Senior Otaku | Posted 01/02/12 | Reply
Nope, nope, you didn't. Don't worry. ^^
Redeemed (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/02/12 | Reply
I don't think that comment came out just right. I try to give people positive feedback, but sometimes my vocabulary of positive criticisms is wanting...
Anyway, you did a great job! I hope I didn't sound like you just "throw stuff together." ^^;
Thanks so much for the comment! I'm glad I was able to get across the feeling that this card isn't just thrown together. ^^
It's ok if you don't share my perspective. Everyone has their own beliefs, and I respect everyone's.
I really like the image, and the card looks great overall. It's organized and simple yet not just "thrown together," ya know?
Seems like you took a lot of time and thought into this card. We all go through crap in life; that's a part of life. But because of my faith in the Lord, I don't share that perspective that's on your card, though I'm not going to say I wonder and question "WHY is this happening to ME?!" If you ever want to talk about these things or ever have any questions about God, feel free to PM me! There is a God, actually, THE one and only God. He's real and alive and loves mankind.
Good luck in the challenge!
Senior Otaku | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
Mm, I agree as well, which is why I made my e-card like this. Thanks for commenting! I'm glad you were able to share some of your feelings.
I'm a veggie, dawg (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
Interesting, I like it since it holds a personal meaning. I grew up in a Catholic home, but I personally consider myself as agnostic. I think that there isn't enough empirical evidence to support the existence of a higher being(s), but at the same time, there is so much in our universe that we don't know about, how can we possibly understand what we can't comprehend? I can't know whether an omnipresent being exists, nothing proves or disproves it. So anything is possible really. I take the stance as having an internal locus of control, meaning my choices are those of my own, but events that affect us ripple throughout our connections we have with others, like the butterfly effect (as chaos theory mathematically states). So hope to me is only a basis of actions, or means, and whether they come to a definite end or not is really something we can't predict on a macrocosm level (this can even be argued that there is no such thing as free will, but that's a different topic on a different day). Now whether we live in a deterministic setting of life I cannot say. Everyone has the right to believe in what they will. I just try to be more rational about religion, but who knows what exists beyond. The motives of a supernatural being, cognizant or not, may or may not be very different from ours. I'll stop myself and say that this is really my thoughts of theism condensed, because I will go on for hours and it will bore the hell out of people lol.
So as far as that goes, I shrug my shoulders in irresolute. I don't believe in life having meaning, but that doesn't mean that life is blatantly fatalistic if there were no meaning. It just means to me that you should do the best you can within reasonable means in this life. This post is a little longer than I anticipated, but it was something I needed to let out, even if it was just a little bit. I really like this e-card, it made me reflect on my own insecurities and faith.