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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2013, 02:52:52 pm »
That's understandable. Do you have any aspirations to return someday or to try to change things for the better? Or are you out and staying out?

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2013, 03:51:00 pm »
That's understandable. Do you have any aspirations to return someday or to try to change things for the better? Or are you out and staying out?

Once I settle down, yes. As of now, I'm still managing the papers of several relatives, so it's a bit tight.

Though, I do give 2% of my income to our church's dedicated humanitarian fund. The foundation recently became international, but was operating in the Phils long before that, just doesn't get much media attention so it was kinda obscure.

There's also that Arena / Sports Complex we're building that's open to the public. Would make a good evac center too, in case the area gets flooded, probably in a few months (it's in a flood plain).

Alsn take the time to help relatives and friends.

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2013, 01:05:26 pm »
So Yuu, what do you and your church think about the Golden Rule?  About loving your neighbor as yourself?  Or maybe Mark 8:36?
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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2013, 01:24:46 pm »
Ink basically every religion in the world has some permutation of that rule :P
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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2013, 02:48:38 pm »
Ink basically every religion in the world has some permutation of that rule :P

Pretty much.


So Yuu, what do you and your church think about the Golden Rule?  About loving your neighbor as yourself?  Or maybe Mark 8:36?

The Golden Rule is a pretty nice thing. It's basically the same thing as loving your neighbor, which is the second commandment.

And yeah, getting everything on Earth only to lose it when you die/the world ends is a pretty shoddy long term strategy. It's kind of like that guy in a story who was totally loaded but became self absorbed in the process. When he died, he didn't manage to benefit from any of it.

Which isn't to say getting rich is inherently bad, just that some folks really let it go to their heads, kinda my dad's boss.:p

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2013, 03:55:16 pm »
Right, just trying to figure out how that fits with being deceitful and manipulative in the workplace, and seemingly rationalizing it by saying most powerful people use underhanded tactics.
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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2013, 04:30:58 pm »
How do the beliefs and tenants of your religion interface with the laws of the state?

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2013, 01:03:45 am »
Right, just trying to figure out how that fits with being deceitful and manipulative in the workplace, and seemingly rationalizing it by saying most powerful people use underhanded tactics.

Just saying if he wants to succeed and thrive in human society, he needs to learn the ropes, or at least know and expect everyone to be a threat. The world isn't kind to "nice guys", in fact, it is actively malevolent to them in a concerted effort to crush them into itty bitty pieces, crush their hopes, drive them insane. There's a reason most idealistic folks are either wandering beggars or in asylums.

In the end, it's his choice, but he shouldn't expect to find happiness in this world without breaking some bones. You can have either happiness or principles, but not both. The god of this world wouldn't allow that, being the spiteful arse that he is.  :P

Plus, I wasn't really at my best when I posted that. Haven't finished flushing things out of my system.


How do the beliefs and tenants of your religion interface with the laws of the state?

Basically obey the laws of the land, as long as it doesn't contradict beliefs and tenets. Paying taxes and the like is all okay, but something-like government enforced religious conversion is a big no-no. If need be, we go underground in some areas of the world that aren't quite keen on Christianity, like say Best Korea.

Though, one thing that does get brought a lot is how we do a lot of bloc voting. It helps strengthen our sense of unity and actually helps us show our voice on matters which affect the organization.

On a related note, we don't run for expressly political offices, separation of church and state and all. While we do have some folks in high positions, like a former Supreme justice as well as some military and intelligence bros, they're basically working under the same principle as any other public or private employee, no different than the Christian soldiers of the Roman Empire or a maid who just happens to be working at the Whitehouse.

This is in contrast with, say, mayors or senators, which are working specifically as a part of the government. Above the country of their birth, members' true citizenship is with the church, so it takes priority.

Also, we don't sue each other. We deal with interpersonal issues internally. The highest punishment someone could get is expulsion. We let the government handle lawsuits of a more criminal nature.

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2013, 05:27:47 am »
top 10 anime in no particular order. that's what i want to know.

throw top 10 games in there too, why not.

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2013, 01:09:21 pm »
top 10 anime in no particular order. that's what i want to know.

1. Macross (There's just something about having a concert during an epic battle that brings back memories of the battle cries of old. Also, I'm a sucker for space operas and the technologies and societies shown in them.)

2. Galaxy Angel (Wow, just. Wow. The perfect mixture of comedy and wat. Whenever I watch this, I tend to get stomachaches. Seriously, what we're they on when they made this? It's like Axe Cop but with soldiers.)

