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Turn to page 124 in your Hymnal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn May 11. 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. 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

Lies my teacher told me:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Jordan Mar 25. 10 Replies

My 10 year old nephew came over to the trailer tonight for help in researching his presentation for 4th grade American History.  The subject is Zebulon Pike, the explorer.  Well I know a little about…Continue

No True Christian

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 18. 8 Replies

We see things like this, complete with Biblical references, and wonder how any decent person can take the Bible as a legitimate moral guide.…Continue

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Ted Foureagles replied to matthew greenberg's discussion ISIS - a conservative paradise in Iraq
"Conservatism follows the same impulse regardless of ideological context.  I'm not saying that conservatism is wrong -- a society needs some of it like a car needs brakes. }}}}"
3 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Vangelis's discussion Declaration of Atheism
"I don't know quite how anyone could force you to soften your understanding of reality.  If they did, that would likely meet my definition of doing harm.  I guess a cult leader like Jim Jones or David Koresh or Rush Limbaugh would fit…"
4 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Sentient Biped's discussion What will happen if Scotland Succeeds from the UK?
"This is my Scottish family's shield -- 15th century, I think.  To me it looks like something from the cover of a Grateful Dead album.  Dad's side of the family traces to King James I of Scotland when he married his daughter Joan…"
5 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Vangelis's discussion Declaration of Atheism
"Yes I would merely say that it's my considered opinion for exactly the same reason.  I don't leave room for the existence of fairies or gods or bigfoot in my head.  They are all equally legitimate hypotheses with no evidence of…"
6 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Vangelis's discussion Declaration of Atheism
"True.  And anyone can have a legitimate hypothesis about the nature of reality.  Lacking evidence doesn't make the hypothesis illegitimate; it just means that it's not a supported theory.  If someone comes at me with a…"
6 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Freethinker31's discussion Is it racist to call a football team the Washington Redskins?
"F'31: I'm not representative of Native American culture.  I'm just another American who is maybe 25% Cherokee and 75% Scot (and that's just a guess).  I identify with my Cherokee heritage probably because of what I…"
12 hours ago
Ted Foureagles commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest
"Laura: If a Christian says that they'll pray for me I just say "Thanks".  I know that praying is a cop-out in lieu of actually doing anything, but I think of it as them wishing me well, even when what they wish is not at all what…"
13 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Freethinker31's discussion Is it racist to call a football team the Washington Redskins?
"I have lived on reservations -- Cherokee (my family), Navajo, Nisqually and Lakota.  I've seen straight-up the disdain with which the dominant culture treated and still treats natives.  My Grandfather, who was born in 1888 in North…"
14 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Vangelis's discussion Declaration of Atheism
"One of the central tenets in my personal belief system is that absolutes (probably) don't exist in nature.  I've been a convinced atheist at least since I was 6 years old (having just read and discussed the whole damn Bible at…"
15 hours ago
Ted Foureagles commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest
"Thanks for a nice post Amanda.  On a superficial level regarding that church sign that you mentioned, "Do your best and God will do the rest.", I'm reminded of a stupid country song. A few years ago when I lived in…"
15 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Freethinker31's discussion Is it racist to call a football team the Washington Redskins?
"While giving offense to some is a legitimate factor, it's not the primary one in my view.  The main thing is whether the dominant culture sees itself as able & willing to dismiss and denigrate minority cultures.  The name…"
16 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to MattyLJ's discussion Religion is the Opiate of the...
"I think that religions' big pillow is relief via denial of the finality of death.  It's like not opening that letter from the tax collector because you anticipate that its contents will be unpleasant.  That's like taking an…"
17 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"I've never quite understood how this bizarre Judaic ritual got so thoroughly transmitted to Christianity as practiced in the US, and even into common medical practice such that even agnostic parents have their sons cut just so that they…"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Freethinker31:Though you and I are disagreeing on the main points in this conversation, it's still a good and welcome conversation to have.  My most valued friends are those with whom I often disagree.  They keep me on my toes and…"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"I agree wholeheartedly.  I also think that apologizing for (as in the sense of explaining) our disparate values and beliefs is entirely appropriate for this site.}}}}"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Katie Cross's discussion Atheist role models?
"Since I came to atheism very early in life (when I didn't yet know that there was a word for it), my main role models were Mom & Dad.  Mom was a nominal Christian who didn't necessarily believe but thought the institution…"
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Atheism confirmed at age 6 after two years of Mom-directed Bible study.

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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!
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.

At 3:10pm on November 23, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Ted and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace.


True common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom as you very well know. If the religious would only listen to reason, there would be no religious.
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 560 discussion topics and over 3000 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry

 

At 10:03pm on November 20, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Ted! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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