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    • Something to think about

      1 month ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      I have been thinking a lot about the state of the World and its relation with the Church. I want to start by saying that I believe that the Church should absolutely not conform to the values of the World. But I also think that we use this idea to assert a 'culture' by which we view our faith. We wrap truth inside values and traditions that we bring to the table. This isn't inherently bad, and I will go so far as to say that it is impossible to not look at our faith through some lense of conformative culture. That's why Baptists drink grape juice, even though Jesus used wine during the Last Supper. If we would follow in the example that Jesus set, we would explicitly "Do This" we' use wine, but we are satisfied with the symbolic gesture so we don't muddy ourselves in other theological worries. There are many other Heaven-bound Christians who aren't so encumbered by this (They don't transate certain passages the same way we Baptists do.) My point is not to discuss alcohol and it's prohibition, but rather to point out that there are things that we bring FIRST to the table, and that preconception informs how we approach our faith.

      I was reading an article by John Piper today on his thoughts of Lecrae, and how Lecrae is separating himself from 'white evangelicals.' Throughout the article I believe that Piper is exceeingly fair to Lecrae, and affords a great amount of grace to him. If you don't know, prior to the past few years, Lecrae has been celebrated by many as the (as the Washington Post say) an "evangelical mascot." He is a person of color with deep faith that has reached across the racial aisle and embraced the culture. He said all the things we wanted said, and he did all the things we wanted done.

      Then in 2014 Michael Brown was shot.

      We all then took to social media (myself included) and began to debate endlessly on whether or not the shooting of this kid was justified. We drew lines in the sand and we all took sides. While I don't want to put words in his mouth, I don't have space to go through every thing that he said on the subject, but effectively he started by wondering how on earth we can be so empathetic about things happening across the world, and yet not have enough empathy for the people in our back yard. He said that "I see a Jesus empathize with the MOST undeserving people ever. He offers a thief on the cross a home in Paradise. He dies for a rioting mob of angry killers. He looks upon a sinful world with compassion,"... "And here we stand saying we believe that and all the while unfazed at the pain of a community."

      For the first time, he is saying things that are putting him at odds with the folks who feel like justice was served. Michael Brown charged a police officer. Michael Brown was stealing from a store. He was a 'thug.'

      I believe he was. But Jesus loved him.

      Lecrae points to the lack of empathy and the smug responses from white Christians as "salt in the wound." It was as this time that Lecrae began to move to speaking more on the social justice front, feeling that to really have a voice, he would have to part with people whom he feels would be disappointed in his words. John Piper spells much of this out in his article, and takes a position of "I have hope because he isn't leaving Jesus behind." That's true, but as I think about it...it's really sort of empty.

      As I was driving home, I was contemplating on two verses: Matt 25:40 and John 13:1-17. The first comes after two parables that I'm not equipped to break down, so forgive me. The virgins miss out on the marriage feast because they fell asleep and weren't vigilant. The servant missed out on a reward because the Master gave him 2 talents, an he wasted it by burying it for fear of the wrath of the master. Then Jesus says at the Day of the Lord, the Shepard will divide everyone up, the goats on the left and the sheep on the right. He will tell the Sheep that because they fed and clothed him, they were welcome. The Righteous ask how they know it's him, and he responds,

      "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,f you did it to me."

      My two cents here: Christ has given us a mission to do right by people. We are to love them as Christ loves us...and this doesn't mean a polite "just have good feelings" about them, but we should really form relationships with and LOVE real, specific people Christ brings to us. I think that these parables work together. The foolish virgins were foolish because they knew they were supposed to be somewhere, but didn't stay prepared; the servant was foolish because he knew what his master wanted him to do, but was afraid of losing his masters property so he hid it, and then Jesus wraps it up by telling the disciples that the Shepard invites those who welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, visit those who were sick, or in prison, fed the hungry, and gave water to the thirsty.

      I think that we focus on our ourselves too much. I have seen some really ugly, smug, sanctimonious things coming out of the Church recently. We worry about all of the freedoms WE are losing. WE worry about the comforts that we have going away. WE worry about our music, attracting the RIGHT type of people, and making sure that Church panders to us, our likes, our preferences. We think that whomever is upset about Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Philando Castillo's deaths don't understand that you just "comply with a cop's order, or "Not" be in a gang, or even...don't beat up a rent a cop. I don't disagree, but note something interesting: Jesus makes no qualifier in whom we should have empathy for. Further, I would go so far as to say that since Jesus loves me while I'm in open rebellion with him, he demonstrates a level of self-less love that we have a hard time understanding.

