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ElderKingpin

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Well, my youth pastor was preaching one night when he started the service with this.

The watchman, standing watch on top of the wall of his small castle, was carefully watching the horizon, specifically the dark trees ahead of him, for any sign of enemy approach. On top of this wall, he could see everything. Soon, a large band of enemies were creeping slowly towards his castle. A wave of doubt came over the watchman as he feared that his castle could not withstand the onslaught, and for a second, he thought of not blowing his horn, he thought of the consequences, if he were to survive and his castle were too survive also, the king would hold him accountable for every single drop of blood shed because of his doubt. If the watchman were to blow the horn and his castle were to survive, he would be praised for his good work. Nevertheless the watchman blew his horn loud and clear, and all the men of the castle rushed to get ready for the onslaught. After a brutal attack, the people of the castle fought back the intruders. The king, praised the watchman for his watch over his people.

Well, to sum it up, here is the sermon and the moral of the story.

The watchman are the guardians (I.E. your spiritual leader, parents, wise friends) in your life, they, have experience, they are on top of that wall, they see everything coming at you. You however, are at the bottom, and are staring at the wall, you have no idea what is going to happen to you, and the watchman is your life line for any trouble Satan might throw at you. If the watchman in your life fail to warn you of the trouble, they will be held accountable in heaven one day by God, who is the King.

Basically, your parents, they see the bigger picture, they know what will happen to you if they dont discipline you. Listen to them, or you might just regret it one day.
 

ElderKingpin

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it should probably, because the pastor wrote that X_X we were all suprised when he wrote that paragraph and told us, hes obsessed with castles >.>
 

DogOfHavoc

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This should probably be under General Discussion. But if someone moves it there they are throwing you into the lion's den. People are going to tear this apart. I can already see the smoke of the flame war rising in the distance.

Personally, I don't believe in Satan or a traditional concept of "sin" so this essay holds little water for me. Just thought I'd get my two cents in before debate breaks out.
 

Seb!

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This should probably be under General Discussion. But if someone moves it there they are throwing you into the lion's den. People are going to tear this apart. I can already see the smoke of the flame war rising in the distance.
This. I can barely restraining myself now.
 

ElderKingpin

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This is to everyone, not just Dog of Havoc
You cant stand it, because NO ONE CAN, all this crud about religious stuff bringing problems, its the idiotic people that dont accept other peoples beliefs. You may think what you want, but if you dont think about the moral of the story: that the guardians in your life see the bigger picture and that discipline, means they care is important and all that you can think about it that its in the wrong spot and that religion is crap, that wasnt even the moral, i was teaching you about God, i was teaching you what is right. The decisions you make in life can affect everyone around you, dont screw up because you just dont care and you think just because YOU dont think that the Satan and God things are real, that the morals of life dont apply, well, good sir, get your mind straight. Whether or not you believe in Satan or God, that point is, that you have morals in life, you can do something bad, and consequences arise. Bad things like not listening to your parents, everyone does it, not listening to your parents, and when you grow up, you regret that, ive seen it happen before my eyes. Good things like you give to a charity, and they help the homeless people, or disaster relief. Try doing something good for your parents or, a higher authority, and with a right spirit, you might feel a sense of inner happiness, i do.

Throw away religion for one second, and think about the moral, that is all i ask
 

DogOfHavoc

Future Tragedy
This is to everyone, not just Dog of Havoc
You cant stand it, because NO ONE CAN, all this crud about religious stuff bringing problems, its the idiotic people that dont accept other peoples beliefs. You may think what you want, but if you dont think about the moral of the story: that the guardians in your life see the bigger picture and that discipline, means they care is important and all that you can think about it that its in the wrong spot and that religion is crap, that wasnt even the moral, i was teaching you about God, i was teaching you what is right. The decisions you make in life can affect everyone around you, dont screw up because you just dont care and you think just because YOU dont think that the Satan and God things are real, that the morals of life dont apply, well, good sir, get your mind straight. Whether or not you believe in Satan or God, that point is, that you have morals in life, you can do something bad, and consequences arise. Bad things like not listening to your parents, everyone does it, not listening to your parents, and when you grow up, you regret that, ive seen it happen before my eyes. Good things like you give to a charity, and they help the homeless people, or disaster relief. Try doing something good for your parents or, a higher authority, and with a right spirit, you might feel a sense of inner happiness, i do.

Throw away religion for one second, and think about the moral, that is all i ask


I'm going to gloss over the condescending and patronizing tone of that message because I'm not looking for an argument and simply say this: I didn't make fun of your beliefs. I simply stated mine and warned you that you would get flamed by others.

Good day.
 
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