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Whistling in the graveyard...

 
 
Treya
 
Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 04:51 pm
I've always taken that phrase as meaning you are in a place deemed as "scary" and so to try to distract yourself you whistle a happy toon.

This thought came to mind today at lunch with a "christian" friend of mine. She let loose on her opinion of my recent change in lifestyles. She told me "YOU ARE GOING TO HELL ROBIN, DON'T YOU GET IT? DOESN'T THAT SCARE YOU?"

Errr... no. Not so much anymore.

Especially coming from someone who just had an affair less than a year ago on her husband, and has told me of countless incidents within HER church of people having affairs, breaking up marriages, and singing praises to the "Lord" the whole time.

But it's ok for them you see. Because they repented.

Is that suppose to convince me of the reality of "hell"?

Christians apparently don't REALLY fear it, so why should I?

Whistling in the graveyard.

That is all that is happening within the church lately.

It's a dead place, with a bunch of dead people, trying to preach "life" to each other.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 05:03 pm
Nice to see you, Robin. How are you?
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 05:09 pm
Good to see you too gus. Doing fine. How you doing?
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 05:12 pm
Wow, that's a pretty heavy change of heart!
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flushd
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 05:14 pm
Poignant, heph.
Your 'friend' sounds a bit intense. Laughing

Hmm, most of my friends would see going to hell as a good thing! It's all about perspective, I guess.

It's always nice to see you, you know that. Smile
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 05:19 pm
Yeah it sure is littlek... LOL

I am less than an inch from renouncing belief in God. No joke.

I have a question for the christians here in this place:

If God's love is so unconditional, why does He put so many conditions on "serving" Him?
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 05:20 pm
It's a good question, Heph. Not being christian, really, I'll pass on trying to answer it.
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 05:24 pm
Hey flushd... Very Happy Good to see you too. Ummm intense... maybe... however self-righteous is the first word that comes to mind for me really. LOL

Now... to wait for an answer to my question.

I do hope someone will take that on. Cool

It's ok littlek. I understand. Smile
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:14 pm
hephzibah wrote:
If God's love is so unconditional, why does He put so many conditions on "serving" Him?



who says he put the conditions on it, my beef with religion has always been, that it is more the domain of man than god, i'm not sure if there is a god or not, but i figure if i want to find him, i can make my way through me and my own heart and not through a building with a cross on top, or through any number of preists, ministers, deacons or archbishops and the like
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Doktor S
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:15 pm
Re: Whistling in the graveyard...
hephzibah wrote:
I've always taken that phrase as meaning you are in a place deemed as "scary" and so to try to distract yourself you whistle a happy toon.

This thought came to mind today at lunch with a "christian" friend of mine. She let loose on her opinion of my recent change in lifestyles. She told me "YOU ARE GOING TO HELL ROBIN, DON'T YOU GET IT? DOESN'T THAT SCARE YOU?"

Errr... no. Not so much anymore.

Especially coming from someone who just had an affair less than a year ago on her husband, and has told me of countless incidents within HER church of people having affairs, breaking up marriages, and singing praises to the "Lord" the whole time.

But it's ok for them you see. Because they repented.

Is that suppose to convince me of the reality of "hell"?

Christians apparently don't REALLY fear it, so why should I?

Whistling in the graveyard.

That is all that is happening within the church lately.

It's a dead place, with a bunch of dead people, trying to preach "life" to each other.

It looks as if you are starting to see things as I see them.
Ut Oh!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:18 pm
Well Hepi, according to my aunt, the sure fire way to get to hell is to have sexual relations other than the "missornary position" of sexual intercourse. I have whistled in many a graveyard. No regrets.
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:18 pm
Well, that's a good point djjd. To answer your question though... the bible does. Very Happy Well christians make up a few rules along the way too. LOL

Dok...

Better watch out. I'm looking to steal your throne. Twisted Evil
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:20 pm
LOL dys!
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Doktor S
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:23 pm
heph wrote:

Dok...

Better watch out. I'm looking to steal your throne. Twisted Evil


Thrones are uncomfortable. You are more than welcome to join me on the sofa in front of the bigscreen, though. Smile
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:25 pm
Hmmm... Cool
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:27 pm
hephzibah wrote:
Well, that's a good point djjd. To answer your question though... the bible does.


and the bible was written by men (and perhaps a few women), men who set the direction of the churches i so distrust

as i said, if there is a god, i'll seek him my way, and put my trust in whatever results come from it
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:30 pm
And I wish you the best in that pursuit. Smile
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:32 pm
by the way, i've clicked okay about a thousand times and nothing happens, you might want to try and fix that :wink:
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Treya
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 06:33 pm
LOL I'll get right on that. :wink:
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sat 28 Oct, 2006 07:11 pm
Heph?http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/7.gif
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