      To John: Jesus washes the disciple's feet. Think about that...the Son of God, God himself, stoops and demonstrably takes the lowest job of a servant. The Ordinances of Baptism and The Lord's Supper point to man's relationship with God. I would argue, that while Footwashing doesn't represent how man relates to God (thus why it isn't an ordinance) God did demonstrate it to us in order that we learn how to demonstrate how to love each other. We should be submissive. We should see needs, and put the needs of others over our own position.

      This is what I see wrong in the Church. We have pastors all over this nation building graveyards in the pews, encouraging people to hold fast, to not compromise (it doesn't matter 'what'....just don't compromise) and to stay doing what we're doing. We never ask the question if what we are holding fast to is strong, biblical teaching, or if it is that culture thing. We have Churches arguing amongst themselves over complex and irrelevant things while Christ calls us to simplicity: Love God, Love People. We don't need to look to the changing culture to find the cancer that is killing the American Church...It is the fact that we don't love God enought to humble ourselves and deny our own stations, and we don't love each other enough to put their needs over ours.

    • Humility

      1 month ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      The internet makes it easy to be boastful. All you see are letters and spaces on that end of the screen.  If I speak with enough bravado, I arrange my words just right, and I am able to catch your attention, than I get responses. Its easy to get full of yourself, in love with seeing people mod your work, and lose any sort of connection to reality. 


      Something I always have to deal with is humility.  I have to be reminded (mostly self correction) to approach situations from a position of humility.  Humility is not my natural state.  My natural state is to beat people over the head until they succumb to my words. My nature is to be the loudest voice in the room. My nature is to control people.


      But that isn't who I want to be.  Humility requires the denial of self. Humility requires giving others the preferred seat. Humility requires laying aside my own desires in order to help others in need.  It is something I struggle with daily; but I believe with all of my heart is necessary. 

    • Take a Knee

      1 month ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      I believe taking a knee during the National Anthem is disrespectful. I would never do that.


      I do, however, believe that the very nature of what the flag and the Anthem stand for is the inalienable right to dissent, and to voice discontent in this manner. I wouldn't do it...I don't like it...I think it's bad taste...I think it is inappropriate.


      I still support it. 

    • Izayer asked Priest a question

      Today's your B-day. What's a typical dinner that you like to eat on this day?

      Answered: Sep 1, 2017

      Jambalaya (homemade) garlic bread, cake. Now that I'm an adult, I'd like a nice, tall, glass of scotch. 

    • EricHVela asked Priest a question

      Knowing what you know now, how old do you wish you could be?

      Answered: Sep 1, 2017

      Hmm, do I get to keep the experience I have now?  If so, I'd like to go back to 19 and make different health choices, and cherish youth a little more. 

    • Ask Me Anything

      2 months ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      It is my Birthday. Ask me anything. 

    • My Rules

      2 months ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      So I posted this on FB yesterday.  There was a debate about something happening between a couple of my friends, and instead of just discussing the issue, my friend's husband devolved the discussion to persecution and 'mansplaining.' It irks me when a person is presented with an argument and instead of addressing the concern, they go strait to victim signaling.  So I wrote this:


      There is a difference between not agreeing with a person on a matter and:

      1. hating them 

      2. believing they are worth less because of their position 

      3. believing they are not entitled to their opinion/belief 

      4. 'judging' them 

      5. advocating for the discrimination of the person. 

      6. believing that it is okay to silence them because their view disagrees (sometimes foundationally) with yours.


      Also, there is a difference between agreeing with a person on a matter and:

      1. agreeing unconditionally with any other stance they have

      2. believing they are 'moral' because of their stance on ONE issue 

      3. believing that they are immune from criticism 

      4. holding anyone who disagrees with them as 'the enemy'


      Other miscellaneous rules: 

      1. having an opinion does not mean you're right 

      2. speaking in a wind tunnel only ensures you hear yourself speak 

      3. just because you have been hurt...doesn't mean you're right 

      4. sometimes truth is painful  

      5. not everything is acceptable 

      6. not everything is moral 

      7. not everything is right  

      8. just because something is wrong does not mean it is illegal

      9. just because something is wrong does not mean there should not be freedom of choice 

      10. just because you don't like it does not mean someone else doesn't have the right to disagree with you (i.e...if you hate Country music, others can tell you how much they love it and your position doesn't necessarily negate theirs.) 

