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Quote: And really, what is better then a 20ft high Viggo in your face for 3 hours??? Mmmm.... a 6 foot Viggo in my bed for 3 hours? Oops! Did I say that??
Oh, Peggy, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make it sound like I was replying to your post... but I can see where it seems that way. I just meant in a general sense there are those who would paint the entire church with the same brush that I reserve for those individuals who actually commited the crimes. I respect your feelings and can understand them very much. For me, though, my faith in the church remains strong even while I abhor the actions of some of it's members.
Dyan, thank you for your reply. I truly appreciate you recognizing that a series of heinous crimes have occured, not the least of which are the cover-ups, yet it doesn't mean that the institution itself is evil. I'm equally saddened by all of the abuse that occurs in private homes, by the very family members that a child should be able to trust. Yet I haven't given up on the idea of the family. (of course, this is me speaking as a non-victim... I can well...
I'm a Catholic... but not in the Northeast. It's not big media coverage here, yet, but I saw the announcement on Yahoo.com. I am profoundly saddened by all of this and angry, too. I'm glad that Cardinal Law resigned and I simply can't fathom why he did what he did. I just can't understand why an otherwise good and faithful man could do something so very, very wrong. There's a lot to this situation that I don't understand. I know why the archdiocese would try to...
I have a difficult time understanding how someone can be saddened (or annoyed) that their non-Christian holiday doesn't get as much attention or fanfare when I feel the exact opposite... I wish that Christmas got less "attention". It has become so commercialized that it loses it's sacredness. Christmas has become about how many shopping days are left and did we take Suzy to the mall to have breakfast with Santa? I find myself fantasizing... "Wow... what would it be...
Yeah, wow, I'm as stumped as Arduinna. I can't fathom feeling that one's spouse is a "cross to bear" because he or she doesn't share one's religious beliefs. In fact, I don't find that a very Christian thing to say. Before you give up on your marriage I highly recommend counseling. Although I imagine that he may feel that no secular counselor is going to understand where he's coming from. But it's the counselor's job to teach you tools to communicate better, not to...
I try to imagine what it would be like if my dh became a devout Muslim (half his family background) and I can well imagine how you must be feeling. I think you need to put your bitterness aside for a bit to have that heart-to-heart talk about why his views have changed, what they actually are and how he sees them playing out within your family. He needs the space to be able to share with you openly, without fear that you're going to freak at him. And you need the...
LOL, Chaka! That's a great idea. If someone wished me a Eid Mubarak I'd probably look a little startled, wonder what it means and smile and say thanks. It sounds like a Candid Camera moment. (which is not to say that I think it's a joke to them or to me... if they are sincere then I sincerely appreciate their wishes)
I don't have much useless info but I have some opinions that others may find useless. (good night, nurse, I'm going to try to keep this shorter than my usual missives) Sunmountain I was all set to agree with you that this is a season and not a specific holiday. Then I thought about Nursing Mother's thread about her signature being co-opted and I had a Eureka! moment... we're talking about two different things here! There's the general holidays season to...
Tara, that is such a great post. I'd like to respond to it tomorrow when I have more time and more rest under my belt. (Edited for decency's sake) ag
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