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I particularly like the ultimate end of men being a mystery in the silmarillion. The 3rd music if memory serves? Music is something I can relate to and the dissonance that Melkor caused still makes me mournful, b/c I translate to the fall of the angels and the lake of fire.


I have issues with both books and don't read them, and probably wouldn't again until things are clearer for me on what is and is not permissible. Mostly because of the way my mind works. I feel like a lot of things shouldn't be shared, because I feel like they are private. Some authors seem to feel otherwise and I can't say for certain what their motivation was.

I'm the type of person that sees the speck, and confronts someone on it. When they bring up the plank scripture my response is something as follows. I'm not trying to take it out for you, as I am aware of my own issues...I am pointing it out. Feel free to point out mine. I think the Lord sees the speck and the plank. I'm not sure he cares much about the specks and maybe the enemy is the one who uses that for accusation/condemnation. Not sure...thus my speck quest.

If I can figure out how the Lord views them, I think I can proceed with a lot of fiction and engage a lot of ideas without anxiety over "more specks" sticking to me if that makes any sense.


Not sure. Ty for discussion.
I've heard of some Christians having problems reading them. Totally ok with that, though it's never something I've had a difficulty with. Scripture does leave room for some things being problematic for some Christians and not for others.
 

Mii

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I've heard of some Christians having problems reading them. Totally ok with that, though it's never something I've had a difficulty with. Scripture does leave room for some things being problematic for some Christians and not for others.
it's true, and it is irritating. I think he made us all different and yet similar. Factoring in gifts, callings, position in the body...we have a host of different opinions. Honestly the conscience that each of us has is probably our own personal "call" in a way.

Working out your own salvation and what not.

I find it nice to agree. Particularly on what to guard against and to gain a consensus in general.

I have tons of pop culture, film, novel content to use if it does indeed have utility, just sitting in my memories. I see little reason to search out more because there is so much stuff out there that's just "laced" with something I want nothing to do with.


Christian authors, I'm on the fence about. That's a good thing really. Considering where I am with almost everything...I'm something of a critic ;)
 

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Glad you have returned....remember stay out of the BDF it can get scary there....lol
 
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it's true, and it is irritating. I think he made us all different and yet similar. Factoring in gifts, callings, position in the body...we have a host of different opinions. Honestly the conscience that each of us has is probably our own personal "call" in a way.

Working out your own salvation and what not.

I find it nice to agree. Particularly on what to guard against and to gain a consensus in general.

I have tons of pop culture, film, novel content to use if it does indeed have utility, just sitting in my memories. I see little reason to search out more because there is so much stuff out there that's just "laced" with something I want nothing to do with.


Christian authors, I'm on the fence about. That's a good thing really. Considering where I am with almost everything...I'm something of a critic ;)

Haha, the fact that I AM a Christian writer probably has something to do with my opinions on Christian literature. Literature, mind you. Not just Christian books. There is nothing so irritating to me as a sloppily done "Christian" "book" with bad writing and bad morals...