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I am glad that there are reasonable people who believe in God. Not to long ago, I was going to a Christian organization at my school, I have lots of friends there, but I no longer believe what they believe. Lots of the people there think that homosexuals are going to hell, which I do not believe, and I wish I can chage their minds about what they believe. What made me change my mind, ans leave Christianity, wasthat I looked onthe internet and saw all of the bad things that Christianity has done, and I read the Old Testament, some of it anyway since I could never get into, and found it appalling when I stated to think about it. I am still living a moral life and feel that Jesus had lots of good ideas, but I am no longer Christian. I think that now I am Deist, but I'm not sure. I wish my friends would stop acting all fanatic and everything. have any suggestions about talking to them?
Williamstown, KY USA - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 21:55:50 (PST)
I Couldn't say it Better than Our Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. I am appalled by the Religious Reich. THey are a potential Holacaust wanting to happen. That is why they hate that we have Civil Rights and fight them like a pack of rabid dogs. Have you noticed how their's is a non-stop Rhetoric of Hate. Pat Robertson and Falwell remind me of those film clips of Hitler when he was frothing at the mouth about the evil Jews. Only with our American Fanatics it is 75% plus of the population: ProChoice people (65%), Gays (10%), Feminists (any woman who has to work 50%), ACLU members, People foor the American Way etc. Vote em out in 2004!!!! "The Christian god can be easily pictured as virtually the same as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of the people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites." [Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to his nephew, Peter Carr]
WA USA - Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 21:19:03 (PST)
Great site you have here!
USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 22:11:46 (PST)
you might think it odd to see an entry from australia here but the fact is that in australia there are also pockets where local governments see themselves above the law and are intimately tied to a local church. for those of you who are interested there is a book by an american called 'collectivism in the church(es?) - forgive me. i don't have the book with me so i'm only going on memory. the book came out in the late 50s i think, possibly early 60s. anyway it basically talks about the protestant church in america falling under the hands of very skilled socialists, who have infiltrated every facet of US and world officialdom through the church. of great interest in this book is an assertion that the World council of Churches (in the 50s) had an agenda of wanting to achieve a large number of things. it is very eerie to see that now, some 50 years later, many of their bold goals have been fulfilled. but i would suggest that you do NOT believe me. rather, read it for yourself. it was a very big eye opener for me. i am not an atheist since i do actually believe in god. what i don't believe is that anyone should be worshipping the church rather than god, and i feel this is what is happening. this is actually a very very frightening situation. remember, we are not going to heaven for what group we belong to. If we go, it will be on each individuals own merit. thank you for your time. rols
roland boehme <email@example.com>
perth, australia - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 06:27:51 (PST)
If I want to express myself topless, I should be able to! Do you agree?
Stow, OH USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 04:23:29 (PST)
Thanks for visiting.
Bristol, USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 21:36:44 (PST)
Keep up the good work of defending God against the slander of the Calvanists.
KS USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 06:34:44 (PST)
Happy New Year!
Bristol, VA USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 14:33:49 (PST)
what i dont understand is why the Weavers were singled out. All they wanted was to be left alone. This goes to show how ignorant our US. Government is. They will shoot and kill a 14 year old, a mother with a child and a family pet. Yet , The Govt. wont infiltrate Pimps, Drug dealers and Illegal immigrants working in our country. Why is it OK for black rappers to talk about pimping, killing, and drug use and its allowed on the radio? Why is it OK for Mtv to put shows where teens are having sex (Undressed) and other sick immoral stuff? Why is it Ok for Drug use to go on in night clubs and raves? Why is white power music not allowed to be sold in stores? Wake up people. We let other people take all the rights and we are silenced and killed as whites. "What about freedom in this world today, What about freedom, what am I allwoed to say?"- lyric by Ian Stuart Donaldson. Rest in peace Samuel and Vicki Weaver!
Pa. USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 09:52:48 (PST)
you have got to be shittin me?
