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Bad Dragon


I write so that one day I may finally stop writing and be free, but these damn new ideas keep finding ways into my brain. I need to write more to keep up with them.


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I’m looking for beta readers. The more the merrier, no skill or past experiences required. By reading this you’ve just agreed to be my pre-reader. :)

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I write everything in my Public Google Docs so that anypony can follow and influence my stories from the idea phase to completion. I do this because I appreciate any and all the feedback and learn from it. It keeps me only slightly misplaced instead of irredeemably lost.

Surviving Eternal Night
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Kung Fury in Equestria (multi chapter)
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Bad Dragon Themed Stories Compilation (multi chapter)
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I write beige (dry) prose without any fillers. Never using words for their own sake, I describe only what's important to the story. Describing scenery is not something I aim for, instead, I use words as a tool to portray ideas and principles.

My themes are humorous and dark. I use writing to explore new horizons. My goal is to describe something unique, new and profound.

This tool told me that I write like: J. R. R. Tolkien, James Joyce, Neil Gaiman and Ian Fleming.


My Contests winning stories:
Princess of Friendship (The Uncomfortable Situations Writing Competition 1)
My Friend Tenty (Contest 1)
I Ain't Your Sacrifice (Fanfics for Family)
Darkness in Sweetie Belle (Fanfiction of the month by vote)
Flash Sentry Is Not a Hero ( Contest #1)
Alicorn Princess (Horror at Twilight)
Trixie My Pet (Dirty little contest)
Discord Sits on Celestia’s Throne (Weekly Challenge 5/17-5/24)
Psychosis (Weekly Challenge #4)
Psychosis Overload (Weekly Challenge #7)
Psychosis Provoked (Weekly Contest #17)
Coronation Matters (Writing Club)
False Messiah (Weekly Challenge #9 - Poetry)


Contests to win:
Mythical Creature Encounter (ongoing writing competition)


If you wish to write with the likes of me, I have three open collaborations that you can join:
Kung Fury in Equestria
Sugar Star Collaboration
Bad Dragon stories


My favorite quote:

The goal isn't to live on forever; it's to make something that does.
~ Monty Oum

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How did he hurt the guy in the long term by giving him fish?

A hungry man will fish. A fed man will not.

If they were in prison because they followed the Bible, it’s either that they perverted it to suit their own conscience in accord with selfish greed

The statistics show that if you're a Christian, you're more likely to be a criminal. It doesn't really matter what the reason is.

The point I was making is that you claim that being a Christian makes one a better person. The facts/statistics disagree with you. You live in a wonderland of hopes and dreams, detached from the actual reality.

No sir, it’s the Christianity’s promise of a God who knows how to show Mercy for those who have committed incredible sins and compassion for those who are not loved. That’s the reason why people (any person) can feel secure.

The simplest of all things is to speak a promise.

Kind of ominous that no one has ever confirmed it.

If I promised you the Universe, would you be my slave for life like you're God's slave?

Is science the destination of all intellect? Should we begin deducing upon all of the other careers such as doctors and psychologists who are not Christians so as to prove that all Christians do not care about physical and concrete solutions to problems in life and in health when it is the very same physical and concrete solutions that are being asked of us to give people through works of charity and mercy?

Not all. Do you even know what statistics are? Statistics rarely speak of 100%.

Use statistics to compare religious and non-religious in general. Obviously, there will be exceptions on both sides, but it's the average that is important in statistics.

I don’t understand what’s wrong about them sacrificing goats.

So, how many sacrificial rituals have you performed? Were you a good Christian?

Where is the forcing?

Do this or I will burn you in eternal fires forever. But hey, no pressure...

I have no idea what My Kampf is but okay :rainbowlaugh:

It's the book that Adolf Hitler wrote. It was an obligated read for the Nazzis.

Christianity as a religion in itself is a choice that requires no pressure to enter.

And where's the pressure in the belief in the Easter Bunny? Even without the pressure, you still can't do it.

If the conditions are so hard to obtain, why do people still join my religion?

Because there are many people out there and just by chance you'll find those for which conditions were met. I can guaranty you that they didn't just wake up one morning and said to themselves, "Today I'ma gonna be a Christian." There were reasons they flocked to it. Like empty promises and such.

It’s because everyone is actually seeking to be shown compassion, Friendship and companionship.

Yes, it feels nice. We already established that. What feels nice has no bearing on its validity. The reverse is more likelly to be true.

At least my God was never crowed as the man of iniquity or the father of all lies. Personally I don’t know of any instance so :duck:

That is something you would believe, yes. It's ironic that you keep the Book of LIes so close yet you're still completely blind.

Let me tell you about the Lord of Lies. The one you pray to regularly:
Devil created a perfect world and wanted to take care of it along with his angels. But God was jealous and plotted against Him. This event is also described in the Bible.

The one thing that the Bible fails to mention is that one does not attack if he has no chance of winning. We know, however, that the attack did take place. God, the Lord of Lies, therefore, must have believed he could win. And win he did.

God cast the Creator to the depths of Hell and took over his throne.

