"@Providence Chances are good that you run back to religion when you're stressed simply because you haven't yet acquired healthy coping mechanisms. Asserting God as the only means for followers to dimish anxiety is one very powerful way…"
"I cry. I worry. I fret. I doubt. I scream. I fuss. In essence, I feel bad... until I feel better.
The numbing effects of prayer in times of uncertainty are very much like the numbing effects of alcohol and drugs…"
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"Yeah... it can feel pretty crappy.
"Come on! Point to the blue car! Good boy! Here's a Skittle! You like Skittles, don't you... yes, you do!" *pat pat pat*
Still, it's important to remember that the condescension we would…"
"There is quite a bit of evidence suggesting that rote memorization issues in individuals with AD/HD is actually an issue of information storage and retrieval. (I apologize if I'm rehashing information that's already been discussed.)
"I had originally intended to introduce my ten-year-old son, Keyan, as the only special needs individual in my family but after perusing the group a bit it seems I qualify as well; my son was diagnosed with Classic Autism at the age of four, I was…"
"Hrm... I may have to pop down to Castle Rock for this one. It might be interesting to offer a summary of the conference complete with a direct refutation of creationism as it's presented.
Why does it have to be on Halloween? *pouts*