Thoughts? Seems to use alot of words without really saying much.
Contrary to what you may have read or been told, we redheads are NOT going extinct. In fact, I would argue we are only getting stronger. There have never been more Powerful and Attractive redheads as there are right now. Perhaps old stereotypes and biases are fading. However, careful redheads that you don't start mixing too much with non-redheads and thus contribute to our demise.
The old pope used to let us do fun things, and made us feel good about ourselves. He let us stay up late at night, eat pizza for dinner when we wanted to, let us get cool toys and stuff, and ride rides. This new Pope is mean and stupid. He doesn't let us do anything fun. He won't let us have sleep overs like our old Pope, and makes us eat yucky things for dinner like peas. The old Pope would let us sit in his lap when he drove, but the new Pope says it's too dangerous. I miss our old Pope, and I wish we never had this new Pope.
And no, I will NOT take it back, and I most certainly DO mean it.
Wherever the defenseless, the easily swayed, the vulnerable are, you can be sure and find Scientology "volunteer ministers." Looks like the Scientology loons have found their way to Virginia Tech to prey on the grieving students there. Conviently, their little yellow tent is set up right next to the board where students and others can come pay their condolences.
Man, us sane people living in the real world really need to do our part to spread the truth about the wackjob Scientologists before more people fall prey to their nonsense. Of course, Souh Park did alot of work for us (still surprised those guys haven't disappeared). An I try to do my part by exposing these bozos whenver I can.
A Utah Republican state representative has stated publicly, in a bill, no less, that immigration is a tool of the devil to undermine the United States.
Man, you can't make this stuff up.
So is he, himself, the spawn of one of the devil's instruments of evil, or is he a Native American?
When people askm me what my religion is, I usually half-jokingly refer to myself as a Mikeist. My point in calling myself a Mikeist is to say that my beliefs really don't fit into any church, religion or denomination that I have come across. To be a Mikeist you have to: (a) be a good person; (b) be true to yourself and others; and (c) respect the beliefs of others. That's basically it. Thus, I considered Mikeism like Christianity, but without all of the crap various sects and denominations hae added over the years. Pure Christianity. Just act like you believe Christ would have acted. Obviously I come up short in trying to meet this standard.
Lately I have been asking myself, is it true that Mikeism is a type of Christianity? Is Mikeism Christian at all? And I'm not sure what the answer is. With atheism, humanism, etc. on the rise, there are all sorts of names and labels for non-mainstream beliefs. I know I am not atheist, agnostic, or humanist - I firmly believe there is a supreme being, something higher than ourselves, something that cannot be explained by science alone. I believe, but am not sure, that Jesus really existed, and that he was very much like he is described in the New Testament. I am not convinced Jesus was the literal son of God, as that seems a little too mythological for my tastes, but I may accept that he was sent by God. I believe the Old Testament is basically a collection of fables and myths. The suprem being I believe in would not be petty, vengeful, and capricious like the God of the Old Testament.
Deism/Philosophical Theism didn't seem to fit, at first. Notably, Deists do not really believe in prayer, or in the idea that God would concern himself with day-to-day human affairs or, more importantly, intervene. Deism would be pretty close to Mikeism if not for the fact that I believe I had a pryer answered as a child. I prayed almost every day for 10 years that my dog would die when I went off to college because I didn't think I could handle seeing him die. I think it was during my freshman year I came home to visit, and my dog was fairly normal, if not old. I left to go back to school, and a couple of days later he was dead. Now, I also believe firmly in the power of the human mind through concentration and focus to alter events around us. Basically, telekineis. I am convinced this happens all the time (think about how 50,000 fans at a sporting event can almost will their team to win). Thinking and focusing on my dog that intensely for that length of time could have had an effect. So maybe I am a Deist.
The thing is, I'm not too worried about it. I find the constant search for answers to these mysteries to be enjoyable and rewarding, and I don't see anything wrong with it. I would never believe in a God who didn't want us to challenge, question, and explore such fundamental topics.