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Comment by pauline jackson on July 26, 2012 at 21:54

is he a family member. also i remember another one.  are both of them members of your family. that must have been complicated.

Comment by jack colleton on July 26, 2012 at 22:30

hello Pauline. yes he was a family member. he passed just over a year ago. he was a cousin of my grand father. another one?  i did post his pic before. i remember being shown a portrait of him  when he was at the age he was in the above photo and gasping. thinking to myself .. he looks just like me!  it was am amazing moment! but i was also sort of mystified because i thought he looked like me (then) in the same way as a pic of my father?  like how can have same eyes on BOTH mother and father's side?  i met him and we got on fine for several years until i told him my views on the church and abortion and who is to blame. 

Comment by jack colleton on July 26, 2012 at 22:33

it is interesting your question. not sure to make out i understand! 

Comment by pauline jackson on July 26, 2012 at 22:54

Thats what i meant. if these people believe that you are thinking the same way as them its okey but when thay discover that you dont thay run away to the safety of fixed ideas.

Comment by jack colleton on July 26, 2012 at 23:12

i am real sure you are correct.

Comment by pauline jackson on July 27, 2012 at 14:17

I had the same problem with my mother when i met her. Because i dident practice religion. She acted very harshly and seemed to think that religion was more important to her than her own children. As if religion was a barrier she was hiding behind. I dident believe her. But that seemed to make her really angry. So she threw me out. i dident know what to do as i was alone.But i have my own mind to think with and its my freedom so goodbye mother.

Comment by jack colleton on July 27, 2012 at 14:44

"seemed to think that religion was more important to her than her own children. As if religion was a barrier she was hiding behind"

therein lies the clue .. the angry reaction telling (confirmation). i met mine for an hour (lunch break at work) and as to the question why did you not have me adopted?  the answer .. "the church xxxxxx up the papers" .. i believed her .. 

Comment by pauline jackson on July 27, 2012 at 19:23

but religion does strange things. I read a story in the newspapers. it was about a nun trying to have a women prisonier transfered to a convent. the women in question had killed several children and buried them. She had been praying and the nun was saying that now she is like a saint praying all the time.So she seemed to think that now that the women had found religion she was no longer a danger to others. If religion was able to stop killers rapists and other abuses it would have been clear to all. But no it dident work on the nuns and priests so how could people be let of prison by praying. it really shocked me that this nun could imagine that.

Comment by jack colleton on July 27, 2012 at 21:51

that story is a fine parable!

Comment by pauline jackson on July 28, 2012 at 16:21

this kind of thing shows what thay are like. the person i mentioned went from one extreme to another extreme. But in this extreme she was admired by the nun and many others like her. But it was news because i read about it. The history of all religions is a long story of abuse torture rape and murder. Thay infected villages with rats to spread germs and then offered to pray away the plague that followed. So by some kind of power thay are still promising things to people. Repentence and such things as calling stones healing stones. For single women who dident want kids anyway it was the place to go to be sure of getting a job . a place to live and the big thing was to be a missionery. that was the top for them. thay are joyless. and totally unfeeling with a desire for thier next life. but this life here that thay are living doesnt seem important to them. So all harm caused will be forgiven just before thier death. Why are these nut cases trusted with children.

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