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    • Thoughts and Prayers

      6 days ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      I have a love/hate relationship with the term 'thoughts and prayers.' On one hand, it is the easy go-to phrase for "I don't know what to say, I want to provide sympathy but I don't know how to go about saying it so here..."  It's standard boiler-plate in the modern American Lexicon. When most people say it, they don't mean it in the sense that they are legitimately thinking and praying...or if they do it is a 'moment of silence' sort of thing that really is just enough to satisfy the need of the person who is taking that moment.  In this context, I understand the outrage towards people who, when seeing children die, resort to saying "thoughts and prayers" as some sort of incantation to wave away bad thoughts and evil deeds. I understand how woefully inadequate the phrase is: it is the "God Bless You" after a sneeze.  It is the "Dammit" or "Oh God." It is a meaningless epithet. 

      Mostly. But what is it to a person who truly believes it?


      There was a man by the name of George Muller. George was a Christian Evangelist from the early 1800's until the late 1800's when...of course...he died. The man spent a lifetime in England working on proselytizing and ministering, and taking care of orphans. While I could unpack his lifetime of work, what I want to focus on is his belief in prayer.  George Muller believed that prayers were answered. Not only did he believe it, he expected it to happen to the point that he jotted down each prayer, and when it would be answered. He spent hours a day in prayer and reading his Bible. Some prayers took more than 50 years to be answered...several even after he had already died. 


      For a man like this, prayer is more than just a 'good thought' or 'speaking to the air.' Muller believed (as I do) that he was speaking to God.There are things that happen that it seems like there is no real answer.  Sure, we can destroy all guns and we'll be safe for a while. But then there are bombs. Then there are trucks running through crowds of people. Then there are planes hitting buildings. Sure, we can mitigate some of the damage, but at the end of the day, evil still exists, and that is something that cannot be legislated or educated against. For a person who truly believes in prayer, prayer is the seeking to find the source of the issue and address it. People shoot other people because they come to the point where they believe that taking others lives will acheive a goal. Prayer seeks to intervene in the source.  I believe it works.


      So, if you've followed through all of this, I want to offer something to you. You may not believe in prayer.  You may think I'm nuts, but there might be something in your life that you don't know how to deal with. There may be something that is holding you down. You may not believe in prayer...but I do. Send me a PM, tell me specifically what you want me to pray for (you don't have to go into great detail) and I will. I will pray for you, and for whatever circumstance you see yourself in.  The only thing I ask is that once you get on the other side of it...let me know.

    • Too much information

      1 week ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      Has anyone had an incredibly satisfying poo before? Something so incredibly satisfying that you fell like you have found your spring in your step, and the song in your whistle? So deeply satisfying that you just have to tell the internet about it? 





      Not me...totally didn't just happen. 

    • The OCC Armchair Detective Agency

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      Hello all.


      This is a thread to discuss the plethora of unsolved mysteries, true crime stories and...what the hell...late night conspiracy theories. Everyone get your bowler hats (or tin-foil) and let's get started.


      Serial- Adnan....Did he kill Hae Min?

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    • Woah...Cool

      2 weeks ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

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    • In the News

      1 month ago

      Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

      I wanted to touch base on something that has been in the news over the past few weeks, and something that is close to me as I know some of the players. I want to talk about Andy Savage. If you haven't seen an article on it, Andy Savage is a Pastor at HighPoint here in Memphis who has been accused of sexual misconduct for an incident 20 years ago. He was 23, she was 17 and she performed oral sex on him one time. He said it was consensual, and she has recently come out and said that for her, she felt like she had no other choice based on the fact that he held authority or power over her.  While I would love to have a conversation on consent and the fundamental problem with  how discussing consent in how it is discussed today is creating an environment where the past is fluid, that's not where I'm going with this. So the rest of the story is that she voiced regret after the act, he freaked out and begged her not to say anything. They talked with the Church and things were "handled in a Biblical matter" which I'm not sure of. We'll get there. The point is that 20 years ago, Savage thought this was taken care of; that the issue was dealt with and done.


      A few weeks ago the girl wrote a blog and bringing everything to light. He never denied it, but pointed back to the time, 20 years ago, that he had made it right and he was confused as to why this was all coming out now and now there is a whole rigmarole surrounding this.  I want to touch on a few points.


      1. While both parties and the Church 'handled' the situation, they did not handle it correctly. While I don't completely buy the idea that the girl was not consensual in the action (she has taken complete control of that narrative after the fact and as such, it's a he said she said thing) the Church itself did not handle it properly. While the senior pastor informed the parents of the girl, apparently the narrative that was given was that of a 'kiss.' This was not the case. The Church also allowed him to resume his duties after committing and act that goes against even the most liberal evangelical theology.


      Here's a point on Christiandom that I want to address: Repentance and forgiveness do not mean consequence avoidance. She did the right thing by talking to the pastor. He did the right thing by admitting it. But there was a lack of communication on the severity of the act, something that they both had a responsibility to correct and didn't, and there was a failure of accountability by the Church to follow through. 


