Without Religion

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Xelasnave.1947, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Presbyterian, I assume.
    Still is (part of Protestantism).
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Those are the ones who aren't really religious but who want to cover their bases just in case. Most don't really let it interfere with their life at all.

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  5. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks I did not know how it was spelt I guess that shows how little I was impressed.
    All I can remember of those times was the ministers kids were not well behaved.
    Two brothers and one shot out his brothers eye with a bow and arrow.
    They swore which in my world was a no no.
    Alex
     
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  7. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Hi Jan I accept your wider definition I certainly do not wish to bury my head in the sand. Sounds unpleasant.
    Using my narrow definition or better still select a word that describes what I define religion to be are you able to address my question, whatever it was...you are winning Jan I can not now remember what I was talking about.
    I know now how my first wife must have felt.
    She would often say, I ask you a question and you seem to answer by talking for a while but I come away and realise you have not really said anything.
    This must be some sort of pay back for me being so evasive in the past.
    Of course I thought she was mistaken as I thought I always made perfect sence.
    Alex
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It's spelled "sense" rather than "sence". I'm curious, since you are obviously intelligent and well spoken how is it that you have come to use words (or rather spell words) such as "sence" and "spelt" rather than "sense" and "spelled"?

    I'm not trying to be rude but really am curious.
     
  9. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I worked in law and at one stage was responsible for taking the hand written notes of the various judges and drawing the written formal order.
    I became annoyed over time at so many things relating to spelling and grammar.
    So part of my problem comes from a sort of rebellion.
    You may notice I have a habit of ending a sentence with a preposition and love using " small" words and words that are forbidden like "got".
    Then add to all this that I type with one finger, am getting old and forgetful, and sometimes think I am being smart , I like to say dam rather than damn for example.
    I do find typing causes problems with spelling because I grew up and worked using handwriting and I often don't seem to notice spelling mistakes when typing.
    Also I am in a rush to type my thoughts before they fade and rarely edit.
    I do like to put things in like spelling errors, poor expression to have others underestimate my potential.

    I would do similar when negotiating so folk underestimate me and so I can take advantage of their intellectual arrogance.
    But also I am terrible speller in the first place, lazy and work on the basis that few take any notice of anything I say.
    I do think my mind is fading.
    I do get mental blocks.
    Like the other day I went to write
    " not negotiable" on a cheque and I just could not print "negotiable" I had to write it on a piece of paper for it to come out right.

    So that is as trueful as I can be.
    Alex
     
  10. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Also twenty years without really talking much or reading or writing and destroying my brain with booze.
    Also I think by showing mistakes people are not intimidated by me which strangely was a problem before I dropped out.
    Alex
     
  11. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for the responses. One thing I've noticed in myself is that in the days when the only keyboard was a typewriter I never (rarely) made spelling mistakes. Now with the internet I make mistakes all the time and I have to be sure to read my entire posts before pressing the "send" button and even then I often have to go back and "edit" my post to correct for spelling errors that I missed.

    I my case the errors aren't caused by not knowing how to spell or how to use certain words. Random words and spellings just come out of my fingers! I think our minds start to work like "autocorrect" on the phone.

    We type so much and so fast that we aren't really reading everything as it comes from our minds to our fingertips and our mind sometimes inserts the most common word even though that wasn't the one we were thinking about.

    I find typos of misuse such as "their" instead of "they're" or "there" but I also find words that just don't make sense but our minds/fingers just put them in anyway.

    In the days of typewriters when I had to type a long paper I rarely made a typo because if I did I either had to start over or to use "white out" and that may or may not have been appropriate so I guess I was a lot more careful.

    I took a typing class in high school so I've always typed with all fingers and therefore I can't use that as an excuse. I typed 80 wpm on an old manual (non-electric) typewriter on my final typing test so speed shouldn't be an excuse either.

    I think it's just that we type fast all the time now and our brain tries to adapt by "suggesting" words and we aren't consciously thinking about our typing. That's my theory anyway.

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  12. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Another thing that made me sloppy I suppose was having a secretary.
    For years I used a dictaphone and it was up to the girl to present everything correct and ready to go.
    If she made a mistake she had to work past knock off to retype the letter.
    I see text messages and it seems no one cares these days.
    Alex
     
  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I think our spelling deteriorates somewhat because we don't have to "know" how to spell since most forums, email and messaging software has spell correct so that incorrect spelling is underlined in red and we can click the mouse and see the correct spelling and choose that although you still have to choose to correct.

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  14. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know but my phone comes up with some crazy words and I swear it changes words on me.
    I liked the spell checker when I carried my lap top it even prompted for hrammer.
    Maybe I should advertize for another secretary. They made coffee got lunch even would get Xmas presents for the wife and kids.
    I had two who would take me to the clothing shop and pick out all my clothes even underware. They would select two complete outfits, three piece suit, each with two shirts two ties belt and cuff links. It was funny cause the shop guy was gay and the three of them would argue over the clothes and treated me as if I was a dummy..you know one they put in the shop window.
    Alex
     
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    My wife selected casual clothes.
    And fed me as well.
    She never made me coffee only tea.
    But eventually I tired of that life style I felt I was too dependant on the women in my life.
    They just fussed all the time.
    Alex
     
  16. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I was going to say maybe you need less secretaries not more.

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    I have no problem feeding and clothing myself.

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  17. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Law is or was terrible, I became an articled clerk at just 17.
    When I entered the office all the ladies had to call me Mr. and from day one I could tell them what to do, subject to their particular boss.
    So you get a very high opinion of yourself from day one.
    Alex
     
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    Isn't that a practice that was more common in the 1800's when you could become an attorney by being an apprentice with an attorney for a couple of years?

    How does that work today or how did it work in your case?
     
  19. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    It had been around for a while and is like and apprentice set up and in times past you paid the "Master Solicitor".
    When I started you got the books and sat for exams but it changed such that you attended uni after work.
    I was lucky I had a great master solicitor who taught me so much.
    I had my articles assigned ( went to another firm) and that solicitor was fantastic.
    He was the Director of Man Power in the 2nd World War and a man of extraordinary intellect. He was quiet old so I got to run the place when I was 21. It was only a suburban practice but I got to do some interesting stuff. But I got tired of it and worked for the Government ( Commonwealth attorney generals office) and from that to real estate which I loved.
    I could sell well and took over the office and stopped working when I was 49. I was burnt out and wanted to do the hermit thing.
    Alex
     
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    I had very little money but the land was paid for and I had a small income just enough to survive.
    Had an old car nothing flash but time to build my house etc.
    All my friends thought I was mad..they were probably right.
    Alex
     
  21. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Is that (law) system still in place and would what you were doing be called a paralegal in the U.S.?

    Faster money does seem to be in real estate especially if you stay in it long enough and build up enough contacts.
     
  22. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know.
    My father lectured at the college of law well after I left the game and he was giving like practical lectures and I had the impression articles were no more.
    I was lucky when I started with the real estate firm (there were three offices) I made the biggest sale in company history and it made the Sydney Newspaper so I could claim that and well I was good at listing and that's what its all about.
    Alex
     
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    But I am near broke these days but I don't need anything.
    Alex
     

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