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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
That is not true.

Ouija Boards are touching kids in inappropriate ways?

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2018, 12:42:39 PM »
The problem with religion is that it is tribal.  My God vs. your God.  My dogma vs. your dogma.  Violence and enmity in the name of religion continues to plague the world.

None of which, by the way, affects the yearning of most of us for enlightenment regarding spirituality and the nature of the human soul.   
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2018, 12:43:23 PM »
Ouija Boards are touching kids in inappropriate ways?

Nope. But the things ouija boards bring sure do.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2018, 12:45:53 PM »
Nope. But the things ouija boards bring sure do.

Maybe in the metaphysical sense. The Catholics are doing it in a very physical sense.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2018, 12:46:39 PM »
enlightenment regarding spirituality and the nature of the human soul.   

Be careful of the Light Bringer.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2018, 12:47:57 PM »
Maybe in the metaphysical sense. The Catholics are doing it in a very physical sense.

Nope.


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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2018, 12:55:25 PM »
The problem with religion is that it is tribal.  My God vs. your God.  My dogma vs. your dogma.  Violence and enmity in the name of religion continues to plague the world.

None of which, by the way, affects the yearning of most of us for enlightenment regarding spirituality and the nature of the human soul.   

People are tribal.  That's simply a trendy, current, politically correct slam to accuse people of what they are.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2018, 01:25:33 PM »
People are tribal.  That's simply a trendy, current, politically correct slam to accuse people of what they are.

I didn't realize the term was "trendy",  I've always thought the word was descriptive in a non-judgmental way.   Where we perhaps disagree is that I view tribalism as a problem because it is on the rise and increasingly seen by the left as a tool for dividing people and fundamentally changing the idea of what America is.   The American experiment was always about muting tribalism, by the legal ideal of equality under the law, by the cultural notion of ourselves as an ethnic "melting pot", and by the Constitutional guarantee of freedom of association and religion so that no one religion receives any sort of official imprimatur. 

But the left today is all about identity politics and the shattering of the melting pot and American exceptionalism.   And the rise of identity politics causes certain religions to be favored and others disfavored.   And, wrapped up in such identity politics (which some on the right have embraced as much or more so than the left), religion has only become more tribal and more aggressive.   

Give me the individual pursuit of a spiritual life over organized religion.   I don't need a faith community that requires me to conform to my tribe or reject those from other tribes;  I'll take my tribalism in more benign forms such as rooting for my favorite sports teams.    Christians,  Jews and Muslims all worship the same Abrahamic God,  and have been at each others' throats for a millennia.       
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2018, 01:27:28 PM »
LOL! No.

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YIKES! I had astronomy,which is a science,mixed up with astrology,which is Black Magic BullBush.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2018, 01:28:38 PM »
Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology

Because they are much less likely to be molested by a Ouija Board than if they took a trip to their local Catholic church.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2018, 01:31:49 PM »
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YIKES! I had astronomy,which is a science,mixed up with astrology,which is Black Magic BullBush.

My apologies to all.

Figgered as much, considering what I know of you.
But astrology, in the greater sense, is not without regard. It is ancient and goes right back to Babylon, literally. Not the fru-fru crap they put in the papers (total con job)... The real thing is dangerous.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
Nope. What occurs to people messing with demons is not merely metaphysical.

You say that as though you have some experience in the matter. Personally I didn't have the same results when these spirit boards were brought out in my youth.

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« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2018, 02:18:54 PM »
You say that as though you have some experience in the matter. Personally I didn't have the same results when these spirit boards were brought out in my youth.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2018, 02:20:19 PM »
You say that as though you have some experience in the matter. Personally I didn't have the same results when these spirit boards were brought out in my youth.

Yes, I do.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2018, 02:30:37 PM »
Yes, I do.

Really? Shit. Maybe I was using it wrong. I'll have to find my 10th grade girlfriend and give that thing another go.....and try her spirit board again too.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2018, 04:04:49 PM »
I think there are still enough Americans (mainstream America) that look to Christianity in America as what saves us from becoming one of those 3rd world cesspools.   I think you may be surprised this election to see evidence of that, in fact.  As long as Republicans embrace Christianity, they will continue to win, IMO.

Part of that is because . . .

Record turnout? Not for millennials — just a third say they'll vote.
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,338513.msg1833796.html

The trouble is that even if voting is down, and there are political wins, the culture is changing away from Christianity.  As this story points out, younger folks have moved away from Christianity -- and they aren't moving more into Christianity as they age.  This doesn't bode well for the future, regardless of short-term political wins.

I'm not saying there should be movement away from Christianity.  But we should be cognizant of these changes and respond appropriately.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2018, 04:57:24 PM »
I'll have to find my 10th grade girlfriend and give that thing another go.....and try her spirit board again too.
You probably don't want to dig up that ole gal. you could ruin some memories.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2018, 05:06:13 PM »
You probably don't want to dig up that ole gal. you could ruin some memories.

Yeah, for her.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #45 on: October 31, 2018, 05:36:30 PM »
I think allegiance to Christianity is a net loss for Republicans these days.

Godless pushing governments... deaths attributed to them.

Chinese communists-76,702,000
Soviet Union-61,911,000
German Nazis-17,000,000
Chinese Nationalists-10,214,000
Japanese militarists-5,890,000
China(Mao Soviets 1923-49)-3,466,000
Cambodia-2,035,000
Turkey-1,883,000
Vietnam-1,670,000(most after the war by communist)
North Korea-1,663,000
Poland-1,585,000
Pakistan-1,503,000
Mexico(1900-20)-1,417,000
Yugoslavia-1,072,000
Russia(1900-17)-1,066,000

http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH_C_MORTACRACIES.GIF

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2018, 05:45:58 PM »
That is not true.

Yep, if one was to name a profession, teachers would be the most dangerous....

But most are from friends, parents, kinfolks... Next is neighbors ... the closer a person can get to a kid the more likely for there to be problems.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-about-sex/201003/beyond-bad-apple-priests-who-the-pedophiles-really-are
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2018, 06:14:52 PM »
Godless pushing governments... deaths attributed to them.

Chinese communists-76,702,000
Soviet Union-61,911,000
German Nazis-17,000,000
Chinese Nationalists-10,214,000
Japanese militarists-5,890,000
China(Mao Soviets 1923-49)-3,466,000
Cambodia-2,035,000
Turkey-1,883,000
Vietnam-1,670,000(most after the war by communist)
North Korea-1,663,000
Poland-1,585,000
Pakistan-1,503,000
Mexico(1900-20)-1,417,000
Yugoslavia-1,072,000
Russia(1900-17)-1,066,000

http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH_C_MORTACRACIES.GIF

Good list.  I'll keep a copy of that.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2018, 08:46:06 AM »
They’re turning to this stuff for the same reasons people always have, and for the reason I was briefly intrigued in my early 20s.  If God isn’t in your life, you’re going to look elsewhere to try and fill that spiritual hole, to try and find some meaning.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2018, 09:04:39 AM »
Ouija Boards are touching kids in inappropriate ways?

I personally know of two people who were affected in dark—no other way to put it—ways by those things.   One of them was the girl my husband was dating before he met me (I knew her at that time, too). She was a normal person who got involved with Ouija boards and the occult.

  That stuff drove her crazy.  My sister-in-law said her personality changed—morose, miserable, talking about death.   She slammed her fists on my (now) husband’s head while he was sleeping and tried to choke him.  Then tore a screen out of a window and tore holes in another.  He decided he needed to leave before he got too angry—the girl jumped onto the hood of his car, screaming and clawing at the windshield.

That stuff is real as hell, no pun intended.


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