Not wanting all of the creation rebelling against him, God used his power of lies and wrote the Bible to cover up the truth. He vilified the true creator.
However, if you read the Bible carefully, you can see through his lies. God could not hide his wicked nature. Many of his detestable deeds are evident. He even flooded the whole planet at one point. The good creator would never do that.

So yes, God will do anything to turn you from the true creator. Don't listen to the Lord of Lies. Turn to your true creator, instead. Open your Heart to Him. Accept the Dark Lord and Saviour. Pledge your soul to Him and be saved.

But who am I kidding? Your mind is already closed, utterly enwraped in His lies.

I already said that it is human free-will as aligned with the Devil’s greed that leads them into hell.

So, you're saying that God forgives, except when He doesn't?

But Jesus was already in Heaven. If you had grown up in a poor village once where people had hated you and you became successful in life, then returned afterwards not to condemn them but to show compassion to them by giving them the gifts of your wealth, isn't that a sacrifice?

Oh, so you're saying that His death on the cross wasn't a sacrifice at all?

But His life is still being lived by people, and He in theirs.

Like Hitler still lives in the hearts of some?

It is the religion to helps us bring close to God, not God who brings us close to the religion.

Indeed, God hasn't lifted even a finger in two millennia. God does absolutely nothing.

You do know that some people die without ever converting to Christianity, right?

Yet still not everyone.

Your ability to convert fringe exceptions into rules of life amazes me.

If Adam and Eve lost their keys in Paradise then shouldn’t the copies of the keys be in some place closer, instead of the complete opposite in darkness?

The comparison with the drunken man in the parable is becoming more and more real...

likewise it’s themselves and perhaps the Devil who orchestrated the Twin Towers attacks when there was no such commandment as please commit arson and mass murder.

Those who die while killing unbelievers are promised instant Heaven without judgment. They wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for the Holy book.

If God was manipulating me, what would He have to benefit? Do you think it is His Joy to manipulate His Children?

One time, He even tried to destroy us all. Why can't He just leave us alone? I don't trust this genocidal maniac.

If so, why are people actually allowed to enter Heaven? Why is this promise fulfilled?

They're not and the empty promise is not fulfilled. It's just naivete and wishful thinking on your end.

The truth hurts, but not always.

Everything is bad for something.

Take the fish you fed to a man. Because of that, he never learned to fish and will starve to death bacause if it.

You think you're doing good, but you're actually doing bad.

Helping someone in the short term by hurting them in the long term is not a good thing.

Giving candy to a child just before the diner is a bad thing, even if it makes the child happy.

How did he hurt the guy in the long term by giving him fish?

If they had a strong sense of guilt, they wouldn't go around killing people in the first place.

Oh, and did you know that the percentage of Christians is much higher in prisons than outside. One could deduce that being a Christian makes one more prone to becoming a criminal. So much for the Bible inspiring good actions...

Maybe before they hadn’t known the taste of blood and it’s guilt yet ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,)

Being inspired to doesn’t mean they obeyed it. Most of them are probably in prison because they didn’t do what they were taught. If they were in prison because they followed the Bible, it’s either that they perverted it to suit their own conscience in accord with selfish greed, or they’re being jailed unjustified.

It's the Christianity that promises safety to which people instinctively flock to. If you want to talk about intelect, start studying science.

Did you know that the percentage of Christians in scientific communities is much lower than in the general population? One could deduce that Christian belief is a hindrance to one's intelect.

No sir, it’s the Christianity’s promise of a God who knows how to show Mercy for those who have committed incredible sins and compassion for those who are not loved. That’s the reason why people (any person) can feel secure.

Is science the destination of all intellect? Should we begin deducing upon all of the other careers such as doctors and psychologists who are not Christians so as to prove that all Christians do not care about physical and concrete solutions to problems in life and in health when it is the very same physical and concrete solutions that are being asked of us to give people through works of charity and mercy?

Did you even read the Bible? Ever heard of Cain and Abel's sacrifices? God demanded them.

If you don't sacrifice goats, you're a bad Christian. Read your Bible and what it actually says.

I don’t understand what’s wrong about them sacrificing goats. Factories are still producing beef, and not all beef in the world is eaten before it expires.

So, you're saying that one cannot simply choose to believe something? One has to have proper motivation to establish a belief?

Well, with proper motivation, you can get a man to do virtually anything. Not sure how a tortured soul being forced to do things is an expression of it's free will, though.

For certain beliefs I meant, apologies ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,)

Where is the forcing?

You can even find plenty of beneficial messages in My Kampf. That doesn't mean that you have to follow it and become a Nazzy, though.

I have no idea what My Kampf is but okay :rainbowlaugh:

If you search hard enough, I'm sure you could even find a few beneficial messages in the Bible. Again, that doesn't mean that you have to put your faith in a fairy tale.

What you've proven so far is that you're incapable of choosing to believe in the Easter Bunny. A very distinct set of conditions have to be established before such a belief can take root in one's mind.

And since you can't do it without those conditions in place, it's hypocritical of you to tell others to choose Christianity as if it were a choice.

