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hello hello [29 Sep 2006|01:55am]
mavriknmecloset
A little Jesus camp anyone?

Seriously. Take the time to copy and past. It's a two minute trailor for this documentary that's being relesed in theaters about "Jesus Camp." Trust me. I'm not trying to save anyone with this trailor. In fact, I think it would probably do the complete opposite.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_EKHK1C2IE



Come now, you can't watch that and NOT have ANY response. What do you guys think of this load?

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no one reads this anyway so I really could say whatever i want [14 Feb 2006|11:27pm]
mavriknmecloset
[ mood | tired ]

How does everyone feel about Dick Cheney shooting someone . . . i know that this girl in debate club thinks he's the antichrist and this furthers her suspicions . . . I on the other hand just think it's funny all together.

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Anyone who cares to care . . . [06 Feb 2006|07:28pm]
mavriknmecloset
[ mood | okay ]

Well.

How do we all feel about Oregon? One of the firsts to legalize homosexual marriage. And now. Proudly the first to legalize euthanasia for the terminally ill.

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[03 Apr 2005|04:00pm]

i_fancy_boys
i know its been a bit late but what are you guys' takes on the shiavo case?

i don't understand it much myself... in regards to having an opinion of whether it was right for her to have had had the plug pulled. it seems to be the most humane. but would it have been better to have just let her parents taken care of her? especially when she was dying and her husband just kicked out the family. i thought that might have gone too far even though his excuse was that he didn't want to "make a scene".

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[15 Mar 2005|10:46pm]

zitrone
for those of you who like fiona apple and are not on my friends list.

http://www.geekdreams.com/mp3/fiona_apple/

new tracks from miss fiona~

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[01 Mar 2005|11:03am]

zitrone
i just realized i was in this community while not knowing what it was about...

It was fun while it lasted =) [09 Jan 2005|11:43pm]

xopenxurxeyesx
So I've decided to leave this community. I gathered you guys were all friends so that was cool, but it just wasn't the community for me. I just wish some of you will look into facts rather than faith sometimes... because there is a whole world out there besides GOD. Sure, he is a good thing to believe in.. but sometimes.. its just not true. W/E... bye. If you ever feel like finding out NEW views... come to a West Valley Youth and Government meeting. 6:30 on thursdays.. IM (thatsHOTTbozo) me and we'll talk...I'm sure you would have fun. <333

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[31 Dec 2004|11:25am]

myargylesox
Which view:

Hobbes- Men born evil, need rules to keep them in line

Locke- Men born good, circumstance makes them evil, need rules if they aren't oppressive.

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and go!

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hello again. [21 Dec 2004|10:26pm]

xopenxurxeyesx
so i noticed inactivity here and since its winter vacation (yay) here's something to think about.

should the 26th amendment be changed to lower the voting age to 16?
yay or nay?

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Yey or Nay? [29 Nov 2004|10:02pm]
mavriknmecloset
[ mood | nauseated ]

Yay or Nay to parents tracking their kids with a gps(Global Positioning System), which may or may not work at all times.

this is for you kim!Collapse )

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[24 Nov 2004|01:38am]

xopenxurxeyesx
Should the SATs be taken out of college requirements? YAY or NAY?

Just wondering, has anyone seen the movie SAVED? If you have, what was your opinion on it?

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Something else... something different [21 Nov 2004|10:45pm]

xopenxurxeyesx
Seeing as my last post created controversy, me against everyone else, i relaly apologize if i offended any of you. My intentions were not to and i tried to be as open to your arguments as possible. It was fun though wasn't it? I love debating like that. Controversy is always a plus! It really means we have an opinion, each and every one of us, whether it is different of the same.

Here's a question: What's something you feel passionate about that is related to teens today? Something that you want to let out and be heard but no one is listening.

I'm still rying to come up with a proposal so i really need to know what some of you feel passionate about.

