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  • Mageheart
    Aug 15, 2022

    Happy birthday!~ ✨🎊🎉

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    Aug 15, 2022

    Happy Birthday!!! :D 🎂

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    Aug 15, 2020

    Happy birthday! 🎉

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    Aug 15, 2019

    Happy birthday!

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    Aug 15, 2018

    Happy birthday! <3

  • Mageheart
    Aug 15, 2017

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day.

  • carbonCore
    May 28, 2013

    Miss you

  • The Ilness got him.

  • Meep(:
    Dec 13, 2011

    I think you're awesome. Kay bye.

    fireheartedkaratepup *repeats sentiment*
    Feb 2, 2012

  • Ohhey!
    Have you read 'Gameworld Trilogy?'

    You might enjoy the digs at Hindu myths in those books. Still an interesting set of books.

  • Thanks, Tr3x! And a happy Diwali to you too, even if you (probably) don't celebrate it.

    tr3x We light a few diya's and put them outside our door. ;)
    Oct 27, 2011

  • inkwell
    Oct 19, 2011

    Forgive me, tr3x for my lousy YWS skills.

  • What the blazes is that thingy in your avvie?

    tr3x A Pomeranian in a top hat with a monocle and a mustache!
    Oct 17, 2011

    Snoink XD I see!

    What is his name?

    Oct 17, 2011

  • ShadowKnight155
    Oct 11, 2011

    <3 Streetlight Manifesto

  • Snoink
    Oct 7, 2011

    Since the CW group seems a bit wary of continuing the debate and because my PM box pretty much hates me, I'll answer you here. ^^

    Er... in the spoiler, because I was a bit too ranty, lol. :)

    Spoiler! :
    The thing is, I completely understand where you're coming from, where you say faith is illogical. If you look at faith at a superficial level, it looks ridiculous and completely illogical. But, the thing is, it would be even more illogical for me to deny that the experiences that I've experienced deep within the faith... mainly because those experiences are absolutely not repeatable, no matter how much I've tried.

    If it were mere chemical reactions that were brought on by stress, if the experiences were merely based on strong feelings, if I had a history of seeing things where there wasn't, if what happened were mainly confined to my senses, then I can understand why I might seriously doubt that something that I perceived to happen actually did happen. But, I don't have a history of this at all. I do have strong feelings, but not every strong feeling is accompanied by this kind of conviction. Stress, even extreme stress, doesn't cause this conviction. It is only an utter abandonment of self into the hands of God that really causes these weird experiences. That is the common denominator. And, if this is so... then logically, there must be something to abandoning yourself to God. And that is why I am a follower.

    Again, I don't expect you to really get this. After all, from what I've understand, you've never had this happen to you at all. And that's okay! But, for me (and for a lot of the Christians there!) saying that faith is illogical is kind of like saying that depression doesn't exist. I mean, there are people who claim that there is no such thing as depression and that it's just an excuse for people to be sad. But, then you have the insistence of those that are depressed who insist that there is something wrong with them and the psychological findings that there is something wrong with these people. Faith is kind of like that... except, I would argue that it's not wrong, but absolutely right and pretty awesome too. :D For the faithful, the faith changes our lives in ways that we wouldn't have even guessed.

    Anyway, so hopefully that explains the exasperation that you're encountering, lol. To the Christian, saying that the faith isn't real is like trying to saying to a clinically depressed person that they aren't depressed. It's a bit frustrating, if you're not used to defending yourself. XD

    tr3x I understand your explanation. However, while that may prove to you personally that god exists, obviously it doesn't do so for me. It's impossible to verify someone's claims, especially claims about feeling god, or experiencing a sensation of joy by submitting oneself to him. Not that I'm calling you a liar, :) it's just that I can't accept that as evidence.
    Oct 7, 2011

    Snoink Haha, okay! I just wanted to answer you, because I know that a couple of years ago, I would have been sooooo annoyed with the answer, "We should probably stop arguing about this." :)
    Oct 8, 2011

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