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  1. Fuck!!! And the biggest problem is that it's on the internet. So on top of their general arrogance and stupidity in the video, they'll be "strengthened" by the fact that it went viral. Either way they'll be happy because someone will hear the "good news" and may be saved through their supposed influence; and if they get trashed, then they're being persecuted for their faith which just reinforces it more! Staged or not, it just gives me less hope for the future of humanity.
  2. I just received a myspace message; and granted I don't usually check these, but I figured I'd go and clean out the inbox. I thought I'd post this to see if anyone else is getting spammed the same way I have been. I get these about once or twice a month - someone doing a research project, tv show, documentary, etc, etc, etc. I'm getting fucking fed-up with people thinking they can profit from what others think MUST be conflict. Funny thing is, I DO think this is spam! My profile is private, locked, etc - and she still is trying to solicit. It's almost as bad as a friggin' fundy trying to reconvert one of us. Isn't it enough that I just want to be left to myself to live my life without someone wanting to make a spectacle?
  3. Maybe I missed something with being away from the boards for a bit - but what's with the no longer being allowed to label someone as a total lunatic, or a troll? Was this something handed down from Dave that I forgot to read?
  4. Rhia


    I have only one response to this whole friggin' thread: *face-palm!* Now back to the regularly scheduled debauchery!
  5. Oh good lard! John Barrowman! *scurries to go watch episodes of Torchwood!*
  6. Maybe I'm just a bit biased, but I would say no to the Army. My mother's partner was in the Navy for years, and was trying to raise me to join myself. Needless to say I didn't, but I can still tread for 3 hours in moving water without so much as getting tired. Gotta love muscle memory. Anyway, I have some friends in the Navy, and they're being treated a LOT better than those in the Army Reserves. Many of them are stationed around Egypt, Japan, South Korea, etc - and are happy where they are. You'll get to see a lot of port cities, meet new people, and still get the tuition reimbursement; but without being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq in desert fatigues. I'd say before signing ANYTHING, go down to the local recruitment offices for each - Army Reserves, Navy, Air Force, and Marines and speak to someone. Get educated first, and then make a decision. Personally, I'd rather be on the water than in the desert, but it's your life and ultimately what you prefer the best. Then again, I wouldn't join any branch of the military if given the choice - I'd rather be a civilian. If you feel this is the best way to go - then good luck!
  7. Mine is a VERY complicated background, and I can't even give a straight answer to that question - as odd as that may seem. My birth family were a bit odd - my mom was a mix of Xn, neo-pagan, and LDS. My step-dad was an Atheist who believed in UFOs, ghosts, and that a black hole crashed into Earth, who is now a "take what you like and leave the rest" Xn. My foster family were Pentecostal - that's where I received most of my religious training. And I converted my adopted family to AoG before deconverting myself. So yeah, I'm a bit of a strange case. Then again: aren't we all?
  8. Well, it sounds as though it was handled well-enough. I'd let it slide for now - the next time this person tries to pull that, then I think you'd be okay to calmly respond that you would prefer to not have evangelism directed towards yourself or your friend. If that doesn't work, there's always that plethora of insults which would work at a moment's notice.
  9. I didn't just get one, but TWO of the same fucking PMs!!! DELETE!
  10. As former AoG, I'm going Pentecostal. I may come from the more "liberal" of Pentecostal denoms, but we were definitely a freaky, insane bunch. Try as a girl not being allowed wear pants, makeup, or jewelry until you're married - and then if your husband wants you to dress like a whore because it gets him off; you have to, because he's your husband and you must submit. There are other freakier things, but that's I think a nice taste of the insanity.
  11. Bitch away hon! And yes, people SUCK!!!! A lot! Just tell them to fuck off and hang here.
  12. Rhia

    Here's The Point

    Awww! You know I "love" ya!
  13. Rhia

    Here's The Point

    Thank you Neon - but we all know that End is nothing more than a scared little boy who has probably forgotten his meds (yet again) looking for love - and not surprisingly, this is just one of many wrong places. I'd suggest he go to his wife to get further stroked, but I doubt she wants to. Who would want to, though? He can say that I'm rude all he likes, but at least I'm not going into ChristianForums or even to the faces of my Xn friends and acting like an uncouth brute. I'd call him a Neanderthal, but I think that might be insulting to our fellow extinct sub-species. Though if one goes with the theory that they indeed bred with homo sapien, then maybe there is some validity. Fucking dirty old man - I bet you're just over the moon that I'm single now.
  14. Rhia

