mark 45

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    fellow of the pickle conspiracy
  • Birthday 01/27/1958

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    southern mich/northern indiana

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    salad bar buddhist

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  1. Quiz-one topic

    you bring up some interesting points.but let me clear a couple of things up. first,i made some choices after exhausting what i understood to be all other means available to me at the time.for example,i applied for (and was turned down for)180 different jobs in one month. second,i did what i felt was best to survive at the time.right or wrong had very little to do with my thinking (suicide was a big factor tho).was anyone"hurt"by my actions?not that i am aware of.did anyone lose anything by my actions?just me as far as i know. would i go back and do it all over,NO!not even if that was the only choice i believed i had. please forgive my rant.and by the way,there is no such thing as absolution (as far as i am concerned).there is only learning from past and current actions.
  2. wow dan,i never expected an answer like that from are full of surprises.
  3. Quiz-one topic

    been there.i am very fortunate that i never stole from anyone,or murdered anyone.i did a lot of other things to survive tho. i understand that in times past indentured servitude got people a roof over their head,sometimes food,and even a trip west to the "new lands".however,slaves did not have a choice of where they went.and the us wasn't the only country that had them.
  4. remember too,there are as many different types of christians in your area as there are they may actually be trying to convert those who do not believe as they do,and i don't mean just atheists.
  5. Quiz-one topic

    and to make this a circular argument,what is your position to make slavery right?
  6. yes they do.about 2 or 3 of them.
  7. doings in MO

    i thought the supreme court settled most of this,and this idiot finds a loop hole.
  8. the movie.yes an older b movie.i think video stores still have it.
  9. same here."panic in the streets"is the title of an older movie.and not a good one.
  10. panic in the streets?or did they say never trust anyone over 30?
  11. i was asked how old i am today.before i could answer,someone said 21(nooooo!).i said,with 39 years of experience.
  12. Happy birthday my brother and my friend.  I hope you had a great one!


    1. mark 45

      mark 45

      thank you i did.


  13. Wisdom Lovers United (or untied)

    why can't buddhism be classified as philosophy?it isn't a religion,per say.and yes i know that certain schools of buddhism can be considered so,but that is a conversation for another time.
  14. very badly paraphrased:the buddha said something to the effect...if the truth is helpful,then tell it.if it will only cause harm,then don't. yes,there is more to it than that.
  15. Sunrise, sunset.....

    if the sun is"settling"in the west,it is a"sunset".if it's"rising"in the east it is a"sunrise". however,that is not your a picture,i guess it depends on the surroundings to give you a clue,if the photographer isn't around.