3. Van Dread (It holds a certain place in my memories as the first space opera anime I've seen. I tend to ignore the fanservice, but the mystery and eventual reveal about "harvest" was pretty neat. Also, I like the male-female conflict and the societal impact it had on each society. And then there's the enemy ships and their neat way of storing their fighters, which I found to be the most realistic aspect in the show.)

4. Ah! My Goddess / You're Under Arrest (Yes, different anime, but Belldandy actually made a cameo appearance in YUA before A!MG was even created. It's nice to have a light romantic slice of life show with a sprinkle of magitech once in a while, and the anime actually managed to add quite a lot of comedy, which is nice. As for You're Under Arrest, I like the buddy cop dynamic and the fact that it's essentially A!MG, but with cops.)

5. Yakitate Japan! (I may not know how to make bread personally, but I really like the stuff that they make in the show, even though some all of the reactions are absurdly hilarious. It's like Galaxy Angel, but with bakers.)

6. Chobits / Angelic Layer (They're essentially the same show, but depicting different points in the timeline. Fanservice aside, it just gives me so many feels with the issues it tackles, like say Alzhiemers, spousal neglect, the morality of using a replacement goldfish, among others.)

7. Cardcaptor Sakura (First off, the lore is pretty neat, Clow is a pretty fly guy. Then there's the dynamic of strengths and weaknesses, which is rather cool, ie. wind defeats the power of flight, swords can cut through mazes, raw power absolutely stomps martial arts.)

8. Persona 4 (One of the best game-to-anime adaptations I have ever seen. They managed to retain a lot of gameplay elements, themes, and music, and transform it seamlessly. Also... Persona! Persona! Persona! Persona!~ Social Links! Social Links! Social Links! Social Links! Social Links! Social Links!)

9. Digimon Adventure (The theme song alone gives me goose bumps. Everything about the show just screams epic to me, especially when the local flying pig transformed into a freakin' seraph. It only escalated from there as Earth got caught in the war and things became more desperate. Also, I love their art direction, making the monsters actually look like monsters, unlike a certain other show. Plus, I kind of find the english version's accents rather endearing. The succeeding shows kind of flopped for me and was unable to capture the same amazing atmosphere as the original, but even there, I found it neat that they actually made the effort to show that the Digital World and the Human World have started building ties ever since that "first contact war" in the second arc of Digimon Adventure)

10. I'd like to add My Little Pony: Tomodachi wa Mahou, but that would be cheating. So, uh, Yu-Gi-Oh, I guess. I like the Abridged versions more, but even the original was just so campy and all "srs business" that I can't help myself from laughing. That's not to say the show didn't have some awesome moments, but I enjoy it more because of the absurdity of it all. Plus, it's nice to see an Egypt-based story for once.



throw top 10 games in there too, why not.

1. Mass Effect (Yes, I know, I know, the ending. But the journey itself was pretty neat. I haven't actually played it, but I do watch a lot of let's plays of it.)

2. SimCity (There's just something about creating stuff that's pretty neat.)

3. Command and Conquer (CnC is my type of RTS. Not overly complicated, but still allows for some strategy. Especially the last installment, CnC:3, that was particularly sweet.)

4. Spyro a.k.a. "Headbutt the Game" (Man, I just love this game. Sure, it's kinda narmy and absurdly hard in some parts, but the universe is pretty neat and you really feel that you're exploring an actual world. I absolutely despise that greedy bear, though.)

5. Kingdom Hearts (I had reservations when I first heard about it, but it actually handled itself pretty well. Yeah, it's pretty convoluted, but it's not really as bad as some make it out to be. Plus, all that nostalgia from the worlds, as well as Mickey doing backflips like freakin' Yoda.)

6. Armored Core (It's like if you had a game where you can custom build a car and then race with it, except replace said cars with giant robots with enough dakka to beat an entire armored division)

7. Super Mario 64 (I love this game, spent eons playing it when I was a kid. Nintendo did well in their transition of Mario to 3D.)

8. Empire Earth (I absolutely loved this game. Too bad I kinda suck at it, but whenever I did play, I was just consumed by how thorough they were at the details.)

9. Disgaea (Not because of the tediousness of grinding, I actually don't like that aspect. It's more because of the comedic elements, the story, and the universe in general. I do get a chuckle from the absurd destructive yields that I get from the game.)

10. Naruto (The anime, I felt got dragged down way too much. But the game? One of the best fighting games I've played, and one that I can honestly say can stand on its own even without the source material. In fact, my first encounter with the franchise was with the games, not the manga or anime.)

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2013, 03:14:19 pm »
How do the beliefs and tenants of your religion interface with the laws of the state?

Basically obey the laws of the land, as long as it doesn't contradict beliefs and tenets.

