TSR Christian Society (X-SOC) Episode IV: A New Hope Watch

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Isn't the South like Narnia? I've never really been so I imagine it is :^_^: Glad you both had such a good time!



Correction, you have a suitcase full of dirt clothes for someone else to deal with. In our house we have a passive aggressive non-verbal argument where everyone leaves their dity suitcase out until eventually someone gets bored of the sight and caves in and cleans them for everyone
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Back from camping!

Had a really good time, got to know the youths and the youth leaders better and I feel so blessed by God.

How have you guys been doing?

Now I have a suitcase full of dirty clothes to deal with....
Glad you had a great time!

Dirty clothes, eh? That's what parents are for :ninja:
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Glad you had a great time!

Dirty clothes, eh? That's what parents are for :ninja:
haha, but my mum said that I need to clean my sleeping bag and inflatable mattress and hoover it tomorrow, so I should be in for a good day
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haha, but my mum said that I need to clean my sleeping bag and inflatable mattress and hoover it tomorrow, so I should be in for a good day
:eek: :console: :eek:
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haha, but my mum said that I need to clean my sleeping bag and inflatable mattress and hoover it tomorrow, so I should be in for a good day
Dude, festivals are supposed to me uncomfortable and icky, i've been in hotel rooms that sounds less accomondating than a sleeping bag and inflatable mattress
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wicked! Where about in the South are you visiting?
I'm visiting Hastings, although I spent the day in London on the way here

(Original post by IMakeSenseToNone)
Isn't the South like Narnia? I've never really been so I imagine it is :^_^: Glad you both had such a good time!
Like Narnia? In what way?

The South is actually very nice compared to the rest of the country

When the sun is out, it is a lot hotter here (in my opinion) and there seems to be less litter and I feel the people are generally more polite.
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Like Narnia? In what way?

The South is actually very nice compared to the rest of the country

When the sun is out, it is a lot hotter here (in my opinion) and there seems to be less litter and I feel the people are generally more polite.
Just in terms of a magical land full of love, gardens, beauty and lions that talk like Liam Neeson :daydreaming:

Yes but the rest of the country doesn't have Lancashire cricket team so we still win
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I was supposed to go to my friend's church today, but had to skip for the reason that I've been spewing out stuff since I woke up. Reaction I get from friend?

"I hope you're not faking it so you can skip church!"

... Thanks for the trust...
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Writing is difficult. 90% of what I say comes off as boring and crappy. Is it normal to sit and cringe at what you've written continuously? I hope so.
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(Original post by AspiringMedic8)
The South is actually very nice compared to the rest of the country
:yep:

(Original post by IMakeSenseToNone)
Just in terms of a magical land full of love, gardens, beauty and lions that talk like Liam Neeson :daydreaming:
Hands off Liam Neeson! He's MINE

:ninja:

:angel:

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I was supposed to go to my friend's church today, but had to skip for the reason that I've been spewing out stuff since I woke up. Reaction I get from friend?

"I hope you're not faking it so you can skip church!"

... Thanks for the trust...
:jumphug:
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woooo wrote my first blog post. Granted it's crappy but it'll improve... hopefully maybe possibly. high five anyone? No one?

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Jambo Jambo people! I have returned from far off lands! Kenya was the most amazing experience I have ever had; teaching English, science, Christian RE, and even PE!, painting a mural in the main room of the orphanage, seeing elephants, lion cubs, and a jaguar in the wild, going to some crazy church services which seemed to be a large dance group with a sermon at the end, fed a whole village of orphans, and of course loads of fun playing games with the kids. So sad leaving; all of us and all the kids cried, even cried on the flight back, and was depressed for days after.

