|Balin Lord of Moria|
Author has written 63 stories for Star Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Silmarillion, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Star Wars, Ultima, King's Quest, Pac-Man, Bible, Great Divorce, Chronicles of Narnia, Gettysburg, and Misc. Books.
I am Balin Lord of Moria. My real first name is John, but my last name is private, and so is my age. I write for fun, and because I like to see my ideas beside other people's ideas; I've had an inferiority complex for a long time that prevents me from believing that my beliefs and opinions will make any difference to anyone, including myself. Fanfiction.net has helped cure that, a little. I am Caucasian-American. I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but I currently live in St. Louis, Missouri. I have a wide variety of diverse interests, many, but not all, of which others might find odd or controversial: the military, the American Civil War and American Revolution, the Confederate States of America, idealism, individualism, nudism, Divine Sex (both the concept and the e-book by author Philo Thelos), fantasy and sci-fi, spirituality, Middle-earth, the Undying Lands, Narnia, Britannia (from the Ultima computer games), the concept of parallel worlds, and the Clone Wars from Star Wars.
I am reposting my Clone Wars/Ultima crossover fanfics for anyone who notices them coming back on this website to know.
I don't want to altogether conform to the norms of society, because I'm a firm believer in individuality, and I think that it's better to be divided on the truth than united under a falsehood.
I am a practicing, but closet, nudist, (go ahead, take a deep breath if you want to), because I live with my textile parents right now, and in a neighborhood that frowns on nudity (my parents also frown on it), so I can only practice it in my bedroom and bathroom when they're home, and the rest of the house when I'm home alone.
I've been interested in nudity almost my whole life, but it was through my discovery of the book Divine Sex, and another book called Nudity and Christianity by Christian nudist Jim C. Cunningham, that I came to see nudity as a religious or spiritual experience. Being nude is an expression of love (not romantic or sexual love) and humility before God. These two non-fiction books showed me that God intended man, woman and child to be nude, and (prepare to gasp) will restore us to being naked and unashamed physically as well as spiritually in heaven. At least, that's my belief, and Cunningham's, too. I love those books, especially Nudity and Christianity, and I especially love the author's autobiographical fiction, The Naked Pilgrim, about a journey in the Holy Land that ended with Cunningham and his French companions celebrating Jesus in the nude, and an essay by his Christian nudist wife, Linda S. Cunningham, called Tolkien's Naked Fellowship, where she talks about simple, innocent nudity in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring.
Despite this belief, though, I completely respect the majority who disagree or believe that nudity is offensive; I know that most people have good reasons to be clothed, and I understand it, because despite my penchant for nudity, I usually have to remain clothed, at home and away from home. However, I've always thought it an irony that the white-skinned Europeans and Caucasians have historically found nakedness so repulsive or eccentric, at least since the Victorian era, while the black-skinned people of South America and Africa and the red-skinned American Indians were always brave enough to be naked regularly before meeting missionaries.
One of my favorite stories is the story of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. I love reading about many people, places, and things there, including in Valinor in the Undying Lands. It's supposed to be a very Christian (especially Catholic) story, and I find the themes very insightful. I can say the same for C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, a more child-like story of Christianity. Middle-earth, and possibly Narnia, are also great places to write about the innocence of good, godly nudity in fanfics. I've searched this website, and I'm disappointed that there are no portrayals of non-sexual nudity that is also shown full respect, admiration, and humble love. Just about every time nudity is used on this site as far as I can see, it's either for sex or for raunchy comedy.
I want to share with readers of this profile what the above-mentioned Linda S. Cunningham had to say about nudity in Middle-earth, and while it's not mandatory to read the whole thing, I hope at least some people are brave enough to read to the end. Here is her short essay:
Tolkien’s Naked Fellowship
by Linda S. Cunningham
"J. R. R. Tolkien’s books are making a comeback these days because of movies like “The Lord of the Rings” that have recently been produced. My curiosity was piqued because I am very interested in children’s books and the reviews I’ve read, particularly from Catholic and Christian sources, were very positive. The latest one said that they hoped the movie would encourage children to read Tolkien’s books because they are so wholesome and full of things like self sacrifice, noble goals, exciting adventures, and the good triumphing over evil.
