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Re: Confessions

Post by Nature of a Man » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:08 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Nature of a Man wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Cleon wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Nature of a Man wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:21 pm
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank the level of impurity of your thoughts - with 1 being a boy first discovering that girls don't have cooties, or 10 being one of the Marquis de Sade's novels?
You first. This is a confession thread. :lol:
I've always been interested in the theology and psychological factors behind impure thoughts and desires, and how to discern impurities from impurities in the world at large, so I've devoted some time to attempting to understand these things.
Everybody has a cross to bear, often multiple crosses. Try not to be the cross others have to bear, young feller.
That's profound, thanks. Slightly reminds me a similar quote or theme from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (I can't recall the words though).

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Re: Confessions

Post by Goose55 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:15 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Nature of a Man wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Cleon wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Nature of a Man wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:21 pm
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank the level of impurity of your thoughts - with 1 being a boy first discovering that girls don't have cooties, or 10 being one of the Marquis de Sade's novels?
You first. This is a confession thread. :lol:
I've always been interested in the theology and psychological factors behind impure thoughts and desires, and how to discern impurities from impurities in the world at large, so I've devoted some time to attempting to understand these things.
Everybody has a cross to bear, often multiple crosses. Try not to be the cross others have to bear, young feller.
Exactly.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Roadmaster » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:25 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:15 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Nature of a Man wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Cleon wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Nature of a Man wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:21 pm
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank the level of impurity of your thoughts - with 1 being a boy first discovering that girls don't have cooties, or 10 being one of the Marquis de Sade's novels?
You first. This is a confession thread. :lol:
I've always been interested in the theology and psychological factors behind impure thoughts and desires, and how to discern impurities from impurities in the world at large, so I've devoted some time to attempting to understand these things.
Everybody has a cross to bear, often multiple crosses. Try not to be the cross others have to bear, young feller.
Exactly.
I often have evil thoughts and suspect everybody does as well.
Acting on those evil thoughts is what I try to avoid.
Seems to me that if you spend too much time studying evil it looses its shock value and that isn't good.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:58 pm

I laughed a little too hard at some of the jokes in the youth room. Forgive me Sweetnsour, for I have sinned.

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Re: Confessions

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:42 am

I bought the Pietenpauw Gatepost pipe that rg spotted on Jean’s website.
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Re: Confessions

Post by JimVH » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 am

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:42 am
I bought the Pietenpauw Gatepost pipe that rg spotted on Jean’s website.
The PAD is not cured.
I applaud your weakness.

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Re: Confessions

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:43 am

JimVH wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 am
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:42 am
I bought the Pietenpauw Gatepost pipe that rg spotted on Jean’s website.
The PAD is not cured.
I applaud your weakness.
Congrats...why are we whispering?
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Re: Confessions

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:13 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:43 am
JimVH wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 am
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:42 am
I bought the Pietenpauw Gatepost pipe that rg spotted on Jean’s website.
The PAD is not cured.
I applaud your weakness.
Congrats...why are we whispering?
Shame. Pure shame.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:20 pm

(quiet chuckle)
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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 pm

I ordered some lane dark red and super value cherry cavendish.

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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:51 pm

I am the walrus.

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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:33 pm

I joined a reformed pipe and cigar group without really understanding what "reformed" meant. I'm afraid to let them know.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Sun May 19, 2019 12:09 pm

They did 5 or 6 baptisms at the end of the service today. Even though I didn't know anyone, I got a little choked up.
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Re: Confessions

Post by JimVH » Sun May 19, 2019 12:19 pm

Fainn wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:09 pm
They did 5 or 6 baptisms at the end of the service today. Even though I didn't know anyone, I got a little choked up.
I usually do, too.

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Re: Confessions

Post by Jocose » Sun May 19, 2019 3:40 pm

At some of the AA meetings I attend I will look around and think to myself, wow, what a rough looking crowd, we are really a bunch of miscreant looking folks but you know what, we support each other and are always here for each other.

Then I'll open my camera on my phone and look at own face .
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Re: Confessions

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:23 pm

So, this afternoon my wife and grand-daughter and I are in the drive-through lane at a local Dairy Queen. I placed our order, and when I pulled up to the window the young man waiting on us said that the person in the car ahead of us paid for two large drinks for us.
"Why?", I asked.
"Don't know", the young man replied.
"Why does it have to be large drinks?", I asked. "How about a couple of dip cones instead?".
"Do you want the drinks? Or not?" Apparently he was getting impatient.

I glanced into my rear view mirror and saw a car behind me, and what looked like a young couple.
"Give the drinks to the next car up", I said, and drove around to the side to wait for our order.

