"I went to college in Pullman, immediately across the border from Moscow. And I had no idea Moscow so progressive! Must be some conglomeration of two college towns right next to each other - they bring out the intelligence, right? :-)"
"I'm not sure I agree, although I'm of two minds on this topic. Yes, I believe your actions would be MORE altruistic should you be doing something for others without the added desire to please a nonexistent entity. But isn't altruism…"
"Personally I think religion needs its faithful doubters, the ones who believe in their god but still question his existance from time to time. These are the people who keep the churches looking sane. The dangerous ones are always the mindless sheep…"
I saw this on a church reader board not far from my house. The first thing that popped into my head was, "How in the hell is that supposed to make ANYONE feel better about their situation?" I mean, obviously if you're a religious person, and you feel abandoned by your God, you're in a bad spot in your life to begin with. Wouldn't you think it would just be fodder for the noose route for the church to be saying that not only are you in a bad spot right now, but that it's YOUR fault that God left…See More
"I have no words. No words. I have a pit in my stomach right now from hearing about the fate of that poor little girl. If this judge didn't live 3000 miles away from me I would be on his doorstep screaming right now.
Oh, wait...it wouldn't…"
"I came across this issue when it came time to choose a guardian for our kids. DH's brother and family are in the best place to care for our kids should we die, but they are devout Mormon. When I asked DH if he thought his brother would honor my…"
"Don, I'm lucky that I work in a pretty mainstream school, at least where religion is concerned. "Mainstream" meaning there's a good mix of faiths - I even had a student this year (5th grader) who claimed (very bravely, I might…"
"Rant away - you've come to the right place. You might also like to check out the ex-Mormon group here (I'm sure as the wife of a recovering Mormon you'll be welcomed) and also the Parenting Little Heathens group.
I hope you enjoy the…"
"As an elementary teacher, I find it hard sometimes (especially when a student begins to proselytize in the classroom) to NOT share my beliefs. Although I do look at it as a benefit to my kids - because I understand how important nonbelief is to me,…"
"We do tend to stick with each other when nature decides to give us this invader to fight. Willingly or not, we are in a sort of club. Early detection is key, so let's go gals, you know what ya gotta do!
"And I believe Joseph Smith was a true prophet, the Book of Mormon is as true as the Jewish and Christian bilbes, Jesus is the Christ and the LDS church is Yahweh's only one and true religion on the face of the earth and there is nothing you…"
"I did see that Matt! Thanks for posting it! Awesome woman to say that on National television! Esp. in what I assume is a very xtian town. I no longer like Wolf Blitzer. I was thinking of that interview when I posted this last…"
"Joan, that is so nice of you to include the woman with no support-system!!!! I'm glad it's going okay.
Steph, adorable cat pic. :) I know you'll do great in your classes! ~ Melinda/Mindy/Booklover, lol"