Greetings -

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by MHanson, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. MHanson
    Offline

    MHanson Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Ratings:
    +17
    Hello - I will be looking around to see what there is to see, and eventually post a few things. I imagine I would spend most time in Religion and Ethics, but I will also visit some other rooms as well, of course.

    I am living in California at the moment, and my favorite job designation is "temporarily retired." I worked in operations at a mutual fund company and made databases in Microsoft Access and spreadsheets in Excel.

    Recently I decided to join the Unitarian Universalist Association, and I am still an Ordained Clergy Person with the Church of Spiritual Humanism. The latter is no big deal; anyone can fill out a form and for a few dollars get documentation that you are ordained, then in some states you are authorized to marry people. Check with your own state laws though, there have been issues in other states.

    Thank you for having me.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,172
    Thanks Received:
    9,277
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,472
    Welcome.

    I've baptized scores of babbys over the years, without having any form of ordination.

    Are they going to hell? Am I going to hell?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Jeremy
    Offline

    Jeremy TRANSFER!!!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    7,777
    Thanks Received:
    1,188
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Ratings:
    +1,192
    Howdy.
     
  4. MHanson
    Offline

    MHanson Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Ratings:
    +17
    My favorite answer to "Do you know where you're going when you die?" is "Yes, in an urn or a box, unless it happens in an isolated rural area in which case I'll be supplying nutrition for various species."

    The state doesn't regulate baptisms, and as long as you had the parents' permissions I wouldn't think there would be an issue. Marriages are regulated though, and being married by an unauthorized person can cause quite a ruckus.

    You know your concept of hell better than I do, making you a much better authority than me on that question.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  5. Ozmar
    Offline

    Ozmar This tree will shoot you.

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    3,741
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +282
    Bonjour.
     
  6. Zoom-boing
    Offline

    Zoom-boing Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    25,349
    Thanks Received:
    7,334
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    East Japip
    Ratings:
    +10,481
    No salutations? :(

    Welcome anyway I guess.
     
  7. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,792
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,809
    Greetings and felicitations.
     
  8. Ozmar
    Offline

    Ozmar This tree will shoot you.

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    3,741
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +282
    Greetings and salivations.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  9. MHanson
    Offline

    MHanson Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Ratings:
    +17
    I tried to put "greetings" in the "Tags" box, but it complained that it was too common a word. I'm glad it was the only stuck-up box I have seen on the site so far.
     
  10. MHanson
    Offline

    MHanson Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Ratings:
    +17
    (gets rag from kitchen)
     

Share This Page