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Offline Volnutt

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Just checking in
« on: April 18, 2012, 11:57:21 PM »
Hi, all. Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing ok, relatively speaking.

School has just been beating me up (only a couple of weeks to go this semester) and I haven't had much to say here. I'm so tired of theology, I completely burnt myself out and now it seems like the Problem of Evil is closer to completely destroying my faith than it ever has been. I can't even pray anymore.

Oh well, life goes on. I hope everybody is doing ok. I'll check in periodically.
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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 12:27:59 AM »

Glad to hear you are more or less okay!

Don't let that "evil" get to you.  You are just tired and burnt out.

Don't despair.  Once classes are over, refocus and recommit!

Praying for you!
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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 08:15:30 AM »
stop reading theology then!
read the Bible and listen to the psalms:
try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxg0utxqH8k
and this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajSc1Irhq_k

may God give u peace
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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 08:47:57 AM »
I hear ya ... regardless of what role faith is playing, try to keep some hope :)
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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 08:10:37 PM »
stop reading theology then!
read the Bible and listen to the psalms:
try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxg0utxqH8k
and this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajSc1Irhq_k

may God give u peace
 :)
Thanks. I'm just so tired of being angry at God... Even if I stopped believing in Him I'd still hate Him it seems like.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 08:21:35 PM »
stop reading theology then!
read the Bible and listen to the psalms:
try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxg0utxqH8k
and this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajSc1Irhq_k

may God give u peace
 :)
Thanks. I'm just so tired of being angry at God... Even if I stopped believing in Him I'd still hate Him it seems like.

I've hated many people I didn't believe in, often that's why I hated them. And they usually deserved it. For better and worse, believing in them or not had little consequence on their existence.

Hang in the buddy. I hope the worm turns for you.

I've taken to trying to swallow mine.
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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 08:31:54 PM »
stop reading theology then!
read the Bible and listen to the psalms:
try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxg0utxqH8k
and this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajSc1Irhq_k

may God give u peace
 :)
Thanks. I'm just so tired of being angry at God... Even if I stopped believing in Him I'd still hate Him it seems like.

I've hated many people I didn't believe in, often that's why I hated them. And they usually deserved it. For better and worse, believing in them or not had little consequence on their existence.

Hang in the buddy. I hope the worm turns for you.

I've taken to trying to swallow mine.
Thanks. I hope so too.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 11:25:42 PM »
VOLNUTT!
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 05:39:24 PM »
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Just checking in
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 04:14:29 PM »
Well, school's almost over and I'm doing a bit better. I'm sorry if I alarmed anyone...
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman