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About Dismal_Bliss

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    Head Programmer
  • Birthday 11/10/1975

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    Happily married to my lovely wife Crystal
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    Northeast Ohio
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My Dad was baptized when I was 10 years old. From then on I was growing up in a divided household. My parents fought like cats and dogs, instigated by my unbelieving mother. However, it did seem that it was my Dad that changed and thus brought all this on, plus avoiding Christmas and Birthdays was just plain weird. As a result, I didn't want to hear it. But at 13 years old I had enough of the fighting and took it upon myself to fix my family. I prayed to whoever if anyone is up there listening and made my petition to learn the truth. Purchase my first bible, a New Revised Standard Version, and began reading. After several months I decided to share what I was believing it to say with my Father, who simply said to keep on reading. But when I shared these things with my mother, she bit my head off and accused me of talking to my father behind her back. A light bulb turned on for me then. Afterwards I invited both of them to give me literature. Reading with an open heart and an open mind led me to believe beyond the shadow of a doubt that Jehovah's Witnesses had the truth. I progressed to being an unbaptized publisher by 15, but it was short lived. At 16 my worldy peers got the best of me and drew me out to sea, where I was tossed about until coming to my senses at 25. I realized that fixing my depressing and debauched life meant returning to Jehovah. Fortunately, my girlfriend had a listening ear and we we're married and then baptized at the exact same time in the summer of 2002.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Family - doing things together with my wife and children is wonderful - a family that plays together (and prays together), stays together. I'm a Bible teacher and much of my interests center around following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:21). I'm also an internet junkie - probably not a good thing.
  • My favorite books
    God's Word, the Holy Bible (I've collected over 40 translations of this book in Hebrew, Greek, English, and Spanish).
    Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament by Jason David BeDuhn
    The Role of Theology and Bias in Bible Translation by Rolf Furuli
    And then all the following...
    What Does the Bible Really Teach?
    Keep Yourself in God's Love
    Is There a Creator Who Cares About You?
    The Bible - God's Word or Man's?
    Come Be My Follower
  • My favorite music
    Such a broad range that it is too much to list. Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Peeping Tom, Mondo Cane, and more), The Cure, Andrea Bocelli, and classical music too. Popular music is okay, until it has been played to death. Probably shouldn't mention some of these. Sadly, you have to listen to an album and weed out the bad songs on just about anything these days.
  • My favorite quotes
    And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free - Jesus at John 8:32

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  1. United nations Day

    Yes it is. It's another use of the term "peace and security". I imagine the major declaration of such could likely come from that organization in the future.
  2. United nations Day

    And Donald still takes credit for it, lol.
  3. It just dawned on me, that Crystal and I have been tobacco FREE for 17 years now. We quit on October 7th, 2000 motivated by our study of God's Word.



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    2. GeordieGirl


      When you look at us now you wouldn't believe what some of us used to do in our lives. Thanks to Jehovah that we have power beyond what is normal to make our lives clean and make Jehovah's heart glad.  Well done Bob and Crystal on your 17 years smoke free. (:P)

    3. ChocoBro


      Wow, congratulations.


      My wife has been free of that garbage for more than ten years.


      As for me, only 3 and a half years but still strong.


      Hope you don't mind me asking, do you dream of smoking sometimes?

    4. Dismal_Bliss


      No, I don't dream of smoking. However, for the first several years I loved to stand next to a smoker and be in the same room with a smoker, because I loved the smell of smoke. However today, it is repugnant to me. Interestingly, my wife has developed an asthmatic reaction to it in recent years.

  4. Warwick Pictures

    This server currently uses 44 GB out of 95 GB available. So I am not too worried about it. If we continue to grow we can always purchase an upgrade. Alternatively, you can upload to Google Photos and share the link here. I was just pointing out that we have our own in-house Photo Album's here as part of JWTalk. You would upload individual pics, I believe, and not a zip file.
  5. Warwick Pictures

    Remember we have the Gallery as part of JWTalk Forums, which none of us are doing a good job of maintaining currently, lol
  6. These self-driving cars they are designing should be able to allow you to sleep through the entire drive, and not just at red lights
  7. I currently lease a 2017 Ford Explorer with all the bells and whistles, and it took some time to learn to IGNORE the touchscreens that are right in front of me while I drive.
  8. Dr. Who recommendations

    I'm a Doctor Who addict, and have been since I started watching the John Pertwee years when it was airing on PBS here in the states. It was 1983 and I was in the 3rd grade. I am certainly disappointed with the Doctor regenerating into a female, as it has no valid basis in anything. It seems to me that the canon has been altered to make a statement advocated by the LGBTQ+ agenda, namely, to use a kids show to teach that if you're a boy who wants to be a girl, or vice versa, that's okay. It's borderline offensive just thinking about it. However, I'm not going to stop watching it. Maybe I'm wrong, and perhaps some of the best episodes of Doctor Who are yet ahead. I'm quite happy to see Moffatt step down. I feel that he has personally nearly ruined the show, and Chris Chibnall has his work cut out for him to try and save it.
  9. App /Territories

    This was posted in the "Forum Games" area, so I moved it to "JW News, Encouragement, and Public Information" for better exposure.
  10. Same here. I have been using nothing but Windows Defender for about 4 or 5 years, and everything is fine. Generally speaking, if you are careful not to open .exe files that strangers send to your email, or venture onto websites where Christians ought not, then you're probably not likely to encounter a virus, imo.
  11. Shooter in Las Vegas

    Here in the USA, everything that was once considered a mental problem is now a lifestyle choice. Anything goes, you have to accept them for who they are, and if you speak out against anybody or anything you are an old-fashioned "bigot".
  12. Shooter in Las Vegas

    We try to add acronym expansions for these abbreviations, so that if you mouse-over them, a small definition of what it means will pop up.
  13. Star Trek: Discovery

    Interesting. I heard the Beauty and the Beast thing was blown way out of proportion also.
  14. Shooter in Las Vegas

    Faithful & Discreet Slave
  15. Star Trek: Discovery

    As evident by some of the comments that followed this, lol Most definitely. It's wasn't called the "gay agenda" for nothing now. For me it comes down to the fact that I have kids. The public schools are now pushing homosexuality and transgenderism as normal and acceptable. Middle school students, who are confused as it is just by dealing with puberty, are questioning their sexuality and being encouraged to experiment in numbers unprecedented from just a few years ago. There are LGBTQ+ clubs, and if you don't support it, you're the odd one out. What a flip flop from just 15-20 years ago! It's necessary that I counteract this colossal brainwashing effort at home, and not play along with it by watching it on TV with the kids. I might have if I didn't have to parent. Maybe I would if they were older and wiser. But for now, Star Trek is out. We dropped Supergirl last season for the same reason. We're struggling to kill off Doctor Who at the moment.

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