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About RiverDale

  • Birthday 07/30/1952

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    The Bible Belt::The brass on the buckle.
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    Gardening, Reading, Wondering.
  • More About Me
    Raised Fundy, questioned the rainbow.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Many, None Real

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  1. I love my job, but may get let go if I don't up my linehour soon. Then I will go to another charity telemarketing job up the road. I like it; I can dress like a slob and make crass comments, and I only work 30 hours a week- Aim low, and you'll never be disappointed. ;)

  2. Hope you are lovin' the Job.

  3. It fails concerning the suffering of children. So many christian analogies have a knee-jerk effect, but break apart under logic. Also, there are many barbers, and people who cut their own hair.
  4. God knew in his infinite wisdom, that the goy, who are barely better than filthy beasts, were coming, and they would love their pork chops and ham. Oh and crispy bacon sizzlin on the griddle.
  5. Will be in Control. When I change the Batteries

  6. American Atheist had a bumpersticker that said "Blasphemy is a Victimless Crime". If you could work that into a conversation, it might work on the christian, but I won't promise it works for eternal damnation.
  7. Yogebodhibaptist! How Fun!!!

  8. At least you are thinking, and I don't even know what a lot of those things you are, are.

  9. Mr Ray, you might have gotten your sweeping generalizations of men and women from the holy bible, but your depictions of those characteristics seem to have come from the covers of Romance Novels.
  10. Having been raised as a fundamentalist, I don't know how anyone could only believe parts of the bible like, "I believe Jesus died for my sins, but he didn't walk on water". You have to believe all of it or none. There are worthwhile verses dealing with simple social behaviour-don't steal, commit adultry, etc. , but I am talking about the 'magic' dogma parts. I can understand how someone on the "slippery slope" of de-conversion might pass from a fundy to a liberal feel good belief, for a while. At least they are beginning to think about things, and see the word of god has been skewed by man, but there is a difference between asking questions and setting up arguements.
  11. I was wondering if his notes he refered to say: Jump, Wave Arms, Pause for Laughter, and Simulate Strangling while Screaming.
  12. I'm not particularly concerned with homosexuals ruining marriage, friend. My concern is with further intrusion into marriage by legal assault. If young folks choose to live together because the 'marriage' their culture offers them doesn't appeal to them, I can understand that. If gays hope to achieve the same legal and social status as their hetero counterparts, I can understand. On the other hand, if we consider changing the legal definition of marriage, I'm concerned. It's not a rabid concern, just a continuing concern that we're trying to legislate a cultural redefinition of language, concepts, and relationships. Marriage has long since been legislated into the pitifully humorous convention of do and undo. Adding same-gender partners is just a continuation of a long-running process. Of course, I agree with you that vows tossed aside have their own corrosive effect. The effect on children is particularly burdensome; some, perhaps many are emotionally crippled for life. Do I think gay Christian marriages would be OK? Not my call pal. Find a gay Christian and ask him to talk it through for you. Thanks for your reply pal. I have to commend you on you fancy footwork. I haven't seen dancin' like that for a long time. --"intrusion into marriage by legal assault"? Allowing a loving couple access to the same legal and social status as their hetero counterparts, is an assault? So it is not the institution of marriage you are defending but the language, concepts and relationships? I'll try to figure that one out later. So tell me friend, since you said it was not your call, if I had a gay christian tell me he should be able to get married, would you be okay with that? You don't have an opinion of your own?
  13. Mr. Ferris, Reading your posts, I seem to notice a stereotype thrown over both groups, heterosexual/homosexual. Heterosexual stable and loving, homosexual, well, you are not to sure about. Surely you don't think a male/female union guarantees stability and the harmonious rearing of children? Both groups have their share of loving, nurturing adults as well as the wack jobs. I don't understand how so many christians are worried about Homosexuals ruining the institution of marriage, while christians tolerate more than even a 2% divorce rate among their own. I have not seen any demonstrations and handwringing in front of law offices that specialize in divorce. I think sacred vows to god and country made in public, then tossed aside must have their own corrosive effect on such a hallowed instution. Don't you? The funny thing is, there are many gay people clamoring to be recognized as "christian" and the churchs are fighting that too. Do you think gay christian marriages would be okay? As in so many things, it is easier to point the christian finger at the gay threat to marriage than it is to clean up your own back yard.
  14. "Blue Christmas" by Mr. Elvis Presley. "and when those blue snowflakes start fallin"
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