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  1. thisnthat

    Pain might not be that bad.

    I think it's good to avoid all meds, IF possible. There are way too many side effects, and yes, some drugs may cloud your thinking. Avoiding dependence/addiction is also a consideration. I don't see them as a stumbling block when needed. I mean, if you think about it, how clear is your head anyway, when you're in excruciating pain? I have chronic pain, which also leads to fatigue and exhaustion. There is nothing clear minded about that feeling. I don't take anything unless I have to. When I need it, I do, and I'm thankful for it.
  2. No, it's definitely not new. I've known about the evil stuff for a long time. It's the blatant hate that was like a slap in the face. It's the outright attacks that caught me a bit off guard, especially coming from the "inclusive" and "tolerant" ones. I don't wish to look up anything having to do with devil worship. I want to steer clear of that but point taken.
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    The Beast Starts to Take Form

    Yeah, that makes sense. Thanks for the link. Good read. I can see something like this being used by the beast though, so why make it any easier for him? ha ha. I see why people are afraid of it. I think it will be used for evil by governments (even if not yet by the beast). It's way too intrusive, so I don't like anything about it. Relating it to the mark just made it even less appealing.
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    The Beast Starts to Take Form

    That's a very interesting take on the matter, @atpollard . It does make sense (and it also makes more sense of the extreme "political correctness" we see today). At the same time, I've always been taught that it would be a mark. I have to admit, I don't like the sound of having a chip implanted. It definitely gave me pause. I too questioned whether or not something like this would be the mark.
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    Do you make money online?

    Also, if you have skills, you can earn better money by freelancing. You might start out selling "gigs" on a site called Fiverr. There are lots of other freelance sites as well, for writing, photography, design, and more. The PTC (paid to click) sites are slow earners. GPT (get paid to) offer small tasks. There are survey sites as well, but they are hit or miss. There are sites and forums dedicated to making money online, which can be good sources of info. You can see which sites people recommend and which ones they say to avoid. Good luck.
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    Helping the Poor

    I don't know where you get your "facts." Feeding America says that 1 out of 7 people go hungry every year. Many of these are "working poor" as well. Food banks are put in place for a reason. Even if you don't think Americans count, there are poor people all over the world.
  7. That was my first question. Why is everyone making out in a cartoon for kids? Aren't they faced with this kind of thing soon enough without it also being embedded into their entertainment? Can't we just let kids be kids? There is enough brainwashing in public schools. At least we have more control over what they watch on TV.
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    Helping the Poor

    I think "the poor" can indicate anyone who is in need. Maybe they have been temporarily hit with hard times or maybe they have been poor all their lives. I don't think it really matters. I don't know where you got that idea. There are plenty of poor people in the US. Not everyone here is "rich."
  9. Exactly. This is how I believe as well. We can't always judge whether or not someone is saved, because even saved people still sin. Maybe that's one of the reasons that we're told not to judge. We're not very good at it. Only God knows a person's heart. On topic, I don't know how people think they can "stop" being a Christian, if they really were one in the first place.
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    Traditional Hymns or Contemporary Music?

    I get choked up every time I hear or especially sing "The Old Rugged Cross." Just thinking about what Jesus had to go through for us, for me... it touches my heart. "Amazing Grace" has always been one of my favorites. Not only is it beautiful, but it's also very inspiring. "How Great Thou Art," is a favorite of mine. It makes me think about all the things He has made and done for us. Even something as simple as a breeze is made for us, to refresh us. He takes such good care of us..
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    Praying For Money

    I don't know @Zero. It seems to me that we can ask God for anything. He may not feel that what we are asking for is in our best interest. Then, He might say no. I still think it's okay to ask. Like a child asking for something from a parent. Kids may think that what they are asking is important and necessary, but the parent may know better. I think it works the same way with God.
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    Helping the Poor

    That's true, @Ali_s we can all make a difference. It doesn't always require giving cash in order to help someone. You can make someone's life a little better just by lending a helping hand or calling in to let them know that someone cares. What about the "pay it forward" thing? Is anyone into doing that kind of stuff? It happened to us recently. The person ahead of us paid for our purchase. It really makes your day (even though we didn't really need it It would be nice to do for someone in need though). Also, what about "charity begins at home?" Do you feel that you should give more to your relatives and stuff first, even if they aren't quite as needy as those who receive help from various charities?
  13. That may actually be part of the problem though, @nailah783. Some people think that if they don't change your mind, you weren't listening. Frankly, there are few serious issues on which I'm going to change my mind at this point. I know what I believe. I know some of these topics backwards and forwards, and I've heard the arguments. That doesn't mean that I can't still understand why someone else feels the way they do about a certain subject. It doesn't mean I "hate" them. We don't all have to agree on everything in order to treat each other with decency.
  14. Thanks for the laugh. I can almost picture them actually doing something like this. Huffpo doesn't have the market on feigned outrage, but they are indeed pretty good at it. We could insert the names of several different "news" outlets in this satire piece and it would read the same. The "highly professional, unbiased journalists" part was the funniest.
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    Canada - "Don't teach Bible verses that offend the LGBT"

    Well said, friend. We tiptoe around everyone else yet do things that are wholly offensive to our Savior. That just doesn't make any sense. Man, that's messed up. That really hit me, even though I should already know it. Thanks for that. What's more is how some people find any mention of God to be "offensive." I don't know what they are so afraid of. Do they think the mere mention will somehow convert them?
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