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Terror in Stockholm as truck rams into crowd of shoppers, submitted: 4/7/2017 1:15:36 PM, 236 points (+236|-0)

Stockholm metro explosion: Injuries reported after blast in Sweden capital, submitted: 1/7/2018 12:27:30 PM, 155 points (+155|-0)

This is Germany, submitted: 4/13/2017 12:58:14 PM, 111 points (+113|-2)

NICE: FRONT VIEW OF TRUCK ATTACK, submitted: 7/16/2016 1:51:10 AM, 91 points (+92|-1)

This is France, submitted: 4/23/2017 4:19:04 PM, 73 points (+75|-2)

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Interesting shirt I saw., submitted: 6/11/2016 5:04:50 AM, -5 points (+1|-6)

Muslim woman is run down by grinning far-right activist / Brussels , submitted: 4/3/2016 3:47:14 AM, -1 points (+5|-6)

Does war with Syria have anything to do with the end times?, submitted: 4/12/2017 9:40:40 PM, -1 points (+1|-2)

Dieu aide la France-Figured I would post this again today-This is France, submitted: 5/7/2017 12:20:05 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web, submitted: 9/30/2018 1:11:29 AM, 2 points (+3|-1)

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How do i deal with the death of my SO? submitted by 00001000001100110101 to AskVoat

Irishgreen 5 points 86 points (+91|-5) ago

Grieving the death of a loved one is an individual process. Some caregivers initially feel numb and disoriented, then endure pangs of yearning for the person who has died. Others feel anxious and have trouble sleeping, perhaps dwelling on old arguments or words they wish they had expressed. Sudden outbursts of tears are common in grief, triggered by memories or reminders of the loved one. Even those who are confident that their loved one is with the Lord struggle with sadness over their loss. Not all people grieve the same way or for the same length of time, but dealing with grief is essential in order to come to terms with the loss of your loved one and move on with your life. To do that, you need to be honest in your grieving and ask God the tough questions that help us mature (Read Lamentations 3).

Bereavement Differs The circumstances of your elder's death can affect your grief. If a loved one suffered with a long illness, death is often considered a blessing. For the families of Alzheimer's patients, mourning begins with the onset of the disease, long before death occurs. Because of the time spent in anticipating death, this kind of bereavement differs from the intense grief over someone who dies following a brief illness, surgery or accident.

Over time, the intensity of your grief will likely subside, but do not try to rush the grieving process. And do not expect your feelings and emotions to be like anyone else's. God made you unique, and your grieving process will be a personal journey. But keep in mind that the weight of grief is lighter when shared. Support from others can help you to handle the aftermath of your loss. God also offers comfort in times of bereavement. Jesus said, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you" (John 14:18 KJV).

Coping After the Funeral When the funeral is a memory and your relatives and friends have returned to their busy lives, you may wonder how you are going to cope. If grief threatens to overwhelm you, try saying with the psalmist, "My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word" (Psalm 119:28 NIV). Cling to God's promises as you work through your grief. "He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength" (Isaiah 40:29 NKJV).

But how does a person "get over" the death of a loved one? How long after a loss should one still be grieving? It is generally agreed that there are four "tasks of mourning" every bereaved person must accomplish to be able to effectively deal with the death of a loved one:

Accept the reality of the loss. Experience the pain of grief. Adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing. Take the emotional energy you would have spent on the one who died and reinvest it in another relationship. 1

Accepting the Loss The first task, accepting the reality of the loss, involves overcoming the natural denial response and realizing that the person is physically dead. This can be facilitated by viewing the body after death, attending funeral and burial services, and visiting the place where the body is laid to rest. In addition, talking about the deceased person or the circumstances surrounding the death can be very helpful.

It is necessary to grieve the physical finality of losing a loved one and come to grips with the fact that you will not see that person again in this life. But the spiritual life goes on. If your loved one was a professing Christian, not only will you see him again in the life to come, but he is now in an immeasurably better place — in the Lord's presence, with no more pain or fear or sorrow. This is true for all who die in the Lord. "'And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.' Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new'" (Rev. 21:4-5 NKJV). Therefore, we mourn for ourselves, not for our Christian loved ones. They are where we yearn to be.

