Most of the Catholic priests I dealt with were pretty decent, really. I think the more imperious, overbearing attitude comes from those further up in the church hierarchy.
I had a couple who I talked to who said flat-out that…"
"Patricia, I guess praying for more toilet paper doesn't work!
And thanks for the concise flowchart showing how praying to one's deity of choice is exactly as effective as praying to a jug of milk. [Unless taking part in the ritual helps…"
"Patricia, thanks for all the laughs!
Srsly...I need them right now. Just found out that Colleen McCullough died this week. I hated most of her books except her "Masters of Rome" series. THOSE books are…"
"The Tap-An-Apple performances are open to the public....at least I think they still are. I took a tour of Temple Square the first time HOI played the Utah State Fair, and the Tap-An-Apple was part of the tour. So, if you're ever in…"
"Good one Rocky.
Felaine, I'd like to hear that enormous tapanapple organ, if they had a secular performance. I love those low notes, like the opening note of "Thus Spake Zarathurstra"
That reminds me. I used to…"
"There is also the sub-sonic factor in some churches...and the Moron Tap-an-Apple in Salt Lake City.. ENORMOUS organ! (Did I just make a pun?)
Musical notes, and other sounds that are too low for our ears to hear, but our bodies feel…"
hi, i just joined the site and was looking at members who are local. i saw you and read your "about me"... awsome! it made me laugh, your brave. with people like you on the site i think i'm gonna like it here. thanks.
Trepanation seems appealing! Awesome. I know just what that feels like. I am an overthinking academic freak with a memory that is frequently irritating.
The fact that your family accepts your non-monogamy is great. My parents have had to come to grips with the fact that one of my best life skills is picking up women. But still, the atheist part would be too much.
My last gf died a few years ago, and since then, my mother has been HOUNDING me about religion. Stuff like, "Do you no longer believe in the God of the Bible?" I just change the subject. I'm sure she thinks I am turning my back on god because of my dead gf, but in reality, I let go of god a long time ago. I guess the fact that my gf was an atheist and her funeral was godless really freaked her out.
So, you live on a farm right next to your parents? I have always made sure to live far enough away from mine that pop-ins were out of the question.