Friday, May 21, 2010

After failing as a horse and buggy salesman, I've decided to invent...?

A device about six inches long with some plastic bristles attached to one end. It can be used by rubbing it back and forth across the teeth to remove food particles, thus eliminating the need to use your finger. I'm going to call it a tooth broom, is this a good idea and would you buy one??

After failing as a horse and buggy salesman, I've decided to invent...?
Yes but only if it comes in red. Oh wait, I've got an idea, why not make it in different colors so each family member can tell which one is which. And I'll invent something to put on it. Like tooth scrub.
Reply:i've got one already. sorry
Reply:I don't think it'll work. We're all born with fingers. Why would I buy something to use in it's place?
Reply:You may consider trying to market it with some sort of cleaning agent. Maybe something with a baking soda base.... Otherwise, I think your idea is doomed for failure, my finger works just fine. Good luck!

Also, you may try the name "smile scrubber"... and you can trust me, I'm the guy who came up with "hair manipulator".

Weight on my horse?

I finally got Mo, my Arab, to the vet. WHEW! Needless to say our vet was appalled at the condition of his teeth at only 11 yrs old. She said he was probably a "grain baby"(?). His teeth looked like a roller coaster and it would take us at least 4 years to flatten them out. She did what she could and he can at least eat and will hopefully get more nutrition.

I need to get at least 70-80 lbs on him before winter hits. She said to feed hom more SafeChoice but I have heard some other suggestions on here for fattening him up.

Heard about beet pulp....what is that?

Weight on my horse?
Beet pulp is what is left over after they extract the sugar from sugar beet. It's dried and sold as animal feed.

It is very good for putting weight on horses and keeping them warm through winter but it must be soaked before feeding as it swells up. The length of time you need to soak it varies on the type - you can buy it in pellets, flakes or shreds. The one I use has to be soaked for 12 hours. Generally horses love it.

Don't give them the water you soak it in though as it will have a high sugar content and can make them fizz up fast.

Easi Beet costs more, soaks in 10-15 minutes but the horses don't think it's as nice ( well, mine don't anyway.)

BTW numerous people I know have successfully used unsoaked sugar beet as rat bait - it tastes good, they eat it and die.
Reply:Here is an article on beat pulp, it may be a good alternative since your horse has dental problems.
Reply:I've used Nutrena Empower to put weight on a horse. It is a supplement with a very high fat content. But keep in mind, this is fat, not muscle. If you want muscle, you need more protein. Do not change the diet suddenly -- do it gradually over at least a week.
Reply:Below is some info on beet pulp from (some may be useful)...i would try and add oil to his food , linseed, soya, corn, vegetable...i know a tb who keeps weight horribly...oil added to feeds helped. as did weight gain mix...good luck

Beet pulp contains lots of fermentable fiber and is fairly easy for horses to digest. It is often incorporated into "complete" or "high fiber" commercial concentrates as a source of fiber and some horse owners feed it as a separate "mash" for a variety of reasons, one of the most common being the belief that it is high calorie and will help horses gain weight.

However, beet pulp is not high calorie--it has only slightly more calories than good quality hay and less than an equivalent weight of oats. Beet pulp does contain about 10 percent protein, 0.8 percent calcium and 0.5 percent phosphorus, making it a more "balanced" source of energy and fiber than the more traditional wheat bran (15 percent protein, 0.06 percent calcium, 1.3 percent phosphorus). The high fiber content may "normalize" fermentation in the large colons, resulting in more efficient "digestion" over all, which may be why many "hard keeper" horses that have a significant portion of their grain concentrates replaced with beet pulp seem to maintain better body condition. It has been used to replace over 50% of the forage in horse's rations without adverse effects when fed with other balanced concentrates.

An enduring concern about beet pulp is that if you feed it to a horse dry, it will swell up after it is eaten and cause choke or colic. While some horses have choked after being fed shredded beet pulp, a fairly large university study did not document this problem. This is a good way to encourage increased water intake, especially in the winter. Pelleted, extruded or shredded beet pulp product need to be soaked for old horses and/or those with severe dental problems.
Reply:I have put some websites for you to look at:

This is by far the best one:

Good luck with fattening hinm up! Also talk to your vet about vitamin supplement for your horse.
Reply:You can feed soaked sugar beet and boiled barley is also good for adding weight. You can use just regular corn oil added to the food (same as what you cook with) and just a drizzle over the food is enough. Too much and you could give him the runs. Canola oil can also be used and doesn't have such a laxative effect.
Reply:Corn Oil not veg. oil. It works the best because of the calories. Other common sources of fat include rice bran, linseed, sunflower seeds, full fat soybeans and coconut meal (copra meal). Rice bran is an excellent product for improving body condition of thin horses because it is a good combination of rice oil and highly digestible fiber. Rice bran can be added to the regular grain to increase the caloric density of the ration. Linseed, sunflower seeds and other seeds provide fat in the diet. However, a problem does arise when feeding vast amounts of seeds. As quantities of seeds fed increases, consumption will frequently slow sometimes to the point of total refusal. Roasted soybeans are also great in small quantities but will increase the protein percentage of the diet too much if fed in larger amounts. A high fat diet is a MUST tool for achieving weight gain in a skinny horse. Normally horses have no problem digesting fat as long as it is introduced gradually into the diet. Dietary fat works best when fed in conjunction with grain and/or highly digestible fiber sources like good quality hay.

I hope this helps..... a little food for thought!! LOL
Reply:Good to know you made it to the vet and back!

I have used Weight Builder on my horses. It is a supplement and in 30 days my horse was fat! Good stuff. Expensive but good. I am taking my ole man to get his teeth done tomorrow, not really looking forward to it as I don't know if they have ever been floated!

I can't comment on beet pulp or SafeChoice. Empower is good but read the protien and fat levels. It is high in energy but not so high for getting fat on one.

Use Corn Oil, you can get the store brand. I use those medicine cups that come with Peptobismol or cough meds. Just fill to the top and pour over the feed. I would not use more then that because your horse will get the runs. Not only will this help get weight on him but his coat and hooves will really start lookin good. If you feed corn oil before they start to shed, it will speed up shedding and you will be done with it really fast. Nice slick ponies! I would not feed him senior feed. That feed is geared to keep weight on one, not to build it up. Feed something like Strategy or Omolene 300 or 200.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out!
Reply:I don't know much about beet pulp, never have used it. I am learning from your answerers links though -good question.

I do however want to mention caution on feeding the corn, vegy, soy, etc. oil thing. "Some" horses get very gassy from it. ( I know this from personal experience) My TB for example, collics hard from it (he is a big baby though).

Anyway, just thought I would share so no surprises.
Reply:okay first i was told by a horse nutrionalist that beet bulp is more of a laxative for horses like the psyllium perfect example the answer you were given stating its high in fiber..... well what happens if you eat too much fiber???? i gave a horse beet pulp once and all it did was give him the runs!!! i feed it to him just as suggested and so i called my nutrionalist friend and that is when he had told me about it being like psyllium. you could try to feed him rice bran about a 16 oz. coffee can per day split in half give half for breakfast and half with dinner.... you could try the senior feed by purina its a very soft feed but be careful as some horses tend to get hot with the sweet feeds like that so just keep an eye on him make sure it doesnt make him crazy hot!! you could also give him a light lunch since horses are grazing animals by nature you could give him a 3-way hay(oat,wheat,%26amp;barley) if he is unable to chew the hay cuz of his teeth you could also give him the alfalfa in the pellet form, like the thoroughbred blend, that is a complete pellet and it also has extra vitamins and good stuff in it for them!!! as with any new feeding program or introducing your horse to a new feed plz be carefull and gradually introduce them to what you are starting them on. i do know the rice bran and senior work i have had to fatten up 3 horses that i rescued a few yrs back and it worked!!! i gave them the rice bran and senior with source one in a bucket with there alfalfa for breakfast and dinner and than for lunch they got a half of a flake of the 3-way hay!!! good luck to you and your horse!!!
Reply:When I first got my horse so was about 200# under weight. My vet told me to feed 25# of alfalfe meal to her and let her eat it free feed till she finishes it, then when she finishes it to dump the other 25# in her feeder. I tryed this and it took about a month for her to finish the alfalfa meal, but she put 200# on. It worked great and she loved it.

If your horse is a hard keeper and wont keep the weight on I would suggest giving Mo a coffee can full of the alfalfa meal and adding a supplement called Cool Calories. This combo works really well for my hard keeper.

Good Luck!!
Reply:i think you've got lots of answers on what beet pulp is and whats in it but i have to say i dont really find it that good for putting on weight i find it as a temporary filler upper lol nice termonology. cuz i mean you have to soak it in water so its basically filling them up real nice but theres not loads of calories in it.

try a higher percentage of pellets that has molasses in it and add canola oil to it to help it stick to the ribs. thats how i fattened up my mare, with good hay many times during the day, they can only use so much at one time!
Reply:also you can use Calf manna it is like a powder and horses love it just take a handfull and put it on there feed should see a big change quickly and it make there hair shine as well.

God and dinosaurs?

Okay, why are creationists willing to give the bible the benefit of the doubt when it doesn't say anything about dinosaurs but they won't extend the same courtesy to evolution for gaps in the fossil record? Gaps which get filled often, i.e. horse teeth? Whale skulls?

God and dinosaurs?
Because they have been taught that their's is the only absolute truth and anything contrary, no matter how logical it is, should not be listened to.
Reply:They talk about leviathans in the bible, and the animals before
Reply:The bible talks about huge animals and beasts
Reply:God does speak of dinosours. but they are called beasts of the earth. Scientists called them dinosours, not God.,

Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Defination of the word beast-From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal
Reply:if you study the first verses of genises you will realize that God did in fact create dinosaurs
Reply:Job 3:8

8 May those curse it who curse the day,

Those who are ready to arouse Leviathan .


Job 41:1-8

"Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook,

Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?

2 Can you put a reed through his nose,

Or pierce his jaw with a hook?

3 Will he make many supplications to you?

Will he speak softly to you?

4 Will he make a covenant with you?

Will you take him as a servant forever?

5 Will you play with him as with a bird,

Or will you leash him for your maidens?

6 Will your companions make a banquet of him?

Will they apportion him among the merchants?

7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons,

Or his head with fishing spears?

8 Lay your hand on him;

Remember the battle —

Never do it again!


Ps 74:14

14 You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces,

And gave him as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.


Isa 27:1

In that day the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong,

Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent,

Leviathan that twisted serpent;

And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.


Job 40:15-18

15 "Look now at the behemoth , which I made along with you;

He eats grass like an ox.

16 See now, his strength is in his hips,

And his power is in his stomach muscles.

17 He moves his tail like a cedar;

The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit.

18 His bones are like beams of bronze,

His ribs like bars of iron.

Reply:Because you evolutionist but together bones and say "this is a newlly discovered creature," but all it was was a bunch of bones put together, and the truth is truth, God is God and He created all life, gave life a law we broke that law and now we need a savior, that savior is Jesus Christ, to intersede on our behalf to God so that we can be forgiven of our sins and recieve eternal life.
Reply:The bible is an interesting piece of litterature. It is part of many middle eastern tales and legends . It is a work of fiction, a creation of men.

Dinosaurs were fascinating animals that populated the Earth a long time ago. Remains are comonly found in many different places. They existed and were part of evolution.
Reply:Who said Dinosaurs was not in the bible?

Go open your bible and look on JOb 40:15-24.

It is written in NKJV, that God created 'Behemoth' who is a powerfull creature known by his strength who have tail like cedar, does it resemblance to Brontosaurs to you?

and Open Job 41:1-12. In the bible also mentioned 'Leviathan' who out of his mouth go burning lights, have an scale like armor, flame from his mouth, all of this is the description of dinosaurs to me.

Why Bible didn't mention any 'Dinosaurs' name? Lol offcourse because book of Job is written even before english is found.

And why all this beast is now gone? THe best conclusion is when there is a flood in NOah time that wipe away all the dinosaurs and make them as a fossil. (but this is just only my conclusion:P)
Reply:So the Bible doesn't mention dinosaurs.

It doesn't mention alot of animals.

It doesn't even mention water fawcetts and newspapers.

