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  •  LOL!! (31+ / 0-)

    That says so much.  

    I was raised Catholic (but have not been once since I was 13 in 1968 or so)  

    There are many good things in Catholic doctrine, but mysogyny seems to overwhelm much of the good sometimes.

    I'm from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner Wing of the Democratic Party!

    by TomP on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 08:23:26 AM PST

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    •  OT but given your sig: Eric Schneiderman on (9+ / 0-)

      Rachel Maddow last night was so terrific that I decided my dream presidential ticket some time in the future is Elizabeth Warren for President, Eric Schneiderman for Vice-President.
      It's just a dream and it's a bit silly, but it makes me happy.

      We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

      by Tamar on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 08:35:24 AM PST

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    •  Ha, Tom same boat for me. (2+ / 0-)
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      When I graduated Catholic grammar school (8th grade 1968) that was the end of the hipocracy (I felt) for me. I think back to the Confirmation ceremony. When the child is (supposedly old enough to make a decision for him/her self to become a soldier of God. Yea, I could just see if I told Monsenior Martin I did not 'choose' to be confirmed. I would have have experience my 'freedom of choice' via being dragged by the ear to my mom reconsider my errant ways! HA!

      I used to have hope. Now I just see most Dem's audacity in maintaining the corporate status quo... UPDATED: With OWS, I now feel hopeful again! May the OWS movement strengthen, grow and become a catalyst for significant change.

      by davekro on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 08:43:01 AM PST

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      •  Heh (2+ / 0-)
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        Fast forward about 20 years and there's me, making the 'adult decision' to become a confirmed catholic despite my atheism.

        Good job mom and dad. That really taught me a lot about the world. Specifically, those in power can make you do something you don't want to do, but they can't (yet) get into your mind.

        I don't think that was their intent.

      •  When I was confirmed (1+ / 0-)
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        I honestly had no idea what it meant and didn't care.  It was just something that we did.  At the time I was a huge Dark Shadows fan so I chose Angelique as my Confirmation name.  If they only knew. :D

        I finally decided to let my agnostic hair down and rebelled in 8th grade as well.  We had to do a term paper on a religion of our choice.  I chose Satanism and scored an A.  Heh.

      •  When I was confirmed in 1986, (0+ / 0-)

        I was still pretty well ensconced in the Church, but the rumblings of questions were present. It would take a few more years for the questions to percolate and a few more for me to leave.

        But at the time, it was almost like a little club, so I sort of thought, why not..

        I chose my middle-school basketball coach as my sponsor. He'd been a pretty cool mentor to me for a few years, and his family seemed to like me. His son was a year younger than me and we were pretty good friends for a few fleeting years.

        The relationship between confirmee and sponsor is supposed to be a pretty special one, and it was for a while. But now that I've long since left the church (and left town), I feel pretty awkward on the rare occasion I run into him. He's still a nice guy, and it's probably fine, but his family's still pretty Catholic in a town where that's important to a lot of people, and I'm pretty sure his wife is a bit disappointed in me in that weird way some parental-types can be decades after you've stopped really mattering in each others lives.

        Anyway, I'd love to just sit and talk Celtics when I run into him, but instead it's weird and uncomfortable and we both feel it. Sort of bums me out.

        And my baby's my common sense, so don't feed me planned obsolescence.

        by vadasz on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 12:46:00 PM PST

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