wadori

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About wadori

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    Eugene, Oregon
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    Writing, dancing, outdoors, games
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    Grew up in New England in a fundamentalist background. Followed fundamentalism for a few years after I became an adult, but found it just didn't work. Now have interest in science, the environment and social justice.

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  1. wadori

    How to find myself after Christianity (hobbies)

    When I was able to do so I used to dance, kayak, hike and play tennis. (I forever regret that I never tried hang gliding.) My physical disabilities pretty much preclude these things now, but those would be my other suggestions from my own experience. But you, of course, would have to go with what you like. One could create a list of a hundred or so different hobbies or activities to choose from, but I assume you could do that yourself. It's just a matter of finding what appeals to you. There are lots of groups out there that are involved in various "causes" or "efforts": environmental, social justice, etc. I'm not sure just what I would be doing right now if I weren't writing. When I finish I'll have to figure it out too. Sorry I don't seem to be able to be much more help, but good luck.
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    X-mas carol

    For the X-mas carolers out there: OH, LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM Oh, little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets starteth the everlasting hoax That through the years delights the ears of simple-minded folks. For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all around, While mortals sleep, the angels peek at that which does astound. For people will proclaim that this is a holy birth, Do anything their hoax to spring on folks throughout the earth. Joseph worried that his virgin had been defiled. Waxing bold Joseph she told that it was god's own child. Joseph bought this story -- a naïve little nerd, And so began the biggest scam the world has ever heard.
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    How to find myself after Christianity (hobbies)

    I don't know if I have an answer. I'm actually rather like you. I find it hard to take interest in lots of things. I never watch TV. When I turn the thing on I just scan down through what's showing and then turn the blasted thing off again. And I've never understood why anyone was interested in watching sports. Are they just ..... well, no sense offending the sports fans at this site. Can't remember the last time I went out to a movie. For almost the last two years I have more or less "sequestered myself" to write some books (one of which I have published). That is what is keeping me going. Do you have any interest in writing?
  4. Did someone actually write that? If so, I don't think it is worth responding to except perhaps to just say "Grow up!"
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    Most disturbing book ever written

    Because they like to think that you will be "convicted" of your "sin" by reading it, and thereby greatly disturbed.
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    Many gods in Bible

    I suppose it is all subject to interpretation, especially given that the Psalms are poetry. I like your interpretation. It seems reasonable. The Christians, of course, will apply their own interpretation, but I will include it in my "Unholy Bible".
  7. There doesn't seem to be a good category for this question. This seems to be as close as any. Please forgive me if I chose poorly. I am writing an "Unholy Bible", basically a collection of quotes from the Bible that Christians would rather weren't in there (i.e. "ammo" to use if you should feel like wasting your time arguing with a Christian over the Bible). I am trying to find a specific passage that I recall seeing in the past but can't seem to find. It is a passage, I think somewhere in the Psalms, that talks about god interacting with other gods, kind of like a meeting of the gods. That's all I can remember about it. I have searched BibleGateway.com and all over the internet, but I cannot seem to find this passage. Do any of you folks who come from a religious background and are familiar with the Bible know the passage that I am talking about? If you know where it is found or any of the specific wording of it so I can search for it, that would be helpful.
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    Most disturbing book ever written

    The interesting thing is that I believe both the atheists and the fundamentalists would like to see the Bible at the top of the list.
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    BIBLICAL TRUTH

    "No man should be in politics unless he would honestly rather not be there." - Henry Adams
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    Site mechanics

    Oh, thank you. But is there not a page that explains how it all works?
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    Site mechanics

    "Got questions about ... how to use the features on this site? Just ask!" Yes, that's what I have. I made a post yesterday with a mistake in it and wanted to go back and correct it, but I can't see any way to go back in a make a correction to a post if necessary. Also, I would like to be to "like" or "react" to posts like other people do, but I do not see any way to do so. Is there a page somewhere the site that explains the mechanics of how to use the site? (I hunted around but couldn't find one if it's here.)
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    Intelligent Design

    Sorry, " I always remember this when it gets misaligned (from disk pain I whine). " The parenthetical "from disk pain I whine" doesn't belong there. I copied from my original unedited version. If anyone knows how to go back in and edit a posting after submitting it please let me know.
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    Intelligent Design

    I just posted this song/poem at another site. Thought I would share it here also: INTELLIGENT DESIGN Some people say we got here by intelligent design. That is why I have an appendix that just works so fine. My windpipe and esophagus in my throat are combined, So I choke if I'm not careful, so great was the design. My backbone is so wondrous and perfectly designed. I always remember this when it gets misaligned (from disk pain I whine). My legs which are so nimble could not have come by chance. Otherwise I would not be able to learn how to dance. It can't be evolution - we are just too complex. That is why we cry "Oh god!" when we are having sex. We believe that things all came from intelligent design. That's why we keep our intelligence down in our behind. CHORUS: Intelligent design. That is how we got here. If you ask me that designer has some ideas a lot queer.
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    Am I An Atheist now?

    I believe I qualify as an "atheist", and I agree that there could be "something ‘out there’ which is the source of life or the universe", but I think that the chances of that are about 1 in 1 x 10666, so I will continue on in my "atheism" until I hear that there is some actual evidence to support it. Actually, I don't really like the label "atheist". What that tells you is what i don't believe, not what I do believe. I believe in a rational, investigative approach (i.e. science) to understanding the world and the universe around us. Therefore, I would describe myself as a "scientist", not indicating my vocation, but rather the belief system that I go by. I would encourage you to not worry about whether you are truly an atheist or not. I doubt that anyone here or at any other atheist site or group is going to challenge you on it. If you want to call yourself atheist, okay. If you want to call yourself agnostic, okay. But use a positive label to refer to yourself that tells people what you do believe, not a negative one that tells people what you don't believe. And enjoy all the atheist, agnostic, scientific or whatever else websites or groups you feel comfortable in associating with.