What shall we conclude?

Let's conclude the Bible is a book with a theme and the writers stuck to theme good writers do.
Reply:Who is saying that the Bible does not talk about dinosaurs?

Read it for youself: Genesis 1:20-24

And God went on to say: “Let the waters swarm forth a swarm of living souls and let flying creatures fly over the earth upon the face of the expanse of the heavens.” And God proceeded to create the great sea monsters and every living soul that moves about, which the waters swarmed forth according to their kinds, and every winged flying creature according to its kind. And God got to see that [it was] good. With that God blessed them, saying: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the waters in the sea basins, and let the flying creatures become many in the earth.” And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a fifth day.

And God went on to say: “Let the earth put forth living souls according to their kinds, domestic animal and moving animal and wild beast of the earth according to its kind.” And it came to be so. And God proceeded to make the wild beast of the earth according to its kind and the domestic animal according to its kind and every moving animal of the ground according to its kind. And God got to see that [it was] good.

This was the fifth day or creative period, can you name all the kind of animals? Could it be dinosaurs included?
Reply:If you are looking for answers to this bible question, look at the book of Job. Job and his friends are in deep discussion over matters like on this site. Chapters 39-till the end of the book.

It begins with, ""Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?

Chapter 40 15-24 gives a great description of an animal...

"Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron. He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby. Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him. When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth. Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?

The tail is like a cedar. This is no hippo my friend. The river rages and he is not alarmed. This is a massive create inwhich I believe is a dino.
Reply:I'm trying to figure out if there were two or seven brontosaurs, stegasauruses, triceratops, and some of the largers herbivores on the ark. There would have been only two T. rex. There isn't enough room on the ark for every living species, and the dinosaurs make the problem worse. It's clear they were there, since God commanded "every thing that creepeth upon the earth" and Noah obeyed.

men dress shoes

BBC programme, 'Any Dream Will Do' ?

I reckon that Lee's (the one with black curly hair) the best. Great singer and drop dead gorgeous!

Keith should be next to go in my opinion (the one with the horse teeth - not for that reason though). Too young.

Who does anyone else think should win?

BBC programme, 'Any Dream Will Do' ?
Personally, i love Lewis, although he is not your sterotypical Joseph!..

Lee looks the part definatly!! i think he should win!
Reply:Yeah, i agree- Lee IS a great singer and actor!
Reply:I like that quiet guy,can't remember his name, the one that works in that porter cabin.
Reply:Nooooo, I think keith should win. Nexty to go should be lewis...hasnt got a strong enough voice for my liking.

I dont really want Lee to win purely because he seems so full of himself it would be good to see him knocked down and someone who had never sung in a musical to win.
Reply:All of them are talented...

But Daniel.

He can sing, dance, act and he also looks like a Joseph.
Reply:Yes i agree Lee is brilliant, but............ i also like keith, he has a fantastic voice for musicals, yeah he's young, but what does that matter, i think he's fab!! Theres not many of them i dont like except Ben, he should have went out weeks ago!!
Reply:Lee's fantastic, I got shivers down my spine when he sang last night, but I'm also warming to Craig, I didn't rate him much at first but he takes all the criticism and advice on board each week, goes away, works hard and the improvements are always noticeable, I think he stands a good chance.

I used to really love John Barrowman but I'd like to slap him with some rhubarb at times, he's quite arrogant
Reply:I want Ben or Lee to win they are both great I really wan't pig man Craig out he is too ugly and orange to be Joseph
Reply:Lee looks the part, but I much prefer Daniel. He's gorgeous!
Reply:i agree Lee is the best i don't like Keith or Lewis and I'm not to keen on Ben i like




but for me its Lee to win
Reply:No, I love Keith! But I want Lee to win for reasons of my own.

Daniel is also fantastic.

HTH : )

Did Hilary Duff get a nose job?

Yeah rhinoplasty...her nose sure looks different. She looks like she has a face lift. And horse teeth...ok veneers. And anorexia...

I'm not trying to be superficial, but honestly, I miss Lizzie McGuire. Not Lindsay Lohan look-a-like. What happened to them...?

