"To believe in satan means you believe the christian bible (at least somewhat) even if you now think satan is just an evil symbol. Christians believe stuff that will eventually nullify their beliefs.
I'm 67 and an example from my teen years was…"
"The term "spirituality" can imply a belief in anything. Earth religions have a certain reality to them, but you have to understand that reality and the fact that nobody is promising you something eternal for "being good,"…"
"Your believer is a little flakey and believes things without evidence. Apparently BC is "before christ" and AD is "after death." (Well, got one of them right.) If we divide history by him, then it must all be true. Yeah,…"
"The religion of American christians is bad. Religions that believe we should kill one another are bad. I'm not going to fly an airplane into a building or kill an abortion doctor. I will not believe something simply because others have told me…"
"If we had intelligent design a person's anus might be in his foot. That way you could say "my ass really hurts today from all that running." Exercise videos would probably never be the same. Doctors could prescribe jogging for…"
"With the passing of Mandela I immediately noticed remarks on the Internet both pro and con. They went about 50/50 and so many people opened themselves up to narrow minded regional politics and the idiotic thinking that goes along with it, repeating…"
"The afterlife is a strange concept really, but it is said to give people comfort because they cannot understand their own mortality. In earlier life as a christian I was so afraid of death, but today that fear has melted away. Maybe that is because…"
"Yes, Joan, it was 50 years after his death or maybe more. What stories about a man could be told and exaggerated 50 years after the fact? It's no wonder he walked on water. 50 years ago I was Errol Flynn!"
"Yes, Dr. Clark. That song "The Little Dumber Boy." I remember it well and I hold it in the same high regard that you do.
As for presents, they always take mine back for exchange, so we just go to the store and I let them pick it out. Hey,…"
"I still remember a Sunday school teacher in my early church days who said about the bible, "they spoke so strangely in those days." She meant the 1611 King James English, of course. BTW, "hast thoueth been saveth?" (I think…"
"You're right. Faith does not work. I have a grain of mustard seed made into a necklace, but it doesn't work. If I want something bad enough I say "come on, mustard seed." It just never works.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.…"
High BP (blood pressure, British Petrol!) is a major health concern. I used to be on hydrochlorothiazide (water pill), but it did no good. I'm going to request Flomax or something to actually allow me to pee better.
I never thought of a "redneck language", although we often associate rednecks with the south. They're everywhere, even North Dakota and Maine. To me, it's more of a lifestyle. I was certainly lumping them all in one huge category. My bad!