"I see that this thread is nearly 2 1/2 years old. Perhaps all of our responses will help someone else out there who is searching for answers.
I am happily married to a wonderful woman with two kids. A 7yo boy and 12yo girl. We have…"
"Hi, I find myself on a similar situation but I am really struggling. I have a 4 year old boy and a 6 year old girl as stepsons.
First, the real dad is basically absent, except for the occasional phone call.
Second, Mom overcompensates by letting…"
"I'm not sure what the people whom consider themselves to be liberal or conservative really want. You talk alot about balance, but honestly some things cannot be balanced. Some things only work one way and not the other. Some things…"
"I do not believe that such invasive tactics as used by the TSA is adequate at making Americans any safer. They could outlaw air travel and someone wishing to inflict harm on a large number of Americans could find a way to do so.
One could go to…"
"Favorite accoustic is a Baxendale Custom.
My favorite electric guitar is a Fender American Special Telecaster.
As a bassist, I'd also say that my favorite bass guitar is a Fender American Deluxe…"
"John, I'm from SC as well & I can draw pretty good. The yellow flag with the snake was originally a Naval flag too. It was the personal flag of the Commander In Chief of the Navy and flown over his Flag Ship. It was also the first flag…"
"Many people have an impression that the Confederate Battle Flag is a symbol of hate and racism. Perhaps they aren't aware that many freed slaves in the South went on to purchase slaves themselves, and many more slaves and free blacks supported…"
"Unlike alot of bands today, they still record their albums with everyone in the band together in one room, with minimum over-dubs for clearer vocals and occasional leads.
I suppose some folks just don't get into them. But Booker…"
I read anything. I like Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, and other classics. But I will read literally anything.
I like gangster movies, westerns, and Kung Fu movies.
I play bass for a small regional band called Sweet Six Bullets.
But some of my favorite bands/artists are Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Drive-by Truckers, The Dexateens, Centro-Matic, Otis Redding, & Counting Crows.
"I might have known before, if I'd have got this old before I thought I got too cool to give a damn."
-Mike Cooley (Drive-by Truckers)
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"And my real question remains are we failing at spreading the Word, if more people walked around with a belief in a creator and final judgment would these things be as popular?
I don't know. I think probably it wouldn't affect much.…"
"As a kid I was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. And I can remember going to the State Capitol it see the Christmas Tree being lit and a really great nativity scene on their grounds. I truly understand the separation between church and state, but was…"
"Somewhere, my toddler has picked up "church" and will, without fail, call them out as we drive past them - "chuuu-ew-urch."
I have no idea where he learned it.
In a similar vein to the original article - I have found the…"
"The school allowing the signs can be argued as a case of endorsement on the part of the school - much as a city hall cannot allow a nativity scene to be put up, even if paid for and put together by a group of private citizens. See the endorsement…"
"I will defer to you as to whether or not a hand is placed on the bible during a court session I don't get there very often so I don't know, I was using it more for illustration purposes, a removal of faith from our way of life.
As to John…"
"This is just an example of what appears to be good kids trying to spread a good message. I am not asking for teachers to lead my children in prayer, but when they are trying to offer a good message, maybe the schools could just step aside just a…"
"Haha well said.
I just gave examples of popular culture.
Even if you turn off the TV and are immune to popular culture, which I doubt, you still cant stop everybody elses consciousness moulded by popular culture."