Community Status Updates
It just dawned on me how much I have changed since joining ex-C. When I first came, I still had a fear of Hell and I did not post or socialize much here. I was mostly quiet. Now, I almost always have something to say and have not been afraid of Hell for quite a while. I feel like I'm part of the group. :) Hopefully I can help many new members like many here have helped me.
Babylonian DreamIt's a great feeling isn't it? When you no longer have to fear, "What if I'm wrong and am going to hell?"
Used to spend so many nights crying over hell. That was a great many years ago.
Mai 16 2013 08:26
crazyguy123That is good that you are free of your fear of Hell as well. :)
Mai 16 2013 12:00
nivekFeels great mentally and physically. Freedom is a great place to be.
Mai 16 2013 01:17
saw someone else from the church i used to go to, i'll call her Connie, and she wouldn't even look at me or talk to me. funny, considering around this time a year ago, Connie was fawning over me and calling me her "friend." i think someone's been talking shit about me, and i have a fair idea as to who. on the flip side, i saw Ivy's mom, sister and niece, and Ivy and i talked for an hour last night. :D
What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music …And people flock around the poet and say: ‘Sing again soon’ – that is, ‘May new sufferings torment your soul but your lips be fashioned as before, for the cry would only frighten us, but the music, that is blissful’.
TrueFreedomAnd the critics come forward and say, ‘That’s the way, that’s how the rules of aesthetics say it should be done’. Of course, a critic resembles a poet to a hair, except he has no aguish in his heart, no music on his lips. - Kierkegaard, Either/Or
Mai 14 2013 09:43
Mai 15 2013 08:29
Family went to mass for M's day. It was our 2nd service for the year. Kids were board and disruptive. I got the giggles.
mymistakeFor the record my wife and kids went to Easter sunday while I stayed home. So we have all caught up with 2 services each.
Mai 15 2013 11:23
"The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope." - General Robert E. Lee
is showering in the Blood of Jesus! Doesn't that sound disgusting when you really think about it?
ConureDelSolNot if he explodes like Rorschach
Mai 13 2013 08:55
PositivistLOL!!! Creepy as hell! But I think you need to be PLUNGED, brutha, PLUNGED 'neath the cleansing blood flood!
Mai 14 2013 11:43
I think this must be the angry stage of deconversion...
crazyguy123I get angry about it for the same reasons that you do, but if you think about it, you have a right to be angry about the damage that Christianity and other religions like it do. The anger is pointless if you let it burn inside of you, but if it fuels your desire to take action and do something to help fix the damage caused to others, then it is a good thing if you do something about it.
Mai 13 2013 12:39
mymistakeFor me after anger came humor. Christianity is a wonderful source of laughter for me. I laugh at myself and what I did. I hope you work through your anger and get to something better.
Mai 13 2013 02:13
Brother JeffI was angry for a long time and used humor to deal with it. I hope you get past it soon because there is life on the other side of it. I know that religion has great meaning to some people, but to me it is just silly and naive, and some of the concepts are barbaric.
Mai 13 2013 05:13
is farting in the sky with Jesus! Glory!
par4dcourseI see a glorious cloud over Alaska!
Mai 13 2013 11:01
So I got my mom a gift certificate to Hank's Oyster bar. Now the downside is I have to go to a seafood restaurant, which I hate and find repulsive. That shows I love my mom.
Think of it this way. Look at it as an investment. Someday, she will pass away and you will be in her will and inherit some money or property.
Mai 13 2013 11:28
crazyguy123You really must love her if you are willing to go to a seafood restaurant with her and accept verbal abuse from her, which you have received from her, correct?
Mai 13 2013 02:40
SilentLonerCorrect, cg. Its been a love/hate relationship for years though. Guess I'm used to it.
Mai 13 2013 09:35
"I remember hearing one lecture… by P.J. O’Rourke where he was addressing a bunch of libertarians. [He] said that… I’m paraphrasing… “What we all have in common is that everyone in this room does not know what’s best for everyone else. That’s all we have in common.” And my whole take on libertarianism - I don’t go with pragmatic arguments at all. The arguments that our whole world would function better, I don’t go for the arguments that the free market is magic and if we left it alone, ev...
Church basements... where catholics get drunk.
DenyozGoing there right now, WooHoo!
Mai 12 2013 11:29
MargeePlay some bingo for me Deny!!
Mai 12 2013 01:41
Got Jesus?. Who need's enemies?. http://t.co/Vi9urQKsl7
crazyguy123It's funny how having Jesus gives a person more enemies than they had before...
Mai 12 2013 11:45
Photos of other people's mothers on Facebook: nice gestures, but after a hundred or more of them, I had to log out.
Mother's Day tomorrow. I hate the holiday as much as the founder does. Pretty sad!
crazyguy123The founder of the holiday hates the holiday?
Mai 12 2013 10:47
zomberinaYep. Even lobbied to reverse her win to get it recognized as a holiday. Jarvis was her name. Interesting woman.
Mai 12 2013 02:06