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God = Allah = Yahweh = Jehovah = G-d .... You'd think it'd be that easy. I wish that it was. [Dez. 24., 2005|12:03 am]
New Day Rising
[Aktuelle Stimmung |lovesick (love's in Iran)]
[Aktuelle Musik |None right now.... funny enough]

Sitting here.... it being practically a day until Christmas. Myspace music isn't working on this computer, so that is making me a little annoyed. But no worries other than that.

I'm kind of indifferent about the whole thing. Not sure why. But yeah, it may be because people don't focus on the true meaning of the holiday. In case you didn't know, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on this holiday. Now it is debated when Jesus was born and his significance in the world, but any rational person can at least say that he is an important part of our world's history and a great teacher and peacemaker.

Jesus' teachings were that of peace and loving your fellow man. Teachings about the grace of God and to turn the other cheek. Our society has driven away from these basic and simple lessons. Be it the acceptance of abortion, the problem in Iraq and our screw-ups in the Middle East in general and the remaining practice of the death penalty in this nation. Immorality is abound in this society, and our government just perpetuates it by allowing those said practices go on.

Now before you call me a Bible-beater or a Jesus-freak or any other pejorative for a fundamentalist Christian that you can think of, please realize where I come from. Though I do identify myself as a Protestant, and I do believe that Jesus Christ is my personal saviour, I do not believe that he is the only way. Consider the one billion Muslims out there, or the millions of practicing Jews out there. These faiths believe in my God, and I see them as my true brothers and sisters, even more so than certain Christian denominations. I see Judaism as the basis for the two faiths following it, Islam and Christianity. Islam being the youngest, and I can debate clarifies what God intended his message to be.

Yes, Islam has gotten a whole lot of bad press recently here in the States, and a lot of this is true. But it comes from a select minority of Islamofascists and ultra-fundamentalists that see tradition more than the word of Mohammed as faith. This is totally wrong and is similar to the KKK and its origins in certain Protestant faiths.

But to fight Islamofascism isn't through war, but through reason. We must do it the moral way. Iran is under control of these sinners, and a peaceful exchange of power is needed so the West can better see true intent of Islam as a peaceful, respectful cousin of their own native faith. The word Islam itself includes the word "peace" in it, it meaning "the peaceful submission to God". Allah is God and God is Allah, this is the truth that Christians and Jews should realize.

Before I go on a lengthy rant about this, I would just like to wrap up what I'm trying to get across in this entry. I would just like to see one day (be it from Heaven, because it will probably not happen in my time) the unification of these three faiths that believe in the God of Abraham. We have fought for centuries upon centuries, but yet, we believe in the same God and we are all this God's children. Let us mature ourselves and be well-behaved siblings under God. This is wishful thinking, but hope and wishes are more easily answered or fulfilled around Christmastime, so why not talk about them?

I hope that everyone out there has a wonderful Christmas, and remember Jesus and thank him for what he wanted to accomplish, even if you do not think he died for your sins.

Peace. : )
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Pretty much true, I guess [Nov. 13., 2005|07:59 pm]
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[Aktuelle Stimmung |hopefulhopeful]
[Aktuelle Musik |television...]

Your Birthdate: December 22

You tend to be understated and under appreciated.
You have a hidden force to do amazing things, doing them your own way.
People may see you as strange and shy, but they know little.
Your unconventional ways have more power than they (and even you) know.

Your strength: Standing up for what you know is true

Your weakness: You tend to be picky and rigid

Your power color: Silver

Your power symbol: Square

Your power month: April
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Surprising.... [Nov. 12., 2005|03:22 pm]
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[Aktuelle Stimmung |pensivepensive]
[Aktuelle Musik |A collection of Blue Oyster Cult songs in my head]

You Are 60% "Average American"

You are average because you don't think people should be jailed for using marijuana.

You are not average since you've known your best friend for less than ten years.
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Stolen from my good friend Samantha.... [Nov. 10., 2005|10:57 pm]
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[Aktuelle Stimmung |indescribable]
[Aktuelle Musik |Black Sabbath - "Iron Man"]

Gotta love the quizzes! Do take it.

Naturally Smart

You're a naturally smart person. Your intelligence comes to you naturally, rather than from instruction - and you are better with applied or more real-world things... which comes in handy, here in the real world.

