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  1. “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” ~ Socrates It's all the same, it doesn't change...
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  2. You don't have to contact Ann to get through to your niece since she is on FB. You don't even have to directly contact your niece. Post something on your account that you know she will see. "Hey, look what I found while cleaning out my file cabinet: a copy of the restraining order against Beth's ex! Wow, what a painful trip down memory lane." or "I just discovered public records online, and I found this old police report about Beth's ex and their incident. Crazy what the internet can do these days!" or "I was going through my own journals [you can make this part up] and re-read the time when I
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  3. Once again the lord jesus shows us how much he loves the little children of the world. Not. In the province next door, two little brothers, 5 and 7 years old, who slept in the same bed (like my sister and I did) for a 'sleepover', were strangled to death by a 15 foot huge python snake that got loose from the exotic pet store below the upstairs apartment. It wasn't the best place to have a sleepover (I wouldn't let my grandchildren who are around the same age!!) but wouldln't you think that jesus of the bible would protect those two little brothers? Once again we sing the song that i
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  4. Another good Pratchett book would be Going Postal. It's also one of the funniest books I've ever read, even among Discworld books.
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  5. I appreciate this discussion and I'm enjoying reading everyone's responses. It is definitely clear to me now that we are disagreeing on the definition of choice. I'm glad "you can choose not to breathe" came up, because this is the perfect example. You can choose not to breathe for a minute or so (that is, you can choose to hold your breath), but if you're capable of holding your breath until you pass out, your body will start breathing again--but that doesn't mean you are CONSCIOUSLY choosing to breathe again. Breathing is an involuntary response. So we have conscious and uncons
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  6. That serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is our "brother in Christ" because he prayed to accept Christ in prison. That we should look forward to being with our brother Jeffrey in heaven (the victims weren't mentioned) . There were many instances like this where we were being taught to believe that some vile person was "our brother" because he had made a prayer to accept Christ. In our church immediately after someone made that prayer they are a "brother." I thought I was the evil one because I didn't want to be in the same club with brother Jeffrey. We watched a video of him in church talking a
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  7. I'm a Gen-Xer too, and quite happily so. We were always perceived as questioning authority and the system (so annoying to the boomers), but I think we had good reason. Out of college, so many corporations were already full of boomers in nice positions, and no room for us. We also realized that times were changing -- no longer would we get a great corporate job, climb the ladder, and retire from the same place with a comfy pension. We were sort of on our own. As a woman, we also noticed that women boomers worked really hard to have it all -- career, marriage, kids -- but they were quickly overe
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  8. Life is very short. Don't waste any of it trying to make sense of Revelation.
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  9. Such a horrid thing to have happened. Those poor little boys. Here's the story:
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  10. I was recently debating with a Christian work colleague about hell. He made the statement that Jesus took our punishment when he died on the cross. I then asked him whether he saw Hell as eternal suffering and he said yes. I then asked him, well how then did Jesus take my punishment? He is not suffering for all eternity. He only suffered for a few days which is a microscopic taste of what my punishment will be. I ask again, how did Jesus take our punishment? He couldn't answer that. He also went on to claim that Hell was simply seperation from God. We would not have his love for all e
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  11. That's good Beth is visiting. Even though I know Beth's ex is NOT a murderer, he only is not because he did not successfully kill your sister in a fit of rage (most crimes are ones of passion and not serial killer sensationalized like tv shows). My top concern is why would anybody want to be in contact with him, much less some of your own young family members initiating contact. And, as said, a 10 hour drive is really not that long if two people are determined to meet. Your niece is still young and probably VERY naive due to her upbringing and this guy has some serious issues. He MAY have got
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  12. My wife and I went on a tour of India this past December and January. We're 53 and 50. Of the 14 other tour members, one was 31, another 36, and the rest were between 19 and 25. At first we were bummed about being the only ones in our age group...we got over that quickly! These people were some of the most interesting, intelligent, well-traveled people we've ever met. They appreciate diversity, different cultures, and interested in people who are different from them. On the other hand, the people I work with (40's and 50's) seem scared to death of everything outside their small culture/c
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  13. There ya go talking about yourself again. hahah. j/k Millenials aren't any more narcissistic than any other generation. There has always been sex and drugs and at least since the 50s, rock and roll! You forgot about "entitlement." I hear that one also as related to millenials. When I was a teenager back in the dark ages my parents just called it the fallacy that "the world owes you a living" and that's what ALL teens thought back then according to the older generation. :-) So every generation says pretty much the same stuff. After you work twenty years you'll be bitching about the gene
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  14. "Time is on our side, we can take comfort in that." Alas, time is on no one's side. Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. bill
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  15. Holyshit - yes, someone on ExC a couple of months ago had a thread on this, but I can't find it. But basically it asked the question "Who is observing these events and writing them down?" It's written as if there is a Bronze Age reporter running around and writing down these wacky events as they happen! Silly Christians!
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  17. They figure, since he CHOSE that path, then fuck him. We don't have to concern ourselves any further.
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  18. I think of it more as the higher self is a capacity within all of us. The true self is the totality of what we are right now - not just the conscious mind bits. By reorganizing and reweighting the existing bits (which you do by discovering your true self), we can align ourself more with our concept of our higher self. So the higher self is the goal we're aiming for, and those mystical experiences (or is it numinous? not sure on definitions) where we experience our "higher self" is... an act of creation more than an act of discovery. Becoming whole is a skill we can develop. By whole, I mea
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  19. Here is the wikipedia on "higher self": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher_self My personal definition is to imagine that this reality is a story or game and outside there is a higher reality with my higher self that is reading or playing the game and is so engrossed that it has forgotten this is just a story. As a result, the higher self is suffering instead of enjoying the story. Probably that isn't the standard definition.
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