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ChrisTillinen

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Hi everyone! I'm not sure what to say here, but just thought I'd post something here as that appears to be customary. I'm a man in my early 40s, hailing from the country of Finland. I grew up in a Christian home, so I've been a believer as far back as I can remember, but there have also been more definite moments of conscious commitment to the faith when I've matured through the years. My interest vary from theology, philosophy and apologetics to occasionally watching some sports like ice hockey and football (soccer as some prefer to call it ;)) and some other quite typical hobbies. I'm not sure how actively I'll post here, but who knows, perhaps I'll become a regular.

I may have missed something about the rules of this site or at least may not completely understand them yet. Noticing the "poems" section in the list of forums, I tried to post something there. The thread was first waiting for approval and then disappeared. I may not be the greatest poet (have only dabbled with it a tiny bit during the last few years), but I think (hope!) that it wasn't removed due to its poor quality. :oops: A more likely explanations seem to be that this has something to do with the posting rights of new members. Or I suppose it's not impossible that a mod took a look at the poem and thought it was "too dark and gloomy" in tone. But that would surprise me a little bit as it wasn't THAT dark, and it did have a sort of implied redemptive ending. I guess it's not smart to speculate about this possibility as it's probably not what happened.
 

ChrisTillinen

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Oh, I see that the pending post was now approved. So never mind about that. :)
 

Isny

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Hello Chris, welcome to Christian Chat! We know you will enjoy your stay here and hope you become a regular. I look forward to reading some of your poetry.

Question: is the main language of the Aland Islands still Swedish or has it slowly become Finnish? Finland is a beautiful place that I would love to visit. Welcome Chris and God bless you. :)
 

ChrisTillinen

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Thanks for the warm welcome, Magenta and Isny.

Regarding Åland islands, yes, Swedish is still the main language there. They are quite intent on keeping their cultural identity (which is understandable).
 

HealthAndHappiness

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Hi. :oops: A more likely explanations seem to be that this has something to do with the posting rights of new members. Or I suppose it's not impossible that a mod took .....
The moderator probably ran a background check and you got red flagged on this...


Don't worry. He's really fair.
 

ChrisTillinen

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The moderator probably ran a background check and you got red flagged on this...


Don't worry. He's really fair.
Or perhaps he was worried about monkeypox. But that's not a risk that my presence carries, never mind whatever other risks there may be.
 

HealthAndHappiness

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Evmur

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Hi everyone! I'm not sure what to say here, but just thought I'd post something here as that appears to be customary. I'm a man in my early 40s, hailing from the country of Finland. I grew up in a Christian home, so I've been a believer as far back as I can remember, but there have also been more definite moments of conscious commitment to the faith when I've matured through the years. My interest vary from theology, philosophy and apologetics to occasionally watching some sports like ice hockey and football (soccer as some prefer to call it ;)) and some other quite typical hobbies. I'm not sure how actively I'll post here, but who knows, perhaps I'll become a regular.

I may have missed something about the rules of this site or at least may not completely understand them yet. Noticing the "poems" section in the list of forums, I tried to post something there. The thread was first waiting for approval and then disappeared. I may not be the greatest poet (have only dabbled with it a tiny bit during the last few years), but I think (hope!) that it wasn't removed due to its poor quality. :oops: A more likely explanations seem to be that this has something to do with the posting rights of new members. Or I suppose it's not impossible that a mod took a look at the poem and thought it was "too dark and gloomy" in tone. But that would surprise me a little bit as it wasn't THAT dark, and it did have a sort of implied redemptive ending. I guess it's not smart to speculate about this possibility as it's probably not what happened.
Yo CT, yeh they was just winding you up :) welcome the CC ... enjoy :)
 

TabinRivCA

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Nice to meet you ChrisTillinen and so glad the Lord led you to CC! Hope you make many friends here, God bless you!