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LESSON 1: BE RESPECTFUL
It is necessary to begin the series of internet etiquette with learning to be respectful, because if you can master this basic step, you won't have any trouble with the others. Being respectful on the internet is just as important as being respectful in real life. However, it is considerably harder to respect others on the internet due to the fact that you aren't engaging in actual conversation, and because there are no instantaneous, direct consequences to what you do or say. Respect, as it pertains to a community like deviantART, can be shown in two basic ways: 1) by what you say to others, and 2) by the kind of work you make and feature. Both areas of deviantART interaction will be broken into two parts and briefly discussed.
PART ONE: SPEAK POLITELY
Humans are designed for face-to-face social contact; anything else just isn't the same. People tend to be much more crass,
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LESSON 3: THE INTERNET, DISCERNMENT, AND YOU
As people get more immersed in technology and especially the internet, they have more and more things shoved in their face and basically made their business. People are trained to think, then, that everything is their business and they lose the ability to discern what truly is or is not their business. Not only do they lose discernment on that front, but they also lose it in the aspect of importance vs triviality. More dangerously, they no longer know how to discern what kinds of things should be shared with the world and what shouldn't.
Discernment, as it pertains to the internet, must be exercised in the following areas of cyber-connecting and communicating: photos/artwork, personal information, and opinions/beliefs. We will first review the discernment aspects of minding your own business and learning to separate important things from trivia. Then we will discu
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LESSON 2: ACT YOUR AGE, NOT YOUR SHOE SIZE
So now we enter the corollary to the first lesson: maturity. It's longer than the first lesson because maturity is required for many basic things, so please bear with me. This encompasses behavior just as respect does, and thus the two lessons can be taught sequentially. They can also be taught interchangeably, since you can't really have one without the other. Future lessons are basically sub-categories in the larger aspects of being respectful and acting your age, but they also touch on areas that this one doesn't. For the purposes of general maturity, however, we will focus on four main topics that we deal with on a consistent basis here on the internet: being a pain in the butt, being a potty mouth, whining, and playing the blame game.
TOPIC ONE: DON'T BE A PAIN IN THE BUTT
We've all run across someone, be it in real life or on the internet, who is a royal pain
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-One of the teachings of Wicca is reincarnation. But there is no evidence in support of reincarnation. There is no way to prove it exists.
-Christianity teaches we have one life, and that has much evidence for it.
-How do you know the gods and goddesses of Wicca exist? Can you prove it?
-The Christian God has evidence to prove Him (see artist description).
---Why would I leave Christianity which teaches something proven, for Wiccan which teaches something unproven?
-In Wicca, Satan does not exist. But then how can it explain the origin of demons? The practices of Satanists? Or the testimonies of those who have been to Hell and back? (see artist description)
-Christianity affirms the existence of Satan and is very specific about his nature.
---Why would I join Wicca when it contradicts my own experiences about Satan?
3. More Denial
-Wicca denies the existence of Heaven of Hell
Objective Proof of GodIf I tossed a coin 2000 times and called it right every single time, what would you think?Objective Proof of God in Academic Essays More Like This
I can only imagine some of the things you would be thinking, but they would all stem from one rationalization: that what was happening defied logic.
To make sure we are on the same page, let me give you some quick facts about the Bible: The Bible was written over a span of about 1500 years (from 1445 BC to 95 AD) in 3 continents, in 3 languages, by 40 authors, and has 66 books. It's mostly a collection of letters written to churches. We can verify the dates of the books of the Bible through the efforts of historians, linguists, and archeologists.
" . . . a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. . . They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." Psalm 22: 17-18
What event is this verse referring to? If you have a basic knowledge of Christianity, then you know this is talking about Jesus' crucifixion. If you
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1. Unique and Set Apart
-Buddhism's beliefs are very close to those of Hinduism. How then can you determine one religion from the other?
-As opposed to Christianity, which has several factors that no other religion has, including a Savior, forgiveness, a personal God, and Salvation through faith.
-Another unique aspect of Christianity is that Jesus was resurrected.
-With so many wise men recorded throughout history, how is Buddha set apart?
---Why would I, a Christian, leave a unique religion with a resurrected Savior, for one that has an average founder and that is similar to another religion?
-Depending on which sect of Buddhism you're from, you are either atheistic, pantheistic, or monotheistic. With such huge contradictions of belief, how can you possibly know which way is right?
-Christianity has always had One God.