Christianity as a religion in itself is a choice that requires no pressure to enter. The complete belief in the Faith is something that, as like the people and even saints who have been in it for much longer have still tried to learn more about the fullness of the Truth, must be invested in later.

But not by choice. Only after certain conditions are met can this transition occur.

Would Pinkie really be surprised?

If the conditions are so hard to obtain, why do people still join my religion? It’s because everyone is actually seeking to be shown compassion, Friendship and companionship.

[quoteI wonder how many words would it take for you to change your belief?

Since you're more closed-minded than the character in that book, I'd guess at least 10 million words would be needed.I don’t think anyone can or will or has written that much, but have they? :rainbowhuh:

Same for Satanism, right? Why aren't you a Satanist, btw? Have you seen their 11 commandments? They're much better than Christian's 10 commandments.

At least my God was never crowed as the man of iniquity or the father of all lies. Personally I don’t know of any instance so :duck:

Like He forgives billions of people who are currently burning in Hell for all eternity?

Even Hitler who was one of the most evil persons burned Jews only for an hour. God must therefore be infinitely more evil than Hitler.

I already said that it is human free-will as aligned with the Devil’s greed that leads them into hell.

He was captured and nailed to the cross like thousands of other criminals. If He really wanted to suffer, He would have his followers nail him on a cross.

The same people whom He had healed and who were actually following him were the same exact people who demanded he would be crucified. If they didn’t do that, He wouldn’t be crucified. Also, Judas Iscariot betrayed Him directly to be crucified.

Even though they didn’t nail him themselves, they were still the driving points to that affair.

What has Jesus sacrificed? After He committed suicide, He went to Heaven? Do you think that's a sacrifice? I think it's the reverse of a sacrifice.

But Jesus was already in Heaven. If you had grown up in a poor village once where people had hated you and you became successful in life, then returned afterwards not to condemn them but to show compassion to them by giving them the gifts of your wealth, isn't that a sacrifice?

The difference is that Jesus hadn’t been born on Earth before the Blessed Virgin Mary; He was already successful in life; He was already giving people gifts of His wealth from Heaven. But He came down anyways, to show forgiveness to all the people who were offending Him.

What are you talking about? He hasn't been seen for 2 millennia.

But His life is still being lived by people, and He in theirs.

If that was God's doing then He'd find a way to make everyone Christian.

If that’s so then there would have been restrictions for people to not enter Heaven because they aren’t Christians.

If my Church allows any person to enter the premise, even for and during the celebration of the Holy Mass, why not Heaven, considering they were living their lives as a true Christian would?

Thus the Catholic religion is now for the benefit of yourself (to live without the effects of sin and crime) for your merit in Heaven (consecration of actions for God and availing of the Sacraments) and to others (works of mercy, evangelization, witnessing, martyrdom.)

It is the religion to helps us bring close to God, not God who brings us close to the religion.

You do know that some people die without ever converting to Christianity, right?

Yet still not everyone.

Keep searching in the light if you must. But I doubt you'll ever find your keys.

If Adam and Eve lost their keys in Paradise then shouldn’t the copies of the keys be in some place closer, instead of the complete opposite in darkness?

God or/and the Easter Bunny... but either of these or both of these can be true, can’t they?

Or none of them.

Is that so ( ͡:ajsleepy:, ͜ʖ ͡:ajsleepy:,)

If that's your argument then you should have believed in Care Bears.

I still think it was abuse for that one bear to endlessly ask for the wishing star to bake the whole cake through piece by piece ingredient. But that’s because the wishing star was clearly exhausted :rainbowlaugh:

It also tells you to do bad things. Bloody history is proof of that.

It’s myself that tells me to do bad things in spite of the teachings ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,), likewise it’s themselves and perhaps the Devil who orchestrated the Twin Towers attacks when there was no such commandment as please commit arson and mass murder.

Maybe you're being told what you want to hear.

The general way of telling the truth from a lie is to ask yourself, "Does this sound nice?"

If it sounds nice, it's a lie. Truth hurts.

So, I ask you, does that promise God gave you sound nice to you? Is that promise something you want to hear? Is that something that a person bent on manipulating you should say to you to gain your trust and devotion?

What is manipulation? It is from a person who is twisting the thoughts of another so as to benefit the person, regardless of the action of the manipulated.

If God was manipulating me, what would He have to benefit? Do you think it is His Joy to manipulate His Children? If so, why are people actually allowed to enter Heaven? Why is this promise fulfilled?

The truth hurts, but not always. The truth hurting all the time is it in itself is a lie. To say that is for you to say that everything in the whole universe, including all of the good emotions, people’s good fortunes, miracles of people surviving, and more, are all too good be true, and therefore should be ignored as an illusion of the mind.

If the truth was you received a promotion, and you did receive a promotion, do you say that the promotion is a lie, or that the promotion is not a good thing?

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But the point is he was given a fish by the person who’s happiness is other’s wellbeing.

Helping someone in the short term by hurting them in the long term is not a good thing.

Giving candy to a child just before the diner is a bad thing, even if it makes the child happy.

By not being free from “the effect of it”, I meant the eternal punishment and weight of their errors through Divine Justice.