I have recently read and am now in the middle of the first book of Tolkien’s trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring. So far I have encountered three nude scenes which were very wholesome and practical. I find it very interesting and hopeful for the “nude is not necessarily lewd” cause, especially among the pious, because Christians are actually encouraging their children to read Tolkien’s books that have these nude scenes in them. I do hope this will have a positive influence on children to obtain a more wholesome attitude towards naked human bodies, including their own.
“Here’s what I found in The Hobbit:
Bilbo Baggins was chosen by the great wizard Gandalf to accompany a band of dwarves on a dangerous mission to reclaim their own Lonely Mountain, and all their treasures which lay confiscated by Smaug, a fearsome dragon, in the halls inside the mountain. During their long journey, after escaping goblins within the Misty Mountains which they had to cross, and from wolves and a raging fire, they were quite grubby, to say the least. So there is a little skinny-dipping scene at this point in the story:
They took off their clothes and bathed in the river, which was shallow and clear and stony at the ford. When they had dried in the sun, which was now strong and warm, they were refreshed, if still sore and a little hungry.
In The Fellowship of the Ring there was another bathing scene, this time within a house. Merry had preceded Frodo to his new home by a few days, in order to prepare it for him and his two other companions. When they finally arrived, Merry opened a door at the end of a passage and a puff of steam came out.”
“A bath!” cried Pippin… “Which order shall we go in?” said Frodo… “Trust me to arrange things better than that!” said Merry. “We can’t begin life at Crickhollow with a quarrel over baths. In that room there are three tubs… Get inside and be quick!”…
Snatches of competing songs came from the bath room mixed with the sound of splashing and wallowing…
Frodo came out drying his hair. “There’s so much water in the air that I’m coming into the kitchen to finish,” he said.
Later in the book, Frodo and his three friends were captured by the Barrow-Wights. Old Tom Bombadil came to the rescue and delivered them from the dark chamber which was as cold as death. Merry, Pippin and Sam found themselves wearing thin white rags instead of their own clothing. They were upset at having lost their own clothes:
But Tom shook his head, saying: … “Clothes are but little loss… Be glad, my merry friends, and let the warm sunlight heat now heart and limb! Cast off these cold rags! Run naked on the grass, while Tom goes a-hunting!”… The hobbits ran about for a while on the grass, as he told them. Then they lay basking in the sun with the delight of those that have been wafted suddenly from bitter winter to a friendly clime, or of people that, after being long ill and bedridden, wake one day to find that they are unexpectedly well and the day is again full of promise.
By the time that Tom returned they were feeling strong…
Merry, Sam, and Pippin now clothed themselves in spare garments from their packs; and they soon felt too hot, for they were obliged to put on some of the thicker and warmer things that they had brought against the oncoming of winter.
Many of the movie reviewers praised the producers for sticking so closely to the story as Tolkien wrote it, but I disagree. So far in my reading, I am finding whole chapters missing, including both of the nude scenes. Perhaps they think that the audience can’t handle it, but I think the audience desperately needs such innocent and healthy scenes.”
Anyway, that's how she saw it, and more or less how I see it too. I've started writing a few Silmarillion fanfics with innocent nudity, like with Vána the Ever-Young, the most beautiful of the Valar, and Niënor, the tragic amnesiac woman from The Tale of the Children of Húrin. And I'm probably going to do it again in some future stories, though as a disciple of the book Divine Sex, too, I may occasionally have characters admire and physically rejoice in their, or others', nude bodies, though I will rarely, if ever, show any actual sex, because I'm tired of so many lemons and limes and so little simple nudity on this site. I'm hoping to rectify that a little bit here.
I also enjoy writing stories for Star Wars, especially the Clone Wars. I am very pro-Separatist; it's hard to explain why, but in my opinion, they have more interesting heroes (and villains) than the Republic, and I think their cause was more good than George Lucas gave it credit for. That doesn't mean that I'm altogether anti-Republic or anti-Jedi, though. The Republic has some great heroes, too, especially the clone troopers, and numerous Jedi are fun and/or interesting to watch or read about. I seriously hate the New Jedi Order, though, because they, including Luke, were always even more holier-than-thou than the Old Jedi.
