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  1. SelfMadeBum
    07-14-2014 05:49 PM
    SelfMadeBum
    Well, it's not a Lounge thread, gooseface.
  2. SelfMadeBum
    07-14-2014 05:37 PM
    SelfMadeBum commented on Women more unhappy with marriage
    *deletes post* Off-topic/Low Quality.
  3. LadyAlleta
    07-09-2014 07:31 PM
    LadyAlleta
    thanks!
  4. antistu
    07-09-2014 10:26 AM
    antistu
    Hot as hell. Same as there, I'm sure. Good to hear on the job front. Looks like a good company IMO.
  5. antistu
    07-09-2014 09:11 AM
    antistu commented on Resigning Your Position
    Left Ion?
  6. LadyAlleta
    07-07-2014 02:28 PM
    LadyAlleta
    Thank you from Austin.
  7. eagleseven
    07-04-2014 05:38 PM
    eagleseven commented on Resigning Your Position
    Thanks
  8. Carnal
    07-02-2014 06:23 PM
    Carnal
    Lol. Was a good thing I read the comment though, my good friend and I ranted about it for hours last night and it was pretty awesome. It's just crazy how clueless some people are about the dynamics between a man and a woman. Society tells you it's like courting a princess, and that it is "fate". So instead we have dudes crushing unhealthily and not getting laid.
  9. Carnal
    06-27-2014 01:47 PM
    Carnal commented on Why not secede?
    boom
  10. Monte314
    06-24-2014 04:05 PM
    Monte314
    There are several parts to the answer. The primary one seems to be that He did it for His own reasons, because He wanted to. He also did it so that He could be glorified in displaying both His Justice and His Mercy.

    The Apostle Paul addresses the negative question in Romans 9:10-33. There, three things are made quite clear:

    1. God has every right to do exactly as He chooses
    2. He need not and will not "explain Himself" to His creation
    3. The choice is not about us
  11. Monte314
    06-24-2014 12:45 PM
    Monte314
    Careful... you are thinking recklessly!

    I did NOT say that God "predestines souls for Hell". That is a notion referred to as "Hyper-Calvinism", and it is not valid.

    The wages of sin is DEATH. All have sinned. Therefore, all are bound for Hell.

    God is under no obligation, either legal or moral, to save anyone. Yet, in election, God graciously chooses some to receive mercy. The rest get Justice. No one gets a bad outcome they do not fully deserve... that is, NO ONE receives Injustice.
  12. Monte314
    06-23-2014 11:41 PM
    Monte314
    Good point. So, God's purpose in creating the world is clearly NOT so that He can save us. I mean, since He has this scoped in advance, why go to all the trouble of creating a universe and having this big confrontation with evil? His purpose must be something else.

    And it is. The Scriptures spell it out quite clearly. Something to think about...
  13. Monte314
    06-23-2014 08:48 PM
    Monte314
    According to Ephesians chapter 1, believers are predestined (proorisas: literally, "marked out beforehand") to salvation "before the foundation of the world". There is really no disagreement about this in the orthodox community.

    What there is MUCH disagreement about is the basis for this "election". There are two basic positions: The Arminian and the Reformed (Calvinist).

    The Arminian position holds that this predestination is based upon God's foreknowledge of our eventual choices. The Reformed (Calvinist) position is that this predestination has nothing whatsoever to do with our later choices, but is made "according to the good pleasure of His will", as it says in this same passage.

    In the Arminian Model, all men act our of their uncoerced free will to either choose Christ or reject Him. God, who infallibly foreknows their free choice, elects them according to this choice. The Atonement of Christ covers the sins of these elect. Others are judged for their own sin.

    In the Reformed (Calvinist) Model, God exercises His benevolent and just will in choosing whom He wishes. The Atonement of Christ is "effective" only for the elect; they receive mercy. The non-elect receive justice, and are judged for their own sin.

    My personal view is that the Arminian Model is untenable, both scripturally and logically. Therefore I am a proponent of the Reformed (Calvinist) View.

    I can provide more information if you need it.
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  15. Kalcifer
    05-28-2014 05:11 PM
    Kalcifer
    They're really good but very much written for teens. Still though, Ghibli took a lot of liberties with the movie. Calcifer is awesome in the 3rd one!
  16. Kalcifer
    05-28-2014 07:58 AM
    Kalcifer
    The "Calcifer" in Howl's Moving Castle is spelt differently, I actually go by "Kal" rather than my "real" name for personal reasons. Did you read the books too?
  17. Kalcifer
    05-28-2014 07:56 AM
    Kalcifer
    Only I don't have to cook bacon.
  18. Zodd
    05-26-2014 02:32 AM
    Zodd
    Haha, nice submission. I thought at first your PT was the other guy cuz he looked physically so impressive and he seemed to get that guillotine choke at first.
  19. Sarea
    05-22-2014 12:14 AM
    Sarea
    i just sold the first house i owned, and the price has increased 300% over the course of a decade. so plus minus inflation and present value of money, i actually got back what i have paid [interest on mortgage payments etc] on that house and more.

    i just signed a bank's offer letter, cos i bought two commercial units [multiple storey office building] at 20% discount off the market price. the excess profit i get from selling the first house, i used that to lure the developer to give me more discount cos i was willing to pay up a huge deposit/booking fee.

    once you start owning a property, you will enjoy it.

    reason for good location is that; in Asia [where i am located], if the site of the property is affected by natural catastrophe which isnt covered by insurance [say, flood], then the bank will place some sort of a 'stigma' on properties in that area, and the values may drop off by 30%-50%. if you want to sell at that time, it's bad and wont be profitable since the potential buyers may not have enough cash to top up the mortgage approved gap [instead of say, 85% financing, they might only be getting 50%]. But hold on and dont sell, wait for the 'stigma' to be lifted up [meaning, pray for no more flood for at least a few years after that], then sell when the market's up.
  20. Sarea
    05-21-2014 11:32 PM
    Sarea commented on Rent or Buy?
    Buy. Properties are good hedge against inflation, but do ensure you buy at the right price, and at a good location.

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