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  1. The more people get excluded for not being inclusive enough (), the smaller and less effective the group gets.
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    so sick of facebook :P

    Let it go, Derek. There is a whole world out here of real flesh and blood people you can actually see and hear when you talk to them! I deleted my profile years ago and have no regrets.
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    Verses that bug you in the bible

    What an asshole. Happy to heal any and all that came to him back then, but can't be bothered to lift a finger for anyone now.
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    “America’s New Religions”

    Well, when you can literally justify anything - even completely opposing ideas - with the Bible, why not!
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    “America’s New Religions”

    Trump is the devil incarnate! He will destroy us! Hillary is the devil incarnate! She will destroy us!
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    Verses that bug you in the bible

    Ask and you will receive . . . Yeah in my 20+ years as a Christian that only worked in hindsight with a heavy dose of rationalization.
  7. And there is one simple response that can rattle them: If I did everything you do and was still not a Christian, how do you know you aren’t also fooling yourself?
  8. Some people just don’t use their brains. I am forever grateful to my mom who chose unusual (for the time) but phonetically spelled names that could not be shortened or altered into nicknames for me and my brothers. She really gave it a lot of thought for our futures.
  9. Reminds me of that guy just sentenced for killing his pregnant wife and two little girls. My mom kept saying, “How could anyone kill their own children!?” I explained about psychopaths and how they literally do not experience emotions nor do they understand other people’s emotions. People are just tools to get something they want. They watch and learn how to respond in appropriate ways without feeling anything. Then when the tools are no longer needed, they dispose of them and move on with no more thought or emotion than throwing out the trash. It’s chilling to think about.
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    Cult Leader Plans Sex Robot Brothel

    Buzz killer! 😉
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    Cult Leader Plans Sex Robot Brothel

    Oh baby, it’s too big!
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    Cult Leader Plans Sex Robot Brothel

    You know they'll be programmed to say, "Anything for you, baby!"
  13. I realize you are not necessarily agreeing with this mentality, but the truth of crime investigation is that more often than not, crimes are never solved until someone spills the secrets. Police can only go so far in interrogating people, in following leads, etc. and successful serial killers are only successful because they are very good at what they do. They frequently are aware of the kinds of evidence police are looking for and take pains to hide it. Some of the most successful serial killers here in the states are only now getting prosecuted because a relative decided to get a DNA test done and it led to old evidence from decades ago. We had a case several years ago where a woman was found murdered in her home and everyone was sure her husband had done it, but there was never enough evidence to take him to trial. About 5 years later, the killer threatened to kill his girlfriend "like I killed that lady!" The girlfriend went to the police and the whole crazy story came out. The murdered woman had worked at a bank and the killer thought he could kidnap her, take her to the bank and get her to open the safe. When she tried to explain to him that she did not know the combination and could never get it open, he got angry and killed her. The poor husband had to spend 5 years with everyone he knew thinking he had killed his wife when he had nothing to do with it! There was absolutely nothing remotely connecting the real killer to the woman and that is why the police never solved it on their own. Someone with loose lips is the most common way crimes actually get solved in the real world. Unfortunately, civilians watch TV shows where investigators find all kinds of clues left by hapless criminals in pristine conditions, get results back from DNA, blood, soil tests the same day (this usually takes months as the labs are overloaded with samples from other crimes), seem to have access to online info that no one in the real world has, have a whole army of investigators working on the same case (when there is more likely only one or two working on a case), and there is always some investigator with superhuman ability to deduce what happened - and the crime is solved in days or hours rather than weeks or months as is usually the case. So everyone thinks the "real" police are incompetent or flat out corrupt when that just isn't reality. Sorry for the long post, but this is a sore spot for a police wife!
  14. I will probably be in the minority here but . . . eww! 🤢
  15. Oh and what about the trans folk that think people should date them no matter what their preference is? Gawd! I need to go to bed. Goodnight!
  16. Ok, I seem to be on a rant - sorry! I’m better with words than numbers, but let me see if I can calculate that last one out. He is black and a man. Being black makes him a victim automatically (+1), but being a man makes him an oppressor (-1). However, since being black negates his male oppressiveness, he shouldn’t lose that point, so he gets a victim rating of 1. She is female and Latina. Each of those gets a point for sexism and racism, so she gets a 2. Wait, his name sounds vaguely Muslim, so presuming he is a Muslim to some degree, he gets a point, so now they’re even. But wait again! She could be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant, giving her another point! And did the story mention he had spent time in prison? If so, he was undoubtedly there only because he is a black man, giving him another point for racism . . . Do they actually do this in their heads when deciding who to advocate for!?!
  17. All the extremes are shooting themselves in the foot. I understand that some female celebrities are pulling away from the MeToo movement because high profile Muslim members and others are supporting openly anti-semitic Louis Farrakhan. Feminists can't stand Transwomen because that sort of "dilutes" feminism. White progressives claim white people are racist without apparently looking in the mirror. The MeToo movement wants every accusation to be accepted as fact despite the actual fact that humans can lie - even women - and because of that, due process is absolutely essential. And a female Latino(a?) manager of a Chipotle restaurant is fired for telling black men (known to "dine and dash") that they must pay first before receiving food! Wait, she's female and Latina - how can she be racist? How can you fire a woman that has achieved a level of power sought after by feminists? Where are the feminist activists crying foul? I don't know which "victim" I'm supposed to advocate for here. It's completely insane and I don't know whether to laugh or cry!?!
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    Have at it, Y'all...

