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“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#310611 Sep 9, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't say required and you know it.
You're suggesting that allowing students time for praying out loud to their respective deities, should be a required part of the public school curriculum .

And you're being ridiculous, again.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#310612 Sep 9, 2013
Morgana 9 wrote:
<quoted text>
You nailed it! That is exactly what they are after, attention, a big show! praying alone a quietly does not produce the attention they are after.
Yeah, this seems like such a non-issue. Prayer has to be a public, scheduled, group activity? I don't think so.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#310613 Sep 9, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. Even if they aren't required to participate, it doesn't belong where they are a captive audience forced to listen to the prayers of others.
She's moronically trying to prove that religion has been banished from schools when it clearly has not. Just lead prayer has been. As it SHOULD have been. And I'd say the very same thing even about my own religion.
Banned? I think not. Students can pray or read the bible as time allows, and they can certainly wear their religious jewelry, like crucifixes.

It isn't like teachers are saying, "Hey are you praying? Cut that shit out!!"

Since: Aug 09

Port Jefferson, NY

#310614 Sep 9, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
It is always so good to talk to you.
I fear what will happen if we ban or remove everything that someone else, who wants to, will find offensive.
Obviously on here, anyone who believes in God is offensive to some others. I hope I don't get banned.
Good evening "Ink!"

That was a nice sentiment. Thank you.
I enjoy talking to you as well, and confess that we don't do so often enough.
This will seem long-winded, but it will eventually tie-in to the rest of what you're saying.
My dad grew up Polish Catholic with a smattering of Ukrainian Orthodox on the L.E.S. in the 40's & 50's. My mom grew up Midwest Methodist in Ohio in the same period. Both of them felt as though they'd had religion crammed down their throats so when they were old enough to get out on their own, they both dropped their religious upbringings like a bad habit. There may be something of the same sentiment in the "hostility" you and some others feel you receive because you happen to "believe in God." Yet there is also the undeniable fact that some posters whom might place themselves in your category are guilty of some of the worst behavioral transgressions on here. While my parents never provided me with a religious upbringing, they also never prevented me from exploring an interest if one occurred--they seldom did, and were usually short-lived. I didn't find an interest in religion again until I was 19 and had finally, successfully made it through Frank Herbert's science fiction classic, "Dune." A story that's suffused with religion, and about how people, orders, and communities can actively manipulate religion, religious beliefs, superstitions, I found myself fascinated in a way I hadn't been before. Knowing that Herbert had based his main character Paul Muad'Dib primarily on two historical figures; Jesus, and T.E. Lawrence, I decided to try to learn as much as I could about them. This is what led me to reading the Bible, the Qur'an, learning about Buddhism, Hinduism, and the one I'd probably subscribe to if I had enough self discipline, Taoism.
I grin slightly because I somehow doubt that you'll find yourself banned; you've never violated Topix TOS that I can recall.
BTW, how's the hand? Did it heal well?

Best as always,
John.

Since: Aug 09

Port Jefferson, NY

#310615 Sep 9, 2013
Susanm wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey John-K, I hope all is well with you and your parents.
I agree as well. The thing that fascinates me the most is that the people who scream the loudest that the "other side" is intolerant are just as intolerant in their own opinion. They will never admit that they are acting in the exact same way as they are accusing others of acting.
Hi "Sue," always a pleasure.

Eh, the parents...they have their "good" days, and then they have their "not-so-good" days. Mom's recovered from the surgery so surprisingly well, that now she's starting to feel the pain in her back since the hip pain's lessened so.

Yeah, I'm hard-pressed to disagree. The genuine truth on here though is the fact that practically everyone, from all possible sides, has been guilty of hurling invective from time to time.
I know I sure have--and have done so to "Ink" in the past.
I try to remind myself of my personal "philosophy" if you will which is that: "Those most vocal aren't necessarily representative of the whole, and those with the least to say are usually the most insistent, and strident about saying it..."
It sounds good, but is really easy to forget once ire has been aroused.
"AJ" had a great headline on her avatar at one time; "Think twice, post once."

Good advice...

Best,
John.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#310616 Sep 9, 2013
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/09/09/news/na...

Adoption also has its pitfalls....
Parents

Carlsbad, NM

#310617 Sep 10, 2013
elise in burque wrote:
<quoted text>God wants you to take your psych meds.
Amen.
Your abuse has made you retarded.

“HAVE A BLESSED ”

Since: Aug 08

CHRISTMAS

#310618 Sep 10, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
http://bangordailynews.com/201 3/09/09/news/nation/adopted-ch ildren-being-abandoned-by-pare nts-over-internet-into-abusive -nightmare-homes/
Adoption also has its pitfalls....
That is horrid ..And as it says,underground.