60% applied intelligence
60% natural intelligence

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
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GOURMET CLUB MEETING!!!! [Okt. 19., 2005|05:20 pm]
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[Aktuelle Stimmung |okayokay]
[Aktuelle Musik |The songbirds outside (mockingbird and cardinal, I believe)]

The International Gourmet Club (formerly the French Club) is having their second meeting on Wednesday, October the 26th at 6:30 (no big whoop if you're a little late) at Solaris Tapas Restaurant and Bar. If you had ever gone to Macado's it's where that used to be.
Before anyone says anything, I'm sure you're wondering what the hell are tapas. Well, they're a Spanish dish that's a bit like an appetizer. Their origins are tied to, like many Spanish things, wine. A long while back, people complained about dirty things falling into their wine. Restaurants soon covered (tapas means cover) the wine with a plate and eventually a small morsel of food to go along with your wine.
At Solaris, they have traditional Spanish tapas plates as well as contemporary favorites. The best offer is to purchase three courses of tapas of your choosing to get a nice variety. If you haven't ever been exposed to this type of cuisine, I suggest coming to the meeting next Wednesday.
There isn't a required dress code, but dress somewhat nicely because this a pretty nice establishment, anyway. (No sweats, pull-overs and other messy things like that). Also have money ready, they aren't pricey, per se, but it'd be best to have $10 (at least) on your person.

Here's the directions for Guilford College area:

1. Go down Market Street eastbound and head on down until you're downtown (About 9 miles, est.)
2. Keep an eye out for Elm Street, because you will be wanting to turn left onto DAVIE Street, which is the road just after Elm.
3. Keep on Davie, and Solaris is right near the Museum on Summit Avenue. (my cell will be on if you need help 509-0784)
4. There is a parking garage on the left side of Davie, where you have to pay a small or no fee (if parking is full at the restaurant)There are also plenty of other garages that are a short walk from the restaurant if you miss that one.

I hope to see a lot of you guys there. It's a pretty cool experience.
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Stolen from Samantha [Okt. 3., 2005|09:10 pm]
New Day Rising
[Aktuelle Stimmung |hopefulhopeful]
[Aktuelle Musik |Monday Night Football!!! Go PANTHERS]

Put an "x" if you've seen the movie before.

(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Boondock Saints
(x) The Mexican
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Garden State
( ) The Princess Bride
(x) Young Frankenstein
(x) Anchorman
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Saw
( ) White noise
( ) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
Total here: 16 My Total: 11

(x) 50 First Dates
( ) Jason X
(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
(X) Harry Potter
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
( ) Resident Evil I
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
Total here: 18 My Total: 13

( ) The Village
(x) Donnie Darko
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) 13 Ghosts
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(x) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) Thirteen going on 30
( ) I, Robot
(x) Dodgeball
(x) Universal Soldier
(x) A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came A Spider
(x) Deep Impact
Total here: 18 My Total: 11

( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
(x) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumb & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
(x) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
(x) Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
(x) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Seven
(x) Oceans Eleven
(x) Oceans Twelve
(x) Identity
Total here: 41 My Total: 19

(x) Lone Star
(x) Predator I
(x) Predator II
(x) Independence day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss' Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) Frailty
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
Total here: 19 My Total: 9

( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) X-men 1
(x) X-men 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Others
(x) Freaky Friday (Don't ask....)
( ) Ring of Fire
(x) The Hot Chick
( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
(x) Old School
(x) Ray (Kickass movie!!!)
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
Total here: 17 My Total: 10

(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman
(x) Hitch
( ) Back Door Sluts 9 (That was mentioned on SOUTH PARK!!!)
( ) Anal Acres 1
( ) Anal Acres 2
( ) B-Cup Divas
(x) The Fifth Element
(x) Star Wars episode I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars episode II Attack of The Clones
(x) Star Wars episode III Revenge of The Sith
(x) Star Wars episode IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars episode V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars episode VI Return of The Jedi
(x) Troop Beverly Hills
( ) Swimming with Sharks
(x) Air Force One
(x) For Richer or Poorer
(x) Trainspotting
( ) People Under the Stairs
( ) Blue Velvet
(x) Sound of music
(x) Parent Trap
(x) The 'Burbs
(x) The Terminator
( ) Empire Records
( ) SLC Punk
(x) Meet Joe Black
(x) Wild Girls
(x) A Clockwork Orange
( ) The Order
(x) Spiderman
(x) Spiderman 2
(x) Amelie
Total here: 37 My Total: 26

