"I'm with you, TCS. A LOT of people may "mean well," but if they fail to empathize with whoever they're dealing with, ultimately, you get situations like the one you described in your previous comment and not far off of what…"
"There's a part of me that coulc not care less whether these people "meant well." The executioners of the Inquisition "meant well." Doesn't make what they did any less atrocious.
Granted, telling Larry that mom's in…"
"I love how the WBTS (one of the two cults I survived) has quietly dropped its claim that the "new system of things" will be ushered in "before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away." Flipping lying liars.
"Thank you for your well wishes. I do apologize for my rant. I have been told by friends that I am usually laid back about most things. I just had to vent. And I am usually not so colorful with my words, HA!
By the way Sentient Biped, my wife and I…"
Yes, when some religious persons act indignant , it is nice to come to Nexus. It's a safe haven. The atheistic Zion if you will. It's also a place where I can share comments from religious folk that act like buttheads with…"
"I get offended by anyone who gets offended by "happy holidays." Yes, it's primarily Christmas. But other holidays are being celebrated, too.
Now, I will not be offended if someone wishes me a Merry Christmas. But if I say happy…"
"Is your issue a matter of your own comfort, or peacekeeping? I too have issues with replying in certain circumstances, but for me, that's a matter of not having the will to engage some of these twits. Administering medicine top the dead and all…"
i've got no problem with everyone saying "merry christmas" on christmas day. however, they've turned it into an entire holiday season where it lasts a month or more. in those situations it should be perfectly acceptable to say "happy holidays" or call it a…
I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…
OK. I am venting. My mother died two weeks ago. She was a “god fearing christian.” Before her death she refused all medical treatment. She wanted to be left alone. She even refused to speak with my brother who is a methodist minister. He is a pip, let me tell you! I suspect she did not believe, but a woman born in her time could not and did not state her actual beliefs. This is the opening salvo to all christians; FUCK YOU! I had so many people come and tell…