies (the u.s. education system is a joke) and part of that includes a class on health, which talks about sexuality. It's not pornographic, but it has pictures of anatomy. Should I refuse to take this class, because I feel uncomfortable and have some doubt whether it's acceptable for me to look at that?
  6. LostWanderer

    Conscience

    David, I'll give specifics, but I'm hesitant to do so because I expect this thread to become a debate about the specifics instead of the principle of obeying conscience. No offense, but most Christians are ignorant on the topic - it's one I posted about earlier: modesty (I posted about it on ... 8? forums. The responses in most places were pathetic.) I'm disabled, and either I do photography or I do nothing. It's a sin for me to not work (clear command), so I must do photography if I'm able to. ---------- However, the concept of modesty gets in the way. My conscience (not scripture) makes me ask: should I shoot pictures if the person (male or female, makes little difference to me) isn't wearing long, heavy, loose fitting clothing that reveals nothing but the hands and face? This would eliminate every customer, no one dresses this way except muslims, some IFB girls, and amish. Thus, it leaves me not working and not providing for myself. You'll probably be inclined to respond by telling me that my standard is absurd, and I agree. My conscience gets in the way even though I think this view is nearly indefensible (I was in an IFB church; they misused scripture to drill this concept.) ---------- It gets even more tricky here: what about doing fitness shots: shirtless men? Okay, that's more revealing, but when is "more" enough to say it's wrong? I don't believe this is wrong, either - but again, my conscience gets in the way and tells me I shouldn't do this. Again, though - I'm required to work. To make matters even more complicated, my conscience also tells me that I should stand up for women's rights and support the same freedom for them - especially because they have the added function of feeding their babies... It was 105f one day in my city last month, can you imagine covering a baby for it to feed?... It's illegal to leave dogs in hot vehicles! .. How much more should we say "poor baby?".. Of course, it's for womens' benefit also: they shouldn't have to suffer in the heat; if there's shade and wind, and it's too hot to stay outside, taking off more clothing allows you to continue your task instead of going home to your A/C (if you live in a first world country... what are others supposed to do?) More relevantly, perhaps: I believe it's wrong to discriminate. Either I shoot neither gender topless, or I shoot both (another difficulty!) This one will really inflame people: it's a VERY offensive concept to many, if not most christians, in our country. So, here's another point where it may move to changing my view of modesty rather than dealing with the conscience issue... I'm willing to listen to scripture, but the conscience issue should also be addressed: what happens when another situation comes along and I'm stuck in the middle? This isn't rare, for me. Note: this goes beyond business. Conversations happen where the idea of modesty comes up; if I'm silent, I let the typical church view dominate people in an unhealthy way, and I'm not okay with that. If I speak up, then the possibility of giving wrong advice sears my conscience. ....... So, regarding your last post about being obedient - what *is* obedience for me? Do I follow the clearest command which tells me to work, or do I sit on the side and let everyone else provide for my needs?
  7. LostWanderer

    Conscience

    Deleting my post - misread.. Moment
  8. LostWanderer

    Conscience

    What does it mean for our soul when no matter which choice we make on a matter, our conscience isn't clear? ... If even not choosing (being inactive) offends our conscience?
  9. Don't let the debauchery factor into what she does, but she should consider homeschooling ... because of the debauchery? This is allowing debauchery to factor into her decision.
  10. LostWanderer

    Transgender

    You're thinking from man's perspective only. Homosexual conduct is a gross breach of the picture of Christ being one body with his bride (the church.)
  11. LostWanderer

    Transgender

    Sounds like you're saying that we're evil by nature and some of us are evil by nature in different ways.
  12. LostWanderer

    Why Lying is Always Wrong

    Sorry I got the name wrong. :)
  13. LostWanderer

    Why Lying is Always Wrong

    Actually I didn't pull from a different thread at all, I just had the wrong person in mind. Pouty, in this thread, said: "Were I in high school today and deemed valedictorian, I would lie if the principle told me I had to promise not to thank God and Jesus Christ for giving my life purpose"
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    Why Lying is Always Wrong

    I thought it was in this thread, sorry - bad memory.
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