Aug 3, 2010
Momma Nerd's Favorites
Momma Nerd Profile
Thank you for that insightful excerpt from the Webster's Dictionary. And if you'll look again, it defines D*ickhead as.... er.. wow.. is that a picture of you, HFC!? (Wednesday Nov 27 | post #114)
My midget has informed me that you have horrible grammar and punctuation. Huh.. it looked fine to me. (Tuesday Nov 26 | post #31)
Excuse you, I've been happily married for 15 years. Not that that has any baring on this conversation. And I see now that you really are a republican, a conservative, even to the point you feel you have a right to take away my choices and try to make them for me. If I where gay, it wouldn't have any baring at all on your or your life, so why do you feel the need to take away my right to be in a mature, consensual relationship with the person I love? And why do you feel the need to force Christian values on me even though I don't believe in your God? Do you feel that you have the right to decide who I love, how I live and what I stick in my ass? Why is it any of your business in the first place? I do NOT believe in the Bible and I will not allow a self centered fanatical republican to take away my rights. You simply hate. You haven't given a bases or a reason for your hate. And this is the root of conservatives. They don't care who they hurt as long as they get what they want. I think I would rather be a liberal.. You know, one of those people who cares about other living humans and their rights, rather then trying to knock others down while lifting myself up. (Sunday Nov 24 | post #106)
You don't get to say sorry after all of that, I'm afraid. What and who I am.. you have no idea. You judged. And you'll be judged for that some day, but not by me. And you obviously have no idea what the difference between liberal and conservative is. I wonder, what is your stance on the death penalty? What about gun control and rights? How do you feel about taxes? Exploiting national resources? How do you feel about public schooling? You've focused all of your attacks on a group you don't even understand. It's funny, you could be a little liberal yourself and not even know it. No, you're mostly a homo-phobe, I think, and you use the liberal bashing as a cover for your own sexual insecurities. You're trying to make a stand.. make a stand for what, exactly? (Saturday Nov 23 | post #103)
Yeah, that's all I expected you to say. You have no reason to hate, you just do. Sad. So sad. (Friday Nov 22 | post #101)
Why do you have so much hate for one group of people? Why do you feel the need to attack them? I'm honestly curious what could have happened to you to believe such fanatical and unreasonable conclusions about a group of people. Where you hurt by a "liberal "? An ex? Has a gay person flirted with you and you couldn't handle it? Is it all learned from your parents? Why do you hate? I've always been fascinated with human interactions between groups and there is almost always an underlying cause. Do you even KNOW any "Liberals "? Or are all of these conclusions based on TV shows, internet drama and Fox News? It is not normal to hate someone you've never met. Really, it's not. Why do you? (Friday Nov 22 | post #99)
Why is it your job to judge who is good and who is bad? I'm sure you're not perfect, you've probably wrong someone, said something mean, hurt people. We're only human.. "We" meaning you as well. But you've taken it upon yourself to choose who is deserving of redemption, what groups are "good" and "bad" and ignore the fact that every person is different. You might not like it, but the complexities of the human mind mean that it is scientifically impossible to label a person based on a handful of irreverent traits. Do you go to church? There's a good chance the couple sitting beside you in the pew has had anal sex a couple times. Even if their straight. Why? Because some people just like it. So does that make them bad people? Should they go to jail or get dropped in a hospital for it? How hypocritical is that? You're not going to answer, explain or debate your stance, because it is based in personal persecution and not fact. you won't learn or grow form meeting and talking to others, because your mind is closed. And you can't love unconditionally... the number one lesson of the Bible and God.. because you hate all you do not understand. It's not my place to judge you, and I don't believe in Hell, but I will say I wouldn't want to be near a person full of so much hate. It's like a poison. (Friday Nov 22 | post #97)
That really is just sad. What kind of a monster holds that much hate? (Friday Nov 22 | post #94)
To be perfectly honest, it was people like you that turned me away from the church. I was raised Baptist. I went to church every Sunday, even if my mother didn't. I took my brother and sister and I was in the choir and went to summer camp like everyone else. I worked in the daycare and loved the kids, and taught them about all the bible stories through Veggie Tails. And I love the Bible. It's a wonderful book, I simply do not see it as the words of a deity. I do, however, see it as a good bases for moral values. There are so many life lessons. I turned away from the Church, and organized religion in general, because when my siblings and I where going to church for a time without our parents, they tricked my sister, then 6, into agreeing to being baptized without her patent's permission or knowledge. This goes against everything good and moral of the act. When I questioned this and then demanded that my mother knew, I was "disciplined " by being removed from