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Old Nov 10th 2017, 11:34 pm   #91
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And you'll need to go to church. Find a good episcopal one, which is basically the Anglican church without the allegiance to the British monarch.
Cant I just hang out with the other like minded people I find at the golf course on a Sunday morning?
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And you'll need to go to church. Find a good episcopal one, which is basically the Anglican church without the allegiance to the British monarch.
That where my USA rose tinted spectacles get crushed.
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That where my USA rose tinted spectacles get crushed.
Going to church isn't an issue if people go in the manner that the English go to church, that is, independently of belief. That's not a threatening thing at all. It's just people needing a social centre to their lives, and it's way better than finding that centre in, say, football hooliganism or Young Conservatism.
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Going to church isn't an issue if people go in the manner that the English go to church, that is, independently of belief. That's not a threatening thing at all. It's just people needing a social centre to their lives, and it's way better than finding that centre in, say, football hooliganism or Young Conservatism.
Absolutely, it’s not about believing in some metaphysical entity, it’s just a social thing to say you share the same cultural foundations. It’’ll just make you and your family’s life that much easier. The South [lower Appalachia] is very different than Canada.
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lower Appalachia
Heh, our blog about rural life around here referred to our location as Upper Appalachia. The other author was originally from Raleigh, something about Ontario's rural poverty and the religious history of places called Luther and Melancthon struck a chord with her.
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I haven't been to TX either, but it appeals. My first choice would be California or maybe Hawaii (have visited).
I would love to live in Hawaii and would be there if cost of living wasn't so high and of course so isolated from the rest of the country.
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I would love to live in Hawaii and would be there if cost of living wasn't so high and of course so isolated from the rest of the country.
Is cost of living that much higher than Vancouver these days? Isolated it may be, but what splendid isolation!
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Hawaii wins every time. Five-Nil. That was the score wasn't it?


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I would love to live in Hawaii and would be there if cost of living wasn't so high and of course so isolated from the rest of the country.
Me too and we would if it wasn’t so far away from everything.
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You wouldn't like it. It's boring, claustrophobic and everybody hates you.
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Absolutely, it’s not about believing in some metaphysical entity, it’s just a social thing to say you share the same cultural foundations. It’’ll just make you and your family’s life that much easier. The South [lower Appalachia] is very different than Canada.
It's hypocritical in the extreme. I could or would not pretend to be something I'm not just to fit in.
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It's hypocritical in the extreme. I could or would not pretend to be something I'm not just to fit in.
Why not? If you don’t believe in it anyway what does it matter if you attend for your own reasons? It’s a nice morning out, listen to a few stories, have a singsong, make some friends and then go out for lunch.
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Why not? If you don’t believe in it anyway what does it matter if you attend for your own reasons? It’s a nice morning out, listen to a few stories, have a singsong, make some friends and then go out for lunch.
Maybe having been involved in a deep almost cultish religion myself as a "youngster", I don't like to be false in any way.

And invariably the friends you might make that way, would absolutely not fit in with thoughts and beliefs ie Abortion, politics etc.
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