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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2012, 01:00:41 AM »
I wish my Mother and Father were still alive so I could yell at them......You fools Dinosaurs are real...the Earth is old and tuna casserole is nasty.

You just outed yourself as a former Protestant for sure, either Baptist or Pentacostal. Those folks especially do the covered casserole dish suppers. Amirite? ;)

As we all know, the miracle of fishes and loaves is only scientifically explainable through the medium of casseroles. Hence why they were so popular at those pot-lucks I was forced to go to. That and an unreasonable variety of jello salads.

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See, that's why being Catholic had its advantages. There were no church dinners or potlucks we had to go to. All you were ever expected to bring to church was 5 bucks for the collection basket, and a willingness to keep your lips zipped when something didn't make sense. (There are good reasons the priest politely told my family I was better off quitting the youth group!)


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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2012, 01:53:27 AM »
I wish my Mother and Father were still alive so I could yell at them......You fools Dinosaurs are real...the Earth is old and tuna casserole is nasty.

You just outed yourself as a former Protestant for sure, either Baptist or Pentacostal. Those folks especially do the covered casserole dish suppers. Amirite? ;)

As we all know, the miracle of fishes and loaves is only scientifically explainable through the medium of casseroles. Hence why they were so popular at those pot-lucks I was forced to go to. That and an unreasonable variety of jello salads.
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I wish my Mother and Father were still alive so I could yell at them......You fools Dinosaurs are real...the Earth is old and tuna casserole is nasty.

You just outed yourself as a former Protestant for sure, either Baptist or Pentacostal. Those folks especially do the covered casserole dish suppers. Amirite? ;)
I was a Nazarene but sent to Baptist schools
As we all know, the miracle of fishes and loaves is only scientifically explainable through the medium of casseroles
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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2012, 02:12:31 AM »

 and a willingness to keep your lips zipped when something didn't make sense.
Where did that go wrong?  :D
As we all know, the miracle of fishes and loaves is only scientifically explainable through the medium of casseroles
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However some of the jumped up jackasses do need a damn good kicking. Not that they will respond to the kicking but just to show they can be kicked
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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2012, 02:19:31 AM »
Thank you Ali your a kinder person then I Am

Crocoduck, no worries. :) A LOT of us are still "in recovery", and we remember all too well all the stuff that got drilled into our heads as kids/teens/young adults. Been there, done that!
I like that "in recovery" cause I have some issues!

I do, too. That's one of the reasons I joined HAF. For the community and fun and like-minded folks, but also to find a place that would give me a much-needed sense of balance and perspective. There's still a lot I'm thinking about. For instance, I call myself an agnostic, but not an atheist -- so I wanted to read up on why some people choose one term over the other, and in the end whether or not the distinction really matters much. And I've been a non-theist for a good while now, so I suspect this learning curve you, I and others here are on takes a good while. I'm not surprised though. After all, it's not like you can completely erase 20+ years of religion/belief and the influence it's had on your life, your perceptions, your family/social group etc.

It took me several years to embrace the term atheist.  To be completely honest, I felt like that was a bridge that I couldn't uncross, and once I called myself an atheist, the god that I pretty much didn't believe in would send me to hell forever.  Of course, I remember very clearly being told as a child that if you ever doubt Jesus, even for one single second, you would spend eternity in hell, so you can imagine the forces I was up against.

In the end, I don't really think it matters what people call themselves, except for their own sakes.  I was scared to call myself an atheist - that's not healthy.  But if you truly are agnostic, then embrace it.  There is not a thing wrong with saying, simply, "I don't know."

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As we all know, the miracle of fishes and loaves is only scientifically explainable through the medium of casseroles
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However some of the jumped up jackasses do need a damn good kicking. Not that they will respond to the kicking but just to show they can be kicked
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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2012, 02:33:39 AM »
I wish my Mother and Father were still alive so I could yell at them......You fools Dinosaurs are real...the Earth is old and tuna casserole is nasty.

You just outed yourself as a former Protestant for sure, either Baptist or Pentacostal. Those folks especially do the covered casserole dish suppers. Amirite? ;)

As we all know, the miracle of fishes and loaves is only scientifically explainable through the medium of casseroles. Hence why they were so popular at those pot-lucks I was forced to go to. That and an unreasonable variety of jello salads.

Props, Amicale and Dobermonster  :D

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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2012, 12:54:06 PM »
I wish my Mother and Father were still alive so I could yell at them......You fools Dinosaurs are real...the Earth is old and tuna casserole is nasty.

Tuna is nasty in any form. That's why we don't eat them up north. Now a pollock casserole, that is good shit!


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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2012, 04:15:24 PM »
I like Tuna. Particularly as sushi (raw).
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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2012, 04:39:17 PM »
I like Tuna. Particularly as sushi (raw).

YES.  Yellowfin sushi = <3

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Re: When you were a theist.....
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2012, 06:45:49 PM »
I like Tuna. Particularly as sushi (raw).

That's the only way I like it!
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