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Old 05-23-2008, 02:40 PM   #21
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Although my ordination is with the Universal Life Church, I kind of like these guys:

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Old 05-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #22
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One of my high school classmates became a Trappist monk somewhere in Europe. He was a thoughtful, quiet guy in school who I quite liked, so I guess I can see it.
Any chance his calling was to become a monk in one of the 7 Trappist monasteries that brew beer?

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Old 05-23-2008, 05:30 PM   #23
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Does this have something to do with tax savings.
It was actually a pickup strategy at its inception. I could show a young lady my clergy card and suggest that I felt that my celibacy vows were in imminent danger.
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I'm an ordained minister.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:10 PM   #25
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I'm an ordained minister.

No kidding.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:16 PM   #26
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Wow, I guess I didnt consider the financial implications....maybe a FIRE and Money topic To the folks that mentioned it being a "calling"...I am somewhat surprised with my friend doing this since it does seem like such a big turnaround...
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I am quite active in my church (UCC/Congregational) and have given an occasional idle thought to becoming a minister, but I'm fairly certain I never will. I think I could handle the preaching just fine, but I doubt that I would be any good at pastoral care.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:25 PM   #31
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Before we got married my husband had always wanted to be an Episcopal minister. He was in college going for a Social Work degree and planning on going to seminary after we got married. But somewhere along the line he realized it wasn't going to work out quite right......

He stayed in the Social Work field. He's also a member of the "ordained by the Universal Life Church" club.
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Are you sure? In their directory, I looked up Bunny, Cute Fuzzy in the directory...not there. After a little thought, I typed in Rabbit....still not there. Guess we'll just have to take your word for it.

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Are you sure? In their directory, I looked up Bunny, Cute Fuzzy in the directory...not there. After a little thought, I typed in Rabbit....still not there.
Did you check El Guapo?
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Man, you have a heck of a memory.
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Mmmm hmmm.

My username was "El Guapo" for a good period of time about...eh...3 years ago? Maybe more?
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Mmmm hmmm.

My username was "El Guapo" for a good period of time about...eh...3 years ago? Maybe more?
I assume no pancakes were used at that time.....
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