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Old 05-18-2013   #16 (permalink)
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I don't think that Doctor Smith was a theologian or a practicing minister and regional leader in the United Church of Christ

But, when one's name is Smith......you get used to it *smile*
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My youngest graduates from Hebrew Scool tomorrow.
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Not like he had much of a choice in the matter.
Not many Jewish kids have had a choice in the matter.
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Not many Jewish kids have had a choice in the matter.
It is one of those "l'dor v'dor" things - my parents made me go, so I make my kids go. Hopefully they, in turn, will make theirs go, too. Although my eldest recently claimed that he was an atheist, but I think that was a ploy to try to get out of High Holiday services.

Edited to add: it didn't work.

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When our son was young, my Dad - the Reverend Dr. Smith -was visiting. Zach found out that his grandpa believed in one God. He said: "But Grandpa, what about Thor?"

It was a cute moment.
When I was in First Grade, our teacher asked what we wanted to be when we grew up....I said Thor!
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It is one of those "l'dor v'dor" things - my parents made me go, so I make my kids go. Hopefully they, in turn, will make theirs go, too. Although my eldest recently claimed that he was an atheist, but I think that was a ploy to try to get out of High Holiday services.

Edited to add: it didn't work.
Have him switch to being a Reform Jew. High Holy Day services are quite painless.
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Have him switch to being a Reform Jew. High Holy Day services are quite painless.
Never!

Seriously though, we are happy to let him chose his own path.

Except for High Holiday services.
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OK, back again - this looks different somehow - no membership grid, for one thing (must have been out longer than I thought - this anti-root-withering therapy is hard work). Where was I? So, that's one more for Uno, one for me, then one for Mark, and one for me, and one for Melliedee, and one for me, and one for that Skylar dude who was here earlier, and one more for me, and two for Gingele on the catch-up round, and two for me, and three each for Rissask and Roni (more ketchup), and whew, three for me (being the Banker is peligroso - seems like I have to pass Go each round) - is Olivia still playing? Definately Nothing for Mindblender - maybe a jigger of ipecac - and we'll split his share of the beer - let's see, that's 1/32 beer for Uno, and 1/32 for me, and 1/32 for Dave - Dave? Dave's not here - OK, so, that's for Mel, and then oops! all gone! - Where'd these naked Chinese dudes (and dudette) with the cross run off to? They're across the street? Maybe next time - plus we gotta save some for Mercy - she's sounding thirsty again - so four for Mercy on the next catch-up flight. Whew! Lord love a duck - or something.
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OK, back again - this looks different somehow - no membership grid, for one thing (must have been out longer than I thought - this anti-root-withering therapy is hard work). Where was I? So, that's one more for Uno, one for me, then one for Mark, and one for me, and one for Melliedee, and one for me, and one for that Skylar dude who was here earlier, and one more for me, and two for Gingele on the catch-up round, and two for me, and three each for Rissask and Roni (more ketchup), and whew, three for me (being the Banker is peligroso - seems like I have to pass Go each round) - is Olivia still playing? Definately Nothing for Mindblender - maybe a jigger of ipecac - and we'll split his share of the beer - let's see, that's 1/32 beer for Uno, and 1/32 for me, and 1/32 for Dave - Dave? Dave's not here - OK, so, that's for Mel, and then oops! all gone! - Where'd these naked Chinese dudes (and dudette) with the cross run off to? They're across the street? Maybe next time - plus we gotta save some for Mercy - she's sounding thirsty again - so four for Mercy on the next catch-up flight. Whew! Lord love a duck - or something.
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Today is Pentecost Sunday.

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Today is Pentecost Sunday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost
Thanks for the post - I generally do enjoy pondering the historical influences of religious thought and observance on our common culture, and thanking God (or whoever) that I live in this time, place, and era of expanding freedom from religion (and not in any of the previous ones) - which is why I'm only a 'cultural Anglican', although raised a Methodist amid Baptists in the heart of the too-tightly-cinched Bible Belt - and possibly why I married two Catholics, one at a time of course, one of whom had been a novitiate near-nun - (and just to even things out, the other was classic flat-out-jerk-with-the-proverbial-candied-apple right from the outset).

Still, the history of our culture is a strange and wonderful thing - although I'm still not any closer to understanding the 'why' in the name "Pentacostal Holiness' - sounds like they only have five ribs, or something - but maybe not - surely I would have learned about that in X-ray class? And wouldn't it be obvious, 3 on one side and only 2 on the other? or maybe they run up-and-down, with one in the middle? Probably not - I'm pretty sure I would have noticed. So, not a likely explanation - (and so much for unauthorized reductive reasoning).

So, in commemoration, I thank God I'm an atheist (but not the athiest - that honor falls to Stogey, I believe, who has more 'athi' than all the rest of us put together - and justifiably proud of it. He also has great reiki music - try the 'reiki corezon' on utube- the one with the praying hands - very nice, and great 'athi' (whatever it is) - I like it just fine.

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Thanks for the post - I generally do enjoy pondering the historical influences of religious thought and observance on our common culture, and thanking God (or whoever) that I live in this time, place, and era of expanding freedom from religion (and not in any of the previous ones) - which is why I'm only a 'cultural Anglican', although raised a Methodist amid Baptists in the heart of the too-tightly-cinched Bible Belt - and possibly why I married two Catholics, one at a time of course, one of whom had been a novitiate near-nun - (and just to even things out, the other was classic flat-out-jerk-with-the-proverbial-candied-apple right from the outset).

Still, the history of our culture is a strange and wonderful thing - although I'm still not any closer to understanding the 'why' in the name "Pentacostal Holiness' - sounds like they only have five ribs, or something - but maybe not - surely I would have learned about that in X-ray class? And wouldn't it be obvious, 3 on one side and only 2 on the other? or maybe they run up-and-down, with one in the middle? Probably not - I'm pretty sure I would have noticed. So, not a likely explanation - (and so much for unauthorized reductive reasoning).

So, in commemoration, I thank God I'm an atheist (but not the athiest - that honor falls to Stogey, I believe, who has more 'athi' than all the rest of us put together - and justifiably proud of it. He also has great reiki music - try the 'reiki corezon' on utube- the one with the praying hands - very nice, and great 'athi' (whatever it is) - I like it just fine.
Well beam-eye, I will quote Philippians 1:2-4:

"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy"
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