Why do we believe what we believe?

So I just had a thought brought up by someone. I won’t get into details why, but pretty much it’s a questioning of my beliefs about stuff. Stuff like, “why is playing with ‘supposed’ demonic things dangerous?” and “why do I believe that following Jesus the best way for the non-eternal portion of our lives as well as for the ONLY way for the eternal?”

Truly, I have no intention of recanting ANY of my beliefs on these things EVER, but my answer to those questions is really only a very weak “because it’s what I’ve always believed.” There is no valid why, really. And I really want there to be.

Thoughts? Not that I won’t stop believing this way, but in all sincerity, why should I keep on believing this way?

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12-25-09

Merry Christmas! Okay, that’s out of the way. Now onto better and cooler things, such as the gingerbread house and presents!

The gingerbread house….it went okay! I got it glued together which was very painful, but after that, it was pretty much a piece of cake. Pun. Anyhow, here’s the requested and thereafter promised picture.

On top of that, some of you may know that I am working on growing a bonsai ficus tree. Well, happy days! Yesterday, my Uncle and Aunt came down from Longmont and gave me a fully-grown bonsai ficus from McGuckins. Aww yes! So now I have TWO to take care of ;). Picture of THAT too…

What else? Not a lot, really. Just a little bit of..I dunno. Whatever. Programming, school’s over and we’re just waiting for the new year and becoming three-day fish for each other since everybody’s home.

Happy times otherwise. And not much else to say. Bu-bye.

12-18-09

Tuesday it was mentioned that I had made chili for the men’s group at church. Well, I was expecting we’d do like we did last year and every table (there are about twenty) would provide their own little mini potluck. Well, it was different in that it was a group-wide potluck in which the entire snack table was cleared off and everybody shared with everybody.

It’s a good thing I made a double batch, because the pot got cleared out very quickly.

In addition to THAT, yesterday I made a gingerbread house and put the pieces in the fridge to cool. Today we went out and bought the stuff I’d expect public school kids to waste their lunch money on when mom isn’t looking…candy. So we now have more candy than is healthy in the house, which is bad bad bad! But nobody’s stealing, so that’s good. So far I’ve assembled the walls and roof and the whole thing is on the verge of collapsing. I think I’ll take the Joy of Cooking’s advice and leave it sit for one to eight hours (eight being preferable). Actually wait. I DID let the walls sit for an hour before I stuck the roof on and that definitely helped. So for now, I’ll let it sit with the roof on for a bit longer than that, put the chimney, doors and shutters in and then start in with the decoration. In either case, we’ll see how it turns out.

12-9-09

Well then! Finals this week and I had a nice day yesterday taking a test on the Classical period of music. Then we have the comprehensive listening test tomorrow which will be our full final. Ha! Maybe if I worked hard enough at it I could….never mind. I can’t even think.

Aaaanyway, we got like six inches of snow at the house. And it’s been below zero for something like a full day now. Well, it got down to -20 at our house at 6:00 this morning, and it’s now at 0. Wow. We also ran out of wood in the garage for our fireplace, so I had to tromp out to the woodpile and refill it.

What else? Nothing much. Mom and I are struggling with her blackberry version of Live Messenger. I’ve always loved the quirks of MSN in general. And that WAS sarcasm. Maybe I should switch over to Google 100% and make everyone else live with it. One email for every service on the planet is getting pretty annoying. I’ve got Yahoo for the Yahoo folks, Live for the MSN people and yesterday I got a GMail because my iGoogle (which is where I’m writing this from) was urging me to do so. But I really really like Google, so maybe I should consolidate.

Nothing else to report, other than the fact that the snow is AWESOME! Except it’s not warm enough to pack and make stuff. Maybe it’ll warm up enough tomorrow. We’ll see.