Joel Rackley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Harrisburg, pa USA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 20:21:28 (PST)
Wonderful. People across the nation are waking up to just another procession of Fanatics that have left a trail of blood, cruelty, and persecution of thiose who use their reaason. The last time the Religious right were in the Government they were burning people at the stake. I believe God is too good to take that book of cruelty and evil--the Bible to be the word of God. Happy is he that dasheth the infants against the stones.Ezekial Hitler Maybe.
Linda Potter <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 11:23:40 (PST)
Thank you for comment Andreas, I've made changes regarding you concerns. You are correct, most Christians are not "fundies"
See the following changes at Why fundamentalists are cults As far as this ROTC nutcase, he is a fundie. Finally for those I call "fundies" the writings of Bishop John Shelby Spong called Intolerant Right should settle who that is.
Lewis Loflin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bristol, VA USA - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 08:18:17 (PDT)
I'm going to be upfront, I'm christian and I belong to a conservative church (not quite fundamentalist though...) While I found your site absolutely fascinating and an intersting point of view, I fear that you tend to push the point too far or make inferences that cannot always be justified on the basis of the evidence you present. For example, some of your "fundie quotes" don't seem to have any reference to fundamentalist christians at all! What does an ROTC officer's comments on discrimination have to do with fundamentalism? Likewise, your rather detailed description of a cult? The page is entitled "Why Christian Fundamentalists are Cults", and yet then proceeds to only describe what a cult is, providing no analysis nor comparison with case-studies of christian fundamentalist churches. While I do not contest that there are bad examples and that there do exist those who choose to pervert the aims of Christianity, I do contest that these people are the majority or hold the power. If you intend to prove this, then I ask that you provide a more consistent argument using appropriate evidence to back it up. As it stands, the scatter-gun approach of "proof-by-example" is a poor method of argument.
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:36:17 (PDT)
I wanted to say that I appreciate all the valuable information available on this website. I was especially interested in the section on Dr. Bob Jones. I transfered out of Bob Jones Univesrity a couple years ago (despite the fact that attendance at the college is a family tradition) because I found its policies and beliefs to be ridiculous dogma. Now, I consider myself to be a deist, and I am much happier and confident in my beliefs than I ever was in the fundamentalist world... I think that the religious right loses its most promising young people because of the fundamentalists' unreasonable ideas and teachings (and the sexism and racism doesn't help much either). Thanks again for this informative website. And may we never become the evil we see in others, and always be compassionate to all.
Greenville, SC USA - Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 18:15:55 (PDT)
Highly interesting site. Thank you for building it. It is important to know what your enemy is up to. Regards, Herman
Herman ten Klooster <email@example.com>
Netherlands - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 15:41:17 (PDT)
Thanks for this site -- we need more like it. I have relatives in Alabama. Over the past ten years: -- BMW has built a factory in SC -- Nissan has built, and is now expanding, a factory in Middle Tennessee -- Mercedes has a factory near Birmingham, AL and Honda is building their world's largest assembly plant in the small town of Lincoln, AL. In the meantime, what do we get in the Tri-Cities' area? Telephone call centers, a molding plant, and more $7.00 an hour jobs at Bristol Compressor. Meanwhile, SC, AL, and Middle TN are bringing in $15 - $21 an hour jobs. I laugh out loud every time I drive past the Bristol sign -- "A Good Place To Live" -- what a joke. I retired from the Army and moved here in 1996. We will be gone in another 18 months or sooner.
Joe Schlatter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bristol, TN USA - Friday, October 12, 2001 at 05:00:01 (PDT)
I don't agree with your definitions of deism, but I still think that this website was well worth my time.
USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 20:09:57 (PDT)
At last, there are others who agree with my opinions of Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee!! I am a Bristol native whom was forced to leave my hometown after I finished school. The reason, I couldnt get a job that paid above minimum wage. After living four years in Ohio, I decided to try and move back home. To my surprise I discovered that things have only gotten worse. I have over 4 years of professional business experience, and am very educated. After 3 months of trying, the best job that I was offered was $7 per hour as a telephone operator. Is that even above the poverty level? When I declined I was informed by the hiring manager that I was an ingrate and that he knew of "hundreds" of other people who would work for that amount. $7 per hour is over 85% less than any job that I have ever held in Cincinnati. I dearly wanted to move back to the tri-cities, but found the economic situation so bad and the level of radical fundamentalist christian dogma that so controls all aspects of the region has spewed out of control. It is a beautiful region, the mountains are awe inspiring. But it has simply gotten much more backwards since my departure. The region continues to decay into poverty and ignorance, while most educated young people continue to vacate the region. My parents lost there jobs of over 30 plus years at Raytheon and Electrolux in Bristol and were forced to move, at near retirement age, 2000 miles westward to start a new life. Despite all the hardship they experienced, the loss of thier retirement plans and home, they said that leaving Bristol was the best thing they had ever done. Obviously, I won't be moving back home any time soon. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation?
Ken Stanley <email@example.com>
Cincinnati , OH USA - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 13:15:08 (PDT)
How do they define dancing anyway? Is it movement synchronized with a beat? Is there a loophole there? Are you dancing if you've got no rhythm?
A Ivchenko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NJ USA - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 12:15:41 (PDT)
Keep up the good work. There is nothing wrong with dancing, it is a celebration of life, and a joyous thing to God.
USA - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 10:25:24 (PDT)
What excellent work! I do hope you'd consider adding a link to our website. We've done quite a bit of sociological research into these churches and come to one conclusion: they're evil. Keep it up!
Darryl X. <email@example.com>
Noway, MS USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 07:28:46 (PDT)
My fellow Americans (Hi!); no more will We tolerate the fascism of Christianity! I have been told that Jesus Christ was the brainchild of Josephus Flavius, but in actuallity He was a Roman who went by the name of Arrius Calpurnius Piso; Hillel the Pharisee is the one whose teachings that the creator of Jesus ripped off from. You'll find this and more if you log on to the "Roman Piso Homepage" on yahoo.com! And let me say, "E Publis Enum (sic)." See'ya -
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Cincinnati, OH USA - Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 08:23:09 (PDT)
Good work, I was part of a cult like church for almost 15 years. The pastor used mine control and fear to make people conform to his standards. The longer I was involved, the more depressed I became. The church said that if I would read the Bible and pray more often, God would make me happy and save my marriage. During this period, I read the Bible through 35 times. As a result, I started to see the contradictions. The pastor, also emphized feelings. He said he wanted people to forget thelogy and focus on the spirtual side. The whole church seemed to be concernedd with social economic class. If one dressed well and worked at the Eastman, they were welcome. If they were poorly dressed and on Wefare, they were rejected after once they joined. The church wanted as many names on the church rolls as possible in order to look good in the eyes of the distret. Those who left the church were lied on, stalked, and used as object lessions for surmons. My husband and I were refered to as "That couple". The pastor tried to get my husband fired from his job. Other members were warned that they must not speak to us. They were told that God was going to judge us harshly and any one that spoke to us would reap the same judgement. Before the election of 1992, he indirectly told people how to vote. He said, "Election is coming up. I can't tell you who to vote for, but you all know what the Bible says about abortion, and you all know who the anit- abortion canidate is, so vote in a anti-abortion canidate."
Lisa Gail Salley <email@example.com>
Kingsport, Tn USA - Friday, September 28, 2001 at 10:31:51 (PDT)
Thanks for this site. You share many of my feelings. For 15 years, I listened to people like Pat Robinson. I was uneducated and feared nonchristians. Today, I realize that there is more to fear from those who try to force such views on others. Ever since Sept. 11, things have grown worse in Kingsport. The religious right is using the events of that day to promote fear. The mayor of the town declared it alright for the fire department to have a sign that reads, "Pray for America." Students at a high school felt it was alright to pray pubicaly. The
town of Kingsport is cheering them on. This is evident in the Letter to the Editors section of Times News. Those of us that are of other religions or none at all are viewed as crazy. It has gotten so bad that I plan on moving after I get a degree.
