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In one of the other topics, one of the folks seemed not to be so sure of the reception he'd get for saying he was a youth minister at his church.

In my experience, Deadheads span the full spectrum from Agnostic to Zoroastrian. I've met atheist Deadheads, Muslim Deadheads, Buddhist Deadheads, Catholic Deadheads, Jewish Deadheads, and Wiccan Deadheads. My Deadhead friends are all over the map on this stuff, and as far as I'm concerned one of the real richnesses of the scene is the ability to see how things look to other folks and, sometimes, experience it from their world.

Believe it if you need it, if you don't, just pass it on. But talk about it here, and please maintain a safe respectful place to do so.

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@Graceful....

Tom you hit the nail on the head, those words ring true here.

glad that you are enjoying your new musical stash....

please pay it forward...

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a temper of peace

It is my impression that a high percentage of Dead Heads are 5-for-5 on the beliefs that William James lists in his 1902 book

"The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature"

as the "characteristics of religious life":

1. That the visible world is part of a more spiritual universe from which it draws its chief significance;

2. That union or harmonious relation with that higher universe is our true end;

3. That prayer or inner communion with the spirit thereof—be that spirit 'God' or 'law'—is a process wherein work is really done, and spiritual energy flows in and produces effects, psychological or material, within the phenomenal world.

4. A new zest which adds itself like a gift to life, and takes the form either of lyrical enchantment or of appeal to earnestness and heroism.

5. An assurance of safety and a temper of peace, and, in relation to others, a preponderance of loving affections.

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trailbird

Thank You !!!

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bless you gd73

love & peace to all

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!!!

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Graceful

Prayers With You ...

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Graceful

Im truly sorry for your loss,Saul to Paul,WoW, Strenth,Love,God Bless...

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He's Gone

I'm sorry. May God's peace be with you and your family. What God did in Saul's life, renaming him Paul, is amazing. HE can change us all one person at a time.

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@Tom....

Very sorry for your loss.....it is never easy.....it sounds like your dads memory was honored and will continue to be.

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He's Gone

Thanks for asking, 1973.

My Dad died two weeks ago; myself and my siblings were at his side, trying to comfort his passage.
We can always wish that the inevitable will be put off a little longer, but his very long, very fruitful life had finally run its course. All of his 15 young adult grandchildren participated in his funeral (and two great-grandchildren delighted the very large crowd that gathered).

One grandson did him proud, and moved everyone in attendance, by reading a passage from Saul of Tarsus:
"Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you."

What more could you want?

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