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    I consider myself a Deist.

    Deism involves the belief in the existence of God, on purely rational grounds, without any reliance on revealed religion or religious authority.

    <a target=new class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism">Wikipedia article on Deism</a>

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    "If you tell me you already understand, I feel a little pessimistic. If you say you do not understand, I feel more optimistic." Thic Nhat Hanh

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    Faith gives people hope. Whether you want to admit it or not everyone has some sort of faith. You have faith you will wake up, you have faith your car will work, sure maybe its all logical and can be explained by science...but still you just know things will work and happen, sometimes you dont so you have faith it will work out good, at least somewhat good.

    I believe in God. i have a strong faith in God. Its not an easy way out...if it were everyone that believed in God, or some religion, would be happy go lucky and ignore everything that goes wrong. Its acutally hard sometimes saying your a Christian because if you mess up one time, someone will look at you and say "well i thought you were a christian" just cus some people believe in God doesnt make them automatically perfect. Sure some organized religion goes wrong or astray....mainly because some people use religion to say they are right, and we see all the wrong that goes with religion because thats what people (media) want us to see. Alot of religous groups do great things...such as giving aide, helping homeless, just general aide of any kind to those that need it. You dont hear to much of that, just the bad stuff....like we hear mainly the bad things that activists do (such as riots violence) even though activists do alot of good things. There are always good and bad to every group/thing, the extreme sides of everything.


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    Nicely put, Purplelungs!

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    Why claim their is a God who set everything into motion and then claim this god doesn't have any power over it afterwards? That doesn't make a lot of sense to me?

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    Aimeesue82: Please don't look for a connection with God on this website. Emily will surely throw in a negative response to anything that a true believer could enhance your life with. Since you have looked over the topics and read earlier chat you have noticed how pessimestic Emily is about a lot of things. Her outcome in this life for one considering her disease. She could do wonderful things and enjoy her life while she has it if she really wanted to. For one thing she could faithfully do her treatments but doesn't (something she has already shared with us). I have read lots that Emily has to offer here and wonder if things could have been a little different for Emily if she had had the Lord shared with her when she was younger. A chance to learn the limits that God tried to express to us through the Bible. Limits including but not limited to abstinence. Emily if you are reading, I really do feel bad for the situation you endured (something you shared much earlier this year) however; somethings need to be kept discrete for your own good. When I read over this site I come to realize if you didn't have CF you would have a hard time gaining the attention you require.

    Sorry about the detour; Back to your concerns Aimeesue82: Why did this happen to you? Scientifically it happened to you because of your parents being carriers. Now you can use the situation you have been dealt to do good for yourself and others or you can dwell too much about "why". Don't waste your time on "whys" spend your time on "what can I do now" What can you do Aimeesue82? A relationship with God is a great thing but don't look for the answers here from many very young people that haven't figured out life themselves. By the way Deism is not worth looking into.

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    lol. Hehehe. I love personal attacks. They're so great. And even better, a personal attack from someone who doesn't have the balls to leave their name. You know nothing about me, I would like to let you know. I am doing wonderful things, and I am enjoying my life, thank you much. I don't remember ever telling you that I don't faithfully do my treatments. I am not 100% with my enzymes, but my problem is more lung-related, and I am careful about my Pulmo. I skip every once and a while (maybe once a month), but it's not that often, and it is to be expected. No one can be 100% or perfect 100% of the time. I'm wondering what it is you're referring to with...
    "Emily if you are reading, I really do feel bad for the situation you endured (something you shared much earlier this year) however; somethings need to be kept discrete for your own good."
    Just a tad curious. If you mean my inability to have kids, then that's all good and well. Why should I be keeping it discrete? So that small-minded people like yourself don't attack me about it? I really don't care. The benefits of sharing (asking questions, sharing concerns and ideas) far outweighs the possible downfalls.

    One more thing, the "lord" was shared with me when I was younger. I just chose not to follow it, for my own reasons. I don't disrespect your right to believe in god, so don't disrespect my right NOT to. Also don't make any comments that could even possibly be construed as negative about my mother (or father) and the way they raised me. My parents both, and especially my mother, did an EXCELLENT job raising me. And I'm not the only one to have said that. At least I have the courage of my convictions to leave my name with whatever posts I write. One more thing, if this:
    "Limits including but not limited to abstinence."
    is meant to be a stab at me as well, I don't see what the point is? Not everyone is going to be abstinent, and the choice to be with Mike in that manner is one I made after careful consideration. It's also one I do not regret. The fact that I have made comments about it, I suppose, has made it, in some shape or form <i>something</i> like your business. But I have to ask, does it affect you in any way that I sleep with Mike? No? That's what I thought. So why do you care?

    I don't wish to argue these points, because they're pretty useless, but just to make the comment. I am not pessismistic, I am realistic. And I don't crave attention. I'm here to help others (and socialize with those who can understand me), which is something you quite clearly (from that post, at least) cannot say about yourself.

    And one more thing... you are extremely narrow-minded, and I hate when people are like that. Regardless of the personal attacks on me, because really I couldn't care much less... Who in the world are you to say that Deism isn't worth looking into? Candice has every right to have that belief, no matter what it is, without you criticising, saying it's not "worth it." If it's worth it to her, then it's worth it. I could very well say that Christianity or Catholicism isn't worth looking into, just because I don't personally believe in it. BUT I DON'T. If you choose to, and it works for you, then good for you. But I would never tell another person their religion isn't worth looking into.

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    See things like that is why people dont like Christianity or any organized religion. We as Christians are supposed to love everyone no matter their flaws, i mean come on Christians have flaws. Candice is my friend. I dont care if she is a Diest, she doesnt care if I am a Christian...we are still friends, it doenst hurt our friendship that we believe differently. Just like Emily has said before, again and again, if we were all the same it would be boring, differences are interesting (not excat quote but close (right?). I will not go into what I believe. I just know I cant push someone into what I believe, for one its wrong, for another it wont do any good, it just pushes people away (from anything, especially friendships). I know anon poster that people here arent perfect, including myself. Just because someone grows up with God or not doesnt mean they turn out any particular way. Thats all I will say.

    I apologize for getting off topic. If my post makes trouble please delete it.

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    Yeah, that's pretty much the quote. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/rose.gif" border="0">

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    I personally don't agree with what some people do or don't believe in but I think Em is a strong, kind person. I don't know her only from the site but I know where she stands on topics. She's not wishy-washy. and yes I have had my disagreements with her and it was known at the time. But we said it got it over with and went on. I do beleive in God but don't go to church to do so. But that has nothing to do with the way others feel about the subject. If Emily doesn't beleive it doesn't make any difference to me. We're still friends. If your going to condemn someone for not practicing abstinence, I can bet you'd be condemning most of us. Since most of us are 20-40. But I don't believe you have that right to judge on why we make them decisions. I cant believe you would have the indecency to say such judgemental things. Sometimes when people leave these annonymous post it really makes me think it's someone that talks nice with their sign on name to you on other post then when they have something to say that could be incrimainating they dont sign. I always sign my name as everyone knows who it's from adn where I stand. Emily has helped alot of people on here. If she was doing it to be center of attention she would be responding to every posts.

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