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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:08 PM
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28. Nope.
Not that I want an "I'm SPECIAL" ribbon or anything, but I have managed to avoid performing the hand waving/sticking tongue out/fake coughing bullshit most anti-smokers do when they see somebody lighting up DOWNWIND.

2 years and 8 months tobacco-free.

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  -converted or born again religious types seem the most extreme JI7  Dec-02-05 05:30 AM   #0 
  - or the euro woman who married a Morocan, then became a bomber?  antifaschits   Dec-02-05 05:35 AM   #1 
  - who is that ?  JI7   Dec-02-05 05:37 AM   #3 
     - NPR last night had a short story about a recent terror attack  antifaschits   Dec-02-05 05:47 AM   #5 
  - oops dupe  antifaschits   Dec-02-05 05:35 AM   #2 
  - Their new faith seems to act like a drug in their brain  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-02-05 05:44 AM   #4 
  - The fundies call it being in the rapture. Basically it works the same way  mrcheerful   Dec-02-05 06:11 AM   #8 
  - Damn I was telling my brother the same thing yesterday about our  Solomon   Dec-02-05 07:51 AM   #14 
  - I like the way you described it  HereKittyKitty   Dec-02-05 12:25 PM   #31 
  - Hence the need for frequent attendance at church services,  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-02-05 09:53 PM   #42 
  - That's an interesting point  HereKittyKitty   Dec-02-05 12:24 PM   #30 
  - Comfort of faith????????????  trixie   Dec-02-05 12:36 PM   #34 
     - yes  HereKittyKitty   Dec-02-05 02:21 PM   #40 
  - funny you should mention it...  Rich Hunt   Dec-02-05 12:49 PM   #37 
     - Several of the individuals with whom I work are religious zealouts  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-02-05 09:57 PM   #45 
  - it's like a virus  mopaul   Dec-02-05 05:52 AM   #6 
  - But there's still a difference between belief and acting on belief.  no_hypocrisy   Dec-02-05 05:55 AM   #7 
  - My theory is that they're too unsure of their own faith, so they think  WildClarySage   Dec-02-05 06:12 AM   #9 
  - You are so right. I've often asked them why they just can't be happy  Solomon   Dec-02-05 07:54 AM   #15 
     - I think we all care about that, but go about it differently.  HereKittyKitty   Dec-02-05 12:30 PM   #32 
  - There's an "up" side to this.  Vinca   Dec-02-05 06:17 AM   #10 
  - I think it is that they have so many "sins" and feel so horrible about  Seansky   Dec-02-05 06:26 AM   #11 
  - Spot on  musiclawyer   Dec-02-05 10:56 AM   #23 
  - Rather like a non-smoker who used to smoke?  DELUSIONAL   Dec-02-05 07:18 AM   #12 
  - Exactamundo!  Loonman   Dec-02-05 07:54 AM   #16 
  - Nope.  BiggJawn   Dec-02-05 12:08 PM   #28 
  - Rather like a non-smoker who used to smoke?  DELUSIONAL   Dec-02-05 07:19 AM   #13 
  - Not really. Most smokers who used to smoke (myself included) know  Solomon   Dec-02-05 07:57 AM   #17 
  - True Believer by Eric Hoffer  MountainLaurel   Dec-02-05 08:26 AM   #18 
  - I'm a Convert  ck4829   Dec-02-05 08:29 AM   #19 
  - They just trade one addiction for another.  BiggJawn   Dec-02-05 08:33 AM   #20 
  - I believe most of the time, that's the case.  raccoon   Dec-02-05 10:58 AM   #24 
  - Agreed. Frequently they're using "religion" as a crutch  VaYallaDawg   Dec-02-05 08:36 AM   #21 
  - I've told this story before  dragndust   Dec-02-05 10:40 AM   #22 
  - OMG!!! YOU ARE KIDDING!!!  Norquist Nemesis   Dec-02-05 11:05 AM   #26 
  - like "reformed whores"  Hamlette   Dec-02-05 12:36 PM   #35 
  - At least your doctor warned you  MountainLaurel   Dec-02-05 12:58 PM   #38 
  - No way! Really?  Ladyhawk   Dec-02-05 09:58 PM   #47 
  - Cult! Cult! Cult! Cult!  Norquist Nemesis   Dec-02-05 11:03 AM   #25 
  - Yep.  Oregonian   Dec-02-05 11:05 AM   #27 
  - Of course they are. Scratch any of them, and you'll find some trauma  Redstone   Dec-02-05 12:12 PM   #29 
  - Torquemada is a good example of this phenomenon  Julius Civitatus   Dec-02-05 12:32 PM   #33 
  - Agreed.  ScooterKen   Dec-02-05 12:43 PM   #36 
  - You're absolutely correct.  mwooldri   Dec-02-05 01:43 PM   #39 
  - I wouldn't say that was accurate...  Solon   Dec-02-05 02:47 PM   #41 
  - It probably works the other way, too. As an ex-fundy, I'm more easily  Ladyhawk   Dec-02-05 09:56 PM   #43 
  - I know how you feel  MountainLaurel   Dec-02-05 10:01 PM   #48 
  - It might be religious addiction  Southpawkicker   Dec-02-05 09:57 PM   #44 
  - I don't mother's pretty extreme. Her parents didn't push  Ladyhawk   Dec-02-05 09:57 PM   #46 

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