I like people very much who work, act or fight for an ideal or two, or three; I discovered that recently because, as much as I love the CIS, I have a stronger affinity for the "good" heroes, like Senator Mina Bonteri, her son Lux, Force-sensitive pilot and Raider Tofen Vane, Mon Calamari Commander Merai, General Rootrock, Captain Bomo Greenbark, and to a certain extent, Alto Stratus, though I still enjoy watching the more villainous Separatists in action, too, especially General Oro Dassyne, General Grievous and Admiral Trench.
Though I occasionally have issues with some of the things written in the Bible, I am a Christian, presently non-denominational, though I was raised Lutheran and still believe in some of what Luther taught. However, I am a recent convert in how I believe in God; I believe in Eru Ilúvatar as God, and I believe in the Valar, the Maiar, and the other Ainur as His angelic hosts, or lesser gods, though I still believe in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, also known to Tolkien as the Flame Imperishable, too, because Tolkien said that his world was pre-Christian, but monotheistic like Christianity. I believe that Middle-earth exists, and I believe that somewhere outside the reachable parts of this planet, the Undying Lands and Valinor exist in some form or other. And I believe in the triumphs and tragedies of The Silmarillion and its rewrites and reconsiderations, the adventures of The Hobbit, and the providence and triumph of The Lord of the Rings. Both Tolkien's Middle-earth, C.S. Lewis' Narnia, and Richard Garriott's Britannia, but most of all Middle-earth, have a way of seeming much more important than the "real world", because although I do have to be mindful of the "real world," it seems to be pretty hollow and poor compared to these. I sympathize with the kind of attitude that the Narnia character Puddleglum had about his devotion to Aslan in The Silver Chair, because I've gained a similar mindset to Eru God and the Valar and Maiar. I'm on Eru's and the Ainur's side even if there isn't any Eru or Ainur. I'm going to live like a descendant of the Men of Middle-earth even if there isn't any Middle-earth. To learn where I got these phrases from, just read chapter 12 of The Silver Chair, The Chronicles of Narnia.
Narnia is the other thing that I believe in. I believe in Aslan, too, and I believe in the world, kingdom, and empire of Narnia. I love how Aslan's Country is described also, particularly in The Last Battle; it makes Heaven even more desirable to go to. Many Narnia characters are admirable heroes, like Reepicheep, Puddleglum, Farsight, and the Seven Friends of Narnia, from Digory and Polly to the Pevensies to Eustace and Jill (Jill is my personal hero among the seven), but I think I love best Aravis and Emeth from Calormen, because they showed that Lewis was not a racist, dark-skinned people can see God's kingdom just as easily as fair-skinned ones, and that people raised under a heathen religion can be redeemed, too. Besides which, I think Aravis is very beautiful in several pictures of her from deviantART. So, I'm just as willing to stand by Aslan, Narnia, and Aslan's Country as I am to stand by Eru, the Ainur, Middle-earth, and the Undying Lands.
What I love about Star Wars are the fascinating characters, the machinery, the factions, and the conflicts, especially the Clone Wars, but not the "religion"; I especially don't like his outlook on the afterlife, where a tiny chosen handful of persons, including Anakin, get eternal life but everyone else, including all of Anakin's victims, fade away into nothing and lose everything forever, so while I may sometimes talk a little about the Force, I'll talk more about the power known as God, or Christ.
