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FatesWarning
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Round 4

Q1 - Because we are humans.

Q2A and B - Through genetics and upbringing.

Q3 - You missed it. Those humans who believe themselves to be of a high moral standards, which they may be, teach it. Of course, some of those may be doing the Creator's will. If a Creator does indeed exist. If not, they are doing the will of what they believe.  
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76 posted 01-06-2008 01:02 AM       View Profile for Stephanos   Email Stephanos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Stephanos's Home Page   View IP for Stephanos

FW
quote:
Fates Warning is not the same as Opeth. Not even close, so what you said is not true. Your surmising seems to be lacking in understanding.


Opeth ... FatesWarning ... a certain Soundgarden song.  I guess you're right, these kinds of things really have very little in common.  I just can't shake the feeling that there's some mysterious connection though.  




Stephen  
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FatesWarning, you curiously never answered Stephen's question as to whether you like the band known as Opeth. Allow me to be more direct, if I may.

Were you previously registered at this site under the username Opeth?
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Ron,

If you don't mind me asking, and I don't see why not. What difference does it make? And why would you care to be involved with a matter that was between myself and Stephanos?
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Stephanos,

Back to the original subject matter, I did answer your last question. Yet, you did not care to reply.
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Since you again evaded the question, I'm going to choose to take that as an affirmative answer.

What difference does it make? It matters because, after years of giving you the benefit of the doubt, you were ultimately banned from posting here for breaking the rules one time too many. We don't ban usernames, we ban people. If you wanted to have the ban reconsidered, Mike, surreptitiously registering yet another username wasn't the best way to do it. Of course, your lack of disclosure and subsequent evasiveness would suggest you already knew that?
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I am going to have nightmares tonight.
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Nope, couldnít let this thread die without my 52cents worth.

ďJust Who Is This God?Ē

I can only tell you who God is to me.

God the Father keeps me in line, and I get out of line quite often. In fact, my name has changed so many times; Iíll hold up the line when I get to the Book of Life. Godís a very patient father, because he knows I have this thing about shoesÖand that Iím not in any major hurry to earn my wings.

God the Son keeps my heart open to others, by his example and undying message of hope, love, faith, peace, joy, grace, & charity. But, since Iím all too human, my hopes may get displaced, and love can take on a bad drunk feeling. I may lose faith, about like my car keys or my way. Peace ainít anywhere in sight, but Iíll turn into some idiot on a mad joyride without a lick of grace in my wheels and Charity? Sheís really discombobulated herself with Love in a biblical way and she needs to quit giving all women a bad name  But anyway, in my sea of too many fish, and in my little valley where thereís not enough road or dough for a Cenora Shelby CS8 Mustang, Jesus is the Man with the life boat & heís the best Crew Chief this side of heaven. Heís saved me, even though I took a dive too many times, and blew too many mind gaskets to count.

God the Holy Spirit empowers my spirit, mind, heart & body to continue onward when I fall backward, wayward, and basically in a rut where no one might reach me and Iíve become lost in a very dark place. I do pretty well most times, because I feel like I have halp! But sometimes I slip or things slip through, like sickness, sadness, disheartenment, bitterness, disloyalty, drug & alcohol abuse (caffeine, cigs, fine cigars, & wine), self-loathing, neuroses, man-eating, those sort of things and, huh, probably in that order, now that Iíve looked at what I wrote. So much for trying to write without spilling all the ugly beans while dishing Spirit Soup. Still, ďsoup is good food.Ē

So, while Iíve described three roles God plays in my life, thereís more. More I donít have a clue about and more I do: Like the existence of my daughter beyond all scientific standards and explanation. To me, to disbelieve God is to discount the most precious gift Iíve ever received. I couldnít will her to live no matter how Iíd die for her. She is her own individual self, separate and apart from me, but very much a reason for why Iím still around trying to better myself, much to our displeasure on occasion, so itís not like we worship each other. In fact, I think she plots on me in stealth ninja mode just to see what kind of heathen things Iím up to. ďIím the momma!Ē  

Just who are we to be so human and uniquely individual?

and why canít we just see the beauty of that instead of always trying to one-up the other.
 
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