the daycare. It went so far that on a Choir trip I got food poisoning. Even though I was with a group of 20, mostly adults, I was forced to fend for myself, no medication and no blankets, throwing up in a bucket for 2 days. I was 13. I don't know or care if it was resentment over my previous actions, or if it was simply the fact that they didn't care. I decided that there where too many flaws with organized religion. I do believe that religion, spiritual beliefs in general, are good for a person. I don't think any of us can put a name or characteristics to a divine being, and what I believe is what I choose to see this being as. I feel that, while we all believe in different ways, it doesn't mean the powers above are different beings. I do not believe "Christ" is make-believe, I simply refuse to follow the human-made teachings of the Christian church. To me, God is Earth, the body we live upon that keeps us alive and thriving, and has been kind enough to allow and help us evolve into the intellectual and complicated beings we are now. It's a shame some simply revert to insulting and attacking things they do not understand. Learning, evolving, is using what your chosen God has given you to the best of your capability. I'll remind you that most religions have a central teaching; Love each-other. (Wednesday Nov 20 | post #225)
That goes for everyone, by the way. You don't have to be scared to ask questions. I don't bite.. I just yell a lot and dance around naked sometimes. But most crazy old ladies do that anyway. (Tuesday Nov 19 | post #19)
Ask anything you want! You'll find that when you treat a Wiccan with simple human respect, we're quite open. Your question is a good one, and I get the feeling you've been watching Coven, or seen The Craft. Am I right? Firstly, Wicca, the religion most modern witches and neo-pagans follow, is a choice. (there are several magik-based religions, btw) Just as being Baptist or Catholic is a choice. It is true that for most religions, a child will follow his or her parents. A child raised in a Baptist home will likely become Baptist. But even that is a choice, one most people don't realize they have the right to make. A person can not be "born a witch" like in the TV shows. Charmed, East End, Coven (I love these shows, by the way) all show witches as being mythical beings descended from other witches, passed through the blood. They show young witches developing powers they can't control.. it's all theatrics. Made up for a good story. The fact is we're human. Normal people with a belief in obscure Gods and Goddesses. We simply pray through spells and cast circles instead of going to church. So no, Wicca is not passed down to family members. However, for a witch to learn the arts, having a family member to teach them is ideal. The art of Witch Craft is passed from person to person, it is a very personal religion, one where our souls, the depths of our hearts are explored, and having a mentor is the best way to do this. Witchcraft is often "passed down" to younger Witches, but not through the blood. I was given a copy of my Mother's book of spells when she thought I was ready. She was a mentor and a teacher, and my best friend (I miss you, Moon <3). She was not my biological mother, of course, but she did pass her teaching down to me. In this way, it is passed down. We tend to prefer one on one, face to face instruction. It is all by choice, keep this in mind. When I was young I asked her a lot of the same questions I am asked, and decided that I felt more comfortable and at home with Wicca then church. I asked her to teach me, she didn't seek me out. A witch does not simply decide to convert someone at random, or on first meeting. I love a good witch story, but no, it's not something that is passed down from mother to child. Unless the child desires to learn. And this is never done at a young age. I believe a child does not have the capacity to make a choice like religion. They haven't the understanding or faith required. A child will go to church with mom and dad, be baptized because everyone else is doing it, or because the grown ups approve of it, but it's not true faith until they are old enough to understand what is being taught.. and honestly.. most adult don't understand the Bible, I don't see how a child could. And, for the record, I do think religion should be taught in schools.. but not just one.. ALL of them. Including Wicca, even Atheism should be taught, because it's a big world and there are a million different ways to interpret the Powers that Be. And so so many lessons to be learned from even the most obscure religions. If you are pondering, unsure, unconvinced or just curious... if you have questions, ask them! Not just to me.. to anyone who will answer. Learn all you can. I'll be happy to help if you need it :) (Tuesday Nov 19 | post #18)
Yep, add them all, I just don't feel like being even more long winded.. most of the snakes he handles end up dying because he doesn't bother feeding them. And I like animals more then people most of the time. Snakes, spiders and slugs just as much as cats, dogs and horses. They're all creatures of this earth and should be respected. (Sunday Nov 17 | post #211)
