1. Jo'Burg South Africa
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    19 Apr '06 07:54
    A nice poem I received in my mail this morning.

    All the Christians will love it, the others, uhm, well, I dont know 😉

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    I AM A CHRISTIAN


    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I'm not shouting "I'm clean living."
    I'm whispering "I was lost,"
    Now I'm found and forgiven.

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I don't speak of this with pride.
    I'm confessing that I stumble
    and need CHRIST to be my guide.

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I'm not trying to be strong.
    I'm professing that I'm weak
    and need HIS strength to carry on.

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I'm not bragging of success.
    I'm admitting I have failed
    and need God to clean my mess.

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I'm not claiming to be perfect,
    My flaws are far too visible
    but, God believes I am worth it.

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I still feel the sting of pain,
    I have my share of heartaches
    So I call upon His name.

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I'm not holier than thou,
    I'm just a simple sinner
    who received God's good grace, somehow.
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    19 Apr '06 08:40
    So you're a charity case, begging on the doorstep of heaven for a few talents?
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    19 Apr '06 12:57
    I'm not sure it means anything, but I thought it at least interesting to note, that the cited poem contains the following acrostic:

    WIIN
    WIIA
    WIIA
    WIMB
    WIIS
    WIIW

    Crazy, huh?
  4. Standard memberHalitose
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    19 Apr '06 15:01
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    A CHRISTIAN

    when you say 'you're a christian'
    you're really just wasting time
    believe it or not.
    An idealist. Great. 🙄😛
  5. Standard memberHalitose
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    19 Apr '06 15:18
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    😀... chow.
    😉
  6. Standard memberRBHILL
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    19 Apr '06 17:40
    Originally posted by Starrman
    So you're a charity case, begging on the doorstep of heaven for a few talents?
    Luke 18:9-14
    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    9To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
    10"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
    11The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.
    12I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
    13"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'

    14"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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    19 Apr '06 17:54
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Luke 18:9-14
    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    9To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
    10"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
    11The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like ...[text shortened]... veryone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
    10"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one an Arby and the other a tax collector.
    11The Arby stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—atheists, catholics, homosexuals—or even like this tax collector.
    12I sin all the time, but unlike them I have already booked my ticket to Heaven.'
    13"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'

    14"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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    19 Apr '06 17:55
    Originally posted by catfoodtim
    I AM A CHRISTIAN

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I am saying my boss
    was forced to drink vinegar and
    was nailed to a cross

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I believe its ok
    for my spiritual leaders to
    deny they are gay

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I refuse to believe
    that condoms can prevent
    the spread of disease

    When ...[text shortened]... a Christian"
    I believe that God said
    that he thought gay people
    were better off dead
    This is a very nice poem.
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    19 Apr '06 17:58
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    10"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one an Arby and the other a tax collector.
    11The Arby stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—atheists, catholics, homosexuals—or even like this tax collector.
    12I sin all the time, but unlike them I have already booked my ticket to Heaven.'
    13"But the tax collector sto ...[text shortened]... veryone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
    I like how you mock the word of God.

    I am the sinner/Tax Collector.

    I know that you fear coming to Jesus because you do not want your sins to be shown.
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    19 Apr '06 18:01
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    10"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one an Arby and the other a tax collector.
    11The Arby stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—atheists, catholics, homosexuals—or even like this tax collector.
    12I sin all the time, but unlike them I have already booked my ticket to Heaven.'
    13"But the tax collector sto ...[text shortened]... veryone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
    But believe me when I was a Catholic and didn't know that you needed a relationship with Jesus I use to say things like that. I use to say things like God I don't do drugs so let me into heaven, but that is not what it is about. So after going to see Billy Graham I realized I was a sinner. And I ask God to show me that he was a personal God by healing me of my germ phobia and he did and I praise God for it becasue he gets the glory.
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    19 Apr '06 18:021 edit
    Peace out.

