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 Author Thread: Feng Shui obstructions and their cures...
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Feng Shui obstructions and their cures...
Posted: 2/22/2010 4:57:28 PM
I'm no expert on Feng Shui, but from what little I know... I think the thing to do would be to hang a mirror on the bedroom door and leave it open a crack so the mirror doesn't reflect directly back to the other door.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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what's with the pajamas?
Posted: 2/4/2010 5:53:50 PM

I'm with AwP (Amazon with Penis?)

Close, Amazing with Penis
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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what's with the pajamas?
Posted: 2/4/2010 4:46:35 PM
Personally, I kinda like the look.

I'm all for being comfy but I really do think it speaks volumes about her self-esteem when she hasn't enough pride in her appearance to throw on a pair of jeans or slacks.

It DOES speak volumes about her self-esteem, it says she has plenty of it and doesn't need to dress to the nines to feel comfortable going out in public. Someone worried about having their best appearance just to go to the store seems to imply less self-esteem to me.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Full on relationship advice please guys
Posted: 2/4/2010 5:32:59 AM
Whether you two take it fast or slow doesn't really have an effect on if you two are right for each other long term. The problem is that it usually takes longer than a month (and that's with regular contact, not long distance occasional dates which take longer) to figure out if you two are a good match. Both of you are still in your "getting to know you good behavior mode" which takes a while to wear off and let your real selves show through. If you move in together now, you might get lucky and be a good match, or you might not. If you turn out not to be a good match do you want to have to move back out? Safer to wait until you're sure. I moved in together with a girl after a month, it lasted 15 years, so it can work out... But I've gone out with other girls that had I moved in after the first month it would have been a big mistake.



I know relationships are hard an takes along time for it too grow but i guess whats diff too this an a arrange marriage? Or back in the early 1900s when marriages were forced because of arrangements with other families or because of pregnancy??

Moving too quickly isn't all that different from arranged and shotgun marriages, all three often lead to unhappy relationships.



An look back than them kinda marriages lasted not like these days??

That has more to do with modern attitudes about marriage and divorce than how the marriage started. It's just much easier to divorce and there is much less scorn for those who get divorces. If the attitudes and legalities were then what they are now, then divorce would have been more common then too.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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LOOKS? or FEMININITY?
Posted: 2/4/2010 5:13:25 AM
Personally, I tend to lean towards tom-boys, so obviously "femininity" isn't too important to me. This isn't one of those things where most guys feel the same though, there's lots of different tastes among guys. You just need to find a guy who goes for your type rather than worrying that's you're the wrong type.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Chili Recipe
Posted: 1/30/2010 6:43:29 PM
Nah, you get used to it. I didn't just jump to that level of heat, I've acclimated myself to spicier foods for nearly my whole life.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Shaving = Pedophilia?
Posted: 12/23/2009 10:28:09 AM
Here's the angle I think you should take. Tell her that you don't like shaved because you like prepubescent girls, you like it because you like hot porn stars. Then tell her that a hot girl like her could totally fulfill your hot porn fantasies by shaving. You'll be flattering her and appealing to her vanity, which would likely come off much better than trying to trick or out-argue her.

edit to add: You should also offer to do something for her in return, relationships are built on compromise. If you're lucky she'll have you fulfill some kinky fantasy of hers, if you're not so lucky you'll be doing her laundry or something.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Why do Americans love their jobs?
Posted: 12/23/2009 9:57:14 AM

What I have learned is that the customer does not care about you. The customer only cares about the product/service you are offering and nothing more. If the price they can afford is not enough to pay your bills, that is your problem, not theirs.


Everywhere else in the world a job is just secondary to family. But here people sacrifice their family in order to focus priorities on their job and customers?

Because if they don't bend over backwards for the customer then they'll lose their account/job/whatever and not be able to support their family. The same family that they take for granted because they know (or assume) that if they don't bend over backwards for them the family will still be there for them. Of course this isn't all Americans, just the "neglectful workaholic" archetype that you're describing.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Anyone had any weird 'nesting instincts' during a full moon?
Posted: 12/12/2009 5:03:15 PM

Some times you women really scare the hell outta me, nesting fullmoons I start thinkin about warewolves and stuff.

My thoughts too. OP, It sounds like you're going through the transformation into a werewolf and your human mind is getting confused by your new instincts. Once the transformation is complete you won't need to worry about all the animals you're collecting because you'll be eating them.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Best Way to Dispose of Gold Items
Posted: 12/7/2009 7:09:29 PM

Maybe eBay is the way to go, but I doubt it would sell as it's a very out-dated style.....