In most adoptions there is,a process fir making sure THere are legalities followed...
And nowadays there is not the secrecy there was before
A friend if mine adopted a baby open adoption...She was there for support during the pregnancy ...theirs was a great experience .

In my day the parents never met ..no info was given...I gleAned a little bit but was told the parents would raise the child in New York.
He grew up about 30 Miles away ..
Thankfully in a very loving home

This,kind of thing sounds like a sex slavery ring from LO SVU series .

Both if those couples should be in Jail ..IMO.

“HAVE A BLESSED ”

Since: Aug 08

CHRISTMAS

#310620 Sep 10, 2013
John-K wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi "Sue," always a pleasure.
Eh, the parents...they have their "good" days, and then they have their "not-so-good" days. Mom's recovered from the surgery so surprisingly well, that now she's starting to feel the pain in her back since the hip pain's lessened so.
Yeah, I'm hard-pressed to disagree. The genuine truth on here though is the fact that practically everyone, from all possible sides, has been guilty of hurling invective from time to time.
I know I sure have--and have done so to "Ink" in the past.
I try to remind myself of my personal "philosophy" if you will which is that: "Those most vocal aren't necessarily representative of the whole, and those with the least to say are usually the most insistent, and strident about saying it..."
It sounds good, but is really easy to forget once ire has been aroused.
"AJ" had a great headline on her avatar at one time; "Think twice, post once."
Good advice...
Best,
John.
Hey John K ..glad to hear THEY are on the mend...what a difference
A few weeks makes .

God bless you all.
Katie

Kent, WA

#310621 Sep 10, 2013
Question! First a little background:

Have any of you been seeing other ads like this one?

http://www.amazon.com/KEEP-CALM-CHROMOSOME-Sy...

I've seen a few since yesterday. One was a pic of a baby "flipping off" the camera. And the caption above it said something like, "If you have a problem with an extra chromosome, well you can..." And the pic of the baby giving the bird.

So, question is... Just who has a "problem" with a Down's baby/child? And if they had such a problem based on behavior, wouldn't you take it up with the parents, not make all these goofy ads?

What's the point?

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#310623 Sep 10, 2013
Katie wrote:
Question! First a little background:
Have any of you been seeing other ads like this one?
http://www.amazon.com/KEEP-CALM-CHROMOSOME-Sy...
I've seen a few since yesterday. One was a pic of a baby "flipping off" the camera. And the caption above it said something like, "If you have a problem with an extra chromosome, well you can..." And the pic of the baby giving the bird.
So, question is... Just who has a "problem" with a Down's baby/child? And if they had such a problem based on behavior, wouldn't you take it up with the parents, not make all these goofy ads?
What's the point?
Maybe it's a PSA campaign, aimed at reducing ignorance about Down's kids?(Some of the sweetest folks ever to grace the earth, by the way....)

“lightly burnt,but still smokin”

Since: Dec 06

in the corner of your mind,

#310625 Sep 10, 2013
"Parents"
Your abuse has made you retarded.

not as much as your religion has you
Katie

Kent, WA

#310626 Sep 10, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe it's a PSA campaign, aimed at reducing ignorance about Down's kids?(Some of the sweetest folks ever to grace the earth, by the way....)
Oh, they are very sweet. Used to babysit a 4yo with Down's and she was a heartbreaker. Didn't help her parents raised to be a wild child... kid went the bathroom on the furniture, liked to run around naked, same stuff younger kids usually do. But there seemed to be no discipline whatsoever.

And I was hired as a 15yo to babysit when Mom went out, even though Dad was still hanging around. I got pissed off when Dad tried to spank 4yo for wetting the bed. I mean really? They let her piss on the couch, but they're gonna spank her when she pees while sleeping? They were bad news and I quit after babysitting her twice.

But I liked her. She was a sweetie living in a nightmare, I'd imagine.
grumpy

Teaneck, NJ

#310627 Sep 10, 2013
John-K wrote:
<quoted text>
Good evening "Ink!"
That was a nice sentiment. Thank you.
I enjoy talking to you as well, and confess that we don't do so often enough.
This will seem long-winded, but it will eventually tie-in to the rest of what you're saying.
My dad grew up Polish Catholic with a smattering of Ukrainian Orthodox on the L.E.S. in the 40's & 50's. My mom grew up Midwest Methodist in Ohio in the same period. Both of them felt as though they'd had religion crammed down their throats so when they were old enough to get out on their own, they both dropped their religious upbringings like a bad habit. There may be something of the same sentiment in the "hostility" you and some others feel you receive because you happen to "believe in God." Yet there is also the undeniable fact that some posters whom might place themselves in your category are guilty of some of the worst behavioral transgressions on here. While my parents never provided me with a religious upbringing, they also never prevented me from exploring an interest if one occurred--they seldom did, and were usually short-lived. I didn't find an interest in religion again until I was 19 and had finally, successfully made it through Frank Herbert's science fiction classic, "Dune." A story that's suffused with religion, and about how people, orders, and communities can actively manipulate religion, religious beliefs, superstitions, I found myself fascinated in a way I hadn't been before. Knowing that Herbert had based his main character Paul Muad'Dib primarily on two historical figures; Jesus, and T.E. Lawrence, I decided to try to learn as much as I could about them. This is what led me to reading the Bible, the Qur'an, learning about Buddhism, Hinduism, and the one I'd probably subscribe to if I had enough self discipline, Taoism.
I grin slightly because I somehow doubt that you'll find yourself banned; you've never violated Topix TOS that I can recall.
BTW, how's the hand? Did it heal well?
Best as always,
John.
I doubt that you read the Talmud. You don't include Judaism among the religions you have studied.
Pot meet Kettle

