celticmodes wrote:To me, fundamentalism is a form of mental imbalance that causes extreme emotional instability.
Nightfalls wrote:Good luck on your endeavor, have you since moved on after your divorce? I myself am divorced and have yet to find the right one for me. I am about to say F-it and give up, save money and buy a sailboat, and sail the Caribbean on weekends
Astrid wrote:I would buy the saiboat and cruise the caribbean who knows maybe you'll meet a nice olympic sailsport athlet og millionaire down there - or maybe jus meet a nice carribean guy which i personally can reccomend
Nightfalls wrote:Astrid wrote:I would buy the saiboat and cruise the caribbean who knows maybe you'll meet a nice olympic sailsport athlet og millionaire down there - or maybe jus meet a nice carribean guy which i personally can reccomend
Well if i swung that way, i would certainly find me a spicy Caribbean man! But i am more into the opposite sex. I have already met a nice girl in Barbados, so i am going to sit back and see where it goes. Whether it works out or not, that sailboat will be mine
Zylah wrote:lost my mind for a while, pretty much! I've been sowing some wild oats, and am now settling down again. That sailboat sounds great; and good luck with your Barbados romance
Zylah wrote:My problem is in their continuing indoctrination. My daughter and I had a huge argument because she went to Christian youth camp and apparently agonized in prayer for my damned lost soul, as she does on a fairly regular basis. She told me this with many tears. [...] I seriously object to this on many levels; not least of which is that I do not want my daughter needlessly torturing herself on a mental, emotional, and spiritual rack, because her father's religion teaches them [...] There are people in their lives, pastors and their wives, who I consider dangerous. Their best friends are these people's children, and I refuse to get in the way of their friendships. [...] I know some of this is normal adolescent spasms; but some of it is certainly psychosocially unhealthy and unnecessary.
Jake wrote:As a child I was subjected to a great deal of religious indoctrination very similar to what your daughter is experiencing. It never stuck with me at all though...
DJ Droood wrote:That is interesting in and of itself...I think many of us, at least those over the age of 30 or so, were marinated in overt Christian indoctrination, and look at what happened....rising atheism/agnosticism/otherism and a steady decline in relevance and centrality of Christianity in the Western world...I guess the "good old days" of the 1950's they want us to return to weren't that effective (or welcome) in the first place.
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