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What You Should Know About Valentines Day.

The World Book Encyclopedia informs us: “Valentine’s Day comes on the feast day of two different Christian martyrs named Valentine. But the customs connected with the day … probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature.”—(1973), Vol. 20, p. 204.

Once again we can see that this is a celebration that has pagan origins. What does the Bible say about celebrating such things? 2 Corinthians 6:14 reads: “Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness?” We as Jehovah’s Witnesses choose to not celebrate this holiday because of it’s obviously pagan origins.

Do you think it is appropriate for a Christian to celebrate a holiday that has origins that are clearly pagan? Decide for yourself. Do the research. Don’t just follow the crowd.


Sources:

> The Bible (New World Translation)

> “Reasoning From the Scriptures” book published by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

> Wikipedia Link to what the Lupercalia festival involved here

> for more info visit www.jw.org

> image from here

Look, I want series 4 to be 100% Pure Johntent. I want John pov, I want John childhood flashbacks so everyone knows how awful it probably was, I want Harry Watson, I want him to be allowed to struggle with his sexuality, I want to see him falling apart at Sherlock’s hospital bedside, I want to see him save the fucking day and risk his life to keep Sherlock safe and most of all I want him to learn how much Sherlock LOVES him. I want so much Johntent the John Haters will have to stop watching the damn show.

The Challenge: Guilt

“Cleanse Me From My Sin”

Marth says, “My new job improved our family’s standard of living, but it also led me into all sorts of questionable activities. I began to celebrate holidays, to participate in political events, and even to attend church. I was inactive as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 40 years. The more time that went by, the more I thought I was beyond Jehovah’s forgiveness. I felt that I couldn’t forgive myself. After all, I knew the truth before I headed down the wrong path.”

Guilt can be a crushing burden. Even King David felt it, At Psalm 38:4 he wrote, “For my errors loom over my head; Like a heavy burden, they are too much for me to bear.” Some Christians feel the same way and have become overwhelmed by excessive sadness, convinced that Jehovah could never forgive them. (2 Corinthians 2:7) Is that the correct conclusion? Even if you have committed grievous sins, are you so far removed from Jehovah that he will never forgive you? NO YOU ARE NOT!!!!

Over the next few posts we will discuss how Jehovah feels toward repentant sinners and what can be done to overcome excessive guilt.


Sources:

> Bible (New World Translation)

“Return to Jehovah” brochure published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, available for free download at jw.org

> image from: http://www.worldmag.com/2008/10/feeling_guilty

> for more info visit www.jw.org

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Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature.

— Fique sabendo que o mundo da voltas Jack.
— Pode se virar de costas por favor?
—Pronto.
—Agora vire para mim.
_Eu não entendo a razão disso.
_Vire de costas novamente.
_Jack? Por que está me fazendo girar?
_Você disse que o mundo dá voltas, estou olhando para o meu mundo dando as suas.
—  Os Pesadelos de Jack William

The woman who’s carrying my child, who has lied to me since the day I met her.

John mentions the baby in the same breath as the fact that she has been lying to him all along. If that’s not a big fucking arrow pointing to the fact that the baby isn’t his/real, I don’t know what is.