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Trailer Trash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Feb 10. 22 Replies

This term was used in a discussion about a different topic, and I wanted to give it an airing of its own.  You see, my first online handle & screen name was "Trailer Trash".  I worked for a dozen…Continue

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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Ted Foureagles commented on Lemual Poot's blog post Last week, bull!
"No sweat Lemual -- I'm a bit less than half Native American, as nearly as can be figured.  I have lived on some reservations, and it's not precisely true that ANY crime committed on the rez is a federal crime.  There is still…"
12 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Patricia's discussion I Asked For & Received Permission to Post
"On the back of my Jeep I have three of those chrome fish hanging on a string.  That's probably blasphemous.  During my last drive through Kansas I saw painted on a bridge abutment "TRUST IN JESUS"  just below it, in a…"
Ted Foureagles replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"My mother in law, who was not a wealthy woman, gave thousands to Jim & Tammy Faye.  I saw the pathetic TV show that pair put on, and it's incredible to me how anyone could be suckered into it. }}}}}"
Ted Foureagles replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion List of state constitutions in US excluding atheists.
"Read how Herb Silverman fought to expose and change South Carolinas atheist exclusion law. }}}}"
Ted Foureagles commented on Lemual Poot's blog post Last week, bull!
"So Lemual, do you think that the outsized US proportion of imprisoned is just?  In some Native American communities there's a system of restorative justice, where the convicted is charged with making restitution to victims or society…"
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Are more Americans becoming disconnected with religion?
"" Rather than wake up and see that there is no god, these people want god and they "want him their way."' "
Ted Foureagles replied to jay H's discussion Texas License Plate case hits SC
"For a few years, the standard plate here in South Carolina had "IN GOD WE TRUST" in bold letters across the top.  If you wanted something different you paid extra for maybe a college ball team logo or fishing tackle or, yes, a…"
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post The Despicable Reality and Perfidy of the Islamic State
"The common method of capital punishment in Saudi Arabia is public beheading.  They performed several last year, including one of a man convicted of sorcery.  Yet they are not one of the USs official enemies, and so they get a pass. Look at…"
Mar 23
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post The Despicable Reality and Perfidy of the Islamic State
"The destruction of cultural heritage sites is a crime against humanity.  It's an attempt to control history, and thus control the narrative of reality.  We saw something of that ilk in the US, primarily in the 19th century. …"
Mar 23
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post The Despicable Reality and Perfidy of the Islamic State
"I don't give a damn about the religion or politics of someone who is being unjustly persecuted -- I'll be on their side!  I think that the narrative of the 2003 Iraq invasion as being ONLY about oil (and Loren, I realize that you…"
Mar 23
Ted Foureagles replied to John Brunelle's discussion Not a fan of the term "unbeliever".
"The problem that I have with a term like "unbeliever" is that it begins with the presumption that belief is the default, and that the labeled person is for some reason moved away from belief.  If asked, I'll identify as atheist,…"
Mar 21
Ted Foureagles replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"Barbara Tuchman's 1978 masterpiece, "A Distant Mirror" chronicles the late 14th century in Europe with an eye toward the self-destructive nature of sectarian factionalism. It looks at the waning period of Crusades and how those wars…"
Mar 18
Ted Foureagles replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"The immigrant half of my family came here to Appalachia from Scotland in 1740, a century or so after our castle near Dumfries changed hands. Grandfather Mountain, NC was our family land until recently (Dear Li'l Brother still owns a place up…"
Mar 18
Ted Foureagles replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"The thing is, what groups like ISIS most want is confrontation with what they call "Crusaders".  For the US to engage them militarily fulfills their imagined prophesy.  We should back off and let them fail on their own…"
Mar 12
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion SENATE GOP ATTEMPTS TO DERAIL IRAN TALKS WITH OPEN LETTER
"We have to keep voting, even if the situation makes it seem futile.  Here in South Carolina it very nearly does seem futile, as results in the very conservative districts that hardly even need to be gerrymandered seem to be a given.  But…"
Mar 11
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion SENATE GOP ATTEMPTS TO DERAIL IRAN TALKS WITH OPEN LETTER
"The connection of US foreign policy as regards Israel is very troubling, and we as atheists should understand and speak about why.  There's a powerful contingent within our government that ascribes to Apocalyptic End Times…"
Mar 10

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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.

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…


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


 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

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!
At 4:05pm on March 24, 2012, ChrisC said…

Certainly is good to feel free to express my opinions on this subject! I'm just spending some time learning what's what on here - lots of reading to do! That should keep my out of trouble.


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