    Here's The Point

    *sigh* You call me a bitch like it's a bad thing, hon. ETA: no law dictates that I must love you, hence why I'm free to loathe you instead.
  15. I belonged to Liberty Churches, associated with the Assemblies of God. There's two locations, one in my town (the large cathedral style), and the other one is in the next town over. The head pastor, Will Bard; believes he's going to be the next Billy Graham. http://www.libertychurches.org/liberty/
  16. I miss being loved. The people in my church loved me, my pastors loved me, my teachers at my private Xn school loved me, and my family loved me. Now, none of them will talk to me and with my family it's OBVIOUS I was loved more as a Xn. And to make it more lighthearted: I missed scoping out the cute guys in my church. I was invisible to them, but they weren't to me!
  17. As someone who has had a family member commit suicide, I have mixed views on said subject. First off, I know that once someone has made the decision to commit suicide, there is really little that someone can do to keep it from happening. Even on suicide watch in a mental facility, people are able to figure out ways if they truly wish to end their lives. Compassion doesn't seem to work, as once their minds are made, they're made unless they again choose otherwise. Secondly, I know that in many cases, those who constantly threaten to commit suicide are more or less looking for attention. They WANT to be stopped, and they'll take advantage of anyone willing to give them that attention. I've been the one dealing out the attention in cases like that before, and it's a real possibility. Lastly, all people should be given a decent amount of compassion TO BEGIN WITH, instead of upping the ante only when people think it may be too late. Aside from any religion, all people deserve to be treated well. I wish there was really some way to get people to stop from killing themselves, but just like it was in my family: he made up his mind that it was better to die, he waited until he was alone, and nothing, absolutely NOTHING (including the love and compassion of his family, girlfriend, and the birth of his daughter) were able to change his mind.
  18. Why should I be afraid? Even if it was true, I'd still think it bullshit.
  19. And what if your lawn is better than mine?
  20. To address the OP: Bible-God can't be completely omni, and I considered this even when I WAS a Christian. Here is the thought I had. Yes, people (and I suppose gods) can express both love and hate, anger and patience, etc, etc. The ONE thing that I've noticed humanity (and gods) can't seem to have both of is security vs. jealousy regarding the same subject. I can both love and hate my family, but I can't feel both secure and jealous. The 10 commandments make it clear: "I the Lord your God am a jealous god". There are many, many, MANY instances where Bible-God shows himself to be insanely jealous, and never secure. Worship another god - jealously takes over, people die. Not invade the enemy's land a certain way - jealousy takes over, people die. I can keep going on in terms of atrocity, but I'll choose not to. On the other hand, I don't see very many (if any) instances where Bible-God is a secure god. Never is there benefit of the doubt, or even much patience. It's pretty cut and dry. Don't believe in Bible-god, he get's jealous, non-believer goes to hell. Worship another god as well as Bible-god, he get's jealous, polytheistic worshiper goes to hell. People never learn about Bible-god, it says in the Bible no man is without excuse, Bible-god gets jealous, ignorant people go to hell. No matter where I've looked from OT to NT, Bible-god gets jealous somehow, and death comes about. This to me, signifies that Bible-god can't really be Omni; if the whole point is being able to be both opposing views/emotions/elements/etc at the same time.. If he were, there would be more security, and less death or threats of death.
  21. Believe it or not - Missions. I went to school to be a missionary, my original major was in Missions. My second missions class ever was on the same day as a 100-level Sociology course. They clashed too much. I heard about "Missiological Tyranny" in Soc, and then would go to Missions and be told of the glories of seeing a whole culture turned to Christ - even down to those in the middle of Africa wearing long-sleeved polyester shirts and pants. It just horrified me way too much for words.
  22. It sounds quite interesting, do tell us what you think! Glory!
  23. Thanks. My way of actually getting rid of the stress of her is by ranting. If I compartmentalize, I'll go nuts hoping that she'll eventually change, so calling her a crazy bitch and breathing afterward helps. At least I don't have to live with her. She's like a fundy, only she's polytheistic and believes she's going to literally fight and defeat Satan (Revelation-style) at the end of days. Again, thanks for listening, I needed it.
  24. Haven't had caffeine in a month, laid off of coffee 2 years ago completely.
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