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while going through my wallet i found an interesting item--a "community blood center" card.
as a volunteer donor i received this in the mail sometime ago.
it has my blood type, id number, and a barcode, etc.
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we have a discussion group of 8 or 9 people that meets at our house every 4 to 6 weeks.
weve been doing this over 5 years and gotten to know each other fairly well.
during our last salon a few spoke of religious values that carried over even though they are no longer members of their former religion.
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i thought the following ap article was interesting, and some on the forum might, too.
it reads in part:.
"by malcolm ritter ap science writer.
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this is just in from the ap this morning; scientology knows how to wine and dine folks in hollywood to become good little couch jumpers on national tv: :) .
"tom cruise's faith in scientology was nurtured at a secretive southern california desert compound that catered to his needs around the clock, a newspaper reported.
behind the guarded gates of the 500-acre compound near hemet, about 90 miles east of los angeles, cruise had a personal supervisor to oversee his studies in a private course room, ex-members said.
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the international cultic studies association (icsa) will have a conference/workshop june 22-24, 2006 at the sheraton denver west in lakewood, colorado.
there are many topics that could be of interest, but two will focus on jehovahs witnesses.
conflict in the lives of gay and lesbian jehovahs witnesses by janja lalich, ph.d., and child abuse and the jehovahs witnesses by william bowen and kimberlee norris, esq.
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i logged into jwd five years ago today.
the time has gone by in a flash, and i still enjoy reading the comments from many posters.
its also good seeing so many new folksthat must show that jehovah is blessing our group.
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sam harris' book "the end of faith, (religion, terror, and the future of reason)" is out in paper back.
it had been on "the new york times bestseller" list for some time, and i just picked up a copy yesterday.
has anyone else on the jwd read this book?
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larc's family-placed obituary is in the sunday, 11/13/05 "dayton daily news.
"thornton, carl leonard 65 of oakwood, oh., passed away mon., nov. 7, 2005. carl retired as a tenured professor of organizational behavior from kettering university (formerly gmi), flint, mi., in 2000, having served there since 1986. from 1978-1986 carl was with the ncr corp., dayton, oh, last serving as director of training/development, engineering & manufacturing group, and was functionally responsible for the educational programs at 16 us manufacturing and 8 international locations of ncr.
from 1976-1978 he served as the executive director of personnel affairs, university of miami, fl.
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from may 1984 to december 1986, ronald e. frye put out a monthly newsletter called, "the christian respondent.
" it was a balanced newsletter that addressed jw issues, usually from a current "watchtower" or "awake!
" from a christian point of view.
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there is a legal concept called, "femme couverte," which means upon marriage, a woman is absorbed into the person of her husband.
the 18-century british scholar sir william blackstone said, "the very being of legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband, under whose wing, protection, and cover she performs everything.
when i read this i thought, that's what happens to a jw when they get baptized.