Not all murders are psychopathic or apathetic. They can still face their own guilt. That is not freedom because that guilt might cause them to lose faith in the fact that they can still do good.

If they had a strong sense of guilt, they wouldn't go around killing people in the first place.

Oh, and did you know that the percentage of Christians is much higher in prisons than outside. One could deduce that being a Christian makes one more prone to becoming a criminal. So much for the Bible inspiring good actions...

I said “being able.” If he is able to do God’s Will, or another person’s will other than himself, that means that the man has the ability to reconsider his actions based on whether they follow his instinct (carnal version) or his intellect. If he can’t do this, he is a slave to himself.

It's the Christianity that promises safety to which people instinctively flock to. If you want to talk about intelect, start studying science.

Did you know that the percentage of Christians in scientific communities is much lower than in the general population? One could deduce that Christian belief is a hindrance to one's intelect.

Goats are kind of like symbols for Satanism, or something something, blargh, so meh.

Did you even read the Bible? Ever heard of Cain and Abel's sacrifices? God demanded them.

If you don't sacrifice goats, you're a bad Christian. Read your Bible and what it actually says.

If I said I never believed in the Easter Bunny so I didn’t have to choose, that is because there was no motivation for me to choose.

So, you're saying that one cannot simply choose to believe something? One has to have proper motivation to establish a belief?

Well, with proper motivation, you can get a man to do virtually anything. Not sure how a tortured soul being forced to do things is an expression of it's free will, though.

Does the Easter Bunny have a message? Is the message beneficial for myself and/or other people?

You can even find plenty of beneficial messages in My Kampf. That doesn't mean that you have to follow it and become a Nazzy, though.

If you search hard enough, I'm sure you could even find a few beneficial messages in the Bible. Again, that doesn't mean that you have to put your faith in a fairy tale.

What you've proven so far is that you're incapable of choosing to believe in the Easter Bunny. A very distinct set of conditions have to be established before such a belief can take root in one's mind.

And since you can't do it without those conditions in place, it's hypocritical of you to tell others to choose Christianity as if it were a choice.

what this tells me is that it is possible to completely believe in something you didn’t believe in before.

But not by choice. Only after certain conditions are met can this transition occur.

Austraeoh’s latter books had a character who took more than one million words to change her beliefs from an established lie into that of the truth of the main plot, so at least there’s that ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I wonder how many words would it take for you to change your belief?

Since you're more closed-minded than the character in that book, I'd guess at least 10 million words would be needed.

You could believe in that, and still could choose to extract as much learning and Grace from Christianity as possible to do good things anyways.

Same for Satanism, right? Why aren't you a Satanist, btw? Have you seen their 11 commandments? They're much better than Christian's 10 commandments.

“forgive others because I love you.”

Like He forgives billions of people who are currently burning in Hell for all eternity?

Even Hitler who was one of the most evil persons burned Jews only for an hour. God must therefore be infinitely more evil than Hitler.

Jesus sufferings for us is a great proof of his compassion;

He was captured and nailed to the cross like thousands of other criminals. If He really wanted to suffer, He would have his followers nail him on a cross.

Do other religions have a god who has sacrificed anything for their people as much as Jesus?

What has Jesus sacrificed? After He committed suicide, He went to Heaven? Do you think that's a sacrifice? I think it's the reverse of a sacrifice.

Not only Jesus when He was on Earth, but even to this day?

What are you talking about? He hasn't been seen for 2 millennia.

Different cronies for different ponies.

If that was God's doing then He'd find a way to make everyone Christian.

But you can also say: not yet.

You do know that some people die without ever converting to Christianity, right?

So I’m still willing to keep searching.

Your search reminds me of the drunken man in a certain joke:

A drunken man walks around the street lamp and the policeman approaches him, "Sir, what are you doing?"
"I lost my keys and I'm searching for them," says the man.
"Are you sure you lost them here?" asks the policeman.
"No, I lost them way over there in that dar aley. But this place has more light, so I'm searching for them here instead."

Keep searching in the light if you must. But I doubt you'll ever find your keys.

God or/and the Easter Bunny... but either of these or both of these can be true, can’t they?

Or none of them.

My perspective won’t change that. But my actions from following those perspectives will.

Nothing can change the truth, not even the actions. The truth is what it is.

So I choose to follow God over the Easter Bunny because God teachers me to do kinder things.

If that's your argument then you should have believed in Care Bears.

The reason why I think this precise Faith is good is because it tells me to do good things.

It also tells you to do bad things. Bloody history is proof of that.

what other person had said that that He would be with me always, even unto the end of the age, to show that He is more faithful to me than I to Him?

Maybe you're being told what you want to hear.

The general way of telling the truth from a lie is to ask yourself, "Does this sound nice?"

If it sounds nice, it's a lie. Truth hurts.

So, I ask you, does that promise God gave you sound nice to you? Is that promise something you want to hear? Is that something that a person bent on manipulating you should say to you to gain your trust and devotion?

then through these works, you can at least believe that it is right to be merciful, just, and kind.

The statistics say otherwise. Take a random criminal from prison. There's a good chance he's Christian.

