The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,.... He is not only nigh unto them in relation, being their near kinsman, brother, father, husband, and head, but with respect to place and presence; not in a general way, as he is the omnipresent God, and so nigh to all, and from whose presence there is no fleeing; but in a special way.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
I'm sorry people try to make you back off from doing typography and more of all, trying to bash you up for being a believer. I'm so far- agnostic or in an uncertainty position. I had beliefs, have had for a while still today but I am lost, and don't know what is right or wrong, I live in the fear because my entire family and friends are constantly making fun of Christianity or criticizing it, although they say they don't hate "religious" people (I don't like this term, because to me it means being lost into religiosity and I believe having such beliefs is more than just following a religion, it's living in the joy of something we love) - they do not see the hurt they cause and I don't dare talk about it with anyone around me.
I really enjoy this work, and I am happy it got a DD. Both, for how beautiful it is made, and also for the message it brings. To me what is sad are people who do not believe in anything, not that they live a bad life or are bad people, but I always was sad thinking there was nothing that would happen after our deaths, or that we're just one in a million, too small to count in this world. I am happy when I think there will be something again after this life, and to think that even if I am one in a million, I at least for sure count to the eyes of someone bigger than the world itself.
But, like I said, I am very much afraid of all this, my feelings, the world around us, all the hate we get. It's a label, that people bash way too often, and unlike people into religiosity, true believers only wanna praise what makes them happy and share it, for example, what attracts me in Christianity are simply all the love and positive attitude I get each time. Like when I hear a Christian song, that gives me hope and strength.
This world gave so much hate against what at first was a message about love that now, if you believe, you are immediately seen as a judgmental person, hating on everything that is not Christian-like, as if believing meant that we are for example automatically homophobic or living in those old values, like in the Old Age. Everyone sees this as a prison, and more reason to hate.
Sometimes, it is even the non-believers that hate first on those who believe than the contrary.
Anyway, this is scary how nowadays people like me can't even know what to do anymore, between what makes them feel better and what the world would think about me, judge me and put me into a category. Like I'm not even 100% sure of what I believe in, like I said I am agnostic, but I guess I am very curious and open-minded, so I like quotes from the Bible and Christian Rock for the happy feelings it gives me.
Felt like sharing this~! Congratulation again on the DD!
This life, is just scaring me beyond words. People, scare me beyond words.
I even started to feel scared of the words that are in the Bible, so I am between the two and unable to know what is the truth or not, even my heart can't tell me anymore which way to go.
This is just sad, and right now my life is at its most critical point. I am exposed, I am completely naive and confused and people take huge advantage of me, and I find no shelter anywhere.
I'm just feeling like I shouldn't even be here, or so it is how people make me feel more and more. ^^"
People who say 'typography isn't art' need to be quiet. If you think this didn't deserve a DD because it's easy to make typography, I challenge you to try making something even better than this.
If you can't, then keep your anti-religious nonsense in your pocket.
Thank you for posting this!
And congrats on the DD! It's about time something Christian themed got a DD, and I say this deserves it.
I had to do a double take when I saw this as a daily deviation, I had already typed in a different web address and your picture caught my eye as I as waiting for the browser to switch over. So I quickly hit the back button to make sure I saw what I thought I was seeing. I'm so glad what I saw was the truth
I heard a Voice say, "The wife will go. The job will go. The children will go. The house will go." Suddenly, an ecstatic, psychotropic, euphoric waterfall of Love, joy, and fearlessness rushed over and through me for I don't know how long. I was in Eternity. "I Am yours, and you are Mine," He said. Though I did not know why, He told me to be baptized. Within three weeks all that I once had was gone, just like He said. It's been thirteen years, and it only gets better.
Not religion. Jesus/Y'shua.
That is the Name of Peace on tap, of Instant Epiphany, of the Great Teacher, of the Love of God, of the Light to the Gentiles, and the God of Israel, may His Name be praised forever!
Keep on spreading the word, mostpato.
Well, considering the internet is the only place where people who are regularly oppressed by Christians can vent, it's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy, isn't it?
At least Christians don't have to fear being beaten for being Christian online, whereas LGBT people like myself, both online and irl, fear doxxing and abuse regularly.
I never said they were.
>You don't get permission to oppress others just because you are oppressed.
Except I never did.
I never attacked or said anything about you specifically, so kindly don't twist my words. I have no negativity towards you or any Christian.
All I did was point out that saying 'the internet is a scary place for Christians' is like a king commenting that he feels uncomfortable overhearing the maids talking about how he has a big nose. Its a false equivalence. A few comments about Christians on the internet do not make it a 'scary place'.
fair enough you didn't actually say that, but according to this statement "At least Christians don't have to fear being beaten for being Christian online" implies you (or other LGBT people) have a fear of this. And while it's true no physical harm will come there's still a possibility for verbal abuse. which is still a severe form of abuse
>>You don't get permission to oppress others just because you are oppressed.