Lisa Gail Salley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kingsport, Tn USA - Friday, September 26, 2001 at 14:36:51 (PDT)
Jerry Falwell is fat Satan.
New Falcon Publications
Well, Christians are so uneducated, and unknowledgable about the things that be! They'd rather be listening to some half baked preacher that knows little or nothing about science and take his word for anything, and those that hear are bound by the superstition that religion
enslaves it's followers to.
There are nearly NO church going, modern day Christians who know what is actually in the Bible! . . Is it really holy? Is it really what they think it is . . peace and love? I'm afraid not.
Look at most Christians . . . the only happy Christians are those on a mind altering drug such as PROZAC! DAMN, any one can be happy with that stuff! (How about a hit Pat Robertson!)
Now look at what the Bible tells us to do with our misbehaved children . . . do you know what it really says you are to do? Are you a LITERAL BIBLE BELIEVER? . . . . OK, get ready . . . go ask your preacher about it . . . it says to KILL THEM! It tells you how to kill them, who to get to help you kill
Hello! Just came across your site. Thanks for the support and this
Bill Elam owner Golden Pines Golden_pine@hotmail.com 18/Sep/2001:13:23:26
Just read the articles about dancing. I have been dancing all of my life. At one point I was in some debt and could not take classes or afford clubs. I felt like I had cut off an arm. The kind of repression these people in this town are being inflicted with is going to kill them. What is the average life span of one of the "christian" leaders who live and love this anti-dancing law? There are scientific studies that prove that art therapy helps to prolong life. The Repertory Project (the company I work for) is a group of modern dancers who in addition to performing go to schools and hospitals to run workshops. The experts at the hospitals and senior homes have noted a significant and obvious improvement in their patients after working with our dancers. To be completely honest, the same results have come from studies on sex. Let's all dance...that will lead to sex...lets all have sex...WE'LL LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!!
Jennifer Brosius <email@example.com>
Cleveland Heights, OH USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 14:08:00 (PDT)
How true, I have known this for years. What can I do?
Robbin Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bristol, Va USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 12:15:43 (PDT)
I sense some digression from the subject on my part, but it nevertheless has relevance. The South is maturing, and when one considers the historically (and, to a degree, presently)rural nature of some Southern populations, the problem becomes less severe. As the South become more urbanized everyday and its rural manufacturing base dwindles to virtually NADA, city dwellers have the privelege of witnessing an influx of rural "culture" of which some city dwellers are quite unfamiliar. In America ALL citizens, regardless of community background, have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, pursuits that are being hampered by social upheaval. You can either deal with it peacefully and reasonably, or expect an unstable social, political, and economic landscape for years to come.
TN USA - Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 22:03:03 (PDT)
When I stumbled upon this site I could not believe the absolute ignorance of some of the articles I read. I am originally from Pound, Va., but live in Mississippi now and I am also a journalist. The articles I read about the dance hall ordinance fiasco in my hometown upset me terribly. Its all well and good for these journalists to come from outside the area and degrade Pound and say it is backward and decaying, journalists have been doing that for decades, but to jump to such conclusions ,such as that the town is full of Christian Fundamentalists that think dancing is sinful is just ridiculous. Sure there are some really religious people there and sure there are some who are against dancing at the Golden Pine but its mostly because of people getting together and getting drunk and causing trouble, not because dancing is sinful. These "journalists" shouldn't try to paint a picture of a town they know nothing about besides the fact that there is a dancing controversy just to sensationalize their story.
