27 Feb 2008, 23:07 by Lifesong

    Over the last 30 years or so, I have put my life in the hand one thing and one thing only and that's Jesus Christ. In accepting him with all my heart, I have prayed, spread the gospel and convert some folks to the faith.

    That being said, I WAS WRONG. For years I put my trust in a myth, a complete make over of some jewish sect with a nice message of love and mercy. Of course, Jesus existed but I am now sure that everything divine about him is FALSE. I can now stop putting loads of time on prayer just because I feel guilty about everything the human race is. No, salvation is not a divine spiritual thing that comes with a born again package, it is simply not. And don't let me start on creation, this thing is just over-ridiculous when we take the time to read the evidence on the secular side. All the apologetics like Norman Geisler are the one that are mistaking.

    I will probably shock some people and I will hear the "my heart is broken with sadness" speech about how my life is turn. Maybe worse, I will hear that I was not a true christian.

    I am afraid of death, like millions and millions of people. I have one life, no eternal life, I have taken so much time praising absolutely nothing at all. It gaves the impression that we have a saviour in "heaven", something watching over our lives, but that's not true. If it's true, it's not anything about christianity told us.

    I declare myself free of christianity and new agnostic. I spent the last couple of weeks reading about loads of things and one thing that I'm sure is that no megalomaniac, sexist, homophobic, genocidal control freak is watching over us.

    The Bible is a work of art, as of litterature but it's a story. We are individuals, human is not meant to believe in a single process, it's impossible. More than that, it's wonderful to be different.

    I will always respect the choice of christians out there, but mine is made for good, I have now my life back from this delusion, this macabre cult. I AM FREE.

    I will delete everything about this account, I will leave this comment but will erase all my stats and take another one. Some of the artists in here are very talented and even if I'm not part of this horror anymore, I shall continue to listen to them from time to time. Rosie Thomas, Arcade Fire, Eisley, Mute Math and Jars Of clay are exemples of sincere and talented artists that I will listen in the future. I don't have to take extasy when I listen to rave music so I don't have to believe in everything a singer is singing about.


    Ps: Here are the artists mentionned:

    Rosie Thomas
    The Arcade Fire
    Mute Math
    Jars of Clay
  • Cold Play

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  • So sick of judging people

    27 Jan 2008, 06:25 by touchvideos

    Finally reached a point where I can no longer judge anyone. I have no desire to do so. If your ready to quit judging people also, then join our group, "if you're human"

    Maybe we all need to start seeing beyond what seems to be, and loving people just because they are human.
    Jan 27, 2008


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  • 2008 releases I’m attending & 2007 greatest albums

    11 Jan 2008, 12:46 by Alfaddur

    after such a great 2007*, here are the 2008 most awaited for me :

    - "oldies" :
    3 Doors Down
    Third Eye Blind
    Snow Patrol
    Vertical Horizon (?)

    - "newbies" :
    16 Frames (fomer members of Dropline and Avion)

    - solo :
    Ryan Star from Stage
    Alex Band from The Calling
    Andy Yorke from Unbelievable Truth
    J.R. Richards from Dishwalla

    2007 - My Top 15 :
    * Black Lab - Passion leaves a trace
    * Nine Days - EP Part I
    * Travis - The Boy With No Name
    * Ash - Twilight Of The Innocents
    * Lifehouse - Who We Are
    * Ingram Hill - Cold In California
    * NEEDTOBREATHE - The Heat
    * Fuel - Angels & Devils
    * Alter Bridge - BlackBird
    * Schaeffer - Something Worth Fighting For
    * The Exies - A Modern Way of Living The Truth
    * Foreign Oren - Foreign Oren
    * Anberlin - Cities
    * We The Living - Heights Of The Heavens
    * Moses Mayfield - The Inside

