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At 9:00pm on August 17, 2014, Heidi Watkins said…

Wow! So many stories out there.

One of my best friends from college was married to a pastor and is now divorced. She told me he left Jesus before he left her. 

My ex husband is gay. Clergy was a second career for him and I left work on a Ph.D. to put him through it. A year into his first pastorate he came out to me. I divorced him five years later. His state authority found out about the divorce only after it was finalized. They asked him if I had lost my faith because they had been seeing a lot of divorces due to that. At that point I hadn't. I visited a lot of churches after the divorcce and the truth became clearer and clearer. It seemed to me that if this god thing were real that sunday morning wouldn't be the biggest part of it all. I was part if a quaker group for awhile but eventually let go of that as well. I looked into Buddhism but listened to what was basically a Buddhist sermon online and just ugh! Why a sermon?  I also went to a unitarian church for a few weeks and I think that was the most messed up of all.  When I was invited to a ladies retreat w promises of tarot readings . . . Well that was enough. 

At 9:22pm on August 1, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Stay well; I look forward to staying in touch.
At 9:13pm on August 1, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Phone typing is really daunting for any depth of communication, honestly! Glad you could write - my phone will be going out tonite-I have to invest in landline phone ($100!) but when I get to the library I will keep in touch. Thanks again for the super correspondence.
At 10:46pm on July 26, 2014, refuseallgods said…
and resisted in an unprofessionalmanner and the exsoldier got brlligerent (but npt dangerous) anyway the cops were called and he departed. Cops and mental healthworkers came by his home later, supposedly to iron out a few details was their pretext and then cuffed him and took him, in squad car, and six days later his atty got him out-now he is suing and has been obviously been psychologically iharmed. Bullshit for his golden years!
At 10:39pm on July 26, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Today was especially productive-I read through at least 20 court decisions to guide my research on a prob getting more and more prevalent all the time; I am referring to the abuse of involuntary psych commitment to handle someone who is a "problem". One such individual is a 68yr old vet who is an activist and clearly upset with the inaction given the concerns of his fellow soldiers. I am researching info for an amicus curiae entry on his behalf. He was cuffed and taken to a mh facility (it even madr the news-how's that for embarrassing?) after his congressman ignored his multiple requests for an appointment tp discuss these probs. The congressman felt
At 10:55pm on July 25, 2014, refuseallgods said…
This eve I have a sign of good will from the churchy people who hide behind the "good book" when they commit crimes against their neighbors-my apt. designated mailbox key hole has been filled up with silicone (the clear stuff you put around your bathtub)- so that any mail I have I cannot get to-religious bigots are no less corrupt in their bs than the dealer on the street corner. What does that say about thosr who wrongly put people away, such as Nifon-Nijon, etc.?
At 5:58pm on July 25, 2014, refuseallgods said…
I wanted to add that religious types have a spiteful knee jerk reflex when they deem to correct everyone who doesn't adhere to the "faith", and we of no interest are held to account for our "rebelliousness" when what we believe about a neutral subject gets rerouted into a debate over our secular viewpoint! The entire area of discussion we staryed with disappears as they recharacterize the encounter for an opportunity to proselitize! I have discovered that the more I've learned about legal reasoning the better equipped I am to place the potential argument on a dif level-otherwise the ludicrous statements I've heard would just make me plain furious, y'know?
At 5:47pm on July 25, 2014, refuseallgods said…
You mentioned the type of work you do-i.t.? Is that correct and what does that entail, if I might ask? Again thank you for your interest in the subject I'm relaying to you. As for the religious persons I know and frequently can't avoid, it is better to use the best method of disarming the ignorant-a clearly made point of unbiased logic, since they are always looking for a fight, it seems.
At 5:42pm on July 25, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Another individual I find extremely interesting is the writings of Dr. Alan Scheflin-who believes that the technology featured in the articles I mentioned last time are actually watered down versions of what the covert services already employ in espionage and intelligence gathering. I really appreciate your taking time to review them and consider them-that's great to know about you as an authentic humanitarian-glad you take up time to understand this unorthodox and controvetsial information. Thete are concerns, well founded in scientific literature that explains how brain/memory recognition programs, although crude at this point, are being surreptitiously to effect an untoward openess of people awaiting trial for a crime who feel compelled to break with their attorney and "come clean" as it were when approached by police to "do the right thing"-and this is even when a nearly fabricated allegation is the basis for their being indicted! It has become more than an intermittant occurrance nor can psychology account for these expioitations of a person's "free will". Records show that many later regret and wonder why they incriminated themselves-it certainly skews the stats about actual criminality.The FBI writes that they believe 10% of those currently in prison should not be there-that's roughly the most conservative figure around while acquaintances I have who are police believe a more accurate fig is around 30%!! Talk about fraud-roughly 33.00 per day for incarceration costs, not including legal costs...for all these citizens who shouldn't be there in the first place!