Cassandra Perry <email@example.com>
Greenville, MS USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 21:35:27 (PDT)
Peter Murphy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Canada - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 10:51:14 (PDT)
Good Web Site, Good Work and keep fighting! More activism needs to be done on the drug war. It is on this issue is where they have already destroyed the Constitution. People dont seem to have the balls to stand up to hard line facist conservitives when it comes to the drug war. Welcome to the Uptight States of America, Worlds largest prison
Alexander Tietsch <AlexT@cjfox.com>
Providence, RI USA - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 10:38:31 (PDT)
Thank you for your comment Elizabeth. Sorry to disagree, everything on this website includes references or were printed in local newspapers. I'm a well known civil rights and seperation of church/state advocate in this community, I'm in the newspapers all the time, and I have a real address and phone number in the Bristol phone book. If something isn't true than be specific what it is, not just a broad statement. Some of the material is from Christian friends or directly quoted from encyclopedias, etc. I didn't do religious anything until I attended a local Christian college. Again your opinion is welcomed and noted, God bless..
Lewis Loflin <email@example.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 09:38:40 (PDT)
this was an interesting site to read. and i appreciate your piont of view, but a lot of it is not fact and should not be concidered so. your childhood relious experience was tainted, but that doesn't means everyone elses is. but again your piont of view was interesting to read.
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 14:36:52 (PDT)
Just found your Web site. Now on my Favorites to review each day. I am from Norton Va. We now live in Chattanooga. Retired and enjoying golf and travel.
Clay Bolling <Cfbolling@aol.com>
Hixson, Tn USA - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 18:09:11 (PDT)
The right wing "Christian" movement is reminiscent of Nazism. And I wouldn't be surprised if it reached similar levels of intoleration. Unfortunate for the true Christians because they give us a bad name.
USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 16:29:42 (PDT)
This site looks like a good place to vent a little steam. It is harvest time again in the depressed areas of SW Virginia and our militarized police forces are hard at their efforts to eradicate the number one cash crop in Virginia "marijuania" yes, that's right the "evil weed" supports many in our area and I think it is time for all you closet smokers to "come out" and put a end to this foolish "drug war" as they like to call it.
Bristol, TN USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 14:57:30 (PDT)
Great site with lots of information. I was looking for Pee Wee Herman sites. How did I end up here?
Florida, Fl USA - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 20:21:24 (PDT)
Looks like Sullivan County has a much more pronounced version of what is going on in many other parts of the South. I am a non-materialistic Christian that promotes kindess to all. Religious hypocracy masked by "Christian" right wingers are merely hiding behind what they think or pretend is God. They will answer for their ignorant arrogance. You are not alone Sullivan County.
USA - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 23:01:40 (PDT)
I, being a deist ... atheist ... agnostic sounds a bit better, thank you for the great information on fundamentalism. About your beliefs, though: I agree with most of your beliefs, however gun control is one I disagree on. A handgun is designed for nothing else but for killing a human. I can sneak a concealed handgun into a store and shoot everyone there, while that is much harder to do with, say, a rifle. And I can just as easily defend my home with a rifle as I can with a handgun. Only takes one good shot with a rifle, doesn't it? Now you seem to believe that handguns allow us to rebel against our military or another countrie's military. Yeah right. I don't care how much of a fight those Jews put up, they were all killed. I could form a militia of 20,000 people, and the U.S. military would wipe us out within seconds. And back to defending your home: cases of a person defending themselves from criminals are so rare they are almost non-existant. If you respond by telling me about some brave man who defends himself against criminals, I will respond with statistics showing that such a man would be far more likely to kill an innocent person (accidentaly or not). The number of murders in this country are ridiculous, and many of these could be prevented by banning handguns, machine guns, etc. Now you say it would be impossible to take all of our handguns off the streets. While that is true, we will eventually be able to get a huge majority (99%+) off the streets. Now you might say that if you make guns illegal, only criminals would have them. While that is true, again I will mention that instances of people defending themselves from criminals are highly rare. And I'm not calling for an end to all guns; simply an end to handguns, machine guns, any type of gun that is designed for killing people. That, along with giving the government more regulation over companies (weaking the government gives more power to corporations instead of giving power to individuals), changes in our education and justice systems, cuts in our huge military budget, and the end to the war on drugs would drastically improve this country. Again, it was a great website, which I will reccomend to all of my friends (and I'll tell all of the fundamentalist bastards about it).
USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 17:43:56 (PDT)
I just read your post on alt.agnosticism. You have a very interesting web site. Much info to go through. Seems you have your hands full in your county.
Marc McCune <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monaca, PA USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 13:27:20 (PDT)
I'm certainly not a Deist, but as an Orthodox Catholic we share concerns. Overall good work and compelling. Note: Reason and Faith are not mutually exclusive. Moreover, I am a former evangelical Protestant of 20+ years and am well aware of the predominance of the fundamentalist worldview spread throughout formerly mainstream churches. One example is the charismatic movement spreading into Catholicism in the 70's. I also tend to group fundamentalism, evangelicalism, and pentecostalism together as they pertain to the central theme of theological presumption. We Catholics see great opportunity in the illogic of the Protestant fallacies and cliches since the advent of the Jesus Movement of the 70's -- that poor critical thinking tends to support Catholicism when reviewed in depth. In my opinion, the source of modern American Protestant evangelical illogic has been the Calvary Chapel Movement out of southern California. Examine their theology closely and your conclusions are fully justified! Thanks.
Medford, OR USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 18:42:16 (PDT)
I'm glad there are people standing up against the Christian Right. I really don't understand why the media doesn't show this movement for what it really is. Keep up your fight.
USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 18:13:05 (PDT)
Thank you for protecting the freedom(s) of us all.
USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 06:00:59 (PDT)
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT WEBSITE. A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO A COLUMNIST IN A LOCAL PAPER DISPARAGED THOSE OBJECTING TO TEN COMMANDMENTS POSTINGS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS BY SAYING "WHICH COMMANDMENT DO THESE ATHEISTS OBJECT TO? THE ONE SAYING YOU SHOULDN'T KILL, OR SHOULDN'T STEAL?" THESE MORONS CONVENIENTLY IGNORE THE FACT THAT THE FIRST FOUR COMMANDMENTS MANDATE BELIEF IN THE BIBLICAL JEWISH/CHRISTIAN GOD. AND AS FAR AS THE RED HERRING THAT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE A U.S. "HISTORICAL" DOCUMENT, THESE FIRST FOUR COMMANDMENTS DIRECTLY CONTRAVENE THE BILL OF RIGHTS GUARANTEES OF FREEDOM OF WORSHIP (OR NON-WORSHIP).
LOUISVILLE, KY USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 11:53:24 (PDT)
Thank you for information shared. So many others need to be informed. Appreciate your time, effort, and courage. At times perhaps feel "lone champion" but may be comfort to know others also aware and attempting to address situation. Again, thanks, and keep spreading the info!
Any town, USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 03:33:37 (PDT)
Very good site. Please note: your Christian Fundamentalism Exporsed and What is fundeinazi is not working.
USA - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 23:40:46 (PDT)
I, too am coping with being a deist in the Bible Belt. It's not fun, but your site sheds a little light. Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Murfreesboro, TN USA - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 19:50:03 (PDT)
"Know Thy Adversary" "God deceives" Only atheists can be trusted.
