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  1. Over the past few months I have been struggling with the idea of God and the afterlife. I was raised Christian-catholic and went to a catholic elementary/middle school, but was never that serious about the faith and only went to church because that's what I was supposed to do. Sometime around the start of high-school I stopped going to church because I never enjoyed it and always felt like it was a chore. Since then I haven't really identified with any certain religion, instead I just ignored the question. I guess that "agnostic" would be the best word to describe my beliefs, meaning that although I don't subscribe to a specific religion I do feel like there is something mystical and important going on with the world. It doesn't make sense to me if we just take a pure scientific view towards life. At the end of the day, we're just matter and energy interacting. I'm not saying the science isn't true, but it removes the deeper meaning from us and throw's away purpose. The meaning of life according to science is to create more life. But that doesn't include the afterlife, which is the most important mystery for everyone. I am 21 now and have had more time to think seriously about life and religion, having my own personal challenges dealing with mortality after losing my father from Leukemia a little over a year ago. I've been trying to re-visit Christianity and learn from a more mature perspective, but I'm not sure that I can become a believer. I want to believe in God for the security of knowing that death isn't final, but I still have the same thoughts and questions that won't let me believe. Concerns like how people know Christianity is the Truth when every other religion also claims to be the one true religion so adamantly. There's also the problem of eternal hell with Christianity, and how to deal with something so horrible if it is to be believed. I really do want to believe, but at the same time I don't think I can truly believe in my heart unless I come to peace with questions like these or something in me changes. I almost feel hopeless, like a lost cause, but figure this is worth a try since it would be the most important thing in life if it is true. I'm more interested in talking to believers about this than non-believers because I am searching for supernatural meaning, not worldly meaning. I have already been exposed to enough atheism, hate, and disbelief towards religion via the internet and the culture of today's society. I know that not all atheists and non-believers are hateful people inherently, but their world view is to bleak and boring to me, it's rather sad. It is time to return to true believers and find out why they believe, and how I can believe also. Please let me know your thoughts on all of this, and if you are believers please pray for me that I may find God. Thank you.
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  4. Yeah, I like a bunch of different games though, those are just the main multiplayer ones I can think of.
  5. Hey sacred, good to hear that you're taking voice lessons to increase your singing skill. I have been singing for fun for about two years trying to get better, and although I have a kind of low voice I have had enough practice to increase my upper limit by quite a lot; I would say that's my biggest take-away from my time spent trying to become a better singer. Realize that although you may be a certain voice type, you can still push the boundaries by just practicing and training, your voice muscles need exercise to strengthen and become more versatile just like other muscles in your body. Here's a good video you can watch that explains the same concepts and discusses that even though you may be a certain voice type, there's still room for growth and expansion of your range. I'm not sure how long you have been actively singing for and trying to get better, but if you haven't been at it for very long, you will be surprised by just how much you get better and the types of notes you can add to your range with practice. It's more of a long term thing, just like body-building, if you spend some time every day or other day just singing along to your favorite songs you will eventually get better without you quite noticing. I personally like to just sing along to songs I like when I'm driving, I always would do it on my way to and from school or work or wherever I'm going. I sang a lot of Ed Sheeran (A lot of his Divide album, then some of his X album too) and also like to sing Static P's music too for great fun and for practice. Just remember that there are some songs or parts where singers might go very high and be more difficult, you will learn that there are certain songs that fit your range much better, try to sing those and aim for accuracy. Instead of trying to only sing things that are too high for you, sing things that are in your range, and incorporate a little bit of high end stuff and you'll gradually get better. Nothing is wrong with squealing a little bit like a pig while you learn to sing high notes, just don't do it too much and do vocal exercises so you don't get a sore throat or strain yourself. Good luck!
  6. Hi Purple, I sympathize for you with your problem. One big question I would ask myself, is do you feel like you need to explicitly make an effort of coming out? Or, is it something that you can just mention as if it does not matter that much. For instance, say your friends are joking around and make a comment about you not having a girlfriend or something along those lines, you could casually respond with "Well I like guys anyways, so who cares?". If your friends are genuine and care for you, they should not care if you are gay or not. Now they may be slightly uncomfortable at first, I know a lot of straight guys reactions to hearing that one of their male friends is gay would be "Oh I hope he doesn't want to be in a relationship with me, that would be weird". You should make it clear if they feel uncomfortable if you do or do not have feelings for any of them simply to put them more at ease. Even if you do have feelings for any of them, it would be better to make it clear that you don't expect them to reciprocate if they are straight.Also, don't let it change the way you all act together and the dynamic, continue being yourself and funny or however you act, there's no need to let it be an awkward thing. I would treat it as any other fact about yourself, like your skin color, your height, etc., its just the way it is. Good luck! Keep us updated.
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