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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 09:16 PM
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79. Did You Ask For Your Names To Be Removed From The Membership Directory?
... and tell someone precisely why? -- I've heard that even if you stop attending, and stop tithing, they'll just figure that you're preoccupied with other things or that you've strayed for no apparent reason.

From their perspective, unless they see the membership drop in addition to a drop in attendance and tithing, they won't have any concrete evidence that their regressive and backward ways are driving people away.
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  -Catholic bishops name lobbyist for Beacon Hill (Massachusetts legislature) Zenlitened  Jul-08-05 09:26 AM   #0 
  - Please DON'T be concerned for my welfare or my quality of life!  mom cat   Jul-08-05 10:57 AM   #1 
  - But but but... if you're not catholic, you have no business criticizing...  Zenlitened   Jul-08-05 12:06 PM   #2 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-05 11:19 AM   #89 
        - Do your own research. Throughout all discussions relating to...  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 11:29 AM   #90 
        - "my flowery prose"???  Rich Hunt   Jul-11-05 11:45 AM   #92 
        - A code? Given to me? Keeping tabs?  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 11:56 AM   #94 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-05 12:03 PM   #98 
        - Seriously, you think this all about harassing you?  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 12:05 PM   #99 
        - It's that martyrdom complex again.  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:31 PM   #115 
           - ahhh...  Rich Hunt   Jul-12-05 11:25 AM   #136 
              - Unfortunately, the more out-there examples of your debate techniques...  Zenlitened   Jul-12-05 11:29 AM   #137 
              - Oh My!  arwalden   Jul-12-05 12:58 PM   #147 
              - They were conservative disruptors. Ask the mods if you don't believe me.  Zhade   Jul-12-05 08:00 PM   #150 
        - He can't speak with Cuban_Liberal, since that fucker was banned.  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:30 PM   #114 
           - Pssst... I'm a "she." Don't you remember me from the weekly meetings?  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 02:40 PM   #117 
              - Oh dear, that's right, my bad.  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:41 PM   #119 
        - Ah yes, Cuban_Liberal THE FREEPER.  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:29 PM   #112 
        - "housewife-ish"?  iverglas   Jul-11-05 02:53 PM   #120 
        - Yes, that is kind of a sexist statement, isn't it?  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:55 PM   #121 
           - Indeed It Is Sexist!  arwalden   Jul-11-05 04:12 PM   #125 
        - on a more serious note ...  iverglas   Jul-11-05 02:57 PM   #123 
        - Once more, for horrified fascination.  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 04:56 PM   #127 
           - a "car accident"??  Rich Hunt   Jul-12-05 11:32 AM   #138 
              - I wish you would say more, though. Because I don't see the irony at all.  Zenlitened   Jul-12-05 11:34 AM   #139 
              - Weird...  arwalden   Jul-12-05 12:04 PM   #143 
                 - Well, I think the effect of the posting style will be to...  Zenlitened   Jul-12-05 12:15 PM   #144 
  - A Church Once Again Interfering with Everyones Life  stepnw1f   Jul-08-05 12:17 PM   #3 
  - I love how their wild-eyed anti-gay fanatacism was so downplayed...  Zenlitened   Jul-08-05 02:09 PM   #4 
  - My Sister and One Of My Best Friends is Gay  stepnw1f   Jul-08-05 02:17 PM   #5 
  - They didn't cover up pedophilia.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:24 PM   #41 
