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...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her


June 24th, 2001

ummm...yeahhh.... @ 04:10 am

Current Mood: ecstatic

so I went to rent a movie tonight, and noticed that Twisted Metal Dark just hit the shelves. So I picked up the latest Julia Stiles flick (I have the hots for that woman...) and TMD. And DAMN! I'll be purchasing that thing after church tomorrow (church is next door to Best Buy, conveniently enough...) GO BUY THIS GAME!!!! SO FUCKING COOL. And the best thing about it is it's easily dark enough to deserve the 'M' rating. The first level takes place in this giant junkyard, like the first level in TM4, only on crack cocaine. Ignoring the issues of graphics and sound being from an entirely different universe, much less planet, the fact is the game is just cool. There are innocent junkyard workers and gang members and shit running all over the place trying to figure out why they are suddenly in vietnam, circa 1978. And you can shoot them, mow them down, or whatever. That's their sole raison d'etre! Tread grease! And it's FOUR IN THE MORNING!!!! I HAVE CHURCH SO FUCKING SOON!!!!! AAAHHHHHHH!
 
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From:chyee
Date:June 24th, 2001 10:55 am (UTC)

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Which Julia Stiles movie didja pick up? Was it 'Save the Last Dance?'
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From:hawk
Date:June 24th, 2001 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Ayup. Cute film. Worked too hard in too many directions, so it was kind of thematically schitzo, but it was entertaining. And I got to watch Julia Stiles. So it's all good.
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From:saywa
Date:June 24th, 2001 01:02 pm (UTC)
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Church! Pfffftttt!! Mmmmmm Jesus! Did I say anything? *falls over*
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From:hawk
Date:June 24th, 2001 01:56 pm (UTC)
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David Burton, attorney, Deist, and a co-founder of the new group is quoted as saying: "The Unitarian tradition...draws inspiration and sustenance from the divine. But Unitarian Universalism as it's practiced today is almost devoid of religious content....Atheists and theists can't be in the same religion." He added that most attendees at the Virginia meeting were Unitarian Christians. He said: "Jesus is central to their religion. In most UU congregations, if you got up and started talking about Jesus, you'd be run out on a rail...The UUA is extremely intolerant."
::polishes rail with a distressing gleam in his eye::
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From:saywa
Date:June 24th, 2001 04:13 pm (UTC)

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Mmkay...now what was all that in English?
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From:ldygabilan
Date:June 24th, 2001 07:35 pm (UTC)
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He's an Atheist and yet he goes to church, I still don't understand that. He attempted to explain it to me but I said it just defeats the purpose of being an Atheist. BAH ON THE FACE OF ORGANIZED RELIGIONS!
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From:saywa
Date:June 24th, 2001 08:07 pm (UTC)

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Now that's some stupid shit. Atheist believe in nothing. Not in Heaven or Hell...not in a higher power. Yet...he's going to church? Alllllllllrighty. Talk about a waist of time...
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From:hawk
Date:June 24th, 2001 10:34 pm (UTC)
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=)...well, I quite agree, for the most part. I attend the Unitarian Universalist church in the area. I have been going for a month to try it out. From what I've seen so far I'll probably stay for a while. This is the first time in my life I've ever attended church of any kind except under extreme duress. The deal is the UU's are religious liberals. This means that a lot of the congregation is Agnostic or Atheist, and that's totally fine. There is no dogma. Each person is encouraged (perhaps even expected) to think about and concretize their own credo to the best of their ability, simply in the interest of 'spiritual' growth (for lack of a better adjective). But the church is really just a community for people who want the community that a church would provide but not the enforced worldviews and spiritual/theological norms. Sermons are not about 'god', or any particular religion, except in the context of education. Some sermons occasionally cite interesting passages of the Bible or Qu'ran, or other religious texts, but these books are treated like any other book, not like canon. So it's just a nice community for people to gather and share joys and sadnesses and discuss the questions and issues that are hard to discuss in other settings, for whatever reason, or just don't come up. Plus they have a choir, which is cool. The quote I threw at you amuses me because, though probably in indirect citation of an opponent of the church, it does indicate that the UU are not about enforcing a set of beliefs on their constituents. UU is all about freedom, and tolerance. My only objection so far is that the baseline average for a UU member may be even more liberal than me!, which is saying something... But I can handle that. I'd rather be around people I consider too liberal than people I consider too conservative. 'Zat make any more sense?
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From:saywa
Date:June 24th, 2001 10:38 pm (UTC)

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I spose
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From:hawk
Date:June 26th, 2001 09:49 am (UTC)
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note my reply to aaron...
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From:hawk
Date:June 24th, 2001 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Ack!!!

Pfffffffbbllbllttttt!!!! Ack!!!
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From:chyee
Date:June 24th, 2001 09:29 pm (UTC)

You're a superstar!

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John, will you explain it to me?

I think it's GREAT that you're going to church.
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From:hawk
Date:June 24th, 2001 10:09 pm (UTC)

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I was acting on the assumption that Sarah was alluding to Bloom County. Could'a been wrong, tho.
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From:hawk
Date:June 24th, 2001 10:10 pm (UTC)

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If you mean the church stuff...read my reply (forthcoming) to gab and saywah...
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From:saywa
Date:June 24th, 2001 10:29 pm (UTC)

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You are SO cute! OH my god I want to bite you!! Heehee
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From:aaron
Date:June 24th, 2001 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Y'know.. there's something strange and interesting from hearing John Hawkins say "After Church" when refering to himself....
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From:hawk
Date:June 26th, 2001 09:46 am (UTC)
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Honestly, more than you know. Fact of the matter is I may not decide to stay with it in the long run simply because I feel kind of drawn to political activism with groups like the American Atheists, and I think that kind of activism might create a conflict of interest if I remained a UU. For the moment, though, it's not an issue. And in an ideal world, I could do both comfortably. Hard to say, at this point.

...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her