Also....Affirmative Action--> in both the work place and college/university... YAY or NAY? (Think back to the controversy at the University of Michigan recently)

thanks you! <33

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Is our generation dependent on DRUGS? [19 Nov 2004|06:27pm]
mavriknmecloset
[ mood | nervous ]

"Are antidepressant ads so ingenious that they've convinced the public of the drugs' efficacy-even those who aren't taking the medications?

Studies comparing placebos to medications often find that the people given fakes get better, too. It's a widespread, if little understood, clinical phenomenon-and, oddly, the ranks of placebo responders seem to be growing, perhaps because of our heightened expectations for drugs.

When B. Timothy Walsh, a Columbia University psychiatrist, reviewed 75 trials of antidepressants conducted between 1981 and 2000, he found that, on average, 30 percent of people given placebos improved. This response rate increased about 7 percent per decade; the response rate to real drugs also went up, but not as sharply.

Placebo response to antidepressants is particularly high in young people. A recent clinical trial for Zoloft found improvements in 59 percent of children given a placebo, compared with 69 percent of the kids taking the drug."

To read more click here . . . http://cms.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20041112-000003.html

What do you think?

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hello again. [17 Nov 2004|11:12pm]

xopenxurxeyesx
I've noticed that this community is a bit inactive, so i will re-activate it!


So, I'm part of this YMCA group called Youth and Government. It's all throughout California and the nation. It calls upon opinionated youth to speak out. We actually get to take over the capital for a couple of days in February, too! It's pretty fun! We have a legislature, executive, and judicial branch, all with elected officers. I reccommend some of you to join it if you feel really passionate about what you want to say. Here's the website: http://www.calymca.org/

Anyways, so Y&G had its very first conference to start the year off and we were presented with some amended bills that we discussed. How about we discuss them here? I just want your opinion on them, please?

-Do you think abortions should be considered unconstitutional? (in upcoming years, our supreme court will most likely be republican dominated due to the retirement of many of the justices. They will probably review the Roe v. Wade case) What's your opinion??

-Should "Under God" be taken away from the Pledge of Allegiance? YAY or NAY? Why?

-Same Sex Unions? YAY or NAY? Why?

I think that's enough for now. I'll probably be asking a lot more because I'm in the middle of writing a proposal for the next conference and I'm gonna need some imput for it! Hope these questions have re-activated this community!

One Love <3

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Hey all! *NEW* [18 Oct 2004|11:39pm]

xopenxurxeyesx
Hey guys, I found this off of my friend's site (shwatchthburger) and I thought it looked pretty cool. So here's my little info thingy.

_one name: Marie

_two age/gender: 16/F

_three location: SoCal

_four what makes your voice worthy of being heard?: I believe that I have strong opinions on many issues that people, especially the youth, have to face today. I love speaking out on issues that affect me and the ones that don't because if no one says anything, how do things get solved? I also believe that I have intelligent thoughts. Not to be conceited or anything, but I really do listen to both sides of an argument, no matter what side I’m on. This really helps be make intelligent and worthwhile decisions. I'm not one to just follow what other people do.

_five what world issues do you take an interest in?: wow, I have so many. I really want to someday be a part of the UN in anyways possible. There are so many things that affect the world. Education, as a whole, is so important. You see children in 3rd world countries, lacking education and it really hurts inside. Really, education is the only thing that will get you anywhere and all over the world, we're lacking in teachers, classrooms, school supplies, and so many other things necessary for a full and healthy learning environment. I really focus a lot on children because they are the ones who will be living in the times when we will be the leaders. There's so many more issues that I could go on and on talking about but if u want to ask me anything, just ask.

_six how do you plan to make an impact on the world?: Well, like I said before, I really want to join and become a part of the UN, whether it'd be an ambassador(my dream) or just part of it period. The UN, to me, is one of the only "peaceful" organizations there are left in the world, and if we can make it better in the years to come, the UN can really change the world. I've also always dreamed of traveling and helping kids in Africa, India, and places where they lack the resources that children in the US have. I want to help them in anyway possible. I also want to be a speaker, whether it'd be inspirationally and politically. It's been pounded into my head to speak up and let my voice be heard, so I really want to go places and speak to people on topics that are in my interest and what we can do to make things happen.