  - yeah, well  Rich Hunt   Jul-11-05 11:31 AM   #91 
     - Sorry... But The "We're-Not-The-Only-Ones" Excuse Won't Cut It!  arwalden   Jul-11-05 12:35 PM   #107 
     - And that excuses the RCC how, exactly?  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:56 PM   #122 
  - Explain to me again why they're tax-exempt? n/t  IanDB1   Jul-08-05 02:19 PM   #6 
  - It's hypocritical that people here defend anything done by Muslims  DemBones DemBones   Jul-08-05 02:34 PM   #7 
  - Who defends 'anything' done by Muslims? Ever heard of burqas?  Zenlitened   Jul-08-05 03:16 PM   #8 
  - How do you figure the Vatican is driving Catholics away from  DemBones DemBones   Jul-09-05 10:35 PM   #19 
     - You answer your own question. If your church demands adherence...  Zenlitened   Jul-09-05 10:48 PM   #21 
     - Who's intolerant? The Catholic Catechism  DemBones DemBones   Jul-09-05 11:52 PM   #24 
        - "Marriage is a sacrament in the catholic church."  Zenlitened   Jul-10-05 12:23 AM   #26 
        - Ah, so churches shouldn't be forced to  DemBones DemBones   Jul-10-05 12:20 PM   #33 
        - No, churches should be "hated," as you phrase it...  Zenlitened   Jul-10-05 12:49 PM   #35 
        - The catholic church is trying to impose THEIR beliefs on EVERYONE  TankLV   Jul-10-05 07:54 PM   #69 
           - Thank you. That's exactly right.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 07:55 PM   #70 
        - Are churches forced to performed marriages now?  LiberalFighter   Jul-10-05 12:51 PM   #37 
        - Totally, totally agree.  Zenlitened   Jul-10-05 12:53 PM   #38 
           - Ditto!  MountainLaurel   Jul-10-05 03:21 PM   #61 
        - Excellent post.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:38 PM   #46 
           - Thanks. It can be exasperating. But it's a fight that needs to be fought.  Zenlitened   Jul-10-05 08:45 PM   #78 
              - You fight it well.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 11:13 PM   #82 
        - Marriage is not solely a religious institution.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:36 PM   #45 
        - Notwithstanding The Catholic Church's Political Influence, Its Leaders...  arwalden   Jul-10-05 02:48 PM   #49 
        - So, homosexuals are to be treated with "appropriate respect," eh?  trotsky   Jul-10-05 04:03 PM   #64 
           - Thanks, trotsky.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 05:00 PM   #65 
     - Oh Brother! So Being Intolerant Of Bigotry (uh... Religious "Morality")  arwalden   Jul-10-05 06:13 AM   #28 
     - I have learned to cope,  DemBones DemBones   Jul-10-05 12:39 PM   #34 
     - Actually, That's Defending Bigotry And Hate By Cloaking It In Religion  arwalden   Jul-10-05 01:07 PM   #39 
     - You were more diplomatic than me.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:49 PM   #50 
     - hysterical straw man here...  Rich Hunt   Jul-11-05 12:02 PM   #97 
        - What Are You Whining About?  arwalden   Jul-11-05 12:15 PM   #103 
        - Oh, there it is again, the old nativist lie.  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:37 PM   #116 
           - making it personal again  Rich Hunt   Jul-12-05 11:46 AM   #142 
              - Um, the lie is that nativism has anything to do with the topic...  Zenlitened   Jul-12-05 01:37 PM   #148 
              - I never said your FAMILY was never persecuted.  Zhade   Jul-12-05 08:04 PM   #151 
     - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:47 PM   #48 
     - DAMN STRAIGHT.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:41 PM   #47 
     - Bigotry against GLBT folk is a "moral value"?  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:31 PM   #44 
     - It's your call brother  saskatoon   Jul-10-05 02:54 PM   #52 
     - The Vatican is driving Catholics away, in droves........  converted_democrat   Jul-10-05 05:12 PM   #66 
