I've been on Xanga for almost a year. Well, it'll be a year around the end of March, but still. I may not post all too often, but I'm still hangin' around. Throughout the course of the year, I've learned and lost quite a bit. By that I mean, I've gained knowledge and lost faith. It isn't necessarily a bad thing, I went from hardcore Christian to agnostic with atheistic overtones. I know, right? When I entered Xanga, I was going to use it to be some anonymous tipster who gave advice to those in need of it. Then I realized how bad off I was, and decided to stop until I was better. Letting go of religion has somewhat helped, but there's still that little seed that grew up with you. Those fond memories of getting beat up in church by little angels, (angels my behind, they were all older than me). The evangelism; knocking on doors to tell people they were going to hell at age eight. I was always a natural skeptic, but there was that thing with the parent that made you feel bad. Where's this all going? I don't know, I just felt like brain vomiting what's happened to me because of Xanga for everybody to read. That and I'm waiting for my crops on Farmville to hurry up. (I know, I know.) Aside from the religious change and self-check, there was the entry to the "don't trust anybody" factor. In the beginning of my Xanga road, I was almost eager to give away my personal information to anybody. That obviously changed because of a couple of people, but I also came to fact that showed me to not shun all internet people away. That meaning, there are some very nice people on the internet that don't want to hurt you. I know this may not make much sense, but I love you Xangans! You've helped me through myself and have kept me alive to some extent.
I'm not saying I don't believe in a god, I just know that Conservatives tend to be a little hypocritical. Although everyone is a hypocrite in one way or another, it's not nice to say you're better or perfect. Turning the other cheek. Ha! I read this on Twitter and decided to post it, yay!
"On her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative:
'Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination... End of debate. It's in the Bible - end of argument!
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how best to follow them.
1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is, my neighbours. They claim the odour is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2. Clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?
7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wriggle room here?
8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.'
Your adoring fan, James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia."
As you all may know, Haiti recently was severely hit by a 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday. Since then, over 40 aftershocks have been reported- most of which were over 5.0. It's rather rare that an earthquake of this caliber hits around the Caribbean area. The last earthquake to hit Haiti this bad was over 200 years ago, sometime around the 18th century. It is now reported that over 100,000 lives have been claimed. Please do what you can to help. A simple prayer, positive energy, high hopes. If you would like to help more here are some sites/nibers to call/text/visit:
All my life, I was raised and taught that there was only one God. That one God created us all and that one God would destroy us all. That he brought unto us a son, his only son, to sacrifice him so we could live in a blissful state. I was raised a Christian. Of course, since then, I've had time to think and use my brain for once. I realized that most, if not all, Christians were hypocritical and completely blinded. Blinded by others' sins. Always pointing out the negative in others, never looking in the mirror.
"Oh, you're going to hell because you've listened to pop music! It is Satanic!" Said the glutton.
"You are no wo/man of God. Homosexuality is a sin!" Yelled the adulterer.
"I think she wore that dress last study, and the study before that! Her parents must be poor savages." Whispered the greedy woman.
Then there was my own family. Single-handedly, they showed me all I needed to know about the world. All they went to church for, it was to no avail. They told me to obey God or I'd go to hell. What where they doing then? My mother surely wasn't teaching me anything productive. She wasn't following the rules. She lied and fibbed all the time. But, with a single prayer, all was forgotten and forgiven. Is this not the mindset that psycho killers have? It was God's will. They did not deserve to live. Yet I was the sinner because I questioned God? She was slapping him in the face, isn't that what it was?
Then there was my sister. She couldn't have a "good" relationship with God unless she went to church.
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a car."
My father got baptized twice, and no change. He continued his old ways. He gave himself to God, yet, what happened? Nothing.
My brother went through a hellish life with my dad. He was strong, he actually took what morals the Bible taught him and put them to use. Still, he swore and cussed. Damned my father and wished him worse.
Then there was me. I sat and watched. Sat and watched. Others did the same. They all contradicted what they preached. Turned the other cheek. I'm not perfect in any way, but I could accept defeat and not blame the world for it. I didn't have to put His name on the line for my own. I did what I did. It was who stole the cookie from the cookie jar. Me. Why couldn't they take the blame? Why did they have to blame me, and say it was God's will?
The term "Christian" is also used adjectivally to describe anything associated with Christianity, or in a proverbial sense "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like," as in the Christian thing to do.
Who's noble and good in this world? Those that say they are? They Christians claim to be right about everything . The Catholics do the same. As do the Muslims and all the deists. As well the Atheists and the others.
Who's to say, all of us are wrong? Who's to say all of us are right? Nobody. Where am I going with this? Well, I'm just trying to say, no one religion is correct. The first one is as probable as the last. Atheism could be wrong. Atheism could be correct. Christianity could be the way. Buddhism could, too. Stop the wars. Stop the presses. Agh. Nobody's right, bu nobody's wrong.
(To Christians.) We just can't parade around calling ourselves perfect and "Christ" like. How do you know the Bible is 100% correct? Read.
(To conspirators.) Who knows if there really is a Satanic cult behind all this? Read.
(To Satanists.) Is it really an evil cult, who kills and does wrong? Or are you just another religion like all others? Read.
(To Buddhists.) Is Buddhism a religion, or just a way of life? Read.
(To Catholics.) Does going to church once a year save you? Read.
(To Atheists.) Isn't there always an opposing force acting upon another? Say, there could be a God? There has to be something acting up against science. Something, inexplicable, perhaps? Read.
(To all the rest.) Who made beyond the world? Are we the only ones here, or are there many more Gods and worlds unknown? A parallel universe?
You can't tell me I'm wrong, because so are you! ---
YAY!!! My dad put the internet on my phone once again! But, for how long and why? O.o I haven't spoken to him since my birthday, and I don't plan to give up that easily. Yes, I am rather stubborn. It's his fault. He should have been a father and not what he was. What he did to my sister is impure and unforgivable. Not counting my brother and my own demise. Why can't I move forward? Anywho, Adam Lambert is smexy! :D I like his song "For Your Entertainment". Jensen Ackles is also smexy. As for the news, Nazis call themselves Christians. Wasn't Jesus Jewish? :\ Saturday school tomorrow for super truancy. Effe, Emme, Elle.