    Some other good albums of 2007 :
    28N - Where Tenses Meet
    Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
    Army of Me - Citizen
    Audrye Sessions - Braille
    Broke City - The Answer
    Cavo - The Painful Art Of Letting Go
    Colourslide - Colourslide
    Deepfield - Archetypes and Repetition
    Embassy – The War of Art
    Emerson Hart (ex-Tonic) - Cigarettes and Gasoline
    Evans Blue - The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal Of Life Ends
    Faber Drive - Seven Second Surgery
    Fono - Too Broken To Break
    Graham Colton - Here Right Now
    Idlewild - Make Another World
    Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light
    Joe Hedges (ex-July For Kings) - Curvature
    Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) - Only The Names Have Been Changed
    Luna Halo - Luna Halo
    Mainstay - Become Who You Are
    Matchbox 20 - Exile to Mainstream
    Matt Nathanson - Some Mad Hope
    Mere - Switches & Dials
    Mr. North - Fear & Desire
    One Less Reason - A lifetime burning
    OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Seventh Day Slumber - Finally Awake
    Sick Puppies - Dressed Up As Life
    Six Day Slide - Lights
    Sixx. A.M.
    Streamline - Streamline EP
    Stroke 9 - Last of the International Playboys
    The Age of Information (ex-Trading Yesterday)- Everything Is Broken EP
    The Coral - Roots & Echoes
    The Crash Motive (ex-Omnisoul) - Consequence
    The Electric Soft Parade - No Need To Be Downhearted
    The Spill Canvas - No Really, I'm Fine
    Thirteen Senses - Contact
    We Shot the Moon (ex-Waking Ashland) - Fear & Love
    William Tell - You Can Hold Me Down
    Yellowcard – Paper Walls
  • Best Of AltAdd - 2000 to 2007

    9 Jan 2008, 08:45 by Alfaddur

    The Results of the annual polls on The 3 Best albums, best "tracks" and best unsigned bands of each year.

    2000 :
    Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
    Marvelous 3 – "Sugarbuzz"

    2001 :
    Better Than Ezra - Closer
    Train – "Drops Of Jupiter"

    1.MB20 - More Than You Think You Are
    2.Dishwalla – Opaline
    3.Familiar 48 – Wonderful Nothing / Butch Walker - Left of Self-Centered

    1.Our Lady Peace – "Somewhere Out There" / Butch Walker - "My Way"
    2.Better Than Ezra – "A Lifetime"
    3.Lifehouse – "Spin"

    2.Zac Maloy (The Nixons)
    3.Graham Colton

    1.Sister Hazel – Chasing Daylight
    2.Switchfoot – The Beautiful Letdown
    3.3rd Eye Blind – Out Of The Vein

    1.Live – "Heaven"
    2.Lifehouse – "Take Me Away"
    3.3 Doors Down – "Here Without You"

    1.One Less Reason

    1.Radford – Sleepwalker
    2.Butch Walker – Letters / Collective Soul – Youth
    3.The Calling – Two

    1.Butch Walker – "Mix Tape" / Hoobastank – "The Reason"
    2.Switchfoot – "Dare You To Move"
    3.Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved

    2.Red Wanting Blue
    3.Five Star Iris

    1.Lifehouse – Lifehouse
    2.Jack’s Mannequin – Everything In Transit
    3.Better Than Ezra – Before The Robots

    1.Better Than Ezra– "A Lifetime"
    2.3 Doors Down – "Let Me Go"
    3.Foo Fighters – "Best of You"

    3.Red Wanting Blue

    1.One Less Reason – Getting Back Your Self Esteem EP
    2.Live – Songs From Black Mountain / Butch Walker – Rise & Fall…
    3.Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium

    1.Blue October – "Hate Me"
    2.Augustana – "Boston"
    3.Goo Goo Dolls – "Stay With You"

    1.View From Everest
    2.Standard Candle
    3.Chad Perrone

    1.Emerson Hart – Cigarettes & Gasoline
    2.Graham Colton – Here Right Now
    3.YellowCard – Paper Walls

    1.OneRepublic – "Apologize "
    2.YellowCard –" Light Up The Sky"
    3.Silverchair – "straight Lines"

    3.Basic Rock Outfit

    1.Butch Walker – Sycamore Meadows / Snow Patrol – A Hundred Million Suns
    2.SaftySuit – Life To Let Go
    3.Jack’s Mannequin – The Glass Passenger

    1.Seether – Rise Above This"
    2.Matt Nathanson – "Come On Get Higher"
    3.Ryan Star – "Last Train Home"