>Except I never did.
I suppose not but you did seem a tad passive aggressive. and that statement was made in response to this one "the internet is the only place where people who are regularly oppressed by Christians can vent." So i stand by my original statement. Those who are oppressed do not then have permission to oppress.
>I have no negativity towards you or any Christian.
tone of voice is difficult to interpret sometimes in text posts but your original comment did convey a certain distaste toward Christians.
>Its a false equivalence.
I would say no, there is some equivalence. Verbal abuse can be just as effective as physical abuse (ask anyone who went to middle school). I find often times Christians are unwelcome in many forums (sorry I don't have any examples to cite). and this isn't always petty insults, sometimes its rage and hate, making someone feel so unwelcome that an entire group is alienated. also I'm not talking about petty gossip. to continue on your "King" analogy; i feel it would be more like the maids are saying the king is an idiot and a terrible ruler and should never have been given the crown. also I dislike this analogy because it equates Christians to a King which in America has several negative connotations such as greediness, selfishness, gluttony, and incompetence.
> kindly don't twist my words
I only interpreted based on what you were writing and the tone I perceived and responding to them as such. also you shouldn't use this phrase as debating often requires challenging someones statements. If they conveyed a message you did not intend then you have the opportunity to amend them to convey your actual message/idea.
God’s absence is no more the origin of all observable existence (t)here on Earth and beyond than nothing(ness) is the very origin of existence. I am not religious, but I am beyond mere belief in an eternal God /¯ yours to decide is or is not a being or thing of energy (label you will like religions have and science continues to do [all relates to the same entity, that which is God, except under uglier names in science]) _/ that or who is eternal energy (Life's origin) that makes all things matter (pun intended), an existence without age, an existence without time's numbers, an existence without a beginning nor end, and an existence that coexists with infinity (the Omniverse) beyond all universes beyond our universe, a region of no specific geometric shape whose achromatic space is as it is: NOTHING, sans darkness, sans light, sans all forms of supposed and identified energy and matter. That is God in the rawest form under no other name minus the archaic religious politics that divide our world. And ifsoever it is proved God is not a being or thing of energy, then God is an inanimate object, and all opposites of these said words prove accurate.
With that just said in mind, thank you mostpato for submitting this piece of work to remind this blind world there is a God under far too many unnecessary names than need be.
I love this <3 QuQ beautiful job
just ignore all the people complaining about this :/
Personally as a Christian, I know really there's going to be people that believe and don't believe, but I don't like the fact that people here are getting all upset over this. If they don't believe it, fine but that doesn't mean they have to bring it on and on and on I mean come on :/ I mean when I see something that goes against my beliefs I just move on with whatever I was doing, I don't make any mean remarks or anything man
And I don't judge anyone for being a believer or not. I have atheist friends too, and I respect them :/ And I treat gay/bisexual/etc. people like I would any other person, they're still people so I disapprove of how other Christians may treat them, but not all do that. So when I look at the other comments about being "gay hating" and all that good stuff, to me its just like
so much for tolerance :/ gosh just chill and go on people
You see people saying Christians are plain rude and whatever
then you look at the comments people put here that don't approve of the message and its like
Christians aren't the only rude people on this planet
and regardless of the religion a dd is based of, it should be allowed :/ I don't get why people are saying this shouldn't be a dd just because its religious,
people are diverse, and art is based off you're personal feelings, and if its related to religion, you should be able to be eligible for a dd regardless of it.
What are people gonna do, suppress your expression just to make you eligible for a dd?
haters gonna hate though anyways man, just ignore them
well anyways God bless you and congrats on the DD man
no argument on this comment was intended its just my opinion :U
lol now I'm afraid to press submit comment
hnghhhhh I'm gonna press it
oh geez this comment is longer than I thought lol
mostpato, congratulations on your DD. I hope none of the negative comments have ruined it for you. Just ignore them, they're only making fools of themselves. I for one found the image to be bright and uplifting, so I'm glad you got a feature~ ^.^
A beautiful piece, definitely deserves the DD! Keep doing what you're doing!! <333
I am sorry to hear that you cannot look beyond the message and appreciate the work and thought that went into creating this and leave a hurtful comment.
Typography is a proper art form, and it has been for a very long time.
Considering you just joined this week, and you have no avatar nor deviations to speak of - I do not think you are in a position to criticize anyone's work might I add.
:/ to be honest i'm really disappointed in you. This could have been done so much better and yet this, it was so sad to read this comment I just had to dryly point it out. It was that disappointing. if you are going to do something, please try to give it your all and with reason. I would feel much better knowing a person actually was worth contributing advice toward if they'd show the effort.
-pats- Maybe next time.
Pretty words are not art