"Joan, I never heard any of the guys saying anything about being refused any service in any of the towns/cities we played. Several always stayed at the YMCA, if there was one, to save money....Heh! (That's why The Village…"
"I have been bitching about willful ignorance (or arrogant redneckism) for 50+ years, and things are just getting worse. It hurts me because I once toured most of the states that are passing these unconstitutional laws, and met a lot of really…"
"Are these guys so stupid or naive as to think that the businesses expressing concern (some with their feet!) don't have their own legal departments to parse the language of this law and any subsequent addenda?
"Will they discover, if they haven't already, that these laws will hurt big business terribly? I'm not talking about bigoted bakers and wedding planners, I mean hotels, convention and entertainment venues...possibly even the Indy 500,…"
"IGWT was enforced on us in 1956. Frida Kahlo died in 1954...so the origami can't be hers.
I cross out that motto with a Sharpie, and add my own...whatever mood I happen to be in..."In DOGS We Trust," In NO Gods We trust,"…"
"why exactly was Pense surrounded by monks and nuns when signing the bill?
Was he? I thought the actual signing was strictly private...very few witlesses.
Sneaky PR, I guess. Trying to impress his base."
"Blue laws were still in effect in Philadelphia when we played there in 1967. It was VERY inconvenient for travelers staying in hotels. No open dining rooms, no room service, practically no effing audience, but we still had to go out…"
"I can't imagine a Xian "scientist" studying to become a licensed pharmacist in the first place. I guess one might apply for some kind of clerking job...working the cosmetic counter, or just ringing up sales, but NEVER dispensing…"
"I still think that second "R" in RFRA really stands for "Restrictions," NOT "restoration."
Since the law is not specific about WHO can be discriminated against, they can use it against all of us...Make everyone join a…"
"I'm not really worried about myself, and the only type of cancer that has occurred in our family in the last 100 years has been lung cancer. My mom smoked Pall Mall cigarettes till she was in her 50s, quit, and developed lung cancer…"
"Judas, like Jesus, was nobody. But if you believe that the New Pestilence is true, the Jerusalem priests were very familiar with "Jesus," and needed no one to identify him. Besides, who else was in that particular place after…"
"But what if you don't like coffee? The only "coffee" I enjoy on rare occasions is sweet, creamy coffee ice cream....sometimes. (I used to work with a woman who liked to top coffee ice cream with avocado slices. Ew.)"
You hit the nail right on the head. That is, no being perfect in goodness would want to be worshiped. I tried to demonstrate this by developing a logical disproof of the Biblical god concept that defined the worshiping of something as at least acknowledging that it exists. (This was safe because the supposed Biblical god demands that his existence be acknowledged by everybody.) The Science and Rationalists' Association of India published it in its online magazine.
It might ring your bell because you are already on to the very significant idea that nothing perfect in goodness would want to be worshiped. Not even the argument that the supposed Biblical god wants to be worshiped so it can be a better father figure holds water. The disproof is short. It is at the address below if you would like to see it.
To answer your question of wed 'where is everybody' I thinkmmost of us are stranded at home. I'm iced /snowed in so bad l can't get in or out of the drive. Wish I was someplace where the weather would allow me to get out of the house. Hope you are well and mobile.