Subscribe

Archive for the ‘Religion’

Church

June 13, 2012 By: nooccar Category: holidays, Religion

In the mid 1980s I remember starting to attend a “Christian” church in Brentwood, PA. I went with my siblings and parents. This continued more or less for several years. Sometimes it felt like Sunday morning, this was what it was to do. Other times, I was way more into it. I would go to Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and then youth group other times. From about 12-16years old church youth group was my socialization. I met my first real girlfriend and my first crush there (not the same girl). I met a man, Jon Waters, who will still have a special place in my heart for my life even if we don’t actually talk (except FB stalking now)… he was my youth leader and later pastor. A few summers in a row we took a huge van to a youth camp in Coburg, Ontario, and I learned a lot about god, myself, other people at this camp. I learned scripture. I saw real miracles. The camp and experiences hold special places in my heart. Still.

For me, religion is a spiritual and private journey. My brother recently moved back to Pennsylvania and he’s been attending a great church near my parent’s home. This past Sunday he wanted me to attend, and I wondered if he expected me to make excuses why I couldn’t. Just because I do not attend church in AZ does not mean that I am not religious. So we went. It was very familiar. When I was young, I attended a church called Faith Community and this church also had that same name but the people and place were not the same. The music was similar but not the same songs. The friendliness was familiar. There were people there like me. There were people there that were like him. I enjoyed sharing that with him. I will return with him next Sunday and go while I am here on vacation.

Those Stickers…

July 27, 2006 By: nooccar Category: Miscelany, Politics, Religion, Work

Sitting in Starbuck’s with a colleague last night I had that feeling you get when someone is staring a hole through you. You know the one, where you’ve got a "Kick Me" sign on your back or a stringy booger grasping to the tip of your nose without you knowing. Looking across the room a skinny man with a bike messenger cap, orange shirt and short shorts was staring at my laptop. At one point he even hunched over since it was angled open. At this point I could just imagine him running over and slamming the lid closed and shouting obscenities at me and my opinions.

My laptop lid is covered in stickers. Maybe because the damn thing got scratched to hell and back over the years or maybe because I want to subtly tell people what I think. Now stickers like "It will be a great day when schools get the money they need and the air force needs to hold a Bake Sale to buy a Bomber" tell you a little about what I think of the military and politics, without jumping down your throat with my opinions. Or the other about television, parents and babysitters. Sometimes I fear telling people my opinions because their opinions may differ. I get tired, and I often think I write better than I can verbalize. Therefore, I’d rather write about my feelings, opinions, and desires. And sometimes I don’t even do that. Sometimes I just don’t. I keep them elsewhere and push them aside. But other times I go out and buy one of Those Stickers to just see who peers over their Venti-Iced-Fat-Free-No-Whip-White-Mocha-Add-a-Shot at my computer lid.

Finally!

June 29, 2006 By: turtlegirl Category: Adams, Religion

I finally posted my response to Devon’s Da Vinci Code perspective here.

Our baby graduates

June 01, 2006 By: nooccar Category: Claire, Religion, Work

Earlier today I picked Claire up from day care at the school
and as I pushed open the door to head out to the truck, I thought “My little
girl just graduated”. Now, I know it’s not like high school commencements or
her first professional job, but she did graduate from infant day care, her
first graduation ever. When we return in the fall, she will be in the toddler
room with some different kids and a different lady. The food is different, the
sleeping is different, the games are different, but I am still blessed to have
her at school with me each and every day.

As with anyone who watches your child who isn’t you, there
are things you don’t like. We have a schedule for her and expect people to
follow that schedule, and I realize that they have other kids, but the day care
workers can review my child’s schedule from time to time. They can open
earlier, which they’ve agreed to do. That’s good, since I always feel rushed
EVERY SINGLE morning! Now it looks like things will change.

Then we meet the new day care director, and why do people
think they need to declare their love for God to everyone they know. I
understand prostelyzing and how The Bible says to preach the Word to every
corner or the world, but give me a break. I really don’t know that many people
who don’t believe there’s something out there, and, frankly, I don’t care what
you call It. The new director comes in and tells us how much church means to
her. Now, tell me, HOW does this help her DO HER Job? Does this make her more
qualified? Does my school cross the line between church and state? No, they don’t.
So why do we need to know this?

The DaVinci Code – Donna’s perspective

May 30, 2006 By: turtlegirl Category: Adams, Religion, Reviews

Well, I see we have a new category now – religion. I wonder how many posts will have THAT link. OK, I will try to keep the sarcasm to a minimum in this post…

Well, it has taken me almost a month to write this post. Primarily because I do not look forward to sitting down and writing about my religion. I actually wish more people kept it to themselves so that I would stop hearing about church services and listening to gospel music at work… but perhaps that is another post. I think that religion is a personal matter. It is a belief system because nothing can ever actually be PROVEN. I am, as Devon suggested, a logic-based thinker and not a faith-based believer. (A John Locke verse Jack Shephard reference for LOST fans).

