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Gurus
Posted February 3rd, 2013 - 11:35 am from London, England
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Posted February 3rd, 2013 - 6:39 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 3rd, 2013 - 6:46 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 3rd, 2013 - 8:57 pm from London, England
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Posted February 5th, 2013 - 6:07 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@SOFASRUS,
the word Guru has usually a positive meaning in Russian, but
Vassarian was called sharlatan ,a word with a negative meaning.
Halima

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 7:20 pm from London, England
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Posted February 5th, 2013 - 7:31 pm from London, England
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Posted February 6th, 2013 - 12:03 am by from Daylesford, Australia (Permalink)
going back to georges essay, keep them coming, kanuk, i rather like them.

i, along with 200+ other girls, spent 9 years of my youth and childhood locked up behind high walls, and ruled over by a bunch of stern women who dressed up as penguins.

they didn't like children very much at all.

there were many strange rules.
we had to eat fish on fridays and go tell a man, sitting in a dark box, all the bad things we had done, on saturdays. on sundays we all got a little biscuit and a sip of wine from the same cup (eeeek!) and they told us that was flesh and blood from a man who had died 2000 years ago (more eeek). we had to wear long cotton singlets in our weekly bath, because seeing our own or other bodies was forbidden. there were many more of those rules.
and if we didn't follow them, we would go to hell to burn and be tortured by devils, forever and ever. they showed us pictures of hell, painted by a herr breughel. they gave us nightmares.

our parents paid through their noses for all this and thought it was the best they could do for us.

what children are able to survive is truly astonishing...

agnostic roo :>)

Posted February 7th, 2013 - 12:17 am from Camden, United States
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 12:28 am from Camden, United States
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 11:00 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 12:22 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
George

You never cease to amaze me.

Cherie

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 3:51 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 5th, 2013 - 4:29 am from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 5th, 2013 - 6:17 am from Morgan Hill, United States
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Posted February 5th, 2013 - 12:36 pm from London, England
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Posted February 5th, 2013 - 5:55 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 4:15 am from Mumbai, India
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 5:55 am from London, England
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 10:14 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 11:07 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 11:29 am from London, England
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 2:22 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 2:42 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 2:54 pm from London, England
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 10:58 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 7:00 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 11:50 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 12:20 am by from Daylesford, Australia (Permalink)
what damage, darren?
enough to take two decades or so, to repair, after leaving their 'care'.

anyway, i departed, aged 18, with a bang:
as soon as i had my matriculation results, i went to the local town hall and officially left the church. got a document saying so. bought some wall paper paste.
pasted the damn thing onto the wall over my bed and waited.

you should have witnessed the kerfuffle when it was discovered. they tried to exclude me from the matriculation celebration but couldn't, as i was running the stage events(concert, cabaret, speeches, etc).

how i enjoyed that!
none of my children were ever exposed to any kind of religion and are, of course, not baptised. they are all lovely heathens with excellent ethics.

agnostic roo :>)


Posted February 10th, 2013 - 6:14 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 1:53 am from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 8:21 am from London, England
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 12:13 pm by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Guru is inside.

Sometimes we need somebody to tell us this, and teach how to keep quiet and empty to listen to it.

Posted February 9th, 2013 - 1:14 pm from London, England
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 4:08 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted February 10th, 2013 - 6:41 am from Mumbai, India
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