It is good to see another Tennessee nonbeliever on board. I a friend in college from your neck of the woods. Did you know John Jennings? He was killed in a car wreck a dozen or so years ago, but would have been about 40 had he lived.
Hi Trish. I see you are from the big town of Smithville. Howdy neighbor. When I think of Smithville, three things from my youth come to mind: The Fiddlers Jamboree, trout fishing in Pine Creek, and Dairy Queen. When I was a boy, I lived in Lebanon (still do) where we did not have a Dairy Queen (and still don't). I always liked going to Smithville where they only had a Dairy Queen.
I wonder if you might have known my good friend John Jennings who was from Liberty but attended high school in Smithville. I think his mother might have taught school there as well. Had he lived, John would have been in his early 40s or so, but was killed in a car accident 10 or 12 years ago. Ten years before that, John was paralyzed from the shoulders down in another car accident. His younger brother, I'm sorry I cannot remember his name, was likewise killed in a car wreck in Smithville when he was in high school, maybe 25 or so years ago. Any of that ring a bell?
There is a video of the Pope's 'exorcism' caught on film. The man isn't demon possessed, there are likely no 'real' demons. He's just delusional and doesn't want to accept personal responsiblity for his own behavior for his own dysfunctional life.
There is an ad that reads ' Do you support 'traditional' marriage? Vote Now"! .
No, I don't support 'traditional' marriage because there is no such thing. I support heterosexual and same-sex couples marry each other legally , yes. 'Traditional' marriage promoters largely do not believe that heterosexual women are co-equal to their husbands. Their only purpose in 'traditional' marriage is to sexually satisfy their husbands if they can and raise children and do all…
i've got no problem with everyone saying "merry christmas" on christmas day. however, they've turned it into an entire holiday season where it lasts a month or more. in those situations it should be perfectly acceptable to say "happy holidays" or call it a…
I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…