      11. Not all opposing perspectives carry the same moral weight or validity from a truth perspective. 12. just because a lot of people believe something doesn't make it true 

      13. the word "science" can be manipulated. When someone claims "science," check the source



      I got a little flack on 13.  I see the word science used to 'prove' a point, but that 'science' is taken out of context, or is being used in a misleading way.  Is coffee good or bad for you?  You can find a 'science' answer on both sides of that question.  People use science, which I consider to include your typical scientific disciplines like physical, chemical, biological, but I'd also include mathematical (like statistics) and psychological studies as well (I know psychological falls mainly under biological, but I think that it is truly a distinct creature that needs to be subdivided out and spoken on.  I've seen people take 'studies' and 'scientific opinions' and use them as proof positive that a position is not debatable.  People use 'science' dogmatically as a way to shut down an argument.  The problem is that often times people reduce the point of the study to an absolute; or fail to apply it to the entire problem.


      So I guess that I may want to add the following sentiments: 


      14. Facts outside of their context are not facts, they are half-truths

      15. Data can be manipulated, misinterpreted, misunderstood, and mistaken

      16. Issues are always, paradoxically both more complex and less complex than they initially seem.  Stay curious.

      17. When you come to a point where you realize you're wrong...admit it.

      18. A position can be the right position, but for the wrong reasons. 



    • Nintendo confuses me

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      Can I ask a question here?  I've been scouring the internet for several months trying to determine if there was going to be a port for wii sports (specifically for the bowling) on the Switch.  My 5 year old daughter LOVES bowling, and we want to upgrade to the switch, but I don't want to spend a lot of money if it won't be possible.  Also, how about the digital purchases on the wii? Will those be playable on the switch yet? 


      I don't know what it is about Nintendo, but good information is hard to find. 

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    • Church stuff

      2 months ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      Church rant incoming.  If you don't know me, I am an unapologetic Christian who happens to also like gaming and teenage humor.  I try to always live my life that is both open and pleasing to God. I fail a lot, but I don't stop trying.  Below are some thoughts that I had after the service on Sunday. 


      I live in Memphis, TN.


      If there is one thing most people know about Memphis, it is the racial division. There is an embarrassment in the Southern Baptist Convention that the split between the American Baptists and the Southern Baptists were split because of the Civil War.  We have a long past of racism being an undertone.  Despite the fact that the Convention has come out numerous times to specifically confess this sin and ask for repentance publicly going so far as to unanimously affirm through vote a statement that clearly condemned the past...we still have the public perception of being majority white, and unchanging.


      This past Sunday we had an African American pastor stand at our pulpit and preach. It was one of the most heart-rending sermons I have ever heard, and challenged my priorities of preference and style.  He reminded us in an hour of what our mission should actually be, but the very act of him speaking to us, especially after what has gone on in my Church over the last eight months gave me a totally new perspective.


      Up to this point, we have been a distinctly 'white' church. This doesn't mean that we don't have color spread around, but all the staff is white.  Likewise, we have a Hispanic and Korean ministry, but they stick to their own sides of the building and we rarely interact with each other.  These 'pockets' of sorted diversity are troublesome because they allow us to believe that we are truly integrated...when in fact we are still stratified racially. There isn't any meanness to it...it's just how we organically divide, oil in water. 


      As I sat there and listened to the sermon, I thought that I had been thinking along lines that I had never realized existed. I had always, in my mind's eye, had a pastor that was white. Honestly, I don't think it was a race thing but rather the fact that until I left for college my dad had always been the pastor, and all pastors in my mind's eye look like my dad. But at this moment, I had this imaginative look at what our Church would look like with a multi-ethnic staff. It was beautiful.


      I wonder if this is what God is actually doing.  We started with 11 staff members, all male, all white in January.  We now have four.  Is it possible that God has broken us down to rebuild us to look more like our community?  Is it possible that God has made a way to teach us how TRUE diversity looks? If only we could be so bold!  I am praying that this happens.


