<OT> Re: list moderator losing perspective?
Sat Mar 24 01:13:52 PDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 08:17 +0100, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 10:38 -0500, David Bandel wrote:
> > On 3/21/07, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 3/21/07, Bob Hemus <ol.bob at sisqtel.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > > > Leon, would you like to be in charge of Telecommunications?
> > > > > <huge grins> Hail Linux, Ric
> > > > I volunteer for Secretary Of Morals, Ethics and Religion.
> > In a country where separation of church and state is paramount? Let
> > me tell you _why_ Panama is a 3rd world nation: it's official
> > religion is Catholicism -- yep, can't do anything without the Pope's
> > blessing. (And any crime you want to commit is OK, just go to
> > confession and the priest will forgive you.)
> > Don't get me started. Those US Catholics on the list need not
> > interrupt, there's a definite dual standard between what is accepted
> > in the US (and probably EU as well) and what is dictated for the rest
> > of the world from the Vatican.
> On god.tv (really, it is called that), I saw an odd bit from Africa
> where they were burning piles of evil items, witchcraft things, and who
> know what all else. And all were singing and dancing. All dressed in
> black slacks, white pressed shirts and coordinated ties. Not sure if it
> was Catholic, but it was Christian. It was presented straight faced as
> what one must do in places like Africa. I cannot see this going down
> well in USA/EU. I, for one, will not give up my witchcraft items. Do
> western churches (non-fundamental) even acknowledge witchcraft?
Sure, "suffer not a witch to live" and several other dire warnings
against fortune telling, etc. is in the Bible. I always look over my
shoulder first, before waving my chicken foot at the computer.
My brother and his family are hugely evangelical. My niece wanted to go
to Romania to spread the Gospel and minister to the orphans (where 95%
of the population has been Christian before this country was founded)
and needed several grand for travel expenses to go do this Good Work.
It was priceless, when I said that there had to be at least one soup
kitchen in the vicinity of Liberty U that could use that kind of money
to feed the orphans in our own backyard and that they could preach while
they ate, if it made them feel any better. "Fear and Loathing" for yours
truly was written on their faces. I cackled in their general direction.
It was the Irish in me, I couldn't resist. :) Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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