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pluzzle 08-07-2014 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by LizzieS (Post 552153)
1) A packet is just a bunch of papers stapled together. A booklet. I have one that I have to complete with questions about the chapters I have to read.

2) For English, we always have to do summer reading. We just have a choice of books to read and we have to pick one and read it and fill out a page on it. Then we usually have a book talk at the beginning of the year (this year I think we have to write an essay on it). But I'm taking an AP class, which is basically a college-level class but you're taking it in high school, so we have to do work prior to starting the class because there isn't enough time in the school year to cover all of it. We have to read the first five chapters of the textbook because in school we will be starting at the sixth chapter. It's just to give us background knowledge so we don't start the class completely clueless.

wow that does NOT sound like a lot of fun... pretty glad I'm australian right now

LizzieS 08-07-2014 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by pluzzle (Post 552156)
wow that does NOT sound like a lot of fun... pretty glad I'm australian right now

Kind of wish I were Australian too

MaggieMay 08-07-2014 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by LizzieS (Post 552150)
Does anyone else feel unnaturally stressed? Especially over the summer? I feel like I get way too stressed over little things. Like, for my summer homework I have my summer reading for English but I'm also taking AP US History next year so I have a big assignment for that (I have to read 5 chapters in the text book and do packets on them, read The Jungle, and watch 3 hour long videos). So far I completed my summer reading and I've done about 3 of the chapters in the text book. So now I'm stressing so much because I only have less than a month left to finish it and over the summer I have such a short attention span when it comes to homework so I can't just do it all in a week like some of my friends did and I'm worried that I'm not going to finish it or that it will be the week before school starts and I'll be cramming to do all the homework.

And then I'm taking music lessons (because apparently you have to take private lessons if you play the oboe) so I always get really stressed about that because I have to practice the exercises my teacher gives me but now I'm also learning to make reeds so I have to do the reed work as well and my teacher is super nice but I'm always afraid that if I don't practice enough then she's going to yell at me. My lessons are on Tuesdays and right now it's Thursday and I'm already stressing that I won't have my assignments done in time for my lesson.

I just want to know if anyone else feels this way. Or if I'm just weird in that I freak out over due dates so much.

i didn't get as much summer homework as that (which is seriously a so so sorry) but my geometry teacher for next year emailed my mom while we were on vacation that i had to do a page of algebra to be sure i'm ready for the class. so basically i had 4 days to do the sheet (in between my last vacation and whatnot), and i thought it would be easy, but we learned literally none of it in algebra last year???? and it's required to be known for the class next year???? im so angry about it that i don't really care if i blow it, i can move down a level anyways.

Emaafre 08-07-2014 09:42 PM


blossom 08-07-2014 10:45 PM


Originally Posted by Emaafre (Post 552171)

is that you? you look so calm throughout the whole thing whoa also you seem really good at communicating in videos!

stay positive everyone y'all are awesome <3

SilverMoon 08-07-2014 11:42 PM

ugh .

TheMoonWakedWolf 08-07-2014 11:57 PM

i have never been able to lose weight in my life.
seriously, never. it's always been gained or remained the same with little daily fluctuations.
to see that I've lost some after just two weeks is actually really great and tbh I'm pretty proud of myself. \o/

lvhamsters 08-08-2014 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by TheMoonWakedWolf (Post 552199)
i have never been able to lose weight in my life.
seriously, never. it's always been gained or remained the same with little daily fluctuations.
to see that I've lost some after just two weeks is actually really great and tbh I'm pretty proud of myself. \o/

Good job!! Just as long as you lose it healthily :)

lvhamsters 08-08-2014 12:15 AM

For the first time ever I can actually picture myself having a future and it's really great /.\ But to be honest, I think it's going to get really bad this school year. Gahh. I wish thinks could stay like this.

TheAshWolf 08-08-2014 12:16 AM


Originally Posted by blossom (Post 551856)
Actually since I was raised with my mom being agnostic (I guess?) and my dad being either atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, or a combination of those, I haven't really belonged to any denominations. I don't go to church yet but I'm leaning towards going to a non-denominational one.

Apparently JWs don't celebrate holidays? My aunt and uncle are JWs and I remember one year we didn't put up the Christmas tree because it was Thanksgiving (usually we do it on Thanksgiving) (this was at another relative's) and we had invited them and they came, and we didn't want to sort of celebrate another holiday with them there because we had already invited them to a get together for a holiday they didn't celebrate.

Also apparently JWs reject the Holy Trinity according to this page where more differences can be found. The Holy Trinity is a very important part of Christianity.

The page is

I mean I just don't agree with things like not celebrating holidays and not believing in the Holy Trinity, but we're all welcome to our own beliefs.