      --Getting Churchy...beware--


      My Church has been wrapped up in trying to maintain its identity. We have tried to not rock the boat, and have tried to bail the water that has come over the rail. We have lost our purpose, which is to be a shining light on a hill. I know this doesn't make sense to people who haven't gone to Church, or don't know the language we use, so I'll spell it out here.


      Christians believe that there is a literal God who literally created the world (method debatable) and ultimately created Man (again method debatable.) Man is a reflection of God on earth, and was given the gift of 'being' and God created Man to worship God and be an object of God's affection. Man sinned against God by disobedience, and as such created a separation between him and God that is impassable.  Lemme explain that: God is perfect (righteous) and man cannot be in his presence because Man is not.  Sin is a violation of God's law, and the punishment is death. This means that God and Man can never have the relationship they had prior to sin...unless there is a bridge.  Jesus (who is also God) was born of a virgin (he is also man) walked the Earth for 33 years, sinless until he died on the Cross as a sacrifice in our place...taking on the sin in our lives and covering us with his perfectness. What this means is that the debt that we have through sin is paid on the Cross by Jesus...and not by us.


      Jesus didn't stay dead; he rose from the grave three days later, walked the earth for a short time, and then ascended to heaven, where he sits at the right hand of God interceding for us. The purpose of that is this: If we repent of our sins and ask forgiveness, and then ask Jesus to lead us in our future choices, all the bad stuff we have ever done, all the sin...no longer matters eternally.  We are clean. This doesn't mean that there aren't still consequences for our actions; if you have murdered a person, you don't get to ignore your sentence.  But when you die, God has already judged you clean because Jesus took your sin to the grave already.


      So when Christians 'proselytize' you, they're not looking for a convert to get money from; they believe that if you become a Christian, that you will be seen as righteous by God. They believe that there is no other way to be righteous (you can't earn your way to heaven.) All men are sinful (no one is a good enough person.) and the debt has already been paid.  That is the purpose...not finding songs that don't offend church goers...but coming to places like RT and letting y'all know that God loves you, I love you, and this is a way to find a lot of peace.


      I hope that people I deal with on a day to day basis, both here and IRL, see this in me; understand that I really do care for the whole lot of you, and I am consistent in thought. 

    • You are not special.

      3 months ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      I've been thinking about this for some time.  There was a movement that started when I was in school that emphasized the importance of positive reinforcement and self-esteem building.  Simply put, it stated that it was important for an individual to feel valued.  This has changed the language that we have used over the past few decades to reduce negatives (like failure) and increases ambiguous double-speak (opportunities.) So, instead of saying, "This assignment was a failure," instead you say, "This assignment was completed amidst challenges and has presented us with several opportunities." Whether pass or fail, it is more important to be positive.


      Why?


      It's because it doesn't feel good to fail. It isn't nice to learn that we don't line up.  It isn't fun.  I see where the idea comes from: You don't want failure to become a barrier to future success; but I feel like this is not the lesson that has been learned.  I feel like the lesson is, instead, I feel like people have learned that how they FEEL about things are other people's responsibility.  It doesn't matter if you pass or fail, but it is my responsibility to make you feel good about the end result.  This is at the heart of the issue by where people make the argument that "I just want you to support me in X" where X is what the other person disagrees with.  People don't want to hear your opinion...they want you to acknowledge their opinion in your mouth, and they want you to validate their position. They can't feel good if you don't make them feel good...and it doesn't actually matter what you think.


      So I'm here to tell you right now: You are not special.  You are not different.  You are not unique.  We are the same in our individuality. The story does not revolve around you, and the narrative is not centered on your life.  Everyone you meet, each individual person whether you acknowledge them or not is on the exact same linear path through life.  They have individual hopes and dreams, they work and create things, and most of this stuff never matters to your life...and yet it has just as much value as the things you do.


      Never allow yourself to think you are special. Never allow yourself to think you are gifted.  Never allow yourself to think that you deserve the approval of others, or that others have an obligation to validate you.  Your world isn't a PC vs. NPC world...everyone is a PC.



  • Comments (74)

    • Ratatoskr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Logics

      2 months ago

      You didn't die this year. Good work, keep it up!