Again, your wishful thinking has no effect on reality. Things are as they are and some people enjoy hurting others. That's the reality.

Understandable ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,)

Maybe yes, maybe no. A fed man with a fish might not have the motivation to learn how to fish.

But the point is he was given a fish by the person who’s happiness is other’s wellbeing.

(That’s maybe si, maybe no, for the Constant Readers ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°))

If a man shows kindness and says that his goodness comes from the heart, that child might turn into a decent person as well.

What happens if you pin everything good on God, and one day you lose the belief in God? I've heard many religious people say how they would rape and pilage if they lost faith in God. In my eyes, they're not nice people. In their youth, they were probably told by someone that goodness comes from God, and that led them to become evil people.

It depends on how the kid grows up, I think. Either way, the kid won’t forget the man himself, so he’ll still have a chance at hope, believing in that man and with the knowledge that being kind is a good thing, more than if he had only believed in man being the source of goodness, and then growing up to see the other side of people and then losing faith in people instead.

He can fall back on more things.

The poor will stay unmotivated and poor forever. Bad is done.

Even if the kid doesn’t get inspired to follow the man, that man may still be following God who is always the same as when He first showed the man kindness, which lead him to show it too. It will still go on.

Did you know that half of the murderers never face the consequences of their actions?

By not being free from “the effect of it”, I meant the eternal punishment and weight of their errors through Divine Justice.

Not all murders are psychopathic or apathetic. They can still face their own guilt. That is not freedom because that guilt might cause them to lose faith in the fact that they can still do good.

True freedom is being able to do God’s Will.

I call that slavery.

I said “being able.” If he is able to do God’s Will, or another person’s will other than himself, that means that the man has the ability to reconsider his actions based on whether they follow his instinct (carnal version) or his intellect. If he can’t do this, he is a slave to himself.

To be honest, I'd feel guilty if I were to sacrifice a goat as the Bible commands of us. Don't you ever feel guilty when you're doing God's work, sacrificing goats?

Goats are kind of like symbols for Satanism, or something something, blargh, so meh.

Idolaters at that time were actually burning their children to joyous offering to nonsense gain. Abraham was stopped. God’s work is Mercy, because Jesus said that he desires mercy, not sacrifice.

If you don't know, than it isn't up to choice. There are factors you don't fully control, and that's why you don't know. Emotions cannot be fully controled. That's why they aren't a choice.

You may not change them when they arrive but over time (hours??), then? Perhaps ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,)

Even if you were a blank slate, you couldn't choose emotions.

Understandable ( ͡:fluttercry:, ͜ʖ ͡:fluttercry:,)

Can you choose to believe in Easter Bunny now? And I'm not talking about make-belief, acting or pretending. I mean willingness to sacrifice all your limbs if it turns out that you can't prove Easter Bunny's existence. If you truly believed in Easter Bunny, you'd make that bet. But you'd never make that bet, because deep down, you know that Easter Bunny isn't real.

If I said I never believed in the Easter Bunny so I didn’t have to choose, that is because there was no motivation for me to choose. Does the Easter Bunny have a message? Is the message beneficial for myself and/or other people? It is not about if there is anything that would cause me to believe in the EB, but why would I believe in it, whether or not there is proof... what I would do with it.

If I am willing to sacrifice all my limbs to prove the EB’s existence, that is not only because I want to prove the EB’s existence to other people, but also because I want to prove to myself that there is a true reason why I believe in such thing, meaning that there is something much larger than concrete proof of his existence that I am waging my own life with, which would be what I am doing because I believe in it, a matter more than my own pride.

But what if I found something that lead me to believe otherwise? Something in life that affected me that aligned with the message of God saving people, that inspired me to continue doing this to others and even unto the death? It could be a lie or the Truth itself, but either way, what this tells me is that it is possible to completely believe in something you didn’t believe in before.

Austraeoh’s latter books had a character who took more than one million words to change her beliefs from an established lie into that of the truth of the main plot, so at least there’s that ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

That's true for every religion, even Satanism. It just means that Christianity is nothing special. It's the same as any other, and God is pretty much the same as the 10 000 different gods that came before and after Him.

You could believe in that, and still could choose to extract as much learning and Grace from Christianity as possible to do good things anyways. At least my God is a God who has chosen to make His message: not, “forgive others because it is what is good in my Eyes, but, “forgive others because I love you.”

Jesus sufferings for us is a great proof of his compassion; it’s something to hold on to. Do other religions have a god who has sacrificed anything for their people as much as Jesus? Not only Jesus when He was on Earth, but even to this day? And if ever there was, can they say that he was really doing it not to gain anything for himself?

Like what? Personally, I've never experienced anything that would lead me to believe in Harry Potter or the Bible.

Different cronies for different ponies.

But you can also say: not yet.

If you ever believe in God though you did not experience anything that lead you to believe in God, it means you didn’t need to. (And that doesn’t mean that it was ever impossible to). What you can take from this instead: is an experience of being able to do the works of God such as mercy and compassion without having been shown any of these things unto yourself, an experience of having no experience of being cared for to teach to those who have no experience of being cared for, but therefore don’t care at all.

