Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
EYE OF THE BEHOLDERBeauty is in the eye of the beholder
Beauty is a heart that's pure and true
Pretty girls are pretty on the outside
Beauties are pretty through and through
R E NICHOLS
Can Christians Like Dragons?HEADS UP!!! The Biblical half of this version of the article is relatively outdated as of 02/11/2016, so please follow the below link to read the revised and expanded edition! Thank you!!!
In other words, can a Christian morally have a love for dragons? The logic behind the question is that dragons by Biblical standards seem to be evil creatures. Therefore it should be incompatible to follow Jesus Christ and love dragons at the same time, right? This is what I've been accused of many times, being a firm holder to Truth yet having a soft spot for dragons. I would like to answer in detail these accusations, thus the reason for this article.
Let us look at dragons from every angle, starting with what The Sacred Scriptures say. In The Holy Bible the Hebrew word used for dragon(s) is 'tanniyn' and shows up 29 times in The Old Testament. But, do note t
If God loves me why would He send me to hell?A question I've seen and heard many times. Often used to justify a sin.
People mistakenly seem to think that because Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was sufficient to clean our sins, we are forever saved regardless of what we do. His sacrifice wasn't meant to take away our sins so we could keep living a sinful life, walk away from His righteous ways and still somehow get to heaven. He sacrificed Himself for us to ensure that even if we sin, we can have the hope of being redeemed, of being forgiven and saved, if we accept our mistakes and ask forgiveness.
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." ~1 Peter 2:24
Nowadays, people want to be saved, but they don't want to repent. Repentance is: "To change one's mind. A change of heart, that involves turning away from sin" (Ezekiel 14:6)
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us fro
You're not transgenderYou're not transgender/nonbinary/genderfluid/etc
This deviation isn't about whether or not there can ever be real transgenders. I'm not going there right now. It would be close minded to miss the point because of our opinions on that separate issue. This is about something that everyone should be able to agree on, and it's that there is without question a certain type of person that is not. I want to talk about this particular kind of person, because they're my peers, and anyone who supports their idiocy under the guise of "equality" or "diversity" is doing a very selfish and harmful thing by encouraging it just to appear more tolerant.
I'm talking about young adult and teenage girls on art websites who put "other" because they do normal things like play video games or sports or like to eat a lot of food. The ones who say they're "different" than "other girls" because they don't wear pink or prefer to wear dresses (which most people on a daily basis don't). The ones who give themselves
Our God is amazing and complex
Disclaimer: No one is forcing you to read this. I am not trying to force my beliefs on you. If you do not agree with something please do not comment on this, you can just note me. "And for all you out there who are now agnostic, or atheist, or some other religion, because some Christian insulted your personal beliefs, or shove God down your throat, Let me personally be the first to apologize."2.
God is such a complex and amazing person. God exists as three in one, God the father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. "It's like a clover, it has three distinct leaves, but it's the same clover, nonetheless." 1. So when you know you want to know the God of all our lives, you have to come to know Jesus the Son. John 14 verse 6 says "I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the father but by me." What He means when He says that, is that if you want to know what your purpose here in life is, and you want to pursue it, you must pursue Him. So to learn of Him, and His "
Brushing Up Against HistoryNovember 1963
I'm eight years old and sitting in class (I strangely recall that my seat was in the middle of second row, on the side away from the window), when the principal comes in to tell us that the president has been shot.
I do not know
what it means, but I know
that it scares me.
My mother meets Senator Robert F. Kennedy while he is campaigning in San Francisco and gets his autograph. I live with my father in a small town in Michigan, where every year leading up to Memorial Day, I sell paper poppies for the VFW.
blood of soldiers on the field
war has come home
I watch the news and see the body count, arranged like a scorecard. The numbers say we are winning, but one of those numbers is from our town, the only casualty that week. I don't know him, but I see his picture on the cover of Life Magazine.
I turn 17 the next month
and try to join the Marine Corp
my father will not sign
As a small-town b
Sarcasm isn't SarcasticWhen you were a kid, did you ever imagine a voice narrating your life? Did the voice sound like the awkward rambling at the beginning of a new Disney movie saying things like, "uhhh," "whatever," "so yeah," and "I mean" as the character introduces themself in a "funny awkward," way? That's because it's the easiest thing for anyone to do.
Being lazy is so often confused with being witty, and writing awkward rambling is truly the easiest thing to do. Tacking "-ish" onto the endings of words, making one word sentences, using sloppy phrases like "she gave him the give-me-Percy-Jackson-or-I'll-kill-you expression," or making the narrator sound unsure of themself is sometimes all it takes to trick people into thinking you have a "strong voice as a writer."
It's actually the weakest and least talented voice to have as an author, because it's the most easy. This lazy babbling excused as "sarcasm" is a low form of wit, and any fool could write a book in the same voice as Rick Riordan
The Cure for Death is Life
In the world of the show The Walking Dead, an airborne virus has spread throughout the earth and has become part of the surviving humans. The virus becomes fully active once a person dies and they become zombified, a reanimated corpse. One can imagine a zombified person to itself is the most free. It is free of many of the things that make us human. Free of responsibility, free of emotion, free of law and order, among other things. It can focus solely on its desires.
Sin is like that virus, in which once a person dies spiritually it takes hold and transforms that person in similar fashion. Sin, like that zombie virus is relentless, indiscriminate, and all consuming. Those that have been given over to sin can see things the same way. Free to do as one's heart desires, without fear. However, those who are on the outside (survivors if you will) see things with a much different perspective. They can see how that "freedom" is more of a bondage and how destructive it is to the host and
my chemical romance bibleYou know you're a My Chemical Romance Freak when
1. Your carpet is soaked with drool after watching them play on TV
2. You cry when u hear them play your favorite song live
3. You hear someone say My Chemical Romance and you snap to attention
4. You stand your ground and defend them when someone tries to criticize them
5. You feel like burning the TRL building down
6. You read a story and claim you saw one of the band members names, though its not there
7. You have a MCR song for every point in your day
8. You lick the TV when there on it, Mmm..MCR
9. You recite the words to the song when someone even mutters just a word of it.
10. You Live by the words of My Chemical Romance
11. You've asked your parents millions of times if you could make MCR your religion!!
12. You lick pictures of Gerard, or any of the band members for that matter ( This was mentioned by ~that-girl-24 and was happily posted to the bible.)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE BIBLE
Gerard Way puts the "laughter
Religion This deviation may or may not contain material that offends you or your beliefs. Read the whole thing first and then comment if you want.
Okay, so I will now write about religion. The religion I am most familiar with (and the one everyone shoves down my throat) is Christianity. I am NOT against Christianity, actually. I am completely okay with talking and being friends with people who are Christians. However, it seems that once you tell them you are an atheist, some of them think you are a horrible Satan-worshipper and they try to 'fix' you. I realize that not all Christians are like that. I have some Christian friends that are fine with people not believing in a deity. These are things that Christians have said (the ones that push religion down your throat). I am writing this from an atheist's point of view.
1.) You don't believe in God? You're going to Hell.
First off, telling someone who is an atheist that they are going to Hell is rea