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Travi last won the day on January 20

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About Travi

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  • Birthday 05/21/1987

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    29 years old. Someone who tries to find the facts, not truths. Spent 23 years in the chains of religion, am now in the process of healing from those years.

    Reminding myself everyday that my life is much better without religion in it.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?

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  1. The Lion's Den (your current location) is usually where debates go on between believers and the non-believers. Lion's Den rules state: "Attention "True Christians™" and former Christians. This is the section of the board where Christian opinions, arguments, sermons and so on will be more-or-less tolerated. Aggressive evangelism is permitted in this section, but aggressive evangelists should be ready to be met by equally aggressive resistance. An occasionally heated response is allowed and sometimes even encouraged. However, all posters to the Lion's Den are still expected to adhere the general rules of decorum as delineated in the Forum Guidelines. In other words, conversations in the Lion's Den are intended to be permissively unrestrained without devolving into repetitious verbal abuse. Those who are identified as repeatedly abusive -- in this section or any section of this website -- may be suspended or banned from posting without notice." Note: In view of the fiery nature of the discussions which occur in the Lion's Den, only those with a fairly thick skin should participate. For more orderly and serious debate, go to the "Colosseum." For controlled formal debate, go to the "Arena." Usually, as you will see - most believers come to this area to discuss and debate. ironhouse and End3 come to mind, with their own specific views and sides of argument. So, if you want to ask questions and generally have a conversation/debate with people, this is a good starting point.
  2. Except every Eastern Kentucky barn raised hillbilly coal miner who voted for Trump because he was bringing coal jobs back, while losing their coverage for black lung.
  3. I've had good ones with the mentality that if I did my best, worked hard, and never caused him/her issues - if I needed something or needed cover for an emergency, they'd go to bat for me. Had a situation like that when my best friend passed away: he talked to our area manager, as did I, and both were in agreement that since I came in and did my job with no questions that I should be allowed to work a different shift so as to attend said friend's funeral. Then you have the idiot I work for right now who freaks out anytime the line slows down, micromanages everything, like to get a smart-ass attitude on occasion, and will not do any favors for you no matter what. He pushes for more, feels like he has to carry the company on his shoulders, and has a stroke at the thought of not getting his numbers on a daily basis.
  4. I started running as part of my new conditioning and endurance regimen. So far, I've done 4.76 miles over the last three days. Today was a little lackluster, but hopefully I'll rebound in good time. Keep at it Garry.
  5. And behold, upon the skies created by the Lord, two birds made of metal would strike upon an area of two rising towers that would scrape the heavens. Then, as foretold, a third bird would strike into the gathering of war minds. The Lord said unto his followers: "This day shall be upon the ninth day, of the eleventh month, in the year of my name 2001. Followers will ask my blessing upon a nation." After this, the leader of this nation would carry his people into a Great War in the Holy Land, as foretold by the Lord's words. The day of Reckoning was coming. Nah, I tried.
  6. If it makes you feel any better, the Daily Mail is hardly a reliable source in my opinion. I think I even read somewhere that Wikipedia had banned using it as a reference or resource for their articles, deeming it "generally unreliable". That all being said, we've been living in the end times for the last few millennia according to just about every Abrahamic religion. People keep pointing to various things around the world, using them as evidence. Like LF said, Yellowstone could go supervolcano tomorrow and the ones who survived would consider it the end of it all. (Something about a rain of fire and brimstone.) And even then, Revelations - if it deemed to be true and what is coming, is hardly a wonderful second coming when you consider the massive bodycount that this God is set to rack up on top of his already impressive murder total. Just food for thought.
  7. Just as she stated. This so called god needs to prove its existence. As an all-powerful being, he has that ability to show up to anyone who asks. The idea of blind faith and "free will" is a fool's folly, when there is no free will involved when a supposed eternal afterlife of torment awaits. If not, by logical conclusion from lack of evidence to prove its existence, it does not exist. There is no more evidence for this god's exists as there is for Zeus, Poseidon, Odin, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Bible verses do not count as evidence as a reference starting point.
  8. McClaran of some model, Land Rover SUV, Lamborghini Diablo, Porsche of some model, and some type of Jaguar.
  9. I agree that it's everything in moderation. But the others have had luck with the LCHF thing and that's great as well. I think everyone has to find what works for them, and go with it.
  10. I study Shaolin Kempo. It's a mixture of Kung Fu (with heavy emphasis on the teachings of the Shaolin monks), Ed Parker Karate, and traditional joint locking and manipulation Jiu Jitsu.
  11. Great work Garry. After my black belt test yesterday, I need to work on my conditioning and endurance some more. I lost 65lbs two years ago and have managed to keep it off. I would like to lose a bit more and get down to 200 or so (currently about 215), but seems like all I do now is put on muscle. But yeah, I've done the same as you - still watch my calorie intake, try to burn more than I take in, and make better eating decisions. As for the occasional treat of chocolate, it is perfectly fine to do so. We have to reward ourselves, it's a good motivator. Plus, they are called "cheat" days for a reason. Keep up the good work!
  12. I somehow survived, albeit with major heart palpitations half way through, severe pain in many areas of my body, and a liter of water not doing anything to wet the desert that is my mouth.

    But...there it is. Thanks everyone for the well wishes and good vibes, and since everyone knows my name now - Hi folks!


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    2. LogicalFallacy


      Yes! Well done Travi! So pleased for you.


      I promise not to hunt you down now you have revealed your true form :D



    3. Travi


      I think you'd be fine LF, I know a few good bars around town :D

    4. LogicalFallacy
  13. The day of reckoning has arrived. Off to try for this 1st degree black belt later on, I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Pain, mistakes, and many pushups on the way.

    If you do not hear from me past today, know that I died a warrior's death (in my mind). Take care everyone.

    1. ThereAndBackAgain


      Good luck, man!  Let us know how it goes!  

  14. Heard this song while at the bookstore today and it has been stuck in my head ever since.