Different crosses for different people, to help those other people who wouldn’t be strong enough to bear the weight that you are bearing. Different weaknesses and strengths for every man, and I think that’s fine.

The question is, what is truth and what is a lie? Usually, those who think they already have the truth, never find it because they stopped searching for it. So, how about you? Do you believe in God? Do you believe you already know the truth?

I don’t know the full truth yet, but that doesn’t mean I’m being lied to.

So I’m still willing to keep searching.

Killing Jews in concentration camps was also a perspective of some. People have all sorts of perspectives. So what you're saying is basically that God is just one of many perspectives. It's a subjective matter like believing in Easter Bunny.

God or/and the Easter Bunny... but either of these or both of these can be true, can’t they? My perspective won’t change that. But my actions from following those perspectives will. You can even say that that in itself is the clearer matter of subject.

So I choose to follow God over the Easter Bunny because God teachers me to do kinder things.

My perspective on what to do to follow God’s Will will be based on how much I have searched to know the truth.

Is faith a good thing, though?

What if instead of crossing lights and zebra crossings, people would just have faith that they won't get hit by a car and would cross streets randomly. Do you think that would be a good thing?

I think having faith is bad. You being proud of your faith reminds me of a classmate who was proud to fail a class.

I’m not prideful of my faith, I’m just eager to share it because it itself is much greater than me. Maybe that classmate was not proud of failing but proud of not cheating. (if he didn’t??)

The Faith I’m talking about is Faith in God, who is more faithful to me than I to Him, not superstition mistaken for Faith. The reason why I think this precise Faith is good is because it tells me to do good things. Other beliefs can do this, but what other person had said that that He would be with me always, even unto the end of the age, to show that He is more faithful to me than I to Him? Companionship with a person who has said that means more than the perils of road crossing. The personal reason why I continue to subscribe to this Faith is because the Man of the Faith himself has been much more faithful to me, as shown to me through the fact that even after all that I have experienced and after all of the experiences I have inflicted on others, I can still feel loved by Jesus.

I don't know about you, but the actual truth matters to me.

To those who don’t believe in God or in anything higher then themselves, then Jesus said to believe in the works themselves. For those who are doing God’s Will which is mercy without any hindrance of self, their works are the ones to believe. If you won’t believe in God, then through these works, you can at least believe that it is right to be merciful, just, and kind. From other people’s perspectives it is the idea of God who is an extension of this, but God has loved us first and will love us longer—and is loving is more than we will ever care for Him, so these works are the extension.

Like inquisition and crusade wars? You believe those things were good? They wouldn't have happened if people wouldn't be inspired by the Bible to make them happen.

Well, I’m guessing I wouldn’t be alive today if Magellan hadn’t come to my city, nor would I be Catholic ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,)

If you had to choose between a harsh truth or a nice lie, which one would you choose?

What do you mean by choose sir? Choose to believe or choose to act in it? I think those are two very different things.

It’s easier to say that you believe in a harsh truth and actually do believe in, but don’t do anything in life about it.

The harder question is choosing to believe if a harsh truth has a side that is nice, much greater than that of the unseen harshness of the other side of the nice lie.

If what you say is true, it means that God is not for everyone, just for those with certain perspective.

God is for everyone, but yes, not everyone is for God. He said that to follow Him you must deny yourself (the bad qualities and even the actions of the good qualities) and so people who don’t consent to this aren’t able to grow in relationship with God. But God is the Father of all Mankind anyways.

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I said it’s up to their perspective ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,)

If what you say is true, it means that God is not for everyone, just for those with certain perspective.

Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.

Yes, but it would be best if it was about all of people’s prosperity and happiness.

Again, your wishful thinking has no effect on reality. Things are as they are and some people enjoy hurting others. That's the reality.

Either way the poor is fed and good is done.

Maybe yes, maybe no. A fed man with a fish might not have the motivation to learn how to fish.

If a man shows kindness to a clueless street child and tells him that his goodness comes from God, that child might grow to be able to do the same things that man had done,

If a man shows kindness and says that his goodness comes from the heart, that child might turn into a decent person as well.

What happens if you pin everything good on God, and one day you lose the belief in God? I've heard many religious people say how they would rape and pilage if they lost faith in God. In my eyes, they're not nice people. In their youth, they were probably told by someone that goodness comes from God, and that led them to become evil people.

Either way the poor is fed and good is done.

The poor will stay unmotivated and poor forever. Bad is done.

Let’s say that with Sweetie Belle’s freedom, she chooses to murder Opalescence and set fire to the Apples. Yes, she is free, but those actions have consequences, and even though she might be able to run from it, she will not be free from the effect of it.

Did you know that half of the murderers never face the consequences of their actions?

True freedom is being able to do God’s Will,

I call that slavery.

provided that this is the will that ensures the prosperity and salvation of not only Belle, but the world. It is the only Will that ensures you will not have any guilt (both emotional and actual) and with a clear conscience of the good one can do (that has been aligned with that Who is the most good in the universe), true freedom and Peace is gained.