(x) Mean Girls
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
(x) The Incredibles
(x) Collateral (Wonderful film!)
(x) The Fast & The Furious
( ) 2 Fast 2 Furious
( ) Sky Captain Of The World Of Tomorrow
( ) Closer
Total here:9 My Total: 6

(x) Titanic
(x) Saved
(x) Bowling For Columbine
(x) Fahrenheit 9/11
(x) The Sixth Sense
(x) Artificial intelligence (AI)
(x) Love actually
( ) Shutter
( ) Ella Enchanted
( ) Princess Diaries 1
( ) Princess Diaries 2
( ) Constantine
( ) Million Dollar Baby
(x) Envy
(x) Eurotrip
(x) Malibu's Most wanted
(x) Big Daddy
( ) Black Sheep
(x) The Breakfast Club
(x) West side story
Total here: 20 My Total: 13

(x) A Christmas Story
( ) Spanglish
(x) Pulp Fiction
( ) Sleepover
( ) The Evil Dead
( ) Killer Klowns From Outer Space
( ) The Seed of chucky
(x) Vanilla Sky
( ) Nightmare Before Christmas
( ) Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
(x) Interview With The Vampire
( ) The Crow
(x) Purple Rain
(x) Reservoir Dogs
(x) Wayne's World
Total here: 15 My Total: 7

(x) Wayne's World 2
( ) 21 Grams
(x) Blow
(x) Edward Scissorhands
(x) Clerks
(x) Beauty and the Beast
(x) Guess Who
( ) Monster In-Law
(x) Elf
(x) Stuart Little
( ) Stuart Little 2
( ) Mall Rats
( ) Chasing Amy
(x) Dogma
(x) Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Total here: 15 My Total: 10

(x) Beetlejuice
( ) The Last Samurai
( ) The Amityville Horror
(x) The Aviator
(x) Romeo and Juliet original
(x) Romeo and Juliet modern
(x) Barbershop
( ) Beauty Shop
(x) Legally Blonde
( ) Legally Blonde 2
( ) The Forgotten
( ) Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen
( ) Grudge
Total here: 13 My Total: 6

Total: (141/238) I still have many movies yet to see on this list....
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House of Fools Concert Near.... [Sep. 28., 2005|09:05 pm]
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[Aktuelle Stimmung |blankblank]
[Aktuelle Musik |Black Flag - "TV Party"]

I wish that I had a functioning CD burner, then I'd be making mixes out the yazoo. But no, my computer has to be retarded.

Oh well, Thursday's tomorrow....the weekend is soon. House of Fools are playing at Greene Street this Friday at 8, you should come along. They are really, really good.... go and support my friend Brent's brother, Matt, he's a poor rocker, needs to eat. Not exactly sure how much the ticket prices are, but probably in the $5 range.

Well, anyways. Later all.
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Friends Only, Sorry Folks [Sep. 22., 2005|12:01 am]
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[Aktuelle Stimmung |manic]
[Aktuelle Musik |Paranoid Android....]

This journal's friends only. You know the drill, comment if you want to be added....if you're one of those nosy fellows that isn't on my friends list, but still likes to snoop.

Well, anyway, I should sleep soon. If I can force myself to do so.
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Just a little curious.... [Sep. 21., 2005|07:50 pm]
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[Aktuelle Stimmung |blankblank]
[Aktuelle Musik |"We are Apple, leading the way!!!"]

I know I've already taken this, but I want y'all to see my results. And yeah, you can comment and take it and see what you get.

You are a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(76% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
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(kein Betreff) [Sep. 18., 2005|01:20 am]
New Day Rising
[Aktuelle Stimmung |hopefulhopeful]
[Aktuelle Musik |Super Furry Animals - "Something 4 The Weekend"]

Your Travel Profile:

You Are Well Traveled in Western Europe (57%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Southern Europe (40%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the United Kingdom (25%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the Southern United States (23%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in the Northeastern United States (14%)

You Are Untraveled in Africa (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Asia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Australia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Canada (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Eastern Europe (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Latin America (0%)

You Are Untraveled in New Zealand (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Scandinavia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in the Middle East (0%)

You Are Untraveled in the Midwestern United States (0%)

You Are Untraveled in the Western United States (0%)

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