(By the way if you don't want to call me blossom my name is Belle haha)

Also on an unrelated note woah ok so my brother has speech problems like a stutter and he can't pronounce his r's still and there was this kid who told him he "talks stupid" and hhh people are rude.

Oh, alright. If you don't mind me calling you by your real name instead of your username, then I'll call you by it. :)

Well, it's great that you've got spiritual matters on your mind, Belle! ^_^ Mind if I ask exactly what's steering you away from the denominational churches? (Just curious.)

Ohh, you've got Witness relatives? 0_0 I see. Well, that was very considerate of you, not putting up a Christmas tree. I'm sure your aunt and uncle REALLY appreciated that. <:^D

We don't celebrate holidays for different reasons depending on the holiday. Would you mind if I ask why you don't agree with not celebrating holidays? I understand that many of these holidays mean a lot to people. And it's great that some families bond over them. But, the thing is, most holidays aren't scriptural.

I'm assuming your aunt and uncle have explained this before, but, just in case not... In a nutshell, most holidays have Pagan origins, and those origins conflict with the Bible. Especially Christmas. When you look into its history and where its traditions came's very clear that Christmas has very little to do with Jesus. And, on top of that, a crucial point of Christmas--the date December 25th--was not the day Jesus was born on. I understand and appreciate the fact that you want to show your respect for Jesus, don't get me wrong. It's commendable that you even care about the religious side of Christmas at all--many people just focus on the presents and the pretty lights. (If you want to read some more detailed explanations about Christmas, you can either ask me about it, ask your aunt and uncle, or read these articles here, and here. They're pretty short.)

But, we DO have a day that we make a special effort to remember Jesus and what he's done for mankind--and that's the Memorial of his death. We celebrate it once a year, on the night that he died. Jesus directly told his disciples to "Keep doing this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19)

And then there's the Trinity. I know it's very important to a lot of Christian religions. Like most things with the Bible, this is a very deep subject. But, I'll try to be brief; I don't want to ramble and annoy/bore you or anything. <:^D Again, like all of our beliefs, we base them solely on what the Bible says. The word "trinity" is nowhere in the Bible. At John 14:28, Jesus said, "'The Father is greater than I am.'" Jesus never claimed to be God or be equal to God. In fact, he prayed to God frequently, sometimes even for strength. Why would he pray to himself? Plus, scriptures in the Old Testament AND New Testament back up the idea of God and Jesus being two separate beings. Psalms 83:18 says, "May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth." God cannot be alone in being the Most High if he's part of a Trinity. And John 17:3 distinguishes Jesus and Jehovah God as being separate by saying, "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." It's important for us to learn about both Jehovah God AND his son, Jesus Christ.

There are a lot of scriptures that disprove the Trinity, but, for the sake of keeping things brief, I won't list all of them. <:^J But, if you want to read more, again, you can read a short article or two. Here, and also here, and/or here.

And, of course, you don't have to JUST look at for these answers. The Encyclopedia Britannica is accepted to be extremely reliable by pretty much all Christian religions, and our articles quote it often to help show the facts on matters--especially historical matters.

But, anyway. The point of what I believe, and what all Jehovah's Witnesses believe is very simple. While people can choose to believe whatever they want, there's a BIG difference between truth and falsehoods. To quote an old friend of mine, "The Bible is not a bag of trail mix. You can't just pick out the bits you like and throw out the bits you don't like." That is, you can, but you run the risk of upsetting God. God gave us the Bible for a reason. He wants us to look at it as a whole and accept it as a whole truth. Why would he mix in false things with the truth in his Word? 2 Samuel 7:28 says, "O Sovereign Lord Jehovah, you are the true God, and your words are truth." And, Psalm 119:160 says, "The very essence of your word is truth." All we're trying to do is gain an accurate understanding of what the Scriptures say, so we can make Jehovah God happy and follow his commandments and do his will as best as we can.

I TOTALLY respect you and your beliefs, Belle. <:^D And I'm glad that you're so interested in the Bible! I just want you to know that Jehovah's Witnesses aren't just making up our beliefs. And our faith is NOT blind faith. God does not want us to blindly follow him--he wants us to fully understand what it is he's telling us.

(Also, sorry if I rambled...I tend to do that, sometimes. I'll admit that. It's just that the Bible is very deep. It's not so simple that you can give a one-sentence answer, but, not so deep that no one can understand it.)

On that same unrelated note: That IS rude! O_O It's not his fault he has speech problems!!! Besides, insulting him will only just made him feel bad. D: It won't take away his stuttering. I'm sorry people are so rude to him. He doesn't deserve to be picked on like that.

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