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About -- AJ --

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  • Birthday 21/06/1968

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    Triathlon<br />Family

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  1. Yeah I once had a Boss who hurt himself jumping to the wrong conclusion
  2. Personally don't agree with it. Don't have a problem with anybody who does. The way I figure it, its none of my business whether you do or don't. Reckon there are too many people in the world trying to make too many mountains out of too few molehills and in the process only showing that all they really should have done is just shut up.
  3. According to Donald Trump, Donald Trump will show us the light and tell us what is the truth and what is fake news
  4. Maybe its a new Deconstructed Filtered Coffee variety
  5. Apparently, at least 8 or 9 generations if a story I was told a few years ago about a person claiming indigenous descent rights had any truth to it. AJ
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    Israel Folau

    Reckon they missed a massive marketing opportunity here. Think of the crowds that would come to every game he played. Half to support him and half to abuse him. For a footy code that is generally suffering from a distinct lack of Bums on Seats at games, this would have been a welcome boost to coffers for at least one game a week. And at the risk of going to Hell myself...is anybody else completely disinterested about Origin this year? AJ
  7. I reckon some of you will need to go onto a 2nd or 3rd page just to list all the accounts here 😁
  8. -- AJ --

    Israel Folau

    Apparently the RA CEO didn't even speak to Folau directly to tell him the result. Now there's real courage in leadership...not.
  9. Actually they do. Admittedly, the return is almost useless but its there. My 120watt solar panel will return up to 7.5amp@13v in bright sunshine and somewhere between 0.05 and 0.1 amps in bright moonshine. This fact was brought to you by Bundaberg Rum which is entirely to blame for the antics of that particular night
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    Israel Folau

    Can't remember if I was attracted to both 30 years ago or not. Actually theres a lot about the late 80's and early 90's that I don't remember. I'm blaming the alcohol. AJ
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    Israel Folau

    I still think its a choice and could back that up with anecdotal evidence (Person starts off as heterosexual and then turns homosexual) but by similar reasoning the alternative conclusion could also be reached (Person is always homosexual). In the end it doesn't matter if its a choice, preordained, Genetic, hormonal or something else. If they're happy with where they are and who they're with then its not my place to upset their apple cart. And I think this is the fine line between my Christian faith and Israel Folaus. I'm not prepared to hurt people by condemning them in such a way. If the opportunity arises then I'm more than prepared to outline my position based on my beliefs but in a manner that is respectful to fact that their beliefs may be different to my own. I said earlier that I once lived with man who embraced that lifestyle. He did give me the choice...and I chose not to. So yes, I think I chose to be heterosexual. AJ
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    Israel Folau

    Yes, based on my beliefs, same sex relationships are not something I think is entirely right. I don't want to use the word "wrong" because I think its a much more complex issue than a simple Right/Wrong opinion can handle . Do I hate people because of it? No. Why? Because there is absolutely no reason to. Based on the fact that I've worked with, lived with, and have friends and relatives who are, I'd suggest the vast majority of them are kind, decent, loving people who would offer you the shirt off their back if the situation demanded it. And at the end of the day, those are the attributes that I judge a person on. Not their sexual preference, color, religion, country of birth etc Do I feel I have some sort of moral superiority based on my interpretation of the Bible? Hell no. Well, I don't think I do. To me, that would be completely hypocritical. If I'm honest, I've got far too many issues in my own life to sort out before I could claim to be a moral compass for anybody else. I'm a simple bloke in a very complex world. The Bible is a big complex book/Series of books and I won't pretend that I understand too much of it. But what I get out of it (and others may get something completely different):: Treat everybody the same way that you would want to be treated - with honesty, kindness, compassion and love Just because I don't agree with somebodies lifestyle choice doesn't automatically mean that I can ignore this. It means that I may need to make a harder effort to ensure that I do follow it. AJ
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    Israel Folau

    Alternatively The Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence
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    Israel Folau

    Actually its considered to be a sin and according to the bible - the wages of sin is death. Just because the Anglicans choose to permit it doesn't make it right according to the Bible and could be/has been perceived as hypocritical. But realistically, what it means is that they're leaving the condemnation of sinners to God and that's the way it should be. I figure its not my place to condemn anybody because of whatever "sin" you may have or are currently involved in. As another Bible verse states "Let them who is without sin cast the first stone". Legitimise Rape? Have a read through this. It'll make some sense out of it from a cultural perspective of the time. Personally, I figure it has no place in 21st century Australia. Rape is wrong and paying a shed load of money isn't going to change that, https://citybibleforum.org/city/brisbane/blog/does-bible-legitimise-rape-response-benjamin-law Realistically, this is one of these out of context verses that people tend to bring out to back up their argument that the Bible is garbage and God doesn't exist. If you really want to understand God then read and understand the 4 Gospels of the New Testament. Everything else if just there so various sad members of the population can show how much smarter they are by attempting to complicate everything to the nth degree. Much like those stupid ambiguous maths quizzes on Facebook. And one to end with But if you really want an out of context verse to aggravate your local Christians and "prove" that the Bible is just an early "50 Shades of Grey", try this one... "There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses." (Ezekiel 23:20) Never let it be said, I don't give you anything AJ
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