At 5:23pm on July 25, 2014, refuseallgods said…
I agree with the analysis you stated, and the bible is truly intellectually dishonest-if you or I pulled half the stunts the god of heaven has (I'm going by his allegedly own admission)we'd be in prison. I enjoy Howard Bloom's take on the diety of us Jews(I am totally secular in that regard)-Bloom gives a terrific rant on Bill Maher's dvd "Religulous" you'd enjoy his intellectually honest hostility. Bloom is a prolific writer, usually derogating religion in his opinions. He is also a Broadway choreographer-diverse interests.
At 7:22pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
I am having probs w/idiots who say they are my friends, boyfriends, ad nauseum...they use recordings and vids proporting to be me-modern electronics have given unprecedented access to a person's life and photo shop only makes the shit totally believable. Please let me know how this has started if you are contacted. Thanks a lot.
At 6:27pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Need to correct the info re: d.a. who put a citizen through a devastating degree of pain illegally-it was Mike Nifong /1993 case; State Supreme Court Judge Orlando Hudson said it was the most horrendous case he'd evet seen...lots of other cases remain undiscovered and injustice keeps the wrong party incarcerated...Nifong was the d.a....my cursor is just jumping!!!
At 5:31pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
I was rereading some of my posts and I see how distracted I am since I cannot go back and correct very eadily without setting this deal off-whew! I am going to get another type cell phone soon so maybe it won't have this drawback.
At 4:45pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Ninjo-I'm sure it made major press when it was discovered that he went to such an extent to frame this citizen. This man is a church goet, of course! If you want to look up some truly weird shit check out these articles-Scientific American, May 7, 2008, an article by R. Douglas Fields on "Mind Control By Cellphone"; another is entitled : "Hackers Backdoor the Human Brain", Aug. 17, 2012; on. extremetechwebsite, and another article on extremetech cites a Harvard study dating to July 31, 2013 in an article by Sebastian Anthony in which brain to brain interface was proven as legitimate and empirically demonstrated as it allowed a human to command actions controlling them by thoughts alone-what does this say for the future of free thought??? I, Robot is much closer than we know!! Shitty future for mankind.
At 4:31pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
How we got by without these phones I'll never know but they still have flaws-like everything else, yes? Yestetday I was attempting to send you an example of a d.a.'s gone wild-in Durham a case came to light from back in '83-Darryl Howard was imprisoned based on a disgustingly corrupt prosecution developed by a whackjob named
At 4:22pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Sorry but my last post started to come through like morse code-wtf?? Anyway my point is that just like other god free opinions(and the bible is completely devoid of balance if you've ever read it!!) it is difficult to get past the need to homogenize our society and release people to truly self-actualize. Our society is nearly off the rails now-the southwest used to be a haven for free thinking and un-religious lifestyles but is now much more of a police state due to the ease with which it is to isolate and brand people un a lower pipulated area. My writing is getting screwy again-sorry!
At 4:11pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Hi and thanks for getting back to me-don't stress the time thing, and I understand totally the hodgepodge of life's demands really well myself.As for OCD influences that is really a bonus trait for someone like me-in my research the devil is in the details, truly! Having said that it can be a grind when someone is completely in the throes of a manic or obsessive episode-those poor souls cannot function without meds but for sometimers it's a way to impose docility more than anything:balance is a pc term that we've alloqed and it is not sustainable nor does it allow for fulfillment creatively. How "balanced" is a man who would spend months and years painting on his back? What kind of "normal" person even thinks linly did! e this, yet Michaelangelo certaib
At 4:30pm on July 23, 2014, refuseallgods said…
I came on the site just now to send some info about a man wrongfully imprisoned in 1993 in Durham and released after 19yrs and I see that a couple of posts I sent you this am are not on your list of correspondences-would you tell me if you got any others from me today? Thanks.
At 12:16pm on July 23, 2014, refuseallgods said…
I get the feeling you're discussing re: our wish to be in opposite climates than where we are-I get bored with being weather bound ( an overload of snow and totally freezing temps can really be overwhelming to deal with although not as bad as Fargo, ND, I'm sure)have you ever spent any time in a really frigid area? I'm aware that Canada has some very warm, almost desert like terrain, too. I am just attracted to water at this point in my life although at one time I was completely enthralled with deserts and experienced that landscape for a time, too.
At 12:07pm on July 23, 2014, refuseallgods said…
I feel that the comments Scalia makes in open court only serve to further attempt to draw attention to himself-I'm very grateful that he's not Chief there or we'd never hear the end of his "commentary". Just like the eharmony commercials lead viewers to perceive religious types as wild and passionate with someone they just met(to pander to the market they need to reach) matches the degree to which religious people like Scalia are willing to twist themselves to accomodate the audience they "play" for, more or less-yet come down hard on those who do not agree with their sham logic and carefully structured legends and dogma.

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