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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Jeremy TRANSFER!!!

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    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.
     
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    Ozmar This tree will shoot you.

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    Bonjour.
     
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    No salutations? :(

    Welcome anyway I guess.
     
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    Greetings and felicitations.
     
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    Greetings and salivations.
     
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    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.
     
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    (gets rag from kitchen)
     

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