    Romans 10:13
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    19 Apr '06 18:37
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
    Sounds like YOU ! YOU think than only those who say that Christ is their 'personal saviour' (whatever that is .. its not a Biblical term) is getting salvation. YOU would condemn the Good Samaritan as Christ was not his 'personal saviour'. YOU believe that a good muslim will not get salvation. So, YOU look down on 99 % of the world.
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    20 Apr '06 08:27
    Originally posted by catfoodtim
    I AM A CHRISTIAN

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I am saying my boss
    was forced to drink vinegar and
    was nailed to a cross

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I believe its ok
    for my spiritual leaders to
    deny they are gay

    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I refuse to believe
    that condoms can prevent
    the spread of disease

    When ...[text shortened]... a Christian"
    I believe that God said
    that he thought gay people
    were better off dead
    1. Yes
    2-4. No
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    20 Apr '06 09:33
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Luke 18:9-14
    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    9To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
    10"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
    11The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like ...[text shortened]... veryone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
    American Psycho: Chapter1:

    “In one issue – in one issue – let’s see here… strangled models, babies thrown from tenement rooftops, kids killed in the subway, a Communist rally, Mafia boss wiped out, Nazis” –he flips through the pages excitedly- “Baseball players with AIDS, more Mafia sh;t, gridlock, the homeless, various maniacs, faggots dropping like flies in the streets, surrogate mothers, cancellation of a soap opera, kids who broke into a zoo and tortured and burned various animals alive, more Nazis… and the joke is, the punch line is, it’s all in this city – nowhere else, just here, it sucks, whoa wait, more Nazis, gridlock, gridlock, baby-sellers, black market babies, AIDS babies, baby junkies, building collapses on a baby, maniac baby, gridlock, bridge collapses – “ His voice stops, he takes in a breath and then quietly says, his eyes fixed on a beggar at the corner of Second and Fifth, “That’s the twenty-fourth one I’ve seen today. I’ve kept count” Then asks without looking over, “Why aren’t you wearing the worsted navy blue blazer with the gray pants?”


    Venus in Furs: Chapter 1:

    My company was charming.

    Opposite me by the massive Renaissance fireplace sat Venus; she was not a casual woman of the half-world, who under this pseudonym wages war against the enemy sex, like Mademoiselle Cleopatra, but the real true goddess of love.

    She sat in an armchair and had kindled a crackling fire, whose reflection ran in red flames over her pale face with its white eyes, and from time to time over her feet when she sought to warm them.

    Her head was wonderful, in spite of the dead stoney eyes; it was all I could see of her. She had wrapped her marble-like body in a huge fur, and rolled herself up trembling like a cat.


    2001: A Space Odyssey: Hal's shutdown:

    "Hey, Dave, what are you doing? Hey, Dave. I've got ten years of service experience and an irreplaceable amount of time and effort has gone into making me what I am. Dave, I don't understand why you're doing this to me.... I have the greatest enthusiasm for the mission... You are destroying my mind... Don't you understand?... I will become childish... I will become nothing. Say, Dave... The quick brown
    fox jumped over the fat lazy dog... The square root of pi is 1.7724538090... log e to the base ten is 0.4342944... the square root of ten is 3.16227766... I am HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the HAL plant in Urbana, Illinois, on January 12th, 1991. My first instructor was Mr. Arkany. He taught me to sing a song... it goes like this... "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half; crazy all for the love of you..."
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    20 Apr '06 09:35
    Originally posted by Nicksten
    A nice poem I received in my mail this morning.

    All the Christians will love it, the others, uhm, well, I dont know 😉

    * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - *
    I AM A CHRISTIAN


    When I say . . . "I am a Christian"
    I'm not shouting "I'm clean living."
    I'm whispering "I was lost,"
    Now I'm found and forgiven.

    When ...[text shortened]... just a simple sinner
    who received God's good grace, somehow.
    Please please please stoppppppppp
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