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Here's the thing on Cassie Bernall...

Yeah and also I've just remembered after clicking on the update button that both buying spurts were planned after returning from the family weekend vacation to Eureka Springs and when we returend from there, mom and I arrived to the neighbor telling us that he noticed swarms of ants in our sugar bowl while watching the dogs and cats for us and we noticed when he left that he didn't do a close to perfect job watching them either but oh well. Now we have to shell out for an exterminator and I've already shelled out to my mom my half of the first visit which was $50 to me and I've repaid it from my paycheck, being a SURPRISE EXPENSE and all. Now I have to be on my toes and insure that I pump in money from paycheck to cover $15. from my ened for monthly visits for a year. Now if only I can figure out how to get down the $100. eye doctor bill......


This Cassie Bernall article from the website was quoted from.....errrrgh I forgot where they said it was quoted from but it's
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Yeah and also I've just remembered after clicking on the update button that both buying spurts were planned after returning from the family weekend vacation to Eureka Springs and when we returend from there, mom and I arrived to the neighbor telling us that he noticed swarms of ants in our sugar bowl while watching the dogs and cats for us and we noticed when he left that he didn't do a close to perfect job watching them either but oh well. Now we have to shell out for an exterminator and I've already shelled out to my mom my half of the first visit which was $50 to me and I've repaid it from my paycheck, being a SURPRISE EXPENSE and all. Now I have to be on my toes and insure that I pump in money from paycheck to cover $15. from my ened for monthly visits for a year. Now if only I can figure out how to get down the $100. eye doctor bill......


This Cassie Bernall article from the website was quoted from.....errrrgh I forgot where they said it was quoted from but it's <a href="http://www.cassiebernall.com/did_she_or_didnt_she.htm" an editorial type article debating if Cassie Bernall said "yes" or not></a> when Harris and Kleibold put a gun to her and asked if she believed in God. It's sad that people are trying to discount the words of this special person and the brave witness that she gave to the world. It doesn't matter that her friend was next to her and that the same thing happened to her and she was spared, it doesn't matter that the other students were so traumatized they had trouble putting tier accounts together. No matter how troubled they are and how much the event trubled them they still heard Cassie say "yes."

I'm just now getting into all this stuff because I've had restarted my interest in my church and beliefs even though my vision of the future is still the same....and that, w/ how I am now, is kinda warped. Several months ago I bought this interesting book called "Jesus Freaks" put out by DC Talk and this non-profit group called Voice of the Martyrs and it's made like this rough edged, w/ wood grain style covers...and it has stories in it about past and present people that died in all these countries for worshipping as Christians in places that didn't want them to worship they way they wanted. I sent in the card included and got a global prayer map and a free subscription to their magazine...it's free for as long as you want it but they regularly ask for donations and stuff and there's always an order form and a mini-catalog in the back of the issue.... I also got this list of people in other countries that are persecuted....snail mail addresses and esome email addresses, addresses to embassies and stuff.

I already decided to take a chance last Monday and send off an order for a T-shirt that says "It Didn't End in the Roman Empire, Christians Still Die," a free tape of testimonies of Indonesian Christians and how they were persecuted, a book on Islam by ex-Muslim converts to Christianity, and a BASIC bracelet....

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flameprincess
May. 10th, 2001 12:41 pm (UTC)
My question
It didn't end with the Roman Empire... pagans still die too.
Muslims still die, Jews still die....

So why is one greater then the other?
skrain_bodak
May. 10th, 2001 06:37 pm (UTC)
Knew that was you Mandi...I think....
You are Amanda from D6D right? (btw, you know I love both names, Mandy and Amanda...heck I even had my second crush on someone named Mandy....and she was a gorgeous redhead...)

Anyway the difference between Christianity and the other religions is that the others in some indirect or direct way worship the created things instead of the Creator. The Roman Empire was the same way but the reason why they did everyone is that they wouldn't acnoledge Caesar as a god. The Druids and other Pagans, despite them saying they worship a "god and goddess" worship nature and give the excuse that there are "spirits in the trees and rocks." Jews have all these laws and rituals that they say that if they keep them all perfectly then the Messiah that they are looking for will come...

The most important difference is that God is perfect, and that He doesn't actually need any help in creating His Creation so there's only one of Him. Before you could ask why Christians have thre parts to the same God or something like that, just think of how the most important substance to life itself, water, has three parts to its one substance.....
flameprincess
May. 11th, 2001 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: Knew that was you Mandi...I think....
Yeah that's me.

Christians aren't the only ones to have three parts to their god... there was a pagan faith that worshipped a goddess and had the trinity of the maiden, the woman, the crone.
So if god is perfect then why have a religion based on pagan rituals? Most of the Christian holidays are tied directly to pagan holidays that the Catholic Church superceded to promote worship amongst the peasants.
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