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Have been approached about having a Call of Duty tournament at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. Using the Planetarium screen is 100% go if we can find a practical use such as playing or spectating.

I personally don't know much about CoD and what it requires, so I need a lot of help putting this together. Anybody interesting in using this FREE and unique space to host a tournament and event please post in this thread. Need ideas and logistical advice for setup and space.

PM me for my phone number

General Chat / Personal Religion and Christianity
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:30:13 pm »
Through my personal experience and journey through life, I have found God in the universe, the human mind, collective soul and in nature. You could call me a Pantheist of sorts, mostly I believe in "laws of the universe." Karma is the vaguest label I could put on it. You reap what you sow, etc.

When I pray I talk to the Universe about my problems and ask for what it is I want and need. Through my spiritual journey I have traveled numerous avenues to strengthen my connection with what I perceive as God.

These beliefs definitely don't coincide with how I was raised. My whole family, both sides are deeply rooted in Christianity. Even being brought up in the Christian church from birth it never took complete hold of me. Something inside me naturally rejected it as being the absolute truth that it was presented as.

My spiritual pursuits now conflict greatly with what my family believes is the truth and only way to live life. It is hard for me to understand why they cannot accept me as a complete individual without Jesus Christ in the mix. It seems to be an unfair double standard as I have much knowledge of Christianity, it's history, scriptures, teachings and guide to how one's life should be lead. Through this, I have objectively determined that it is not what I believe or hold as truth. But, I cannot get them to even begin to listen to my views on life or personal experiences without being labeled a blasphemer.

In the few times I began to explain what I believe what this experience called life is and where I think we come from, I am assumed to be tricked by the devil. All the wonderful experiences I've had, people I have met, interactions with God, all have been written off as "tricks of the devil," or "the devil comes in many forms."

This is very frustrating for me as I love my family very much, and I know deep down they love me too. But why can't we co-exist peacefully in the same space without this animosity because we experience God in different ways? I don't force my beliefs on anybody but would gladly share them if asked, but to them I am a lesser person or uneducated or immature because of my spiritual beliefs.

It's tough growing up in a Christian household sometimes. Unconditional loves is always preached but not always practiced.

Does anybody have struggles or experiences like this? I would like to hear some to gain more understanding and find ways to communicate effectively through them.

General Chat / Duke Nukem Forever
« on: June 16, 2011, 08:07:56 am »
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