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    I admit it. After reading about Jesus, his message and his example, I was hooked. Don't get me wrong, I tried to shake it. I told myself he is just another religious leader. I told myself that I can't prove he exists and never will be able to prove it, so why bother? But the hook had been implanted. Deep down I knew it to be true, deep down I craved more of his message, because only he had the words of life and hope that filled my inner void and turmoil.

    I'm now a proud Jesus junkie! I've got track marks on my knees to prove it 😵

    Anybody want to take a hit?
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    Yes, you certainly do come across as someone who is full of life and especially hope. And happiness and contentment.

    What are you hoping for, precisely?
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    04 Sep '17 14:06
    Originally posted by @whodey
    I admit it. After reading about Jesus, his message and his example, I was hooked. Don't get me wrong, I tried to shake it. I told myself he is just another religious leader. I told myself that I can't prove he exists and never will be able to prove it, so why bother? But the hook had been implanted. Deep down I knew it to be true, deep down I craved mo ...[text shortened]... s message, because only he had the words of life and hope that filled my inner void and turmoil.
    I was hooked too. That was the point of my OP on the thread about it. It's a pity you didn't contribute properly to that thread and preferred to just do something facetious like this instead, again. You've always been very poor at entering into genuine discourse with people who have different beliefs from you. It's a pity.
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    04 Sep '17 14:19
    Originally posted by @whodey
    I admit it. After reading about Jesus, his message and his example, I was hooked. Don't get me wrong, I tried to shake it. I told myself he is just another religious leader. I told myself that I can't prove he exists and never will be able to prove it, so why bother? But the hook had been implanted. Deep down I knew it to be true, deep down I craved mo ...[text shortened]... Jesus junkie! I've got track marks on my knees to prove it 😵

    Anybody want to take a hit?
    I dislike the word forced, but the Love of God hooked me.

    His grace for my guilt, His beauty for my ashes, the fulfillment of my soul at a touch of His
    presence, my feet on solid ground instead of the endless searching for something I could
    not define.
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    Originally posted by @kellyjay
    I dislike the word forced, but the Love of God hooked me.
    I used the word "forced" in quotation marks in my OP deliberately for rhetorical effect. Did you not cotton on to that? It basically meant 'I was hooked by it'. Did you not realize? Even with it appearing in quotation marks like that?
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    04 Sep '17 17:18
    Originally posted by @fmf
    I was hooked too. That was the point of my OP on the thread about it. It's a pity you didn't contribute properly to that thread and preferred to just do something facetious like this instead, again. You've always been very poor at entering into genuine discourse with people who have different beliefs from you. It's a pity.
    What was it exactly that hooked you?
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    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    What was it exactly that hooked you?
    You really have it in for ex-Christians, don't you?

    Atheists you can brush off by saying they are living in ignorance and don't know what they are rejecting, but someone who does have a Christian faith but then walks away from it is something you just can't tolerate or comprehend. - Perhaps you fear it highlights the cracks in your own faith?
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    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    You really have it in for ex-Christians, don't you?

    Atheists you can brush off by saying they are living in ignorance and don't know what they are rejecting, but someone who does have a Christian faith but then walks away from it is something you just can't tolerate or comprehend. - Perhaps you fear it highlights the cracks in your own faith?
    The Bible predicts that some will forsake the faith, nothing strange about that. I have no fear whatsoever, merely curious if he forsook the real deal or not. Do you find that my questions are a little too probing for your liking?
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    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    You really have it in for ex-Christians, don't you?

    Atheists you can brush off by saying they are living in ignorance and don't know what they are rejecting, but someone who does have a Christian faith but then walks away from it is something you just can't tolerate or comprehend. - Perhaps you fear it highlights the cracks in your own faith?
    Anyone can claim they have or had the Christian faith, anyone can claim they were a war
    hero too, claims are worthless if not true. So someone tells me they had Jesus Christ in
    their lives, He was their Lord and Savior yet never actually knew the Lord, that is like
    saying they were a war hero who never saw a battle in war. Without God actually in your
    life, you are just some guy making a claim about an experience you never had.
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    04 Sep '17 19:18
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    The Bible predicts that some will forsake the faith, nothing strange about that. I have no fear whatsoever, merely curious if he forsook the real deal or not. Do you find that my questions are a little too probing for your liking?
    I find them unnecessarily relentless.
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    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    I find them unnecessarily relentless.
    This is a spirituality forum after all, if you want people to stroke each others egos and beat about the bush you have come to the wrong place.
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    Originally posted by @fmf
    I was hooked too. That was the point of my OP on the thread about it. It's a pity you didn't contribute properly to that thread and preferred to just do something facetious like this instead, again. You've always been very poor at entering into genuine discourse with people who have different beliefs from you. It's a pity.
    I merely looked at it as your atheist testimony for which I had not interest in talking you out of. As for myself, I was giving my religious testimony.

    No need to get all bent out of shape over it.

    I'm happy, your happy, it's all good. 😵
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    04 Sep '17 22:48
    Originally posted by @kellyjay
    I dislike the word forced, but the Love of God hooked me.

    His grace for my guilt, His beauty for my ashes, the fulfillment of my soul at a touch of His
    presence, my feet on solid ground instead of the endless searching for something I could
    not define.
    I like to think of it this way, home is where the heart is and once your heart finds it, home is all it longs for. Eventually you find your way.
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    04 Sep '17 22:52
    Originally posted by @whodey
    I like to think of it this way, home is where the heart is and once your heart finds it, home is all it longs for. Eventually you find your way.
    Like that !
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    04 Sep '17 23:10
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    What was it exactly that hooked you?
    The whole Jesus has saved me thing.
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