     - Your family sounds like they know what's what.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 07:13 PM   #68 
     - It certainly drove ME and MY SISTER and her family away because  TankLV   Jul-10-05 07:58 PM   #71 
        - Did You Ask For Your Names To Be Removed From The Membership Directory?  arwalden   Jul-10-05 09:16 PM   #79 
        - Actually, no, no I haven't!  TankLV   Jul-10-05 09:23 PM   #80 
           - Your sister ROCKS.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 11:16 PM   #84 
        - There are none so blind as those who will not see...  Zhade   Jul-10-05 11:15 PM   #83 
  - Good point DemBones...  Iowa   Jul-08-05 03:33 PM   #9 
  - "There are a great many progressive Catholics who post here..."  Zenlitened   Jul-09-05 12:10 PM   #10 
     - The thing is that those of you who repeatedly criticize  DemBones DemBones   Jul-09-05 11:09 PM   #22 
     - Then why are you so quick to defend your bishops against FAIR criticism?  Zenlitened   Jul-09-05 11:44 PM   #23 
     - Show me some fair criticism then -- here you  DemBones DemBones   Jul-10-05 12:09 AM   #25 
        - Well, now you've personalized it in terms of 'your' beliefs.  Zenlitened   Jul-10-05 12:46 AM   #27 
        - I should have realized from the start that  DemBones DemBones   Jul-10-05 12:10 PM   #31 
        - Yes, I disagree with you. Therefore my mind is closed.  Zenlitened   Jul-10-05 12:51 PM   #36 
        - Answer the question, if you can.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 03:02 PM   #55 
        - ((Crickets Chirping))  arwalden   Jul-10-05 03:07 PM   #58 
        - Well, to be fair, DBDB may be away from DU.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 03:12 PM   #60 
        - Yes - the silence is DEAFENING!  TankLV   Jul-10-05 08:05 PM   #73 
        - (( Frogs Croaking))  arwalden   Jul-11-05 10:43 AM   #88 
        - ((Flies Buzzing))  arwalden   Jul-11-05 02:30 PM   #113 
           - ((Buzzards Circling))  arwalden   Jul-12-05 07:27 AM   #131 
              - You have to remember the dynamic at work here.  Zenlitened   Jul-12-05 10:56 AM   #132 
                 - Interesting Observations. Especially When You Say...  arwalden   Jul-12-05 11:11 AM   #135 
        - I don't think we're getting an answer  sonicx   Jul-12-05 09:48 PM   #152 
        - i'm waiting too...  sonicx   Jul-10-05 06:54 PM   #67 
        - We're still waiting for an answer...  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:27 PM   #111 
        - Fantastic post.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:59 PM   #54 
        - You are free to believe what you wish.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:57 PM   #53 
        - Yeah, we want you to give up your bigoted and hateful beliefs.  TankLV   Jul-10-05 08:03 PM   #72 
     - "You go global with it and characterize all of Catholicism as "wrong.""  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:54 PM   #51 
        - smear attempt  Rich Hunt   Jul-11-05 12:08 PM   #100 
           - What Straw Man? Where?  arwalden   Jul-11-05 12:18 PM   #105 
           - Rich, considering you once attacked people who criticized the pope...  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:19 PM   #110 
     - Yep...  Iowa   Jul-10-05 08:37 PM   #76 
        - What's the smiley for :intense wave of gratitude: ?  Zenlitened   Jul-10-05 08:44 PM   #77 
        - Thank you, Iowa. You are truly a progressive Catholic.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 11:18 PM   #85 
  - Dem Bones, maybe we should highlight the Catholic Left  cap   Jul-09-05 06:11 PM   #11 
  - Yes, we should highlight their work BUT  DemBones DemBones   Jul-10-05 12:13 PM   #32 
     - That Is Untrue.  arwalden   Jul-10-05 02:07 PM   #40 
     - Find a hateful post here. Just one.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 03:05 PM   #56 
     - Yo Dembones  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-12-05 11:03 AM   #133 