This is what I was looking for, sorry if I led you on a bit.

How do you reconcile this with the fact that there are other religions with their own belief systems? If separation of church and state is so important, why does your religion get an exception to break the law if it doesn't adhere to your beliefs? How do you justify this? And what is your opinion on sacrificing some of your own beliefs for the greater good of society? Is this an option?

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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2013, 07:34:11 pm »
Dude no DBZ for shame.
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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2013, 01:54:07 am »
How do the beliefs and tenants of your religion interface with the laws of the state?

Basically obey the laws of the land, as long as it doesn't contradict beliefs and tenets.

This is what I was looking for, sorry if I led you on a bit.

No probs.  :)


How do you reconcile this with the fact that there are other religions with their own belief systems?

These guys put it better than I could regarding that matter.

On a related note, we believe there's only one God, so Trinitarians as well as non-Abrahamic religions are kind of out.


If separation of church and state is so important, why does your religion get an exception to break the law if it doesn't adhere to your beliefs? How do you justify this?

Just as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego didn't follow King Nebuchadnezzar's commandment to worship a statue, so do we. Unless the government is really out there, like North Korea or Myanmar, most of our beliefs usually coincide with state laws in general anyways, so conflicts are rare. On the rare occasions that they do exist, the Creator takes priority, first commandment, after all.


And what is your opinion on sacrificing some of your own beliefs for the greater good of society? Is this an option?

"Greater Good" can mean a variety of things to a variety of people, as history has shown. Personally, I find the greater good coincides with what I believe in, just as most people would deem their beliefs to coincide with the greater good.

In that light, sacrificing my beliefs would prove detrimental to the greater good. Of course, many governments and groups would have a different take on it and try to stop us, sometimes violently. When the IJA occupied South East Asia during WW2, they wanted the religions in the Philippines to stop preaching, under pain of death. Of course, we ignored this for the greater good, and it cost us most of our ministers, buried in the graves they themselves dug. There are more examples, but that's one of the big ones.


Dude no DBZ for shame.

If only they'd compress the arcs a bit. I mean, it's kind of a bummer when it takes ten episodes to train, two episodes to set up the fight, another two for the opening conversation, three more for the first battle, four to finish charging up, and then another three to finish the fight for good. And the majority of that time is spent slowly panning the screen as the Z fighters exchange cold stares with the enemy of the week.  :/
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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2013, 09:58:47 am »
These guys put it better than I could regarding that matter.

On a related note, we believe there's only one God, so Trinitarians as well as non-Abrahamic religions are kind of out.

Those videos are super laggy for me and they don't buffer, to the point they're unwatchable. Could you summarise their content?

Also you know that almost all modern religions, including non-abrahamic ones are monotheistic right? Christians who believe in the trinity are monotheistic (except Mormons, apparently), its a pretty solid theological point. Even Hinduism, which seems superficially to have a whole heap of gods, is actually based on the idea of a single omnipotent deity of which all others are just aspects.

I assume the answer is in that video I can't watch, but how exactly is the idea of only one god reconciled with your being called the Church of Christ? Do you believe Jesus was a mortal man who happened to be the son of god/the messiah or was Jesus somehow just God embodied on earth?

Couple more questions. Does your religion believe in entities like saints, angels and devils who are associated with God in some way but not themselves deities. Does your religion have a hell or equivalent?
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Re: What Do You Want To Know More About Yuu?
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2013, 11:03:50 am »
I did not find your answers satisfactory, Yuu. But maybe that's my fault. I'd like you to try again, if you're up for it. I'm not trying to badger you, but I am trying to prod you a bit. And if it's alright, I'd like you to answer. No videos or quotes, I wanna hear your personal thoughts. I'll try asking the questions in slightly different ways, I may not have been very clear on what I was asking. Sorry for that. :-[

If your religion and its rules are set above the rules of other religions and the rules of man, do you still feel able to play ball with these groups? How do you view them and their place in the world? And what of your respect for the laws of the land, which you most-likely interact with on a far more regular basis?

And to reiterate this one, if you feel that a nation's law is in conflict with your religious beliefs, why do you get to break the law? I don't get to break the law no matter how much I disagree with it or want to. Why should you be allowed to? And are you willing to accept the consequences of breaking a law for the sake of your religion? How does your religion deal with punishments for doing things that the religion accepts but society does not?

If you are not willing to accept the consequences, how do you justify this? And if you are willing to accept the consequences, why?

Finally, how do you see your religion in relation to other religions? How are they able to exist in the world as seen through the lens of your beliefs? What I mean is: what does your religion say of their interpretation of the same or similar concepts? Are they valid? Misguided? Downright blasphemous?
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