Streams of Consciousness & Thoughts~~~

  • Christian Chat is a moderated online Christian community allowing Christians around the world to fellowship with each other in real time chat via webcam, voice, and text, with the Christian Chat app. You can also start or participate in a Bible-based discussion here in the Christian Chat Forums, where members can also share with each other their own videos, pictures, or favorite Christian music.

    If you are a Christian and need encouragement and fellowship, we're here for you! If you are not a Christian but interested in knowing more about Jesus our Lord, you're also welcome! Want to know what the Bible says, and how you can apply it to your life? Join us!

    To make new Christian friends now around the world, click here to join Christian Chat.

Lynx

Folksy yet erudite
Aug 13, 2014
18,496
5,037
113
I can never get enough of chocolate. So fits this conscious site.
Are you conscious of chocolate, self-conscious about people seeing you eating chocolate or does it weigh on your conscience how much you have eaten?
 

cinder

Senior Member
Mar 26, 2014
3,974
2,019
113
Why is there a reaction button for indifference? I just can't imagine being indifferent to something yet caring enough to click the reaction button about it. Have people really become so addicted to the sound of their own opinion that they need to express their opinion of having no opinion?
 

Lynx

Folksy yet erudite
Aug 13, 2014
18,496
5,037
113
Okay, okay, a serious answer...

I see the indifference reaction as a negative reaction. You are voicing your opinion that you don't really care, which becomes a disparagement of the topic or post.

It's kind of like using the "meh" emoji, or replying "whatever!" to what somebody has just said.
 

Deade

Called of God
Dec 17, 2017
16,723
10,516
113
75
Vinita, Oklahoma, USA
yeshuaofisrael.org
That's ridiculous. So if married people don't have sex for too long do they run the same risks? How long is too long? How have they narrowed it down all the possible factors to those and what did they do with the celibate singles who aren't perverts and the perverts who aren't deprived of sex for long periods of time?

This could be the springboard for a whole thread of dumbest opinions / beliefs you've ever heard idiots express (but I'd advise against going there since that seems like a recipe for people getting offended because someone thinks their ideas are stupid).
In my first book about the Christian's approach to life and morals, I addressed this seemingly increase in child sexual interest. It may well be related to child porn and any pornography that is becoming more present in our society. When people watch this garbage, demons will jump on you back (in your mind).

That is how the devil and his cohorts work. They plant these images into your mind and whisper into your ear at just the right time. Even when we are offended by something, like child sex, we can become desensitized over time. This is especially useful if Satan can give you a guilty feeling by a suggestion that offends. He can get you to wonder why that came into your mind. Soon, you can start doubting yourself and you own motives. He does this over and over until he changes your outlook on some things. That is why we need to discern when a demon is whispering to us, and do like it says in James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." This works, once you see it is the enemy the jig is up.


this-is-right-smiley-emoticon.gif
 

cinder

Senior Member
Mar 26, 2014
3,974
2,019
113
I think I may have found a good and proper use of the BDF: I'm thinking they might be good resources and fact finders when I want to find out if and where there is any historical or theological support for a new idea I encounter that sounds theologically off. (Not because they cite all their sources, but because there are enough of them that if no one has heard of it and argues for it you know it's a pretty fringe view).
 

Deade

Called of God
Dec 17, 2017
16,723
10,516
113
75
Vinita, Oklahoma, USA
yeshuaofisrael.org
I think I may have found a good and proper use of the BDF: I'm thinking they might be good resources and fact finders when I want to find out if and where there is any historical or theological support for a new idea I encounter that sounds theologically off. (Not because they cite all their sources, but because there are enough of them that if no one has heard of it and argues for it you know it's a pretty fringe view).
Oh, there is child sex in prophecy. The Lord is explaining how things will be right before the battle of Armageddon (Valley of Jehoshaphat).

Joel 3:1 "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink."

It is a common secret in Europe and Asia there are child sex slave rings. Evil is everywhere.


blue-smiley-feeling-sad.gif
 
U

Ugly

Guest
Oh, there is child sex in prophecy. The Lord is explaining how things will be right before the battle of Armageddon (Valley of Jehoshaphat).

Joel 3:1 "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink."

It is a common secret in Europe and Asia there are child sex slave rings. Evil is everywhere.

View attachment 187856
In Europe and Asia? It's no secret that all sorts of trafficking is rampant world wide. It's a nearly 100 billion dollar a year industry. The Superbowl brings in tons of money for traffickers because of the high demand for trafficked children.
There are places in South America where parents sell their children just to put food on the table. You can drive down some roads there and see little girls on the side of the road forced into prostitution.

