David "DMWalking" Rosado Tackles the Tough Questions in Life

April 15, 2009 @ 04:36:41
my mistake...I'm only aware of what I'm aware of and the catholics I know are forbidden from reading the scriptures on their own.


Crazy. That's almost unheard of around my way. Being forbidden to read scripture is messed up and outdated by several centuries, lol. Historically it was because practicing catholics simply couldn't read and eventually this fact became leveraged for political influence in Mideval times. What resulted were corrupt popes and the crusades, and we all know how that turned out.

What separates Protestant Christians from Catholics is and adherence to scripture. We share a similar text. They have books that are not accepted by Protestants. But aside from that, they believe in a works based salvation in which you earn your way to heaven. That is anti biblical seeing how the bible says it's by grace through faith...not by works....that a man is saved.


I think you hit it on the dot. Those were my thoughts as well. Being raised catholic, we were taught that it was through faith AND through good works that we gained salvation. I wouldn't say it's anti-biblical, though. Good deeds done by Catholics is a practice done to emulate the good that Jesus did and by doing so is spreading the goodness of God through action. A life of service was seen as a noble thing to do. I agree with this still, even though I'm not Catholic. To do good things to benefit the less fortunate or to benefit more people than yourself is always a good thing, whether you're religious or not. I don't think many people would argue about whether helping the homeless is a good thing or not. Catholics may emphasize it, but works are not the main factor in terms of finding salvation -- BUT it is the defining factor that differentiates Protestant from Catholic in terms of practice. HOWEVER I'm not rejecting the christian pursuit and value it as well. To have faith in something is a great thing, and to base the belief that faith will lead to salvation is itself a noble pursuit aswell.

Another big difference, as you mentioned, are the texts. Both are called the Bible and are taken from the same source, or at least similar sources, but interperetation is different. As well as additional texts. Catholicism of the modern day has been defined by various theologic philosophers and thinkers throughout the ages who have shaped the religion into what it is through their views on faith and God. an example of this would be Dante's "The Divine Comedy", where the modern day concept of Hell is based. I could also discuss, the saints; Acquinas, Francis of assisi, but then I'd be going on and on and on

Unfortunately, Catholics also have given the Pope higher authority than the scriptures and whatever the Pope declares is considered divine and just as good as scripture even if it contradicts scripture. It is an inconsistent religion. And again, the very book that they claim to believe denounces them as not being true fruit of the vine (ie not Christian).


I could go on and on but I'm not a big fan of the concept of a Pope either. I especially have criticisms of the current one. The previous, Pope John Paul II was an intensely wise and loving man in my eyes, though. Had he not been the pope he would probably still affect global change in some way. He never let his title make his head swell, unlike Ratzinger.

And I'm not catholic bashing. I'll bash anyone who claims Christianity and yet denies the authority of scripture in their lives or twists scripture to fit them and not vise versa.


I just think your convictions in your faith are strong. You had no intention of bashing catholicism, but I feel as if you misunderstand Catholics. They're good people with strong faith... I just personally don't agree with the faith which is why I'm no longer catholic, lol.
April 15, 2009 @ 04:44:29
Chow yun fat/John woo hong kong flicks!

Vintage polo sport. Man, just scrolling through flicks of it just makes my heart flutter. I remember my uncle (cuz I didn't have any brothers growing up) in the mid 90's would stay dipped in lo all day....crispy Caesar cut..heavy gold chain...it was such a fly time back then. A masculine time. A time full of real swagger....none of this myspace face peace sign taking my own picture with my favorite outfit swagger...genuine, niiiggas look at me and either admire, or hate because I'm being admired, swagger. Back when it was actually in style to be a hood dude and still be intelligent beyond the block.

Sorry, I was reminiscing.


Two HUGE parts of my childhood, too!

