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Heddi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-05 05:57 PM
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66. Wow! Good for you for having the fortitude and willpower
Me---if I'm forced to have ANYTHING to do with willpower, I immediately cave in. Like today I had a cholesterol test done and I just had the NEED to eat a whole can of Crisco...I don't know....

A whole month...this is just so...amazing to me. I was going to say "Bizzarre" but that sounds really judgemental and that's not what I'm about. I just really admire you and anyone who could have that willpower for a whole MONTH!!!

and I guess God knows if you're cheating, and I suppose it's just as much a test of your own willpower as much as a test to devotion to God. No cheating with God---when I was little my mom told me that when I was bad, it wasn't just GOd that knew, but Santa---I fear that getting a lump of coal for Christmas was more of a deterrent to bad behaviour than eternal damnation was :) ha ha

I have a book that I've not read in a long time and it was about Christianity, Judiasm, and Islam and just how interconnected they all are, seeing as they're basically branches off of the same tree. I am more of a believer that God appears to us in different ways---to Muslims he appeared as Allah, to Christians as "God", to Asians as "buddah"....even polytheistic beliefs, I feel, are all kind of worshiping the same thing---the sun is a part of God and when the sun rises, what's the difference between thaking God directly for a bright day, and giving that aspect of God (rising sun) a different name for thanks...I don't know if that makes any sense. Probably not. I've been at school all day and not eaten (hey! I'm fasting too!! ha ha) and getting a bit goofy

Thanks so much for all of this information. This has been MOST educational. I always like learning about things from people first-hand instead of just reading about it on an informational website. It's nice to get the personal "feelings" or whatever about it rather than just blah blah text.

Do you eat alot of falafel? I love falafel. I make it like 3x's a week
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