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    New haiku thread

    Vocabulary I need a dictionary Or a Thesaurus... / kireji
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    New haiku thread

    @Joyful 5 syllables 7 syllables 5 syllables That's all there is to it! Here's mine in 5/7/5 It was a long day The weather was hot here, too! Simmer down, sunshine!
  3. Aww! Hugs! I am having trouble believing you are introverted! It's close! I was telling a friend who took the test recently and was also about 50/50 there's a word called Ambivert to go with Introvert/Extrovert and when I've mentioned it, nobody seems to know what it means!
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    I love this. Thank you! Five things I am grateful for today: 1. Perspective. 2. Serendipity/Kismet that shares helpful insight and advice. 3. The support of my partner. 4. Sharing a hug with someone who needed it. 5. The ability to access places on the internet to find wisdom.
  5. Absolutely noted, and thank you for bringing that up. In my case I should have phrased it differently. I would not be the person they hope to have perform the task in a case like you mentioned!
  6. 15 years later it is still my crisis. But you and I are on the same page with a lot from what you have shared. Formally in a mixed faith or more universal or community setting I use Chaplain. I have a long bar pin and badge that I wear and it says only that. Interestingly, people so far have not felt the need to address me by name at all. They just refer to me as Chaplain (I'm usually the only one lol) but they are more than welcome to address me by first name or last, whichever they are most comfortable with. I did this once and I was asked if I was available to do the opening prayer for someone's dinner. I did not have proper attire to do that unfortunately or I certainly would have! I do not travel much, but if there is a thing where I would want to sign in at a hotel using the title in the future I would be sure that I had the proper clothing or items with me to perform the duties next time! It's not a bad idea actually, in case I might be available to someone for last rites or another opening prayer for dinner or something again.
  7. Hello Seeker, thank you for asking. The tag feature is restricted at the moment while the areas are still undergoing maintenance. New forum areas ready to be introduced, which should make it more clear where to create and post topics which would then make tags redundant in many cases. Once those areas open up, we will be able to understand better what the needs are without it becoming a case of a tag stating the obvious in its obvious area. I hope that makes sense! Your feedback is welcome. I expect the new areas will open up early in the week or late on the weekend.
  8. Thank you! Oh wow, it must have been a memorable one. Do I want to know? Yikes! I'm going to send you a PM! lol Qryos I remember for sure. I was hoping she would pop in again here on the forum and join us.
  9. Changelog: Forums are in the process of having helpful "keywords" added in their description to help guide which forum is best to start a topic in. Adding these helpful keywords will also aid with offering ideas for starting new topics. Some areas are still vague and the updates will continue. Brand new forum areas are open! New forums are: Folklore, Myth & Legend Science, Technology & Mathematics Refuge & Recovery You are welcome and encouraged to post topics in these new forums. Check forum descriptions for details. You know you always wanted to post about Big Foot and The Loch Ness Monster, right? I am in the process of locating posts on the forum that can be directed into the above forums for proper placement and future archiving. Name Changes: Forum name: Belief Systems and Ideologies is now named Interpath Dialogue. The word interpath is a modernized and updated term vs using interfaith or interbelief and is purposefully chosen to express inclusiveness and be welcoming for all groups. This forum along with others will have old topics shifting back and forth and is in the process of transitioning to house more universal discussion. New forums for specific belief systems and ideologies are in the process of being added. --- Forum name: Stories, Beliefs and ... is now named Stories, Realizations & Breakthroughs. This name more suitably reflects the topics and subject matter posted in the forum previously and will hopefully encourage the sharing of more of the same. The forum name Good Wishes... had its name updated with keywords added for more clarity about the types of posts welcome and encouraged there. The two forum groups mentioned above along with the new forum Refuge & Recovery are in an area that is named "Inspiration Station." It was previously titled, "Domestic Life." The Off-Topic forum was previously located in the Domestic Life section simultaneously renamed to The Kitchen Sink. It has now been moved to Other Interests and has transitioned to the name Hobbies & Leisure with "keywords" added to the forum description to encourage more clarity with the types of post welcome. The previous description used the general phrase, "everything else." It is all the same in its purpose just worded differently. Pet Corner and Trading Post have been made into subforums for now. Other More categorization was given to the emojis in the text editor section to enhance ease of locating them. ULC Minister's Junction was relocated to a section of the forum now named Reception Area, Support & FAQ If any of these have issues for you when it comes to viewing, posting or replying please let me know! Thanks! edited to add: The Science, Technology & Mathematics Forum is located in a section now renamed to: Principal Thought, Secularity & Social Science.
  10. Thank you for letting me know it is working! Permissions are so tricky in the back, it's easy to miss things like that.
  11. I am checking it right now! Let me know if it is working. Thanks!
  12. Thank you! There's some cool stuff coming up so stay tuned! On a PC the like button is all the way to the right of a post. It won't show up on your own. I'm not sure if/how it might show up on a mobile device. Let me know if you find it!
  13. Hello and welcome to the forum! Being that the organizations are not affiliated with one another, legal documents are recorded and are not transferrable. However, you can be legally ordained by both! On the main page of the website it will lead you to submit your ordination to be recorded with Universal Life Church International Headquarters in Modesto.The link is here for your convenience. Hope that helps, and again, welcome!
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    I went to look for what the canon or central tenet is and this popped up on Wikipedia: Although followers of Jediism acknowledge the influence of Star Wars on their religion, by following the moral and spiritual codes demonstrated by the fictional Jedi,[6] they also insist their path is different from that of the fictional characters and that Jediism does not focus on the myth and fiction found in Star Wars.[7] The Jedi follow the "16 teachings" based on the presentation of the fictional Jedi, such as "Jedi are mindful of the negative emotions which lead to the Dark Side" and "Jedi are guardians of peace and justice".[8]Adherents also follow "21 maxims" - I can't say I know enough about the religion and based on it's name I unfortunately did assume the system would be based on fictional Jedi. This opens up some curiosity at my end to investigate.
  15. No problem. I'll take a look at what is going on there. Some things are shifting between areas so we can see and sort through what is left and continue even more sorting to put everything where it is supposed to go. A few complicated areas are giving us a headache. What is your thought for where the topics properly belong? No need to argue for them. Just want to know what your thoughts are about where they best fit and maybe that will alleviate the mixup. Thanks!
  16. That is going to make my brain explode. I thought I was so close. So close to an answer and it was just a matter of time!
  17. Thank you! It is nice to be roaming the forum and seeng familiar names. I have been trying to figure out what your name spells backwards for weeks.
  18. Emoticons and smileys are in the process of being updated and categorized. Two new categories exist using flat emojis with more to come. Unfortunately the dimensions of the newer emojis are not suitable for the forum at the moment. Categories are: Emoji Symbols Emoji - Zodiac & Moon Phase The classic smiley emoticons will remain and will also be categorized for ease of selection. Have fun! - A "like" button has been reactivated in the system and is located on the bottom right of a post if it is not your own. Likes to not give points or add reputation or clout to a post or reply. It is available as an acknowledgment that an item has been read, etc.
  19. Section 6d: Outbound Links and Information Topics started here on the forum are created for the purpose of generating social interaction. You are welcome to post outbound links to accompany content related to a topic. Outbound links are supplemental for participants to use as reference. Creating a topic to only post an outbound link will generally be considered spam and the topic will be deleted. Creating a topic with an outbound link containing few words, or containing phrases that are intended as SEO link-back strategy is also considered spam and will be deleted. News and information links leading to material which appears to be misleading or is considered outright misinformation recently termed "fake news" will be deleted. Context included with outbound links in a post or reply will be taken into consideration to differentiate what is considered satire, strong bias, opinion, op-ed, hypothesis, theory or pseudoscience.
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    I know of two people who actively practice. (Not members of the forum as far as I know.) Both are female. One lives in the US, and the other abroad. At the time I recall it being in the news,a long while back, it was when it there was a big push to have it recognized as a religion. That was happening in the UK if my memory serves correctly!
  21. Several forums are still in cleanup mode. Specifically the Virtues and Spirituality forum, the Beliefs and Thoughts Forum, and the Congregation and Member Links forum. The Staff Directory has been updated to reflect members who have been active more recently. Admins and moderators who have been on an extended hiatus are recognized as Distinguished Members in our member groups. The text for their group color is indicated as green, italic. Prayer Partners and Mentors have been added to the directory.
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    By Our Love!