I'm still wondering if the two large drinks were ever served at all. It was a very nice gesture. I guess I should have just accepted the two large drinks. But still, it's pretty presumptuous on someone's part, to pay for specific articles. I mean, come on.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Sir Moose » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:08 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:23 pm
So, this afternoon my wife and grand-daughter and I are in the drive-through lane at a local Dairy Queen. I placed our order, and when I pulled up to the window the young man waiting on us said that the person in the car ahead of us paid for two large drinks for us.
"Why?", I asked.
"Don't know", the young man replied.
"Why does it have to be large drinks?", I asked. "How about a couple of dip cones instead?".
"Do you want the drinks? Or not?" Apparently he was getting impatient.

I glanced into my rear view mirror and saw a car behind me, and what looked like a young couple.
"Give the drinks to the next car up", I said, and drove around to the side to wait for our order.

I'm still wondering if the two large drinks were ever served at all. It was a very nice gesture. I guess I should have just accepted the two large drinks. But still, it's pretty presumptuous on someone's part, to pay for specific articles. I mean, come on.
I hate that feeling when somebody does something for you or gives you something that they intend to be a very nice gesture, but it's not something you wanted at all.
I appreciate the gesture.
If they really cared, they would have figured out what I actually want.
I feel obligated to accept their gift even though I don't want it.
I feel like an ingrate.
If I don't accept their gift, they'll probably take it personally.
I can best enjoy their gift by not accepting their gift.
I appreciate the effort you put into the gift, but next time just give me a gift card and I can use it in a way that I actually enjoy.
How long do I have to pretend to enjoy this?
(Continue and fade)
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Re: Confessions

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:03 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:08 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:23 pm
So, this afternoon my wife and grand-daughter and I are in the drive-through lane at a local Dairy Queen. I placed our order, and when I pulled up to the window the young man waiting on us said that the person in the car ahead of us paid for two large drinks for us.
"Why?", I asked.
"Don't know", the young man replied.
"Why does it have to be large drinks?", I asked. "How about a couple of dip cones instead?".
"Do you want the drinks? Or not?" Apparently he was getting impatient.

I glanced into my rear view mirror and saw a car behind me, and what looked like a young couple.
"Give the drinks to the next car up", I said, and drove around to the side to wait for our order.

I'm still wondering if the two large drinks were ever served at all. It was a very nice gesture. I guess I should have just accepted the two large drinks. But still, it's pretty presumptuous on someone's part, to pay for specific articles. I mean, come on.
I hate that feeling when somebody does something for you or gives you something that they intend to be a very nice gesture, but it's not something you wanted at all.
I appreciate the gesture.
If they really cared, they would have figured out what I actually want.
I feel obligated to accept their gift even though I don't want it.
I feel like an ingrate.
If I don't accept their gift, they'll probably take it personally.
I can best enjoy their gift by not accepting their gift.
I appreciate the effort you put into the gift, but next time just give me a gift card and I can use it in a way that I actually enjoy.
How long do I have to pretend to enjoy this?
(Continue and fade)
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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:46 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:08 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:23 pm
So, this afternoon my wife and grand-daughter and I are in the drive-through lane at a local Dairy Queen. I placed our order, and when I pulled up to the window the young man waiting on us said that the person in the car ahead of us paid for two large drinks for us.
"Why?", I asked.
"Don't know", the young man replied.
"Why does it have to be large drinks?", I asked. "How about a couple of dip cones instead?".
"Do you want the drinks? Or not?" Apparently he was getting impatient.

I glanced into my rear view mirror and saw a car behind me, and what looked like a young couple.
"Give the drinks to the next car up", I said, and drove around to the side to wait for our order.

I'm still wondering if the two large drinks were ever served at all. It was a very nice gesture. I guess I should have just accepted the two large drinks. But still, it's pretty presumptuous on someone's part, to pay for specific articles. I mean, come on.
I hate that feeling when somebody does something for you or gives you something that they intend to be a very nice gesture, but it's not something you wanted at all.
I appreciate the gesture.
If they really cared, they would have figured out what I actually want.
I feel obligated to accept their gift even though I don't want it.
I feel like an ingrate.
If I don't accept their gift, they'll probably take it personally.
I can best enjoy their gift by not accepting their gift.
I appreciate the effort you put into the gift, but next time just give me a gift card and I can use it in a way that I actually enjoy.
How long do I have to pretend to enjoy this?
(Continue and fade)
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Re: Confessions

Post by mont974x4 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:04 pm

I ate two helpings of my wife’s homemade peach crisp this evening. I’m not sorry. I’ll likely have a third before bed. I still won’t be sorry.


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