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AZPaul3
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Message 1051 of 1059 (861988)
08-30-2019 11:15 AM


Political satire at its best.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
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Message 1052 of 1059 (862581)
09-07-2019 3:55 AM


Lapsed Unitarian?
Probably not the best topic for this thought, but I'd be hard-pressed to find the proper one in short time.

I left Christianity over a half century ago (circa age 12) because I started reading the Bible with the idea that that was what I needed to believe, only to find that I simply could not believe it. Two-and-a-half decades later my family (id est, my own personal family including my wife and our two sons) got involved with a local Unitarian-Universalist church (it's a long story with sordid depictions of flagrant religious discrimination). That was around 1992. Around 2000, I stopped going (one or both of my sons may have joined me). And through and after the divorce et al. I've not been back.

Does that make me a Lapsed Unitarian?

Edited by dwise1, : Proper definition of the meaning of "my family"


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Message 1053 of 1059 (862582)
09-07-2019 5:04 AM
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09-07-2019 3:55 AM


Re: Lapsed Unitarian?
Nah, it makes you a born again heathen.

Welcome.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1054 of 1059 (862586)
09-07-2019 9:41 AM
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09-07-2019 3:55 AM


Re: Lapsed Unitarian?
dwise1 writes:

...got involved with a local Unitarian-Universalist church...Around 2000, I stopped going...I've not been back.

Does that make me a Lapsed Unitarian?

No. There is no resemblance between a Unitarian-Universalist church and a Unitarian church. After the merger in 1961 the Universalist philosophy swallowed the Unitarians whole and there is almost nothing left. Some Unitarian churches have managed to remain independent, but they're hard to find.

I was raised Unitarian.

--Percy


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Message 1055 of 1059 (862589)
09-07-2019 10:16 AM
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Re: Lapsed Unitarian?
Or maybe a Contrarian?

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Message 1056 of 1059 (862591)
09-07-2019 11:18 AM
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09-07-2019 3:55 AM


Re: Lapsed Unitarian?
Nope, just lucky. No more wasted Sundays.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 1057 of 1059 (862621)
09-08-2019 8:35 AM
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Re: Lapsed Unitarian?
A friend of mine told me that his parents were very faithful about bringing the family to church every Sunday.

Until they found out that the lift tickets at the nearby ski resort were half price on Sundays. Then the family was very faithful about skiing every Sunday.


Hard as it is to fathom, Mr President, just because you’re the leader of the free world doesn’t entitle you to a free pass. Unfortunately, just a free press. -- Neil Cavuto

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Message 1058 of 1059 (862628)
09-08-2019 1:20 PM
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09-08-2019 8:35 AM


Re: Lapsed Unitarian?
FOOTBALL!

[The real football (American) where the teams actually score points.]


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 1059 of 1059 (863027)
09-18-2019 5:16 PM



Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


  
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