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Friday, July 7th, 2006
12:23 am
[kitznegari]
1. Name: kitznegari
2. Age: 29
3. Do you believe in God? i used to.
4. Are you a Christian? i don't identify as one presently. i was going to become a minister at one point but then... didn't.
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? i was one from about the age of 5 until i left the church at, what, age 23 or something? it's a long story.
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? i was always very fond of esther. i'm a fan of the stuff david wrote as well... two imperfect people who were loved anyway. that says something about the character of "god".
7. What issues are you most passionate about? gay/lesbian rights, acceptance of and learning about other faiths, the freedom to choose another faith if it suits you better, volunteering, volunteering, volunteering, not cramming "the gospel" down people's throats
8. Favorite movie/s: equilibrium
9. Favorite book/s: the tao of pooh, catcher in the rye, alice in wonderland, the neverending story
10. Favorite music: anything industrial or electronic, a few ancient CCM tunes from the mid-90s... if i named specific artists that i listened to i'm sure many people around here would call me a devil worshipper or something, but honestly, people, it's just music. a person is not what they listen to.

there's a chance i'll just straight out be rejected from this group because i don't identify as a christian, didn't claim my favorite book to be the bible, will flat out refuse to be "forgiven" for anything or "converted", whatever, but i am not hostile about it. i don't detest christianity, i detest the people that claim it as their faith and abuse the term and the name of the man that lived beautifully and simply just to be turned into some grand pyramid scheme to end all schemes.

i believe in love and acceptance, plain and simple. jesus may or may not have been the thing that everyone claims him to have been... but i don't believe it matters. he was an example of how to live, and that should be enough.

so lets see if christianity rejects me again. will my post make it through? if folks here cannot handle the reality of someone like me, what is the group for?

Current Mood: thoughtful
Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
2:52 am
[acresofhope]
first post
1. Name: Liz
2. Age: 22
3. Do you believe in God? why yes ^_^
4. Are you a Christian? yes
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? it'll be 5 years Jan 3
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Ecclesiastes
7. What issues are you most passionate about? not really any issues, but people, specifically the outcasts
8. Favorite movie/s: Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Lion King, A Charlie Brown Christmas (that's a movie, right?)
9. Favorite book/s: Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell, Breaking Free by Beth Moore, Waking the Dead by John Eldredge
10. Favorite music: Superchick, David Crowder, Shane & Shane
Sunday, June 26th, 2005
11:57 pm
[findinghisway]
I'm trying to get my friends list a bit more streamlined so that I can focus more and be able to comment more, so I am removing myself from this community. It's nothing personal against any of you, you're all great, and if anyone wants to friend me please comment and I'll add you back, because I'm all for keeping the fellowship going with good Christian people via this medium.
To the moderators, please don't take this personally, you're doing a great job! Keep it up and God bless.

Current Mood: calm
Monday, June 20th, 2005
11:16 pm
[findinghisway]
Contemporary Christian Music - x posted
So yeah, I was wondering, is rock n roll evil? And if it is, where do we draw the line? Is listening to Contemporary Christian Music, as many of us (including myself) do, wrong?

I am forming my own opinions on this, but wondered what everyone else thought on this. It's a tricky one.

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Current Mood: curious
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
11:01 pm
[findinghisway]
WOW >awestruck
Proverbs 16:6-7 (The Message)

6Guilt is banished through love and truth;
Fear-of-GOD deflects evil.

7When GOD approves of your life,
even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.



This is AMAZING. You remember the woman I told you about at school who I was having trouble with? My only enemy at school... I took the bible's advice (promted by some lovely christians on here) and prayed for her, I blessed her. And the last couple of days she has been speaking to me! Actually making civil conversation!!! And then today I read this passage and I just thought WOW... the LORD of heaven and earth approves of ME?! Of me, a worthless sinner?

I am so unworthy.

Praise be. Praise him praise him praise him.

