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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
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About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Monday, July 07, 2008
Should-ah! Could-ah! Would-ah!
We have a nice little rhyme here in Canada that we sometimes say in response to someone else needling us for some wrong decision we have made after it is too late to fix it. We say, "Should-ah! Could-ah! Would-ah!" - and by that we mean that since it is too late now to change anything, saying that we should have or could have done something other - or even that we would have, had we known it would turn out thus - these sorts of statements are utterly pointless, and the phrase is therefore uttered to point out the uselessness of going over with a microscope what could have, or even should have been.

It works nice because it rhymes. Like when people say, "Too bad, so sad." - which is a similar comment, in that it typically is used to dismiss something that one doesn't really care to think about, beyond the superficial and almost universal acknowledgment that whatever is being set aside is certainly unfortunate, but nevertheless, not going to be discussed beyond that at any real level.

"My bad!" is a phrase that I suppose many have picked up on too. It means "I was at fault, and I acknowledge my role as such, but let's move on."

I don't know why I decided to post on these little phrases this morning. But as a blogger I reserve the right to post things of little or no significance.

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posted by Daniel @ 9:15 AM  
3 Comments:
  • At 10:20 AM, July 07, 2008, Blogger ThirstyDavid said…

    "as a blogger I reserve the right to post things of little or no significance."

    Ain't it the truth.

     
  • At 10:29 AM, July 07, 2008, Blogger Jim said…

    And I was waiting for the huge spiritual implications of these phrases.

    How about, "every man's way is right in his own eyes", or we are so much quicker to forgive ourselves than those who have offended us?

     
  • At 10:57 AM, July 07, 2008, Blogger Daniel said…

    David - it kinda makes you wonder at what sort of junk never makes it past the editing screen?

    Jim - I never know when I start to make a post if some spiritual truth is going to jump out.

     
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