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  1. All of it. From the preparation to adjusting to the lack of oxygen and altitude, it was absolutely incredible. If you have even a passing thought of doing it, just do it. The thing is every person who has asked me about it thinks it must have been very expensive, it wasn't and could have been even cheaper had we not had a guide and porter. If you have any questions just PM me.
  2. So Trump is going to sign a EO recognizing Judaism as a nationality in the U.S. in order to fight perceived anti-semitism on college campuses, among other things. I wonder how long it will take other groups to challenge this or seek their own "nationality".......... Pastafariains unite!
  3. My wife lost her mom when she was 12. It had a devastating impact on her and a lot of her motivations and behaviors are traceable to that event. Every once in a while she will mention "when I see mom in heaven". It presents a rare occasion with believers where you just have to nod and smile.
  4. You only have 2 posts and this one sounds like something from The Onion. If there is an ounce of sincerity in your post then it would be reasonable to assume you have not traveled much in which case this seems appropriate........ "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain
  5. This popped up from someone in my Facebook feed. It's titled First Moments in Heaven. Seriously?
  6. My wife and I just returned from a trek in Nepal where we went to the Everest base camp. While waiting for our flight out of there we met a guy from Tennessee who had gotten a cold when he was just two days from completing the same trek but had to return while the rest of his group pushed on. During the conversation he revealed that the trek was actually a mission trip funded by his church to check out possible villages to "plant" church members to "spread the word". I didn't know whether to puke or roll my eyes and leave. Fortunately within a few minutes we got called to the air strip and left. I just find it utterly disturbing that still, today, there are people so warped by their religion that they think it's a good thing to invade indigenous people and spread their brand of delusion. It's disgusting.
  7. Yesterday my wife and I ran into the woman in this story. Oh she had the greatest thing happen to her the previous day. Her elderly husband had exited a parking lot onto a state highway and went the wrong direction. He went several miles before realizing his mistake and did a U-turn in the middle of the road. Her god was so good to her husband that he delayed the stop lights on down the road so that there was no traffic and he didn't run into anyone. She said, "Just another example of how God works!" All I could think about was how a guy did the same thing near this woman's home several years ago except he had his 4 kids in his car and ran head on into someone killing everyone except himself. Guess her God didn't care so much about those toddlers.
  8. Today was my wife's annual play-on-the-lake day with her retired boss' uber-Christian family. Every year she invites him and his wife, their 4 adult sons and their bazillion children over to swim and tube. All they do when they're here is talk politics and religion. Not a damn one of them can complete a sentence without tossing in god or jesus. It's very annoying. So as usual, before they ate, the boss' wife said a prayer then dropped in something I'd never heard of before, a "God Sighting". I guess it's a feel good thing running rampant through the mega-churches and incites competition between fundy's. She explained that she had planned on getting KFC for the meal but she had gone to Kroger before KFC and hallelujah! Praise Jebus!! They had yesterdays chicken for half price!! AND .............. she had taken all the leftover hot dogs from the church brunch!! The whole meal for 31 people only cost her $10.00!! Now there's a reason why the chicken is half price ................ after sitting under the high beams all day the shit is about half the size it was when it was fresh because every last ounce of moisture has been baked out of it. You have to take a drink of something after every bite just to wash it out of your pie hole. And those hot dogs ........... I had been to enough church breakfasts and brunches to know that churchies usually bring the cheapest thing they can find and these dogs were no different. They were more like super compacted finger sized tubes of fake meat saturated in red dye No. 4. The capper though was after everyone had been through the chow line I brought up the rear. All that was left were a couple wings probably from a parakeet and one hot dog half burnt. Now if I would have been feeding 31 people I would have provided at least 3 good pieces of chicken for everyone and at least 2 dogs because those kids were gonna swim and get hungry again. I saw the pan that the bird and dogs came in and no way was there 90 pieces of chicken nor 31 hot dogs. I don't know about you but the god she saw must have been an imposter.
