Yeah, it rained. But according to the local paper, they were warned by the authorities that they could not burn books or they would be breaking the law, and would get fined. Wimps- if they really believed they were doing God's work, couldn't they have grown some balls and just done it anyway? That's what gasoline is for! I mean, "F--- the Man, y'all are goin' ta hell for readin' the wrong book!" or something. And wouldn't getting a big fine been just the opportunity they were wanting? I smell a lawsuit for infringement of their religious rights. But no. What a letdown. Jerks!
"So much to catch up on! I still don't care much for the skinny "Comments" section; did the webmaster decide we all need to go on a diet, or what?
Joan, I wish my Mom hadd had a "team" when she was going through chemo…"
"I guess I am redneck. As a child I talked twangy and it seemed to be what those around me were doing. Imagine the worst redneck accent and I had it. I joined the Army and my training instructor asked what part of Georgia I was from. He was…"
"@Rachel: Realizing I have only one life to live also encourages me to live a happier and fuller life, as well as invest in a future I know I will not be around to appreciate. It seems only logical to me.
@Dennis: I've always wondered what it…"
"Loren, i was thinking about you and your likely response as i was writing this post. i know your rightful indignation with the papacy and share it, albeit probably with slightly less ire.
i must say that i just freaking love your pov.…"
"I suppose in regions of the country where Christianity is a major influence in local culture working towards a level of acceptance would be in Wicca's best interest. When I visited a gem shop in the bible belt with one of my friends I learned…"
"Hmmm, an outreach to atheists from the pope? I wonder ... is this an attempt at engagement and maybe a dialogue ... or is it an act of desperation from an organization which may finally be recognizing that it is failing at both engagement and…"
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