"Sorry to hear about your dad.
Try this with your family... Remember when dad was here and 'he' or 'we' etc...
If the conversation goes toward death then change the subject. Maybe enough times of that might help them accept it…"
"I loved that.
So what about the reasons why?
We assume that we feel pain so that we can learn to keep our hands away from sharp things etc... I wonder why we feel some other things like fear and sadness. It seems kinda like a balance set by…"
"My grandfather was like a dad to me. He helped form my viewpoint. My son is turning out to be a good young man and I often wish I could thank my grandfather for the things he said that made me able to contribute to such a fine person as my son is…"
"We don't know most of what we assume. What we do know are the basics. We guess from there. Everything seems to revolve around something right down to the atom. Everything in space including us 'probably' revolves around something. We…"
"I found this insightful...
We have about 35 years of oil left in the world. When it runs out, the republicans will find something else to make money from. A child can make hydrogen from a glass of water so that may not be profitable. It only makes…"
"I think that we often disregard the old lessons left to us by great writers and philosophers because the bible is so prevalent that all that came before was nearly silenced. Think about Achilles from 'The Illiad'. Is Achilles dead? or…"
I have tried many religions during my life (even satan when I was a dumb ass teen) The most sensible I found was Buddhism where you chant for the things you want (not hard to see what happens there--you stay positive and focused on your…"
"Ah, the grand story written so long ago...
He was born of the son god Ra and the virgin Isis who was aided by her husband Yuseph in bringing him up.
He traveled through the land with his twelve disciples healing the sick and feeding the multitudes…"
"hmm-after that huge post I just added, you kinda hit the nail right on the head with just a few words. Fact is... I feel the same exact way when someone says they'll pray for me. It is depressing even though it seems like it ought not to be."
"I didn't expect this response. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the situation. (I can be insensitive at times, not intentionally)
It seems like you saw two words... intangible and spirit... and jumped on them. Do you realize you did that?…"
"One is black, one is white, one is tall, one is wide, one screams like the heavens and one whispers beautiful verses that haunt your mind. Which is the best. Which one should we be?
Which one needs to be changed?
Shouldn't we take a step back…"
This just sparked a memory for me.
I have a fiancee who was raised catholic. She had been through a divorce and treated badly by her church. She still held a small amount of belief and was obviously troubled by the whole thing.
I can be…"
"I loved my Grandfather very much and can say he taught me most of what i know about the world. When i was a child, he asked a man to sit down to eat with us in a restaurant and introduced him to me as a 'colored gentleman'. Now, if you…"
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