Ex Nihilo

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  1. Prayers for Manchester.

  2. The Stone Parable

    I dig it.
  3. Sweet Estate Sale Find

    A great website for this is http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/1928/BCP_1928.htm If has many versions from around the world.
  4. Sweet Estate Sale Find

    Beautiful!! I'm an Episcopalian and this is so awesome to me. If it's from 1952 that means its one of the older versions, most the 1928 version of the BCP. My favorite version. A great find!
  5. Greetings

    Welcome!
  6. Risk

    I've never found it to be the case that people react negatively. Most often it is with curiosity. Usually the first question I get is "Of what denomination?" I usually reply, "whichever one you want." Which allows me a chance to tell them about the amazing doctrinal diversity and freedom of conscience in the ULC. I can certainly appreciate that some areas are not nearly so friendly to religion of any kind as it is here in south Georgia. I guess knowing your audience is important.
  7. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. (Num 6:24-26)

  8. Where do you worship

    I worship God wherever I am. I read Morning an Evening Prayers most days. I try to get to church but its been a long time since I was near a faithful local congregation.
  9. Ive visited them. I had heard that people have weird vibes from them. Didn't tell my wife and kids. My wife got really nauseous when we got up to them and my daughter (3 at the time) ran back to the car saying she didnt like the "voices". Weird but certainly not conclusive. Folks around the Elberton/Athens area have a hundred stories about where the money came from to build them and even more stories about the stuff that happens around them. From what I recall, it was funded and as far as I know is still funded by a private trust. The commands don't seem that bad until you realize that achieving the goals it champions would require the elimination of nearly 93% of the world's population. I'd be interested in finding out how that's done without breaking rules 5, 6, and 7: "5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts. 6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court. 7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials." Maybe those rules only go into effect after the vast worldwide holocaust hits its mark.
  10. I think at first blush it would appear to be false but when one looks closer one will find that changing religions is often more a reaction to and rebellion against parental worldviews and parents themselves than it is a rejection of the (insert religion name) spiritual/religious paradigm. To put it another way, it's not the god they're rejecting as much as it is the god they saw/see in their parents that they reject. I grew up around close-minded, fundamentalist families with hyper-critical parents. Children would grow up and leave the church/denomination and either leave organized religion altogether or join a church with a diametrically different culture/theology. When I talked to them, they'd call themselves a "recovering catholic" or a progressive christian... but the problems they would cite were not, strictly speaking, problems with the church or faith...rather they were deep-seated problem they had with their parents that bled into and colored the way they looked at the religion of their childhood. Even when folks reject the faith of their fathers (or mothers) it is often the family dynamic motivating and steering it. Jmo. Peace&Love -RR
  11. We are all creatures stuck in the tar pits of space and time...even if only subconsciously, our families and their traditions, learnt during our formative years, will inevitably influence the belief system and worldview we develop as we mature....mom and dad are the first icons of God(dess) we worship and these old gods, for good or ill, cast their shadow over every view we have of Divinity afterward. Not an absolute but seems more or less like an inevitable... Peace & love! -RR
  12. Can Andriods Have Souls?

    No but shoes can. Badumpching!
  13. Awake, Oh Sleeping Child

    Very beautiful
  14. The Fault In Our Stars?

    I think he's what all are, a seeker of truth.