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That measures of this nature [the draft] should be debated at all in the councils of a free government is cause of dismay. The question is nothing less than whether the most essential rights of personal liberty shall be surrendered and despotism embraced in its worst form.” – Daniel Webster
"He believes that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame . . . as blame, guilt, responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else." Bernardo deLa Paz
Just got off the phone with my Catholic sister. My niece/goddaughter's confirmation is planned for next year, so I have a year to shop for that Buybull. ;-)
Is “history” really a fair and accurate picture of human nature? History is mostly a compilation of “the news” from hundreds of thousands of days crammed into a single narrative. It’s a digest of thousands of years of “bleeding and leading,” squished together into one big crap pile, leaving us with the impression that human beings are vicious, terrible creatures.- Neil Carter
florduhLet us not forget that history is written by the victor. Not just the victor in a war, but the everyday victor who has power, wealth and influence for some reason.
May 04 2016 02:11 PM
StormGood point. The whole article Neil wrote is a great article about the "wickedness" of humans. It would have been improved by your comment.
Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Heavily triggered by roomie's... behaviours, hard to explain as a lot of it is my own brokenness talking. Not sure what to do except try to take care of myself and my anxiety first and foremost. I'm very worried about her too, the cult's sucking her in deeper, but apparently I'm STILL hurting a lot from my own trauma.
AbijahIt's really hard to see someone you care about suffer through trauma when you have your own. I think you're doing the right thing :) Try to continue to keep your individuality by getting out of the house if you can, hanging out with healthy people who can support you in this time, and encourage your roomie to maybe seek counseling. Her life isn't your responsibility, and I know that's super difficult to come to terms with as a caring friend. Just remember: YOU come first. <3
May 03 2016 12:27 PM
yuneaSigh...yeah. Thank you Abijah. I'll be doing those things, it just hurts to know how badly it could end for her. Then again maybe she gets luckier than I did. <3
May 03 2016 03:44 PM
Religious tolerance is such a funny subject. At the DMV the other day, a man was pissed that a Nativity Scene was taken down. I found it comforting.
hockeyfan70It's the war on Christianity, you know. The persecution complex runs deep.
May 03 2016 04:02 PM
Cousin RickyIt's fucking May already. Most *Christians* would be relieved to see it go. (Not all; my mom still has one set up in the living room.)
May 04 2016 09:36 PM
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Happy Walpurgis Night fellow heathens!
ThurisazMerry Beltane my fellow unbelievers :P
Apr 30 2016 11:01 PM
Lilith666Hail Satan! Or Thor, or whoever.
May 01 2016 08:07 AM
MindmasterHappy Belated Beltane to you as well! :)
May 01 2016 11:52 PM
I think it is very important to try and help and care for people.
hockeyfan70Agreed! And the good thing is you can do that without religion.
Apr 30 2016 05:49 PM
hockeyfan70And I think helping people is more authentic that way, because you're not doing it to either get another gold star on your crown in heaven, nor are you doing it to avoid punishment in hell. You're doing it because you like to help people.
Apr 30 2016 05:50 PM
rjnIndeed. Amen brothers, I've got nothing else to add.
Apr 30 2016 06:45 PM
Atheist brother asks what I'm trying to achieve by telling family I'm no longer a Christian. Maybe he has a point. What will it really accomplish?
Lilith666Your family not being shocked when they find out later. What would it accomplish if you kept it a secret from them? Tiptoeing around trying not to let it slip?
Apr 29 2016 10:12 PM
AvandrisThanks guys. Still not really sure what to do. Considering my options. Might make a post about it sometime soon, pool opinions/thoughts/experiences.
Apr 30 2016 07:52 PM
AbijahIt's only natural to share your beliefs with your family, because your beliefs are part of you, and your family can be very close to your heart. Tell your family for YOU :) You deserve your own personal validation of, "hey! I did this! This is who I am!" Whether or not THEY accept it, it is good to get out there and proclaim who you truly are. There is nothing wrong with your motives. <3
May 01 2016 10:57 AM
Indianapolis Comic-con this weekend with a gal I've been talking to and a couple of her good friends. This should be a lot of fun, and a good change of pace and scenery for me.
hockeyfan70Awesome! Hope you have a good time.
Apr 29 2016 11:30 AM
Lilith666That sounds great. Have fun!
Apr 29 2016 12:19 PM
TraviThanks! It should be a lot of fun, and give me a chance to get to know this gal.
Apr 29 2016 02:58 PM
Hickety shickety WHAM!! Wombely tombely BAM!! Shumbala mumbala BOOF!! I'm praying in tongues and kicking the Talking Snake's ass! Glory! :D
FuegoPPPPPbbbbbbth! (Speaking in lips)
Apr 27 2016 10:03 PM
Okay, it's 4:30 am and I should be sleeping, but I just got INTENSE cravings for nachos!
FuegoThat usually happens at 4:20 :-)
Apr 27 2016 07:40 PM
I 99.9% have rheumatoid arthrits. would it be a betrayal if I sought a naturopathic approach to this?
rjnEat more veggies (perhaps cutting down on meat if you eat a lot of it, especially processed meat), regardless of what diet you'll opt for. Marijuana might (don't take my word for it) alleviate you of some pain btw, but of course I'm not advocating THAT ;)
Apr 26 2016 10:07 PM
Apr 27 2016 06:59 AM
Dhampirrjn, I'm virtually immune to that stuff, unfortunately.
Apr 28 2016 02:54 PM