Should really mention my experience of living with a bunch of the most utterly fundamentalist Christians I have ever met very difficult for me as a pretty quiet liberal sort to know what to do when people start speaking in tongues, dancing under the power of the spirit, talking about being healed, or telling me how God teleported their car from the third lane to the hard shoulder to save his 'chosen one'...
The craziest thing that happened was when our bus broke down on safari because the clutch broke and the leader of the charity decided to fix it using the power of the spirit, so he was up there pushing the gear stick and revving the engine whilst repeating 'in the name of Jesus let this clutch be fixed!' over and over whilst us volunteers sat in the back stifling giggles All the volunteers were atheist apart from me and one deist, and towards the end someone said in reference to all these crazy goings on 'Lloyd, you're a Christian too, aren't you?', too which I could only reply '... yes... but I'm not a nutter' although I was quite worried that there impression of Christianity would be a bunch of fundamentalists who take all of the Bible as literal historical fact, and think they have super-powers
On a more serious note, the charity leader who did the clutch, the teleporting car and the tongues struck me as really quite arrogant a lot of the time, and I couldn't help but wonder whether he really thought of the things he believe he could do were purely down to God or whether he believed he was (as he did say he was once in a sermon) 'special' in God's eyes. When the clutch broke, the eagerness with which he jumped up to say I'll fix it makes me wonder whether all this power of the spirit stuff can go to a person's head and make them think a bit too much about them selves... Just a thought, and I do only have this one experience.

To make matters worse, in the time I had been gone my Granddad had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, so the reason I wasn't on here right away was because I was rushed up to visit him. Mum just left at short notice today to see him because the doctors said he is 'deteriorating rapidly'. So not great times at the moment really...

Anyway, I haven't read everything that's been posted but skimmed over and saw we have a new member, and seemingly with the exact same theological position as me, which is always a good start

(Original post by IMakeSenseToNone)
Why yes it is 2am in the morning and i've decided to join a forum... Summer holidays do hell to your sleep routine.



Hey atleast yours sounds plausable, mine would be half-Quaker in terms of the contemplation part and it's social liberalism, half-Orthodox with the focus on Early church teachers, the mystical side of Christianity (in other words two denominations on the complete opposite end of the spectrum), with some Gregorian chants and hobnobs thrown in at the end :cool: I'm actually hoping, once I start Uni, to go to all the different denominational sermons and try them all out. Should be educational if nothing else.
Hello there dear fellow, welcome to the soc that is actually exactly what I was going to do at uni! Plus any other religious group I find, especially a mosque as I am far too ashamed of being the only Islam specialist who has never set foot in a mosque

(Original post by IMakeSenseToNone)
Allowing people to join in on a LGBT discussion, you are a brave soul. I'm possibly one of the most liberal people here in theology and in social issues so I think you can all guess where I stand, i'm actually genderqueer (wonder if a panromantic-ish asexual counts as LGBT...) and as such see discriminating (for lack of a better word) against relationships based on gender to be rather silly. Then again I don't believe in essentialist feminism either so they could influence my pro-LGBT stance as well.

I can do a verse by verse deconstruction of my argument but it'll take a while so if people want it, i'll set some time out to do it

Oh and you know, come to think of it, flirting with a town name is about the lowest i've ever gotten :rolleyes: Go me.
Do you mean assess how the so called anti-gay verses actually aren't? Because I would be interested to hear that I've already heard Lilio (resident Lutheran Biblical scholar) explain well, and read other stuff by other people, but the more the better on this issue.
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seeing elephants, lion cubs, and a jaguar in the wild.
You have riled my inner pedant good sir. Jaguars are a rainforest cat not found in Africa, what you saw would have been a leopard.


Anyway, welcome back and sorry to hear about your grandad

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woooo wrote my first blog post. Granted it's crappy but it'll improve... hopefully maybe possibly. high five anyone? No one?

