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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are gas prices where you're at? on: December 12, 2014, 12:27:16 pm
$2.15 for pure gas, $1.96 for e-10 in spots.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you say "either"? on: December 11, 2014, 09:14:03 pm
Option 4
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: One term President 2016 on: December 11, 2014, 09:12:30 pm
It is definitely possible for the 45th President to be one and done.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: December 11, 2014, 09:11:23 pm
Please. Not Mitt Romney!!!!

He won't get anywhere if he runs.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / RIP Ken Weatherwax on: December 08, 2014, 08:36:32 pm
The star who played "Pugsley" on the Addams Family TV show has passed away at the age of 59.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/12/08/ken-weatherwax-dead-dies-pugsley-addams-family-heart-attack/
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 06, 2014, 07:42:40 pm
Alright, I've had enough, guys.  I'm done being treated like crap on this forum.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 06, 2014, 11:04:27 am
Good morning, guys.  I am not going to respond to any of the posts while I was asleep.  I just don't want to.  However, I will say this, my parents and I will have another pow-wow tonight on what to do about the apartment in light of the notice information I was given earlier this week.  We'll talk about what I want to do and weigh that against what should be done.  I will keep you posted on what we discuss.  We may not come to a final decision tonight as the final decision rests solely on me and I don't have to decide right away.

With that, I've got to head back down to Oklahoma City, so I will chat with you gents later.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 11:56:42 pm
I never did get a good understanding of what exactly the nature of your work was in Kenya. What did you do there aside from Loving On Children?

We fed the children and the widows, we volunteered in their education classes, we tutored the children in their math, science, English classes and other subjects as necessary we visited and attended to some needs in the slums, we sponsored them and found them sponsors from America to give them clothing, shoes, school supplies, pay for their tests, pay for them to go to school, and make sure they eat.  We also helped with the administrative side of things, helping the administrators who live and work at the orphanage by taking some burden off them or assisting them in locating children and whatever family they have.
Not we. What did you do?

All of the above
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 11:30:49 pm
FWIW instead of moving back to Tulsa for no reason, maybe Bushie should look at North Dakota instead. My mom said that the job market in Bismarck now is so hot that you can make $12/hour at McDonald's.

Too cold, too snowy, and too small...
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 11:14:11 pm
There is an old saying in Christianity when doing mission work that is so true "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."  That's what Maisha (the Kenyan orphanage I'm involved with) does, they feed the children and the widows, educate them, clothe them, and teach them Jesus.

Oh please, sending a toiletry gift basket that your mom paid for every year or so doesn't make you "involved" with it.

For someone who spends as much time at church as you do, I've never once heard you mention doing any kind of community service or good works. No volunteering at food banks or homeless shelters. No raising money for poor people in your own community.

I have visited this Kenyan orphanage twice and I sponsor two children providing them with the things I have mentioned above.  I don't do enough volunteeering, but I am involved with this orphanage.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 11:05:38 pm
I never did get a good understanding of what exactly the nature of your work was in Kenya. What did you do there aside from Loving On Children?

We fed the children and the widows, we volunteered in their education classes, we tutored the children in their math, science, English classes and other subjects as necessary we visited and attended to some needs in the slums, we sponsored them and found them sponsors from America to give them clothing, shoes, school supplies, pay for their tests, pay for them to go to school, and make sure they eat.  We also helped with the administrative side of things, helping the administrators who live and work at the orphanage by taking some burden off them or assisting them in locating children and whatever family they have.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:53:05 pm
I'll just say one thing - I care about the whole person - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.  I never said I didn't care about physical needs.  They are extremely vital.  I'm just saying physical needs shouldn't be where a mission group stops.  People who really love and care for someone will attend to not only their physical needs, but their spiritual needs, as well.  You cannot separate the two.  How can one focus on the Bible and listening to a message or serving when they are hungry and have no idea when or where their next meal is coming from and don't know how to get anything to protect them from the elements.  There is an old saying in Christianity when doing mission work that is so true "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."  That's what Maisha (the Kenyan orphanage I'm involved with) does, they feed the children and the widows, educate them, clothe them, and teach them Jesus.  James 1:27 says, and I paraphrase, true religion is taking care of the widows and orphans and keeping oneself unspotted from the world.  Also, different mission groups have different purposes.  There are many needs in this world, much more than one group can do.  That's why the International Mission Board which is operated by the Southern Baptist Convention has just around 5,000 missionaries world wide.  Different denominations and organizations greatly increase that number.  My cousins are going through the Wycliffe organization which has hundreds, if not thousands, of missionaries of their own and are not affiliated with any Christian denomination.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:40:15 pm
Guys, what part of "we are not having this discussion tonight" do you refuse to understand?

