Streams of Consciousness & Thoughts~~~

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Dino246

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Note to self: non-single persons have been known to congregate in Singles.

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cuz Singles really is the best place to hang out around here.
 

cinder

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Most days and weeks at work aren't bad and might be even mildly enjoyable. This week is one that has left me inventing new games like whack-a-phone and wondering if instead of shell shocked you can get phone ringing shocked and what sort of therapy might be available for that.

Let's just say that even though I know my job is to be on the phone and answering calls, I've spent way too much time on the phone this week. Makes me kind of glad I'm single and don't have to interact with other human beings after I get home.
 
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Ugly

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I stopped reading after you accused me of lacking faith. I've spent nearly 30 years struggling with God feeling distant. Watching my life get worse and worse. I used to be in youth leadership, youth praise and worship. I went to crack town and witnessed. Church. Bible studies. Personal bible reading. Prayer. Listened to sermons by quality preachers. Listen to Christian music. I was very outspoken about my faith. I engaged in personal worship.
Yet I never felt God was close.
And with my life spiraling and getting worse and God not any closer I maintained my faith for nearly two decades. And you want to tell me I lack faith? Yet the bible says the faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. And I maintained mine for 30 years as things got worse. And you say I lack faith???
Typical thoughtless churchy answer. It takes zero thought or effort to make accusations and shows a complete and utter lack of anything personal or any degree of depth. Just parroting religious tripe.
 

Lynx

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Hey Ugly, a little context here would be great. I don't see any post in the last good while that said you lacked faith.

Or were you venting about people in general or somebody local you were talking to?
 

VincentG

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I don't like the phrase "God only gives you as much as He knows you can handle."

I don't think it's Biblical, and I don't think it's true.

I have been given many things in my life that I could not handle. I can think of many things that could happen in the future that I know I would not be able to handle. At all.

If I could handle everything, why would I need to run to God? Why would I need to give Him any of that burden if He's only giving me what I can carry on my own?
I think some where in there you answered your own question.
 
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Ugly

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I think some where in there you answered your own question.
I think you may want to look at the dates of posts before responding to them. As well as the last time the user was online.
That's a 5 year old post by a user that's not been on for months.
 

Jewel5712

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I think you may want to look at the dates of posts before responding to them. As well as the last time the user was online.
That's a 5 year old post by a user that's not been on for months.
That was hard for me to realize to when first starting out..especially if someone revives an old thread..
 

VincentG

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I think you may want to look at the dates of posts before responding to them. As well as the last time the user was online.
That's a 5 year old post by a user that's not been on for months.
I think you have issues and need to prctice what you say you believe..because brother your sure not showing the fruits of the holy spirit as I can tell not in any of your post...your probably not ugly ..just feel the conviction in you is very ugly. I for one will keep you up in prayer.
 

tourist

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That was hard for me to realize to when first starting out..especially if someone revives an old thread..
The Streams thread is an old thread too. Most of my own threads are over 4 years old but ongoing like this thread, SYM, and Not By Works. Some of the members though that have written an old post no longer exist as members so they are probably not worth replying to.
 
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Ugly

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I think you have issues and need to prctice what you say you believe..because brother your sure not showing the fruits of the holy spirit as I can tell not in any of your post...your probably not ugly ..just feel the conviction in you is very ugly. I for one will keep you up in prayer.
Actually I have stated recently my questioning my beliefs and don't currently claim to be a Christian.
And the name ugly is meant to be funny. If you'd asked me why I picked it rather than assuming you'd know that.
The conviction in me is ugly? What does that even mean?
And how is informing you that the person you're talking to is no longer active and the post is 5 years old unchristian? I'd love to see your logic for that being wrong.
 

tourist

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I think you have issues and need to prctice what you say you believe..because brother your sure not showing the fruits of the holy spirit as I can tell not in any of your post...your probably not ugly ..just feel the conviction in you is very ugly. I for one will keep you up in prayer.
I don't think Ugly has issues as he is a well respected member and has raised a valid point. I find myself at times to responding to a post that is years old and no longer relevant.