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  1. linguistics

    As always, I'm attempting to upgrade my knowledge on linguistics.

    I'm particularly attempting to upgrade my knowledge of Pidgins. This is rather frustrating.

    From what I can tell, English has a position different than many other languages. I think it's pretty safe to say that English is widely spoken by people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, tribes, etc..

    I'm still having trouble learning Spanish. I think it's pretty safe to say that Spanish as spoken ...

    Updated Dec 5th 2011 at 10:46 PM by gringo300 (fixed another typo)

    Tags: linguistics
  2. Stirring The Pot or Boldly Trusting God?

    Over the last four or five years, I have been praying that God would bring me back to where I was in the beginning of my walk with Him. I know that probably sounds strange to you all, but there's a reason I've been praying for that. You see, in the beginning of my walk, all I knew was that if I obeyed Him, regardless of how people reacted to what I had to say, He would justify me simply because I obeyed Him. For example, if He wanted me to apologize to my enemy for the way I treated them, ...
  3. The Joy of Christmas

    I was listening to the radio and thinking about a conversation that took place over the last couple of days, and something about the conversation and what was said on the radio really hit a nerve for me. Somewhere someone shared something about ministries that bless others with gifts at Christmas time. Even for our less fortunate brothers and sisters around the world who have never celebrated Christmas before. And this was all I heard them say on the radio, in that regards, "a Christmas ...
  4. 41. possible solution to 1 Cor. 14:21-25

    Quote Originally Posted by Nihil Obstat View Post
    Okay, but the passage itself isn't talking about unbelievers of the gifts, but unbelievers of Jesus - and I don't see faith playing a part here either: if you're a member of the body, you have a gift that supports the life of the body; an eye doesn't exert "faith" in order to see, nor does an ear need "faith" to hear, but these parts of the body (especially of Christ's body, which is in focus here) work thusly naturally on their own, for this is how God composed the body. (I'm a nit-picker, sorry!)

    Updated May 13th 2012 at 10:38 AM by Slug1

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  5. update on a previous comment

    I made a comment a while back that I was pretty sure that L. Ron Hubbard didn't himself believe in Scientology.

    Well, from some of the research I've done recently, I'm no longer so sure of that. Some of the stuff I'm coming across is rather alarming.