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Daytop Village / RIP, Inculcated
« on: May 27, 2017, 09:01:55 PM »
Friends, today I found out that Inculcated is gone; she has passed away.  I am grieved and very saddened by this news.  She was a close friend of mine.  I loved her and I will miss her. 

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Daytop Village / Samaritan Village
« on: April 19, 2016, 11:37:55 PM »
In October 2015, Samaritan Village and Daytop Village merged.

You can now find information about Daytop Village's programs and facilities on the Samaritan Village website.

http://daytop.com/

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Open Free for All / I am sorry, Zack Bonnie
« on: April 19, 2016, 12:36:11 AM »
Please forgive me.  I'm really not a dick.

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Let It Bleed / Kurt Vonnegut's Prescient Genius
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:26:39 AM »
"..."So Mushari felt swindled as he wallowed through the garish prose, lusted for sex, learned instead about automation. Trout's favorite formula was to describe a perfectly hideous society, not unlike his own, and then, toward the end, the ways in which it could be improved. In 2BRO2B he hypothicated an America in which almost all of the work was done by machines, and the only people who could get work had three or more PhDs. There was a serious overpopulation problem, too.

All serious diseases had been conquered. So death was voluntary, and the government, to encourage volunteers for death, set up a purple-roofed Ethical Suicide Parlor at every major intersection, right next door to the orange-roofed Howard Johnsons. There were pretty hostesses in the parlors, and the Barca-Loungers, and the Muzak, and the choice of fourteen painless ways to die. The suicide parlors were bust places, because so many people felt silly and pointless, and because it was supposed to be an unselfish, patriotic thing to do, to die. The suicides also got a free last meal next door.

And so on. Trout had a wonderful imagination.

One of the characters asked a death stewardess if he would go to Heaven, and she told him that of course he would. He asked if he would see God, and she said, 'Certainly, Honey.'

And he said, 'I sure hope so. I want to ask Him something I was never able to find out down here.'

'What's that?' she said, strapping him in.

'What in the Hell are people for?'""

Extracted from 'God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Or, Pearls Before Swine)' by Kurt Vonnegut

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Open Free for All / I'm just a-swingin' through...
« on: May 21, 2011, 03:36:20 PM »
...heaven is my home!

This is an automated response. If you are receiving this message, it is because the owner of this account is no longer on the planet. Praise God!

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Open Free for All / Happy Nowruz!
« on: March 20, 2011, 04:11:08 PM »
May God grant all of thee wisdom and insight and sagacity in thy affairs.  Live long in peace, be happy and fortunate upon thy golden throne, drink immortality from the Cup of Life; keep in solemn trust the customs of our ancestors, their noble aspirations, fair gestures and the exercise of justice and righteousness.  May thy soul flourish; may thy youth be as the new-grown grain; may thy travels be lengthy and victorious, may thy sword be bright and deadly against thy foes, thy hawk swift against its prey, and thy every act straight as the arrow's shaft.  Go forth from thy rich throne, conquer new lands.  Honor the craftsman and the sage in equal degree; disdain the acquisition of wealth. May thy house prosper and thy life be long!

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Daytop Village / Is there any relationship between the SEED and Daytop??
« on: January 15, 2011, 03:59:49 PM »
I don't know, is there?  Let's talk about it.

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Tacitus' Realm / Westboro Baptist Church has vowed to hold a Quran burning
« on: September 12, 2010, 08:59:55 PM »
Westboro Baptist Church has vowed to hold a Quran burning if Gainesville's
Dove World calls its off. | Ocala.com
By Chad Smith
Staff writer
 
Published: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 2:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 5:20 p.m.
 
...."WBC burned the Koran once - and if you sissy brats of Doomed America
bully Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center until they change their
plans to burn that blasphemous tripe called the Koran, then WBC will burn it
(again), to clearly show you some things," the church announced in a
<http://www.ocala.com/section/TOPIC02/> news release this week. ...."
 
