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On being alone with yourself:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Foureagles Nov 27, 2014. 21 Replies

This is something that’s always been central to my being – my way of internally balancing. By the time that I was about ten years old I was going off on overnight hunting trips alone. Later I’d take…Continue

This Holiday seaon:

Started this discussion. Last reply by C.L.A.W.S. Nov 3, 2014. 8 Replies

In front of one of the many Baptist Churches around here is a sign promoting their Oct. 31 "Judgment House". Sounds a little too scary, or at least unpleasant for me. Under it is an ad for their…Continue

Turn to page 124 in your Hymnal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn May 11, 2014. 1 Reply

Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.It’s good enough for me. He’ll be riding on a donkey when he comes.He’ll be riding on a donkey when he…Continue

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Spring, wherever

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 26, 2014. 5 Replies

This morning on the outskirts of Pumpkintown, SC on the fringes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we had a light drizzle with the occasional snowflake for comic relief.  The flower buds on the cottonwood…Continue

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Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Speaker of the House deliberately insults the President by breaking protocol
"Even without the religious extremists like Bachman, Palin, Graham, Lieberman, Huckabee, et. al., who are really just cartoon figures, the influence that AIPAC has on both sides of both houses of Congress and large parts of the Executive branch…"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Speaker of the House deliberately insults the President by breaking protocol
"To answer those questions back to front -- #2: What they've done for us is corrupt our foreign policy such that we are no longer the most admired but the most reviled nation on earth.  They've done this and continue to do so via huge…"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Speaker of the House deliberately insults the President by breaking protocol
"The problem here is that AIPAC has such influence in Congress, and not over just Republicans.  They could well build a veto-proof coalition that would guarantee a US war with Iran that Israel so much wants. }}}}"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Matt Gabe's discussion Why some atheists are depressed
"I become situationally depressed if I'm in a bad marriage or have a crappy job or whatever.  If it goes on long enough and deep enough, I have a hard time pulling out.  I've taken SSRI drugs (Prozac and such) that really…"
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Ted Foureagles commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post A Gripe: Unsafe Driving
"There was a thing on NPR this morning about how ants don't have traffic jams.  One of the points was that they do bang into one another all the time, but it doesn't matter.  I wonder how it would be if we designed our…"
Tuesday
Ted Foureagles commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post A Gripe: Unsafe Driving
"Here in the southeast US, 4-way stops can have back-ups mainly because most of the people here are so damn polite!  Regardless of rules of right of way, folks will sit and wait for someone else to go first, sometimes giving little hand waves or…"
Tuesday
Ted Foureagles replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Is Obama Too Compromised By Investor or Corporate Money to Push Republicans To the Wall?
"And I hate to agree with that statement, but it's most likely correct.  I wonder if this system can still be saved and, if so, by what?  This SOTU speech will be political theater, and virtually none of the President's proposals…"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Asa Watcher's discussion Do atheists make bad parents?
"Thanks Asa.  I live in a place that's firmly within the Bible Belt, where atheists are feared and reviled, and where it's still illegal for an atheist to hold public office.  Most of the parents that I know well are among my…"
Tuesday
Ted Foureagles commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post A Gripe: Unsafe Driving
"Rowan County, NC, late 1960s:It was twilight and I'd just turned on the headlights in my '58 VW Beetle.  I was doing about 60 (pretty good for 36 HP) when a Chevy pickup turned left in front of me.  No time for anything, and I…"
Jan 19
Ted Foureagles commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post A Gripe: Unsafe Driving
"Colorado Springs, sometime in the '70s.  I was driving an MG Midget (maybe that's my problem -- little cars) and very close behind me was a Ford F350 pickup.  Traffic was heavy.  The truck was obviously too close…"
Jan 19
Ted Foureagles commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post A Gripe: Unsafe Driving
"It was a Spring night on the outskirts of Washington, DC.  I was driving my brandamnew VW Wabbit GTI.  I stopped for a red light -- actually just yellow.  The late model Cadillac behind me stopped as well.  The '70s Plymouth…"
Jan 19
Ted Foureagles replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion The Wisdom of a Prelate
"I agree Loren, but Catholicism, or any religion, has no adequate answer to why their omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent god permits evil and suffering.  About the most to be had is the argument for free will, though it's contradictory…"
Jan 19
Ted Foureagles commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post A Gripe: Unsafe Driving
"Someone following too closely (the two second rule generally works) tips me off that they're either an unskilled driver or just don't care.  When I was young and even stupider I used to sometimes hit the brakes to make them panic…"
Jan 19
Ted Foureagles replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion The Wisdom of a Prelate
"OK, I'll martyr myself and play Devil's ;) advocate on this one, though I certainly have no love for the Catholic or any other church.  It seems to me that the Pope's non-response to the child's plea was about as close as he…"
Jan 19
Ted Foureagles replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Atheism in South Asia
"While I generally agree, what follows may not be what you want.  Revolutions and imposed regime change have very poor records of turning out well.  I say this as an American.  Our 18th century revolution worked out well for white…"
Jan 19
Ted Foureagles replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Dashboard Jesus Amazon reviews
"I have three of those chrome fish hanging from a string on the back of my Jeep.  Isn't it odd that Christians use an implement of torture as their main symbol?  I swear, there's a Pleasant Cross church near here. }}}}"
Jan 19

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Atheism confirmed at age 6 after two years of Mom-directed Bible study.

