I want to clarify some things about my last post: https://thefloatyboaty.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/no-help-for-singles/
It wasn’t a pity-party. The post was to demonstrate the missing instruction and teaching that those with the experience – those who are older – should be providing. If the people who are family through Jesus do not act like family, do not show love for one another as family, what is the difference between Christians and heathens?
A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. – John 13:34-35
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. – 1 John 4:11-12
Where is this love? Is there someone who cares about those who need help? Everyone starts out single; no one starts out married. So, shouldn’t there be some real and meaningful help for everyone?
I’m not complaining. It is what it is. However, there is something that can still be done – help each other and those whom have not reached the stages in life that you already have. I have been through these stages and problems and am giving my report on the situation. I have also given a way to resolve this issue. It is time for others to step in and help or there be a continual downward spiral into the abyss that the heathens have already entered and learned the hard way.
For more reading: http://justinmcampbell.net/2015/02/18/the-protestant-celibacy-problem/
Words are more powerful than any weapon. Examples of this power include politics, news, movies, teachers, parents, peers, and music. It is not the weapons of war one has to fear, but the words that one listens to.
What is a weapon? What is a loaf of bread? Without words, they are nothing but objects. The objects themselves can be anything and have no meaning to the observer. Words are what make the loaf of bread tasty and desirable, and the weapon dangerous and evil. Yet those same objects could be changed and morphed into a completely different perception with just a few words.
Words also change this listener, the one spoken to. Giving derogatory names has a psychologically damaging effect. Applying derogatory statements of fact is even more damaging. “You’re just stupid.”
Words have the most powerful effect on children. Minds that are developing and are easily molded. The most valuable physical treasure in this mortal realm; the most fought over, the most destroyed, and the most killed.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. — Proverbs 18:21
Words can also be used to build, strengthen, and nurture. Words can also be used on one’s own self. It is with the power of the audible voice that the universe around us changes – just like with Martin Luther King, Jr.
War is inevitable.
This post by Chateau Heartiste is a good introduction.
Just the fact that there are many different people means that there will be conflict. Just the fact that there are many people means that there will be conflict.
Within any single city, there are at least two “sides”. Each side, while still in the community of the city, forms their own community. However, each individual is trying to define “we” as the community they belong to. Who is “we”? Words have no meaning without a definition. Likewise, the people begin to have a sense of meaninglessness as the “we” with which they are trying to associate themselves to has no defined meaning.
The individual is always attempting to discover who, or what, it is; especially in it’s early years. The individual mind is at conflict with the communal mind. Attempting to define “we” before defining “self” creates a conflict that cannot be resolved without a clear victor. Creating a peace between the two sides leaves continuous tension to be dealt with. Anything under tension will eventually break. The “self” must be defined before the “we” defined, or else the “we” will collapse without the “self” to support it.
War is inevitable.
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