I AM TAKING A BREAK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hungthick, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. hungthick

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    I am most sure that some will be thrilled that I am leaving this site (maybe forever, maybe for awhile). I enjoyed this group so immensely.

    I have examed every part of my life and came up with several conclusions.

    1) For me, titilating conversation is close enough to pornography (and this is not helping me to remain celibate nor is it a virtue).

    2) I have to remove myself from gay and/or bi-sexual community (not that there is anything wrong with them -- it's just not right for me because it skews my thinking and I need clarity of self to God and for God).

    3) I have to discipline myself to do God's Will.

    Why post? I am posting because I am announcing my intentions and my love of God. I am announcing my renewed devotion to Christianity, particularly Roman Catholicism.

    This is not topic appropriate to this site but i am doing it because there are great people here that post and i just didnt want to disappear without anyone knowing what happened to me.

    I am not a perfect person (and i hope i don't sound too fanatic) but its time for me to realize life is short and to get on with what i am hear to accomplish and not to be side tracked.

    LOVE TO ALL---kisses and i will ttyl...
     
  2. madame_zora

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    Best wishes here too! I hope your choices serve you well, stop in and say hi sometimes.
     
  3. Imported

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    hung_big: I am sure the majority of the members here will respect your descision. Though of course, a high percentage of us who don't exactly care for what we know as "fundies", we have enough respect for the person who is willing to remove themselves from here. I know I couldn't

    Though one thing I will point out is

    "I have to remove myself from gay and/or bi-sexual community (not that there is anything wrong with them -- it's just not right for me because it skews my thinking and I need clarity of self to God and for God)"

    That is very descriminatory and hypocritical in and of itself. You have to cut off association from a gay/bi community, despite nothing being wrong with us? It's obvious you DO have something wrong with us, otherwise you wouldn't have to remove yourself from this sort of community. Very unaccepting and narrow-minded as I see it.

    And where is it said that god's will is that you should not be associated with gays and bisexuals? It says that you SHOULDN'T be gay (which is another issue itself), but it says you should actually "HELP" those who are of said predetermined homosexulity. If sinning is your problem, then you couldn't associate yourself with anybody, including yourself.

    Unless you are going into certain sub-forums or threads, this is far from pornography. Pornography's sole purpose is to arouse the reader/viewer and act as a sexual aid, while there topics' purposes usually are somewhere along the lines of intelligent conversation and discussion. Albeit, that is your view, but seriously...pornography?

    Have a good...uh...absence, I hope it shows you that this site isn't what you perceive it to be at this moment.

    Good luck and much prosperity

    Chris
     
  4. BuffMusicIdol

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    All best wishes, my man. I am always amazed that for a site that on the surface appears to be sensationalistic and porn, proponant of the rush, and other less desirable human tendencies, that there is an incredible amount of descency, human-ness, and even love for fellow man and God here.

    God bless you, buddy. Maybe we'll be lucky and have you check in once in a while.

    Buff

    :D
     
  5. Imported

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    NelsonMuntz84: Go n-éirí an bóthar leat!

    (good luck and may the wind always be with you in your travels)
     
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    Following your own chosen path is most noble. Good luck and God speed.
     
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    Good Luck in all your endeavors. Stop by once in a while to atleast say "Hi".
     
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    I always love to see someone stand for their convictions and what they think is best for them.

    Take care and God bless :)!
     
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    Not to rain on the parade here, but this guy said he has to remove himself from being around gays and bisexuals. I don't see a whole lot honorable or noble about that. His disclaimer doesn't cut it, IMHO.

    The bible says alot of things that people don't seem to follow very closely. Why is there not a community out there bashing others for eating shellfish? It says in the bible thats a sin, if I am not mistaken. There are other passages that are similarly stupid. But for some reason, millions have decided that the verses discussing homosexuals are more important than the others.

    Religion sucks. It needs to go away. It's nothing short of mind control.
     
  10. Freddie53

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    Roman Catholics aren't considered fundamental Christians. Fundamentalists are very conservative people who believe in a literal interpretation of every verse of the Bible, even those clearly written as figurative language.

    Roman Catholics are traditional Christians. I think that we have to consider that Hungthick is taking a vow of celibacy as an act of obedience to God. It is not necessary, but some people feel a need to.

    Hungthick didn't say it, but I suspect that he has to separate himself from gays to keep his sexual feelings under control. I didn't read this to mean that he was anti gay. I read it to mean that I suspect that he is attracted to men.

    I am sure the majority of the members here will respect your descision. Though of course, a high percentage of us who don't exactly care for what we know as "fundies", we have enough respect for the person who is willing to remove themselves from here. I know I couldn't

    Though one thing I will point out is Hungthick believes that God has a special calling for Hungthick to accomplish while Hungthick is here on earth. He is just prioritizing his life. He said he loved the site and wanted to visit us occassionally.

    Chris, I know that you have had a rough time with people over your letting your friends know you are gay. And that influences how you feel. I am glad you let out those feelings. That allowed me to comment on them. Keep posting just how you feel please. Then some of us can help you.

    We love you Chris. I know with the shattered realationship with your Mom right now, that is hard. If I could afford it and I lived in an area where you would be accepted, I could just come and get you and be your Dad as long as I lived. But I can't afford it, your Mom would never agree to it, and I don't live in an area where you would be accepted. But at least you know that I would seriously consider it. And I do care what happens to you. I care a lot.

