"First, welcome! You look very familiar, but that's not surprising in SDA/formerSDA circles. :)I've definitely had thoughts like that in the past, but they're very rare now. A strong SDA upbringing and schooling makes thoughts like…"
"Where I live the city doesn't recycle books, but Half Price Books does. Anything they think will sell they give you a bid on, and they rest they recycle. You should see if there are any in your area. http://www.hpb.com/stores/"
"Definitely an interesting question. I know some people pay a decent price for used SDA books because the new ones tend to be expensive. I feel guilty selling them or donating them anywhere as I'm not sure they are beneficial to anyone. I also…"
"All school topics, including sex ed, should be presented every year or so in age appropriate ways. For a first grader it would be presented as basically where babies come from, by the time you get to middle school it needs to be a lot more detailed…"
"My grandma gave me a how-to-date book whose title I don't remember that was printed in the 40s or 50s when I was at her house once. My sister got the girls version and did the same. I skimmed through some of it, and quietly put it back on one…"
"OMG I forgot to mention I also have a book that I smuggled out of library at the Adventist school beacause it was too embarrassing to hire out at the time. I obviously never bothered to return it, but no one was reading it anyway and it was way, way…"
"Sorry to hear that. I've heard both extremes in Pathfinder experiences. My mom's experience as a kid was also kinda crap. Mine was mostly good (minus the attempted indoctrination) because I liked outdoor activities and we did things like…"
"I have a couple of Bibles. A couple were my mom's. I may still have some Walter Morneau prayer books of hers, but I can't remember if I got rid of those. They are sentimental to me because she died in March of 2011."
"The only religious books I still have are an SDA hymnal I got for my 7th birthday that a rat ate some of when I was 8, and a king james bible kept for reference, and a "the way" bible I found at an op shop back when I was religious and…"
"Well, fancy meeting you all here! Just found this thread through a Google search. I didn't know this subgroup existed!
I have a full set of Adventist Commentaries, the 27 Fundies book, and four or five different bibles, my favorite being the…"
"There were certainly poor decisions that caused market distortions at the state level in our early history. But, considering that the federal government had a budget of less than 3% of GDP until the early 1900s, they didn't have the…"
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