    What amazes me is that they never take it to the next logical step. If god wants this so bad, why does he leave it to fallible humans to make it happen? Why doesn’t He do it himself? He’s all powerful, right? Where is his “hand” in all this?
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    Wife Advice Needed!

    We have actually had this problem more in the reverse. My husband doesn’t try to fix my problems too often, but I used to get very angry and start ranting when he would tell me the problems he was having at work. He would tell me what he was thinking during the issue and I would say, “Did you tell them that? You should tell them!” (I’m a very easygoing even-tempered person until someone I love is being hurt or treated unjustly - then all bets are off!). He was very patient with my outbursts for a long time, then finally one day angrily told me he couldn’t talk to me anymore. I now have to bite my tongue and just listen when he vents about work if I want him to share with me. Hard to do, but I do it because he needs to vent and I’m the only “safe” one he has to vent to. Relationships are hard - but SO worth it!
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    Wife Advice Needed!

    Yup, when my husband insisted he was thinking about nothing, I couldn’t believe it. But, he is an honest man and I finally quit asking him unless he had a certain look on his face indicating he WAS thinking.
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    Was your family "weird" too?

    My family is like yours - we’re weirdly happy and cohesive. My brothers and I were raised by a mainline denominational minister and SAHM wife. I and one of my brothers went evangelical during college and the other avoided religion until he divorced his first wife and married a nominal catholic. Now they go to the same kind of church we grew up in (but both their kids were baptized catholic, lol!). My evangelical brother is the only one still really religious, including homeschooling all four of his kids, but he never pushes his religion on anyone. I think there are two things that make us all get along so well, and it’s how my husband and I run our family as well - respect and lots of humor. We treat each other as adults and don’t try to control or manipulate each other. Our parents raised us to be confident, self-sufficient independent people and we have gravitated to spouses of the same mold. On top of that is a heavy sprinkling of humor. We spend most of our time laughing till we cry as my dad had a great sense of humor and taught us to see the funny in most things (though he was actually clinically depressed but undiagnosed until his last years). My husband and I often wonder to each other why we get along so well and the only things we can come up with are respect and humor.
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    Wife Update

    Your situation is the same as my husband’s was. He deconverted first and I initially resisted. The most powerful thing for me to finally step over the edge (I was slowly deconverting for years and didn’t realize it) was that he didn’t change when he deconverted. He was still the same kind, logical, supportive, funny, responsible, loyal man I had fallen in love with. He basically opened the door and showed me it would be ok if I went through it too. The thing that has continually reinforced my decision to walk through that door is the fact that my life has not changed AT ALL! Going to church or not, praying or not, reading the Bible or not — those things that I was told were crucial activities for my relationship with god — don’t make the slightest difference in my life. I always had a sneaking suspicion that god didn’t really care because he never answered my prayers. Now I know he doesn’t care because he doesn’t exist and the proof is in the fact that nothing happened when I quit him. Just keep loving her patiently and being the man she fell in love with, answering her questions logically and in a matter of fact way, and her own brain should take care of the rest.
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    Religion is like a p***s

    Don't know where this came from, but it apparently made the rounds of social media awhile back and I just now came across it. Thought I would share it as it made me smile. Having a religion is like having a penis. You're very proud of it. You're glad you've got it. You probably look after it. It may influence some of your decisions. But ultimately, it's private, And there aren't many people who want you to wave it in their faces. ☺️
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    What has happened to me?

    Yup, now it’s just what people do together when they're naked that gets him all bent out of shape!
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    New Game: You Might be an Ex-Christian if.....

    Oh, HELLLLL to the yeah!