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by Westward Ho
05-08-2005 11:12 AM
Forum: The Brig
Topic: Thanks or TA (as they say in England)
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Thanks or TA (as they say in England)

Thanks to all the wonderful folks here at FF. I have enjoyed the conversations. At times I realize I was snippy and at other times long winded. Times are a'chang'n, and I have to say goodbye to the forum and sign off (I forgot my password long ago so I just never signed off!). What with a family, an...
by Westward Ho
05-07-2005 09:37 AM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: It Begins: Dems "Excommunicated" From Church?
Replies: 28
Views: 3366

Perhaps we all need to take our own and other peoples' words here a wee bit less seriously. I have posted thoughts and sentiments (e.g., in the Religion area) that came from my heart, only to have someone make some flippant "slap in the face" response at my expense. Yeah, it hurts when you were sinc...
by Westward Ho
05-07-2005 12:12 AM
Forum: Religion/Metaphysics
Topic: My God Can Kick Your God's Butt
Replies: 18
Views: 2452

Re: West no I have to disagree...

Christianity is clearly set up so that you have to live by certain rules, and following spirituallity as you see it put's you outside, in the condemed section on judgement day... Not only due you have to be baptized, but also confess your sins, recieve the holey sacrement... and accept Jesus as you...
by Westward Ho
05-06-2005 12:46 PM
Forum: Religion/Metaphysics
Topic: Are There Demons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2462

Just an afterthought....I suppose this is what LORD OF THE RINGS was all about. When I read the book as a good protestant girl, I thought "Why did Sauron do such a silly thing as to put HIS power into an object? Seems like a fatal flaw in his plan, since everyone knows that rings get lost easily" Of...
by Westward Ho
05-06-2005 12:42 PM
Forum: Religion/Metaphysics
Topic: Are There Demons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2462

Well, since icons are the topic, what I found interesting in the book by Sarchie on exorcisms is that he claims that when the splinter from the Cross was held up to a possessed person, they would shriek in horror. When Holy Water was sprinkled on them, they'd also freak out like the Wicked Witch in ...
by Westward Ho
05-06-2005 12:28 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: It Begins: Dems "Excommunicated" From Church?
Replies: 28
Views: 3366

I posted this somewhere else in FF, but our Unity Church is having Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King, visit this summer to do readings of her recent book on spirituality and the civil rights struggle. It would also feature gospel music by Daniel Nahmod, music that has been on the Christia...
by Westward Ho
05-06-2005 12:12 PM
Forum: Religion/Metaphysics
Topic: Are There Demons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2462

Rabbits' feet, photos of family members, lucky coins and jewelry. All kinds of odd symbolic stuff. Why would you carry a photo of a family member in your wallet? How can a stupid "image" evoke the "presence" of the loved one? Don't you have any, Ho? Or do you just choose to attack the Catholic Vood...
by Westward Ho
05-05-2005 10:31 AM
Forum: Religion/Metaphysics
Topic: Are There Demons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2462

Are There Demons?

I suppose if anyone responds, it may be from a doctrinnaire viewpoint rather than from a deeper sense of what is true. Nonetheless, I am interested in peoples' views. I am reading a book by a previous guest on C2C (Sarchie - a NY police officer) who assists in exorcisms, sort of a civilian demon bus...
by Westward Ho
05-05-2005 10:17 AM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Religious right targets church-state separation
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

I guess I am a de facto Buddhist, but Unity Christian CHurch must then also be a closeted Buddhist organization. Our senior minister said one Sunday that there have always been 2 schools of thought in Christianity: 1. The literalist view of God as a Deity, as Zeus, as super human being with human tr...
by Westward Ho
05-04-2005 01:13 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Religious right targets church-state separation
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Cherry, I wish to remind you that religious organizations (.org on the internet) are tax exempt. So please do not start some tirade about how religious folks should stop paying taxes, OK? I believe the concern about giving tax money to churches for social causes is because a church is by nature a sy...
by Westward Ho
05-04-2005 12:20 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: What/Who is a Conservative
Replies: 39
Views: 2980

Well, I hesitate to state this, since it is bound to start a class war against me here in FF, but I did the math, and our household net worth is about 1.6 million. Yes, our house and cars are paid for, and credit card debt averages about $100 per month. No other debts at all. But we are not at all a...
by Westward Ho
05-04-2005 11:51 AM
Forum: Art Bell/The New Frontier
Topic: Art Bell>>retire>>nope
Replies: 76
Views: 12693

Hey Tif,

Steak is really bad for you. Baaaaaaaad.

Try baked skinless chicken breasts or pasta with fresh vegies! :D
by Westward Ho
05-04-2005 11:45 AM
Forum: Art Bell/The New Frontier
Topic: Art Bell>>retire>>nope
Replies: 76
Views: 12693

Racehorse, Don't be so touchy. I remember posts where you said you agreed with everything she said politically (whereas to me, she is about as right wing conservative as they come in the Bay Area). That is OK, I was just teasing you. I am disappointed that Art has lost his passion. We heard for year...
by Westward Ho
05-04-2005 11:33 AM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: What/Who is a Conservative
Replies: 39
Views: 2980

This statement is true? "Those with net worths between $250,000 and $500,000 typically are categorized as upper-middle-class." I really would have guessed the rates would be much higher to be considered upper class. I guess I have been bamboozled by all the easy credit in this country - so many peop...
by Westward Ho
05-04-2005 11:20 AM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Religious right targets church-state separation
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

As usual, the Christian fundamentalists assume they have copywrite over the definition of God. Mudwoman, you are a very learned woman, so I am sure you have read works by Fred Alan Wolf (the physicist) and others where spirituality is discussed, and where the word "GOD" is not set in terms of an int...

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