"I'd tolerate an awful lot for the sake of my son.
I think you should ensure that your relationship with your sons is solid, loving and full of trust before you get too public with your feelings about the church. People lose people when they…"
"I've deflected this conversation by letting them make all my arguments for me:
I said, "I'd rather not have this conversation with you because I don't want to offend you. But when you can tell me why you don't believe in…"
"Whatever you choose, skepticsannotatedbible.com/ is a great resource. It uses the KJV, and all the atrocities and absurdities are noted in the columns. I just wish they'd update it so it looks like a 21st century website, and I wish…"
"A big part of it is the rituals you build around it. You've all read books like The Believing Brain, or at least you've read the summary on Amazon, so you understand how humans tend to find or create patterns and then become attached to…"
"In spite of some of the comments here, I don't think I've ever met a smoker of any age who actually thought smoking made them look cooler.
A teenager starts because many teenagers are experimental. Not all. Some teenagers wouldn't say…"
"I am a former smoker and I still remember why I enjoyed it. It was relaxing. It was a good excuse to get outside and enjoy my back deck more often than I do otherwise. It was social. It was a nice accompaniment to a cup of coffee in the morning. I…"
"It's a perfectly good apace for a polling station. The stickers are crossing the line, but I don't mind voting in a church anymore than I mind going to a wedding in a church. The important thing is that you're not forced to…"
"You can treat people however you'd like, it's perfectly okay to avoid adopting an Us vs Them mentality. Especially with family
With some caveats, of course. Praying for someone instead of doing something useful or helpful is bad in…"
"Many years ago I had to swear an affidavit at the MInistry of Transportation. Transferring a car ownership between family members, you don't have to pay provincial sales tax if you swear it was a gift. The clerk plopped a bible onto the…"