Favorite Star Wars Movie: The Clone Wars
Top 10 Favorite Star Wars Movie Characters:
1. Padme Amidala
2. Count Dooku (don't flame me for this, please; Dooku was good once, he just listened to the wrong mentor)
6. Wedge Antilles
7. Bail Organa
8. Commander Gree
9. Dexter Jettster (I love his diner and its menu)
10. Admiral Ackbar
Top 10 Least Favorite Star Wars Movie Characters:
1. Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
2. Darth Vader
3. Grand Moff Tarkin
4. Boba Fett
5. Luke Skywalker (I'm so tired of the never ending string of his stories, and he shouldn't be seen as a religious figure, either)
6. Han Solo
7. Lando Calrissian
8. Ki-Adi-Mundi (he's so dense in the movies)
10. Qui-Gon Jinn (for a man with such extreme compassion, he certainly didn't care much about those who suffered under the Dark Times, reserving all his sympathy for the Skywalkers)
Favorite Clone Wars Episodes:
Season 1: Shadow of Malevolence, Rookies, Duel of the Droids, Lair of Grievous, Trespass, The Hidden Enemy, Storm Over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth, Liberty on Ryloth
Season 2: Landing at Point Rain, Weapons Factory, Brain Invaders, The Deserter, The Mandalore Plot, Voyage of Temptation, Duchess of Mandalore, Cat and Mouse, Bounty Hunters
Season 3: Clone Cadets, ARC Troopers, Sphere of Influence, Evil Plans, Heroes on Both Sides, Pursuit of Peace, The Citadel, Counterattack, Citadel Rescue, Padawan Lost, Wookiee Hunt
Season 4: Water War, Gungan Attack, Prisoners, Mercy Mission, Nomad Droids, Darkness on Umbara, The General, Plan of Dissent, Carnage of Krell, A Friend in Need
Favorite Individual Episode From Each Season:
Season 1: Shadow of Malevolence
Season 2: Cat and Mouse
Season 3: Heroes on Both Sides
Season 4: The General
Best Clone Wars & TV Episode of all Time: Heroes on Both Sides (the most intelligent Clone Wars episode ever; thank God for Mina Bonteri and Padme Amidala, and Lux Bonteri and Ahsoka Tano)
Top 10 Favorite Clone Wars Characters:
1. Ahsoka Tano (so smart and skilled and yet so cute)
2. Padme Amidala (the ultimate peacemaker in TCW)
3. Captain Rex (tough and independent-thinking)
4. Fives (he makes good friends and he's nobody's puppet, just see Umbara)
5. Barriss Offee (lovely and caring)
6. Mina Bonteri (old and beautiful, and the noblest Separatist ever)
7. Admiral Trench (he's an interesting villain, and he's handsome, I mean it!)
8. B1 Battle Droids (hilariously funny, the best possible comic relief in TCW)
9. Riyo Chuchi (beautiful and brave)
10. Kalifa (her story is a great tragedy)
Top 10 Least Favorite Clone Wars Characters:
1. Palpatine/Sidious (a "man" with absolutely no redeeming features)
2. Asajj Ventress (she's vicious)
3. Aurra Sing (she's cold-blooded and filthy)
4. Chi Cho (who did this guy think he was?)
5. Captain Tarkin (I mean, seriously, who in their right mind would like him?)
6. Garnac (he showed his hunter's hypocrisy when his son Dar died)
7. Pong Krell (one nasty Jedi, even Rahm Kota wouldn't sink as low as he did)
8. Boba Fett (I never liked him, even if everyone else does)
9. Jinx (he used a mind trick on a Trandoshan, then killed him while he was still under the spell)
10. The Palpatine-loyal Galactic Senate in general (corrupt, cowardly, and stupid)
Top 10 Favorite Expanded Universe Characters:
1. Kornell "Uli" Divini (so sweet, he and Barriss Offee should've had a love relationship together, and his Dark Times sufferings were almost as great as Anakin's)
2. Etain Tur-Mukan (she cared so much about the clones)
3. Jangotat, or "Nate" (one extraordinary clone)
4. Commander Merai (a would-be hero of the Separatist cause)
5. Juno Eclipse (a good example of a reformed Imperial)
6. I-5YQ (a smart-mouthed protocol droid)
7. Gilad Pellaeon (one of the most fascinating Imperial officers ever)
8. Grand Admiral Thrawn (he dedicated his life to preparing for the Yuuzhan Vong)
9. Janek Sunber, or "Tank" (Imperial infantryman and Luke's ex-friend)
10. Lone Battle Droid (he was disconnected from the droid army's collective and found himself a new, free life)
Top 10 Least Favorite Expanded Universe Characters:
1. Admiral Natasi Daala (she's repulsive, and so is her affair with Tarkin)
2. Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus (he tried to become a god)
3. Ordo Skirata (he's mean, but no one in the RC novels seems to care!)
4. Commander Bow (helped Vader take down Jedi at Kessel, and Wookiees on Kashyyyk)
5. Sith Lady Lumiya (why did they create her, anyway?)
6. Vergere (one of the worst characters ever)
7. Ask Aak (he's in AotC for a moment, but the EU established him as a Jedi-hating, Palpatine-worshiping, hawkish and gullible senator)
8. Kyp Durron (I don't know, I just don't like him)
9. Tycho Celchu (I just can't get interested in him)
10. Rahm Kota (how come he can feel as much hatred as he wants without turning corrupt or evil while the other Jedi can't?)
