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Ian Mason commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Someone is going away for a long time, if the police have got it right."
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Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Good....let's hope they throw the book at him!!!!!! How are your emotions Stephen?"
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Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Greenford mobility scooter killing: Man arrested over stabbing A man has been arrested on suspicion…"
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Mrs.B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Very good at what he does."
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"Still hits too close to home when it's a senior, & on a scooter though, especially after…"
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Ian Mason commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"I agree with you about the police, Stephen. It's not much different here in Denmark."
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
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Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Yes Ian one hopes the killer is caught but I'm not holding my breath. The Met has…"
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Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Of course, there has always been crime n London but no different from any other big city. London…"
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Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"At least there's a good photo of him."
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Ian Mason commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"That is so CRUEL, Stephen. Many people must feel unsafe now. I hope the killer is caught soon."
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Chris B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"The wishes were good but reality is harder. It so hard not to lose the space you need."
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Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"I want to thank everyone for all the good wishes you have sent me about the mugging. I felt I was…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
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This one, with its context, is too long for the group comments, but in my opinion the context deserves to be more widely known. You'll probably enjoy it, whether or not you're a writer.

"Now, practically even better news than that of short assignments is the idea of shitty first drafts. All good writers write them. This is how they end up with good second drafts and terrific third drafts. People tend to look at successful writers, writers who are getting their books published and maybe even doing, well financially, and think that they sit down at their desks every morning feeling like a million dollars, feeling great about who they are and how much talent they have and what a great story they have to tell; that they take in a few deep breaths, push back their sleeves, roll their necks a few times to get all the cricks out, and dive in, typing fully formed passages as fast as a court reporter. But this is just the fantasy of the uninitiated.

I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts. All right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much. We do not think that she has a rich inner life or that God likes her or can even stand her. (Although when I mentioned this to my priest friend Tom, he said you can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.)"

--Anne Lamott, "Shitty First Drafts" in Bird by Bird
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I can barely write a comment without editing....hahahahaha....

I edit all the time, even without creating a god (my cat wouldn't let me).

Of course we all know who the boss is too.

or the bosses...

There ya go! We know our place!

And datz duh troof!

Upvote!

I ran onto something very similar a few years back:

You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do.
-- from Usenet

The parody of Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" portraying a half dozen or so gods, which I've seen with the caption "Pick one" or "Choose wisely", can also be interpreted as Adam (or humankind) creating all the gods!

Related: some years ago Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance ran a small pilot study to see if people could reliably assess the will of God through prayer, specifically concerning same-sex marriage. Participants came from both conservative and liberal religious backgrounds, and had different personal opinions on whether their God approved of same-sex marriage.

Anyway, two-thirds of them felt they had received a response, and not one reported that God disagreed with them!

https://www.religioustolerance.org/god_pra2.htm

Hmmmmmmmm........odd, that.

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