The "11th" Day (Part II)

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"The Lord works in mysterious ways"? Heck yeah! You don't know the half of it!
 
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So you starved yourself and in return God made the bastard child go away?

Am I missing something?
 

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Yes, you're missing something. He specifically said that's not what he prayed for.

The vegan diet was just a way of keeping himself focussed on becoming more serious about what mattered, like existential prayer beads.
 
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untamed said:
For two weeks, I ate nothing except "veggie" dishes. It sure was hard, if you happen to pass by a "Domino's". What I prayed for was the grace of more TIME

So God responded to your avoidance of pizza by lengthening your girlfriend's gestation period to 10 months? He does see every sparrow fall, doesn't he?

Wow! If only the Jews under the Hitler dictatorship had just eschewed the odd Marinara, they'd be alive today!

We've got a £125 million roll-over lottery jackpot this week. I'm just off to empty the freezer of Quattro Stagiones.

Jehovah, Lord God of Israel, please send the money by electronic transfer to NatWest a/c 123******

:rolleyes: :D

maximus "Halleluiah!" otter
 
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Come on guys, I think the lad's telling us something here.

untamed, I sort of know where you're coming from as I've had a few close calls now and then. Sometimes you do need to really prey with a sincere heart. There is something to the religion thing. I read an article that people who go to church regularly and have a strong faith live longer than the rest of us.

And diet has a strong influence. Theres alot we don't know.

But I'm glad things worked out for you untamed. But don't wait too long. Right now you are at the same age I was when I got married, and its been the most wonderfull adventure of my life. Heck, we're having more fun now than in a long time. A wife that is a real soulmate, children, grandchildren, are better than a winning lotto ticket. Okay, as good as a winning lotto ticket.

But you're on a good track, keep the faith.
 
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Yes, I was trying to be harsh. Whether or not Untamed's girlfriend is pregnant has asbolulutely nothing to do with what he did afterwards, and everything to do with what they did before.

If Untamed and his girlfriend continue having unprotected sex, she's going to get knocked up, ruining both of their young lives. And no amount of prayer or dieting can change that. Sex is great, but unless he wants to start a family at such a young age, he needs to wear a rubber and/or the girl should get on the pill.

Glad you squeeked by this time. But for God's sake young man, be more careful in the future.

Best Wishes,
-Bob
 
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Bob W said:
If Untamed and his girlfriend continue having unprotected sex, she's going to get knocked up, ruining both of their young lives.
I think your advice is spot-on, for young people. However, I just looked at Untamed's profile and he's 30 years old.

Untamed, you'll want to get the maturity thing in hand and make a decision about having kids within the next few years. Trust me, you don't want to be an old dad.
 
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However, I just looked at Untamed's profile and he's 30 years old.
In that case, he really should have known better. But I agree that at that age the consequences are different.

Untamed, I'm just a bit older than you (I'm 36-ish) and my wife is pregnant with our first. IMO, you're at the age where it's time to begin thinking about whether or not you want a family. No harm if you don't, and there's no rush yet if you're not ready.

But if you decide that family life would suit you and that you would be a suitable parent, now's not too early to go for it. Make sure you find the right woman, one that you'll want to stay with at least until the child is grown, and that you can share a stable and calm household.

Good Luck with everything, and very best wishes,
-Bob
 
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I edited my post, or else this topic might have gotten a Moving Van trip to the General forum. :D

-Bob
 
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My thanks for all those that took the time to read and share whatever thoughts you might have on my post/s.

To be honest about it, as in the English idiom, it is "with open eyes" that I post here so whatever perceived "harshness" or even levity there may be, it is taken with wide shoulders (ok not so wide. I'm a "petite" fella) or a grin, or maybe even both. ;)

My utmost concern though was coming off "preachy" or "enlightened" with this thread as that would defeat the my original intent. I'm still the average "juan" or joe you might meet on the street each day who likes to come home to a cold one and put his feet up. But, the reality is we come from a thousand different points and just as many opinions and backgrounds. I don't presume otherwise.

Whatever I have to say has already been said as succintly as possible in my previous posts and nothing I add can assure further clarity. Feel free to re-read them.



To Jackknife:

Sir, we may be cultures, ages and nations apart, but your kindly and re-assuring posts never fail to warm me deep down about the blessed life you lead. The big guy upstairs has been good to you indeed. I hope when it's my turn someday, it could be just as happy as you describe it to be.

My friend, someone's got your "6" here at BF!!! I can assure you that. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
 
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