Favorite things from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth:
Amazing characters from the Silmarillion include Manwë, Estë, Thorondor, Lúthien, Melian, Beren, Mîm, and Aredhel.
Manwë is my favorite Vala for his lordship over air, and over birds (my favorite animals) like Thorondor, the greatest bird ever, I admire Estë for her gentle nature and strong healing abilities (it's possible that she was the chief Vala who attended to Frodo and Bilbo in Valinor after the Third Age), and Beren and Lúthien are the greatest heroes in the Silmarillion.
Amazing characters from the Lord of the Rings include Faramir, Éowyn, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Sméagol, Galadriel, Gandalf, and Gwaihir.
Faramir is the kind of hero everyone should aspire to be like, willing to fight when necessary, but preferring the beautiful things in life, like music and books, rather than glory and great deeds. Gimli is the noblest Dwarf character ever in fiction, embracing beauty outside his own kind in Lothlórien and Galadriel, making a new Dwarf kingdom with humble intentions (in this case, the Glittering Caves of Aglarond), and being allowed to sail to Valinor with his friend Legolas. And Éowyn won great renown as the shieldmaiden who slew the Nazgûl Lord, but then learned her true calling as a healer, a lover of all things that grow, and a wife of Faramir.
Amazing characters from the Hobbit include Bilbo, Radagast, Thorin Oakenshield, Balin and Dwalin, Fíli and Kíli, Dori, Óin and Glóin, Azog and Bolg, the Eagle-King, Beorn, the Thrush, Bard the Bowman, and Roäc the Raven.
I love the sapient birds of Middle-earth in the Hobbit, the ravens, the thrushes, the eagles, and even the wicked crows are interesting, and I like Radagast for his own affinity for birds. Despite his gruff temper, Beorn is a good character, too, and the Goblins Azog and Bolg his son show that even Orcs can have families.
Nenya the Elven Ring of Water, Narya the Elven Ring of Fire, and the Dwarven Ring of Durin are the greatest Rings of Power.
The best villains are the Orcs, Goblins and Uruk-hai, the Wargs, and the Haradrim (and their Mûmakil).
The greatest Elf realms are Valinor, Gondolin, Menegroth, Ithilien, Rivendell, and Lothlórien.
The greatest Men realms, castles and cities are Númenor, Lake-town, Dale, Bree, Rohan, Arnor, Gondor, Minas Ithil (Minas Morgul), and Minas Anor (Minas Tirith).
The greatest Dwarf realms are Khazad-dûm, Nargothrond, Erebor the Lonely Mountain, and the Glittering Caves of Aglarond.
The greatest parts of the Shire of the Hobbits are Hobbiton, Frogmorton, Bywater, and of course, Bag End.
I read in a book by Randy Alcorn titled Heaven that he suggested the Kingdom of Heaven could be a cross between the natural beauty of Tolkien's Elves and the designed beauty of his Dwarves rather than all of one or the other, and it can have the beauty of Men too. If that's going to be true, then I hope Heaven looks something like Númenor, with towns that look like Lake-town and Bree, and the tall mountain Meneltarma, and also with much of the land looking like the Elven Rivendell and Lothlórien mixed with the Dwarven Khazad-dûm and the Glittering Caves, and of course, the Hobbits' Shire, especially Hobbiton, Frogmorton, and Bywater. Another way it could look is like Valinor and its capital city, Valimar. People reading this don't have to agree with me on this, they don't even have to believe in Heaven if they don't want to, but I thought I'd lay out these thoughts for anyone who's interested. I might even do a fanfic based on these Heaven/Tolkien-centric ideas.