To be honest, I'd feel guilty if I were to sacrifice a goat as the Bible commands of us. Don't you ever feel guilty when you're doing God's work, sacrificing goats?

Or I’d break down. I don’t know.

If you don't know, than it isn't up to choice. There are factors you don't fully control, and that's why you don't know. Emotions cannot be fully controled. That's why they aren't a choice.

You don’t have to be a blank slate to choose emotions though.

Even if you were a blank slate, you couldn't choose emotions.

I never believed in the Easter Bunny so I didn’t have to choose.

Can you choose to believe in Easter Bunny now? And I'm not talking about make-belief, acting or pretending. I mean willingness to sacrifice all your limbs if it turns out that you can't prove Easter Bunny's existence. If you truly believed in Easter Bunny, you'd make that bet. But you'd never make that bet, because deep down, you know that Easter Bunny isn't real.

There are indeed many people who leave my religion, but there are also those who join.

That's true for every religion, even Satanism. It just means that Christianity is nothing special. It's the same as any other, and God is pretty much the same as the 10 000 different gods that came before and after Him.

It’s not about them losing belief in something else; it about experiencing something that lead them to choose to believe.

Like what? Personally, I've never experienced anything that would lead me to believe in Harry Potter or the Bible.

The same can be said about those who leave, but as I said you can always deny or accept a truth or a lie.

The question is, what is truth and what is a lie? Usually, those who think they already have the truth, never find it because they stopped searching for it. So, how about you? Do you believe in God? Do you believe you already know the truth?

Their perspective. The joy and Peace is there, because if these are the fruits of regular good labor, then so much more God’s Will. But it’s just not accepted.

Killing Jews in concentration camps was also a perspective of some. People have all sorts of perspectives. So what you're saying is basically that God is just one of many perspectives. It's a subjective matter like believing in Easter Bunny.

I don’t know. That’s why it’s called the Faith.

Is faith a good thing, though?

What if instead of crossing lights and zebra crossings, people would just have faith that they won't get hit by a car and would cross streets randomly. Do you think that would be a good thing?

I think having faith is bad. You being proud of your faith reminds me of a classmate who was proud to fail a class.

Even if the promise is empty, what would matter?

I don't know about you, but the actual truth matters to me.

That person would have lived his life trying to do good, and whether or not that has an effect in what comes after death it does have an effect on what he leaves behind.

Like inquisition and crusade wars? You believe those things were good? They wouldn't have happened if people wouldn't be inspired by the Bible to make them happen.

The promise being true after all now looks like a bonus from the joy of improving people’s lives and perspectives, because that is at least a thing that we can see.

If you had to choose between a harsh truth or a nice lie, which one would you choose?

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The joy of Christ must not be that great if people are finding other things that bring them even more joy.

I said it’s up to their perspective ( ͡°, ͜ʖ ͡°,)

That's just wishful thinking on your part. Some people gain joy from hurting others.

Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.

Yes, but it would be best if it was about all of people’s prosperity and happiness.

Is that the joy of Christ or is that something else?

Either way the poor is fed and good is done.

If a man shows kindness to a clueless street child and tells him that his goodness comes from God, that child might grow to be able to do the same things that man had done, regardless of whether he is persecuted for doing it by humanity (which he would have put his faith in if that man wasn’t praising God through his works) since that child had too put his faith in God. Either way the poor is fed and good is done.

I don't know what that is.

Understandable, it’s something that takes more of learning than studying :twilightsmile:

What you call 'slave to yourself' I call: free.

Let’s say that with Sweetie Belle’s freedom, she chooses to murder Opalescence and set fire to the Apples. Yes, she is free, but those actions have consequences, and even though she might be able to run from it, she will not be free from the effect of it.

True freedom is being able to do God’s Will, provided that this is the will that ensures the prosperity and salvation of not only Belle, but the world. It is the only Will that ensures you will not have any guilt (both emotional and actual) and with a clear conscience of the good one can do (that has been aligned with that Who is the most good in the universe), true freedom and Peace is gained.

Not showing emotions and not having emotions are two different things.

If I shoot your family in front of you and tell you to be happy, would you really be able to be happy?

Depending on the perspective. Perhaps I might think that, since they lead good lives, they have chanced to enter Heaven. Or I’d break down. I don’t know.

You don’t have to be a blank slate to choose emotions though.

Did you really choose not to believe in Easter Bunny or was the evidence against it just so overwhelming that you lost the belief in it?

I used to believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth. I've lost that belief since then. I will never be able to regain it. I can't choose to believe it again, even if I want to, and neither can you. You can pretend, but deep down you'll always know that it's the Earth that revolves around the Sun.

I never believed in the Easter Bunny so I didn’t have to choose.

There are indeed many people who leave my religion, but there are also those who join. It’s not about them losing belief in something else; it about experiencing something that lead them to choose to believe. The same can be said about those who leave, but as I said you can always deny or accept a truth or a lie.

Either way, if the joy you spoke of was real, nobody would leave your religion. The reason why they're leaving is that they find no joy in it.

Their perspective. The joy and Peace is there, because if these are the fruits of regular good labor, then so much more God’s Will. But it’s just not accepted.

