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Did a great deed today...
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Pintlasher wrote:


Exactly buddy It's all about the feels! Christian people are very kind though. Lol kindness is kind of a big deal in that particular religion! Always one of the first groups on the scene at huge disasters



It is. I honestly wouldn't even be alive today if it wasn't for the kindness of Christians. Before I was born again, I was a monster. Violent, womanizing, drug addicted, alcoholic. It all came crashing down on me and I lost everything and ended up living out of the back of my car. I decided I was either going to kill myself or go slang crack with my friend. (Who was a blood in the middle of Crip territory.) I figured I was living my final weeks on Earth, when I met a woman who ministered to me and brought me to her church. I confessed Jesus as my Savior and got baptized and man, it was a complete 180 change overnight. I had started doing drugs when I was 13 and drinking when I was 11. I was so gone, but when I got hit with the Holy Spirit, man...an addiction I couldn't kick for a decade was gone in an hour. Those same people took me in off the streets, fed me, took care of me. I'll never forget that kindness.

Consequently, that's why I've always worked with groups or started efforts to feed and reach the homeless. When you've been there before, you can really empathize with what they're going through. I just wish that there would be more of a focus on the kinds of people doing these things as opposed to the scandals of these megapreachers. There's so many churches, pastors and groups out there doing good work, but all the media ever covers is that 0.000001 percent who have gotten off the path and focus on money as opposed to focusing on people and growing the Kingdom. But beyond all that, I'm just glad there are people like you who can see that Christians aren't all money hungry or from Westboro Baptist, but just want to do the right thing.
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Ah wow man, yeah that's basically where I've been too, minus the womanizing. Drugs, clubs, pubs and parties... Lost a lot of friends to overdoses and eventually left the country to start again. Since then I've pulled myself out of the gutter... Got a good job, got some great friends (who are all religious!) and now I'm working so I can save up and also studying at Uni every second year to become a Conservational Biologist. The situation in Ireland is so bad now that I have to send 200 bucks back home every month just to keep my mother, stepfather and brother afloat. But I still drink a little too much and smoke a little weed, but no more hardcore drugs or blacking out all the time. I'm glad you got the help you needed when you needed it, it sucks so bad when you let things slip hard. But it's a real game-changer and if you get out it really helps you become a better person
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Guys, please refrain from personal attacks. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but keep it at least civilized while discussing the topic at hand. I've not warned anyone in particular, but this is just a general statement that everyone should keep in mind regardless of what you think the OP created the thread for in the first place.
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Ah wow man, yeah that's basically where I've been too, minus the womanizing. Drugs, clubs, pubs and parties... Lost a lot of friends to overdoses and eventually left the country to start again. Since then I've pulled myself out of the gutter... Got a good job, got some great friends (who are all religious!) and now I'm working so I can save up and also studying at Uni every second year to become a Conservational Biologist. The situation in Ireland is so bad now that I have to send 200 bucks back home every month just to keep my mother, stepfather and brother afloat. But I still drink a little too much and smoke a little weed, but no more hardcore drugs or blacking out all the time. I'm glad you got the help you needed when you needed it, it sucks so bad when you let things slip hard. But it's a real game-changer and if you get out it really helps you become a better person


Glad to hear that story, Pint. It's always good to see fellow souls come back from the brink of death. Because nothing sucks like the gutter, man. Nothing. I remember when I lost my place and for the first time I didn't have money for a bottle or pill or even a joint. I cried like a baby at when I faced the realization of where I was with sobriety. And I know that pain of losing friends who didn't make it out alive. Honestly? I'm only one of two from my clique that made it out. All the rest are either dead, strung out or in prison. It's a blessing to still be alive. And as I say (not to push my beliefs on you), but if you make it out of that, it's because God has a purpose for your life. Just keep grinding away, and I'm sure you'll get that degree and things will turn around financially for you, too. I'll pray for you and your family in Ireland, bro.
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b) If they answer yes, I drink a bottle of Johnny Walker Black with them, and give them a few bucks.


You have some taste. I like that answer. I hope you don't mind if I steal it for next time. "LAWL"



supasoggyrolle wrote:

Do your good deeds in secret, because putting them on blast just comes off as tacky and ostentatious, almost like you're doing it to make yourself feel and look good.


As much as I like the OP's thing, I like this a lot more better. I like you dude. I like you a lot.
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I just woke up. Being that I worked so many hours off the clock and still am going in this morning, I consider this a great deed.....I don't feel good about it _-_
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LuckyIsDog wrote:

picture with a homeless man is proof of a good deed.

tell me why do u need proof of a good deed? also why do u feel the need to let us know?


He feels to let us know for the sake of discussion - and for inquiries on what sort of good deeds we've done. I don't think you have the right to speak for the general public by saying 'us'. I, for one, don't need to question his motives on why he'd do something nice for the homeless man. Have you done anything nice recently? I'd assume not.

Please take your third-rate trolling and grammar somewhere else.
Posted 1/15/14
Well ...

I let a pedestrian cross the street.

Later ..

Imma do the same when I get out of work. But this time I'll let TWO cross...
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I don't see this as trying to get praise for what he did. I see it as his attempt to make more people realize there are people who aren't trying to trick you into giving them your money.
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LuckyIsDog wrote:

picture with a homeless man is proof of a good deed.

tell me why do u need proof of a good deed? also why do u feel the need to let us know?


He feels to let us know for the sake of discussion - and for inquiries on what sort of good deeds we've done. I don't think you have the right to speak for the general public by saying 'us'. I, for one, don't need to question his motives on why he'd do something nice for the homeless man. Have you done anything nice recently? I'd assume not.

Please take your third-rate trolling and grammar somewhere else.


Well, maybe you should start questioning people's motives. A little cynicism would do you some good but you're only 16 years old so it's okay, you haven't seen the real world yet.

I've volunteered at many homeless shelters, and done so much as to scrounge up $3,500 (even when I'm struggling) for a close friend who needed the money to do Gerson therapy so she could have hope and possibly more time with her kids -- but I wasn't going around and flaunting it nor do I need to be doing so.
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