Experience the Pain The second task, experiencing the pain of grief, also confronts the denial that is so common in grieving persons. Many people try to avoid pain by bottling up their emotions or rejecting the feelings they are having. They may avoid places and circumstances that remind them of their loved one. They may try to take shortcuts through the grieving process, not admitting to the feelings of anger or denial that usually exist. However, the only way to move through grief is to move through it. It is impossible to escape the pain associated with mourning. The person who avoids grieving will eventually suffer from some form of depression, or even physical problems. Fully experiencing the pain — most often through tears — provides relief. Jesus wept over the loss of His friend Lazarus, even though He knew He was about to raise him from the dead; we, too, have permission to weep.

We all experience pain in this life, and the only thing worse than the pain of losing a loved one is the pain of never loving or being loved in the first place. In a way, the pain of grief is a gift to us because it is evidence of the presence of love.

Adjusting The third task, adjusting to an environment in which the deceased is missing, requires the grieving individual to assume some of the social roles performed by the deceased, or to find others who will. For example, a grieving spouse may need help with household chores and cooking. Someone who never learned to drive must either learn how to drive or find other forms of transportation. The alternative is social withdrawal and sitting home alone. A person who dreads coming home to an empty house may find comfort in adopting a friendly pet.

The final task is taking the emotional energy you would have spent on the one who died and reinvesting it in another relationship or relationships. Many people feel disloyal or unfaithful if they withdraw emotionally from their deceased loved one. But the goal is not to forget the person who has died; it is to finally reach the point where you can remember your loved one without experiencing disabling grief.

Some find it impossible to invest in new relationships because they are unwilling to take the risk of feeling another loss. Others were so immersed in caregiving that, now that their loved one has died, they are not sure what to do. Still, investing time in friendships is important for many reasons. Old friends can reminisce about your loved one and also give you encouragement and permission to rebuild your life. New friendships allow you to being again as a person with a future — not just a widow, widower or survivor. For some, getting involved in a volunteer ministry provides structure, a sense of purpose and built-in companionship. Others swap phone numbers with new friends from grief-recovery groups.

Do not feel like you have to hurry to this stage. If attending a lighthearted party seems incongruous with your current state of mind, perhaps having coffee and conversation with a good friend would be a refreshing change of pace. Many surviving spouses enjoy focusing more time and energy on children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Do not rush into making major decisions or changes that could add stress to your life. Give yourself time and space to grieve. If at all possible, do not move for at least one year. You might benefit from setting aside an hour every day or two to "work" on grieving, especially if your loved one's death was recent. To do this, turn to caring family members or friends for support. Read a good devotional book, such as Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman (Zondervan 1997) or Quiet Moments for Caregivers by Betty Free (Tyndale 2002). You may also want to look in a Bible concordance for words like comfort or hope. As you look up the verses, meditate on each one and record it in a prayer journal. Allow God's healing words to sink in. Psalm 94:19 says, "In the multitude of my anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul" (NKJV).

Thomas Jefferson's report after meeting with an Islamic official in 1786 submitted by 0101000001101001 to whatever

Irishgreen 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago

Letter from Robert the monk describing the time leading up to the first crusades.

-> "From the confines of Jerusalem and the city of Constantinople a horrible tale has gone forth and very frequently has been brought to our ears ; namely, that a race from the kingdom of the Persians, an accursed race, a race utterly alienated from God, a generation, forsooth, which has neither directed its heart nor entrusted its spirit to God, has invaded the lands of those Christians and has depopulated them by the sword, pillage, and fire ; it has led away a part of the captives into its own country, and a part it has destroyed by cruel tortures; it has either entirely destroyed the churches of God or appropriated them for the rites of its own religion. They destroy the altars, after having defiled them with their uncleanness. They circumcise the Christians, and the blood of the circumcision they either spread upon the altars or pour into the vases of the baptismal font. When they wish to torture people by a base death, they perforate their navels, and, dragging forth the end of the in- testines, bind it to a stake ; then with flogging they lead the victim around until his viscera have gushed forth, and he falls prostrate upon the ground. Others they bind to a post and pierce with ar- rows. Others they compel to extend their necks, and then, attack-

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ing them with naked swords, they attempt to cut through the neck with a single blow. What shall I say of the abominable rape of the women ? To speak of it is worse than to be silent. The king- dom of the Greeks is now dismembered by them and deprived of territory so vast in extent that it can not be traversed in a march of two months. On whom, therefore, is the task of avenging these wrongs and of recovering this territory incumbent, if not upon you? You, upon whom above other nations God has conferred remark- able glory in arms, great courage, bodily energy, and the strength to humble the hairy scalp of those who resist you.

