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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12690 on: March 19, 2013, 01:03:39 AM »

I'm writing an essay atm entitled "Identify the distinctive features of the mission of the Celtic church and their significance for mission in the Western church today". It's for my Missiology module, which I'm sure I've complained about on here before, but as luck would have it I'm writing a dissertation on the Celtic church anyway so this essay has proved easier and more *usefully* educational than I expected it to.

One of the main points about how elements of Celtic Christianity might be applicable to the modern world is the way Celtic Christianity had such a profound emphasis on community, in contrast to our modern hyper-individualism. There's also the fact the Celts were very much aware of the sacral aspects of daily life, where we have such a hard distinction between sacred and profane that the sacred is boxed off in a corner rather than being allowed to infuse every element of our lives as it did the Celts'. So far, so interesting.

However.

Reading about the problems we have in the modern age has pretty completely crushed me. The optimism of the Enlightenment period was shattered by the events of the 20th century; instead of giving us understanding and liberty, science gave us nuclear war, irrevocable levels of pollution, wave upon wave of death, violence and misery. Then we have the alienation and isolation of the 21st century as we become more and more individualistic and no longer have the support systems of community and family to help us through our crises - we're so aware of our own isolation and the inability to communicate with one another in a meaningful way, there's impossible gulfs between us and nothing to bridge the gap. Religion and spirituality have fallen victim to individualisation as well, so that there's no sense of grasping any ultimate truth but only true-for-me. All is vanity, yo. I'm gonna just crawl into a hole and die, and only a microscopic handful of people will care about my death and then they'll die and nobody will even know I was here at all.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12691 on: March 19, 2013, 03:03:05 AM »

@Indie: Yeah tell me about it, studying English Lit, especially in the last couple of years i wavered between throwing myself out of a window and cutting my wrists. Poetry by Poe and Sylvia Plath, Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, Kate Chopin's Awakening, oh and of course Virginia Woolf and her works...

I think the first half of the 20th century was one of the ugliest eras of the world, and it took us a whole year to study the Great Depression and WWI.

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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12692 on: March 19, 2013, 12:34:28 PM »

There's sunshine and starlight and cake and kisses and wine and birdsong and compassionate strangers and hugs. Did I mention cake?

Life may be terrible, but it is utterly fantastic, too.

Sorry for being off topic, but I think one should keep these things in mind.

By the way, I forgot opera and art and more things that I can think of right now.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12693 on: March 19, 2013, 12:38:11 PM »

Oh, KISSING. I could live for nothing but kissing. I love kissing :D
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12694 on: March 20, 2013, 08:06:07 AM »

One of my oldest friends has posted a lovely rant about his hatred of "breeders" and all about the fantastic life he and his GF have sans children.

I didn't realise he hated my kids so much. I guess that explains why he always has an excuse when we invite them to things. I suppose I won't bother anymore. I've taken the hint now. 

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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12695 on: March 20, 2013, 08:57:18 AM »

I don't like kids either but he sounds like a dick

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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12696 on: March 20, 2013, 09:01:35 AM »

I don't like kids either but he sounds like a dick
To be honest, I don't really like other people's children. They can be annoying and I am not allowed to tell at them.

And yes, he is a dick.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12697 on: March 22, 2013, 09:06:52 AM »

Didn't sleep last night. Went to bed slept shitily for about 2 hours then watched abc family drama shows for the rest of the night. Today's gonna be weird.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12698 on: March 23, 2013, 05:40:52 AM »

It's not a day ruin-er but they gave another day of work to a co-worker I don't like. Now I have one less day free of her.  I used to enjoy her company, but she sticks up for a-holes.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12699 on: March 23, 2013, 08:11:06 AM »

The pain in my tooth has spread through my whole jaw and down my neck. My neck in particular feels oddly lumpy and uncomfortable. It hurts too much to sleep. I've got a dentist appointment on tuesday, but I think it's only a consultation, so who knows how long it will be before I can get it fixed (if I can even afford it).
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12700 on: March 23, 2013, 11:57:32 AM »

The pain in my tooth has spread through my whole jaw and down my neck. My neck in particular feels oddly lumpy and uncomfortable. It hurts too much to sleep. I've got a dentist appointment on tuesday, but I think it's only a consultation, so who knows how long it will be before I can get it fixed (if I can even afford it).
Can you visit the E.R. (or "casualty" or whatever y'all call it down there) and at least
get a dose of antibiotics? - I assume they'll be suspicious of a 'young person' asking
for pain-killers, but you want to be sure to get any infection under control.

Also, rinse with hot salt-water.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12701 on: March 23, 2013, 12:46:51 PM »

I've got a cold and my period and everything sucks ass right now. Pity me :(
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12702 on: March 23, 2013, 07:41:53 PM »

The pain in my tooth has spread through my whole jaw and down my neck. My neck in particular feels oddly lumpy and uncomfortable. It hurts too much to sleep. I've got a dentist appointment on tuesday, but I think it's only a consultation, so who knows how long it will be before I can get it fixed (if I can even afford it).
Can you visit the E.R. (or "casualty" or whatever y'all call it down there) and at least
get a dose of antibiotics? - I assume they'll be suspicious of a 'young person' asking
for pain-killers, but you want to be sure to get any infection under control.

Also, rinse with hot salt-water.

He has a point. My dad went to the hospital dentist a while back for a filling, and it was a fuck tonne cheaper than the dentist.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12703 on: March 23, 2013, 08:52:01 PM »

The pain in my tooth has spread through my whole jaw and down my neck. My neck in particular feels oddly lumpy and uncomfortable. It hurts too much to sleep. I've got a dentist appointment on tuesday, but I think it's only a consultation, so who knows how long it will be before I can get it fixed (if I can even afford it).
Can you visit the E.R. (or "casualty" or whatever y'all call it down there) and at least
get a dose of antibiotics? - I assume they'll be suspicious of a 'young person' asking
for pain-killers, but you want to be sure to get any infection under control.

Also, rinse with hot salt-water.

He has a point. My dad went to the hospital dentist a while back for a filling, and it was a fuck tonne cheaper than the dentist.
But how do you define urgent enough to go to A & E? I've only been to the hospital in Wellington once when I was having difficulty breathing and awful lung pains and the triage nurse said there was nothing urgently wrong with me and sent me home, so given that I'm not imminently dying I don't really want to go all the way out to Newtown just to have to come home again.
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Re: Shit that ruined your day.
« Reply #12704 on: March 23, 2013, 09:36:06 PM »

Today my computer scratched the shit out of my Dresden Dolls live in Paradise DVD. That ruined my fucking day
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