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    One who walks a crooked path
  • Birthday 05/30/1969

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    My interests are very diverse; but most specifically at this time of my life; advocacy for the disabled; service dogs; dogs, in general; and classic cars. that's for THIS world. <br /><br />My spiritual interests are also very diverse; I guess I would call myself a student of human study and belief systems. Debating points of view and learning about my fellow people makes for an amazing combination of humanity. I am but a mere mortal, but God, as I chose to believe in HIM, has made many mortals; with as many beliefs and levels of belief. Who is right and who is wrong; I thirst for the knowledge.
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  1. Been a court reporter in CT for almost 20 years; and I asked a Judge and a few attorneys that I trust about that phrase. And since it is open to interpretation; and no one has actually ever challenged it, if you do the work of "your" ministry, then you are covered. The ministry can be as little as logging onto this site; or as much as leading a full congregation. It hasn't been challenged. My advice would be to have the persons you are marrying sign a hold harmless agreement; that they understand your ministry credentials were from the ULC; and they agree that you are, in fact, a minister.
  2. I like it...the whole chicken and the egg theory...but it does make you ask...and we has humans have this insane quest for the answer; and unfortunately that quest for that answer has caused much bloodshed. I wish that we would get the answer once and for all... anyone???
  3. So can I start a congregation; start marrying people at two in the morning, dressed as Minnie Mouse; but before I perform the marriage, have them pull the lever on a slot machine and if it comes up 3 lemons, refuse to perform the ceromony because the Gods of Vegas feel that the marriage is not right at this time; so come back when you hit 3 jackpots...keep putting money in the slot machine until your marriage certificate comes out...BAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!
  4. bahahaahahahahahaha I guess to me it seems very ridiculous that they are THAT over the top stringent about the "ministry licensing" and have it be so flip at the same time. Ahhh...the hypocrisy, you just gotta love it. Me personally, I'm going to move to Vegas; start a congregation and start marrying people dressed as Minnie Mouse.
  5. Clark County; this is the same bunch that married a drunk Britney Spears for her marathon 55 hour marriage to her high school friend...maybe if they screened the licensing for the actual marriage applicants with as much scrutiny as they do the Ministry performing the marriages; such silliness would not occur. So...everyone in Vegas; get together, form a congregation and you too can marry someone dressed up as an alien, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley or as Mr. Magoo. Wow!
  6. Not anywhere near Vegas, but I find it somewhat ironic that a place well-known to have 24 hour wedding chapels for "spur of the moment" weddings; has the nickname of "sin city"; and has wedding ceremonies performed by Elvis impersonators; Godfather themed weddings, and even a space alien acting as the Minister; makes it so difficult for a legally ordained minister to perform weddings. I'm confused
  7. A pretty amazing thought; especially when one considers the fact that at one time decks of cards were considered "sinful" and in fact, "products of the Devil" since they led into the temptations of gambling; which led to other "un-Godly acts"....hey, I'm just paraphrasing here - but I can recall a catechism teacher telling us that gambling was bad; a deck of cards contained Satin himself; and all sorts of bad things would happen. I remember asking how could playing "slap-jack" or old maid be bad; but then again, I was only 8 at the time...another time I got sent out into the hallway. No wond
  8. Beautiful...something that could be used in a renewal of baptism.
  9. Thank you Rev Baker. I am sorry your Mother is not understanding of your chosen path to our Lord. If we all followed the same path, we would not have some of the lively discussions we have had on this forum Instead of rejoicing with you, perhaps it is fear that your Mother has; that perhaps her own faith is being tested and her own path is not true. I only surmise here. My mother was ordained through ULC many years ago; though we follow different beliefs. My mother was born and raised Roman Catholic; as was I. However, my mother's path leads her towards astrology; numerology, Wiccan a
  10. Dear Lord Jesus Christ, Hold this Child of yours in your blessings; let this not be a test of Faith; but rather a proof of Your Everlasting Love for us. Guide this child's doctors and caretakers so that this child may be healed; body and soul. I look to you Lord; restore this child; allow the parents of this blessed little one be comforted by You. I ask this in Your name Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. My prayers to this child and the family of this child. May the doctors be skilled and guided in their care. May the parents keep strength and faith strong in their hearts.
  11. Congrats WolfShadow - may your path be filled with joy and light. RevElkins
  12. Prayers please for a friend/co-worker of mine - her mother, 88 years old, passed on tonight. We knew the end was coming; kidney disease; kidneys had shut down; she was mostly non-verbal the last several days. But she passed on the way she wanted to - in her home; surrounded by her family; quietly and peacefully. I have watched my friend and co-worker care for her mother at the peril of her own health. She is tired; physically and emotionally. She spent the past 6 months sleeping on an air mattress next to her mother's bed; never leaving her side unless she went to work; and then she had
  13. Thank you. I just spent an hour on the phone with my Mother; I'm finally comfortable about being open about my reasonings; my questions; my quest for the lost writings; alternative theories and theological discussions. Luckily for me, my mother, though she is more into the metaphysical/wiccan/pagan side of things; she was born and raised a Roman Catholic and found the teachings to be stifling to her; and being told that a God who is supposed to forgive and love his people would just as soon turn them away to eternal damnation kind of bothered her. It's all good!! I'm feeling forces within
  14. I received my ULC Ministry Credentials today. It was an overwhelming feeling, when I drove up to my house and I saw the envelope there. I knew immediately what it was. I couldn't wait to get in the house and open it up. Of course when I walked into the house, there was 2 kids who made a mess of the living room; a dog who had an accident on the floor; another dog had another accident on another floor; the ferret had kicked half of the bedding in the bottom of his cage out all over the room; and of course the cats had a lovely time playing with all that fluffy stuff floating around. (yes,