This isn't what a girl looks like nor what a girl should look like. ***IT'S NOT HOT IT'S VILE!!!!!***

Did Hilary Duff get a nose job?
The question should be what hasn't she gotten done.
Reply:Somehow a lot of Hollywood people get lured into thinking they would look better with plastic surgery, when in my humble opinion, their look is what got them to Hollywood.

She probably did have a nose job and more.

It's sad....and dangerous, and unnecessary.
Reply:Yeah her new videos scare me..acting all emo. I still have my set of Lizzie McGuire books that I bought when I was little. :)
Reply:It's a possiblity! She could add it to the rest of her that's fake! I mean I love her but those teeth caps the nose job that's not the person we grew to love! I miss the old Hilary Duff! I want her back.
Reply:and she got a face lift
Reply:NO OMG Hilary Duff is SOOOOOO pretty and amazing and talented OMG i love hilary duff. She is my inspurasion!!! She is soooooo cool!

Who's the ugliest celeb that everyone thinks is gorgeous?

I think Reese Witherspoon is not that great. Everyone just raves about her beauty. She has a hideous underbite and horse teeth. She's "cute" but not ravishing. Also, Lindsay Lohan looks like an anorexic crack whore. I never thought she was pretty. Who do you think is not good looking yet everyone raves about?

Who's the ugliest celeb that everyone thinks is gorgeous?
Paris HIlton.
Reply:Tara Reid or Paris Hilton.
Reply:I have to admit, I have never seen what is so great about Julia Roberts. She's an attractive person; I guess it's just a matter of personal taste. There is just something about the characters she plays that puts me off. Don't know what.
Reply:Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. They are complete freaks.
Reply:Tom cruise,mel gibson,johnny depp...
Reply:George Cloony
Reply:Pamela Anderson! she's nothing but a pair of big, fake, nasty breast.... i bet if she hadn't had breast enlargement, she wouldn't even be famous!
Reply:Justin Timberlake and Pam Anderson.
Reply:Paris Hilton....I mean, except for her wallet, what does this woman have to offer? She is not lovely.
Reply:paris hiton and zack effron
Reply:Cher and Paris Hilton.
Reply:Angelina Jolie

Reply:Paris and her sister Nikki, Julia Roberts (love the King of the Hill joke "A horse is a horse of course, of course"), and Jennifer Lopez looked like a man before money came along.
Reply:OMG, the two you mentioned are the ones I was thinking about...Id have to put Nicole Richie in there too.

Are people blind or what?
Reply:You don't have a pic of yourself on your Y!A profile, so how do we know you're not just some bitter "ugly" person yourself?

Looks are fine and all, but they don't last forever and they won't get you into heaven.
Reply:I don't find anything attractive about Tom Cruise. Mel Gibson is an arrogant winkled up old ***hole.
Reply:Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock
Reply:Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton
Reply:paris hilton and tara reid
Reply:Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johanson.
Reply:orlando bloom, reese witherspoon too, angelina jolie she looks like a alien.
Reply:Paris or Tori Spelling
Reply:Scarlett Johansson, Allison Hannigan, Tara Reid, Jaime Pressly, Keira Knightly, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, the list goes on...
Reply:Nelly Furtado. She is one ugly slag. Cannot BELIEVE anyone likes her.
Reply:either Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan.. i think Nicole Richie has a pretty face but her body is too thin
Reply:Reese Whiterspoon
Reply:Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie, though I've never heard it claimed that they are gorgeous.

Jennifer Love-Hewitt.

Never understood what anyone saw in Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, either.
Reply:Brittany Spears. She looks like a street whore.
Reply:justin timberlake to me he is the uggliest and i hate his music
Reply:johnny depp
Reply:Hilary Swank, Scarlett Johannson

Made in Gods image?

i cannot percieve how man can be made in Gods image

i look at my own deteriorating body and consider its many faults

I look at the skin growths, the irregularities, the failing

i consider my youth and my bodys failure to meet

even a small amount of beauty requirements,

big belly

no butt

fatt hips

no boobs

bow legs

big feet

knobby knees

horse teeth

big lips

pug nose

small eyes

hair where there shouldn't be

i look at man kind in pictures and see

an almost garbage heap representation

haggard miskept mishapen, foul in appearance and foul in smell, and foul in deed and thought

in all aspects foul and most often...hopeless

There are men and women of every race who look like Gods

there are those who think like Gods

there are those who act like God

and there are those who love like God

they are very far and few between.

more often than not

i recoil from the entirety of mankind and the visage I see in the mirror

and something within me says

how can man be made in Gods image

and represent such apathy, unkemptness, and regrettable miscreation

how can this be Gods image

is the fall from grace so destructive that it turns man into this

tortured gargoyle representation of God

and i can't wrap my mind or heart around it

my understanding is too limited.