    1.Adelitas Way
    2.Lovers + Liars
    3.The Product
    4.Red Wanting Blue

    1.Vertical Horizon - Burning The Days
    2.Third Eye Blind - Ursa Major
    3.Switchfoot - Hello Hurricane

    1.Our Lady Peace - "All You Did Was Save My Life "
    2.Vertical Horizon - "The Middle Ground "
    3.Third Eye Blind - "Bonfire "

    1.Ashes of Soma
    2.Reality Addiction
    3.The Product
  • Christmas Story, Part 4

    26 Dec 2007, 21:16 by wimme

    Matthew 1:18 - 2:23:
    The Birth of Jesus Christ
    This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

    (He could lawfully do so at that point in time according to Deuteronomy 24:1. Jesus ended this possibility for divorce during his ministry. Without this temporary law God would have had to destroy adulterous Israel entirely according to Deuteronomy 22:22, whereas now He could legally divorce them (Jeremiah 3:8, Isaiah 50:1, Hosea 2:2). This allowed Jesus to be born as their descendant as planned. After this divorce, God could not "remarry new-born believers" until Jesus' death.)

    But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

    All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us."

    When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

    (Here's a good moment to read Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this story ;-)

    Matthew 2
    The Visit of the Magi

    After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
    When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:
    " 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
    for out of you will come a ruler
    who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'"

    Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

    After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

    The Escape to Egypt
    When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son" (Exodus 20:2, Exodus 3:10-11, Moses is an Egyptian word that means "son", Revelation 7:15).
    When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
    "A voice is heard in Ramah,
    weeping and great mourning,
    Rachel weeping for her children
    and refusing to be comforted,
    because they are no more."

    The Return to Nazareth
    After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."
    So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene." (Isaiah 53:3, John 1:11)

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  • Christmas Story, Part 3

    26 Dec 2007, 01:22 by wimme

    Luke 2:1-40:

    The Birth of Jesus
    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. (The KJV badly translated this by using the word "taxed" here. The words "census" and "register" are correct. The same word is translated as "written" in Hebrews 12:23. The census allowed for squeezing out the last penny out of future taxing though)
    So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

    The Shepherds and the Angels
    And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
    Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
    "Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

    When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
    So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

    Jesus Presented in the Temple
    On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.
    When the time of their ("her" is wrong in KJV) purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord", also Exodus 19:22 and Numbers 3:11-13), and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons." (Indicating they were poor)

    Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
    "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
    you now dismiss your servant in peace.
    For my eyes have seen your salvation,
    which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
    a light for revelation to the Gentiles
    and for glory to your people Israel."
    The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."

    There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

    When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.

    Phats & Small - Sun Comes Out
  • Christmas Story, Part 2

    24 Dec 2007, 22:37 by wimme

    Luke 1:39-80:

    Mary Visits Elizabeth
    At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"

    Mary's Song
    And Mary said:
    "My soul glorifies the Lord
    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
    From now on all generations will call me blessed,
    for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
    holy is his name.
    His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
    He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
    He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
    He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
    He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
    to Abraham and his descendants forever (Genesis 22:16-18),
    even as he said to our fathers."

    Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

    The Birth of John the Baptist
    Now Elisabeth's full time (the scriptures use the same word as in Luke 1:23 or Luke 2:6) came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son (KJV). Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
    On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John."

    They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name."

    Then they made signs to his father (so he was probably deaf too), to find out what he would like to name the child. He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John." Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.

    Zechariah's Song (KJV)
    And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
    Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;
    for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
    And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us
    in the house of his servant David;
    As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
    which have been since the world began:
    That we should be saved from our enemies,
    and from the hand of all that hate us;
    To perform the mercy promised to our fathers,
    and to remember his holy covenant;
    The oath which he sware to our father Abraham (Genesis 17:19),
    That he would grant unto us,
    that we being delivered
    out of the hand of our enemies
    might serve him without fear,
    In holiness and righteousness before him,
    all the days of our life.
    And thou, child,
    shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:
    for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord
    to prepare his ways
    To give knowledge of salvation unto his people
    by the remission of their sins (Mark 1:4),
    Through the tender mercy of our God;
    whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
    To give light to them that sit in darkness
    and in the shadow of death,
    to guide our feet into the way of peace.

    And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.

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