For now at least, my Middle-earth stories are going to be primarily Dwarf-centric and Radagast-centric, because Radagast is my favorite Wizard, (he loves birds very much, and so do I) though Gandalf is a very close second, and for complex and personal reasons, the Dwarves are the Free People I love the most in these books, even though they're never at the center of the story. I want to do one story each for my favorite Dwarves: Durin, Dáin, Mîm, Thorin, Balin, and Gimli, not counting a Dwarvish Christmas story I'm presently working on, and possibly an AU LotR fanfic where the lesser Rings of Power are freed from the One Ring's dominion after its destruction, rather than fading and losing their power, and are properly used to govern each race of Middle-earth.
"I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?"
-- J.R.R. Tolkien
Top 25 favorite things from C.S. Lewis' Narnia:
1. World, Kingdom and Empire of Narnia.
4. Lucy Pevensie.
5. Edmund Pevensie.
6. Peter Pevensie.
7. Jill Pole.
8. Eustace Scrubb.
9. Digory Kirke.
10. Polly Plummer.
15. Talking beasts.
19. Cair Paravel.
20. Caspian X.
22. King Frank and Queen Helen.
25. Aslan's Country.
Favorite books in the Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle
Because of my love for these fantasy stories, as well as their implicit implication that it's better to see the world through a child's eyes than through a grown-up's eyes, I have a web page here from Newsweek and the Daily Beast that describes what I believe a child's eyes can see:
The following lines are copied and pasted from Cnwriter's profile, because I agree with him on them.
Jesus had no servants, yet they called him Master...
He had no degree, yet they called him Teacher...
He had no medicine, yet they called him Healer...
He had no army, yet kings feared him...
He won no military battles, yet he conquered the World...
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him...
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today
Feel honored to serve such a leader who loves us...
If you believe in God and Jesus Christ his Son
then copy and paste this in your profile
If you ignore him, in the Holy Bible, Jesus says...
" If you deny me before man, I will deny you before my Father in Heaven..."
If Jesus is your savior, copy and paste this into your profile *If you want to have a better relationship with Christ and win others for His sake, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you truly believe in God, copy and paste this into your profile.
God totally owns fanfiction, everyone on it, every thought concerning it, every thought otherwise in the world, every particle in the world and universe, Is and loving and amazingly forgiving (takes a dramatic gasp of air and continues) has power and wisdom beyond even our wildest dreams, and DOES EXIST . If you agree, please, do copy and paste
If you truly believe in God and Jesus, and want to feel like your fanfics or other writings make a difference to you and/or others, please copy and paste the next two paragraphs into your profile:
"Tolkien believed that he had not devised his magnificent mythical world so much as he had found it-indeed, that it had been revealed to him by God. Once when asked what a certain passage in The Lord of the Rings meant, he replied: "I don't know; I'll try to find out." "Always I had the sense," he declared, "of recording what was already 'there,' somewhere: not of 'inventing'". The tales arose in his mind, he confessed, "as 'given' things, and as they came, so too the links grew." Tolkien thus came to regard his characters and their realm not as fictional but as historical persons and places! Venice, he confessed, was like "a dream of old Gondor."" - excerpt from The Gospel According To Tolkien
Because of my love for fantasy, science fiction, and a play-world that can be better (and happier) than the stoic real world, as Puddleglum in The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis put it, I agree with J.R.R. Tolkien; if you believe in God, trust in Him as your Creator and in Jesus as your Savior, and are convinced that He will guide you in everything you do because you are a Christian, then He will give you inspiration and knowledge to write fanfics or other stories that are just as real and maybe even historical to you as Tolkien's stories were to him, and that are pleasing to God and His will.
If you believe Jesus is the only way to be saved from your sins and is the only way to God, and therefore Heaven, copy and paste this onto your profile and add your name to the list:Kaisaan Greenleaf, Xaja Silversheen, Olen jedi ikuisesti, maroonflame99, captainrexbest, Balin Lord of Moria
If you have your own little world, copy and paste this into your profile. (I wouldnt say i just have one)
IF YOU IGNORE THIS WITHOUT READING IT YOU HAVE NO HEART...BUT IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT STOP UNTIL YOU REACH THE END THEN YOU MUST HAVE A VERY BIG HEART.
Mummy...Johnny brought a gun to school
This is a story about God. Read if you believe in him, and read even if you don't. A teenage girl about 17 named Diane had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away. As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely. The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed. The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her. When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her." Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're never alone. Did you know that 98% of teenagers will not stand up for God, and 93% of the people that read this won’t repost it?
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