The bible says a lot of things. It says that disrespectful children should be stoned to death.. Should we take that literally? A woman who is raped should be stoned.. so let's kill all the disrespectful children and raped women.. who else. Oh, slavery is encouraged in the bible.. should we go ahead and enslave everyone that doesn't believe in God? Sure! The bible says NOTHING AT ALL about handling snakes to prove one's faith. George Hensley, a man who didn't know how to read and had no prospects in life aside from fathering way too many kids to care for by 4 different wives, came up with the idea that all Christians could handle snakes without being poisoned. I believe the story is he was walking in the woods one day (Likely drunk), found a snake and prayed over it, then picked it up. Of course this could be contributed to any number of know reasons, the snake could have decided he wasn't enough of a threat to use it's venom, maybe the snake wasn't even poisonous.. Whatever happened to him in the woods, he decided that it was a sign from God and that he was able to hold snakes without being bitten or killed. After he became a minister (which didn't happen til years later) he was arrested for moonshining and went to jail. He broke out of jail and left the state. He drank, stole, was arrested many times, and whenever someone died from one of his snake's bite, he would leave the state, knowing he was doing wrong. He was also a liar; During services, he began asserting that he had been miraculously healed after being paralyzed for a year following a coal-mining accident. However, there is no one-year gap in the records of Hensley moving or actively ministering, he was always active and traveling, and his services where recorded in newspapers wherever he went. At points he left his children, there was a time when he wanted to place them in an orphanage so he and his 2nd wife could travel, and he was often in fights. His children reported that he beat his wives and that, aside from at services, he did not act religious at home. He was a cruel man with a bad temper and a drinking problem. Hensley died from a snakebite. He was bitten during a service and refused treatment. His last wife, Sally Norman, died the same way. These are not people to be revered. We know today that even a poisonous snake can be handled if done with care and respect, and more so, snakes are not evil, any more then toothpaste or pine trees are. The whole practice is nothing but fanaticism and selfishness, because these are dangerous creatures. The laws Coots and Hamblin have broken are laws that are made to protect people from a real, true danger and in my opinion he should be jailed and fined for willful disregard for human life. (Sunday Nov 17 | post #209)
Snake handling was made a felony punishable by death under Georgia law in 1941, following the death of a seven-year-old girl from a rattlesnake bite. However, the punishment was so severe that juries would refuse to convict, and the law was repealed in 1968." This happened some time ago, but has happened over and over since then to adults. I would have to look up if anyone was convicted for it. (Sunday Nov 17 | post #41)
Some people are so ignorant. Coots is a coot. He's in trouble for possessing and transporting poisonous snakes without a permit or proper enclosures. The guy puts live, potentially deadly snakes in front of ignorant people who think they're gonna be just fine, he offers false promises, when the fact is people DIE all the time at these revivals. The guy who started the whole thing died of a snake bite! Heck, it happens over and over and Coots is probably next. There is no evidence that this made-up "religious " practice is "safe". I would not want a deadly weapon (a snake) in the hands of someone with such a disregard for life that he has to keep a hundred or so poisonous snakes on his property. It's a danger to the community, it's a danger to the ignorant people who go to these backwoods churches and it's cruel to the snakes. But aside from ALL of that.. there are LAWS in TN regarding the ownership, transportation and care of live animals, and he has not stood up to those guidelines. I don't care who he is, he is not above the law. I do not want this next door; copperheads timber rattlesnakes cottonmouths water moccasins western diamondback rattlesnakes cobras puff adders and a alligator... a freaking gator.. what the heck? These things are ILLEGAL in Tennessee.. and more so, a danger to the community. If even one gets out, someone could die, that simple. Why is snake handling illegal? Because this guy's predecessors killed a 7 year old girl during a snake handling session. Handling snakes is not a real religious practice and had not even been dreamed up until a man who couldn't even read decided to re-interpenetrate the bible's words for his own benefit. This man has no rights to religious freedom. I could start spitting in people's drinks and claim it was a religious experience and my saliva was magic because GOD said so.. would that give me any rights? No. Coots is no better then the Phelps, idiots who think they are above the law because God is on their side. All he is doing is making southerners look ignorant and backwards, and bringing risk and danger to the community. (Sunday Nov 17 | post #30)
Q & A with Momma Nerd
I'm in your yard, naked!!!
Love my neighbors!
East Side Deli! wtb pizza
I Belong To:
A great family, the ETPWA, AAPS, VVPTA, WoW Razorfin server.
When I'm Not on Topix:
I'm at work or with my kids.
Read My Forum Posts Because:
I'm a none-Christian living in Campbell County!!
I'm Listening To:
Flyleaf - I'm So Sick
Read This Book:
The Sookie Stackhouse novels. All of em!!
Painting, sewing, making clothes, reading, playing video games and spending time with my family.
On My Mind:
I love making my house look beautiful!
Blog / Website / Homepage:
I Believe In:
A higher power. Loving others. Karma. Equal rights. Freedom of Religion. Family. Friends. Chocolate.