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  • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    There's a woman here in Holland, MI who says God told her to reopen her salon, despite receiving the necessary funds to stay closed during Pandemic 2020. The locals (Dutch conservatives) are lapping it up and it's generated a small media circus.

    So basically, it's nice to know Fundies use God as an excuse to do whatever the F they want.
    Dutch? As in, the tall, gorgeous redhead people? I thought they were cool?

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    • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      Dutch? As in, the tall, gorgeous redhead people? I thought they were cool?

      In this town, they are not. I'd invite you to experience this for yourself, but I live in flyover land, and you've shown you're remarkably hesitant to visit.
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      • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

        Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
        In this town, they are not. I'd invite you to experience this for yourself, but I live in flyover land, and you've shown you're remarkably hesitant to visit.
        Untrue. I have an anthropologist's fascination with primitive cultures.

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        • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          Untrue. I have an anthropologist's fascination with primitive cultures.

          Joking aside, if you came to Holland, I'd take you to my groups, such as Hope Church Pub Theology and Gender SAFE, maybe PFLAG too. You would explode walking into Grace Episcopal, even though we are a social justice minded church and our rector is a lesbian.
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          • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

            Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
            There's a woman here in Holland, MI who says God told her to reopen her salon
            In a perfect world she'd be evaluated for schizophrenia instead of being giving a media platform.

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            • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

              Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
              In a perfect world she'd be evaluated for schizophrenia instead of being giving a media platform.
              And I know God says to love everyone, but since she started this nonsense, I haven't even bothered ordering takeout from The Biscuit (brunch spot), which is right behind her salon.
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              • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

                Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                In a perfect world she'd be evaluated for schizophrenia instead of being giving a media platform.
                Second* rule of psychiatry:

                If you talk to the gods, you are religious.

                If the gods talk to you, you are schizophrenic.

                * First rule is make sure the check clears.
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                • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  Second* rule of psychiatry:

                  If you talk to the gods, you are religious.

                  If the gods talk to you, you are schizophrenic.

                  * First rule is make sure the check clears.
                  It's not schizo. It's actually smart. Look at Ken Ham and his "ark" nonsense. Said God told him to do it, it got a lot of people behind him, and he was able to convince the host city it would bring in money, and they actually let him do it. That takes brains. Also, this woman is not mentally ill. She knew it would align people to her cause and so far, there's $20K in her Go Fund Me.

                  Also, if you are calling this woman mentally ill, this should be required viewing for you. You know I go to church and I willingly take part in Communion. I feel led to stay in Holland and finish the fight for LGBT equality here. Does that make me mentally ill?
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                    Also, calling religious folks mentally ill only drives them further into extremism. You know, you can be a believer and work for change.
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                    • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

                      Today in 325 AD. The Nicene Creed was written:

                      We believe in one God,
                      the Father almighty,
                      maker of heaven and earth,
                      of all things visible and invisible.

                      And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
                      the only Son of God,
                      begotten from the Father before all ages,
                      God from God,
                      Light from Light,
                      true God from true God,
                      begotten, not made;
                      of the same essence as the Father.
                      Through him all things were made.
                      For us and for our salvation
                      he came down from heaven;
                      he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
                      and was made human.
                      He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
                      he suffered and was buried.
                      The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
                      He ascended to heaven
                      and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
                      He will come again with glory
                      to judge the living and the dead.
                      His kingdom will never end.

                      And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
                      the Lord, the giver of life.
                      He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
                      and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
                      He spoke through the prophets.
                      We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
                      We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
                      We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
                      and to life in the world to come. Amen.

                      I miss saying this on Sundays. Jen finishes her message and we rise to say this.
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                      • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

                        Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
                        Today in 325 AD. The Nicene Creed was written:

                        We believe in one God,
                        the Father almighty,
                        maker of heaven and earth,
                        of all things visible and invisible.

                        And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
                        the only Son of God,
                        begotten from the Father before all ages,
                        God from God,
                        Light from Light,
                        true God from true God,
                        begotten, not made;
                        of the same essence as the Father.
                        Through him all things were made.
                        For us and for our salvation
                        he came down from heaven;
                        he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
                        and was made human.
                        He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
                        he suffered and was buried.
                        The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
                        He ascended to heaven
                        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
                        He will come again with glory
                        to judge the living and the dead.
                        His kingdom will never end.

                        And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
                        the Lord, the giver of life.
                        He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
                        and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
                        He spoke through the prophets.
                        We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
                        We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
                        We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
                        and to life in the world to come. Amen.

                        I miss saying this on Sundays. Jen finishes her message and we rise to say this.
                        IMO, Nicea was a political convention at which they voted on a definition of nature of god, then took steps to ensure that their decision would survive as a belief system.

                        Not that there isn't a certain amount of elegance involved. And Turkey's beautiful.

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                        • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

                          Originally posted by burd View Post
                          IMO, Nicea was a political convention at which they voted on a definition of nature of god, then took steps to ensure that their decision would survive as a belief system.

                          Not that there isn't a certain amount of elegance involved. And Turkey's beautiful.
                          I'm a Chalcedonian man myself.

                          The councils were all highly political conferences. They were battles between the regional centers of Christianity and its charismatic leaders over who would control it.

                          By the way, I remember it as "On the third day he rose again, in fulfillment of the Scriptures." That was how it was said in my Whore of Babylon church.

                          The Creed is a beautiful desiderata. I can't remember ever believing a word of it, even as a child, but it taught me to have an ethnologist's eye for my parents and helped me accept them even when I was a snotty teen, so bully for it.
                          Last edited by Kepler; 05-21-2020, 09:58 AM.
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                          • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

                            That's what I recall mumbling at every Mass with the rest of the Catholic Borg, along with:

                            We believe in one God,
                            the Father almighty,
                            maker of heaven and earth,
                            of all that is seen and unseen things visible and invisible

                            And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
                            the only Son of God,
                            eternally begotten of the Father before all ages,
                            God from God,
                            Light from Light,
                            true God from true God,
                            begotten, not made;
                            of the same essence as one in being with the Father.
                            Through him all things were made.
                            For us men and for our salvation ("men" was omitted at more liberal parishes)
                            he came down from heaven;
                            he was conceived became incarnate by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
                            and became man. was made human
                            He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
                            he suffered, died, and was buried.
                            The third day he rose again, in fulfillment of the Scriptures.
                            He ascended to heaven
                            and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
                            He will come again with glory
                            to judge the living and the dead.
                            His kingdom will never have no end.

                            And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
                            the Lord, the giver of life.
                            He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
                            and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
                            He spoke through the prophets.
                            We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
                            We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
                            We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
                            and to life in the world to come. Amen.
                            Last edited by FadeToBlack&Gold; 05-21-2020, 10:25 AM.

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                            • Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

                              I believe the expression is "jfc."
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                              • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                                That's what I recall mumbling at every Mass with the rest of the Catholic Borg, along with:
                                Thatís what I recall too

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