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The secular holiday
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:36:05 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 04:45:35 PM »
Nothing.  I was thinking about what else today is - π day.

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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 05:20:38 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 05:33:41 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

That's really disgusting. You should not have mentioned it.
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 05:34:54 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.
I hate to tell you. If you didn't already realize.  America has gone secular.  The churches have lost power and even hospitals have transformed in a decade.  The RCC lost a big foot hold on health care. Sold all there hospitals to pay off law suits.  Sex allegations.
The churches mission has been hijacked by secular medicine and politics.  The church use to run all these organizations, but they have been taken over unfortunately. Look around. They no longer exist.

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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 05:48:54 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.
I hate to tell you. If you didn't already realize.  America has gone secular.  The churches have lost power and even hospitals have transformed in a decade.  The RCC lost a big foot hold on health care. Sold all there hospitals to pay off law suits.  Sex allegations.
The churches mission has been hijacked by secular medicine and politics.  The church use to run all these organizations, but they have been taken over unfortunately. Look around. They no longer exist.

Please, tell me more about the society in which my family has lived for 300 years.
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 06:03:28 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.
I hate to tell you. If you didn't already realize.  America has gone secular.  The churches have lost power and even hospitals have transformed in a decade.  The RCC lost a big foot hold on health care. Sold all there hospitals to pay off law suits.  Sex allegations.
The churches mission has been hijacked by secular medicine and politics.  The church use to run all these organizations, but they have been taken over unfortunately. Look around. They no longer exist.

My comment didn't mention the Catholic church. The American cultural milieu arose from English and German traditions in which Catholicism paid little to no role. If there is a religious component to American culture (of the old sort: I must take care to specify that I don't mean the modern "culture," which is nothing of the sort), it would in the main be English Low Church. The influx of Catholic peoples wouldn't come until much later.
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 06:06:17 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.
I hate to tell you. If you didn't already realize.  America has gone secular.  The churches have lost power and even hospitals have transformed in a decade.  The RCC lost a big foot hold on health care. Sold all there hospitals to pay off law suits.  Sex allegations.
The churches mission has been hijacked by secular medicine and politics.  The church use to run all these organizations, but they have been taken over unfortunately. Look around. They no longer exist.

Please, tell me more about the society in which my family has lived for 300 years.
Unfortunately we become acclimated without realizing it. If its ok with you than. You know how the saying goes.

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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 06:19:15 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

That's really disgusting. You should not have mentioned it.
And during Lent.   :o
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 06:38:17 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

That's really disgusting. You should not have mentioned it.
And during Lent.   :o
when one should feast on spiritual, rational steaks.
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 08:56:51 PM »
Nothing.  I was thinking about what else today is - π day.
Yep.

Unfortunately e day got no press, and only comes around once a century. 2/7/18  8)
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 09:05:52 PM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.

Yeah, they should cope with their frustrations in the healthy and holy ways of our ancestors!


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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 02:44:43 AM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.
I hate to tell you. If you didn't already realize.  America has gone secular.  The churches have lost power and even hospitals have transformed in a decade.  The RCC lost a big foot hold on health care. Sold all there hospitals to pay off law suits.  Sex allegations.
The churches mission has been hijacked by secular medicine and politics.  The church use to run all these organizations, but they have been taken over unfortunately. Look around. They no longer exist.

Please, tell me more about the society in which my family has lived for 300 years.
Unfortunately we become acclimated without realizing it. If its ok with you than. You know how the saying goes.

While evidently there are others whose abysmal ignorance requires no such passage of time.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2018, 02:48:30 AM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.

Yeah, they should cope with their frustrations in the healthy and holy ways of our ancestors!

Like finding someone of a different skin color and beating him to death for being in the wrong part of town after sunset. :angel:

As tho to be American consists of nothing more than a choice between endorsing a holiday for oral sex or engaging in racial violence. You do your forefathers a disfavor.
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2018, 02:55:51 AM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.

Yeah, they should cope with their frustrations in the healthy and holy ways of our ancestors!

Like finding someone of a different skin color and beating him to death for being in the wrong part of town after sunset. :angel:

As tho to be American consists of nothing more than a choice between endorsing a holiday for oral sex or engaging in racial violence. You do your forefathers a disfavor.

I didn't say it did. I'm just pointing out your usual silly romancticism, as though previous generations were automatically superior or didn't have any problem behaviors of their own.
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Re: The secular holiday
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2018, 03:07:52 AM »
Today is steak and b$%$ j$% day here in the US. I was unaware but its seems to be a holiday off shoot of Valentine's. What do you-all thing of it?

I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now.

Yeah, they should cope with their frustrations in the healthy and holy ways of our ancestors!

Like finding someone of a different skin color and beating him to death for being in the wrong part of town after sunset. :angel:

As tho to be American consists of nothing more than a choice between endorsing a holiday for oral sex or engaging in racial violence. You do your forefathers a disfavor.

I didn't say it did. I'm just pointing out your usual silly romancticism, as though previous generations were automatically superior or didn't have any problem behaviors of their own.

Your opinion of me isn't pertinent, but you did a very poor job expressing it if that's what that post was supposed to do. Now why don't you take another look at my response --

"I think you're (innocently) insulting Americans by mistaking grotesque marketing gags for our culture. I wish there were an easy way to enlighten immigrants to the fact that Americans two or three generations ago were much more like your home country's old folks than like your impression of Americans now."

-- and see if this time you can manage something apposite. If you can't, we both know it's not because you suffer from a shortage of words.
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Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are near them you feel ecstatic and very happy