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Boy with rare skin condition gets a new home​

Since he was born, John Hudson Dilgen has lived with epidermolysis bullosa (or EB), a rare skin condition that causes skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. He struggles with the rare disease on a daily basis and turned to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to help install a tub in his kitchen.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation did a lot more than a kitchen! John Hudson now has a new home that is completely accessible and will change his life. Warning: you are going to need some tissues to watch this sweet boy's dream come true!
https://abc13.com/localish/young-boy-with-rare-skin-condition-gets-accessible-new-home/8980324/

 
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Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member
I get it

Economy of scale

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Thomas More

Hummingbird
Why did you post this song?
I thought this sounded like Jewish music, so I did an early life check. It turns out that Joan Osborne is not Jewish, surprisingly.

However, the guy who wrote the song is.

So much older music that I used to enjoy now has a distinctly Jewish sound to it when I hear it. It still can have a catchy beat, or great instrumental riffs, but the lifestyle and mindset underpinning it is clearly the kind that Jews are pushing as a replacement for traditional Christian European culture. At first, popular music just pushed a secular world view, but eventually it started having explicitly anti-Christian lyrics like this song.
 

ginsu

Woodpecker
I thought this sounded like Jewish music, so I did an early life check. It turns out that Joan Osborne is not Jewish, surprisingly.

However, the guy who wrote the song is.

So much older music that I used to enjoy now has a distinctly Jewish sound to it when I hear it. It still can have a catchy beat, or great instrumental riffs, but the lifestyle and mindset underpinning it is clearly the kind that Jews are pushing as a replacement for traditional Christian European culture. At first, popular music just pushed a secular world view, but eventually it started having explicitly anti-Christian lyrics like this song.
what is anti christian about it ?, im not an expert in the faith so i probably missed it. I just heard it on the radio and it felt good to me driving in the sun. It was such a big contrast with the pop music now which is more likely to worship satan than to reference god.

Just thought it was interesting that 20 yrs ago they would make a song talking about god and push it onto mainstream popularity. You cant imagine them doing it today. Even if the song itself isnt great i was just amazed at how times change so quickly. We have shifted into the complete opposite.

anyway i will just try to refrain from posting any links about god or traditionalism now because every time i do people on this forum find something wrong with it so it seems i have a bad judgement of these things
 
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Towgunner

Kingfisher
what is anti christian about it ?, im not an expert in the faith so i probably missed it. I just heard it on the radio and it felt good to me driving in the sun. It was such a big contrast with the pop music now which is more likely to worship satan than to reference god.

Just thought it was interesting that 20 yrs ago they would make a song talking about god and push it onto mainstream popularity. You cant imagine them doing it today. Even if the song itself isnt great i was just amazed at how times change so quickly. We have shifted into the complete opposite.

anyway i will just try to refrain from posting any links about god or traditionalism now because every time i do people on this forum find something wrong with it so it seems i have a bad judgement of these things

I haven't really been able to make-out what this song means. Yes, its not openly satanic as much of today's music is and it seemingly regards God in a favorable light and it was created in the 90s, but, the 90s had plenty of subversive culture back then. So, I'm suspect.

I've never liked this song, mostly because I just don't think it has a good aesthetic.
 

Gimlet

Kingfisher
what is anti christian about it ?, im not an expert in the faith so i probably missed it. I just heard it on the radio and it felt good to me driving in the sun. It was such a big contrast with the pop music now which is more likely to worship satan than to reference god.

Just thought it was interesting that 20 yrs ago they would make a song talking about god and push it onto mainstream popularity. You cant imagine them doing it today. Even if the song itself isnt great i was just amazed at how times change so quickly. We have shifted into the complete opposite.

anyway i will just try to refrain from posting any links about god or traditionalism now because every time i do people on this forum find something wrong with it so it seems i have a bad judgement of these things

The song is highly blasphemous.

"What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home?

Just trying to make His way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to Heaven all alone
Just trying to make His way home
Nobody calling on the phone
Except for the pope maybe in Rome"

I think the "yeah yeah God is great" is sarcastic, thus using the word yeah instead of yes.
 

Forester

Robin
The song is highly blasphemous.

"What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home?

Just trying to make His way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to Heaven all alone
Just trying to make His way home
Nobody calling on the phone
Except for the pope maybe in Rome"

I think the "yeah yeah God is great" is sarcastic, thus using the word yeah instead of yes.
Blasphemy aside, it also ignores the fact that God has already revealed long ago the answer to the question presented in this song.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."
John 1:1,14

^ That is good news.
 

Thomas More

Hummingbird
"What if God was one of us"? Maybe then he would understand how difficult life is, and would actually care about and make things better. This pretty much leads a person to think he is not one of us, and does not understand.

You could say he doesn't give a damn, but then damning is really all he does.

That's the message I hear in this song, which is clearly anti-Christian.

The Christian message is that God did become one of us, in Christ, and he suffered all that we do, all the way to condemnation, rejection, and execution. Because of Christ's sacrifice, God has provided a way to live victoriously in this life, and live in glory eternally. This song is the exact opposite of the truth.
 
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Zagor

Woodpecker
There was a story in the paper the other day about this family in croatian hinterland, an uplifting story. They just christened their 9th child. the guy is 35, he married at 22 and says his goal was to have at least one child more than his father. So here a guy who had his priorities set in right order at an early age. Here's a picture

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