Ben G.
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Probably time to introduce myself after being here over a month

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben G. Sep 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello, everyone! First off, I'm a born-again Christian, and I believe the Bible to be the word of God. Second, I'm husband to my childhood sweetheart, and I wouldn't trade our relationship for the…Continue

 

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Ben G. replied to D.J.'s discussion How best to approach a tough conversation
"Here's the best way to do it: 1. Be respectful 2. Be firm 3. Offer solutions, not "or else" statements (unless it gets REALLY bad) 4. Stick to your guns, figuratively and literally 5. If he won't respect your wishes, you might…"
Feb 11, 2014
Ben G. updated their profile
Jan 22, 2014
Ben G. replied to Louis S's discussion Packin' Heat (Or, why do you carry a handgun?)
"Love the Ruger LCP. Small, but it will do it's job if you do yours. I'm not really sure how Ruger got a gun the small not to kick like a son-of-a-gun, but they sure did."
Jan 9, 2014
Ben G. replied to Louis S's discussion Packin' Heat (Or, why do you carry a handgun?)
"Why do I carry a gun? Because a cop is too heavy. Because I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.  Because the bad guys have them. Because I would not be able to live with myself if something happened to someone I love while I was…"
Jan 9, 2014
Ben G. joined Bryan Smith's group
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Gentlemen Apologists

A place for gentlemen of all stripes who are interested in the broad field of Christian apologetics. If you are a thoughtful man interested in pursuing a more reasonable faith, or if becoming a pipe-smoking clone of C.S. Lewis is one of your greatest aspirations, then this is the place for you.See More
Oct 1, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"This is a great collage!"
Sep 26, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"I think that a lot of people respect him for being a strong leader, as well as an avid outdoorsman. Policies aside, he is all man. There are many things in which I am opposed to Putin, but as I stated before, every strong leader has his/her…"
Sep 25, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"You can't argue with the fact that he has won several high-level Judo matches. Some of his manly exploits may have been staged (such as tagging the tiger, etc), but he is still very much the outdoors type.   As much as I do disagree with…"
Sep 24, 2013
Ben G. replied to Todd Serveto's discussion When Did Sin Stop Being "Exceedingly Sinful" In The Churches? in the group Christian Men
""sitting around pointing fingers at society and screeching out its sinfulness isn't advancing Christianity"   I beg to differ. Sometimes people need that "voice crying in the wilderness" to wake up and do something…"
Sep 23, 2013
Ben G. replied to Josh Willems's discussion Dressing too well in college?
"Dress for where you're going, not where you are now."
Sep 19, 2013
Ben G. replied to Beowulf87's discussion Courtship? in the group Christian Men
"I guess you could call what my wife and I did courtship, though it was sort of modified. We started talking via email, then phone, after she sent my family a Christmas card. We'd known each other since 2nd grade so the card wasn't…"
Sep 18, 2013
Ben G. commented on Lightbringer's group Martial Artists
"I trained at a dojo that taught Jui Jitsu, Karate, and weapons (several different arts mixed in there). One monthly price got you into as many or few classes as you wanted. I wasn't there to compete, but simply to learn how to take care of…"
Sep 18, 2013
Ben G. joined Lightbringer's group
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Martial Artists

For martial artists of all stripes, Eastern, Western, or in between.
Sep 18, 2013
Ben G. replied to Morgan Land's discussion Firearms for the unfamiliar
"You can get a very reliable starter shotgun for pretty cheap (about $230, give or take). Mossberg 500s are great, and I plan to get myself one in the near future. Very customizable once you get comfortable with shooting it the way it…"
Sep 18, 2013

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Interests
Shooting, hiking, watercraft, US Navy, basically anything extreme and outdoors. Spending time with my wife and two little kids is about the best thing in this world.
Books
Bible, anything by Louis Lamour or Clive Cussler, especially the "Oregon Files" series.
Movies
Gladiator, Braveheart, The Illusionist, the Bourne Trilogy, Now You See Me, The Eagle
Music
Country, traditional Christian, Celtic
Quote
"Have I not commanded the? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for The Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest." Josh. 1:9

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At 6:03pm on August 13, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey Ben, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful

“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being,…See More
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Jack Bauer replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"Ideally not. Best I can tell, your complaint is that men -- particularly Asian or Korean men -- aren't into dark-skinned women. You say your parents immigrated to the U.S., so it doesn't sound like you live in Asia. You call yourself a…"
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Drew Wood replied to Chris J.'s discussion Taking a nature walk...barechested in the group The Shirtless Man
"That is a great feeling, especially on a warm Spring day!"
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Kit the Odd replied to Sir's discussion Class in the group The Great Debate
"I'll have to think about this some more, but one things comes to mind right off. The volatility of the classes makes for some of the mismatches you mention.  Purely income-wise I grew up probably somewhere between middle-class and…"
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Apollyon replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"Nope. 1. You seem to have self-loathing, low self esteem, and bad self image. 2. You live in Korea? Asian countries can be tough to deal with if you are not Asian. However, I can tell you many other countries in the world DO in fact like black…"
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Tyler West replied to N. R.'s discussion Any Wildland Firefighters out there?
"Hey man, Just saw this and figured Id reply. I was a BLM/Forest Service firefighter for four years, two on engines and last two on a hotshot crew. The biggest thing honestly is calling and or visiting fire captains to show your interest. Some of…"
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Kit the Odd replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"I'm not sure what I could say to help, although I'd like to.  It sounds like you are dealing with some specific problems that feel like general ones.  I don't know what your experiences are, but they sound…"
12 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Valentin's discussion Hello from Paris (France)
"Welcome. I hope you enjoy being here. Feel free to chime in anywhere."
14 hours ago

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