_seven what circumstance have you been through where you spoke out against the crowd?: ooohh.. I'm in this youth group/club at my YMCA called Youth and Government. It's for high schoolers everywhere across the country and we learn about politics and how to speak our mind. There have been numerous occasions where I had to go against a certain bill that was being proposed or what people thought was right and I thought was wrong. But the joy of being in this atmosphere was that I wasn't looked at wrongfully when I spoke up. People respected me and I really think that it gives you even more confidence when you say what you want and people listen even if they don't agree with you.

_eight what is your opinion on premarital and casual sex?: Not to offend anyone, but I am FOR premarital and casual sex. Not that I've done it, but I believe that people have that right to do whatever they please. I guess it depends on the person and how they view sex. I think that sex is sometimes special and other times, it’s just for getting out excess energy (sexual frustration). I don't believe it’s wrong to do it because too many people I know do it and it doesn't give me any right not to respect them less because of it. Whatever someone does is their own thing. This goes to say ONLY when they are BOTH SINGLE. When one is married and having casual sex is a totally different matter and I disagree with "casual sex".

_neuf same question regarding substance usage.: Again, I can't NOT tell someone to stop using drugs or how wrong it is for them and to stop using them. That would leave me friendless because I do value my friendships and I wouldn't let this get in the way of it. I would get worried and I'd ask that person if they want to see someone about it. I don't think I could interfere with a person's drug use. Even if it is serious, I’d just have to take it into stride. And YES, I’ve been in numerous amounts of situations like this and the best way I learned was to ignore them and gradually let them realize how much this is affecting the people around them. If you insistently tell them to stop, it'll only make them push farther away from the reality and it'll get worse. I know some of you may think this is a bad idea, but it’s seriously, one of the only ways. I've gone through the suffering of watching someone slowly kill themselves.

_dix do you participate in any activities that involve improving your local community?: definitely. I really love doing community service. It's soo much fun, especially when you do it with friends. I'm part of the YMCA so we do tons every year. For instance, we (each of us) adopts a family for Christmas and thanksgiving and we visit them, give them food, and just have fun with them for the rest of the year, and even throughout the year. I really have to say that its comforting, fun, and it makes you feel grateful for what you have. And, I also volunteer at the Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic. It tends to be boring sometimes, but it’s a good cause.

_onze pet peeves: when people are followers. It bothers me when people just do whatever everyone else does. I'm such an independent person that I can't stand it when people just go with the popular vote instead of what they really think is going on. I also don't like it when people care more about what's on mtv or something like that, then what's going on in the world aka the elections. It's sad how the youth are so enamored by fashion and celebrities, that they don't even know how much what goes on in the world will affect them later on in the future. I also believe in respect (to elders, to you, to me, no matter who). I don't give someone respect if they don't show it to others. Oh and also, people who chew with their mouths open ;)

_douze interests: politics, debate, the world, my life, my friends, my family, helping, reading, photography, traveling..... etc.. there’s soo many!

_thirteen let your voice go: So anyways, I just wanted to say HI to everyone here. I'm gonna shuttup now because I was in the middle of hw and my mind went to the computer and then browsing and then here and its 11:26 pm and I still haven't finished half my hw! adios!! I hope to talk to all of you sooon!

P.S. I was reading some of the entries before and I noticed that most of the opinions are Christian-based, which is fine. I'm catholic so I'm on the same boat as you in some cases, but I really don't let my religion get in the way of what I feel so I really hope I don't offend anyone by speaking out on the issues above. =)

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[07 Oct 2004|08:17pm]

myargylesox
[ mood | eh? ]

Why does something have to be controversial to gain responce? Why is it easier for people to argue than to support? Why do we all want to tear down instead of build up?

This community had a great deal of posting and commenting when it was on topics that not everyone could believe/support. When it goes back to general, no one cares. Yet isnt that what you all asked for? To stop talking about one thing because it was consuming? And when it stopped, so did everyone else.