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      2 months ago

      Happy Birthday big guy. Make the best on this day.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        2 months ago

        Thanks, man!

    • Ratatoskr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Logics

      6 months ago

      I see...


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      ... an FU.


      Congrats!

    • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      6 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      6 months ago

      Happy FU day man!  Congratulations, don't let it go to your head.  Eh, what the hell, let it go to your head, live it up a little.

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      6 months ago

      I can think of nobody more deserving of an FU. Happy FU Day!

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        6 months ago

        I appreciate it, Duck!!!!

    • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      6 months ago

      Hey my awesome Jedi-Priest drawing is on the front page!

      Oh yeah and I guess also congrats on the FU :p

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        6 months ago

        wow, my first FU!!!!

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      9 months ago

      for some reason I thought of you when I saw this picture XD


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      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        9 months ago

        lol, that is awesome.  


        My issue is not with the discussion.  My issue is how people act when they perceive that they have the moral high ground.  It's easy to justify dismissing the concerns of another person when you think that they are morally deficient. 

      • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

        9 months ago

        That's why I like having these discussions with you, we think a lot alike

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Uncle Slam

      1 year ago

      Yo! "@Newbs  halp.  we want to have an MSt3K night.  Let me know best practices."


      Figured I would comment on here instead of in the thread. What exactly do you want to know? 

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        1 year ago

        What is the best way of setting up a simulcast with a youtube vid; other than everyone yelling 1,2,3 go and hitting play. 

      • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Uncle Slam

        1 year ago

        @Priest


        http://sync-video.com/


        Just hit Create New Room button and you should be able to figure it all out!

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      1 year ago

      I'm confused as to how we weren't friends on here before...

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        1 year ago

        as am I. BTW, I get you and @Toptoast confused all the time. look at your avatars, from a distance it gets quite confusing.

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        1 year ago

        We look so alike: https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2015/3-25/2ahT2cBnce-12.png

    • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

      1 year ago

      Just dropping by to let you know that I've cracked the code to get your dream to work in the story! I changed some things up, elaborated and embellished, but it's happening now and I honestly can't thank you enough. Hope you're having a great day, kind sir.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        1 year ago

        Fantastic. Just let me know when it hits theaters and get me a seat next to Ryan Reynolds.

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm and Fuzzies!

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      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        1 year ago

        That's awesome.

    • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

      1 year ago

      Where did you find that Laboradorite knife? I NEED!!!

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        1 year ago

        Reddit, under the Blacksmith Sub. It is a Jay Fisher knife:


        http://www.jayfisher.com/Handles_Knife_Gemstone6.h...


      • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

        1 year ago

        @Priest OMG his work is gorgeous! But his knives START at $1,000. I don't think I could convince my husband to go for that, even if it is my favorite rock. Check out this knife - Jagdkommando Tri-Dagger - it's a little more reasonable at $700.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        1 year ago

        That tri-dagger is amazing.

    • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

      2 years ago

      I have never been a Featured User, Wow!!

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      2 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      2 years ago

      LOOK WHO'S A FEATURED USER!!!

      I guess they're hitting all the Tennessee folks first...

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday! *confetti & streamers*

    • LoZelda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Supposedly An Adult

      2 years ago

      I want you to know that you guys keep tagging me in posts, but tagging is broken. I can see what you wrote, but I can't see where it was posted, I can't navigate to where it was posted, and I have no option to respond.

    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      2 years ago

      Wait, we weren't friends? I've been watching you on here for years!

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      2 years ago

      Fun fact, apparently there was merging of SWTOR since I last played. My level 50 Sith Assassin made his way to Shadowlands as well! I made my Republic tank: justamiddleman. Come find him!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        2 years ago

        Absolutely. I never shy away from a good story, even if it's self-deprecating.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        2 years ago

        BTW, thanks for letting me tell that story...it was hilarious.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        2 years ago

        Totally understandable. I probably won't be on until later anyway.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        2 years ago

        I may play tonight after Reagan goes to bed. I like to play with her until she goes to bed since I don't see her all day.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        2 years ago

        That...is super sweet!

    • monopoly_j

      2 years ago

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      • monopoly_j

        2 years ago

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      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        2 years ago

        Merry Christmas to you too!!