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At 12:17am on December 7, 2014, Ayla said…

I wish you could find time to talk to me for a few hours.  I am all alone and spend my hours working or sleeping.  My cats are my company.  

My past is so gone, and a new me (or the real me) is recognizing itself and would like to share some time with the love of my life (even though you thought it was all superficial, it was far from that.  

Every day i think of you. I come home at night and since i live in the boonies, the sky is dark and full of stars.  I wonder which one you are looking at tonight.  I feel your energy.  I am on a new track in life, and it is being on my own, and it is getting easier, but missing you is the one thing that is killing me.  I dream of you always.  

Please just give me a chance to show you the real me.  I am not sure that you ever met her.

I am willing for a weekend out in the woods, or whatever kind of meeting you would agree to, but i think you will like the real me.  I do.

akyainthesky@yahoo.com

At 10:00pm on November 3, 2014, Ayla said…

working on opening a foster home for veterans.  Thanks for all your hard work in our past to help me.

At 9:39am on September 18, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

I am honored  to be your friend....

At 9:33am on November 9, 2013, Denise B Brown said…

Ted,

All ... lostness, sickness, sociopathic, deathly harmful demeanor, scum of the earth, dead, heartless,  are just a few of the words and actions that I experienced without my recognition. I am repeatedly destructing myself and everyone around me.    I just want to tell you that you were the only person that gave me unconditional love.  I will always truly Love you, but know that too much damage has been done and destroyed by me.

I just wish I could erase it all, but I would never erase you and your energy.

I truly wish you peace in your life's ventures.

Previously yours

and alway in my heart

Ayla

 The old me is dead, and I only want to do things right, honest and respectable to everyone i encounter. 

Is there any way we could meet and just be honest and open to each other, with no expectations, but to heal ourselves.

If not, I totally understand why, and I leave you with this thought

Thank you for loving me, it was the truest love there ever was.

I am a new me

Ayla   no ore,no less

wrxdenise@gail.com

At 4:13pm on August 13, 2013, booklover said…

I actually don't know what it means either Ted, except that it lets you send private messages to your friends if you'd like.  What a nice compliment!  I feel the same way about you!  Your friend~ Mindy

At 10:40pm on July 8, 2013, Denise B Brown said…

58 years of trying to figure out who i was.  when i found out, i did not want to own it.
 the pain that i caused was the most horrible thing anyone could do to another being.
 I can not go backwards, and it hurts to go forward knowing the things i did,
 wondering who the hell was operating my mind,and my actions.  
This has me wondering how one could go so astray and still be able to exist in their mind.

  The insanity that i finally now recognize is like a horror film with all the evils
of the world surrounding me. All the darkness that steals every ounce of my being.
The one i hurt beyond repair is the only soul that i truly loved but it was a sick love.  
how can such an event or group of events have slipped into my life and into theirs to the point
 of no return.  how can hate be so strong as to conquer and destroy us from head to toe.
 No way back, no way forward.  I so want there to be life after this existence,
with the only hope that i can find my true soul, that is not so dark.

I have seen the light of day seldom, and want to know what it is like to live without fear of
destroying everyone that gets a little bit close.

I was told that i do not know how to love, or how to allow others to love me.
The only thing that i think that i do know is that i am filled with disgust and feel helpless
 for that soul i destroyed.
somehow running away is leaving a long dark trail of insanity and hurt. Can i ever wipe
the slate clean? or is it

I guess i just have to accept that our actions are true , and that i have to accept because
we did what we did
insane or not, it no excuse, and i therefore must accept that i  am without hope.

The pain i caused has eaten a hole like a cancer in a soul, and that was soul was the truest, kindest
and loving that ever existed.  How can i go on living with this weight of guilt.  Can i ever reach
them again in another world, or is there only this life.  

forgiveness is then impossible when the events of this life destroy life itself.
So i fade away into the vast abyss screaming in vain for one final breath.
to the one i hurt the most...i am already there, My life is over,.and hope you will find your final
days on earth with peace and kindness
from all others you encounter.

To my soul mate that i destroyed.

At 7:20am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

 Holy Crap--your dog being shot! What kind of son of a bitch would do that? I'm not sure I want to know if she makes it or not. Disheartening. Thanks for sharing.

At 7:13pm on July 9, 2012, Tammy S said…

There are a few of us hiding up here in NC Ted and you have one or two by you there in SC as well. We gotta stick together, they have us surrounded! LOL Good to meet you!

At 11:59pm on May 12, 2012, annet said…

Your writing is so clear and thoughtful, it is very enjoyable to read.  (edited typo)

At 4:56pm on March 27, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for replying to my discussion!
Greetings and welcome to the site!
 
 
 

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