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    God & Fun

    I just had a dancing session in front of my bathroom mirror (my inner 10 year old girlish tendencies can be rather overwhelming at times). After a few songs and ecstatic experiences my mind drifted toward thoughts about God; namely, "what on earth does God think of this"? Here I am reveling in songs that were in all likelihood created by radically depraved rebels and I started to wonder if God finds this annoying or perhaps it is even kindling his anger? "Scrawly. Stop. I am displeased. This is annoying. Cease and desist immediately."? Or would God look upon this with cheer and even laughter? Or do you think God would "meh" at this?

    Perhaps we should look at this from a Holy Spirit empowered angle: If I was striving to be filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit then perhaps I would not even desire to listen to "worldly music"? If I was being sober-minded as the bible commands then I ought to override these fleshly desires and put on worship music instead, and ask that the Lord equip me with spiritual armor so I am able to resist the "prince of the power of the air"? Maybe we as Christian's aren't supposed to have much fun here on earth -- the way is difficult and few find it! The battle for our souls wages! Stop acting like a fool! Worship God with everything you have! This life is but a breath in light of eternity! Go all out for God and his glory! Be more militant than ISIS for the Kingdom of the Light! Have no part in the Kingdom of darkness! Wake up and stop deceiving yourself!

    Or can holiness be cool?


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    Oh, and once again, I do believe I've touched on this topic before but decided to recycle some material as my inner child craves the attention.

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    I think it is time to do some comparisons.

    Exhibit A: An example of how religious people think God wants them dress themselves:
    amish.jpg

    Exhibit B: Examples of how God actually dresses his creatures:
    birds.jpg

    fish.jpg

    tiger.jpg

    Religion ruins everything.
    Actually YOU put Trump in the White House. He wouldn't have gotten 1% of the vote if it wasn't for the widespread spiritual and cultural devastation caused by progressive policies. There's no "this country" left with your immigration policies, your "allies" are worthless and even more suicidal than you are and democracy is a sick joke that I hope nobody ever thinks about repeating when the current order collapses. - Darth_Executor striking a conciliatory note in Civics 101

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    Bonus round question: Based on the examples above which of the following do you think is a better example of how God would dress us if He were allowed to do it?

    1: Religion
    amish.jpg

    2: Celebration
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    Actually YOU put Trump in the White House. He wouldn't have gotten 1% of the vote if it wasn't for the widespread spiritual and cultural devastation caused by progressive policies. There's no "this country" left with your immigration policies, your "allies" are worthless and even more suicidal than you are and democracy is a sick joke that I hope nobody ever thinks about repeating when the current order collapses. - Darth_Executor striking a conciliatory note in Civics 101

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    God gave us the capacity to have fun and joy. Why wouldn't he want us to express it?

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    David danced naked before God. what in the world is wrong with enjoyment? Music? Dance? Cards? Wine? Give me a good example where games and enjoyment are forbidden in the Bible........ and don't take it out of context.
    A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
    George Bernard Shaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catholicity View Post
    David danced naked before God. what in the world is wrong with enjoyment? Music? Dance? Cards? Wine? Give me a good example where games and enjoyment are forbidden in the Bible........ and don't take it out of context.
    Source: TotallyNotMadeUpiations 1:1

    Any person who engages in a bit of harmless fun shall be cast in the lake of fire to be tormented for all eternity.

    © Copyright Original Source


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    Quote Originally Posted by Catholicity View Post
    David danced naked before God. what in the world is wrong with enjoyment? Music? Dance? Cards? Wine? Give me a good example where games and enjoyment are forbidden in the Bible........ and don't take it out of context.
    There's this old song that is all about following David's example there. In Spanish, one version of the chorus reads:
    Source: Remolineando

    Remolineando, remolineando
    Celebraré a Jehová
    Remolineando, remolineando
    Por causa de Él, yo me haré más vil

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    In English, that would be more or less
    Source: Twirling

    Twirling around, twirling around
    I will celebrate the Lord
    Twirling around, twirling around
    Because of Him, I will yet be more vile

    © Copyright Original Source


    ("Vile" in the same way David meant it, obviously)

    You sing it dancing around. Look it up in Youtube and I'm sure you'll find all sorts of ridiculous-looking dancing, and that's the point, shyness and inhibition be damned.

    I haven't heard it or danced it in years, but I do remember it fondly.
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    I took ballet, irish, modern and music lessons. I guess I'm going to hell
    A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
    George Bernard Shaw

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    The people who condemn fun will suffer the curse of their own sin, which is the sin of adding to God's word. When you come across those people, pretty much invariably there has been an addition to God's word and an elevation of some stupid tradition.

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