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Thu May 15, 2014, 8:43 PM
i want
to know about god,
which name
he would prefer to go by

i want to know
about the stairway
up to heaven,
and why sliding down
the bannister into hell
is much more fun

(think i tried to climb a step that wasn't there, think i might have died more than once)

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zackarycamp Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I find it a bit disturbing, that several "Christians" have found their way to this poem to evangelize, ignoring others, because it mentioned God. Completely disregarding the poetic nature of said poem, and interpreting it to suit their aims.
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carmencaracol Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well, it's a public forum, why are you disturbed by people being people? Christians are meant to evangelize, it's part of Christianity. what's disturbing about that, don't you know that about Christianity?
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zackarycamp Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
"Evangelism" is not part of Christianity, it is a part of a certain religions. Christ called on his disciples to be Christ like and thus draw others to Him. 
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carmencaracol Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WRONG. This link will provide you with 100 Bible passages that say otherwise. www.openbible.info/topics/evan…

Here's a few, though (all from the New Testament, just to make it more obvious):

[But first, so we're clear, the definition of evangelism is: evangelism |iˈvanjəˌlizəm| noun: the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness; Dictionary.com. There's also the Merriam Webster definition, which is: evan·ge·lism noun \i-ˈvan-jə-ˌli-zəm\ 1. the winning or revival of personal commitments to Christ; 2. militant or crusading zeal]

"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matt. 28:19-20

"For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?" Romans 10: 10-17

"As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." 2 Timothy: 4-5

"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." Mark 16: 15-16

Ha.
Deal With It - Elsa (Icon) 
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zackarycamp Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Hope that the grandstanding made you feel better.
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carmencaracol Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
it's always a good thing to bring the truth to light :)

...some people prefer delusion.
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JocastaTheWeird Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a Christian, but I agree, yes, that is a little bit...rude of them.
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Link-Tesla Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
According to God..."I AM that I AM.  Tell them I AM has sent you."
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SemCoroa Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh dude.....
"why sliding down the bannister to hell is so much fun"? 
Cause it is so difficult to climb a NEVER ENDING stairway! 
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PinkieTane Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So true, and yet so sad
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Bronzewinged Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist
I just listen to a song in my head after reading this. About who god really is, how he would look. What his name would be and who whould call him. Maybe just the pope maybe none, perhaps it would be ringing constantly due to prayers. We will possibly never know.
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Kaleidoscopic365 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Wouldn't you also like to know what His current occupation is, now that His seven days are up?
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Shirouyumi81 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing... Just amazing! *mind blown*
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CrystalHeartz6 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, This is short but very meaningful! Great job!
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nikan2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
very good. I like the way you write.
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WorshipLover Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sad...
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Igneousdruidess Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
lovely
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pikawoo221B Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really like how this poem makes you think. It doesn't have a definite answer, because there are so many out there, but it really makes you stop and wonder, so I think you did a really great job!
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IcyPansy Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Writer
God's name is E'l Shaddi Of course he has many other names, but that's suppose to be one of the most used.

sliding down the bannister into hell may seem fun but once your there you will find yourself burning alive. 

If a step isn't there make one and go up to heaven
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Fro7a Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 
You should read about Islam
Trust me, you will find all the answers & evidence there 
& about the names of God, there are 99 names 
& for the hell & heaven, you really need to know what truly happens there ..
I hope you read :aww:
& wish that God makes the way easier to you :)
You can note me if you wanna any type of help
I will always be happy to help :aww:
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BlueSky07 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I saw this over on the side while looking at a friend's journal. I wanted to post a comment here in case you wanted to talk about the Christian faith, and how it's not about trying to do enough good to earn a spot in heaven. :)
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MezurashiiOniyuri Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Photographer
G-d goes by many names. He prefers not only one, but all of them. Going down to hell, is not fun. You will be in flames, you will feel pain. Pain for eternity. Heaven is beautiful! That is all I have ever heard! :)
Nice job, writing the poem though! ;)
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OriginalAaron Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The bible says that "their body's will be salted with fire." if that means anything.

Also, why did you censor out God?
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MezurashiiOniyuri Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Photographer
I also read that same verse once before, and I looked it up. And searched for an answer. This is all I got (hermeneutics.stackexchange.com…

I go to a Hebrew church. And there they write and cencor his name. Because of how Holy he and his name are/is.
Please don't take it as if I am being mean or anything. I was just in a lot of thought when I saw you're poem. :)

You're poems are nice and very well written, You accually inspired me to write better and practice more. :)
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OriginalAaron Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, I'm not the author, but that was really nice :P that makes sense, though with censoring his name.
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MezurashiiOniyuri Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Photographer
But it also says, of what others say about Hell and Heaven. It is good to know. And it really does make you think of what others think.
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sliding is always fun. And..."think i tried to climb a step that wasn't there, think i might have died more than once" - this is just brilliant.
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christiano2211 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
some people say that heaven is very quiet and boring
at least in hell we can clubbing :lol:
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Artaniss87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Love it!!
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Silent--Songbird Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly makes you think doesnt it? :)
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Golden-Leaves Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your analogy of hell being a "fun" banister into freedom, and heaven almost a wearisome burden sometimes. It certainly feels that way, doesn't it?
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237-IndefiniteTruth Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm weeping for the witnessing of your glory
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SurrealNacre Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*mind blown* welp, sorry for getting my mind all over your amazing poem~
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chinoise56 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought provoking as always... :heart:
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Vibey Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the second stanza >.< as always excellent work! :clap:
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Devonator4 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome :-)
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inufufujesukristi Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The name god is using is yours.
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Ceroisknex Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Artist
This is amazing (:
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