Friday, April 9, 2010

More: KCL

Look folks, I have certain beliefs that I try to be constrained by in my walk with the Lord. One of those things is to have as much of a forgiving nature as I possibly can with whoever, regardless of what they have said or done. We're all human - when something happens, especially something in some sort of relationship whether it be a lover; best friend; family member or just an acquaintence, we all handle it differently.

For example, who hasn't been stabbed in the back by someone you know? That is some deep pain there, the hurt can be tremendous and the recovery time can take years. Some people never recover, holding grudges and bitterness in their heart, mind and soul to their graves. I have an oldest brother that is in such a condition with my dad. I contend that it is no more healthy to walk around with that kind of baggage as it is to smoke 3 packs of cigarettes a day, every day, until you (probably) get cancer and die a horrendous, miserable, painful death.

So here we have all kinds of individuals that have had, apparently, some very negative experiences with KCL. I am all for venting and letting it out - if you feel the need, either on this blog in the comments section or your own, feel free, I will not hold it against you and I also believe it is very good for an individual to get that stuff out until you are "freed" from it.

For me? I'm a pretty forgiving person. I have to be. I committed so many heinous acts of wanton destruction, theft and violence in my teen years - and so many of my friends died during those years - I count myself to be lucky to even be alive. The Lord has forgiven much in my life span. Even in my adult years, where I call myself a Christian, I hardly could sit here and say I am a lily-white angel. We're imperfect people. Many people writing these comments, I believe, are professing Christians. Yet if each one of us takes a good, hard look at our lives, even right now, what does the talking mirror tell you? Realistically? I'll let you do the "math" and speak to yourself and possibly the Holy Spirit can unearth some things inside as well. In fact, I'm SURE He can in any and every individual.

So, for KCL, the people there, the unfortunate incidences - the MANY unfortunate incidences that have taken place on that forum since it started - I give a wide berth of mercy and grace. The next words will be very unpopular with many people, but - frankly - many of those people are unsaved, some of them are outspoken atheists. They are not on the straight and narrow path that leads to eternal life, they are on the broad, wide road that leads to eternal destruction. With that in mind, and with the Christianity that at least some of you have, look at the place as a mission field. Look at the people spouting the vulgarity through the eyes of the Lord - remember, He is no respector of persons. He causes it to rain on the just and unjust alike. Pray for those people, ask the Lord to send them a spirit of conviction. If you think they are beyond that, please rethink that stance.

God is able to break through the hearts of anyone, He has HIS ways that are far higher than anything we can think of or see. He knows each individual person and what it will take to break the hardness of the heart. My own testimony provides proof of that - I was the hardest hearted fool out there and I HATED Christians with a passion ever-so-long ago.

I always believe there is hope for anyone and everyone. When people don't need a god, then they oftentimes don't care about whether there is one or not and can and oftentimes will speak very haughtily about the existence of god and any "idiots" that are "stupid" enough to follow after this imaginary entity.

But trust me when I say that somewhere along the path of life, EVERY single person alive is going to come to the point - whatever the circumstances may be - where they start thinking about a god, is there a god, or even the utter NEED for Divine Intervention. Americans mostly don't NEED a god, this is where this utter contempt for Christians - or at least a large part of it - is derived from. OH, but when that "call" comes about a loved one in a car accident or some other devastating, tragic, unthinkable and irreversible thing happens - what then? Desperation.

Look, I've talked to numerous people on their death bed that rejected God, the idea of there being a REAL and living Christ - their ENTIRE lives, only to be facing eternity and suddenly, the reality, the grasp of facing eternity without some kind of assurance, all of the sudden hits them square in the face. These people, as far as I know, gave their lives to the Lord, asking forgiveness for their lifetime of sin. I believe these people, regardless of the fact that they waited until the last hour, or more like the last minute, to reach out and cry out for the Lord to fill them - are in heaven now. The "worst" place in heaven is FAR better than the "best" spot in hell.

Personally, speaking for me, I would feel like a true and total hypocrite to go beyond what I have already said about KCL, the owners, whatever. I must do, for my own conscience, the best I can to not delve into = really, the same thing that has been heaped upon so many of us. I am NOT condemning or pointing fingers at anyone that has said anything - we each must walk our own path. I just thought I would give some fodder to think upon.

ben

Friday!! --- KCL

Look folks, I am not going to sit here and trash KCL, it's owners or the people that participate. I also was NOT trying to attract attention to myself as Susan apparently thinks in her last comment on my blog on KCL. If I wanted attention, then I would post 10 entries a day and go around leaving comments on 100 blogs like some people do over there solely to get traffic going to their blogs.

When I post an entry, it's because it's something I wanted to write out - regardless of whether important, stupid, mundane - whatever - not because I am trying to "attract attention to myself".

I admitted I didn't do something I said I would - the first time it was simple procrastination the second time there was legitimate reasoning but I can't and won't go into the details of any of that since it was a personal exchange through the messaging system. When I was told they don't give a damn if anyone leaves or goes, I decided to leave. Not to attract attention, but because those people OWN that blog. How can I sit there and continue to write on their blogging site and act as if nothing happened when there is no resolution to the contention? I cannot. It's as simple as that. And yes, I most definitely will write a goodbye - and I am definitely going to give at least a generic reason as to why I left, which I did.

This blog will have to serve as my primary blog, I have another blog that I revert back to when another site goes down - or in this case - I am not writing in that blog for a while - or ever - or who knows? So let's get this clear, in case someone comes and starts the flow of juices about my leaving or not leaving: I did NOT say on my KCL blog or here that I was leaving KCL forever. Okay? If I decide to go back and write, as long as the blog is still there, of course (and it should be, I paid for pro-access until October of this year, I think, if nothing else that in itself should keep the thing up there) I will.

I am going to try to save the entire blog into an XML file that is available, at least have it on a disc or something. I don't want to lose another blog's worth of writings such as occured with JS. I don't HAVE XML on my home computer, unfortunately, but I may be able to do it here at work, try that after I get off work today.

As for today, it's Friday, weekend is almost here, I'm elated! I am enjoying being outside in the cool, fresh air as long as there is cool fresh air to be had. I bought the roof jack for the Mastercool for that trailer yesterday at our company's heating and cooling division - nice to work for a company that has all of these different divisions that are relevant in one way or another to home ownership - at half the cost I would be able to get it anywhere else. In fact, if my AC ever goes down again, I am going to try to find a person that can do side jobs and simply buy whatever I need from there myself. I can get an entire AC system at cost. We buy directly from the manufacturer, getting something at cost is no small amount of savings.

I did NOT want to spend anymore money for a while, at least, on that thing, but the savings in using evaporative cooling over AC will be substantial. MUCH more than getting that unit up there and operational would ever cost.

Well, I missed the news and everything else this morning in writing this entry and now - the word day is here, I must get offa here and on company time.
G'day.
ben

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