:awesome: :five: :awesome:

(Original post by Diety)


Jambo Jambo people! I have returned from far off lands! Kenya was the most amazing experience I have ever had; teaching English, science, Christian RE, and even PE!, painting a mural in the main room of the orphanage, seeing elephants, lion cubs, and a jaguar in the wild, going to some crazy church services which seemed to be a large dance group with a sermon at the end, fed a whole village of orphans, and of course loads of fun playing games with the kids.
Welcome back! So glad you had a great time :hi: :hugs: :woo:

So sad leaving; all of us and all the kids cried, even cried on the flight back, and was depressed for days after.
:hugs:

On a more serious note, the charity leader who did the clutch, the teleporting car and the tongues struck me as really quite arrogant a lot of the time, and I couldn't help but wonder whether he really thought of the things he believe he could do were purely down to God or whether he believed he was (as he did say he was once in a sermon) 'special' in God's eyes. When the clutch broke, the eagerness with which he jumped up to say I'll fix it makes me wonder whether all this power of the spirit stuff can go to a person's head and make them think a bit too much about them selves... Just a thought, and I do only have this one experience.
I think there's definitely that danger :yes:

To make matters worse, in the time I had been gone my Granddad had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, so the reason I wasn't on here right away was because I was rushed up to visit him. Mum just left at short notice today to see him because the doctors said he is 'deteriorating rapidly'. So not great times at the moment really...
Oh hun :sad: :jumphug: :console: Will be praying for all of your family :sadnod:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHZt...e_gdata_player

That. That is a thing. With the fairground ride.

Now, that's obviously a silly video. They've taken the single most solemn Orthodox service they could find, and the single craziest Catholic one. Even so, that mass...can that have been real?


It's hilarious.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHZt...e_gdata_player

That. That is a thing. With the fairground ride.

Now, that's obviously a silly video. They've taken the single most solemn Orthodox service they could find, and the single craziest Catholic one. Even so, that mass...can that have been real?


It's hilarious.

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Unfortunately it probably was for real :erm:
People have done some crazy things since Vatican 2...

Thankfully, I've never been to a Mass with anything similar. They are very rare :yep:

Also, welcome back Deity
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I was gonna quote the lyrics to 'I Got Rhythm' but realised I don't have "my man" :facepalm:

I've just come back from a nice jaunt Ooop North and saw the homes of the Beatles :gah: That's enough to keep me smiling for a little bit

Generally though, I'm a right pessimist :p:
Glad to hear you had a good time :yep: :hugs:

(Original post by chickenonsteroids)
I made my siblings a meal today and my mum likes it too but... they want me to do it more often. Double edged sword I tell you

:hugs:
:teehee: what did you cook?

(Original post by James A)
Back from camping!

Had a really good time, got to know the youths and the youth leaders better and I feel so blessed by God.
Glad to hear you had a great time :hugs:

How have you guys been doing?
I'm okay thanks hungry as usual :nopity:

Now I have a suitcase full of dirty clothes to deal with....
:eek2: :console:

(Original post by James A)
haha, but my mum said that I need to clean my sleeping bag and inflatable mattress and hoover it tomorrow, so I should be in for a good day
:sad: can you not just put it in the washing machine? :console:

(Original post by FinnLassie)
I was supposed to go to my friend's church today, but had to skip for the reason that I've been spewing out stuff since I woke up. Reaction I get from friend?

"I hope you're not faking it so you can skip church!"

... Thanks for the trust...
Oh hun, I hope they get better :console: :jumphug:

(Original post by chickenonsteroids)
Writing is difficult. 90% of what I say comes off as boring and crappy. Is it normal to sit and cringe at what you've written continuously? I hope so.
Yep. I've tried writing stuff and just deleted it 'cause it was so bad :lol:

(Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
Hands off Liam Neeson! He's MINE

:ninja:

:angel:
:hmmm: he's mine

:getmecoat:

(Original post by chickenonsteroids)
woooo wrote my first blog post. Granted it's crappy but it'll improve... hopefully maybe possibly. high five anyone? No one?

