Ex Nihilo

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  1. Prayers for Manchester.

  2. A great website for this is http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/1928/BCP_1928.htm If has many versions from around the world.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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)

  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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 relig
  9. 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