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Riddles in General
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quote:
Originally written by Zephyr Tempest:

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Originally written by Toenail Rejoices From Getting E3:

What gets bigger the more you take away from it?
A hole?

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When young, I am sweet in the sun.
When middle-aged, I make you gay.
When old, I am valued more than ever.
Perhaps happiness?

Don't forget...
They say I am only in your thoughts.
No one can truly contemplate me.
They say I don't exsist.
But when I do, I could destroy everything that exsists.

This could be very hard or very easy.

God is not the answer to this riddle.

I'm going to have to give a hint to what the answer is, aren't I?

Why isn't anyone guessing anymore?

Another (not of my own creation for once)!
What runs but never walks?
Has a mouth but never talks?

No, not a small child hyped up on sugar.

Happiness is not the answer, yes we need a hint, that's why we're not guessing anymore.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Fashion in General
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Profile Homepage #13
I don't buy many clothes for myself but what I like to wear is conservative/casual. Mostly sweaters w. slacks, flowing dresses and print shirts w. jeans. I can appreciate a more risque outfit (short-shorts, mini-skirts, deep clevage or showing belly-button) but would probably not wear one out of the house.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Undead Topics Need Loving Too (aka "Give Me Your First-Born") in General
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Profile Homepage #429
tTM: When it rains it pours?

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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New Abortion Laws in General
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Profile Homepage #211
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Originally written by ef:

Even in countries where abortion is illegal, rape is one of the exceptions from the rule.

I work with women who, after delivery, want to kill themselves and their child. So I know a bit about this situation. I think the rate of suicides would go up, because the women would not know why they should honour the life of the child, when their own life is not honoured. You will argue that the woman's physical life is not threatened. But that is not what she primarily identifies with. A woman identifies with what she feels. If she says 'I', she refers to a 'feeling of me', not to what she thinks about herself or life in general.
When her emotion and feeling do not count, then she does not count. And in a traumatic situation, as rape is, when her feeling does not count, she might as well be dead; she feels extinguished.

You may not wish to accept this, that is of course your prerogative. Nevertheless, it's true.

If this is the only type of women you work with it is no wonder this is the view you hold. I would argue though that only those women who DO refer to themselves thourough only their feelings would be suicidal is such a situation. I cannot see myself as being suicidal after a rape, or after giving birth to my rapist's child. As I see a child as a gift from God, I would rather view the baby as extra special because of the extra-ordinary circumstances of it's birth. Whether or not I'd choose to raise the child myself or give it up for adoption would depend on current circumstances.

Of course I left my sanity at the door a long time ago so who is to say if I am typical or not. ;)

[ Monday, March 28, 2005 08:30: Message edited by: Jewels of the Forest ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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On The Possibility of Objective Morality in General
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I would say that to prove the exsistance of right and wrong we must consider the world and it's peoples. Are there any peoples/cultures who do not have any laws? Is there any group which thinks that it is right to do whatever you want no matter what happens or who you hurt?

I think even the most primitive of peoples have created 'laws' for themselves. These laws may vary greatly and allow for such things that others may consider taboo, but the laws exsist none-the-less. So even if in reality there is no right or wrong, all of humanity still wants to define what is right and wrong. For myself, the fact that all cultures have defined right and wrong in their own way says that the 'Moral Law' does exsist.

Find me a culture that does not have laws (written or implied) and I'll be more inclined to believe that it does not.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Male Choice in General
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Well, if the mother doesn't want a baby but the father does, the mother could sign over parental rights after birth. Or she could give up the baby for adoption. She really is never 'stuck' with a child she doesn't want.

The real fight would probably come when the mohter doesn't want to experience pregnancy and birth. No matter how much the father would want to, (would a guy ever want to?) he couldn't carry the baby for her. Be inconveneced and uncomfortable for nine months then go through excruciating pain and come out with stretchmarks, babyfat that may never be worked off, and possible huge scars if c-section is needed is alot to ask of a woman when she doesn't want to do it.

Personally I would always choose adoption before abortion and would encourge other women to also, but I think some women will always feel it is not worth it to make a life they don't want to make.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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How did you got your username? in General
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I picked this name because of a story I wrote, though it is not an actual name from the story.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Riddles in General
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Profile Homepage #62
quote:
Originally written by EviL_TiM:
Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not. What is it?
Fake money. May also apply to fake artwork.