Hard Boiled was my shit when I was a kid. Chow Yun-fat is the absolute dopest cop in film. Fuck that Dirty Harry. Rewatching this movie, this part in particular is fucking amazing. The whole clip is a continuous shot as Chow-Yun and his partner walk through a shootout in a hospital. I wonder how long it took to choreograph and shoot that thing. Continuous shot for more than two minutes? Goddamn that's good filming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OPyoJgV_YY

You already know I have an obsession with Vintage 'lo. Pretty much the same story. I had an uncle who lived in NY before moving into Vancouver with the rest of the family when we came from the Phillippines, and this guy would babysit me all the time. He'd take me everywhere, I'd listen to music (Pharcyde and Wu Tang practically taught me how to speak english) with him and chill out while eating some takeout chow mein and watching some bruce lee or Jackie Chan flicks. And he'd ALWAYS be dressed in 'lo. I never understood why he dressed so differently than the rest of us in our tattered-ass clothes, but I loved it. The colours, the big bold lettering, the patterns, the style. I learned recently that he was a D boy back in the day, which still makes me chuckle because in retrospect that might be why he drove me around making me wait in the car so much instead of just babysitting me in one place.

Dave, are you SURE we're not related? =P
April 15, 2009 @ 05:12:56
Two HUGE parts of my childhood, too!

Hard Boiled was my shit when I was a kid. Chow Yun-fat is the absolute dopest cop in film. Fuck that Dirty Harry. Rewatching this movie, this part in particular is fucking amazing. The whole clip is a continuous shot as Chow-Yun and his partner walk through a shootout in a hospital. I wonder how long it took to choreograph and shoot that thing. Continuous shot for more than two minutes? Goddamn that's good filming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OPyoJgV_YY

You already know I have an obsession with Vintage 'lo. Pretty much the same story. I had an uncle who lived in NY before moving into Vancouver with the rest of the family when we came from the Phillippines, and this guy would babysit me all the time. He'd take me everywhere, I'd listen to music (Pharcyde and Wu Tang practically taught me how to speak english) with him and chill out while eating some takeout chow mein and watching some bruce lee or Jackie Chan flicks. And he'd ALWAYS be dressed in 'lo. I never understood why he dressed so differently than the rest of us in our tattered-ass clothes, but I loved it. The colours, the big bold lettering, the patterns, the style. I learned recently that he was a D boy back in the day, which still makes me chuckle because in retrospect that might be why he drove me around making me wait in the car so much instead of just babysitting me in one place.

Dave, are you SURE we're not related? =P


LMAO dude, it's hilarious how similar our stories are...only difference is my uncle was special forces in the air force at the time...that's where his money came from..I'd only see him when he was on leave. Now he's a colonel. They want him to be a general, but he's gonna retire in 2011.

BTW, this is my joint right here. Starting at 1:15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5rCo58XXaA

Love the part where he kicks the table to grab the revolver. smokeyface
April 15, 2009 @ 05:18:42
gargantuan difference, hahahaha.
April 15, 2009 @ 05:26:07
I think you hit it on the dot. Those were my thoughts as well. Being raised catholic, we were taught that it was through faith AND through good works that we gained salvation. I wouldn't say it's anti-biblical, though. Good deeds done by Catholics is a practice done to emulate the good that Jesus did and by doing so is spreading the goodness of God through action. A life of service was seen as a noble thing to do. I agree with this still, even though I'm not Catholic. To do good things to benefit the less fortunate or to benefit more people than yourself is always a good thing, whether you're religious or not. I don't think many people would argue about whether helping the homeless is a good thing or not. Catholics may emphasize it, but works are not the main factor in terms of finding salvation -- BUT it is the defining factor that differentiates Protestant from Catholic in terms of practice. HOWEVER I'm not rejecting the christian pursuit and value it as well. To have faith in something is a great thing, and to base the belief that faith will lead to salvation is itself a noble pursuit aswell.


I'm not saying that good works have no place....but according to scripture, good works do not earn you salvation. It's by grace alone. Good works should be a natural outgrowth of your faith, not an attempt to get on GOD's good side. Also the whole confessing to priests thing. Not found in scripture. Praying to the saints, including mary; not found in scripture. Trans substantiation: not found in scripture. There's more...but you get the picture. 90% of it isn't so much taught by the Christ they claim to follow as much as it is dogmas that man created to seem more pious.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Another big difference, as you mentioned, are the texts. Both are called the Bible and are taken from the same source, or at least similar sources, but interperetation is different. As well as additional texts. Catholicism of the modern day has been defined by various theologic philosophers and thinkers throughout the ages who have shaped the religion into what it is through their views on faith and God. an example of this would be Dante's "The Divine Comedy", where the modern day concept of Hell is based. I could also discuss, the saints; Acquinas, Francis of assisi, but then I'd be going on and on and on


Dante's divine comedy is fabricated out of speculation and is not found in scripture. Some dudes were on point. The ones who were came from a time before statue worship and/or had a lot of problems with the condition of the catholic church. This is why we eventually had the reformation.