Where what when and how can I find an exact representation of man

made in Gods image,

does such a thing exist

or is it a mythical what was once.

it disturbs me

because those I am to have mercy upon

repulse me completely,

their mind, their heart, their vision, their bodies

fill me with a nihilistic horror

wrapped in twisted hopeless dread.

Made in Gods image?
your funny

got one head, two arms, two legs, and a body

thats close enough for me :)
Reply:I think it's more likely that God was created in the image of man. Why else would he have such a violent temper?
Reply:God gave us a Spirit thats what it means in the images of God to me. We have a soul.
Reply:You have to understand that we are made in Gods image, but when Adam ate of the fruit, that brought in sickness and diesese, because Satan then became ruler of this world, so the corruption that he was came into the world.
Reply:If that's true - he must be well hung - look at John Holmes.
Reply:you are made in God's image, the upkeep is all up to you. and from listening to all that babbling drivel its clear you haven't been getting your oil changes regularly.
Reply:You are looking only at your shell, your body.. You are more than that. You are mind as well, and spirit too. All three of these are needed to make you, You.. You can't be you without your mind. You can't be you if your body is not there. And you can't be you without some spiritual being... You are a triune person. Three that make up one.. That is how you are in the image of God.. He is also 3 that are one... IHS Jim
Reply:people who created god were not very creative, so created god in human image, well atheists have better imagination-just think about the invisible pink unicorn or the flying spaghetti monster!
Reply:Yet another person who apparently believes beauty can only exist on a magazine cover. You know what? Get some SELF ESTEEM! Stop worrying about being pretty, you obviously we're not born with a movie star forte, so live your life as a way you like. And maybe god is ugly, so what? beauty is subjective, no?
Reply:Spiritual image not physical. I think people like to think God looks like us physically. Once again, man creating God in his image. God is Spirit. Spirit is not a corporeal being.

John 1:3,5,24;


The one we know as Christ Jesus is the first creation created in the image of

God and a heaven being same as God. Gen.1:26; God said,"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." We are born in the imperfections of sin and dying from birth so that death and desease can happen any time, as we are the offsprings of Adam and innocent of all this. Christ Jesus will save all from this in the time frame given, we can know all but the day and the hour that this process begans. 1Cor.15:22-28,51-53;
Reply:“God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.” (Gen. 1:27) Being made in God’s image does not mean that we were made so as to look like God, but, that God put in the first humans the potential, the ability to exercise His own qualities. They became God's children. And most children to to act like their father or mother. In fact, sometimes a son is so much like his father that he is called “a chip off the old block.” And so it should be with us. Remember we are urged to “become imitators of God, as beloved children.” (Eph. 5:1)
Reply:Lighten up on yourself.

Yes you and I are made in God's image we are designed to be able to fellowship with God unlike the animals. Did you know that the Bible says that Jesus was not good looking at all? It describes Jesus as someone you would totally ignore in a crowd. The thing that drew people to Jesus is His love and concern for people from all walks of life. His GLORIFIED body IS beautiful as will be yours.
Reply:You are still able to reason, be articulate, and be creative. So indeed, you are still in the image of God, though marred by sin. Indeed, fall from grace is very destructive. But note: "Image of God" is not limited to the physical. Bible says, "God is spirit..." (John 4:24) and not limited by space. You are not your body.

As to "exact representation", look to Jesus who is said to be "the radiance of God's glory and exact representation of the Father" (Hebrews 11:3). In him alone there's salvation...Not only of your soul, but also of your body in resurrection (Romans 8:22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:53-57).

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