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maryjayne

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  1. as I understand it, the sex act is a unique joining literally of two bodies into one - the two become one flesh at that time - and is therefore reserved for those who are married and have been joined spiritually before God.
  2. can you tell me where that symbol on the front of the video originated from please? I would like to find out more about who designed it and its origins.
  3. May I ask, do you mean from the viewpoint of a non-American?
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    How many schools, how many new situations?

    from the age of 18 months to 18 year, I moved house 20 times my schooling started at the age of 4 years old, and ended when I was 18 years old, and I went to 12 different schools in that time. mindblowing, now I look back on it. oh, and i have lived for 6 months or more in 6 different countries just during my childhood - up to the age of 18 years old.
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    So is weed a sin or not?

    hey, you are the one who came up with the definition I quoted, not me.
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    So is weed a sin or not?

    you mean - like anesthetics or similar? they affect our mental state. Or a drug induced coma for ICU patients? or any drug which causes drowsiness? no mention of mental state there.
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    So is weed a sin or not?

    how are you defining the word 'drug'?
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    So is weed a sin or not?

    many thanks for your reply David. Peace and Blessings to you to.
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    An atheist requires an answer

    so very much agree.
  10. maryjayne

    So is weed a sin or not?

    Nothing wrong with what I have said. Your attitude is astonishing in accusing me of condemnation. I see you have not read my other posts on this matter I have done neither of these things. I find your post strange and unpleasantly antagonistic. I am not unloving in either my posts here, or elsewhere. I suggest you get to know me better before attacking me.
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    So is weed a sin or not?

    I dont plan on taking this theme anywhere. I know where I stand on it, and what the Bible says.
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    An atheist requires an answer

    I dont see Christians on this forum saying "Yep, commit suicide, its OK, no worries" I DO see Christians on this forum saying "God reads all hearts and understands and will make that judgement call, but God loves you, this will pass, I am here for you"
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    So is weed a sin or not?

    Everything God created is Good. However, the man made concoctions and mixes and chemical alterations of some drugs, including legal drugs, are not using the ingredients as God created them, and are man made for evil purposes, likewise for some alcoholic drinks. God created flint, but using it to make a blade to murder is not good, whereas using the same blade to prepare food to eat is a good purpose. Intent, mans use of Gods Good provision, and mans alterations of God Good provision are important considerations.
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    Abuse, Not just Catholics

    would you mind clarifying what you meant by "the guilt of the ordeal" and the victim being "spiritually sick" as I dont want to jump to any assumptions from your post.
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    An atheist requires an answer

    My take on all this thread is that if we, in full possession of our senses and minds and hearts, deliberately and cold bloodily commit suicide - its a sin. If we are out of our minds with grief, pain, suffering, and literally mentally unwell enough to lose reality and perspective on life, we are in the grip of severe mental illness. It is death through illness. Death through Mental illness, just as any other death through any other illness. And is not a sin.
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    An atheist requires an answer

    someone contemplating suicide often does not realise how much they are loved, or how important they are to others. They may think they would be being unselfish to release their family from the burden of being around such an unhappy person. Reminding them of their value as a person, that they are loved, how God feels about them and treasures them, these things help. condemnation and/or calling them selfish rarely helps in this situation. Gently bringing them round to a new way of thinking is best.
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    An atheist requires an answer

    I am not sure that the act of suicide is a sin. It is often the result of an unbalanced mind, a mental illness and obsession that others would be better off without us in their lives, the desperate act of one beside themselves with despair. To talk of suicide, even plan suicide, is one thing. People can, and do, do that, often very calmly and over a long period of time. Seeming to be in control, deliberating, in a reasonable mental state, trying out the thoughts like they were planning a meal. Choosing which way to go. Feeling in control of their life by actively choosing to live or die. It can become an obsession - which again is a mental health issue. To actually over-ride the huge barrier of self preservation and commit suicide, thats not the act of one in a normal mental state.
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    The rise of the professional delusion

    so you do not accept that mental illness is real and sometimes needs medication? OK. I disagree, but you are entitled to your opinion. People used to believe that about epilepsy.
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    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    There is still lots of slavery all around the world, including recent convictions in the UK of gangmasters.
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    The rise of the professional delusion

    what about other forms of mental illness? what is your view on medication? I believe God gave us doctors, of all types, for a reason. Our minds can get just as ill as our bodies. Our brain is a muscle, and a physical part of our bodies, and hormones and other chemical reactions can be impaired by many different types of illness and injury. I think its time we stopped treating our brains as if they are not part of our bodies and just as prone to injury (including over strain and burn out) as our legs or stomach. And as prone to malfunction of a physical nature. Interestingly, brain cells are found all over our bodies, including a mini brain in our stomachs. Given the complexity of our brain and nervous system, its not surprising that they malfunction from time to time. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-feelings-the-second-brain-in-our-gastrointestinal-systems-excerpt/
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    The rise of the professional delusion

    Do you believe than any medical intervention for mental illnesses, including therapy, is wrong?
  22. Just an idea, but it helps me to read up on some of the women in the bible, especially Leah, and Esther, and Sarah, to mention just a few. Reading the back story, seeing how God moved in their lives, and how they shaped the workings of God purpose. We women have so few good role models out there, especially women with no male Christian headship to help us. God is our strength and our fortress.
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    Do We only want older Theologians here?

    Thats a brilliant idea. Even people of my age are facing life situations we never had to face before, and get to grips with God Word on some of the challenging new ways of living this modern age has brought. @George is it possible to have another subsection, in the main forum, called "Daily Life Issues" or "Daily Christian Life Issues" or something similar please? I would add to your list naomiash, Christian Life and Values in the Workplace too.
  24. @naominash thank you for the blessing of this thread, giving me a reminder of the truth of the Bible and Gods love. You are in my prayers
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