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Institutional churches

I think it has a lot to do with how connected someone feels to their church/temple/circle/whatever. I think that big institutional churches appear more interested in putting butts in pews than any genuine mission. The church members just give a little time every week and put some cash in the offering. Easy peasy. I really don't understand how those “megachurches” work. To me, if a normally-sighted person can't see the pulpit clearly from the back row without a huge television screen, then it's not really a church. It's an entertainment palace.

What can I say? My own practice demands personal involvement. Even without that, I've got a bunch of preacher ancestors who would disapprove.
     — NeoWayland
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❝What I do is not up to you.❞

What I do is not up to you.
     — Wonder Woman
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“1970s Cartoon Music Video Black White”

The John Wilson cartoon featuring a Sonny & Cher cover of the Three Dog Night classic “Black & White”

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Monday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

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Token doctor? - revised

Our heroes are defined by what they have done and how they inspire us.

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Winning?

Winning? Is that what you think this is about? I’m not trying to win. I’m not doing this because I want to beat someone, because I hate someone, or because, because I want to blame someone. It’s not because it’s fun. God knows it’s not because it’s easy. It’s not even because it works because it hardly ever does. I do what I do because it’s right! Because it’s decent! And above all, it’s kind! It’s just that… Just kind.

If I run away today, good people will die. If I stand and fight, some of them might live. Maybe not many, maybe not for long. Hey, you know, maybe there’s no point in any of this at all. But it’s the best I can do. So I’m going to do it. And I’m going to stand here doing it until it kills me. You’re going to die too! Some day… How will that be? Have you thought about it? What would you die for?

Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand is where I fall.
     — the Doctor, The Doctor Falls

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And a pony

“Why you should support the “And A Pony” Party”

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“The Drunken, Pagan History of Christmas” by Adam Ruins Everything

It's not what you think it is

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Wrong lizard

When both choices are bad…

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The Peanuts Movie

Something different. Something unexpected. Something wonderful.

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John Oliver speaks on encryption

Too good to skip

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Military honor

Our military is mostly honorable people who want to do the right thing.

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Dreaming of liberty

The things that made me a libertarian

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Ferris Bueller on beliefs

This is a page from the original version of Pagan Vigil. There are some formatting differences.

Originally published at www.paganvigil.com/C149884619/E102079043

Ferris Bueller on beliefs


'Isms' are not good

It's not that I condone fascism....or any 'ism' for that matter.  'Isms' in my opinion are not good.  A person should not believe in an 'ism', they should believe in themself.  I quote John Lennon, 'I don't believe in Beatles...I just believe in me.'  A good point there.  After all, he was the walrus.  I could be the walrus, I'd still have to bum rides off of people!
	— Ferris Bueller's Day Off

One of the great all time arguments against isms of any kind.


Posted: Sat - May 21, 2005 at 02:45 PM

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Happy Towel Day!

Douglas Adams Passing Day

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