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Brainy
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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I usually only get rehashed glurge that I initially read on here, but I got this today and did a search and couldn't find it so I thought I would share.

quote:
Is Your Cross too Heavy to Bear?

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to
his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a
cross
to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your
cross
inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross
you wish."


The man was filled with relief. Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did as
he was told. Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some
so large the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning
against a far wall. "I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.


And the Lord replied, " My son, that is the cross you just brought in."


When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see
what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more
fortunate than you imagined. YOUR CROSS Whatever your cross, whatever your
pain.
There will always be sunshine after the rain.


Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread
like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord
people think twice about sharing.


FUNNY, ISN'T IT? Are you laughing? Are you thinking? Spread the Word
and give thanks to the Lord for He is good! Funny isn't it when you go to
forward this message how many on your list are not receiving it because
you're
not sure they believe in anything?


Funny?.........Sad.

Similar "forward or make Jesus cry" statement of another glurge recently posted. Apparently originality doesn't exist in Glurgeville.
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Buckleupp
Away in a Manager


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I'm confused about the physical layout of this room...if he had just set the cross against a wall, presumably, why is it now at the far wall? Is it the same room? I thought they were two different rooms? Is it the same room and a different dimension? Why does it look so tiny?

Funny how you send jokes through the mail and no one questions how a duck can talk, but when you start reading messages about Jesus' architecture, you start questioning things. Funny, huh? Funny, FUNNY??!!?? ANSWER ME!!!

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GenYus
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"So why are you upset that your wife died? Somewhere a man lost his entire family. Suck it up you whiner."

Does this ever work?

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IIRC, it wasn't the shoe bomber's loud prayers that sparked the takedown by the other passengers; it was that he was trying to light his shoe on fire. Very, very different. Canuckistan

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NZUL
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I don't think that "people have it worse than you, suck it up" works, no. But perhaps there is value in seeing the troubles of others. For example, if you've lost your nice house and car and now have to rent a dung-hole apartment, go volunteer for the homeless. Not to teach yourself a lesson, just because. But while there, you might start to value the dung-hole more.

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Dropbear
Angels from the Realms so Glurgy


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quote:
There will always be sunshine after the rain.
Crap - sometimes for some people there's just endless driving rain until they die.

The world is not fair place - there is no universal 'balance' that rewards patience or goodness if you just persevere.

I can't tell you just how much this sort of nonsense infuriates me..

Dropbear

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" The villagers had said justice had been done, and she'd lost patience and told them to go home, then, and pray to whatever gods they believed in that it was never done to them. -- (Terry Pratchett)

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Dog Friendly
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As far as the room, remember that "with God, all things are possible". So maybe this room and the one behind it were designed by the architectural firm of Escher and Teal.

Theologically, though, it's crap. If I've had my wallet stolen by some punk, I don't need to hear that Donald Trump just lost billions of dollars between breakfast and lunch today. If I'm in the hospital with a collapsed lung, I don't need to be shown...oh, never mind.

I used to complain because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. I took his shoes!

Dog (It is, after all, a question of point of view) Friendly

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Canuckistan
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Frankenglurge in the making!

Here's the second part of that "wonderful" story.

And it's not the first time we've seen that.

Funny, isn't it?

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People need to stop appropriating Jesus as their reason for behaving badly. It's so irritating. (Avril)

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Brainy
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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quote:
FUNNY, ISN'T IT? Are you laughing? Are you thinking?
WELL ARE YOU!!? Because if you're not we WILL send Jesus over there. Damn religious freedom. [Big Grin]
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LeaflessMapleTree
The twelve shopping days 'til Christmas


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quote:
Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread
like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord
people think twice about sharing.

Yeah. 'Cause jokes are funny. And so-called "messages regarding the Lord" (glurge) is NFBSKing annoying.

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"For me, religion is like a rhinoceros: I don't have one, and I'd really prefer not to be trampled by yours. But it is impressive, and even beautiful, and, to be honest, the world would be slightly worse off if there weren't any."
-Silas Sparkhammer

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Damian
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quote:
The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross
inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief. Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he put down his own cross and snuck out the back door. Sucker !!!!



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Drainfluid
Deck the Malls


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quote:
The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to
his knees in prayer.



I would think that if you are on the end of a rope the very last thing you would want to do is drop to your knees.

Anyone want to play hangman?

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DevilBunny
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When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with.

Helps in the sense that you decide you're too weak and pathetic to live and shoot yourself in the head, maybe...

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"For God has seven thousand names, and one of them is bastard"

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