  9. The Duckboat Accident on July 19 --Tia Coleman's thoughts as she struggled to swim to the surface of the lake were focused on her family. She and 10 of her relatives were on a family vacation from Indiana, taking a tour Thursday of Table Rock Lake near the Missouri tourist hotspot of Branson. A treacherous squall sank the boat, sending Coleman down into cold, deep water. She knew she had to go up to get to safety and to help her children. "I said, 'Lord, please, I've got to get to my babies. I've got to get to my babies," she said Saturday at a news conference at at Cox Medical Center Branson, where she has been hospitalized since the incident that took 17 lives, including her husband, three children and five other members of her family. Her children have always loved to swim, Coleman said. They had taken vacations to other lakes and to beaches. "In our family, my oldest son is autistic so a lot of things normal families do, we don't always do," she said. They went on the duck boat because her eldest could be himself on the boat, she said. Passengers were told there was a storm coming before they went out on the water, Coleman said. The captain mentioned life jackets before they went onto the lake, she added, but he said, "you won't need them so we didn't grab them." Coleman said she thinks if she had been able to get a life jacket to her children -- she had a son sitting next to her -- she could have saved them. "I felt like, if I was able to get a life jacket I could have saved my babies because they could have at least floated up to the top and somebody could have grabbed them. And I wasn't able to do that," she said. Coleman told reporters that she hit her head as she tried to exit the boat, possibly butting up against the canopy. "The harder I was kicking to the top, I was pulled down," she said. As she lost hope of surviving, Coleman just let go and started floating. She felt warmer water closer to the surface and reached out her hand. When her head emerged from the lake, she looked around and saw a big riverboat docked nearby, but she didn't see anyone from her family. All of them but a nephew had perished. Coleman felt hands reaching down for her and then she realized she was being pulled out of the water. When asked whether she is happy she made it out alive, Coleman said she doesn't know yet and only time will tell. But she thinks there is a reason she survived. "God must have something for me because there's no way I should be here," she said. *facepalm* Right...... your loving omnipotent god could find absolutely no other way to lead you in the right direction other than to kill your whole family. The stupid is strong with this one.
  10. So my X and her husband got sucked into the Dominionist cult........ Christian Taliban, total Jebus freaks. Well today my wife was at my youngest daughters house and my daughter (32) made the comment that her mom and step-father were having big problems with one of their adopted children, a boy who is now 14. Seems he is not allowed to get on a computer so he finds unattended cell phones in the house and surfs for porn on them. This was information given to my daughter when she recently visited her mom. My daughter also mentioned that when she was visiting she noticed that the boy was kinda funky as in he needed to spend some time in the rain locker and also maybe start using deodorant. So she took him to the store, bought him some deodorant and some of that liquid body wash that's popular with that age group. When they got home her mom threw a fit and made her take the body wash back to the store because,...... "He will do inappropriate things with it!" LOL!! It's especially funny to me cause me and her mom started dating when she was 14 and she was a total horn toad. She would do anything in the sack.... a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. Anyway, personally I don't find what the boy is doing to be disgusting like his mother does. What I do find disgusting is how his parents, the hypocrites that they are, will shame the boy for being human, shame him for having natural desires and curiosity and likely turn him into a sexually repressed individual.
  11. If you read a little further down in verse 9 the god is "walking" in the garden and "asks" where Adam is. Isn't this god supposed to be omnipresent and omniscient?
  12. Acts 1:9 So a piece of a god shed it's earthly body to go back to where it came from. Not much of a sacrifice there.
  13. Forgive me, I have a habit of making light of things even when it would be socially unacceptable, especially when the irony is so palpable. So this lifelong friend of mine lost her mother last Spring. Her mother suffered most of her life with debilitating arthritis. Her last year or so was spent curled up in a ball in a bed in a nursing home, totally coherent and mentally livid but physically incapable of anything and enduring immense pain. She was around 72 when she passed. Her husband was a Pastor. He visited her in the nursing home every day, twice a day. In death he did the same thing. Always on time, never missed a day at the cemetery. Totally devoted. Yesterday as he was driving home he had a heart attack, stiffened up and uncontrollably put the accelerator to the floor, went into an intersection doing 60+ and was T-boned on the driver side by a semi. Yes, closed casket. Guess it wasn't enough that his allegedly omnipotent god first killed him with a heart attack but sent him into the intersection to be be squashed by a truck to make sure the deed was done. It's things like these that make hearing, "well we can't know the mind of god/his motives/his mysterious ways" sound so infantile. What was the point? There is no point. There is no god.
  14. This (misspellings included) in the FB comment section for a story on Ryan Shazier, the Pittsburgh Steeler player who suffered a spinal injury last week......... "I come before the thrown of God today decreeing and declaring a full recovery for Ryan Shazier in Jesus Name! I rebuke the swrlling and bruising and declare it must leave. I come against any doubt and fear and pray for him to not just recover but have a speedy recovery that baffles the doctors. I pray for his emotions to be in tact and for Ryan to be strong through this trial. Lord I thank You for answering this prayer in Jesus Name Amen." Do these people ever consider that as much as they think it is in their gods power to heal it is also within its power to prevent? I know, they'll just pull out the "it was gods will, it's a lesson for all of us, we can't know gods intentions blah, blah, blah.........." Thing is if it's all of that then isn't it kind of insane for this god to do it over, and over and over again or maybe it's just one cruel mother fucker? Do they ever think of that? Of course not.
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