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#352914 - 07/24/07 01:43 PM A Miracle
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What's a miracle?

A miracle is when a woman does two jobs at the same time while still able to spend time with her kids.

A miracle is when a teenager is able to support himself while studying by solely doing part time job while at the same time still excelling in studies.

A miracle is when a single-parent can raise his daughter to become a good and responsible lady (Girls, you know that we guys knows next to nothing about raising kids, let alone girls).

A miracle is when a low-income parents is able to buy a house and pay off the mortgage for the future of their kids.

A miracle is being able to wake up in the morning and enjoy toasts in a land where rice is predominant (yes, that's me).

A miracle is when you're able to live without having to be in debt to anyone.

A miracle is when you're able to achieve success in your career without having to put more importance of your work over your family. Basically, being able to achieve success while coming home to see your family.

All those are miracles in my opinion, feel free to add. I'm drunk as well, but oh well. I'll be honest, I'm no.2, no.3 and the last.

I feel I'm making miracles happen everyday.

-Taison out
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#352915 - 07/24/07 01:56 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Taison]
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Nice post, Tomas. Good to remember the "everyday" miracles.
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#352916 - 07/24/07 02:38 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: MattJ]
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Yeah,

I see people praying to whatever deities they have wishing that they'll win the lottery and get an 'easy-way-out' when they're already making miracles. Low-income family sending their child through college, so that that kid may one day become an economist, lawyer, doctor, etc etc, is already a miracle without comparison.

I think it's a miracle I can wake up and get to work every morning. I'm a lazy [censored], and it's something that's quite amazing to be honest.

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#352917 - 07/24/07 03:52 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Taison]
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Don't get me wrong here. I think SOME of the listed achievements are commendable.

BUT

to call them miracles is waaaaaaaaaaaaay out of line. All the above are totally out of context with the definition of a miracle.

Getting shot in the head and living - a miracle

eating toast in the morning - not a miracle

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#352918 - 07/24/07 04:11 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Al_Fernz]
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eating toast in the morning - not a miracle




How about if you use Miracle Whip?
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#352919 - 07/24/07 04:36 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Dereck]
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Only if the Miracle whip used was involved in some kind of miracle. i.e the jar survived a horrendous plane crash.

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#352920 - 07/24/07 04:51 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Al_Fernz]
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Special one,

Try eating a sandwich in a country where rice is predominant. You think eating a white piece of bread is easy here? It's a luxury. That's a miracle.

Getting shot in the head and living. That's a miracle, yet you only allow yourself to see those type of miracle, these little things that happen in your daily life, you just don't appreciate them. No offense, but you're so narrow-minded, it's not even funny.

Next?

-Taison out


Edited by Taison (07/24/07 04:54 PM)
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#352921 - 07/24/07 05:04 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Taison]
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Farting in bed and NOT getting into trouble.

Children ACTUALLY giving you your change back.
(No, come to think of it, that would never happen).
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#352922 - 07/24/07 05:17 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Taison]
Al_Fernz Offline
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Narrow-minded? Grow up and leave the name calling aside, its no way to get your point across in a debate.

None of them things are miracles. Not because I don't appreciate little things in my life or because I have "beef" with you, but because they actually don't fit the definition of what a miracle is. It's like listening to Alanis Morissette "Ironic" without having to wash your ears after.

Your so-called "miracles" are either the result of hard-work
and some small fortune(not a miracle). The use of "miracle" cheapens and trivializes the word.

Appreciate the small things in your life that you work for and are fortunate to have, but recognize that the word miracle is an inappropriate description of them.

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#352923 - 07/24/07 05:31 PM Re: A Miracle [Re: Al_Fernz]
Taison Offline
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Quote:

Grow up and leave the name calling aside, its no way to get your point across in a debate.



I wasn't debating. Rule no.1, Taison doesn't debate, he puts whatever he wants on the board and you can take it or leave it. If you don't like it, leave.

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Your so-called "miracles" are either the result of hard-work and some small fortune(not a miracle)


In our society, which has degraded over the course of around 10 years, seeing all these little thing is a miracle. You know how many people choose abortion? It's a joy to see people actually putting dedication on trying to make life the best it can be of the situation.

Quote:

but because they actually don't fit the definition of what a miracle is.


Define a miracle.

Here's my definition;
Quote:

1. an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
2. such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
3. a wonder; marvel.
4. a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality


Read 3 and 4.

Next?

Please put sensible examples. Farting in bed and not getting caught? Sigh~

-Taison out
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