      2. There are TWO issues that need to be discussed separately, but are being lumped together. First, the idea of the statutory nature of the action in relation to the law; second, whether the power of his position of the church is a credible factor in consent. The first. He was 23, she was 17. While we on paper all say "he was an adult, he should know better" if we are being honest, we know that these relationships happen all the time and are consensual. Heck, if we are all going to be in trouble for a relationship that spans that 17+ range...I'm in trouble too. I was 20, dated a 17 year old. I know that isn't the issue per se, but we need to discuss the situation as a whole and deconstruct all of it. We have to ask ourselves, how is this different than the other relationships like this? And the answer comes with the second part about consent and power.


      Does Savage's position as a pastor bare any impact on the situation.  From the Christian perspective, it should. The relationship where sexual conduct outside of marriage most likely makes him ineligible for pastoral ministry. While we believe that people should be forgiven, and that God can forgive any sin if the person is repentant, still...there is a greater discipline requirement given to pastors. Pastors do have a position of power over people in the Church, and while these ministers are JUST SINNERS THEMSELVES, they need to be aware of the power they wield. I didn't feel like I had any power as a young college student leading music in a Church, but you have no idea how many girls wanted to hook up with me. It is hard to resist that.  It's hard to resist the text with a woman showing her cleavage and asking, "do you want more?" There are other examples, but I'll just leave it there. I had AMPLE opportunity to do whatever I wanted with these girls, and here's the thing: I wanted to. I was in my early twenties and it was my drug of choice.  I wrote a really personal journal about some of this. While I never had sex with anyone...there were times when I had some really heavy 'petting' sessions and after each one of these an immense amount of regret was felt. 


      The reason I mention this is that it deals with consent. Before and during the acts, everything feels so perfect, including the danger...especially the danger. That feeling of doing something 'wrong' is an aphrodisiac of biblical proportions for me in my 20's. But after the fact, the feelings of self-hate, regret, isolation, resent are all present, I could see how a person who consented could suddenly be overcome with regret to the point where they believe honestly they didn't consent. The regret and shame...especially in the context of a church relationship is extremely potent, and Christian guilt is a real thing. The problem we have, as an institution, I believe, is that we spend so much time warning people of sin and avoiding sin, that we burden them to the point that they think if they mess up or do something wrong they are irredeemable...which is exactly the opposite of what the Bible teaches. No, you shouldn't have sex before marriage...but if God can forgive me for the tons of shit I've done...God can forgive that one night stand. 


      I believe that everyone is so worried about victim shaming that no one is going to explore the fact that while Savage completley admits to the act, he states it was completely consensual. Why should that automatically be discarded? I'm not discounting her narrative; but merely suggesting that they had different perspectives. I am worried that we are heading down a path where anyone can revoke consent after the fact on things, and no one will ever say anything because no one wants to be labeled a victim shamer.


      3. The news coverage of this issue has misrepresented nearly everything about it. Everyone loves a scandal, and one of the biggest headlines of this entire event is "Tenn. pastor admits to 'sexual incident' with teen, recieves standing ovation from congregation." What a headline!  Does anyone know the context of those applause? 


      I do. I know people who were there.


      The headline, if you don't care to read deeper into the actual story, tend to imply that the church is supporting Savage in spite of the issue at hand. It sounds like they are encouraging him to stay the course. That's not what was happening. There is a huge importance placed in evangelical thought of repentance of sin. That is what happend here. This man stood infront of the congregation, laid his sin out, and repented of it.  That was what the applause were for. They weren't applause to forget the past, or to shelter him from consequences...they were applause because a person did the hard thing and admitted to the sin and asked forgiveness. It's unclear if any interpersonal communication is going between him and Jules...that should be happening; but again, the applause was not for what everyone outside of the Church has been saying it was for. Everything has been reported out of context. 


      There you have it, and may I point out that a year ago Pence was getting crap about his rule.  Had Andy Savage followed the rule of never being alone with a person with which you have any type of authority over, then this would not have happened. 

    • Something to think about

      4 months 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

      4 months 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

      5 months 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. 

  • Comments (74)

    • Ratatoskr Keeper of Logics

      5 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

      5 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

        5 months ago

        Thanks, man!

    • Ratatoskr Keeper of Logics

      9 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

      9 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

      9 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

      9 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

        9 months ago

        I appreciate it, Duck!!!!

    • Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      9 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

        9 months ago

        wow, my first FU!!!!

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      1 year 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

        1 year 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

        1 year 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

      2 years 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

        2 years ago

        That's awesome.

    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      2 years 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

        2 years ago

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


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


      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        2 years 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

        2 years 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

      3 years ago

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      • monopoly_j

        3 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

        3 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

      5 years ago

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

      • edwin

        5 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

        5 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

        5 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

        5 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

        5 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

      5 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

        5 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

      5 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

        5 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. 

    The Earth is Flat. I just want to see what that would look like.

    Hmm. Well, if I were to pick a car that would aesthetically look like a spaceship but not actually be a space ship, I would have to pick the Eagle 5 from Spaceballs


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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.


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