"Gotta love this (from the article about the 60-ft cross:
"We just thought that was too ostentatious or gaudy for our size of property," Jackson said.
"Twenty acres will support a 60-foot cross. I'm not sure it would look right to…"
"I agree, Troy. And when you DO have churches who are serious about taking care of the poor, they often won't let them eat until they've sat through a sermon and/or gone through the motions (at least) of accepting Christ as their…"
"Many of us are not "easily, and understandably, entertained with distraction." Many of us are working too many hours at dead-end and/or underpaid jobs that leave little time to cruise the Internet looking for information and…"
"I totally agree. I would much rather have tax dollars help the poor and needy than be used for any number of other things the government has seen fit to do with them (bail out the rich, start and maintain wars, etc.)."
"Ok, I get that. I guess I just found it confusing because I hear plenty of women discuss their experiences with post-partum depression but I've honestly never heard anyone talk about this before (which doesn't mean it doesn't…"
"I'm confused. Are they really talking about post-traumatic stress disorder or do they mean post-partum depression? Because those are two entirely different animals and the PTSD aspect of this sounds like complete BS to me."
"Harridan, that comment, about finding meaning in our lives, always baffles me. I have plenty of things in my life that I find meaningful, and none of them have anything at all to do with religion. As for morality, pardon me for managing…"
You live near Wauwatosa? It's a small world. I have been joining groups whenever I want to comment or am interested in a discussion or want to check out later when I have time. The forums and blogs are more general and I seem to gravitate there but that can make for an unfocused visit. I like political and humor groups plus the science groups where I lurk.
I understand how poor Wisconsin has had a hard time politically of late. I was hoping the labor protests would sweep the nation. Why I like Wisconsin? A few things. 20 odd years ago I went to a wedding in Wauwatosa and that friend still lives there in Madison. It was my only trip ever to the midwest and I liked it a lot. The natives were a bit freaked out by the hoard of visiting Californians but they were gracious and charming. Also, I got my masters from UW in 2009. Sadly I did it all on line cuz I was living overseas during that time. Nonetheless the flavor of the study was decidedly Wisconsonian/Mid Western/Friendly/Reserved and I liked it very much. And of course the Packers. :)
I saw your comments on a few posts that I also commented on and thought they were interesting. I also enjoyed your minimalist description of yourself in the about me section and I am a bit of a Wisconsophile. :)
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