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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:23 pm 
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I used to know a Jesus
I used to call him friend
But the folk around about me
Said our friendship it must end

They said he was middle eastern
Where terrorists do reside
And you can't trust such people
For they have so often lied

They said he had long hair
And although it was not a sin
It meant he was probably a liberal
Which matched his compassionate funny grin

They said he was unmarried
And lived at home with his ma
So his orientation was in question
Or he was functioning well below par

They said his friends were poor
So they were dubious too
And he advocated loving everyone
Such a 60's point of view

So I cut my hair, became conservative
And went to spread the word of God
But without my friend Jesus
It all seemed rather odd


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:25 am 
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Now THERE's some food for thought.

Where did Jesus go???


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:30 pm 
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After I finished my nurses training I went back to PNG to see my parents. At the time they were running a guesthouse on the coast and had quite a few of the locals as friends dropping in. My father took me aside and advised that it was not wise to demonstrate to much friendliness with his local guests when other Tribers were around, because it tended to upset them and cause trouble. I wasn't really surprised, because I'd seen rascism first hand as a teenager in NTM. Another Kiwi MK confirmed the exact same story, her parents having got into considerable trouble for friendliness with the locals.
Even today I get the occassional strange e-mail or facebook post dictating who I can be friendly with and who I should avoid. It just reminds me how fortunate I am to live far away from this sort of nonsense.

As for your question my good friend Raz. I have no idea where Jesus went, but I suspect he does not reside in havens of hatred and intolerance.

And that is why I wrote this piece, I doubt it will change a thing but there it is anyway.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:57 pm 
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"A faith that cannot survive a collision with the truth, is NOT worth many regrets" Arthur C Clarke

"Come" I was told
"For we bring faith into the dark"
"And behold our bite
Is not as bad as our bark"

"Sit" I was told
"For your faith must be"
"And they reeducated the mind
Of a very little me"

"Fetch" I was told
"For some are of faith great"
"And if thee fetch not
You will suffer evil fate"

"Stay" I was told
"But I'd had enough
So I ran into the not so evil world
And ignored the cultish childhood stuff"

8-)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:43 pm 
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"Come" "Sit" "Fetch" "Stay"

Yes, there was a lot of that, wasn't there.

And "Do as I say, not as I do."

:roll: :x


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:24 pm 
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Raz wrote:
"Come" "Sit" "Fetch" "Stay"

Yes, there was a lot of that, wasn't there.

And "Do as I say, not as I do."


:x


It wasn't Doggey Heaven or Pooches ParadIse
But did we roll over? :P


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:19 pm 
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It had its very horrible stuff
I'm glad if some finally got thru it
And are making sense of going on
And living normally now.
YAY!
Those have MUCH understanding for
All the others at different stages.
We watch our different kids and some are ok
And some are not so much.
It unsettles us and takes our peace
To watch those.
What it did to whole families!
We came thru with our faith intact.
But it is different for us than for our children--
For you whom we support here.
So we stay faith-based and conservative,
But reaching out in all love and anguish, too,
To any others in every state of disrepair or of putting-back-together.
Now Raz--
She knows both sides of this coin.
She has been thru the whole nine yards of experience.
UGH!

Good to see y'all back! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:24 am 
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It's always good to see you here too, MB! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:18 pm 
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mosquito bite wrote:
What it did to whole families!


:D


:?

Sometimes
It is better to walk away
There is little good left
For which to stay

Torn from the top
By utter insanity
From the lies and blame
Better to just walk free

Laugh at the crazziness
A mechanism to cope
But walk away
If there is no hope

Paint it warts and all
For others to see the fate
And maybe just maybe
Heal before it's to late


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:21 pm 
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Agreed, but we can never nor will we walk away from our kids.
They are not asking us to
Even tho some of it has been bumpy.
Each has to make his own decisions whether hard or easy
In spite of what others say.
And do what makes him at least somewhat comfy.


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