"As a child I went to a catholic school. I loved the ceremony and ritual of the mass. I partook of all the sacraments, cried at the stations of the cross, rejoiced and brought flowers to the statue of the virgin for the May crowning, and honestly…"
"Thanks everyone for your concern and advice. I do feel like a lone voice of reason when it comes to the harm that these cults can do to the young. It's comforting to me to know that you are all there with me and I'm not the crazy one!
"And a brief follow up, over dinner tonight I had a lively debate with my husband on this topic. My intent was to challenge him to think of the possibilities... We are certain the family is a member of this cult. There is a history of them keeping…"
"Randall, your post just turned my world on it's ear. I had not heard of Ms. Zichterman or the book before your post. I down-loaded the book, and have cried all afternoon.I keep setting it down, saying "I can't read anymore." and…"
"You Nailed It! (sorry, bad pun.) Every word you wrote is true to my head and heart. I just had a long conversation with my husband over dinner that you have just summarized beautifully! The "magic" of religion does not ring true with him…"
"I am so sorry that you have lost your Fred. Pets are truly part of the family, and a big part of our hearts. They have unique personalities and very personal ways of demonstrating their love for us. The pain that they leave us with can be almost…"
"Hi Billie - yeah we really are endangered species here in Franklin. I was fortunate to work at a scientific research facility where there were many free thinkers. I have many friends that are religious but they don't throw it in my…"
"Oklahoma. Is that a great state, or what?! I fail to see any relevance of ancient tats (which are biblically forbidden) to the incredible art form it has become today. Thank you for bringing us one baby-step closer to reason and sanity."
"What a relief! Am so glad he is, as his name implies, a phoenix - able to recover from this crash and burn. I hope he has come back stronger than ever! I have read some of his book, and can not begin to understand what he is going through. It…"
"Phoenix, you and I have never met, but I have read your words, and shared your viewpoints. You matter. I can not hear your video, but I don't need your voice. Your eyes tell me what the video can not say. Please, reach…"
"Dyslexia is just a generational curse, and if you pray to Jesus enough, he'll remove the curse.
Heh, I actually had some Pentecostal lady tell me that about my bipolar disorder, once. I'm generally pretty good about stifling the…"
Hi Billie - yeah we really are endangered species here in Franklin. I was fortunate to work at a scientific research facility where there were many free thinkers. I have many friends that are religious but they don't throw it in my face. Although, I suspect they pray for my salvation - ha!
Dyslexia is just a generational curse, and if you pray to Jesus enough, he'll remove the curse.
Heh, I actually had some Pentecostal lady tell me that about my bipolar disorder, once. I'm generally pretty good about stifling the laughter, when people say things that stupid, but I couldn't help myself, that time.
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