"....Dove World is one of the few groups to join forces with Westboro
members, who have protested at funerals across the country.
 
In April, a handful of Westboro members picketed outside of the University
of Florida Hillel, the Jewish student center, and Trinity United Methodist
Church, and Jones and about 30 members of his congregation joined the WBC
members outside of Trinity United. ..."
 
http://www.ocala.com/article/20100909/A ... e=Westboro
-Baptish-Church-to-burn-Qurans-if-Dove-doesn-t
<http://www.ocala.com/article/20100909/ARTICLES/100909743/1412?Title=Westbor
o-Baptish-Church-to-burn-Qurans-if-Dove-doesn-t&tc=ar> &tc=ar

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Tacitus' Realm / Koran Burner
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:38:59 PM »
The Florida pastor who is planning to burn a pile of Korans this weekend runs a church that has established a variety of cult-like rules for individuals studying to become ministers, according to the group’s “rulebook.”

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/ ... -you-think

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Feed Your Head / The Family International is restructuring/Reboot
« on: May 31, 2010, 09:36:23 PM »
What follows is an excerpt from the latest General Newsletter (GN) that was released by the Family International.  This does not necessarily mean that The Family is disbanding per se. They are retaining their name and core beliefs; however, the command structure will be altered a la RNR. The point this note highlights is that there'll be no more FD/MM/FM: in other words if you're a member of the Family, you're a member of the Family: not a two-letter label. It's a win/win for the Family now; they'll still have no accountability, yet still receive their tithe money. I say it's a cunning move on their part.

Call it what you like, but this essentially (ostensibly) marks the disbanding of The Family.

THIS IS HUGE.

There is not much of a "group" left.

The Reboot is the biggest change in The Family's history.

They can have sex with outsiders now, for example.

Young people are now encouraged to go to school to get a good education.

Whatever people feel they want to do is now supported and encouraged.

No more mandatory communal living.

They can have friends outside of the Family and work with other Christians and churches.

They no longer consider themselves the elite, as far as Christianity is concerned. They're remaking themselves now as just another church, or denomination.

If people want to be full time still, that's their choice but it doesn't make them any more special.

They are to be inclusive, not exclusive.

They are saying that they have so many wrong attitudes that they need to get rid of to help them accept everyone.

http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/The_Reboot_Series

"—All who have
made the commitment to follow Jesus' teachings and example, and who are
living that commitment, are Jesus' disciples, whether they are members

of the Family or not.

—We will no longer have membership
categories. We won't have labels whereby some members are categorized as
"Family disciples" and others are not; or that suggest that some are

living a full-time example of discipleship and others are not, or that
some are more or less committed or obedient in spirit; or that label
whether someone is giving their all to the Lord or serving Jesus
full-time or part-time. (The details of this change will be fully

explained in "Membership.")

—The terms "disciple" and
"discipleship" will no longer be used in connection with a category of
Family membership (as there will be no categories), or to define a set

of lifestyle requirements. When "disciple" or "discipleship" is used in
Family publications, this will refer to an individual's personal
commitment to follow Jesus...

—Discipleship is not an isolated,

once-in-a-lifetime happening, but a spiritual journey, a faith journey.
It involves daily choices and actions to abide in Jesus, and to let Him
abide in us, to be led, fed, and cleansed by His Word, to operate under

the influence of His Spirit and love, to seek Him first and yield to His
will for our lives, to obey Him to the best of our ability, to testify
of His love through our words and actions, to bear fruit that glorifies

Him...

Answering the call of discipleship is a personal choice, a
personal commitment. Discipleship is a journey. We're each at different
stages of the journey, different points along the path of discipleship.

Some are far along the path of discipleship; some are just getting
started on this journey of faith and spiritual growth. But all of us who
are following Jesus, in whatever ways we are called to serve, are His

disciples.

(Reboot 04: Blueprint for the Future)"

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