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Take your religion and shove it...

By Inmyredhead, published on Mar 29, 2012

...him get to me at all, and partly because my usual kiss off tactic didn't work on this one as it has always worked on any and every one of them that has come before, trying to convert me. Usually, I tell them nicely but straight up honestly... I'm not interested. I'm very familiar with the religion. I have family who are Jehovah's Witnesses so I grew up with it all my life and I'm completely staunch in my religion, so I am not interested. Then they usually ask who my family member is and when I tell them, that's what shuts them up. He's well known in the Jehovah's Witness community... (more)

Tags: religion, bible, beliefs, jehovah's witness, argue

Dear Christian: You're Scaring Them To Death

By Thom Hunter, published on Mar 23, 2012

Sometimes the distances between what people know of you . . . and what they think of you . . . and what you know of yourself . . . and what you think of yourself . . . and what is true of all of this knowledge and all of these thoughts when sifted out seems as vast as the entire universe. I wonder if God didn't just create all the stars and solar systems for a practice run, knowing that the humans-to-come would be much more difficult to put into motion and save from colliding.

We don't orbit well.

We want to be the center of our own universe; we choose carefully who gets into... (more)

Tags: religion, gay, lesbian, sex, marriage, love, relationships, pornography, abuse, faith, christian, addiction, lgbt, ex-gay, church discipline

Angels of Entanglement

By p.d.adams, published on Mar 20, 2012

...took--a myth cemented as the ideal springboard. Prefrontals measured and fitted for new thinking. The kind of artificial being theHumans allowed--to join the workaday world for acceptance, being acceptable inside the watchtowers.

She doesn't seem to care much about the [fashion online religion medical event="for_me"] society. She doesn't care about iterations of political pettiness in regime forces, rogue or otherwise. It's all duty action here at theWorkstation and, loveless.

It's the starry eyes of distant lands she cares for.

She goes workmanlike, creating network... (more)

Tags: religion, environment, politics, health, green, angels, death, business, society, culture, women, adventure, motherhood, science fiction, technology, history, sci fi, android, quantum, ecology, biobot

What Do the Gay People in Your Church Look Like?

By Thom Hunter, published on Mar 17, 2012

What do the gay people in your church look like? Do you spot them by their flamboyant clothing . . . their mannerisms . . . their declarations?

When a brother or sister in your church came to you to ask you for your help and support in their personal struggle against homosexuality . . . what did you do to walk with them? How did you respond the last time this happened to you?

“Oh . . . we don’t have that problem in our church,” you say?

If you are a typical church, you do.

Statistics show that one out of every five church members has a family member or close friend... (more)

Tags: religion, gay, lesbian, parenting, marriage, love, relationships, homosexuality, abuse, faith, grace, addiction, lgbt, ex-gay, bisexual, church discipline, exodus international

Media Childrens the Social

By p.d.adams, published on Mar 4, 2012

She corrects her stance, moves past the monitor where she has coasted and coexisted since her arrival. She always finds the balance to appease the elements at theWorkstation. She makes her best attempt to adjust the interface, shooting with both eyes open and a purity of heart un-battered by behavior, unbuttered by lifestyle.

Her half-mind races to theNetwork as if she just might further a legend. She thinks about social organization and how it is now finally paying a toll. Yes, as it should--not in the spirit of sacrifice, but from a place of hunger, the kind of hunger needing no food... (more)

Tags: religion, love, social networks, friendship, children, society, culture, media, social media, friends, science fiction, technology, lifestyle, security, social networking, sci fi, surveillance

Relics of The Accelerated Age

By p.d.adams, published on Mar 3, 2012

She goes into theJungle, finds a thick-walled containment structure with a hefty piece of metal inscribed Batter needs the right fluff to blow it out of the park.

She thinks. So, the rainforest fetes a new siren for winners staying in the hunt.

Once a holding ground for wily veterans and cagy upstarts, a unanimous nannie structure of choice when the old ionization blackouts came, turning an old storage site into a belly of an echo--the recant of a society that settles for only the crimes at hand with spent fuel robots.

A bygone path leads up, and in its perpetual sleepiness,... (more)

Tags: religion, health, green, love, death, society, culture, future, science fiction, history, lifestyle, sci fi, research, medical, metal, sustainability, cooperation, robot, gadgets, mortality, techno

Android Illusions of Adroit

By p.d.adams, published on Mar 2, 2012

I have come so far, she thinks, as the cloud frame fades from the monitor and she lingers at theWorkstation with her gentle thoughts--far from where work plays its last card to fight the sky, where mist is more dead than alive, where fate-defying psycho vibes remain at bay, undelivered.

She hasn't, by any measure of photon or quantum, come far at all, not by the standards of the [green robot advertising sustainability politics="grasp"] systems of the global.

Reviewing her most recent data, she glances the harsh horizon through theWorkhouse window and thinks. It's true, when it... (more)

Tags: religion, politics, green, love, death, entertainment, creativity, culture, future, technology, history, beauty, cloud, loss, drama, birth, android, digital, stories

Maestro of Messaging

By p.d.adams, published on Feb 28, 2012

... She reads as fast as she can in her own way, as if a new discovery were about to appear in the idea of confidence unearned (arrogance?). She chooses an entry that emits the idea of being self-fulfilling.

As she reads, another entry pops up as a concept of respect, a [friendship operator religion technology upgrade news entity="fortune"'] and, as if with a life of its own, works its way into her database. She doesn't stop seeing the attributes of more previously unseen instructions and their implications. Yes, the old concept of being out of touch.

Agreed-upon data shows up... (more)

Tags: religion, police, education, romance, friendship, society, culture, social network, celebrity, science fiction, technology, social networking, sci fi, algorithm, biobot, galaxy, messaging, photon

Candor of Robot Rancor

By p.d.adams, published on Feb 26, 2012

So, she believes, they are bent on the idea of staying on solid ground intellectually. Let it be. Their high and mighty algorithms create go-for-glory blips, making a distinguishable existence the only way to experience life (can simple blips allow any escape from the silliness of their stillness?)

Yes, that's the way she would create her little realities--independent entities that are actually dependent on each other for their uniqueness.

The simple taking of responsibility for an unknown future is surely bravery, right? It would make her brave. It could be her true contribution... (more)

Tags: religion, education, family, health, death, entertainment, friendship, creativity, society, culture, inspiration, science fiction, technology, history, computer, sci fi, drama, dementia, data, robot

The Goddess of Instantiate

By p.d.adams, published on Feb 25, 2012

She scans theJungle as if an elderly woman watching silent from a rosewood staircase with focused concern, false power. She appears to herself, briefly, as one of the biobots positioned at theWorkstation.

Her monitors put on a show. It's the data that loves her the most. It always will.

Far into the future she will remain actively quiet, without prayer, authorized to run on her own with little interruption of self-instantiated loops and corrections--the most perfect of creatures.

Hers is the kind of data future generations will hold up to a celebrity light.

She amazes... (more)

Tags: religion, police, fashion, family, green, love, culture, future, friends, celebrity, science fiction, technology, history, beauty, computer, mobile, sci fi, privacy, goddess, data, evolutionary, biobot

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