1) You referenced the length of my orthodoxy when you brought up the financial scandal.
AHHHHH the quotes!!!!
Jim let's start over. Our quotes are getting jumbled.
2) Again, tell me how living in Russia half of the time, maintaining permanent residence there, having spent 3 years there total, being married to a Russian, who ive been with for 9 years, and being invested and active in business there, is somehow just a trip abroad.
3) you still haven't answered devin's question.
4) how old are you, anyway, if you're going to keep referencing my age and incredible lack of experience in anything?
lulz @ you. I certainly can draw you in. You really would be better off not taking me so seriously, as you are only proving my point.
1.) I was referring to HERE. OC.net. I made no mention of your . . . I never wanted to, but it seems like it is a problem for you.
2.) Again 3 years? Wait your wife is Russian and you have invested money there? Hey I dated a Romanian for four years and bought half of Transylvania at least three rounds. Can I be Romanian too? If you really want to go down this line, which I don't as most can read between your line, it will just get uglier.
3.) I did.
4.) I said you are not old enough to have lived everywhere you say, as you proven, outside the mind of an American. Identity through consumption. Jim you have married and bought enough of Russia to be Russian, congratulations.
Was PMing someone earlier mentioning I have never lived anywhere for longer than 4 years and that is just recently. I've live in more countries for longer than you have in Russia. Who cares?
I am an America. Midwest. Everything else were stays. No Austrian, German, Irish, etc. would call me anything other.
You do seem insecure here.
But let me extend to you an olive branch!
I will try not mention a small elliptical that will upset you.
You are Russian. And a New Yorker. And a Georgian (the US State) not the country. Yet! And a Utahan.
Still, back to the point.
What are you truly not trying to change in your life? That is more interesting than talking about the single problem for a single person who ain't here to share who has much impact on the world.
You tell me one of yours and I will tell you one of mine.
Again, you're projecting a lot of crap on to me that I don't deserve. I never claimed to be Russian. I don't want to be Russian. I claimed that I love Russia, mostly because I love my family, and that I know something about Russia, because I'm heavily invested there, in many ways, and have spent enough time there to make me more than a tourist.
I never claimed to be Georgian. I lived there for 2 years. I never claimed to be a Utahn. I said I lived there for 2 months. In rehab, as a teenager. That was Minnesota, too, btw. All of this was simply responding to your assertion that I'd never lived in any "fly-over" area. 2 years and change is not much, no, but it's not never. I'm a New Yorker and Massachusettian. I grew up in those places, lived 13 years in one, 8 in the other. Left room for 3 in Russia and 2 in GA, with a couple months pitstops in other places along the way. I am comfortable with this, and happy about it. I'm a proud, often disgustingly so, American, and Northeasterner.
You still have never said your own age, which is odd, because you insist on calling me out for my youth.
Yes, you draw me in, because it really surprises me how uncharitable you can be in this kind of setting. I will happily concede that point, and that I will defend myself from being repeatedly dumped on.
What am I truly not trying to change? Nothing that I'm aware of. Am I quite stubborn on a lot of things? Sure. Vanity, laziness, pride, anger, lust, pick one. Am I not truly trying to change anything about myself that I am able to identify as keeping me away from God? No.
I would still like to know whether or not you believe homosexuality is sinful, as it is very relevant to this discussion, and you haven't answered that.