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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-04-19 09:57
Subject: [links] Link salad Saturday serving
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Mood:busy
Music:the_child muttering as she makes up a board game
Tags:cars, cool, links, personal, photos, politics, religion
DC-3 conversion van — Ok, I want this. Real bad. Real, real bad.

The Kentucky Space Program

APOD with another lovely and thought-proving image

Texas polygamist sect is accused of indoctrinating girls — "Girls in the west Texas polygamous sect enter into underage marriages without resistance because they are ruthlessly indoctrinated from birth to believe disobedience will lead to their damnation" How is this different from any other religion? That's a serious question, not snark. The followers of virtually all religions raise their children within their religious framework, and impose the moral and behavioral rules of their faith on their children. Why is this different? If you're going to give social approval to religious upbringing, where does the line fall in picking-and-choosing? From my atheistic point of view, it's all indoctrination, after all.

Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt' — Damned liberal traitors have infested the Pentagon now. Where's Joe McCarthy when we really need him?

John McCain's tax returns — Note his wife's were withheld. I wonder how Your Liberal Media and conservative America would feel about Hillary withholding Bill's tax info.




4/19/08
Time in saddle: 20 minutes
Last night's weigh-out: n/a
This morning's weigh-in: 271.8
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gvdub: Thinking
User: gvdub
Date: 2008-04-19 18:14 (UTC)
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Keyword:Thinking
My grandfather (mother's father) and one uncle were ordained Quaker ministers, though I was raised in the tradition of un-programmed Friends meetings. My father researched and wrote Quaker history and was a auto-didact theologian, so I guess you could say I was raised in a religious family. My indoctrination was to read widely, make my own decisions, and that doubt and questioning were an inherent part of any valid religious experience.

I offer up a quote from Islamic scholar Abdal-Hakim Murad: "True religion invites us to become better people. False religion tells us that this has already occurred."

Edited at 2008-04-19 06:14 pm (UTC)
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User: hkneale
Date: 2008-04-23 15:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:John Thornton
Yeah, me too.
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