Hello all, I thought I would write a musing post today. I want to talk about Assumptions that rule our lives.
You Know What They Say About Assumptions…
Everyone does it. We all make assumptions, all the time, about everything. We make assumptions about people when we meet them, and when they are speaking to us. We make assumptions about a situation, though the facts don’t support our assumptions. We make assumptions about what people are assuming about us (I know, mind=blown).
What are assumptions, why are assumptions needed, and what happens when we are wrong?
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I know this is a touchy issue, so please read the entire article before commenting. I am going to try to present both sides fairly, as well as give my honest opinion in a non-offensive manner. I would encourage you to do the same.
Bioware has said that they will put Same-Gender Romances into the game soon. People have been arguing on the forums since the Beta about whether SGR are things that people need in game. Read more…
Lanir posted a comment on my other post here. I wanted to respond to him and his “wall ‘o text” (as he put it), but I ended up writing a post-length response, and it just got out of hand haha. I created my own “wall ‘o text.” Oh well!
His comment is in boldface, and my responses are in regular type.
Note: I took the important things that I wanted to respond to from his comment, simply for space reasons, but I do not believe I left anything out that will change his meaning.
“I’m going to try something a bit different and go for a semi-reasonable conversation.”
A welcome relief
“From an outside perspective, I think the blog post here is really just a statement of beliefs.”
This is true. Specifically, it outlines my description of Jesus, who he was technically and who he is to me today.
“The replies seem to me to be consistent with that viewpoint as they largely don’t speak say much about anything brought up in the blog entry but talk about Christianity in general.” Read more…
Two thousand years ago, a Man from Nazareth named Jesus lived in a Jewish culture, gathered followers, defied the church leaders of His time, and died a criminal’s death by being executed by Roman authorities for insurgence, though the verdict was questionable. It is a seemingly simple story, but the Man behind the history means far more to His modern-day believers than the above sentence would lead one to believe. He claimed to be the Son of God, the Jews’ Messiah, and He proved His claims true by healing illnesses, driving out demons, raising people from the dead, and finally by raising Himself to life after being falsely accused and murdered. Over two thousand years, His disciples have been tortured, expelled, excommunicated, segregated, beaten, burned, decapitated, hung, poisoned, stabbed, and shot for His name. He was the pivotal person of history, of His-story, as even our calendar reflects His life on earth. He is, was, and will be. He is the Word, who was with God in the beginning. He was, to speak in simultaneously simple and complex terms, God incarnate. Read more…