The Truth About the Crusades submitted by Empress to MagicMemes

Irishgreen 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago

Letter from Robert the monk describing the time leading up to the first crusades.

-> "From the confines of Jerusalem and the city of Constantinople a horrible tale has gone forth and very frequently has been brought to our ears ; namely, that a race from the kingdom of the Persians, an accursed race, a race utterly alienated from God, a generation, forsooth, which has neither directed its heart nor entrusted its spirit to God, has invaded the lands of those Christians and has depopulated them by the sword, pillage, and fire ; it has led away a part of the captives into its own country, and a part it has destroyed by cruel tortures; it has either entirely destroyed the churches of God or appropriated them for the rites of its own religion. They destroy the altars, after having defiled them with their uncleanness. They circumcise the Christians, and the blood of the circumcision they either spread upon the altars or pour into the vases of the baptismal font. When they wish to torture people by a base death, they perforate their navels, and, dragging forth the end of the in- testines, bind it to a stake ; then with flogging they lead the victim around until his viscera have gushed forth, and he falls prostrate upon the ground. Others they bind to a post and pierce with ar- rows. Others they compel to extend their necks, and then, attack-

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ing them with naked swords, they attempt to cut through the neck with a single blow. What shall I say of the abominable rape of the women ? To speak of it is worse than to be silent. The king- dom of the Greeks is now dismembered by them and deprived of territory so vast in extent that it can not be traversed in a march of two months. On whom, therefore, is the task of avenging these wrongs and of recovering this territory incumbent, if not upon you? You, upon whom above other nations God has conferred remark- able glory in arms, great courage, bodily energy, and the strength to humble the hairy scalp of those who resist you.

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TIL Leo Da Vinci's studies of river erosion convinced him that Earth is much older than the Bible implies submitted by elmander89 to science

Irishgreen 8 points -6 points (+2|-8) ago

God created Adam as an adult not a baby, He could have created the Earth the same way.

Do Not Miss the Opportunity to Know the Creator's Sovereignty submitted by zxhbsa5200 to religion

Irishgreen 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

The answer to your first question is God is love and God is holy. For true love to exist that love must be a choice of free will. For God to give free will expresses His love. He created a perfect world, man is responsible for bringing sin, and all that comes with it, into that perfect world and ruining it. God is Holy and without evil(sin) which requires Him to punish evil, if He did not punish evil he being Holy would sin. We cannot fully understand being Holy because we are all sinners, we cannot fully understand how He works, because we cannot understand omniscience. You also have to look at things from His perspective, a normal human lifetime compared to eternity is just a blink of an eye, a little suffering in this lifetime compared to eternity is a grain of sand on a beach.

Another way to look at it is the relationship between a Father and son. You create your son, but your son has free will. Yes you could lock your son in a cage all of his life and not allow him to make any choices for himself so that he doesn't get hurt or hurt anyone, but would that be considered a loving action of a father? As a father you try your best to teach your son what is right and wrong and how they should live their life, but there will come a time when your son goes out on his own and makes his own decisions. Now you could lock him in a cage an not allow him to make any of his own decisions so nothing bad happens, but that wouldn't be considered love. You love your son and you hope he never does anything bad and that he will follow your teachings, but you never know for sure that he won't do anything bad. Free will goes both ways, your son will eventually do something bad, should that mean he never should have been created? Does that mean you should have kept him locked up in a cage so that he could never do something bad?

Life isn't easy, we all have struggles, we all blame God for our troubles at one point. Instead of blaming Him it is best to ask Him for help and to trust in him. He loves you and even sent His Son to die a horrible death to forgive you for your sins. All you have to do is trust in him.

Stephen Fry on God submitted by Tor1 to atheism

Irishgreen 12 points -1 points (+11|-12) ago

God created the perfect world, it was man that ruined everything by sin.

Genesis 1 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 3 14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

There is quite a difference before and after man sinned.