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To: Thinkin' Gal
I don't know if your post is serious or designed to mock.

No, it was quite serious. You recommended in your post that people should "flee"; I merely asked to where you think we should flee. In every measurable way, America is the greatest country and society that has ever been on the planet. This is as good as it gets.

As the Lord leads from where you are at. Ask Him. Hear and then obey His voice.

I do try, every day.

First order, though, is that for whatever you do or did that you know is/was wrong, repent. God cannot be mocked: He knows who is sincere and who isn't.

Then I guess I'll find out if my efforts to live a life worthy of His teachings were enough in 30 or so years. I also feel that's between me and Him.

Which brings me back to that "flee"-ing thing. I don't have the type of personality that allows me to simply run away from things I disagree with. I have an almost pathological need to try to change things I feel to be wrong, whether through the ballot box, letters to the editor, my purchasing habits, by posting to FreeRepublic, and by whatever legal means are at my disposal.

However, at the same time, I learned to choose my battles carefully and not to expend resources needlessly on things (or people) which can do no harm to me. And, getting overwrought over an announcement in a newspaper seems to me to fall within that category. To put it in a nutshell, there are far greater evils in the world than an announcement in a newspaper about two men who live together, and I prefer to expend my limited resources to combat things that could more directly affect or harm me.

Thank you for your concern.

34 posted on 01/05/2004 10:46:43 AM PST by Johnny_Cipher ("... and twenty thousand bucks to complete my robot. My GIRL robot.")
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To: Johnny_Cipher
I wish I could have put it that succintly. Frankly, I don't deal well with some people here, those who seem to see revelatory messages in their alphabet soup.
38 posted on 01/05/2004 11:36:22 AM PST by tdadams
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