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  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    My dad was prominent enough in the local catholic community where I grew up to have a bishop over for dinner every so often. It turned out that at least six of the priests the family associated with would be involved in sex scandals, including two successive high school principals, an assistant principal, and one who as a seminarian was a summer…[Read more]

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    I’ve found (as somebody else noted on the associated Google+ account) a somewhat similar feeling when I’ve watched a lot of Star Trek The Next Generation or similar fare in HD on a large computer monitor with a good pair of stereo headphones. I also recommend watching some video taken out the window of a landing aircraft with headphones on.

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    As a child, I raised a duckling to adulthood. She imprinted on me fairly quickly. In her early days, she’d fall asleep in my hand, nestling her bill under her wing. As she grew, I found her to be surprisingly smart in some ways but not others. She escaped from every container I ever devised to hold her. I could tell by her calls when she needed…[Read more]

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    When I am wished a “Merry Christmas” by people whom I know to have a religious intent, I now have a ready reply; Happy Apostates’ Day! Religious people complain to me that I have stolen the christmas holiday. I readily agree with them — then explain how the Christmas holiday was stolen from the Roman Saturnalia holiday, and how that was stolen…[Read more]

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    If you live in the United States, you must raise as big a stink as you can about this to your local congress person. They are only capable of hearing two voices; the lobbyists and their constituents.

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Christianity has cursed mankind many times. This particular documentary tells us how it has cursed us with both racial and religious bigotry.

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Actually, we will get nowhere unless we find an ingenious method of countering almost twenty years of Fox News propaganda in the rural heartland of the US. In my old hometown in central Pennsylvania, high speed internet is expensive (if you can get it at all), and most TV reception is by cable. The only free news on it is Fox News. All of the…[Read more]

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    To quote a roman catholic priest I once knew, “If an atheist witnessed the miracle, then it must be real.”

  • gwolf posted a new activity comment 4 years, 1 month ago

    She reminds me of my own escape out of the roman catholicism of my parents, only she started at a much older age.

    At first I too thought the only thing wrong with catholicism was that it insisted on an illogical and irrational god just like the other religions I was exposed to growing up. As I’ve gotten older however I’ve come to the conclusion…[Read more]