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Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 30 June 2020, 12:08

First name: Stephen
Nickname(s)?: N/A
Age: 27
Orientation: Gay
Where you live: Winnipeg, Canada
Where you're from: Niagara Falls.
What you do (job, schooling, etc.): Manufacturing
Dream Job: Anything that gives me time to spend with my family.
Religion (or lack thereof): Raised Catholic, switched to Christianity, evolved into an agnostic.
Political philosophy: Conservative.
Interests and hobbies: Gaming, movies, art, and I'm sure there's more :P
Drinking, drugs or sobriety?: I love me a good Long Island at the end of a very long day. Or a beer with friends!
Special talent: Cant think of one currently! I'm sure there's one :P
Pet peeves: People who don't use their blinker when changing lanes as well as people who don't know how to merge.
Personal hero: I don't think I idolize anyone enough to refer to them as a hero
Favourite real-life homosexual: My husband
Favourite movies: Cloverfield, A Quiet Place, Titanic, and I'm sure there's more.
Favourite TV shows: Classic Will&Grace, Futurama
Favourite music: Imagine Dragons, Muse, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen
Favourite books: 1984, Brave New World, It, The Green Mile
Favourite food: Butter Chicken
A quote to live by: "It is what it is"

EXTRA:

I've been married for 3 years and we have three beautiful dogs together. We are currently in the process of developing a browser based pet collector/tactical rpg.

I mainly signed up on here to join in on the conversation. Its always good to have another point of view.
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby ThatNomad » 30 June 2020, 12:38

1984 is one of my favorite books as well! Welcome to the forums, and I look forward to getting to know you more as you interact.
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby René » 30 June 2020, 15:46

Hey Stephen, welcome to GFO! :keke:

We have another member who is working on an RPG actually. :D

Hang on, is Catholicism not considered a branch of Christianity over there? Is Canadian Catholicism some special version that doesn't bother with the whole Jesus thing? :runaway:
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 30 June 2020, 17:39

ThatNomad wrote:1984 is one of my favorite books as well! Welcome to the forums, and I look forward to getting to know you more as you interact.


Its such a great book. I've read it twice already and I'm trying to convince my husband to read it
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 30 June 2020, 17:41

René wrote:Hey Stephen, welcome to GFO! :keke:

We have another member who is working on an RPG actually. :D

Hang on, is Catholicism not considered a branch of Christianity over there? Is Canadian Catholicism some special version that doesn't bother with the whole Jesus thing? :runaway:


Thanks!

Thats awesome! Hopefully I'll meet them in the forums.

From practice here, the catholic church I went to was a lot of kneeling, standing and more kneeling. And also long drawn out sermons. Switching to Christianity was full of laughs and audience engagement. Lots of modern sounding praise music. I find them two very different worship structures.
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby ThatNomad » 30 June 2020, 17:45

Oh most definitely they are different. I personally prefer the ritual aspect of High Church as opposed to the Low Church you see in a lot of Protestant churches. I do find it gives me a chuckle, though, when people exclude Catholicism from Christianity. Gotta be honest about that.
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby René » 30 June 2020, 17:54

goDXes wrote:From practice here, the catholic church I went to was a lot of kneeling, standing and more kneeling. And also long drawn out sermons. Switching to Christianity was full of laughs and audience engagement. Lots of modern sounding praise music. I find them two very different worship structures.

Sounds like what you call Christianity is what we call evangelicalism or something. I went to a Protestant church in the Netherlands with my parents when I was young and it was all sitting & listening to sermons and standing & singing mostly traditional psalms & hymns accompanied by an organ.

But we would call all of it, including Roman Catholicism and evangelicalism, Christianity. Because they all worship the Holy Trinity and think they're the one true church following the teachings of Jesus as He intended them.

My phone's keyboard initially interpreted me writing "listening to sermons" as "listening to demons", hahaha :lol:
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 30 June 2020, 18:14

René wrote:
goDXes wrote:From practice here, the catholic church I went to was a lot of kneeling, standing and more kneeling. And also long drawn out sermons. Switching to Christianity was full of laughs and audience engagement. Lots of modern sounding praise music. I find them two very different worship structures.

