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  •  leav'n them to stew in their increasing obscurity? (0+ / 0-)

    since leaving the LCMS 30 years ago (asked to be removed from the rolls - and did not burst into flames - yay, me!), I've pretty much ignored their follies - except to listen to dear old mom complain about dwindling membership and their latest act of muddle-headed quasi-bigotry (of all kinds).

    but I might just pop over and give them a (polite) verbal backslap this time.

    •  Point of Pride for me: (0+ / 0-)

      I was formally excommunicated from the LCMS.

      Life has been dang good ever since.

      When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

      by wheeldog on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:17:41 AM PST

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      •  congratulations - I salute you! (0+ / 0-)

        wow, never heard of any one actually getting formally x'd - except for the younger, more liberal ministers and teachers tossed in the schism/circular firing squads of the 1970s.  

        Now, in my neck of the woods, the church drove people away mostly just by being nasty - and insisting (ala Harrison & the hierarchy) that they were the only folks who were ever, ever gonna get to be with Jeebus.

        •  I come from a whole family of rabid LCMS (0+ / 0-)


          I have cousins who are ministers, teachers in the church schools, etc., etc.

          My dad was the church choir director for years.

          My mom (now 93) is still a member and, in fact, lives in an extended care facility owned and operated by the church. It's really a nice place and they take very good care of her, so I generally keep my mouth shut about the issue.

          When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

          by wheeldog on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:57:09 AM PST

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          •  not prying... (0+ / 0-)

            and I'm blank-faced polite when ferrying my mother to/from funerals and church-related events.  I've long since lost any interest in what they say about me - when I'm not there.  If their words hurt her - its her problem for staying.

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