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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:34 PM
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I asked my new Catholic GF if it was a problem that I'm not Catholic
She asked "What am I supposed to do, sprinkle you with holy water?"

I replied "That kind of sounds like fun!"
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:38 PM
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1. She's got a sense of humor
That's always a good thing.

My hubby is a Catholic though he's not much of a practicing one. He does believe what he was brought up on though and we have the obligatory picture of Jesus hanging in the bedroom.

I'm more of an atheist/agnostic (which means I don't discount the possiblility that there might be some sort of higher power out there but I don't really care one way or another if there is or not, though I will say that I find people's religious views very interesting).

We get along fine and we discuss theology and belief fairly frequently. The key, to me, is that we each respect the others beliefs and don't ridicule them or try to change them.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:51 PM
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2. "obligatory picture of Jesus hanging in the bedroom"?? hmmm..
Sorry, that would creep me out a bit. Is he, like, over your bed or something? :evilgrin:

Hey, to each their own. I'm certainly not judging...

Our bedroom has obligatory pictures of goddesses....Aphrodite and Artemis.....plus a Kwan Yin statue....

:)
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:53 PM
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3. Nah, he's over in the corner gazing at the far wall
Doesn't bother me - it's not like it's a picture of W. Now THAT would be creepy.

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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:10 PM
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7. Yeah, really! Ewww... Poor Laura....
:evilgrin:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:57 PM
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4. cool
love those goddesses! It's the Jungian in me, I suspect. Really like Kwan Yin!
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:59 PM
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5. You and I have very similar views
As long as people don't tell me I'm a bad person for not believing as they do, I'm fine with whatever religious or spiritual beliefs they have
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cssmall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:02 PM
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6. My wife and I get along okay, but takes some offense at what I think.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 06:04 PM by cssmall
Honestly, I can't bring myself anymore to vouch and practice any organized religion for a greatly noted fact: a lot of people in the history of all churches from all over the world have used their power to oppress everyone else.

I believe that Joseph Smith was a charlatan, just like I believe that Dr James Dobson has a special place in Hell waiting for him. I know, you're not supposed to hold the wrongs of the past against the church. But, I can't fucking stand the fact that the past is just the past, specifically in American religion. The past is the most important tool in learning.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:26 PM
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8. It's the mother inlaw
that you need to ask.I'm still a seedy character to my mother inlaw and I've been married for 18 years.I'm alittle seedy.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:32 PM
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9. Unfortunately my friend's mother is deceased
Her father is a bit difficult.

I've known this woman for a very long time. When we were teens I used to hang out with her brothers.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:36 PM
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10. Sorry to hear that
my bad.You can have my mother inlaw if you want.She's a GOOD Catholic.
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