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    The "free market" is a cruel myth.
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  1. Btw, T-Bone, I very much enjoy that you and I can bounce ideas off of each other and come up with a bigger understanding.
  2. IMO, that male/female dichotomy is changing. Men "socialized to be more independent" are, too often, becoming the examples of toxic masculinity. But I love the imagery of people willing to take risks about their view of God and religion graduating. For a number of years, I've considered that Wierwille's view of God and the bible was far too narrow. He talked about his God being big, but he acted as if God wasn't really so big. Chipping away at him until he fits in a particular box. That box, of course, was the size of his ego. That's one big give away on why The Way International wa
  3. I realize this is anecdotal and not based on aggregated data, but I wonder for how many of you this might ring true. From a 2/25/2021 Twitter post from a young minister, @Caitlin J. Stout A friend asked the other day what percentage of people I went to youth group with “deconstructed” and what percentage remained evangelical. As I thought about it, I realized that for the most part it was the kids who took their faith the most seriously who eventually walked away.
  4. What a wonderful article. Thanks T-Bone.
  5. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. In Romans 5:3-4, as I understand it now, Paul articulates that process of developing our authentic self.
  6. The museum idea came to me because of events last year around the country regarding removal of confederate monuments, which became a controversial issue. During a zoom meetup with historians facilitated by the Arizona Historical Society, some of them opposed removal. Others recommended the artifacts be preserved in museums dedicated to putting them in historical context so people now and in the future would better understand the changing times in our country. I'm all for preserving them, despite twi's practice of burning books and other objects they consider dangerous. Putting twi (and o
  7. Thanks T-Bone. Methinks you told the your story of how sunesis worked in your head in this situation. Thanks for sharing that insight.
  8. They belong in a museum for cult symbols... that's what your display is, right?
  9. Not an endorsement of their message, but these gals are much more enjoyable to watch than the Renewed Mind singers.
  10. YES! Shortcuts for our brain! Cognitive dissonance that festered, perhaps, to ultimately free you from the power of twi symbols.
  11. An enlightening and very legitimate inquiry. From wikipedia, "A symbol is a mark, sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences. All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas, or visual images and are used to convey other ideas and beliefs. For example, a red octagon is a common [virtually universal] symbol
  12. That's why twi is barely hanging on by a thread.
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