I did not read the The DaVinci Code book. I did like the movie. The acting could have been better, but I enjoyed the treasure hunting. However, the movie did actually prove to be beneficial. It gave Devon and I a chance to bring up a topic that we both adamantly avoid. I enjoyed reading Devon’s views and agree with almost everything he had to say – a first for our religious “differences”. I especially enjoyed the following from his post:
“I said I am eager to agree with most of it [the movie] wholeheartedly, not because I want to debunk organized religion but because I am more inclined to tailor things to my own separate, unrehashed beliefs. I believe in God and I have faith, but I am also skeptical of organized religion and know that man has corrupted God.”

I’m pretty sure that I believe in a god, and I think that this is primarily due to our culture. Culture makes this a necessity; people make you feel worthless or EVIL for suggesting that a god does not exist. I do not have a name for my god/ superior being/ etc. It is not my duty to CHOOSE a name for something that I (a human) can NEVER fully understand. I agree with Devon that man has corrupted religion. Man is fallible and it is not possible to interpret a being that is perfect.

That being said, I do find it interesting to watch movies to see how other people interpret historical facts and the effect on religion.

The DaVinci Code – Devon’s perspective

May 24, 2006 By: nooccar Category: Adams, Religion, Reviews

Donna and I procured a baby sitter (i.e. roped a friend into spending the evening at our house) and went to see The DaVinci Code Monday night. Three years ago we went on a ski trip with my parents, and my mother had just received this book for Christmas. I picked it up after hearing about it and devoured it. I then read Angels & Demons immediately, which I loved -especially when the Pope died last year.

The movie was really good and I didn’t even mind Tom Hank’s hair at all. A few differences bugged me (like Tatou stepping onto the pond and making that horrid joke outside Rosslyn Chapel) but overall it energized my whole notion of religion. 

Donna and I have always agreed to disagree on the topic, as I am more religious than she is. But that’s partially her being a rational, pragmatic being and my not being one. Anyway, on the way home she asked what I thought of the ideology of the film and book. I said I am eager to agree with most of it wholeheartedly, not because I want to debunk organized religion but because I am more inclined to tailor things to my own separate, unrehashed beliefs. I believe in God and I have faith, but I am also skeptical of organized religion and know that man has corrupted God.

I believe the scared feminine (to steal Langdon’s term, or was it Brown’s?) was suppressed by the Church. I know that the Big JC could have a blood line. So what? Good for him. Wouldn’t you want that to happen? How can we ever move towards a second coming and no evolution and mutation of religion without some jumping off place. Religion is antiquated as it stands, and I can say that. I’ve been there. I’ve been zealous in my church going before and now I don’t go. My church lies in my heart and I don’t believe I am a heretic for saying so. I play the games because what I believe and what I feel is what works for me and my relationship with "God". And in someways, I think my wife and I have come to a closer conclusion than ever.

On another note, when my father saw this movie this weekend, he fell asleep. Later on the way home, he turned to my mum and said "I must’ve fallen asleep during the part where they traveled to Rome."