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      3 years ago

      I didn't realize you're from Memphis. What part? My fiancee is from there.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        3 years ago

        I appreciate the advice. We talked extensively about religion and children before we got engaged. As for singers, I'll definitely run that by her smiley0.gif

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        3 years ago

        It is going to be difficult; though you have the Christian tradition to hold you together. One of my favorite musicians is Catholic- Matt Marr. Catholics can co-exist with Evangelicals or Protestants, so long as the foundation is the same. I would definitely get on the same page before children, You don't want confused kids on your hands.

        let me know if you need someone to sing, I sort of do that. www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPg7vHP_RnA

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        3 years ago

        And congratulations on your 5 years of marriage, and many more years to come!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        3 years ago

        As with all good things in life, it can't come without some struggle. Coming from different religions gives us a unique positive, in that we know we have to work through differences. In the end, it makes it all worth it and better than just kicking the can down the road.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        3 years ago

        Congrats on marriage, btw- I've been married 5 years, it's awesome. There are struggles, but you'll work them out.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        3 years ago

        Very pretty campus. I went by there last week. Belle Meade is a great area.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        3 years ago

        They do go to Second, and that's actually where we're going to get married next year. A lot of bs to go through since I'm Catholic, but we made it work out smiley0.gif

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        3 years ago

        Nope. But if they go to the one off Poplar (second I think) that is a beautiful Church

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        3 years ago

        So do they, but they're Presby's so I doubt it's the same church smiley8.gif .

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        3 years ago

        I know exactly where that is. I go to Church right there on Poplar

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        3 years ago

        Yep, familiar with that area. Her family is from East Memphis, before you cross 240 (if you're coming from the city).

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        3 years ago

        East, Collierville. It's not a bad place to be.

    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      3 years ago

      Happy Father's day man.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        3 years ago

        Thank you!!!!

    • edwin

      4 years ago

      Are you no longer in the Game of Death thread?

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      4 years ago

      Any idea why swooper is so worked up over this scramjet thing? I know he hates anything related to the military, but this is ridiculous. I'm really getting tired of arguing with him.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        4 years ago

        Sorry I just saw this. my work computer doesn't give me the javascript notifications that I have messages or comments, so this is late.

        I don't really know why he was so worked up about it, and his arguments made no sense. It's like he believes that there's some sort of 'glass ceiling.'

    • edwin

      4 years ago

      You literally removed all of your personal information. Did someone stalk you or something?

      • edwin

        4 years ago

        Sounds about right. All fair reasons, at that.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        4 years ago

        The moral of the story: people are more interested in what YOU are doing than actually paying attention to what THEY are doing.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        4 years ago

        I got heat at work, not from this page, but because I was 'posting on FB during work hours' and someone at my job complained to my manager (who couldn't care less because I get everything done and work my ass off.) My manager just told me to be careful, so I locked FB down to Friends only, put all my co-workers outside that box and now they only can see on FB what I choose for them to be able to see. But a simple google search can find my RT profile; so I removed any demo. info.

      • edwin

        4 years ago

        Fair enough. Why so secretive?

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        4 years ago

        No; I just can't lock the personal information down to just friends. If there was a way for me to filter who can see what...I'd do it.

    • edwin

      4 years ago

      You renewed too fast for me to heckle your non-sponsorship adequately.

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        4 years ago

        lol, I got the email this morning that it had dropped and promptly took care of it.
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    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

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      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        4 years ago

        Merry Christmas!

    • iamcevrus2

      5 years ago

      Actually, not an Atheist, believe in God very much, but I trust the Church as much as I can throw them. And they include but are not limited to an entire country.

    • Izzi

      5 years ago

      Congrats to you and your wife!

      • Priest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NonSequitur OCC Consular

        5 years ago

        Thanks!! :)

    • jay3of7

      11 years ago

      Welcome to Red Vs Blue !!!

  • Questions answered by Priest

    Jambalaya (homemade) garlic bread, cake. Now that I'm an adult, I'd like a nice, tall, glass of scotch. 

    Hmm, do I get to keep the experience I have now?  If so, I'd like to go back to 19 and make different health choices, and cherish youth a little more. 

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    I would help you at no charge bud. BTW, King of the Road is one of my favorite songs. My family has always been musically inclined, and my Dad used to sing Roger Miller during road trips. Obviously quite different than Verdi stylistically, but hey, that's not a problem.