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Mal

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7095 on: February 22, 2013, 10:19:24 AM »
That reminds me of another type of brain hurt-y exchange. Those who proclaim Catholicism to not be part of Christianity.

...huh? I need to look that up! I was raised Catholic (converted to some kind of atheist-but-tolerant-albeit-skeptical since) and I never even heard of that...

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« Reply #7096 on: February 22, 2013, 10:30:28 AM »
That reminds me of another type of brain hurt-y exchange. Those who proclaim Catholicism to not be part of Christianity.

...huh? I need to look that up! I was raised Catholic (converted to some kind of atheist-but-tolerant-albeit-skeptical since) and I never even heard of that...

I've actually heard it the other way...members of some denominations announcing that Catholics aren't Christian.

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« Reply #7097 on: February 22, 2013, 10:48:22 AM »
That reminds me of another type of brain hurt-y exchange. Those who proclaim Catholicism to not be part of Christianity.

...huh? I need to look that up! I was raised Catholic (converted to some kind of atheist-but-tolerant-albeit-skeptical since) and I never even heard of that...

I've actually heard it the other way...members of some denominations announcing that Catholics aren't Christian.

Oh! I believe that's what mbbored actually meant. That makes a little more sense to me... but I'll still have to look it up.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7098 on: February 22, 2013, 10:53:59 AM »
Google for "Catholic chick tract" if you want a (hilarious, IMHO) rundown of some of the arguments why Catholics secretly worship Baal.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7099 on: February 22, 2013, 10:58:56 AM »
Was just checking my email and DH received one saying "Congratulations, you have successfully registered for registration at "X" Association.  If you have filled in an email address you will be receiving a notification of acceptance of registration." (Paraphrased)

Yeah.. an email telling him he will be getting an email if he supplied an email address. I'll have to check later and see if there is a second email or if that was the email telling him he was registered.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7100 on: February 22, 2013, 11:07:53 AM »
That reminds me of another type of brain hurt-y exchange. Those who proclaim Catholicism to not be part of Christianity.

...huh? I need to look that up! I was raised Catholic (converted to some kind of atheist-but-tolerant-albeit-skeptical since) and I never even heard of that...

I've actually heard it the other way...members of some denominations announcing that Catholics aren't Christian.

Oh! I believe that's what mbbored actually meant. That makes a little more sense to me... but I'll still have to look it up.

I've heard both - Catholics saying that Protestants aren't Christian and Protestants saying that Catholics aren't Christian. It's really rather ridiculous and brain-hurty both.
 
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7101 on: February 22, 2013, 11:11:33 AM »
That reminds me of another type of brain hurt-y exchange. Those who proclaim Catholicism to not be part of Christianity.

...huh? I need to look that up! I was raised Catholic (converted to some kind of atheist-but-tolerant-albeit-skeptical since) and I never even heard of that...

I've actually heard it the other way...members of some denominations announcing that Catholics aren't Christian.

When I was in Jr. High School, I hung out with two other kids.   I was Jewish, one friend was Catholic, and my other friend was Protestant.  I used to make reference to Protestants and Christians until my Protestant friend informed me that a Protestant was as much a Christian as a Catholic.  I honestly had no idea I was offending him until he said something

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7102 on: February 22, 2013, 12:02:13 PM »
My DH made my brain seriously, seriously hurt.

As BG, I rarely let him go grocery shopping. And this is why. He has NO sense of what things cost or how to stay on budget.

On Valentine's Day, we decided to stay in and cook dinner. He called on his way home and said that he would go to the grocery store for supplies. I was busy enough that I didn't stop to think about my "no sending DH to grocery store ever, ever, ever" rule. It was a fairly simple meal, chicken cordon bleu with potatoes and green beans.