  • ieee eia 12207 download
  • drive formatter download
  • download game yugioh โหลดเกมยูกิโอ าค kaiba
  • download bbc asian network player
  • download confessions from a holiday camp movie
  • ucp anticheat ru download
  • download font univers 67 bold condensed
  • download sabik tagalog movie
  • download free loft games
  • download assistant chrome store
  • download cmi8738 lx
  • data integrator oracle download
  • kaskus download apk
  • abre los ojos download free
  • jogos de caça para download
  • download your black ops emblem
  • download vybz like christmas
  • bob play for keeps download mp3
  • blue's clues theme download
  • download sunrise norah jones
  • download half crazy musiq soulchild
  • download jw.org app
  • lloyd cupid download nl
  • download vb6 runtime for windows 7
  • suicidal massacre download
  • natural dread killaz naturalnie download
  • cultures 2 download
  • download stranded master of the woods
  • how to download tagged
  • download teeth 2007 torent
  • ipod 2 ipod download
  • download alif satar lelaki seperti aku
  • download maro charitra
  • download ccna exam dumps
  • drake thank me later download rar
  • tangled download songs
  • thalia bücher download
  • download samsung 2g tool v3.4.0071
  • download ferrari challenge trofeo pirelli ps3
  • free download abba winner takes it all
  • java download administrator
  • download ov7 primera fila dvd
  • egydown internet download manager 6
  • naruto shippuden download subtitles
  • free download cfosspeed 5.0
  • download resident evil archives zero
  • yacht navigator mobile 3.0 download
  • download zabbix red hat
  • akira subbed download
  • download boydpod bittersweet once in a lifetime concert
  • nciku dictionary android download
  • fast fcp veeam download
  • download lagu gecko abadi
  • ftdi treiber windows 7 download
  • download gia lap nebula
  • 3707133174
  • download system preferences leopard
  • download cibmall point hack
  • pentax photo laboratory download
  • download newest veetle
  • download the torture papers
  • download carnival tycoon
  • download ann margret slowly
  • naruto shippuden 278 vostfr download
  • elite squadron psp download
  • age of empires download completo
  • tekkit download for windows 8
  • bertha amado download
  • graph dope boy download
  • download wgm leeteuk sub thai
  • tenacious d kickapoo mp3 download free
  • fleet foxes remix download
  • youtube lieder download handy
  • treiber dwl- g520 download
  • download audio dope ii
  • download gratis sempre ao seu lado
  • download applet java 10.5 update 2
  • ntr wallpapers free download
  • sergio buarque de holanda download
  • mac os x 10.5 download itunes
  • 1729731261
  • download green ranger flute
  • free download jinitiator latest version
  • download 85th academy awards
  • internet download manager key register
  • download net nanny 6.0 full
  • download festa ivete sangalo mp3
  • download disclosure mixmag
  • free download rachel zoe project
  • download dungeons and dragons livro do jogador 4.0
  • gorillaz clint eastwood download hulk
  • download autocad 2004 français
  • avid download manager safari
  • download bombay bicycle club little talks
  • download highway of endless dreams
  • download aao huzoor lounge safari remix
  • elias silva download conte comigo
  • download mp3 grimes oblivion
  • older oovoo download for mac
  • download templates joomla 2.5
  • download spartacus.s02e09.hdtv. x264 asap
  • free download pronunciation power 1 2
  • download double take austin and ally
  • momentos victor manuel download
  • prototype 2 pkg download
  • download pain theme
  • download snell clinical anatomy free
  • misfits s01e05 direct download
  • download karen clark sheard the heavens are telling
  • download genie timeline home 2.1
  • download cobalah mengerti sean mp3
  • download cuteftp filehippo
  • download seis razões para matar dublado
  • download ncis baltimore
  • captive prince download
  • download poker machines games
  • eudora 3.0 download
  • download linux per eeepc 4g
  • download lien khuc duong ngoc thai
  • nokia image hider download
  • download power amc 15
  • bombay bronx album download
  • little snitch installer download
  • pose file reference download
  • download mimpi indah apit
  • 4636636598
  • download cabinet solutions
  • download bunga hitam lintas agama
  • antares autotune zip download
  • download tema bb gemini jad
  • coraline doll pattern download
  • savita bhabhi goa episode download
  • mob wives download
  • sejarah nkri download
  • 9085740942
  • download teknik bermain sepak bola
  • veena songs download free
  • promax 3.2 download
  • download lula avi
  • wcf ria rc2 download
  • sos help for emotions download
  • download luna online private server
  • sonic generations download wii
  • download crysis graphic mods
  • download superlab 2.0
  • download tagging photos
  • jumi mouse download mac
  • independence day ost download
  • a320 ground school download
  • grad spava mp3 download
  • cookie monsta set download
  • download sound efek alam
  • download pitstop pro 10 for mac
  • english pronunciation guide download free
  • wang xin ling song download
  • the awakening chopin download
  • python 2.6 pycrypto download
  • download assassin john mayer free
  • download tsunami codec pack
  • echo ono pontiak download
  • sean kingston download zip
  • download mp3 megalomaniac incubus
  • dotnetfx 3.5 sp1 download full
  • download lil wayne always strapped mp3
  • download 90s r&b mix
  • download ps3 jailbreak mod chip image
  • download aero mouse pointers
  • download delphi 7 borland
  • gravity jason chen download zip