Current Mood: amazed
7:24 pm
[findinghisway]
Phew!!
To all those who prayed for my brother - thankyou! We heard from him today and he was in a pretty bad way, he got Gastorentoritis and was sick 6 times over the last couple of days. He's on the road to recovery now though. Thankyou God that you listen even to what might seem small concerns.

Current Mood: relieved
Friday, June 17th, 2005
5:27 pm
[findinghisway]
Prayer Request
Please pray for my brother Tom. He's had a severe allergic reaction to midge bites and he's out on a dig in Wales, and since we got a text telling us about his reaction we haven't been able to get through to him. Please please pray that he'll be okay.

Love xxx

Current Mood: anxious
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
7:56 pm
[findinghisway]
Praise and prayer request
God really does answer prayer!! Not that I didn't know that already of course.

Remember the lady who was really horrible to me and several of my colleagues? Well I took on board what various kind people on these message boards said (thanks guys!) The first thing I did was pray - I prayed that God would bless her, for it says in Scripture "bless those who curse you", and the second thing I did was forgive her and treat her like she'd never done anything bad to me.

Today... well, after MONTHS of leaving the classroom the moment I enter she CAME INTO the classroom I was in. I felt a little intimidated at first especially as she made a snide remark about my teaching abilities in front of the children, but I steadied myself and told myself I wasn't going to let myself be intimidated. I treated her with respect, restraint, even kindness, and she actually responded to me - she even made eye contact with me!!

Please pray for this lady, I think she must have some serious issues that make her so sad that she takes it out on other people. I believe I am seeing God working in her already - through one prayer! Imagine what regular prayer from a miriad of believers could do! Let's surround her with God's blessings so that she doesn't know what to do with herself!! :) Let's send her "spiritual hugs" that she can't explain, but that she can't explain away either.

x Posted as usual.

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
10:04 pm
[findinghisway]
Hatred
I was wondering today if it would be christian to ask God to exact revenge on a certian individual who hates me and has made mine and many of my colleagues' lives a misery for some time. Of course the answer is obviously no. ("It is mine to Avenge, I will repay, says the LORD")

But it left me frustrated.

And then I read this passage.

"When the world hates you, remember it hated me [Jesus] before it hated you. The world would love you if you belonged to it, but you don't. I chose you to come out of the world, and so it hates you." John 15:18-19

My one question from this is though - does that mean that the people who love us also love Jesus? Or are at least attracted to Him in us? Or does it mean we are inneffective Christians?

Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, June 13th, 2005
6:57 pm
[truesunn]
Intro
1. Name: Carrie
2. Age:29
3. Do you believe in God? YES
4. Are you a Christian? YES
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? Saved at age 9, back at age 29
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Acts
7. What issues are you most passionate about? Single parenting, women's issues
8. Favorite movie/s: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Gladiator, Braveheart, The Notebook, Passion of the Christ, King Arthur, Star Wars Anthology
9. Favorite book/s: The Bible!!!
10. Favorite music: 80's pop and rock, christian contemporary, classical, a little bit of country

Current Mood: chipper
12:10 am
[morbidheart]
Hello Everyone
1. Name:Jeremiah
2. Age:18
3. Do you believe in God?Indeed
4. Are you a Christian?Indeed
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one?3 yrs
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Proverbs
7. What issues are you most passionate about?Faith and everything relating to it
8. Favorite movie/s:Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lord of the Rings, Stars Wars, Dead Poets Society, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, TMNT I-III, The Silence of the Lambs, The Excorcist, Saw, Sound of Music, West Side Story, all the classic disney animation,
9. Favorite book/s: all of Lee Strobel's books, all of C.S. Lewis books, even the Narnia sets, all of Tolkein's, all of Nicholas Sparks, love Egdar Allen Poe's short stories, also any good philosophy, theology book,
10. Favorite music:anything that gets me dancing at 3 am on a tues which is basically everything from pop,country, disco, metal, hardcore, rap, surf music, classical to the Mexican Hat dance

Current Mood: chipper
12:40 pm
[spitfire_mk1]
intro
1. Name: Peter
2. Age: 18
3. Do you believe in God? Yes
4. Are you a Christian? Yes
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? Since I was young
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Daniel
7. What issues are you most passionate about? I can't think of anything specific.
8. Favorite movie/s: I don't watch a great number of movies, but action and science fiction movies are my thing.
9. Favorite book/s: I read a lot of Christian books, plenty of technical books, and of course the Bible. I don't really have any favourites... but I do recommend books occasionally.
10. Favorite music: Contemporary Christian
1:14 am
[findinghisway]
Hi lovely people :)!

