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-- AJ --

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About -- AJ --

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  • Birthday 21/06/1968

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  1. Apparently the RA CEO didn't even speak to Folau directly to tell him the result. Now there's real courage in leadership...not.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Alternatively The Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence
  7. 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
  8. After not riding for almost 7 years, I've decided that it might be time to get rid of the road bike. Although the bike comes complete, I'm realistic enough to know that I'm only selling the frame as I figure most people will probably want to upgrade to the latest and greatest kit. So its a 2003 61cm Fuji Team with 8 (maybe 9) speed ultegra gearing (yes its that old) Suit a tall bloke (190cm+) and I found it very comfortable to ride. Could be a good starter bike for somebody who wants to have a go but doesn't want to spend a fortune to start up. Full details: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=38406&make=681&model=41005 Located in Capalaba just south of Brisbane If you're interested, make an offer. AJ
  9. Could be interesting times at Rugby Australia if Izzy wins the case. Could be some awkward moments in the dressing rooms - Considering that both his state and County captains have condemned his comments and congratulated RA on sacking him. My guess is that he'll win the case but never be selected again.
  10. Unless he had a special clause stating he couldn't post his religious beliefs, I'd be suspecting that his contract probably stipulates that he won't bring the game into disrepute. Hard to see how repeating mainline religious theology could possibly do that. But then "Bringing the game into Disrepute" is a huge grey area with shifting boundaries defined by whatever the "powers that be" decide is against their interests in the game. Maybe the ARU is worried that if Izzy is correct then the game played in heaven won't be watched by its major sponsor. AJ
  11. Maybe I'm getting a little slow in my old age but if this was what Izzy posted then I don't see anything especially homophobic in this. I don't see hate in there at all. Its pretty much standard Judaeo-Christian teaching and has been for a long, long time. If you truly believe in the Christian faith then you'll probably agree with what he posted. If you don't then you probably won't. Realistically, whats going on here is no better than the Salem Witch trials back in ye olde times AJ
  12. Midnight Oil when they were well past their best and before Peter Garrett became a stooge for the ALP. AJ
  13. Tell that to a well known Queensland Bank who did exactly this last year. Due to contractual obligations, they couldn't reduce the contract workforce so it was the permanents that got the chop when the operational budgets were slashed. And just to rub the salt into the wound, my understanding is at least one manager who wielded the axe was promoted shortly after. AJ
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