  - That might be by design  brentspeak   Jul-09-05 06:23 PM   #12 
  - Conclusion: Anti-gay bigotry is incompatible with progressivism...  Zenlitened   Jul-09-05 08:56 PM   #15 
  - So you're saying the red state Democrats and DUers  brentspeak   Jul-09-05 09:05 PM   #16 
     - And you came to this conclusion how? Or is this just another...  Zenlitened   Jul-09-05 09:11 PM   #17 
     - self-delete  Zhade   Jul-10-05 03:06 PM   #57 
     - states  Bill McBlueState   Jul-10-05 03:44 PM   #62 
        - You're correct, no one did. It's a strawman argument.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 03:59 PM   #63 
  - That's very true! I not only  DemBones DemBones   Jul-09-05 10:39 PM   #20 
     - So When Someone Attacks "Religious" Anti-Gay Bigotory...  arwalden   Jul-10-05 06:19 AM   #29 
     - Of course, NO ONE attacked CATHOLICS.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 03:11 PM   #59 
  - Of course, your post is bullshit, since no one does this.  Zhade   Jul-10-05 02:27 PM   #42 
  - What are they going to lobby for?  IntiRaymi   Jul-10-05 02:30 PM   #43 
  - oh, you would not believe the things they do  Rich Hunt   Jul-11-05 11:52 AM   #93 
     - How "Complicated" Do You Need It To Be?  arwalden   Jul-11-05 04:30 PM   #126 
  - So people's tithes are going to fat-cat lobbyists in an attempt to head  VegasWolf   Jul-09-05 06:50 PM   #13 
  - Tithes Are Used To Pay BIG Settlements In The Priest Abuse Cases...  arwalden   Jul-10-05 06:22 AM   #30 
  - So people's tithes are going to fat-cat lobbyists in an attempt to head  VegasWolf   Jul-09-05 06:50 PM   #14 
  - Oh fabulous!  JVS   Jul-09-05 09:13 PM   #18 
  - I don't need you,I have never needed you, and I will never need you  Solly Mack   Jul-10-05 08:14 PM   #74 
  - Can someone explain the logic here?  lwfern   Jul-10-05 08:18 PM   #75 
  - You know, the holy strip malls. Can't threaten the sanctity of those!  Zhade   Jul-10-05 11:25 PM   #86 
  - What's "threateningly intrusive"  trotsky   Jul-11-05 06:27 AM   #87 
  - Boy, that was quick!  TankLV   Jul-10-05 09:33 PM   #81 
  - who are these people?  Rich Hunt   Jul-11-05 11:57 AM   #95 
     - I'm sure you can figure that out by yourself.  TankLV   Jul-11-05 01:49 PM   #108 
        - Dude, yer harshin' the meme.  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 01:57 PM   #109 
           - that's funny  Rich Hunt   Jul-12-05 11:38 AM   #140 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-05 11:59 AM   #96 
  - ha ha  Rich Hunt   Jul-11-05 12:11 PM   #101 
  - Plays right into your hands, doesn't it?  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 12:15 PM   #104 
     - It's Easier For Folks To Cherry-Pick...  arwalden   Jul-11-05 12:22 PM   #106 
        - Kinda like what a lot of believers do with their holy books, actually.  Zhade   Jul-11-05 02:40 PM   #118 
        - Indeed... Not All Do. But It's The Ones Who DO Do That...  arwalden   Jul-11-05 03:34 PM   #124 
           - That's because they're the most insecure in their faith, it seems.  Zhade   Jul-11-05 08:37 PM   #128 
        - Cherries, like almost every edible vegetable, are CULTIVATED, aren't they?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-12-05 11:05 AM   #134 
  - That's a bit over the top, to say the least. :(  Zenlitened   Jul-11-05 12:12 PM   #102 
  - Let's get this straight  Horse with no Name   Jul-11-05 09:05 PM   #129 
     - Absolutely! Tax The Income... Tax The Property!  arwalden   Jul-12-05 06:18 AM   #130 
     - I don't  Rich Hunt   Jul-12-05 11:41 AM   #141 
     - Why, Rich! That's No Way To "Engage" Or Make A "Thoughtful Argument"...  arwalden   Jul-12-05 12:20 PM   #145 
     - Is it more constitutional that they be allowed to dictate  Horse with no Name   Jul-12-05 02:03 PM   #149 
     - Tax the bastards. This is ENGAGING IN MATTERS OF STATE  TankLV   Jul-12-05 12:38 PM   #146 
 

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