All this community does is die.

Never-the-less,
Take care.

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[03 Oct 2004|09:46pm]

myargylesox
[ mood | [__________] fill in the blank ]

Growing up is strange--A set of "one-step-foward"s "ten-steps-back"s.

Growing up shows points out our finiteness, our fabillity. It sets up time and the lack there of it.

Growing up builds fences.
How could we be so blind as to think it was liberating?

Growing up is losing. It is letting go. It is change.

Growing up is difficult.
And yet, it's a beautiful tradgedy. Necessary.


"Watching from the sidelines of my own life" yet again.

Yours truly,
Jess.

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if you care about Fahrenheit 9/11 [07 Sep 2004|08:50pm]

surforsnow
I just thought that Fahrenheit 9/11 seemed to have problems with it and fox did a news thing on it so i thought i'd put it on my lj if anyone cared about that stuff :)

Fox News Report on Fahrenheit 9/11Collapse )

:) something not religious lol

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[06 Sep 2004|08:17am]

rogueknightofni
[ mood | annoyed ]

This community has become centered around religion, and im totally not diggin it.

Leaving, have a nice life. Dont try to save mine

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[03 Sep 2004|12:06am]

carebear080787
_one name: Karen

_two age/gender: 17/female

_three location: Southern California

_four what makes your voice worthy of being heard?: I'm passionate about what I believe and I know what I believe to be true. I have references to back my beliefs up with and I'm not afraid.

_five what world issues do you take an interest in?: Abortion, Homosexuality, and the general degeneration of our generation. (punny...)

_six how do you plan to make an impact on the world?: But not being afraid to tell people excatly what I believe and why. I also believe that prayer is the most powerful tool God gave us and He can do great things through prayer.

_seven what circumstance have you been through where you spoke out against the crowd?: Well, just today a friend in his lj said some stuff about Christianity and that we should be tolerant of other religions and that there NEEDS to be religious diversity. Others were agreeing with him, but I told him what I know to be true. In my own family, I have to speak out. Not alone because I know others agree with me. But I have to tell my uncle that what he is doing is wrong. Not easy confronting family members.

_eight what is your opinion on premarital and casual sex?: Not what God created marriage for.

_neuf same question regarding substance usage.: It's a sad way to escape from problems. My body is a temple for God.

_dix do you participate in any activities that involve improving your local community?: Well, if you count helping teach kids at my karate studio...

_onze pet peeves: 1) liberal Christianity - not liberal in the political sense, but liberal in their interpertation of the Bible. You can't pick and choose what you want out of the Bible! It didn't mean one thing at the time it was written and another now. It means exactly what it says. It becomes a slippery slope. You have to decide if its all true or all false. 2) abortion - I have no clue what made people think this was ok. It's a sign of the rapid decline of society. It's really barbarious. But even worse than abortion are the people who thinks it's wrong, but the woman should have the right to choose. If you know it's murder, how could you let someone else choose to do the same thing. 3) politically correct - I'll address this in question 13

_douze interests: God, reading, movies, martial arts, history

_thirteen let your voice go: Christianity is an exclusive religion. Jesus didn't say "I and whatever else you feel like believe is the way the truth and the light. You can come to the Father however you see fit." No. He stated that HE is the only way to God. Christianity is not politically correct. What is with the way society has made being politically correct? Jesus was politically incorrect. He didn't care what the lawmakers of the time thought. He did what He knew was right.

Another thing that happened recently in my life. A gay man told me that Jesus loved uncoditonally and if I am a Christian then I should love unconditionally as well and that means accepting him and his partner. That is so not right. When Jesus saved the adultrous woman from the Pharisees, He told her "Go and sin no more." Not "Continue doing what you are doing even though I know it is wrong, but I love you so it's ok. I won't save you from you destructive behavior."

Also, juding people. As a Christian, I don't think we can judge people. We can judge their ACTIONS, if we use the Bible as a guide for right and wrong. But it is up to God to judge people.

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