Monthly Archives: December 2008

Hurry to Marry cont…

I just came up with another thought on this subject. Sometimes it seems to me that we need to wait for the right time and circumstances to marry, sometimes those are internal, and sometimes external. I see no problem waiting for a girl for a few years for one or both of you to get ready (what ever that means for your circumstances), as long as you guys have self control. I have no problem with someone working 7 years (or 14) before they get to marry someone. There is something said about being patient and waiting for the right time.

Also i think people need to consider their desires. If someone desires to get married in the Spring, and its fall, and they can wait and be patient, why can’t they wait? What if they want to wait 3 more years before they finish school, whats the harm in that if they have patience and self control?

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Santa is Real. Problem?

So does anyone else see the problem in this commonly held belief?

“I’m going to teach my kids that Santa is real, don’t you or your kids tell my kids the truth, I want them believing a lie, its betters their childhood. Besides everyone else is doing it, my parents did it and I turned out fine, see it’s ok to lie to your kids, it makes them happier.”


Musings on Christmas

As many of you know Christmas first started out as a pagan holiday. However the church decided to try and redeem it, so they took it over as the celebration of Jesus’s birth. Although most people agree that He wasn’t born on December 25. There have been times in Church history where Christmas was banned because people got too carried away in their celebration.

Christmas now is both a celebration of Jesus’s birth (to Christians) and a time to give presents and decorate, and buy lots of stuff (for everyone including most Christians). For the most part i would argue that Christmas is leaning more towards consumerism, than Christ.

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Ryan’s Pet pevs (in development)

This is a list of Ryan’s pet pevs (and annoyances), it is in continual development.

1. People who season their food with out tasting it. C’mon how do you know if it needs more salt, unless you taste it first. This is usually insulting to the cook, not to mention just plain dumb. Only case where it is ok (maybe) is where you already have had that food over and over and it is consistently in need of extra seasoning. But seriously how hard is it to just taste it first?

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Faith Method of Birth Control

So I have heard of people using a birth control method called the faith method. Basically it is: “If God wants us to have children, then He will give us children”. My thoughts on this are two fold. First, if you are ready and willing to have children, well this is a great method to facilitate that. However, if you are using the method and desire to not have children, don’t be disappointed or surprised when you do.

In fact if you do not want to have children, you probably shouldn’t get married. Even more so, you probably shouldn’t get married until you are ready to have children. This is a new idea I just heard from one of my friends and I think its actually a good point. If you aren’t ready to have children, then you aren’t ready to be married.

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Hurry to marry?

First I would say a great way to start would to be to read 1 Cor 7. Also Matthew Henry is helpful on the subject namely 1 Cor 7:

I’ll list some verse here:
1 Cor 7:7 Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
1 Cor 7:8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.
1 Cor 7:9 But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn {with passion.}
1 Cor 7:27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
1 Cor 7:28 But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.

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Where does morality come from?

First I am going to start out with the assumption that we believe there are morals out there. That people do believe that certain actions are wrong, and others are right. If you do not think that say torturing babies, or animals, or prisoners of war just for fun is wrong, or that to punish such people is right, well you have no moral compass and there is no point to talk with you. But if you are like most every other person in the world, namely that you believe in right and wrong namely that it is wrong if someone murdered your family, and stole your car, then we need to talk and figure out where you got this idea of morality. (Remember truth also includes moral truth, as well as natural truth, ect.)

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More Than Just Pride

In the war for truth and light against lies and the darkness, let us remember that truth, and men’s souls are at stake. So just remember that for any discussion, argument, or such about truth, there is more at stake than just your pride. 🙂

There is something higher than us, and it really isn’t about us, oh God let us not be prideful and think the work is ours.