  • film download johnny english
  • namassuka special 02 download
  • 5586678510
  • download de olhos bem fechados dublado avi
  • burnin lootin download
  • download joseph vincent best love song
  • battlestar galactica season 3 download free
  • harti download cs 1.6
  • kidd nordhavn download
  • download eea3 application form
  • largo dos leoes download
  • download tradução quake 4
  • seni melipat napkin download percuma
  • download classic wii games
  • download wifi driver
  • cpp ppt download
  • download boeing 777 for fsx demo
  • citroen dispatch wiring diagram download
  • download mountains images
  • brochure templates free download eps
  • photek fact mix download
  • download yes you live mario biondi
  • download attack of the crab monsters
  • download dominion rules
  • argentina quiere cantar download
  • hummingbird bakery pdf download
  • download jumper 720p
  • download plesk crack
  • download kodak easyshare software italiano
  • download fontes com serifa
  • download kate e leopold dublado
  • senhor sim download
  • download digimon episodes japanese
  • imessage mac direct download
  • download video khanh phuong
  • lexmark intuition s505 download
  • joomla download 1.6 free download
  • brodka varsovie download chomikuj
  • nokia 7310 firmware download
  • download nikki webster strawberry kisses
  • download empire total war mods
  • natrang marathi songs download ajay atul
  • bitter ejb download
  • download dvdrip life of pi
  • download rugrats theme song free
  • download solaris 11.1
  • save2pc download for free
  • free download of shyamal mitra bengali songs
  • ffmpeg devel download
  • download x men evolution 4
  • notturno bus download
  • forfiles download server 2003
  • download kendrick lamar section 80
  • download lagu aankhein khuli hon ya
  • download hurricane the hush sound
  • download video muara kasih bunda
  • mtn f@stlink hsdpa modem.exe download
  • download akinator per nokia 5800 xpressmusic
  • download payphone boyce avenue
  • download gratis juz 30
  • download humdum mere maan bhi jao remix parachute
  • 9440935123
  • download driver rtl8171eh-cg gigabit ethernet controller
  • download your hotmail
  • download contemporary india 2
  • download netgear wnr1000 software
  • guitar hero brazukas download iso
  • addictive drummer free download
  • 1631547473
  • star trek pdf download
  • free download irene cara what a feeling
  • 801 underground download the used
  • guilty gear x demo download
  • burlesque acupuncture download
  • download linux yellow dog 6.2 ps3
  • punto 40 download
  • ambition download leak
  • 5662627166
  • download notifier gmail
  • download pen tool sai free
  • download ivete sangalo festa
  • 123 3gp download
  • license to pawn ebook download
  • earthworm jim super nintendo download
  • hysteria project 2 ipa download
  • gwen stefani sweet escape download free
  • emma coverage download
  • fard reich und schön download free
  • download you aint neva gotta ask
  • download daily planner template
  • tibco tool download
  • download mp3 ada yang saat tiba
  • download sertifikat format word
  • download xlive for batman arkham asylum
  • kokilamma telugu movie free download
  • download ebook lược sử thời gian
  • net framework v4.o.30319 free download
  • 3.60 keys download
  • praf in ochi discografie download
  • weka download windows free
  • download de msn windows live
  • download questa lunga storia d'amore
  • skype conference download free
  • piosenka smackdown download
  • free download of igi 3
  • manuale cubase sx3 italiano download
  • free download kalafina album
  • fruits basket dvd download
  • download endank soekamti happy birthday
  • track nation download
  • download videoclip sandu ciorba ciuhaila
  • download human molecular genetics tom strachan
  • sms box apk download
  • vaccines band download
  • download speed rated
  • download disney starstruck soundtrack
  • download via mc'97 modem controller
  • download pkm moi nhat
  • canon pixma ix5000 driver download
  • android 2.2 froyo download pc
  • systools export notes download
  • chrome download manager replacement
  • download young jeezy 103 free
  • unk walk it out download free
  • blur download links
  • party ability bars download
  • xlsx download compatibility pack
  • download fullmetal alchemist english dub free
  • the girl with the dragon tattoo bt download
  • download htkk phien ban moi
  • 9646232034
  • a ressaca download blogspot
  • free download jimmy neutron theme song
  • fiel mim eyshila download
  • download reload every for mac
  • swu kanye west download
  • download standing on the shore empire of the sun
  • download satisfaction club mix
  • diem nguyen download
  • primer print download
  • download urdu translation of quran in pdf
  • enredo vai vai 2011 download
  • download juan magan some love
  • lvl up grand chase download
  • ilíada de homero download em portugues
  • eyedea monster inside me download
  • download dirty emoticons for iphone
  • download naruto shippuden 220 bahasa indonesia
  • bajka tomek i przyjaciele download
  • download mp3 bondan prakoso cahya cinta sejati
  • hammond orgel download
  • download plex samsung app
  • cygwin 4.3.4 download
  • download audio controller für multimedia
  • wap download code
  • darmowe gry download online
  • 808 drums download
  • andante et allegro ropartz download
  • download multiple youtube videos 2012
  • download netbus 1.70 by cf
  • mina moj lepi download
  • download oraçao banda mais bonita
  • varsity jacket template psd download
  • download soch alvida
  • oscam web interface download
  • download ramdev pir bhajan