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About gamnot

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  1. gamnot

    Overly Religious

    "Do not be overrighteous neither be overwise -- Why destroy yourself? Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool -- Why die before your time? It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God will avoid all extremes." Ecclesiastes 7: 16, 17, 18
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    What is love anyway?

    It is best to find the straight and narrow path between sadism; the corruption of assertiveness and masochism; the corruption of compliance to one thing or another and to do this under God's direction and Biblical understanding. It is a matter of who or what you are obedient to. Feeling or emotions are fleeting, but sentiments or strong attitudes are long lasting.
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    What is love anyway?

    True. We can love a person's innermost being without loving their bad behavior.
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    Am I in a Cult?

    There is so much legalism in religion these days because there is so much license in spirituality. These two polarizations feed off of one another. Those of both poles are becoming unbalanced.
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    What is love anyway?

    This post is relevant to our relation to our God as well as to our neighbor as well; Love grounded in fidelity, prudence, and temperance.
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    What is love anyway?

    I have been on a lot of forums in which the word love is a hot topic. Some people do not believe that there is any such thing in the cold atheistic universe in which they live. The meme that someone started: "Love Wins" could be qualified to "grounded love wins" because some people take the meaning of the word to be pampering or the practice of telling everyone that they are really ok no matter what they do. Then it becomes a question of what groundedness means. Being grounded in such things as fidelity, prudence, temperance, etc. is what I would consider to be a good use of the word. ........................ The best of people and the worst of people frequently use the word love. The best of people use the word to communicate meaning and the worst of people use the word for purposes of manipulation and exploitation.
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    The reason why the evil exists

    Some would say that "love of money" is the root of evil, others claim that the repression of sex and/or the denial of death is the root of evil. Ecclesiastes says that "God made man upright, but that men go in search of schemes." Schemes are to a great extent driven by money as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, and a store of value. Schemes devised by people can be productive, but more often than not become corrupted and brought into the service of evil.
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    The Wolf in Sheep's clothing

    I am not trying to teach hate. I am talking about awareness. The times are changing rapidly. The wolf is a symbol and the sheep is a symbol. I can love any person's inner most being, but I am talking about resistance to those who are attempting to use ignoble ends disguised as noble ends for purpose of deception, manipulation, and exploitation. Most people do in fact have respect for integrity, even bad people who would merely laugh at people who are naïve.
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    The Wolf in Sheep's clothing

    I was just about to elaborate further on the meaning on what I am trying to communicate and your comment is pretty much in line with what I was going to say. I have spent a lot of time on philosophy and psychology forums and the meaning of the word love is frequently discussed. ................. It is true that some people have the idea that love means pampering or telling others that whatever they do is ok. Love considered as pampering is a factor of corruption along with abuse and indifference. Those who are subjected to such things lose their common sense ability and end up living in unreal worlds. ..... The best of people and the worst of people frequently use the word love. The best of people use the word to communicate meaning; the worst of people use the term for manipulation and exploitation purposes. I believe that it is good that we should understand these things so as to be able to discern the one from the other. ... I have more to say on this topic and will get back to it soon.
  10. It is true that many males are become unbalanced and getting on the Pollyanna track, but that is only half the story. ....Just as many males are becoming unbalanced in the opposite direction and are becoming misogynistic and sadistic toward females. This is especially true in the parallel world of the sexual exploitation industries. ........ The book of Ecclesiastes says that God hates all extremes and it is better to take hold of the one thing without letting go of the other. Shakespeare's Henry the fifth expresses the golden standard: "He was as full of valor as of kindness princely in both."
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    What on earth is going on with the weather???

    The high today in Atlanta, Georgia near where I live was in the twenties and in Anchorage, Alaska it was 40 degrees. The experts say that the polar vortex or the jet stream that circles the north pole has been dropping south in the winter months into the lower 48 states east of the rocky mountains and this phenomena is caused by global warming.
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    Turning the other cheek

    There are basically three ways of responding in any interpersonal encounter: moving toward, moving against, and moving away from. Moving toward a bully might result in an undesirable sadomasochistic situation; moving against might result in a useless contention; and simply moving away from is useless and solves nothing. but the perfect response would come from the Holy Spirit. There is no perfect formula for responding.
  13. When the wolf in sheep's clothing comes up to you and says: "If you don't fall in line with all of the good things that I am teaching you about love, peace, and understanding that would prove that you are not a real Christian." What would your response be? If you have not encountered him yet, you will soon enough. It is a sign of the times.
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    Many people who are without the possibility of choosing the best option, fall back on choosing the lesser evil. It can difficult for some people to determine whether the arrogance of power or wimpyness is the lesser evil. I figure that the best that can be done is to pray for potus and for ourselves in these trying times.
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    The term for that is bias confirmation.