I nearly had a coronary when he showed me the receipt. As a point of reference, our grocery budget is $50 per week for 2-3 adults plus a toddler. DH had spent, for one meal, $60. The most expensive chicken breast in the store, name brand everything, and he had decided to get both wine and beer. I could have bought everything except the alcohol for $15 at the very most.

His rationale? "But it's Valentine's Day."

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7103 on: February 22, 2013, 12:06:27 PM »
We spend $400 a month for 3 people, including a teenage boy. DH does not understand that we should have enough juice or milk for a whole week, and if we run out, we have to get more, which eats into our savings.

I buy all of our meat, dairy and eggs at a warehouse club, saves me a lot of money.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7104 on: February 22, 2013, 12:08:46 PM »
StarDrifter wrote:

"--so apparently Husband has to see his Doctor to get a certificate about when I am going to give birth, even though Dr Such'n'Such would not know me from Adam and has had nothing whatsoever to do with my prenatal care?--"

My brain-hurt in this is my thought that if Dr. Such'n'Such wouldn't know you from Adam, then your DH needs a new doctor posthaste.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7105 on: February 22, 2013, 02:30:20 PM »
StarDrifter wrote:

"--so apparently Husband has to see his Doctor to get a certificate about when I am going to give birth, even though Dr Such'n'Such would not know me from Adam and has had nothing whatsoever to do with my prenatal care?--"

My brain-hurt in this is my thought that if Dr. Such'n'Such wouldn't know you from Adam, then your DH needs a new doctor posthaste.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7106 on: February 22, 2013, 03:48:46 PM »

C. S. Lewis was a noted apologist for Catholicism.  Perhaps that's why your acquaintance didn't like it.  I wonder what he'd think of 'The Screwtape Letters'.   

Mmn, not really.  Lewis came late to religion, in many ways influenced by J R R Tolkien, a fellow 'Inkling' who *was* Catholic and very devout.  Tolkien was bitterly disappointed that Lewis returned to the Church of England, not the Catholic faith, when he rediscovered his faith.  I think it's really stretching to call him a Catholic apologist.  He was certainly a Christian apologist, of course.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7107 on: February 22, 2013, 04:35:03 PM »
I've heard the Catholics aren't Christians from some.  Couldn't even say it was from any denomination because I've heard it from some people who had only half heard something and filled in the blanks with their own opinions.  Then I met others who said "oh we don't believe that..."
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7108 on: February 23, 2013, 01:00:17 PM »
My wonderful mental health clinic was shut down, and I need a new psychiatrist for "medication management." I called another clinic.

The receptionist told me I had to call my insurance company to make sure they would pay. I told her I had just been to the insurance company's website, and her clinic was listed as a provider.

That conversation was repeated about 4 times, before she finally told me that they would need to do an intake evaluation on me before I could see the psychiatrist, and needed to know if that would be covered.

I think I'll keep looking for a new doc.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7109 on: February 23, 2013, 09:30:11 PM »
I am a news addict.  I listen to the local news on tv while I get ready for work.  I record the local and national news every evening so I can watch them even if Iím not home when they are on.  I read the newspaper every day.  My mother knows this.  She has complained because I watch the news too much.

I got hit with the blizzard that hit the Midwest Thursday.  It was forecast 5 days before it hit.  It made the front page of the newspaper and every local tv news shows for a full 5 days.  It made the national news several times.  School closings were announced on Wednesday evening.  They sent us home from work at noon Thursday so we would be snowbound in the relative comfort of home.  I was late for work Friday because my snow thrower broke down.  Every outdoor surface is covered with snow. 

My mother does not live in this area.  When I got home Thursday afternoon I e-mailed her, telling her I was safely at home. 

Mom reads several newspapers on line.  Today, Saturday, 2 days after the storm, my mother e-mailed me a piece from MY local newspaper telling me that the roads in my area are still bad.  No attached message.  Just a piece from the paper I read yesterday when I finally got to work.  Because obviously Iím not bright enough to realize that it snowed and the roads are still bad. 




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