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Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by opfinistic, Jul 5, 2010.
Wait a minute.
Who are you really, and what did you do wityh Jommy?
lol Jimmy V2.0 has launched.
This may be the oddest and most colorful thread we have ever had in the Religion and Spirituality Forum. I don't know whether to giggle or grimace so .........................................................................................................................................................................................................I have been doing both!
Bluegrass and midgets, alright!
To be honest I didn't know where to post this. I thought here because I have had an epiphany of a sort and I do think, no, I believe that i was thrust by the hand of God to where I am now. I did not mean to offend anyone, and if I did please move the thread with my apologies. I guess I just wanted opinions from some of our more theologically minded members.
I sensed no offense intended nor did I take any. In fact this thread is a breath of air in here. A lot of the discussions in here can get quite heavy. I for one am happy to see the thread here.
Your initial note was an epiphany and for it, and your life, I give thanks. What has been interesting has been the rejoicing at having you back. It has been almost like the father in the parable of the prodigal. I am not sure anyone has killed a fatted calf, but the joy is extensive and genuine, none more than mine!
Good luck to you bro.......you'll be ok, just keep workin it
I might still kill a fatted calf. Days not over yet. There are dozens between home and work.....could still happen.
But seriously, it is good to see Opie here.
The first mass I attended upon moving out here, with my parents, with whom I have had a strained relationship, especially with my father....the story of the Prodigal Son was featured in the Sermon, I am not ashamed to say that when that story was told i broke down and sobbed, no lie. I felt like the mass was written to bring me and Dad back together that day. At that point I was so broken that my emotions were constantly on the verge of pouring out and that sermon broke the dam.
For you to mention the story has shown me once again that things are still moving forward for me. It's amazing. Synchronicity be damned, I am on a fated path.
And more so, this whole thing came to a head over Good Friday to Easter Sunday. What better time of the year to experience a rebirth of any sort?
From the way Pagan is talking, it looks like we can sign him up for the ring and the sandels, maybe even the fine robe!
I believe, teach, and proclaim, that the purpose of the Jesus event was to reconcile all of us first to God and then each other. I rejoice that you are finding some of that with your family of origin, more with your family here, and indeed with life itself!
Clearly I am a Christian, but many of your friends here are people of faith who experiance it in varied ways and paths. Yet, while I risk speaking for all of us when we are so different, I think we are all both glad you are back but even more so, glad you are turning a corner and becoming part of life again! If Pagan doesn't get you the fine robe, maybe I will!
BTW, Az, I like my fatted calf rare please! Maybe with a little horseradish?
And taters! Thanks brother. I feel like I am on my way to being a 'complete' person. I've never felt whole, always been something missing. My mother tells me it's God that's missing in my life, and I've been too hard headed and egotistical to think that was the case. Now I have to wonder. I know that pride goeth before a fall. How true that is.
Jimmy i think its safe now to tell the board your exwife was really the man of the relationship
if you know what i mean
How many years have I hated you?
Ope...first, I'm glad you're okay.
What a trial you've endured. And it's not over.
But it could have been far worse if you had made that split-second decision to hit back during your wife's meltdown. Be grateful for whatever decency in you held you back when most of us would have walloped her.
So now you move forward, my friend. My best to you going forward.
Yeah I dunno what happened there. I was ready to react but I stayed my hand despite wanting to lash back.
about 4 or 5 now
Feels like 20.
You do realize that just about everyone here dislikes you, right?
If only we could have figured out a way to get rid of you and bring AZ or L2G back, the net gain would have been tremendous.
First off, wow. Thats quite a lot to go through, I can only imagine how dark those days were.
At the end the day I really come back to this. I was raised in a christian and very conservative home so thats something that has always been with me but I have definantly questioned faith in general and Christianity in particular.
Especially after seeing some of the things in life that I have. I'm not going to tell those stories here but I have been through my share of hell too, and maybe worse been close to some other people who made the same journey. Its really hard to accept an all powerful and loving God when you see some of the **** that goes on in this life. Really hard.
But at the end of the day I cant get away from it, really cant. There are no one size fits all answers as to why life happens the way it does because everyone life is different so I'm not going to try and pretend I have a bunch of answers but I will say this- If your looking for God then your probably headed in the right direction. At the end of the day I just dont think life works very well without him, there is just a void there otherwise.
I cant claim to have walked your particular set of shoes but I have been in some pretty low places and for what its worth I have always found God to be pretty close in those times. I hope you find the peace you are looking for and you will be in my prayers.
Good luck man, as long as you dont give up it can get better.
This is true, but like any girl whoever dated you, you're going to have to settle for less.
I'm a Finfan, giving up is not in my blood!
welcome back opie...stay up brah
Wow brother, so sorry to hear about your downward spiral, but kudos to you for fighting through it and getting back on track in a situation where most people would have just rolled over and died. Seriously, you should be extremely proud of yourself. Hopefully things stay on this positive track for you.
And don't ever hesitate to contact me if you need anything. Good luck to you and glad to hear from you again.
Nah...I have a great robe already! It's black with purple lining and an awesome hood!
Have to break it out soon, Lughnasadh is fast approaching.
And I'd never, EVER be caught dead wearing sandals!
Damn dude, thats a lot to go through for anyone. I'm glad you made it through that Jimmy as I know I speak for the board when I say you would have been truly missed. At least Muck and Celt havent had to clean up after anyone fapping all over the ladies lounge in a while; im sure they miss that
If there is ever anything I can do to help, dont you ever think about ending it again. Thats a quitters way brother and I know you are above that. Contact me, or anyone else on the staff as needed.
If I was opie I probably would have punched her back, thats right.........I would have reached up and hit her hard right in the shin.......
She'da punted yer sorry ***.
Good to have you back Opie. So sorry to hear about all the BS you've gone through too. The family is here for you
I am very sorry to hear about your troubles Opie, the important thing is that you dont let yourself drown in a sea of ****. Keep your head up brother and you'll emerge a better person because of it.
Plus you dont want to get **** in your mouth.
Some prayers and smoke (candle, incense, positive energy) for Opie.
It has been 2 weeks since Brother Opie has let us know what is cookin' in a very high pressure kitchen.
You are loved around here Bro, account that for something.
All is well at the moment. The wife actually contacted me via facebook last week, violating the 'no-contact' order the court placed on her. She also changed her status to 'widowed' which any dude I ask states is a threat, but any woman thinks it's 'he's dead to me'. I took screenshots of both in case I feel like screwing up her hearing in October. That'll depend completely on her. Otherwise I'm doing well at the new job and am in the top 10% of the building which qualifies me for a bonus, I'm very close to hitting the top 5% and qualifying for a better bonus, not bad for less than 90 days. I also interview for a computer tech job tomorrow, which I'll work on my days off. Wish me luck.
Sorry that I've missed this until now. We often don't understand why G-d works in the way He does. We only know that in the end it's for the best.
In a few years you'll look back at this episode and see that if it had not happened you won't have been in the good place where you'll be.
Dumb Bastid probably thought I'd forgotten about him..
Opie, when u called into Sick's show..what was that..6 weeks ago?
Bro, speak up, do not leave your friends hanging..ya turd ya!
BOne's friends on the board do not need "friend maintenance" it would be good if you did speak to us as many are indeed have their attention focused on one's absence.