You provided me with a super back story on how you relate, and I'm a lot like you in that way-cool. I really enjoy the Stephen Colbert parodies although I can only go so far with the adolescent perspective for quick laughs. Mother Jones and another underground deal I can't recall just now give an appropriately godless take on our country's madness and besides that I switch back and forth from news on CNN, HLN, and the usual fare.
Ok-it was a gltch here and now I am caught up, thanks to your list. One had gone into spam section-I just knew I'd lost one! Yeah Scalia has a real ego thing, undoubtly. He can barely contain,the smirks of disdain for us heathen. Have you noticed the eharmony commercials on tv lately? Its hilarious the "hot" atmosphere they were bragging about as a couple who just met are having an "eharnony" good time on somebody's couch! The business tone of that conpany used to be very reserved-obviously we'd better call Antonin and advise him of these wild believers, I guess?
nation(phone is still freaky!!), What will that party concoct to get us into a HOMEFRONT war-as opposed to the awsy games we usually throw on other countries? Scalia is a heavy duty Catholic, by the way-no great shakes on the legal analysis front. He's just missed the boat to some degree. Reading some of the old timers' opinions even beat Shakespeare in my book-very solid and uncanny in their observations. Brandeis and Fortas were what I was exposed to early on-the Roe v. Wade is being underminded by the right to lifers getting hospitals to only give very in-only one hospital in Miss.-AWFUL!!frequent access for the prpcedures phone is still jumping and it won't allow me to go backwards to adjust. Hope this is not too confusing. Another message from you just arrived.
Per Scalia's remarks, we already have tons of laws on the books which have eclipsed the need for a moralizing standard-there is an area already denoted for dictating behavior as suits the public good. So these formerly moralistic demands are currently morphing and evolving so. that a progressive mindset prevails in our public and private interactions. That means though that plenty of action/thug junkies will be bored to death as our society could become more Canadianish; with all the fuss around our borders now and joblessness being permanent, I'm almost sick thinking about another repub doing even more gutting of our
Egads! You're so right about the likely need for an escape route if the next election brings another republican dummy out of the ventriloquist's box! It's such a bad omen that after all we've learned and developed it may be unravelling because of religions and the fundamental dishonesty it presents to enlightened discoveries. Remember back not too long ago when religious fear mongers were threatening heaven's wrath if we transplanted a deceased person's heart into a live. but desperately ill one? The praying zombies never learn and never stop threatening, either! Our culture is clearly doomed-maybe Finland? (I'm not too crazy about fish 7x a wk, tho!)Will fill in the details I began before in a little bit-phone is getting skittish-sheesj! This is annoying.
I am very grateful for your conderation of my situation-you're very easy to converse with; most times issues involving legal matters are too dense for many because the back story may not be scandalous enough! Anyway, the concerns I try to show laypeople(and this includes myself as well) is the overwhelming opportunities lawyers, police and their ilk have for running frauds on clients-with nearly no chance of being discov-ered.My cursor on my phone is having trouble start/stopping so I'' pick back up when the signal getearer around here, a. It's all over the place-sorry!!
I also get flak from the dark side, and ex-military types who sell their hypno-mind control tactics (they're hired by people with lots of secrets who need to quiet controversies, etc), many, many attorneys and judges would lose their legacies of prestige if the public knew how to review old cases, both civil and criminal. These freaks continually monitor me, clone and hack every form of communication I use, etc. If you would check out Dr. Alan Scheflin of Santa Clara law where he is a professor-he writes about CIA tactics being used against the public today-freakin wild shit!! I only use highly credible sources since I deal w/corrupt people by and large.
I've had an extensive bkgd in the club world and so it was alot like politics where you talk w/people in a non-confrontational manner. That is not how the subject matter I deal w/now is received; alot of times the authorities I deal with spread copious amounts of bs to insure a marginalizing of me and these issues (and their involvement, too!). The introduction of religious undertones insinuating that I'm violating some diety's "plan" is wholly absurd. Glad your work environment idneutral that way-otherwise the friction can be very wearisome.
Cool-if you speak out against "faith" and explain how sound, reliable thinking and not blind acceptance of life events (mud flap thinking!) are critical, you may find some new associates who want to re-think their belief system; it's the only way to re-establish true freedom (especially since the repubs. may soon be back in power after O leaves office)
The term targeting I am referring to is a current trend of social harrassment which stems back to the days of theFBI. using various tactics to disrupt Vietnam war protesters. In my case I am being harrassed for whistleblowing over wrongful criminal convictions and civil rights violations of citizens. I am also "prayed" for so I will repent and stop my investigating on behalf of those taken advantage of. Thanks for your interest. Have you ever heard of this type of harrassment?
The WWCG did believe that Jesus was literally the son of god. They were a little vague on the holy spirit, but they did preach three separate entities.
As for the creation business, I just couldn't believe the SDA members actually believed the earth was only 6 thousand years old. That church has a lot of educated people, especially doctors. How can anyone have studied science so thoroughly and then buy that shit.
About the guilt and shame...didn't you feel relieved after confession? I remember my Catholic friends joking about how long so and so was in the confessional booth. It was like a contest as to who did the most bad stuff. More bad stuff, the cooler you were :)
To answer your question about my wide range of bat shit crazy religious trip through life, my mother gave me a good dose of guilt and shame. She was always trying to find that one "true" religion that would tell her exactly how to live in order to "get it right". The two flavors of Baptist were just a side trip when I married my first husband and moved south. He was from Tennessee so his background was Baptist.
The Worldwide Church of God came into the picture because they didn't accept the Trinity. Now that was a concept I had a problem with as long as I can remember. At the age of 10, I was arguing with the Catholic girls in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, about the Trinity. I kept trying to get them to tell me how Jesus wasn't crazy if he was talking to himself when he was praying to his "father", and how was his "father" in heaven if he was here.
That church splintered so I tried the Seventh Day Adventists. The WWCG kept a Saturday Sabbath so it made sense. When I found out they not only bought the trinity but literal creation as well, I left the bat shit behind.
It's been a long trip, but here I am in Western North Carolina and out of the Atheist closet at last.
it is really tough being an atheist here. you have to really lay low. you can't even tell your family as people take religion extremely serious. I'm pretty young for an atheist i guess. And i happen to know close to nothing about the political scene. I'm still figuring out how this place works :D