Also, we really do not have the same bible as far as I know...for example, the Maccabees. Not in the protestant bible. Esdras. Not in the bible. 2nd Daniel. I forget the others...but you get the point.

Originally posted by Inactive User
I could go on and on but I'm not a big fan of the concept of a Pope either. I especially have criticisms of the current one. The previous, Pope John Paul II was an intensely wise and loving man in my eyes, though. Had he not been the pope he would probably still affect global change in some way. He never let his title make his head swell, unlike Ratzinger.


Pope=not deity=fallible and so his OPINION should not be put on the same level as scripture.

Originally posted by Inactive User
I just think your convictions in your faith are strong. You had no intention of bashing catholicism, but I feel as if you misunderstand Catholics. They're good people with strong faith... I just personally don't agree with the faith which is why I'm no longer catholic, lol.


My convictions ARE strong. I believe my misunderstanding of Catholicism stems from my ignorance to the fact that there must be a ton of different versions of Catholicism that I was unaware of. I'm only going off what I've been told. Sometimes my language may seem strong and condemning when in reality I'm just stating fact. The sky is blue, water's wet, the bible says this, and such beliefs don't fit. I know that there are many good people who are catholic...many good muslims too...bhuddists...atheists...etc...by man's standards, I've met a ton of good people with strong belief in their religions...It's no bash on them. I'm just stating what I believe...and it so happens to offend even if that's not my intention.
April 15, 2009 @ 06:05:11
April 15, 2009 @ 09:12:48



I love these BKC dudes...



shoes go hard.
April 15, 2009 @ 12:42:39
Joe Budden fan?
April 15, 2009 @ 12:55:01
Dick Sucken Fan?
April 15, 2009 @ 13:00:43
[QUOTE=iLLmati
April 15, 2009 @ 13:25:30
Good works should be a natural outgrowth of your faith, not an attempt to get on GOD's good side.


Definitely. I like this view. Good works should be residual of the faith you have placed. I like how this was articulated.

Pope=not deity=fallible and so his OPINION should not be put on the same level as scripture.


And that was the point I was trying to make as well. SO again, no argument here. How can a human man be considered infallible? Makes no sense to me.

Dante's divine comedy is fabricated out of speculation and is not found in scripture. Some dudes were on point. The ones who were came from a time before statue worship and/or had a lot of problems with the condition of the catholic church. This is why we eventually had the reformation.


In addition to the bible, a lot of catholic tradition is based on philosophy developped in the middle ages. Scripture alone doesn't define Catholicism, but I've also always seen that as a strange and indeed nonsensical thing. I mean, I was taught to not be tempted by pagan religions who would lead me away from God, but the traditions found in Catholic traditions can be traced back to pagan religions. It all just seems hypocritical to me.

Anyways, I was never really trying to argue with you. I just wanted, as stated before, to get a christian perspective on things and as a result I thought it'd be interesting to post up some things from the Catholic perspective and see how they differed. Thanks for tolerating my playing Devil's Advocate so to speak.

And The Killer is another great movie. You really can't go wrong with early 90's John Woo X Chow-Yun joints.
April 15, 2009 @ 13:32:35
Definitely. I like this view. Good works should be residual of the faith you have placed. I like how this was articulated.

And that was the point I was trying to make as well. SO again, no argument here. How can a human man be considered infallible? Makes no sense to me.

In addition to the bible, a lot of catholic tradition is based on philosophy developped in the middle ages. Scripture alone doesn't define Catholicism, but I've also always seen that as a strange and indeed nonsensical thing. I mean, I was taught to not be tempted by pagan religions who would lead me away from God, but the traditions found in Catholiciam can be traced back to pagan religions. It all just seems hypocritical to me.

Anyways, I was never really trying to argue with you. I just wanted, as stated before, to get a christian perspective on things and as a result I thought it'd be interesting to post up some things from the Catholic perspective and see how they differed. Thanks for tolerating my playing Devil's Advocate so to speak.

