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  1. I think that's the ideal way to see this forum, but arguing still occurs. M.
  2. Protestants also believe in original sin and baptism is not necessary in many protestant faiths. M.
  3. That is not true. Original sin is the sin that was inherited through Adam and Eve and it gives us the tendency to sin. Actual sin that humankind commits is the sin that is accountable. M.
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  5. I'm sure you non-watchers don't care but the Kansas City Chiefs won. ๐Ÿ˜Š M.
  6. Answering a question with a question, how original. You spent all that effort to create a thread on a subject you think is silly. I can only guess that CNN frustrates you so much, that they've mesmerized you into wasting your time. M.
  7. My granddaughter is a smidge over 2 years old and she really likes monster movies. She loves Monsters, Inc. and The Nightmare Before Christmas (she calls it "This is Halloween" because of the song). Lately when she comes over she's been asking for monster movies to watch so we watched Coraline together. I don't think it was quite the monster movie she was looking for but I really liked it. Does anyone have any suggestions for animated and non-animated monster movies to try? M.
  8. If this is so silly, then what made you take the time to create a thread about it? M.
  9. That is a very black and white way of looking at it. @Traveler, you like to ski and cycle; those activities are a benefit to you both physically and mentally and I'm guessing you do both because you enjoy them. And I believe that doesn't make you selfish for enjoying them. Those activities benefit you first and foremost and there is nothing wrong or selfish about that. I agree totally. M.
  10. Most people know right from wrong, good from bad because they are human beings, they have a moral compass. M.
  11. I sometimes wonder the same thing. Is the ulterior motive for doing something spiritual or good just for a blessing/reward? Why can't something good and lovingly be done just because it's the right thing to do, and in @dahlia's case because she cares about the person? Everyone has their motives but to only focus on how one can be rewarded for doing a good thing seems a little selfish and a little less good. As for your new found money - it was there before you started your fast, so I'll chalk it up to absent-mindedness. ๐Ÿ˜Š M.
  12. I definitely understand what a blessing can be interpreted as; usually something good and beneficial. I just found @anatess2 analogy to not make sense because when it's raining those who have umbrellas or who have shelter are the ones being benefitted while those getting soaked are not very happy. I'm just saying a different scenario could be used for a rain blessing. M.
  13. This is a strange analogy because typically people don't want to get wet when it rains. There is really no benefit in being drenched and cold. Maybe a better analogy with rain as a blessing would be that those who fast are like those that plant a garden and the rain is good for the garden and blesses those who planted it. Those who are not able to plant a garden, do not receive the same blessings from the rain. But maybe, those who are not able to plant can do something else instead, like prepare the food from the garden and everyone involved with that garden can enjoy its bounty. ๐Ÿ˜‰ M.
  14. I know this is your opinion but, the 2nd greatest commandment is to love your neighbour as yourself. On a plane, you are instructed to put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others. As a parent, if you want to be there for your children you must take care of yourself. There are so many things in life where being kind to yourself makes it easier to be kind to others. M.
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