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  2. Wut? Nunes didn't give them his notes? Also, nice use of rhetoric there trying to prove it's olleita are but it amounts to: IF the probe is dirty it may be dirty
  3. refugee

    How do fundies afford it?

    A local university has a food pantry for students. I was so glad to find it out as I remember living on ramen decades ago... and living costs, tuition and books are so much more expensive now.
  4. just_ordinary

    JinJer 39: Waiting to Meet Their Baby Daughter

    I cannot recall to be familiar with „A course in Miracles“. My university times are over for quite some time now, so please understand that what I will write might be simplified and are mostly the points that impressed me enough. We basically worked with texts from the Middle Ages. The philosophers had just gotten hold of the ancient greek texts again through contact with the Arabs. One called THE GREAT COMMENTATOR as he was the main source for Arist for example (too lazy to look up his name). The basic principles of logic and the need of it to form a strong argument together with more and more questions about religion, universities as places of doubt and knowledge as counterpart to the Vatican, development in societies- this all was a big melting pot that opened the door to fantastic (sometimes hilarious, sometimes fascinating, sometimes VERY modern) ideas about how the bible could be true and not in conflict with scientific developments. They were all over the place. The concept of the unmoved mover was popular to describe gods nature. An unmoving entity that wouldn’t even know several thoughts and words as we do. Because it would truly be one and singular- different thoughts, words, letters would mean plurality. It also doesn’t have a body so every sensory way we understand the world around us limits us. Our body makes it impossible for us the understand god, and the unmoved mover is not thinking about us. This goes hand in hand with the concept that only equal can recognise (and understand) equal. As I said- those ideas are often quite far from how we would read the bible and interpret god (and angles- great problem indeed) but they truly tried to stay true to the bible as far as they could. There are many more concepts and it gets really crazy when they stumbled upon stuff in the bible that they couldn’t made logically work. They often enough decided the bible might not be literally true. It was quite a balance because they had to make sure not to get in trouble with the Vatikan. One wrote about how the creatures of the air came out of „air slur“, water creatures from „water slur“ and so on. Based on biblical texts it still sounds a hell lot like evolution. As I said, my university days are long over and I am very unsure if I used the right English terms. The idea of god in this scientific field is very different from the normal mainstream. I am between both positions. The philosophical perspective helps to make sense of all those questions but I cannot remove the mainstream idea of god from my life. But then, as stated in my country we are mostly Cafeteria Christians and don’t think about god and religion a lot, nor do we make a big effort to follow church teachings.
  5. refugee

    How do fundies afford it?

    I honestly don’t remember about constraints. It was over 20 years ago, and we were struggling financially, and we were deep in the koolade. In those days, I would take my kids to the park for the free lunches in the summertime, and watch them eat, because kids ate free but adults had to pay. And felt guilty because our church told us it was wrong to take government handouts. The gleaners organization was a godsend in that sense. There were a lot of people in the faith community who would not take WIC or food stamps or go to food banks because they blindly followed not-going-hungry false teachers. Yeah, we were blind and stupid. But that’s what brainwashing does. And yes, food pantries are indeed a good thing. I donate on a regular basis. Good stuff, too, that I would have appreciated in the days when we were eating what other people didn’t want. (I recommend it. Give to the food bank the same stuff your family enjoys eating. It might make someone’s day.)
  6. hoipolloi

    Stephen Hammer, Harvard Law Graduate

    The Columbus guy also has a photo of himself with Clarence Thomas
  7. feministxtian

    Lori Alexander 46: She Sure Is Highly Edumacated

    we had to rehome our dogs when life blew up. I gave them to a friend of a friend, and I know they have a great home. It's been over 3 years and I STILL miss them SO MUCH...it wasn't that we didn't want them, God I wanted to be able to keep them, but it wasn't right since we were going to be homeless, and it wouldn't have been fair to them to try to keep them in a small apartment with no yard. We were able to keep the cats, thank God. But when that fucking social worker suggested getting rid of the cats AND my car I about took her head off. My felines have adapted to the changes in their lives quite well. I don't think the dogs would have... That bitch wouldn't understand loving ANYTHING.
  8. Anna Arkadyevna

    Lori Alexander 46: She Sure Is Highly Edumacated

    They "don't want them anymore"? Not, we can't keep them, or we have to re-home them. She betrays her rotten, black heart with every word she produces.
  9. AmazonGrace

    Executive Departments Part 2

    This is criminal
  10. Today
  11. just_ordinary

    JinJer 39: Waiting to Meet Their Baby Daughter

    But isn’t this mindset true for all monotheistic religions?
  12. Warmth is not her calling card. I guess she's making *some* effort.
  13. HarryPotterFan

    Mr and Mrs Jill Duggar 58: The D’Wreckoning

    Unfortunately the same type of thing happens in medicine. People who graduate towards the bottom of their class end up doing their residency in low-income/impoverished areas. Like my brother’s ex, for example. She probably only got into med school because my brother helped her study for the MCAT and my entire family helped edit her application essay. I remember wondering how someone who went to the same high school as I did with the same teachers had such piss poor writing skills. In med school there is also a series of exams you must pass in order to move on. The first two my brother literally had to nag her to study for. She managed to pass the third and final step (exam) after their break-up. I think all of them were in the barely passing range. She also had to repeat her second year because she failed. She’s now doing her residency at the aforementioned clinic, and I’m sure being bilingual gave her a huge boost. She’s also at a clinic that usually struggles to fill their residency spots. It’s not competitive at all, it’s not rigorous like a university associated hospital would be. I feel so bad for her patients. She’s not a doctor who would be able to retain all the information necessary to provide someone with proper care and diagnoses. Though, my mom says the people who are at the absolute bottom of all med schools can’t get a residency and those are the ones that end up at insurance companies and deny claims. Can someone tell him having ASD =/= asshole?? I’ve met so many people on the spectrum who are incredibly caring and support the rights of marginalized groups.
  14. feministxtian

    Lori Alexander 46: She Sure Is Highly Edumacated

    If I were her husband, I'd have backed that bitch up and told her to either cut the shit or get the fuck out. It sure wouldn't have taken years for that...and I'd have shut down her blog, her social media, the whole thing. But, Ken doesn't have the balls to stand up to the bitch. The drivel he wrote on the TMW2.0 page about 40 minute walks was vomit-inducing. In reality, I think they deserve each other.
  15. Kariina

    Boyer Sisters Part 6: Two Left Limping Along

    The way she puts the word disorder in quotes makes me so sad and uncomfortable. It doesn't sound like she had professional help since she writes as if EDs aren't real.
  16. FJismyheadship

    Mr and Mrs Jill Duggar 58: The D’Wreckoning

    Derick retweeted a Fox News tweet today. Here's what Fox had to say. @POTUS: “Let me say on behalf of the entire nation, we could not be more proud of the United States Naval Academy Class of 2018.” So... Twitter is shut down. The first day it's private he posts a Bible verse. The second day he retweets the above post from Fox News. What are you doing Derick?
  17. candygirl200413

    Support Irish women's right to choose!

    The stores I read about women traveling made me so emotional. I'm so happy that this is no longer their reality <3.
  18. ADoyle90815

    Royal Wedding Part 2

    My favorite meme from the wedding is definitely the CVS receipt on the veil. I also love Meghan's new coat of arms.
  19. SilverBeach

    Boyer Sisters Part 6: Two Left Limping Along

    Sure is. And it takes therapy to make the connection.
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