United States

#310628 Sep 10, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe it's a PSA campaign, aimed at reducing ignorance about Down's kids?(Some of the sweetest folks ever to grace the earth, by the way....)
Awww......really ? We needed you to tell us that ?

And you'd have supported any woman's right to abort any one of those "sweet folks" solely on the basis of their DS condition.

You make me want to gag you disgusting pretentious phony.
feces for jesus

Westbury, NY

#310629 Sep 10, 2013
Parents wrote:
<quoted text>
Your abuse has made you retarded.
Your God made you to be a snide, braindead twerp.
Ink

Warminster, PA

#310630 Sep 10, 2013
John-K wrote:
<quoted text>
Good evening "Ink!"
That was a nice sentiment. Thank you.
I enjoy talking to you as well, and confess that we don't do so often enough.
This will seem long-winded, but it will eventually tie-in to the rest of what you're saying.
My dad grew up Polish Catholic with a smattering of Ukrainian Orthodox on the L.E.S. in the 40's & 50's. My mom grew up Midwest Methodist in Ohio in the same period. Both of them felt as though they'd had religion crammed down their throats so when they were old enough to get out on their own, they both dropped their religious upbringings like a bad habit. There may be something of the same sentiment in the "hostility" you and some others feel you receive because you happen to "believe in God." Yet there is also the undeniable fact that some posters whom might place themselves in your category are guilty of some of the worst behavioral transgressions on here. While my parents never provided me with a religious upbringing, they also never prevented me from exploring an interest if one occurred--they seldom did, and were usually short-lived. I didn't find an interest in religion again until I was 19 and had finally, successfully made it through Frank Herbert's science fiction classic, "Dune." A story that's suffused with religion, and about how people, orders, and communities can actively manipulate religion, religious beliefs, superstitions, I found myself fascinated in a way I hadn't been before. Knowing that Herbert had based his main character Paul Muad'Dib primarily on two historical figures; Jesus, and T.E. Lawrence, I decided to try to learn as much as I could about them. This is what led me to reading the Bible, the Qur'an, learning about Buddhism, Hinduism, and the one I'd probably subscribe to if I had enough self discipline, Taoism.
I grin slightly because I somehow doubt that you'll find yourself banned; you've never violated Topix TOS that I can recall.
BTW, how's the hand? Did it heal well?
Best as always,
John.
Hey,

Now you have my interest. It's a big question. In all your reading, did you find something you can believe in? Would love to hear your opinions.

The hand is okay except for some nerve damage but that can take a long time to regenerate.
Ink

Warminster, PA

#310631 Sep 10, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey John K ..glad to hear THEY are on the mend...what a difference
A few weeks makes .
God bless you all.
I also am glad things are better. Only from recent posts did I realize that they were having problems.
Ink

Warminster, PA

#310632 Sep 10, 2013
HuskerDu wrote:
<quoted text>Explain the lawsuits by students who have been told they can't wear certain jewelry. Explain the harassment by parents when they hear the Our Father at commencements. Explain why a student was sent home for wearing a pro life shirt , or told not to have pro life clubs. Explain why kids are harassed for having a prayer vigil around the American Flag BEFORE school. Explain why a Muslim can wear a scarf in class but a student can't bring their rosary to school, or have a religious saying on a t shirt.
That was my point. The hostility toward Christians is becomming obvious and commonplace.
Ink

Warminster, PA

#310633 Sep 10, 2013
HuskerDu wrote:
<quoted text>Explain the lawsuits by students who have been told they can't wear certain jewelry. Explain the harassment by parents when they hear the Our Father at commencements. Explain why a student was sent home for wearing a pro life shirt , or told not to have pro life clubs. Explain why kids are harassed for having a prayer vigil around the American Flag BEFORE school. Explain why a Muslim can wear a scarf in class but a student can't bring their rosary to school, or have a religious saying on a t shirt.
http://txvalues.org/2013/07/25/san-antonio-lo...

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