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Author Topic:   Belief Statements - Robinrohan
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Message 91 of 99 (338412)
08-07-2006 6:43 PM
Reply to: Message 90 by iano
08-07-2006 4:24 PM


Re: Windows to the soul indeed
Wow...

Iano now replaces Jesus's name with his own in bible quotes.....

astonishing.

planning a siege in Waco anytime soon?


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Message 92 of 99 (338465)
08-08-2006 4:45 AM


Mirror,mirror
This gazing into mirrors is all a matter of perspective. I look and say 'Geez, that Gail (current squeeze) is a lucky woman.' :D
    
Phat
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Message 93 of 99 (338696)
08-09-2006 9:31 AM
Reply to: Message 62 by robinrohan
08-05-2006 9:04 PM


Re: All are welcome: good and bad experiences.
RR writes:

I would love to be exclusive.

But you are, Robin, you are. Or is a better word unique?


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robinrohan
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Message 94 of 99 (338706)
08-09-2006 10:09 AM
Reply to: Message 75 by Faith
08-05-2006 9:37 PM


Re: Windows to the soul indeed
OK, now I get it. Sort of

An eerie detached sensation. In and out of the self.


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robinrohan
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Message 95 of 99 (338707)
08-09-2006 10:27 AM
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08-09-2006 9:31 AM


Re: All are welcome: good and bad experiences.
But you are, Robin, you are. Or is a better word unique?

Well, if I was going to go to a church, I wouldn't want to have to hobnob with the riffraff.


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Message 96 of 99 (338884)
08-10-2006 7:23 AM
Reply to: Message 95 by robinrohan
08-09-2006 10:27 AM


Re: All are welcome: good and bad experiences.
RR writes:

If I was going to go to a church, I wouldn't want to have to hobnob with the riffraff.

This brings to mind an old church that I used to attend. Often, street people would venture in seeking food, suckers to give them money, and/or money from the church. The pastor used to say that he was not in the business of "feeding devils" and he would only feed those who wished to turn their lives over to Christ and attend the church!! :rolleyes:

Contrasted with this, there was a large Catholic church downtown who daily fed 2000 people with no strings attached. Critics would say that it bred co-dependence, but I wonder which of those two churches was more Christlike to the urban refugees seeking a meal?

On a personal level, I can see both arguments. If I see a homeless man looking as destitute as possible with a cardboard sign, I usually don't give them any money. I have learned that begging can be a lucrative business.

Am I wrong in my approach, Robin? Do you have many beggars in the town you live in? How do you treat them?


“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way” --C.S.Lewis

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robinrohan
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Message 97 of 99 (338889)
08-10-2006 7:54 AM
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08-10-2006 7:23 AM


Re: All are welcome: good and bad experiences.
Do you have many beggars in the town you live in? How do you treat them?

Yes, we have many. If somebody is missing limbs, I might give something. Otherwise, I ignore them.


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Phat
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Message 98 of 99 (338893)
08-10-2006 8:08 AM
Reply to: Message 97 by robinrohan
08-10-2006 7:54 AM


Re: All are welcome: good and bad experiences.
RR writes:

If somebody is missing limbs, I might give something. Otherwise, I ignore them.

Yes, me too! ;) I always use the classic Christian Litmus Test WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) Based on my understanding of how Jesus was/is, I would assume that He would know the intentions and the motives of any wouldbe street beggar. Jesus also would be looking at the heart of the giver.(us) If I were wasting my money on vices and yet being stingy to those with an outstretched hand, I may be judged on my behavior and attitude regardless of the motives of the beggar, don't you think? :confused:
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robinrohan
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Message 99 of 99 (338894)
08-10-2006 8:12 AM
Reply to: Message 98 by Phat
08-10-2006 8:08 AM


Re: All are welcome: good and bad experiences.
If I were wasting my money on vices and yet being stingy to those with an outstretched hand, I may be judged on my behavior and attitude regardless of the motives of the beggar, don't you think?

I don't know. I'm not a Christian. But what you say sounds reasonable to me.


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