1. Name: Lizzie
2. Age: 23
3. Do you believe in God? Yes
4. Are you a Christian? Yes
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? 17 years officially but I don't remember a time when I didn't know Jesus.
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Romans rocks!
7. What issues are you most passionate about? Poverty, justice, God's love for the lost.
8. Favorite movie/s: 10 Things I hate about you, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The gods must be crazy, the Goonies, Batteries not Included and probably a few others.
9. Favorite book/s: The Bible is cool and I love Dutch Sheet's Intercessory Prayer. By the same token I love Winnie the Pooh and various Roald Dahl, CS Lewis and Dick King Smith books.
10. Favorite music: Contemporary Christian - particularly Third Day and Newsboys.

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
5:03 pm
[niicoly]
If you go to school or work, how are Christians viewed there?

About 50% of my friends at school are Christian, and the other half don't really have a religion. I go to a very small school, and I don't really know anyone who openly opposes any religion of any kind. It's a nice atmosphere. I always hear about schools that ban Bibles and prayer, but I haven't seen it at my school -- and it is a public school. How about you?
6:29 pm
[dwarfstar21]
Introduction
1. Name: Jenn
2. Age: 23
3. Do you believe in God? Yes
4. Are you a Christian? Yes
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? About a month
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Luke and Matthew
7. What issues are you most passionate about? Free speech, non-violence, women's rights
8. Favorite movie/s: anything Mystery Science Theater 3000
9. Favorite book/s: the Bible, anything else!
10. Favorite music: I really don't know

I'd also like to mention that I'm a Quaker. Here is a website that explains a bit about Quaker beliefs.

Current Mood: calm
6:00 pm
[logicalargument]
Introduction
1. Name: Ellen
2. Age: 46
3. Do you believe in God? Yes
4. Are you a Christian? Yes
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? Ten years
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Ruth
7. What issues are you most passionate about? Helping survivors of rape and sexual abuse
8. Favorite movie/s: May I fill this one in later? Or substitute favorite TV series?
9. Favorite book/s: The Ragamuffin Gospel is one of my current favorites, but this changes constantly
10. Favorite music: CCM
5:57 pm
[kr1g]
1. Name: Natalia
2. Age: 15
3. Do you believe in God? Yes
4. Are you a Christian? Yes
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? Since 8th grade
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Matthew
7. What issues are you most passionate about? Any issues
8. Favorite movie/s: Donnie Darko
9. Favorite book/s: A Clockwork Orange
10. Favorite music: That has unique tune (Postal service, Freezepop, etc)

Current Mood: bouncy
2:12 pm
[niicoly]
Hullo everyone! Welcome to the community. Please take the time to read the userinfo and fill out this survey. Thanks.

1. Name: Nicole.
2. Age: 17.
3. Do you believe in God? Yes.
4. Are you a Christian? Yes.
5. If you are a Christian, how long have you been one? I was raised Catholic, but didn't really pay attention to religion. When I was 12/13, I was an atheist. Then when I was 14, I became a Christian.
6. What's your favorite book in the Bible, if you have one? Romans, Psalms and any of the Gospels.
7. What issues are you most passionate about? Discrimination, child neglect/abuse, treatment of the poor.
8. Favorite movie/s: Click.
9. Favorite book/s: The Bible, and lots of Francesca Lia Block.
10. Favorite music: U2 and the Smashing Pumpkins are my favorites.
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