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    Luther was a drunk, look what he accomplished!
    Constipated, too.
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    It's the Thumpers' favoritest day again.

    In recent days, the Trump-supporting media platform Charisma has repeatedly pitched “Why Christians Shouldn’t Celebrate Halloween,” a new ebook with nine “teachings” about Halloween. “The demonic realm is alive and active,” it begins.

    The ebook’s author Katherine DeGraw writes that people often recognize that “evil forces” drive actions like mass shootings. “However, when it comes to the pagan celebration of Halloween, we somehow do not see it as having the same demonic and evil impact as those other tragedies,” she writes. “The effects of Halloween and human sacrifices are just as real. However, authorities—and the news media—simply don’t report them.”

    She urged Christians to be on the “counteroffensive” against the “demonic realm” that is conjuring up “curses, spells, vexes and other evil practices” in the month before Halloween to “destroy Christians, uproot prophetic destinies and come against the plans of God.”

    Christians who see the holiday as harmless fun are “co-laboring with the works of darkness,” she writes. Essentially they are supporting what DeGraw says are occult practices like having sex with demons and sacrificing babies to drink their blood.
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    Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

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    It's the Thumpers' favoritest day again.
    And she'll be voting November 2020.
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    And she'll be voting November 2020.
    I'm pretty sure she's Secretary of Education.
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    Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

    I believe. But it's always bothered me that people say I have to be in a physical building every Sunday to experience God. Last weekend, I was with my best friend Shelby, loving each other and lifting each other up. I felt the presence of the Divine with her more than I've felt it in buildings.
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    Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    I believe. But it's always bothered me that people say I have to be in a physical building every Sunday to experience God. Last weekend, I was with my best friend Shelby, loving each other and lifting each other up. I felt the presence of the Divine with her more than I've felt it in buildings.
    I've felt some pretty cool shyt in church basements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    I've felt some pretty cool shyt in church basements.
    There’s a really bad Catholic Church joke there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    There’s a really bad Catholic Church joke there.
    Yeah, there's that But it's also where the kitchen is and the turkey dinners, lutefisk and lefse dinners, breakfasts, where people celebrate, support, and grieve together over food and coffee. Worth far more than what goes on upstairs.

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    Yep

    Except the lutefisk. Send that straight into the corona of the sun.

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

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    Yeah, there's that But it's also where the kitchen is and the turkey dinners, lutefisk and lefse dinners, breakfasts, where people celebrate, support, and grieve together over food and coffee. Worth far more than what goes on upstairs.
    Grace Episcopal's Oktoberfest was in the basement. I made two new friends and drank 5 glasses of wine. My church KNOWS how to party.

    One magical moment at my church happened in our chapel. On April 3, I was officially recognized as Amber Marie by the church. They blessed me, laid their hands on me, let me say a few words, and greeted me with champagne after the service. 30 of my friends were there, and the chapel was full.
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    Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yep

    Except the lutefisk. Send that straight into the corona of the sun.
    This. All this. My great-grandpa, RIP, insisted on homemade lutefisk, and my family honored his request. Good Lord, send a lutefisk bomb to the Middle East, they'd give in.

    But agree with MissT: I don't need to be in a building to believe. I was born and raised old school Roman Catholic, and, naw, no need for that. To me religion is a personal thing, and for me, it's a deal with God from my heart to His.
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    This. All this. My great-grandpa, RIP, insisted on homemade lutefisk, and my family honored his request. Good Lord, send a lutefisk bomb to the Middle East, they'd give in.

    But agree with MissT: I don't need to be in a building to believe. I was born and raised old school Roman Catholic, and, naw, no need for that. To me religion is a personal thing, and for me, it's a deal with God from my heart to His.
    I'm 100% Norwegian, so I'm too familiar with lutefisk, though we didn't have it on our table very often. In 60+ years, though, that stuff has never passed my lips. With that smell, just couldn't do it.

    This week my wife spotted an ad for a lutefisk and lefse fundraiser at in a little village nearby. We're going with some friends who also grew up around scandinavian food. I need to decide if I'm gonna finally try it. I think I"ll stick with my principles and just go with the coleslaw, meatballs, M & G, pie and good black coffee. Eating lutefisk now would be a little like cheering for the gophs after all these years. You can hold your nose all you want, but some standards are meant to followed to the grave.

    Not that I don't like a lot of gopher fans, hey.
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    Sometimes we're dumb, too.
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    This guy is a piece of work: "Empowering women makes weak men."

    Evangelicals: you're taking the Bible out of context!
    Also evangelicals: We'll take the Bible out of context when it suits us.
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    Church: We have money in the budget; what do you want to do?
    Consistory: We could feed the poor and help with their bills.
    Priest: NO! We're going to build a Baby Jesus statue that looks like Phil Collins!
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    Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Lux Mundi, Ohio, are home to the biggest Jesus figures in the United States.
    Betcha those are great places to live.
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    Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

    Eureka Springs has a hotel with exits on something like 7 different floors, all on street level.

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    Suddenly this just started playing in my head.

    I'm going to Hell. (Not just for this, but it's somewhere in the multi-terrabyte database against me.)
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    Re: Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Church: We have money in the budget; what do you want to do?
    Consistory: We could feed the poor and help with their bills.
    Priest: NO! We're going to build a Baby Jesus statue that looks like Phil Collins!
    Trick question. Phil Collins IS God.

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    Interesting case. Nutbar mails Catholic plaintiff a Chick Tract telling her she's going to hell because she picked the wrong way to butter her bread. Plaintiff claims intentional infliction of emotional distress; defendant claims malicious prosecution. Court tells them both to pound sand.

    Being an idiot is not illegal. Inflicting* your idiocy on somebody else is not illegal. This is the essence of freedom of expression. The First Amendment is sacrosanct because it protects our right to be amused by stupid people.

    * Within reason.
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