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Message 1267521 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 13:57:01 UTC

Or would you shun me?

"Dear Lord, I ask you on this, your favorite day.
To choose me and make me more worthy in your eyes than I was yesterday."

I have sinned sooo much, and as such, can only pray for your glory to be bestowed upon me.

Please, my Lord, choose me as one of the lowly sinners you kindly raise up to find your glory.

I know I am not really worthy, but could you?

Amen.

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Message 1267527 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 14:14:50 UTC
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My loving Father, who art in heaven now, please hear my prayer.

May your kingdom come, may your will he done.
This day, as I know it is in heaven.

Might you deem me worthy to pass on you blessings to me, as I know you have so many times in my life before this.

And might you call me when this time comes, to be by your side forever.

Amen.

OH, and my kitties too?
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Message 1267552 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 15:34:43 UTC
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I know and understand that many, if not most, of you do not feel as I do.

Scientific minds don't always have a religious bent in them. They are focussed on other thingys/.

I would ask just a moment of that time........
To recognize why we are all here.

HE made this for us to ask answers. Eric.

HE gave us the reason to look outside of our known realm, did he not?

It's the reason I am here.
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Message 1267554 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 15:43:42 UTC
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And in my defense.......
NONE of you could possibly have been through what I have.
Don't even try to go there.......it's a nasty place and I'd rather not revisit it today. Don't make me go there. Not today, please.


I have enough to deal with knowing that those who I once counted as friends have mostly dismissed me.
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Message 1267559 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 16:24:24 UTC - in response to Message 1267554.

And in my defense.......
NONE of you could possibly have been through what I have.
Don't even try to go there.......it's a nasty place and I'd rather not revisit it today. Don't make me go there. Not today, please.


I have enough to deal with knowing that those who I once counted as friends have mostly dismissed me.


Listen Mark
We all have problems, so don't dismiss everyone else's as trivial when compared to yours.
Hell, you aren't the only alcoholic depressive in the world but I think you'll find that most of whatever is bothering you will go away if you lay off the booze.

To complain that "friends" have dismissed you is to minimize the confrontational positions you take with people in here.
Give up on the megalomania and your overestimation of your position as a member of the project and you may find people somewhat more receptive to your musings.

You seem to have invested too much of your self image and identity into being Mr. Big Crunch while ignoring basic human decency.

Notice that I've said all of this without dropping F bombs.

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Message 1267578 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 17:21:58 UTC - in response to Message 1267559.

And in my defense.......
NONE of you could possibly have been through what I have.
Don't even try to go there.......it's a nasty place and I'd rather not revisit it today. Don't make me go there. Not today, please.


I have enough to deal with knowing that those who I once counted as friends have mostly dismissed me.


Listen Mark
We all have problems, so don't dismiss everyone else's as trivial when compared to yours.
Hell, you aren't the only alcoholic depressive in the world but I think you'll find that most of whatever is bothering you will go away if you lay off the booze.

To complain that "friends" have dismissed you is to minimize the confrontational positions you take with people in here.
Give up on the megalomania and your overestimation of your position as a member of the project and you may find people somewhat more receptive to your musings.

You seem to have invested too much of your self image and identity into being Mr. Big Crunch while ignoring basic human decency.

Notice that I've said all of this without dropping F bombs.

Friend......and notice I still called you such......without dropping the F bomb, although I can at will.

Being nice to me does not automatically save you....LOL.


And, this is not really newness on my part........
Just a little renewed calling from the Lord to share what I know as the truth with others. I am sure you may have noticed m references to His calling now and again over the last year.

I'm not gonna be overbearing about it.......of course.


But, a couple of like minded soul searching friends would not hurt.

Jump in, the baptismal is fine.

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Message 1267585 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 17:33:04 UTC
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Tying a few things together.......

My love of my country.
My love of barbershop quartet singing.
And my love of the Lord.

NO, church and state are NOT separate in my view........they are one and the same.

This is some mighty fine bbshop singing.

He who has not raised his voice in the name of his Lord had not spoken a word.
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Message 1267728 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 22:36:13 UTC - in response to Message 1267585.



NO, church and state are NOT separate in my view........they are one and the same.


How would this work in your mind?
Who's beliefs represent this blended state you seem to want?
Does the president get to decide which version of faith is the truth, or is it congress or the senate?

If an Odin worshipper becomes president will you switch over?
What if a satanist were president?
Where's the cut-off if there's no seperation between church and state?

Think fast because there's a Mormon in the race.
If he wins, will you put on some magic underwear and join him?

Maybe it's best that America sticks to it's constitutional government and leaves religion out of the mix.
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Message 1267731 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 22:41:50 UTC

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Message 1267766 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 1:14:15 UTC - in response to Message 1267731.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgYEuJ5u1K0

Robert.......
When it all comes down to it, the only reality I want or require is my own.

Which,I have an increasinly difficult time in grasping these days.

I have sparks of brilliance, and then weeks of darkness.

It's not a joke that my posts come and go in bursts.

My bizzarre behaviour, thogh perhaps obvious, has it's roots in reality.

And sometimes, comedy is NOT funny.

So, when I have a moment, and post a song like This......., please understand It has cost me a lot of pain just to post it.
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Message 1267919 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 14:19:16 UTC

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Message 1269323 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012, 3:59:22 UTC - in response to Message 1267944.

This is Paul Harvey... Good day!


Yep, that's what happens to Mark's trials and tribulations threads when they're moved out of the Cafe over to Politics. The thread dies quickly.
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Message 1269648 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012, 20:26:11 UTC

I thought your first post was a channeling of Randy Travis
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Message 1269744 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012, 23:47:59 UTC - in response to Message 1269648.

I thought your first post was a channeling of Randy Travis


Well, then, it must be political. I mean, so many country songs are political. Just look at Toby Keith and The Dixie Chicks!

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Message 1270009 - Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 16:01:12 UTC - in response to Message 1269744.

you do know Randy Travis was found drunk and naked on the side of the road after crashing his Trans AM
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Message 1270138 - Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 22:19:06 UTC - in response to Message 1270009.

you do know Randy Travis was found drunk and naked on the side of the road after crashing his Trans AM

I don't follow the lives of country music stars much since the mid-80s. But, boy, we sure are discussing politics, aren't we, just as Mark intended when he started this thread, right?

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