OOPS! I forgot to ask a question...sorry! Q: What book are you reading right now, and which one is next on the list? A: "Grace Can Do More" by Andre Louf is what I am currently reading, and up next for me is "Arrogance" by Bernard Goldberg.
A: Both. For some issues I'm more liberal and for other issues I'm more conservative. I am probably more liberal because the issues that tand to be more important to me tand not to be supported by conservative parties.
Q: Do you believe that Global Warming is happening?
A: Not in the way that it is being pronounced. I do, however, believe that we have a responsibility to take care of the land, and that there will be consequences (like everything else) for not doing so. Q: In what way do you believe or not believe that global warming is happening? A: Most of what is out there right now is nothing more than a scare tactic and a political ploy. That does not mean that irresponsible actions by mankind will not have serious consequences, but 'we are not as strong as we think we are.'
A: I believe Global Warming is happening through the ice melting in the arctic faster than expected, the ozone layer deteriorating, and etc. I don't think there's anything except for the ice in the arctic melting faster that it's the only influence of something happening. For instance, I think that the hurricane season that was so bad with Katrina and Rita doesn't have nothing to do with global warming but I think that it was only an influence (the gulf also goes through cycles in which it is warmer so that also was part of it). I do think it has inflenced changes in the weather but nothing that would totally change the make-up of the weather. I feel every strong about the environment and I think we have to do something before anything happens to make it worse but I don't believe all the extremes that people say are happening because of global warming.
Q: What do you feel is your part to helping the environment?
A: I feel that I should try to recycle and reuse when possible, I should take into consideration the environment when going somewhere (is it close enough to walk and safe enough to walk, public transportation, etc.), try to use the least amount of one use minerals as possible (gas in the car, and avoid using extra appliances when possible at home, etc.), and try to encourage the saving of forests, and vegetation.
A: Leona, I like your answer very much, and echo your thoughts. I would only add to it that we should give the same attention to the environment that we would to anything else that God has blessed us with. If we love something, we should take care of it! Be responsible with our actions! Q: Who has the best sig on this forum? A: Of course, ME! But it sure is fun looking at Shavon's and Leona's!
A: Are you familiar? Or should I show you around? It's a cold room With nothing inside Not a sound But you'll be amazed What stillness can do It will get you right to you
Silence Is the moment between every word Is the best friend you'll have in the world That moment in time Will help you to survive Silence Q: What song by Lara Fabian could you do without? A: Probably "Les Homericains." I like the song, and love its message, but I guess it is probably my least favorite song in an absolutely incredible catalog!
A: "Otro Amor Ventra" (Spanish version of "I Will Love Again") Part of the reason I liked "I Will Love Again" is because of the lyrics. I always find myself skipping it when I hear it.
Q: What;s your favourite chorus by Lara Fabian lyric-wise?
A: "I've cried enough Over this priceless time I've lost I've learned the going gets too tough When you regret love I've cried enough What you'll see on my face again Is nothing but the rain I've cried enough"
A: Take another look beyond these eyes It'll take you right around my heart I feel You should know That I'm not unbreakable It's hard for me to show the other side Telling you about it is a lie You read me, you know That I'm not unbreakable Q: What line from a song really grips your attention? A: Early morning, April 4 Shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride (*Singing about the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot)
A: Hmmm, that's a good question because I've had it happen a few times recently with different authors. Philip Yancey, after reading "What's So Amazing About Grace?", Lee Strobel, after reading "The Case For Faith", Brennan Manning after reading "The Ragamuffin Gospel" and John Eldredge after reading "The Sacred Romance" (take your pick) Q: Sometimes I get comments from friends about an author that I like because of something that the author writes that is questionable. It is as if my friends take the view that if you cannot agree with everything the author writes, then you cannot agree with any of what he writes at all. Do you agree with that position? A: Absolutely not! I can tell you that I take issue with some things that have been written by the authors mentioned above, but also that they have challenged my thinking and have helped me to possibly see that I may be wrong for the things I believe. I definately think that the authors mentioned, as well as many others, are very thoughtful and caring about the subject they write about. I can only listen and learn, and even disagree a little!
A: Absolutely Not! I feel it's good to read books that have stuff that is questionable because it extends your knowledge and puts your thinking skills to work. I think it's important to challenge your own opinions with others opinions including authors and books because unless you challenge your own opinions and beliefs how do you know if your opinions and beliefs have any credibility and truth to them. Definitely a way to learn is to read things from people who may introduce you to things that you may not have thought of before or things that you don't agree with.
Q: Have you ever read a book and been totally disgusted with it because it was so biased that it really was hard to get anything out of it?
A: Yes, shortly after 9/11 I read a book by a journalist in Eastern Europe who went into Al Qaeda and then wrote about it. What ruined it for me was I wanted to read about terrorist to get some idea of the reasons behind what they do, the reasons they join terrorist groups and etc., but all he really said about them was how bad of people they are dispite the fact that they seemed normal and how disgusted he was with what they do. I honestly felt like it was a waste of paper and money.