Yay, :five: all round :ahee:

(Who's that doing the self-five btw? :ninja:)

(Original post by Diety)


Jambo Jambo people! I have returned from far off lands! Kenya was the most amazing experience I have ever had; teaching English, science, Christian RE, and even PE!, painting a mural in the main room of the orphanage, seeing elephants, lion cubs, and a jaguar in the wild, going to some crazy church services which seemed to be a large dance group with a sermon at the end, fed a whole village of orphans, and of course loads of fun playing games with the kids. So sad leaving; all of us and all the kids cried, even cried on the flight back, and was depressed for days after.

Should really mention my experience of living with a bunch of the most utterly fundamentalist Christians I have ever met very difficult for me as a pretty quiet liberal sort to know what to do when people start speaking in tongues, dancing under the power of the spirit, talking about being healed, or telling me how God teleported their car from the third lane to the hard shoulder to save his 'chosen one'...
The craziest thing that happened was when our bus broke down on safari because the clutch broke and the leader of the charity decided to fix it using the power of the spirit, so he was up there pushing the gear stick and revving the engine whilst repeating 'in the name of Jesus let this clutch be fixed!' over and over whilst us volunteers sat in the back stifling giggles All the volunteers were atheist apart from me and one deist, and towards the end someone said in reference to all these crazy goings on 'Lloyd, you're a Christian too, aren't you?', too which I could only reply '... yes... but I'm not a nutter' although I was quite worried that there impression of Christianity would be a bunch of fundamentalists who take all of the Bible as literal historical fact, and think they have super-powers
:woo: welcome back glad to hear you had a good time

On a more serious note, the charity leader who did the clutch, the teleporting car and the tongues struck me as really quite arrogant a lot of the time, and I couldn't help but wonder whether he really thought of the things he believe he could do were purely down to God or whether he believed he was (as he did say he was once in a sermon) 'special' in God's eyes. When the clutch broke, the eagerness with which he jumped up to say I'll fix it makes me wonder whether all this power of the spirit stuff can go to a person's head and make them think a bit too much about them selves... Just a thought, and I do only have this one experience.
:console: you do wonder sometimes

To make matters worse, in the time I had been gone my Granddad had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, so the reason I wasn't on here right away was because I was rushed up to visit him. Mum just left at short notice today to see him because the doctors said he is 'deteriorating rapidly'. So not great times at the moment really...
:jumphug: :console: :hugs:

Praying for comfort for you and your family :yes: we're all here for you :console:
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:teehee: what did you cook?
I made pork chops, potatoes and vegetables. It was simple but good

Yep. I've tried writing stuff and just deleted it 'cause it was so bad :lol:

Yay, :five: all round :ahee:

(Who's that doing the self-five btw? :ninja:)
I can't remember D: sorry

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On a more serious note, the charity leader who did the clutch, the teleporting car and the tongues struck me as really quite arrogant a lot of the time, and I couldn't help but wonder whether he really thought of the things he believe he could do were purely down to God or whether he believed he was (as he did say he was once in a sermon) 'special' in God's eyes. When the clutch broke, the eagerness with which he jumped up to say I'll fix it makes me wonder whether all this power of the spirit stuff can go to a person's head and make them think a bit too much about them selves... Just a thought, and I do only have this one experience.

To make matters worse, in the time I had been gone my Granddad had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, so the reason I wasn't on here right away was because I was rushed up to visit him. Mum just left at short notice today to see him because the doctors said he is 'deteriorating rapidly'. So not great times at the moment really...
Your experience in Kenya seemed interesting! Glad your enjoyed it

I'm sorry to hear about your Granddad I'll keep him in my thoughts :hugs:
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Glad to hear you had a great time :hugs:
Yeah man, it was awesome. I heard some new worship songs too. You into Christian worship songs?


I'm okay thanks hungry as usual :nopity:



:eek2: :console:



:sad: can you not just put it in the washing machine? :console:
Nah, they advise to handwash it. I better get started with it now!
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Tiz Tina Fey doing the self high-five, isn't it? :ninja:
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