When young, I am sweet in the sun.
When middle-aged, I make you gay.
When old, I am valued more than ever.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Karma - No not that kind in General
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Well you would still have 'good luck' and 'bad luck' but they would be attributed to coincidence instead of karma.

I tend to think that most of the repayment will be done in the afterlife.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Nonfiction Books You Are Reading in General
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Yes, I am one of those who have settled on 'God-guided evolution'. There is science to back it up and nothing is impossible for God so I find it very likely that he used evolution to create the world and the creatures in it. On the issue of whether or not I evolved from a monkey, though, the jury is still out but leaning towards no.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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New Abortion Laws in General
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tKel I just copied and pasted the whole thing off a pro-life website. If the info is skewed I didn't intend it to be.

I ran a google search on the quote and came up with a few other pro-life sites that also claim Planned Parenthood has said this. But I couldn't find it from the horses mouth.

Fifth paragraph down.

And in the same paragraph:
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In Bombay out of 7,999 abortions performed only one baby was male (WHO Report)
It seems to be based on inter-national numbers. You have to remember that in Japan(or is it a different asian country?), parents are only allowed one child. If they get pregnant again they either have to abort or they have to move.

[ Tuesday, March 22, 2005 13:48: Message edited by: Jewels of the Forest ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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New Abortion Laws in General
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A bit if interesting statistics about abortion.

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Who Has Abortions?

Abortion is the most frequent surgical operation (National Center for Health Statistics)
Roughly 42% of all baby girls and 25% of all baby boys are aborted. - (Planned Parenthood)
40% of women who have abortions will have more than one (AG Institute)
50% of women who have abortions use it as their sole means of birth control (AG Institute)

From an American survey of 1900 women who have had abortions

Age

<15yrs - 3%
15-19 - 42%
20-24 - 33%
25-29 - 14%
>30 - 8%

Completed Education
<12yrs - 6%
High School - 39%
13-14 years - 26%
Bachelors - 19%
Masters - 4%
PHD - 1%

Number of Children

0 - 73%
1 - 14%
2 - 9%
3 - 4%
>3 - 1%

Race

African-American - 35%
White - 33%
Hispanic - 15%
Other - 17%
(CDC 1995)

Reason for abortion

Mother's Health - 3%
Baby has possible health problem - 3%
Rape or Incest - 1%
Couldn't Afford Baby - 21%
Not ready for the Responsibility - 21%
Concerned how child would change lives - 16%
A relationship problem - 12%
Not mature enough - 11%
Had all the children they wanted - 8%
Other - 4%
Partial Birth Abortion is legal in most states of the US. Congress passed a ban while Clinton was in office but he voted it. PBA is wrong on so many levels. If the baby can survive outside the womb at the time the abortions is taking place, why not just birth the baby and give it up for adoption?

I end with an eyewitness account. WARNING: Not for the faint of heart.
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In September, 1993, Brenda Pratt Shafer, a registered nurse with thirteen years or experience, was assigned by her nursing agency to an abortion clinic. Since Nurse Shafer considered herself "very pro-choice," she didn't think this assignment would be a problem. She was wrong. This is what Nurse Shafer saw:

" I stood at the doctor's side and watched him perform a partial-birth abortion on a woman who was six months pregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby's body and arms, everything but his little head. The baby's body was moving. His little fingers were clasping together. He was kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors and inserted them into the back of the baby's head, and the baby's arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall. Then the doctor opened the scissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube into the hole and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby was completely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I am still haunted by the face of that little boy. It was the most perfect, angelic face I have ever seen."


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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Two years to the day. in General
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Truly is a sad story. :( Unintentional? I doubt.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Terri Schiavo in General
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I think it is good for congress to intervene now, not for the sake of saving Terri's life, but for the sake of getting the supreme court ruling so that all the fighting can be put to rest. It will save future families from fighting over the same thing even for as rare as the cases are. I sympathise with both sides and can honestly say that if put in the situation, I would not know what to choose.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Wow nice to see y'all again in General
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Halo, halo. 'Vote for Pedro' seems to ring a bell. And since you joined shortly after I did I probably remember it from you though I am quite terrible with names. Appologies.

[ Sunday, March 20, 2005 12:05: Message edited by: Jewels of the Forest ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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The Universe in General
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My head hurts...

Have these 'virtual' particles themselves ever been observed? It seems that the whole theory of exploding black holes rests singularly on the exsistance of particles that appear at random out of nowhere.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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From The Shadows... in General
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Hello and welcome back to all who have been gone.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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