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aw. [13 Oct 2000|10:54am]
[ mood | quixotic ]

two things :

UrbanFetch has gone out of business! This means I won't be able to order a 32" television, a box of kleenex, a pint of Ben and Jerry's, and a bottle of champagne, and have it all delivered in under an hour, anymore.
(or perhaps that's a good thing...)

Second thing - directed toward Boo...I had a very weird dream this morning in which you mailed me a magazine that had your work in it. Now it wasn't clear what the work was, but I'd consider it an omen that the zine thing might just work out...

More later. I'm off to rate clips on Alltrue. It's my last day here...

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Rant! [13 Oct 2000|12:34pm]
[ mood | mischievous ]

I can't help myself - I really needed to respond to the all-too-appropriately named Secludedgrrrl here...

I'm all for freedom of opinion. It's just that blindly followed religious doctrine really sticks in my craw. Gar.

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Well then. [13 Oct 2000|03:32pm]
[ mood | amused ]

I guess she finally was able to read the whole thing, because Secludedgrrrl finally deleted my response. Praise god and pass the censorship! That's ok, because I had the good sense to save it. You can read her freestyle bible-quotin', holy rollin' definition of 'cults' (i.e. anything that strays from the narrow wedge of her beliefs) here...

And here's my response:

From Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: cult
Pronunciation: 'k<
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: French & Latin; French culte, from Latin cultus care, adoration, from colere to cultivate -- more at WHEEL
Date: 1617
1 : formal religious veneration : WORSHIP

Hmn. Why that sounds familiar...

2 : a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents

That too.

3 : a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also : its body of adherents

I happen to consider a lot of the church's policies to be a wee bit spurious. Not alone on this, either...

4 : a system for the cure of disease based on dogma set forth by its promulgator

Revival, anyone?

5 a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book);

Did someone say book?

especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad b : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion

Smaller than you may think.

*Just for fun, let's try Encarta:

cult [kult ] (plural cults) noun

1.� religion:� a system of religious or spiritual beliefs, especially an informal and transient belief system regarded by others as misguided or unorthodox

2.� religious group:� a group of people who share religious or spiritual beliefs

3.� idolization of somebody or something:� extreme or excessive admiration for a person, philosophy of life, or activity (often used before a noun) �a cult following

4.� object of idolization:� a person, philosophy, or activity regarded with extreme or excessive admiration

5.� fad:� something popular or fashionable among a devoted group of enthusiasts (often used before a noun) �cult status

6.� ETHNOLOGY system of supernatural beliefs:� a body of organized practices and beliefs supposed to involve interaction with and control over supernatural powers

7.� elite group:� a self-identified group of people who share a narrowly defined interest or perspective

Now doesn't it feel good to belong?

(put that in your banned book and burn it)

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