"I lived in Nashville for the last six years, and I am now in the process of moving east to Johnson City for grad school. No culture shock yet, but I am ready for it if it comes. TN is the best state that I have lived in yet. Hopefully east TN will…"
"I had the same issue, and a great deal of guilt associated with it [not that the guilt stopped me :) ] Some of the good Catholic girls I dated were in the same boat which made things more than difficult. Very uncomfortable unless you're an…"
"I always liked the blessing of the throats during the feast of St Blaze, the patron saint against throat ailments. The priest takes two unlit candles and crosses them. He places one on one side of the parishioner's neck and one on the other.…"
"I do. I was in 6th grade, and I was being confirmed. We were told that during Confirmation, the Holy Spirit would descend down upon us as we were confirmed by the bishop. Well, when I was confirmed, I felt no different. It was right there that I…"
"I think that people who are fanatical about anything are more susceptible to believe non-nonsensical notions. Of course, this doesn't apply to everyone, but when someone believes in fantasy and the supernatural, I think they are more willing to…"
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I have not been to Johnson City but I did visit Kingsport many times, a long while back. Pretty country side. I remember there were a lot of Baptist churches around, but the mountains were beautiful
Thanks for joining Recovering from Religion (RR). Please check out our website www.recoveringreligionists.com for all the information you need about RR. We are looking for people to start RR groups in Tennessee. We currently have none in Johnson City. If that interests you, let me know. It is easy and very rewarding.
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Darrel Ray, author of The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture
"Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee.
Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version? they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50…"
"And then, just to confuse things, there's polymath, which is from the Greek poly = much and manthanein = to learn. So, someone who knows a lot. Or at least enough to know that you can get a second crop from that field! Sorry, couldn't…"