-Buddhism says that desires are the root of all suffering and you should rid y
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1. Secure in my Salvation
-The Qur'an says, "O ye who believe! Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, on the day when Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all things," (66:8-9). Notice how it says if you are sincere you </i>may receive forgiveness.
-The problem there is this: how do you know you're sincere enough to be forgiven? If you say yes, are you being boastful? If you say no, are you being too humble?
-As a Christian, I know there is no 'may' or guesswork. By calling on the name of the Lord, I am Saved.
---The question is this: why would I, a Christian, give up my guaranteed Salvation in Jesus Christ when Muslims thems
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Sin is like crime. When you commit a crime, you are breaking the law. When you commit sin, you are breaking God’s Law. If a Judge let a criminal go without punishment, we would call him unjust. Thus, if God allowed sin to go unpunished, that would make God unjust.
2. How Severe is Sin?
One of the major problems I encounter when telling people about sin and hell is that they simply don’t grasp how severe sin is. While the comparison above is a good illustration, it doesn’t do justice in communicating how bad sin is. Sin is an act of evil that is against the very nature of God. God is so pure and holy that He cannot commit sin, it’s against His very nature to do so.
It’s so important you understand this. If you find yourself going back to the idea that “sin isn’t so bad” then you still don’t get it. SIN IS EVIL. Sin is of Satan. Sin is against God. Sin is severe.
3. Do you like Heaven?
10 Facts That Disprove Evolution1. We share half our DNA with bananas.10 Facts That Disprove Evolution in Academic Essays More Like This
2. The fossil record has holes in it. Dinosaur and humans footprints were found side-by-side in Arizona and Turkmenistan. In Uzbekistan, 86 consecutive hoof prints of horses were found in rocks dating back to the dinosaurs. Petrified trees in Arizona's petrified forest have fossilized nests of bees and cocoons of wasps. Those forests are reputedly 220 million years old, while bees (and flowering plants which bees require) supposedly evolved almost 100 million years later.
3. No macro variations (speciation) in evolution have ever been observed. Micro evolution is species adaptations, and it's not the same as macro. Adjusting to the climate is very, very different than changing from species to another.
4. Humans have the most neurons in their brains but primates don't have even close to that amount. They aren't even in the top ten.
5. Radiometric dating does not take into account the way heat and water affect the aging of bones (it makes them appea
The Hypocrisy of AtheismI speak purely from my own experiences.The Hypocrisy of Atheism in Academic Essays More Like This
I have atheists complain about my "How I Know God Exists" journal. They tell me they are offended by it. Yet when I do my own research on their profiles, they have journals talking about atheism being the only correct belief.
I have atheists complain about Christian signatures, stamps, and deviations. Yet they have faved or created their own in support of atheism.
I have atheists complain to me, saying they don't like me talking about God and telling them about Him. They don't want to be converted. Yet they also spend their time trying to convince me that atheism is right and I see them talking to others and trying to convert them to atheism.
I have atheists tell me that Christians are rude and mean. Yet I've only had atheists cuss me out, personally insult me, give me condescension, quite literally stalk me around DA, give me links to pornography, and bombard me with vulgar sexual comments.
I cannot count the times atheists complain that Christi
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believe our God exists.
You cannot stay in a state of lacking belief in God. After all, my dog doesn't believe in God, either, but she's not an atheist. To state that you simply don't believe is not sufficient. There must be a reason. On a similar note, I don't believe "blind faith" is sufficient either. I don't just "believe" in God, I have reasons for my beliefs. Either you have accepted the idea of God, or you have rejected it.
So what is the cause for your rejection? What is the basis that you found this view on? When put under speculation, is it adequate? Is it flawed? Is it subjective? This first section of my "essay" deals with reasons you might have for rejecting that our God exists, and refuting them.
I believe there is no God because . . .
1. There's no proof.
That statement is subjective. I'm probably going to use this word a lot, so here's a quick definition: subjective means biased or one-s
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-- These are taken from my own personal experience discussing with atheists. You can find them also in my "How I Know God Exists" journal, but I thought I'd spread them to the public more. Hopefully both atheists and Christians will read these and learn more.
--Note that I try to keep these concise and to the point. I could probably write a small book on each individual one, haha. But for space and time's sake, I won't. That's why I've also supplied plenty of links for you to learn more. If you think I don't fully answer something, read the links I give you. If you have more questions concerning something, read the links I give you. Anyone who comes to me asking about something that the links could have answered will be ignored.
1. Why would God allow evil?
Two words: free will.
We have free will to commit evil, and free will to choose not to.
Evil is the absence of God. The same way cold is the absence of heat, and darkness is the abs