And The Killer is another great movie. You really can't go wrong with early 90's John Woo X Chow-Yun joints.


sall good my dude...anytime...you know i got love for you....and yeah, the killer is the joint that turned me on to john woo/chow yun fat flicks. LOVE IT smokeyface
April 15, 2009 @ 13:50:12
De La Soul or A Tribe Called Quest?
April 15, 2009 @ 16:08:20
Originally posted by Inactive User
De La Soul or A Tribe Called Quest?


de la smokeyface
April 15, 2009 @ 19:15:11
[QUOTE=iLLmati
April 15, 2009 @ 21:37:57
blow job from charmander or handjob from geodude?
April 16, 2009 @ 11:29:56
I hate Bacon, is that wrong?
April 16, 2009 @ 11:41:41
what is your view on agnosticism?
April 16, 2009 @ 17:44:23
Originally posted by Inactive User
I don't know how I got there, but I was eating dinner with a family. The father is pretty big, overweight, with a shaved head and a mustache, his wife has wild curly hair, and the daughter has similar hair except a little longer. Never seen any of these people before, at least I think I haven't. I'm in this room, a pretty big one. One corner of the room has a large, really intricately detailed rug, on which the chairs and dining table is set up on. It was so vivid, I remember looking down at it many times, and over on the other side of the room is a sort of kitchen, all in stainless steel. The rest of the floor is bare concrete, and the walls are concrete as well, and there are a few windows, but they're boarded up. All the way on the opposite corner of the room there's this huge wooden door, and I could almost feel the weight of it in my dream.

We're eating this dinner, and it's only meat. Just large steaks of some kind, and they're all undercooked, bloody even. No one is saying anything, just eating. Suddenly, the room gets icy cold. I remember just feeling like I would never be warm again, shivering uncontrollably, but I didn't want to say anything. Then the lights went out, everything is completely dark, I can't see anything. I'm sitting at the table, trying to sit still, but still shuddering, and I hear sounds of growling and whining dogs, and their nails clicking across the concrete. I remember not breathing.

I don't really remember what happened next, but the lights came back on, and I could see the man over in the kitchen or whatever it was, but I couldn't see what he was doing. I leaned over and could see in the corner. There were 3 dogs hanging by their hind legs, from chains, all whining and barking, trying to get loose. The man just takes one down, and pins it's neck on the counter, and starts skinning it alive. It's screaming, and yelping, and thrashing on the table, and i remember seeing it bite through its lips, and all its teeth were exposed and bloody, chipped from trying to snap at the man. The man unpins the dogs neck, but it's skinned all the way up to the shoulder blades, the skin pulled up over its head. The dog lets out a few sort of muffled ragged barks, and trys to stand up, but thumps back down on the counter every time it slips on its own blood.


What does this dream mean? Is it a bad omen?
April 16, 2009 @ 18:27:48
blow job from charmander or handjob from geodude?


Geodude...with a ton of lotion..cuz I'd rather have callouses than ashes.

I hate Bacon, is that wrong?


No.

what is your view on agnosticism?


Some heads are agnostic out of laziness. They get secondhand knowledge and say "i believe this, i don't believe this" I would say, seek for yourself....and then, if you still can't come to a conclusion, then it is what it is...you're agnostic.
April 16, 2009 @ 18:32:40
What does this dream mean? Is it a bad omen?


no idea but it's pretty messed up man... smh
April 16, 2009 @ 23:39:21
David I made an online purchase w/ my debit card on the 12th..

I have yet to see the charge on my checking account..

How long does it usually take to see the charge from the debit card to the checking account.
( i know it depends on bank, but I wanna see the average time it takes)


thanks
April 17, 2009 @ 09:41:31
^ lol
April 17, 2009 @ 09:42:45
Dear David,

why is my comp working so slow at work today? smh, it's brand new..
April 17, 2009 @ 09:45:29
DM-What do you think of the Obama Presidency so far?
April 17, 2009 @ 11:26:15
[QUOTE=iLLmati
April 17, 2009 @ 11:34:58
can you elaborate for me on that.Im not too politically inclined.Though i do feel things are getting worse..
April 17, 2009 @ 12:13:03
Dear David
Why is it snowing.. in April?
April 17, 2009 @ 13:03:06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMYMC6atRoE

what do you think of this video? Or did i already show it to you?
April 17, 2009 @ 13:53:43
your thoughts on this


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