Ex Nihilo

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  1. As far as advance medical directives, contact your attorney, legal aid, or visit your local library to find personal legal forms templates. Also, nolo.com is an excellent online legal resource for do-it-yourself legal products. I found this article which may give you a better understanding of the differences between living wills, healthcare directives, and powers of attorney all of which are helpful in ensuring that you get your medical wishes respected should you be incapacitated: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/living-will-power-attorney-advance-directive-30023.html The website also offers a lot of state-specific info on directives. Hope this is helpful.
  2. Interesting questions Ray, I believe there are a few ministers here who work in hospital settings, perhaps there are some folks who minister in a social outreach aspect as well and can answer your support home questions. Perhaps you could contact social services and see if they could give you some guidance. God bless!
  3. So who is in the wrong? Phil for giving his opinion or GQ for asking for it?
  4. How is giving an honest answer a question asking for his opinion on a subject posed in an interview tantamount to throwing the first punch? And why should the second punch be silencing him, depriving him of his livelihood, and boycotting anyone who does business with him? Seems rather unjustified and hypocritical to me. For someone who speaks so passionately against divine punishment, you have don't have much of a problem with retribution from human sources.
  5. Nope, it's been a rough patch but not without its blessings. I've learned to trust in God and not sweat the small stuff. I'm not where I thought I'd be, but I'm where I belong I suppose. Let's just call 2013 the year of "it is what it is" and let's hope that 2014 is the year of "it's all it can be". Thanks for your support SB.
  6. Lol...I'm so relieved to be working again I didn't sleep a wink last night. Thanks for your support Fawzo.
  7. I think it's natural and helpful to label folks, but the label is only as good as the evidence informing that label and only as authentic as the openness to changing it as the evidence changes.
  8. AV, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's condition, I will pray forever and for you. God bless!
  9. First day of work in over 6 months. Thank God! Please pray for a successful day.
  10. Censorship of religious views is disturbing whether done by the government, corporations, or lobbyists for gay rights. If someone espouses beliefs or engages in a lifestyle that is unpopular, why is it so often that the first reaction is to silence and marginalize them? Is anyone's leg broken by these beliefs or lifestyles? Look, I get that homosexuals will probably say that nobody had a problem with it when it was happening to their community. And that's certainly true-but is revenge really the best motive? I like what Gandhi said: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
  11. I dig that youch. Good points. Glad you're back on the boards
  12. Don't most prophesies about Jesus come from the old testament? What makes the 'son of man' title different?
  13. It is certainly the minority view Stormbringer. Origen, one of the most famous of the early father, declared heretics centuries after his death for his belief in the pre-existence of souls an total universal reconciliation where even the,devil and his demons would one day be saved, believed in the possibility of reincarnation. Here's an article on scriptural support for reincarnation: http://reluctant-messenger.com/origen3.html
  14. You seem very adamant that reincarnation does not exist. What makes you so sure it doesn't?