I heard of a family (I believe in India) that was letting a judge use their child practically for slave labor just to have a little money. The judge was found to be torturing this little girl.

Terrorist organizations make some of their money through human trafficking.

It's not just Europe and Asia and it's not really a secret any longer. There are actually ways to learn how to spot a trafficked child.
There have been stories of UPS drivers, Uber drivers and hotel/motel employees spotting things that seemed wrong and girls got freed by these peoples actions. This is in the US.
 

TamLynn

A heart at rest
Nov 27, 2014
818
841
93
Okay, okay, a serious answer...

I see the indifference reaction as a negative reaction. You are voicing your opinion that you don't really care, which becomes a disparagement of the topic or post.

It's kind of like using the "meh" emoji, or replying "whatever!" to what somebody has just said.
Which one is the 'meh' emoji?!
 
U

Ugly

Guest
In my first book about the Christian's approach to life and morals, I addressed this seemingly increase in child sexual interest. It may well be related to child porn and any pornography that is becoming more present in our society. When people watch this garbage, demons will jump on you back (in your mind).

That is how the devil and his cohorts work. They plant these images into your mind and whisper into your ear at just the right time. Even when we are offended by something, like child sex, we can become desensitized over time. This is especially useful if Satan can give you a guilty feeling by a suggestion that offends. He can get you to wonder why that came into your mind. Soon, you can start doubting yourself and you own motives. He does this over and over until he changes your outlook on some things. That is why we need to discern when a demon is whispering to us, and do like it says in James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." This works, once you see it is the enemy the jig is up.

View attachment 187849
Yet the mention was not about pornography. The comment I saw was about catholic priests having sex with kids because they are required to be celibate. Rather than thinking easy access to children attracts certain kinds of people.
And, naturally, that same thinking would have to be applied to any celibate single. Pornography is not intended to be a factor in this specific scenario.
 

Deade

Called of God
Dec 17, 2017
16,723
10,516
113
75
Vinita, Oklahoma, USA
yeshuaofisrael.org
Yet the mention was not about pornography. The comment I saw was about catholic priests having sex with kids because they are required to be celibate. Rather than thinking easy access to children attracts certain kinds of people.
And, naturally, that same thinking would have to be applied to any celibate single. Pornography is not intended to be a factor in this specific scenario.
Why do you have to act like your username. You need to read what was presented which was a soft link to watching porn. The exact sentence: It may well be related to child porn and any pornography that is becoming more present in our society.

It was a suggestion that it may be what's affecting our society. It was put there to accept or reject without the unkind words. I was always taught that if you can't say something nicely don't say anything at all. You post was most unnecessary. :cool:
 
U

Ugly

Guest
Why do you have to act like your username. You need to read what was presented which was a soft link to watching porn. The exact sentence: It may well be related to child porn and any pornography that is becoming more present in our society.

It was a suggestion that it may be what's affecting our society. It was put there to accept or reject without the unkind words. I was always taught that if you can't say something nicely don't say anything at all. You post was most unnecessary. :cool:
She was responding to what I wrote. And in context porn had nothing to do with that. If my pointing out the purpose of and conditions of the topic I brought up hurts your feelings then it's your problem, not mine. So it Was necessary because it was off topic to what I was presenting when I brought it up.
 

Deade

Called of God
Dec 17, 2017
16,723
10,516
113
75
Vinita, Oklahoma, USA
yeshuaofisrael.org
Ugly runs this place.
And he is self described non Christian. No wonder he get on everyone's nerves. Ugly's claim my post was off topic is not valid. I made a suggestion that my subject might result in the topic being discussed was more commonplace. Nothing wrong with exploring all avenues, but cinder seemed to take exception calling it fringe. The evil in today's society is anything but fringe. :(
 

Tommy379

Notorious Member
Jan 12, 2016
7,589
1,146
113
And he is self described non Christian. No wonder he get on everyone's nerves. Ugly's claim my post was off topic is not valid. I made a suggestion that my subject might result in the topic being discussed was more commonplace. Nothing wrong with exploring all avenues, but cinder seemed to take exception calling it fringe. The evil in today's society is anything but fringe. :(
I wasn't aware this thread had a particular topic.
 

Tommy379

Notorious Member
Jan 12, 2016
7,589
1,146
113
I remember awhile back, Ugly was saying we needed more moderators. I think he was trying to make a back door case for himself becoming a mod.

Could you imagine the despotic landscape CC would become.?
 
J

Jennie-Mae

Guest
Y’all can be glad I’m not a mod. It would be a power trip from the moment I was appointed until the moment I was shot down in flames and hauled off of the scene😄.