Mine isn't really a theology question.

The Bible must and will be translated into EVERY language or dialect.  No people group is unimportant to God.

...yes but these 'people groups' also speak common European languages.

So?  Maybe they understand better in their native language??  Also, not everyone speaks a common European language.  For instance, in western Kenya, many do speak English, but many more speak Luo or Swahili and cannot understand or speak English.  God doesn't limit himself to speaking in common languages, rather He likes to speak in every single language.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:28:55 pm
Guys, what part of "we are not having this discussion tonight" do you refuse to understand?

Mine isn't really a theology question.

The Bible must and will be translated into EVERY language or dialect.  No people group is unimportant to God.  My cousins are not translating the Bible themselves, they are managing a guest house (hotel) for those who are, both native Cameroonians and outside volunteers.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:25:09 pm
Guys, what part of "we are not having this discussion tonight" do you refuse to understand?
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:14:31 pm
Don't these busybody white people have anything better to do than spread their nonsense beliefs to a part of the world with far more pressing concerns?

People's eternal future is far more important than any other temporary problem.

You know, starvation, dehydration, those are all bad things, but teaching them about Jesus is more important than them dying.

You'll never be faced with something as terrible as that, Bushie, and the fact that you would think that you need to spread your religion before you help others is pretty sickening.

What you mentioned is very important and they do need to be taken care of and is sometimes a gateway into sharing the Gospel with them, but people's eternal souls that last forever are of more importance.  That's not being sick, that's being loving.

No, being loving is saving lives, not spreading word of the gospel.

Leading others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ that will guarantee they will spend eternity in heaven is the most loving thing you can do for someone.

Again, though, we are NOT going to have a theological discussion tonight, so drop the subject now.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:09:08 pm
Don't these busybody white people have anything better to do than spread their nonsense beliefs to a part of the world with far more pressing concerns?

People's eternal future is far more important than any other temporary problem.

You know, starvation, dehydration, those are all bad things, but teaching them about Jesus is more important than them dying.

You'll never be faced with something as terrible as that, Bushie, and the fact that you would think that you need to spread your religion before you help others is pretty sickening.

What you mentioned is very important and they do need to be taken care of and is sometimes a gateway into sharing the Gospel with them, but people's eternal souls that last forever are of more importance.  That's not being sick, that's being loving.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:07:28 pm
What if God told them to kill a guy though? Then we'd have the right to condemn though, right?

He never contradicts the Bible.  Exodus 20 "Thou shall not kill."  He would never tell anyone to kill another human being.  The only case in which this does not apply is the death penalty.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:03:27 pm
Anyway, we are not going to have a theology discussion.  No one has the right to condemn my cousins for doing what God is telling them to do.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:02:23 pm
Don't these busybody white people have anything better to do than spread their nonsense beliefs to a part of the world with far more pressing concerns?

People's eternal future is far more important than any other temporary problem.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 10:01:28 pm
Is the seventy per cent of the native Cameroonian population that is already Christian somehow not good enough at evangelizing the thirty per cent that isn't, or not good enough at translating into their own native languages? It's generally considered a better idea to focus on translating into one's mother tongue than out of it (or, in the case of the Bible, between two languages neither of which is one's mother tongue).

Also, 'Word of God' properly refers to Jesus Himself, Bushie, not the text of the Bible (John 1).

All Scripture is God-breathed, so the Bible is 100% inerrant and infallible.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 09:19:02 pm
Is this cousin the person who'll be doing some sort of secretarial work for a Bible translator, or do you know multiple people who are going on missions to Cameroon? If it's the latter, what will your cousin be doing?

She's the one managing a guest house for Bible translators.

What language or languages are they translating the Bible into?

Many different languages.  I don't know which ones, but believe it or not there are still thousands of people groups who have not heard the name of Jesus, have no churches, and have no access to the written Word of God.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the written Word of God, known as the Bible, are advancing rapidly, but it still has a long way to go.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Calendars on: December 05, 2014, 09:16:18 pm
What kind of calendars do you own?  I forgot to go back in and change the question of the poll.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Calendars on: December 05, 2014, 09:06:07 pm
I'm curious if paper calendars have gone extinct?

I still own a pocket planner, desk calendar, wall calendars for both years and only at home.  I use my iPhone/Google calendar, of course, but I also have the old fashioned paper calendars.  I just can't get away from the old fashioned paper calendars.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 05, 2014, 05:30:27 pm
Is this cousin the person who'll be doing some sort of secretarial work for a Bible translator, or do you know multiple people who are going on missions to Cameroon? If it's the latter, what will your cousin be doing?

She's the one managing a guest house for Bible translators.
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