Sounds like what you call Christianity is what we call evangelicalism or something. I went to a Protestant church in the Netherlands with my parents when I was young and it was all sitting & listening to sermons and standing & singing mostly traditional psalms & hymns accompanied by an organ.

But we would call all of it, including Roman Catholicism and evangelicalism, Christianity. Because they all worship the Holy Trinity and think they're the one true church following the teachings of Jesus as He intended them.

My phone's keyboard initially interpreted me writing "listening to sermons" as "listening to demons", hahaha :lol:


I'm not sure which denomination they had given themselves at the one i used to go to. It could be evangelicalism! I just never saw that work anywhere. There's so many subcategories its hard to keep track. I know I used to work with a woman who went to a Lutheran church and when she explained the difference i was confused.

It can all be confusing thats for sure, especially if you're not versed in all the denominations.

Listening to demons :lol:
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby René » 30 June 2020, 18:21

In just the little European country I'm from alone I swear there are like 200 different denominations that pretty much only exist there, most of which believe, with zero sense of irony, that they're the One True Church and only their members will go to Heaven. :lol:
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby Magic J » 30 June 2020, 18:56

René wrote:In just the little European country I'm from alone I swear there are like 200 different denominations that pretty much only exist there, most of which believe, with zero sense of irony, that they're the One True Church and only their members will go to Heaven. :lol:

If you're not evangelical reformed free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, you're a Godless heathen! :P

Anyway, hey Stephen. What is that you manufacture for work?
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby René » 30 June 2020, 19:08

Magic J wrote:
René wrote:In just the little European country I'm from alone I swear there are like 200 different denominations that pretty much only exist there, most of which believe, with zero sense of irony, that they're the One True Church and only their members will go to Heaven. :lol:

If you're not evangelical reformed free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, you're a Godless heathen! :P

You are severely mistaken. You have to be baptised in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated) like I was. Watch out for that "(Liberated)" bit. It is very important, otherwise you are irredeemable and go straight to hell upon the instant of death.
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby ThatNomad » 30 June 2020, 23:37

And yet, here you are both wrong, based on the Petrine Doctrine of the Catholic church unless you are a member of their group you are in apostasy, and will likely not go to heaven, unless you've confessed your sins and been absolved. Fun huh?
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby rogonandi » 1 July 2020, 08:50

Welcome to the forum. :D
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 1 July 2020, 12:34

Magic J wrote:
René wrote:In just the little European country I'm from alone I swear there are like 200 different denominations that pretty much only exist there, most of which believe, with zero sense of irony, that they're the One True Church and only their members will go to Heaven. :lol:

If you're not evangelical reformed free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, you're a Godless heathen! :P

Anyway, hey Stephen. What is that you manufacture for work?


XD this is one of the reasons why I choose to believe that no religion is the true religion lol!

I manufacture security equipment for dogs in the police and armed forces.
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 1 July 2020, 12:34

rogonandi wrote:Welcome to the forum. :D


Thanks :D
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby Brenden » 1 July 2020, 16:41

Welcome, Stephen!
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 1 July 2020, 17:09

Brenden wrote:Welcome, Stephen!

Thanks:D
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby Halt Arrtay » 2 July 2020, 00:33

It is nice to meet you Stephen! I see you like Futurama. Which episode is your favorite?
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby goDXes » 2 July 2020, 01:25

Halt Arrtay wrote:It is nice to meet you Stephen! I see you like Futurama. Which episode is your favorite?


The classics like "Meanwhile" and "Jurassic Bark"!

And yourself??
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Re: Hello from Winnipeg!

Unread postby Halt Arrtay » 2 July 2020, 20:55

goDXes wrote:
Halt Arrtay wrote:It is nice to meet you Stephen! I see you like Futurama. Which episode is your favorite?


The classics like "Meanwhile" and "Jurassic Bark"!

And yourself??

My two favorite are "Why must I Be a Crustacean in love" and "Insane in the mainframe".

Who is your favorite character?
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