Chet Twarog <email@example.com>
East Falmouth, MA USA - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 11:11:51 (PDT)
I have been a Deistic activist for several years. In my adopted hometown of Waynesville, NC, our courthouse still bears a copy of the Decalogue on its walls. I was briefly a plaintiff for an ACLU case under attorney George Daley, after its original, Richard Suhre, died of old age. The elected District Judge, Lacy Thornburg, ruled that a court case could not be inherited, so the ACLU moved on. But I devoted my historical studies to maintaining the truth that our nation was never a theocracy, nor should be. I have written a guest column in the November 29 1999 Asheville Citizen Times, and I'm rewriting this letter for the Raleigh News and Observer, a newspaper read by many people not of right wing Protestant Christian origins. I hope your organization can recommend specific letters and sources for me to use.! Jeff Leatherwood
Jeffrey M. Leatherwood <J_Leatherwood@yahoo.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 16:04:28 (PDT)
Myself is a rationalist (freethinker). Recently came to know about this site. I like to interact with people who have free mind. Write to me.
New Delhi, India - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 07:44:32 (PDT)
Sorry I missed typed my e-mail - it is Laflin9@deism.org. Love to hear from someone who is interested in discussing deism. I find that no one here wants to discuss these central issues of life. Thanks
Dennis Laughlin <Laflin9@deism.org>
Quincy, IL USA - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 10:37:30 (PDT)
Appreciate your web site - I am an ex Christian pastor who has deistic convictions. Would love to discuss deism with someone. Thanks
Dennis Laughlin <Laflin9@deism.com>
Quincy, IL USA - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 10:09:53 (PDT)
Have saved this for further reading. It is well put together.
Frances M. Greenfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 16:48:38 (PDT)
Well written site. I think you did a good job finding the information and I agree with you greatly!
USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 19:50:38 (PDT)
Just a note to say hello.
Miami, FL USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 19:30:42 (PDT)
I am a college senior interested in pursuing my masters degree in education. I am interested with spending some time working with under-privaleged elementary students in Appalachia at some point after graduation. Any info is appreciated.
Maureen Giannini <email@example.com>
CT USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 14:17:30 (PDT)
its about time somebody elses toe got stepped on! i spent a little time at the hilton downtown! dui! granted its a crime!but im not a murderer! had to sleep on concrete first night!secondnight i got to sleep on steel table!then i got a half filled mat on concrete floor!didnt hurt anybody!didnt run! didnt resist! failedtest by one point!but SULLIVAN COUNTY NEEDS YOUR MONEY!now i cant afford to even get leagal again and they make sure of that so they can get you again!! peace out!
tony canter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
good ole blountville, tn USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 18:57:36 (PDT)
Very enlightening site. Although I have only had the brief opportunity to skim the surface, I look forward to reading all that had been placed upon these web pages and give it further thought and consideration.
Robert T. Turner <email@example.com>
Elizabethton, TN USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 07:11:37 (PDT)
I am really interested in Deism and would like to learn more about it. Is there a Turkish Site for DeismO Are there any Turkish deists that I can possibley get in touch with? Take care.
Selahattin Genc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adana, Turkey - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 12:54:21 (PDT)
It is the first really informatave web page I have read and devoured with severe interest and open eyes. Keep up the informative work. Great to read an interesting site that is informative, yet informal, where every sentance inspires you to read the next.
Steve Whittern <email@example.com>
Bristol, UK - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 13:26:45 (PDT)
This is just an awesome website. I have been forwarding page after page via email to friends. My website listed above, is taking on some of the same issues, although on quite a smaller scale in our small Tennessee town of White Bluff. The zoning out of mobile homes, yet at the same time lowering standards for $100,000 plus homes. Restriction of "Adult Businesses" before we even have any, goofy loitering laws, are but a few of the antics of our local ruling junta.( we are getting walking trail too) The "thinking" people of my hometown blast the fundamentalist council on my guestbook on a regular basis. Once again your page is excellant and I hope mine can develop into something similer.
White Bluff, TN USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 22:17:04 (PDT)
Deism leaves out orientation the key to understanding every nation on earth as they relate to each other like children in a family.
Daniel Albert Desfosses <DDesfosses@webtv.net>
Manchester, N.H. USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 00:35:07 (PDT)
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