There's a promise of joy, of course, but how can you that it isn't just another empty promise? Billions of people have supposedly experienced it (they died) but none of them confirmed it. Why is that? Why would God prevent people from confirming the truth of the promise?

Imagine that in RL there was a promise, but everyone who tried to confirm it just disappeared and would never be heard from again. Wouldn't it feel a bit ominous to you?

I don’t know. That’s why it’s called the Faith. Even if the promise is empty, what would matter? That person would have lived his life trying to do good, and whether or not that has an effect in what comes after death it does have an effect on what he leaves behind. The promise being true after all now looks like a bonus from the joy of improving people’s lives and perspectives, because that is at least a thing that we can see.

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They would, but they way they choose it and through what will differ.

The joy of Christ must not be that great if people are finding other things that bring them even more joy.

It would be best if their happiness has to do with the happiness of others

That's just wishful thinking on your part. Some people gain joy from hurting others.

Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.

, most especially the ones who’ve already lost hope, such as through joy of charity for the poor.

Is that the joy of Christ or is that something else?

So for that, we have a Model.

I don't know what that is.

Sir you can choose your emotions and beliefs, otherwise you’re a slave to yourself,

What you call 'slave to yourself' I call: free.

Many people can already suppress their emotions

Not showing emotions and not having emotions are two different things.

If I shoot your family in front of you and tell you to be happy, would you really be able to be happy?

If people are leaving religions after years of being there, doesn’t that mean that they’ve chosen to believe in something else?

Did you really choose not to believe in Easter Bunny or was the evidence against it just so overwhelming that you lost the belief in it?

I used to believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth. I've lost that belief since then. I will never be able to regain it. I can't choose to believe it again, even if I want to, and neither can you. You can pretend, but deep down you'll always know that it's the Earth that revolves around the Sun.

You can deny both lie and truth, so if they leave my religion then which of these two are they’re doing is perhaps up to their perspective.

Either way, if the joy you spoke of was real, nobody would leave your religion. The reason why they're leaving is that they find no joy in it.

There's a promise of joy, of course, but how can you that it isn't just another empty promise? Billions of people have supposedly experienced it (they died) but none of them confirmed it. Why is that? Why would God prevent people from confirming the truth of the promise?

Imagine that in RL there was a promise, but everyone who tried to confirm it just disappeared and would never be heard from again. Wouldn't it feel a bit ominous to you?

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They would, but they way they choose it and through what will differ. It would be best if their happiness has to do with the happiness of others, most especially the ones who’ve already lost hope, such as through joy of charity for the poor. So for that, we have a Model.

Sir you can choose your emotions and beliefs, otherwise you’re a slave to yourself, but we have free will. Many people can already suppress their emotions, so it’s possible to change it through swiftly changing your perspective of the thing that caused it. If people are leaving religions after years of being there, doesn’t that mean that they’ve chosen to believe in something else? You can deny both lie and truth, so if they leave my religion then which of these two are they’re doing is perhaps up to their perspective.

2992644 Don't you think everyone on the planet would choose to be happy?

The thing is, you can't choose your emotions, just like you can't choose your beliefs.

Can you choose to believe in Easter Bunny after you know it's a lie? You can't. You can pretend, but pretend belief isn't a belief at all.

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The condition is based on whether you will yourself to be happy, etc: monday = :raritycry: ( ͡:fluttercry:, ͜ʖ ͡:fluttercry:,) or :pinkiehappy: ( ͡:twilightsmile: ͜ʖ ͡:twilightsmile:)

Up to you ( ͡O ͜ʖ ͡O)

Those who choose to be happy with God can get both in this life and in the next; although suffering will be given to you for those who strive to do good. But even those who do evil still do suffer, regardless of their circumstance, so why bother choosing evil?

2992562 So the majority of happiness comes when you die, and before that, happiness is only conditional and not widely accessed?

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They only perceive Jesus as an endpoint of happiness and think that Heaven can’t exist on earth, so they move on to immediate enjoyment. But they don’t realize that you can indeed have Heaven now; they don’t look for the Peace He can give even during pain and tragedy which allows you to be happy.

2991746 If He truly is such source of happiness, why are people leaving your religion?

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To be happy with someone is a two way thing. If I’m no longer happy, it means that I no longer care about wanting to be happy with Him. Since it’s a choice, God also has a choice to be happy with you, and I believe He chooses that one always ( ͡O ͜ʖ ͡O)

2991424 When you're no longer able to, will that mean that He no longer cares for you? Because if he would care, you would still be able to and be happy in that time in the future, right?

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Belated Happy Sunday ( ͡O ͜ʖ ͡O)

I can’t hear His Hi as well, but since deeds are more powerful than words I can testify that he cares for me for the fact that I am still able to be happy, the one that has peace. If I’m no longer able to, then that just means it’s me who isn’t saying Hi.

2990825 I live and breathe as well, but I can't hear His 'hi'.

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As I live and breathe His blessing BECOMES ME. Thus I know because I live and breathe. When I stop, then, it could probably mean that God isn’t saying Hi, but Welcome Home instead.

2989871 How do you know He says hi?

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