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  1. attempting to upgrade my knowledge, as always

    I'm still trying to figure out what, if any, connection there is between Syria and Assyria.

    Since the word Assyria CONTAINS the word Syria, it seems logical to me that there would be SOME kind of connection.

    From what I understand, at one time, Syria and Assyria co-existed, but now there still is a country called Syria, but no longer a country called Assyria.

    I've read that a large proportion of the population of Syria is Arab, with a section of the country ...

    Updated Nov 5th 2011 at 09:50 AM by gringo300 (fixed spelling)

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  2. 10-01-11

    I've come to realize, to an even greater degree than I previously realized, that for a long time now, I've been making a lot of compromises that I have absolutely NO business making. I now realize more than ever before that nothing but bad can possibly come from this. ALL I've seen come from this is bad.
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  3. I hope I'm not rehashing too much...

    Basically what I've been trying to say, various times, at various places on this board is:

    At certain times in my life in the past, I was in some really bad circumstances.

    These circumstances made it:

    1. a lot easier for me to choose to do the wrong things
    2. a lot harder for me to choose to NOT do the wrong things

    Yes, I did have a choice. I am in no way, shape, form, or fashion saying the bad circumstances forced me to make the ...

    Updated Sep 27th 2011 at 02:32 AM by gringo300

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  4. the nature of sin

    I've been doing a lot of thought lately on the whole concept of sin.

    It appears to me that every form of sin, in some way, shape, or form, involves deception.

    Often, the sinner is being deceived, either by someone or something else, or by him or herself- or both.

    Often, the sinner is trying to deceive someone else.

    I'm trying to make a chart of this, to study the nature of sin scientifically.

    It should be kept in mind that ...
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  5. 9-10-11

    I have got to now be more confused, frustrated, and exasperated than I have ever been before in my entire life.

    I will be the first to say that the mess my life is in is probably as much my own fault as it is anyone else's. What absolutely infuriates me is when people try to twist my words to make it sound like I'm saying otherwise.

    Let me make this clear: THE MESS MY LIFE IS IN IS PROBABLY AS MUCH MY OWN FAULT AS IT IS ANYONE ELSE'S.

    Lately, I've been ...
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