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#1 lyall OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Who is your Master?

The CREATOR.

What did the CREATOR give you?

Free will.

What did you do with your Free Will?


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 02:13 PM

If you change " CREATOR " to " TAX COLLECTOR " it sort of puts a damper on the free will part.
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 02:20 PM

    Nothing in this world is free!!  as for my "free will "  I put it into garden tractor collecting

                                                                                         Pete


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 04:42 PM

Free will given by God is the choice to do right or wrong living by his commandments. My desire although by far not being perfect is to live by these standards.
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 04:59 PM

If I remember  , This is one of the 3 things that we are not to " talk about"  on here ? ? ?

 

Patrick .


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 05:05 PM

   Ok what am I missing ??  I can guess two. politics, religion and ?????????????????????


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 05:41 PM

Racism.
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Firearms
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 06:29 PM

   Ok what am I missing ??  I can guess two. politics, religion and ?????????????????????

IF YOU READ the " rules"  Politics, religion, and Firearms. . .  That's 3   NO more Guessing.?????????????????????????????????

 

Patrick.


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 07:11 PM

....so we can still talk about how to make moonshine and how to pick up loose women? Whew, I thought all was lost for a minute there.
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 07:57 PM

   AAAA MMEEENNN!!!!   to loose women and moonshine :bigrofl: :bigrofl:  just don't tell my wife :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 08:11 PM

....so we can still talk about how to make moonshine and how to pick up loose women? Whew, I thought all was lost for a minute there.


Loose women aren't hard to pick up when you make moonshine!
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 10:23 PM

We want as many people to be comfortable here on the site as possible. We attempt to include as many viewpoints as we can
Pretty tough line to walk sometimes.

We had to mainly get rid of politics and guns around here due to the fact that these topics just seemed to be scabs. People would make a post and then there was always someone who wouldn't quit picking at it. Eventually, it would turn into a flame war.

The same goes with religion, with some differences.
We tolerate no "my brand of religion is better than your brand" or "my creator is better than your origins"
BUT as much as we try to make everyone happy, we watch the topics pretty close. We watch for things that may offend and work to correct as we can... however Freedom OF religion is not freedom FROM religion.
This site tends to lean toward the Judeo Christian end of the spectrum, but I've seen some other ideals and always been proud of how the membership has collectively been courteous and inclusive.

Often members here will want to share something (good or bad) with their friends and how it affects their life or lively hood. Many times people use their beliefs to help express their feelings in a concise manner.
I would never ask someone to not speak a language to help them communicate in a concise manner. Just because it's different than mine... Of course, this statement is made Barring the unforeseen.
To sanitize all mention of religion was not the intent of the writer of the rules, Period.
So, with that tidbit of info, We will continue to interpret the way we know he meant.

All that having been said.
There are already two or three threads tonight that are garnering discussion in the mod room and why there seems to be a sudden increase in negativity or surly/snide comments. Come one guys, we are in this together to have fun. Don't let everyone's collective lunar cycle make the weekend any less pleasent than it should be. These people are your friends and confidants. Your comrades in rust.
Time for a group hug and a big deep breath.
As for things like this going on tomorrow... I'm not going to be here much...I have a plow day to attend and I plan on having fun.

Now, to the OP's question.

Who is your Master?
The CREATOR.
What did the CREATOR give you?
Free will.
What did you do with your Free Will?

I would like to think I've used the blessings I've been given wisely. But He and I know that's not always the case. I'm trying to get better and He knows that's true. Maybe someday I'll get it right.
As for my free will, I try to live my life in a manner that would make my ancestors and descendants proud. I 'believe' and kneel to no man. I exercise my rights as I think I should, assist those who I can and feel I should, and try not to make the world any worse for the wear of having me around. :D

Oh, yeah. And i believe my Lord wants me to be happy. So, I collect Garden Tractors in spite of my wife's preferences that I stop.
Now I have another argument "for".
:rolling: think she's going to buy the "God wants me to" defense? :rolling:
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 11:45 PM

You cannot please everyone, therefore its a dangerous topic in my opinion, we are a garden tractor site not a religion although if a person asks for a little prayer I SEE NO HARM and that should be the end of it .


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Heck, it may not be about religion at all??  Maybe some sci-fi movie stuff.  (Star Trek, the movie for instance)

 

He has definitely made different folks think up different things..  

 

Now everyone back in the shop and get to work!   :firejumper:






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