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Date: 06/03/13 10:12 AM

23 Responses to Moving Story Of Faith And A Sewing Machine

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 10:13 am
    Link: Moving Story Of Faith And A Sewing Machine - It`s not often I-A-B has a post showing religion in a positive light--so here`s an attempt at some balance.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 10:30 am
    Well no one said christians can`t do good things, they do many good things in fact. I just don`t let some acts of kindness overshadow the horrible things organized religion has done and continues to do.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6183 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 11:02 am
    patchgrabber

    "Well no one said christians can`t do good things, they do many good things"

    Sure. But all of those things could have been done by people WITHOUT religion. You can feed the homeless and volunteer at hospitals without the imaginary sky friend and threat of eternal hell fire. I do it all the time.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 11:03 am
    Inspiring :-)
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 11:21 am
    The sewing machine was a gift from God?

    Cool.

    She must be really chuffed that he followed up the gift of taking her husband away from her with such a nice present.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 11:48 am
    A nice story like that will probably ignite a religious war here on I-A-B.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Listypoos, you nailed it. I was about to say the same thing.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    Right children- before we start...
    If peoples religious beliefs cause no harm to anyone else then I can see no reason to condemn them. Many moderate religious people do nothing but good in this world- and, yes, they would be good people if they were not religious I know. But can we just leave kind and decent people alone- they have done nothing to deserve the ribbing.
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    grimfusion Male 18-29
    73 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    What`s so inspiring about a Christian missionary group trying to convert poor Hindus with free gifts?
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    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    faith is not a virtue
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    Heartwarming story of good people helping out others in need. I`m not really sure why god and jesus are tacked on at the end though.. anybody?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    I was almost afraid to see how this would be received. But I`m happy to find that you`ve all been quite civil, which is wonderful to see. =^.^=
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    That`s what sucks about being irreligious, it`s so hard to find secular charities. Her thing sounds more like a case of networking than pure missionary randomness. Though I am glad she`s happy.

    Charity Navigator
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    what a bunch of ass. If god loved you so damn much, why he kill your husband? And why does he make all men in asia such total douchelords that only care for their own kids and not yours? and why do you need to give 10% of your precious income back to the church (just so they can yearly update their BM f ucking W while you eat rice with maggots in it?) and you think jesus really wanted people to go around pushing his ideas on other cultures who actually probably have a much nicer religion anyway (buddism) Man, all this christain rubbish never stands up to much scrutany.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    @ Emmmettyville: I understand where you`re coming from, certainly. But I`ve got to say, what I see primarily in this video is a widow with two children who was sustained by religion when she might not have made it otherwise. I have nothing against Buddhism whatsoever; it just happens in this case that what sustained her was Christianity.
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    grimfusion Male 18-29
    73 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale: What sustained her was a sowing machine and her own hard work. If she wants to attribute that to an invisible man in the sky, that`s her own misguided interpretation. Doesn`t mean the rest of us should come away with the same illogical realization.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    HolyGod,
    You`re certainly correct. Those things can be done, and have been, by people without religion. The lesson here, as I`m sure you know from having read your posts in the past, is that people can be good (or bad) regardless of whether they are "believers". This was a lovely story. That`s all that really needs to be said of it.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    "why he kill your husband?" He wanted to test her faith - looool

    Can you imagine if you are a pious christian and then god decides he wants to test your family`s faith by making die slowly of cancer? That is f*cked up.

    I donate lots and lots (many months of wages per year) to poor christians in need. They come begging to me, get their money and then go away and praise the lord for softening the heart of the evil atheist who will surely burn in hell.

    You would have to be retarded and/or brainwashed not to see through religion.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    @squriz4sale: people may claim it is `faith` that sees them through crisis, but it`s really just their own level of inner strength, which they mistake for the power of god etc...Otherwise, how do atheists make it through crisis?
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    June 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    If you want something.......you can attain that thing thru meditation. The power of positive thinking. Our connect to a dynamic universe. Then using the gifts that you receive. That`s the key.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13595 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 1:35 am
    emmettyville

    @squriz4sale: people may claim it is `faith` that sees them through crisis, but it`s really just their own level of inner strength, which they mistake for the power of god etc...Otherwise, how do atheists make it through crisis?

    Faith is just another word for
    plodding on
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13595 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 1:37 am
    handimanner
    Male, 50-59, Western US
    If you want something.......you can attain that thing thru meditation. The power of positive thinking. Our connect to a dynamic universe. Then using the gifts that you receive. That`s the key.
    -----------
    Tried that Never got my Dodge Charger
    with Kylie n Beyonce in the back
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    578 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    If you choose not to believe or practice any religion, that`s your choice and so be it. No hatin` here! But, as a Christian it just saddens me that so many that choose not to believe really don`t understand what it means to practice faith in Jesus. The comments here do not represent the vast majority of people of faith.

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