    Hungthick and I haven't always agreed on everything. But Hungthick I do respect you and we were on the same side on many issues.

    Hungthick I respect what you are doing very much. Just come online and let us hear from you and let us know how you are doing. I will miss you.

    May God Bless You Hungthick. May you always feel God's presence in your life.

    And Chris, I know you have questions about God and whether he exists. But I will pray that God will look over you and give you peace in your life. I believe that God loves you a lot. It is just that God gives us our own choices and sometimes we have to pay natural consequences for our actions.But I believe that God loves everybody.

    To Hungthick: farewell and may you always be in the grace of God
    To Chris: May you find peace in your lfie.

    Freddie
     
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  12. Imported

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    hung_big: Freddy, why does everything seem to have to go out on a limb and rant about how I'm going through things in my life. I'm starting to think I should have only mentioned it to a select few, because if you think that going through certain things in my life will effect my perception so badly that I can't think clearly and justify my opinion, than you have a second thing coming.

    I could turn around and say you were born and raised Catholic/Christian so you you have issues of your own. You aren't very objective. I've had my problems, and have always maintained relatively the same opinion.

    Perhaps Catholics aren't fundies by definition, but how is it that Jacinto manages to be Catholic and homosexual at the same time? This is obsurd that he has to sever association from a certain group because of his belief. What a biased, intolerant and narrow-minded view!

    Freddie, I know you, are at least bisexual, if nothing else. Then why are you not removing yourself, because you seem to be very fond of God? Sure, perhaps he has sexual attraction to males, but what kind of higher power says to you to avoid and deter yourself from what makes you feel...well...good? Obsurd in my opinion.

    And freddie, I know you have the best intentions in mind, but please...you don't know everything about me, so to analyse my life and tell me how and what makes my opinion what it is, is ignorant and not very tactful.

    Don't get me wrong; I believe in Jesus and God, but that is it. I do not believe in all the frills. Saints? PLEASE...why would we pray or praise fellow sinners like ourselves? Homosexuality and masterbation, I'd guess that was effected by the culture and times of when it was written. Or the monks in the 3rd (I believe) century.

    Freddie, please do not ASS-U-ME you know even half of what is going on in my life. It is naive to analyse someone and their experiences when you know only minute things in their life. It starts to get creepy with lap-sitting and holding and your apparent straightness. It is not your place to judge where my opinion comes from and use excuses to make it null and void. Of course what I am experiencing effects my opinion, but it does for everyone. Would you be saying half the things you are now, if you weren't Christian? Whatever, I've had enough, No more feelings being poured out to strangers....

    Rant over and I'm sorry for getting somewhat off tangent.
     
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    Being predominately gay, and way political, and seriously sensitive to religious rants and raves, I still support his decision. I don't now, nor have I in the past, felt any hostility or negativity from hungthick. He is searching and trying to do what feels best for his soul. NOW, if he comes back preaching, waving the bible in my face and trying to "change" me.....THEN we'll have a problem. Unless he proves otherwise, I support his decision. Not that I necessarily believe the Church will provide the answers he seeks.
     
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    Because hungthick and I are two different people. We must, according to Catholic belief, follow our own consciences. If his participation here doesn't jibe well with his conscience, he should take his leave, and I wish him luck. I hope he finds what he seeks. I feel no moral tug-of-war being here, so I am not obliged to go away. (BTW ... Catholics do NOT pray to saints; we pray ONLY to God. Intercession of the saints is a concept very misunderstood by Protestants.)
     
  15. Imported

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    hung_big: It seems that I am a very misinformed ex-Catholic...

    Please...enlighten me what the "Hail Mary" is then, DMW? She's a "Saint" and that is a Prayer.
     
  16. Imported

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    NelsonMuntz84:
    Mary isn't a saint, and you dont pray to saints as said before, you may say a prayer asking a saint to look over you and interced with God,but there is a huge difference, as said before, Catholics only pray to 1 God.
     
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    I have to give y'all a ton of credit! While I personally don't agree with what HungThick is doing, I do respect his decision and his right to lead his life as he pleases. It's great to see most everyone give him support, whether they agree with him or not.

    I wish the gay marriage debate was as civil and as well-informed as this!
     
  18. txquis

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    This announcement has prompted a very interesting and positive discussion.

    I agree, everyone has to do what is right for them, even if it is different from what someone else chooses.

    Again, LPSG is presenting a caring and positive point of view toward, despite being a sexual oriented site. I think that is fantastic, and not surprising, considering the group we have gathered here over the years.


    *oh, and yes, hungbig, the responses you got are correct.
    Those are prayers asking for someone to intercede...rather than believing that
    that person is God...The clue in the prayer you mention comes at the end "pray for us sinners"...it asks Mary to pray, rather than praying to *her* as if she was God. I know, it is somewhat confusing.
     
  19. Imported

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    hung_big: The fact still remains, you are praying TO saints, asking them to pray for you, or watch over you. You are still praying to them, regardless of what you are asking them to do...
     
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    call me a judgmental asshole, but I find it very hard to respect someone who clearly places their respect for "god" before their respect for me and other human beings.
     
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