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Hearing God's Call

lshort Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 9:13 AM
I think everyone who is dwelling on the specific Christian aspect of this article is kind of missing the point of it anyway. I think it's a lovely call to look inward and outward and reflect in the wake of a horrible tragedy. The author is certainly neither pushing Christianity nor hating on the secular--she is just expressing a very nice sentiment couched in the terms of her personal belief system. Let us not be Christian or atheist fanatics, folks.
chipsmydog Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:52 AM
Exactly, let's not obey Jesus Christ, every chance we get. Who said, "God commands all people to repent and receive His Son as Lord and Saviour."
Predictable humanistic advice.
Not to worry, Ishort, God will give you want you want: a nice, cozy spot by the fire, where He is no where to be found.
lshort Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 12:49 PM
I like this article, but I don't like it in the right way, so God is going to send me to hell...gotcha. :)
Birdman III Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:26 AM
Oh, no, let's just go softly down the hell hole. As long as we are in lock-step no one needs to hear what is wrong. Never stand hard for Christ, it may offend someone's sensibilities.
Greg313 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:14 AM
This site needs a "like" button for posts like this. :)
chipsmydog Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:53 AM
I'm with you, bro.
Have the best Christmas,ever!
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 12:20 PM
And an "ignore" button for our resident trolls.
lshort Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:01 PM
? Were you replying to me? I can't tell because I didn't say anything about not standing hard for Christ, or about offending anyone's sensibilities, so your post appears to have nothing to do with mine, but the way this comment is structured, it appears to be in reply to mine.

The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed last week, is a tragic reminder of the sanctity of life. Of promising young lives cut short and the uniqueness and preciousness of every single person.

As a mother of two, I try to imagine the grief of the parents of the dead -- it must be overwhelming and all consuming. Just thinking of the tragedy leaves me with a heavy heart, tears in my eyes and the feeling that I need to lie down before I faint.

Unfathomable horror....