    This is a beautiful composition, Gail! Thank you for sharing.
  23. Wishing all bio dads, stepdads & "fur, feather and fin" dads a happy Father's Day. Hope the day is enjoyable. Anyone have any special plans?
  24. Universal Spirituality has been renamed to Universal Virtues and Spirituality. The forum description has been updated. A pinned post has been added to the forum to direct topic creation. **This forum is a work in progress.** Many topics currently in the forum will be relocated for better placement of the subject matter. Once sorted to get a better view of the remaining content, it may undergo more changes. If an old, relevant topic is locked and looks interesting, please be encouraged to start a new one and get new conversation going!
  25. Welcome to the Universal Virtues and Interpath Dialogue Forum. Depending on the source, virtue is defined as: General moral excellence; right action and thinking; goodness or morality; a specific moral quality regarded as good or meritorious. "Do only that which is right." Examples of virtues and other universal concepts which influence human nature, the human condition or our own state of being are: Humility Kindness Temperance Chasity Patience Charity Diligence Discipline Dutifulness Mercy Wisdom Honesty Honor Loyalty Respect Benevolence Courage Sincerity etc. Broad concepts with no equivalent translation to English: Agape Ahimsa Bushida Karuna Metta Mudita Nirvana Ubuntu Upekkha Other related/adjacent: Anima Conscience Essence Karma Spirit Soul Superconscience **A very nice resource list of virtues and their definitions is located here. Does your topic... Focus on how abc applies to a specific belief system or ideology only? Not universal. --> Post in the Interfaith Academia area. Focus on the existence of abc or propose to find proof of evidence about abc or present abc as a theory? Problematic fundamentals. --> Post in Philosophical Talk. Focus on how abc applies to government or societal regulations and restrictions? Perhaps best suited in --> Social Issues, Ethics and Government