The dilemma that man has gotten himself into.

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Integrity, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    For Discussion:

    I have heard it said that the real dilemma that man has gotten himself into is he behaves as if he belongs to himself.

    Do you behave as if you belong to yourself or as if you belong to another?

    I believe that I belong to another. I seek to please the one who I belong to.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    He's Back!
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    .....and don't mess with Mr. In Between....."
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Oh, you're married !!
     
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Comingattractions....

    "I don't get it..."
    "Please Explain"
    Blah, blah....."
     
  6. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Can I be the one you belong to? I would like to test the limits of how far you are willing to go to please me. But seriously I'm glad you have returned. You always have something interesting to say, and other posters have interesting things to say to you.
     
  7. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    oldngray,

    Although I have not posted much lately and have spent less time on the BC I haven't gone anywhere.

    I appreciate your humor but it really is a distraction to the topic.

    Can I ask that if you are going to add some humor to the threads that I start, that you at least do so in the context of participating in the topic?

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  8. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Returntosender,

    The reality is that you already belong to the One that I belong.

    All of creation does.

    Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate the encouragement.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I do believe that I belong to someone else.
    I do believe that I should not act holier than thou.
    To err is human, and I am human and err everyday.
    I do not act like a stoic dude, who wants to be around that? or be one
    I am honest with my weaknesses, and don't hide that fact. We are not perfect, just forgiven.
    I try to live like I should, and have fun at the same time.
    I try not to judge(speck and plank in eye thing) God loves everyone, I should too(I don't like everyone though)
     
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  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    upschuck,

    Who do you belong to?

    On what do you base your beliefs and your manner of living on?

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  11. ImmaBabyBrown

    ImmaBabyBrown New Member

    Belonging to someone - that's just weird. Even in the context of religion I don't understand you defining yourself as an object that is owned. Following the principles of what you believe in shouldn't be synonymous with belong to someone else. But hey, to each their own.

    I say this as a former student of theology, who studied long enough to realize that my logic leads me to be a non believer.
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Maybe he was a slave in a past life and belonged to some rich plantation owner.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If you don't admit you belong to God then you believe you are equal to or your own god.
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    God
    The Bible
     
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    My logic leads me to believe.
     
  17. ImmaBabyBrown

    ImmaBabyBrown New Member

    Or you don't believe in any god's - there are so many to choose from. Being an educated non believer I respect those that believe. Not participating in any theology doesn't suggest that I or anyone else with my belief structure puts themselves in a hierarchy with anyone.
     
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  18. ImmaBabyBrown

    ImmaBabyBrown New Member

    And no one has the right to judge your logic, or mine.
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    A student of theology should realize that not believing in God indicates you believe in yourself, therefore you are your own god.
     
  20. ImmaBabyBrown

    ImmaBabyBrown New Member

    I suppose I do believe in myself, that I am responsible for my actions and that my moral code is up to me to live by. This moral code is determined by being kind, respectful, generous, lawful and decent - not because a book or theological entity tells me to, but because it's how I wish to be treated.
     
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