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Offline DL

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Care to help once again [#1509]
« on: June 20, 2009, 01:17:11 PM »
I am touching some people here, a friend of mine wrote this after  
watching your "Delusional" video.

"Here's what I think. In 1994, when I was standing over a kitchen  
counter looking at all the bottles of pills I was about to swallow, I  
realized that there had to be a better way. I decided to try God's way  
as taught by Jesus. While I can't say I'm even close to living the  
life that Jesus describes, I do try. Jesus said to love others and  
be ... Read Morewilling to die for them (as he loved me), take care of  
those who need help, be patient, as much as possible, be at peace with  
others, ask for forgiveness when you screw up, be merciful, be  
forgiving, fight injustice, be humble... I'll never be able to get it  
all down here, but you get the picture.

If this is a delusion, it has made my life complete and joy-filled.  
While it is not a perfect life (Jesus never promised that things would  
be easy if I followed him) it is immeasurably better than the life I  
lived before. And if I can possibly live up to the standards that  
Jesus called me to, I don't see how that can be detrimental to society."

I wrote to her that I did not see any connection between her taking  
pills and God. That why didn't she just take credit herself for being  
a strong woman and taking control of her life.

If you have the time, your thoughts would be appreciated, I will post  
in the forum as well.

I am learning more about the bible as an Atheist than I did when I was  
a Christian. :-)

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Re: Care to help once again [#1509]
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 01:36:54 PM »
Sounds like one of many people who felt they weren't strong enough to turn their life around, and so grabbed the nearest thing to them, and used that as their way of doing it themselves and yet state it's really that object doing it for them.


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Re: Care to help once again [#1509]
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 02:40:57 AM »
She just wasn't ready to take the red pill. ;)

This is the placebo effect. 

I agree with Nam, it's a sad waste of the opportunity for someone to be proud of themselves and proud of their life turned around under their own steam, instead of wasting praise on a delusion state.  How much more empowered would they be in life if they could see that it was all their own doing?

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Re: Care to help once again [#1509]
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 08:43:50 AM »
I agree with you, your friend should take the credit for turning her life around, not God.
The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
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