No no, it's not "out-dated", it's "vintage"!
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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THINGS I FIND FUNNY
Posted: 12/3/2009 6:18:43 PM

Yeah it refers to Polish ancestry. I have some Polish in me but am American. Not sure how derogatory it actual is.

It's very derogatory, though since you're polish then I guess it's ok.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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A new amnesty bill? How many times will this happen?
Posted: 11/14/2009 5:04:03 AM
It's a better deal for them to become legal with no fuss and start paying taxes than for us to pay to ship them back to wherever they came from or imprison them. I don't really have a problem with amnesty as long as it's not extended to those who commit crimes besides illegally immigrating.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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The atomic model of man...
Posted: 10/24/2009 11:24:39 AM

That the atoms you were born with aren't the same ones you have now. If this is true, than how is it we remain who we are?

You're the same as when you were born? I think you're probably quite different now. You're probably even different than you were 5 years ago. People change with time, they learn new things, they change their opinions on subjects, and they change physically. Just because you have the memories of your previous self doesn't mean that you haven't changed since then, you're the same person but that doesn't mean that you're the same. I'd use a car as an analogy, if you replace parts in a car, it's still the same car but it could very well run differently than it did when the old parts were still there.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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when you're sick.. when you (as a man) battle a cold
Posted: 9/25/2009 4:48:04 AM
I've noticed two types of guys when it comes to being sick. Some are great big babies who want someone to be their mommy and take care of them hand and foot, and some are tough guys who'd rather tough it out by themselves.

Isn't caring, nurturing and nursing you back to health precisely what your woman would be for?

No, that's what a nurse or doctor is for, the woman is for companionship when he's feeling up to it.

but if NOT your woman, who IS supposed to take care of you when you're sick?

He takes care of himself.

Would you repeatedly say to her "don't come" and still expect her to show up?

No, if she showed up after I specifically told her not to I'd be annoyed.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Taxing junk food!!!
Posted: 9/17/2009 9:30:54 AM

Actually it is called "Taxation without representation."

So what are those yahoos in congress if not our representation?
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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This is how I lost my job folks, what do you think?
Posted: 9/14/2009 4:42:02 AM
So being a counselor and working at the fitness center are two separate jobs with separate paychecks? It sucks that you got fired from being a counselor, but they did have an excuse to do so, maybe not a good one, but still. Being fired from the fitness jobs sounds like a lawsuit though.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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First date/meet. Need help please!
Posted: 8/29/2009 3:35:23 PM

I say something along the lines of "I wouldn't mind continuing this. I'll call you." She says Ok or something and 'I'll talk to you later' and we split.

You said you'd call her and she said ok, so now you're supposed to call her and see if she's interested in another date. You only need to post to see what you did wrong if you already called her and she wasn't interested.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Super Awesome Date Idea Dilemma--suggestions?
Posted: 8/22/2009 8:58:31 PM
You say she's a lot like you, so I looked at your profile and noticed that you list fishing as an interest. Would she be interested in going fishing with you?
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Suggestions/places to network for friends only
Posted: 8/21/2009 4:13:44 PM
Joining a group that has a different "agenda" is actually the best way to go about it. The key is to join one that has an agenda that you like (you mention that you're not religious, so church wouldn't be the choice for you), that way the other members automatically have one thing in common with you before you even talk to them. Find a group that pertains to a hobby or something that you're interested in.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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3 days... worth starting something?
Posted: 8/20/2009 5:04:03 AM

It's about experience and sexual ability and attraction, that's all. I have reason to believe that in my past guys have thought I wasn't that into them, when actually I was just inexperienced and awkward in bed.


I just think guys these days tend to have certain standards for female performance in bed.

If you're so worried about being inexperienced, there's only one way to fix that, and that's to get some experience. Have your little fling, if something more comes in the future then good for you, if not then at least you had a fun fling for 3 days.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Realism vs Optimism
Posted: 8/19/2009 4:20:39 PM
An optimist believes the glass is half full, the realist just wants to know who drank half of their beverage.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Stop Motion Animation
Posted: 8/17/2009 5:25:34 AM
I don't do it personally, though I'm a fan in general, and especially of Tim Burton's stuff (and since you're working with an armature it sounds like you're doing the same type). While you probably know some of the techniques in there, you might want to watch the extras in the DVDs, there's often some "making of" segments that you might be able to pick up a trick or two from. I saw Coraline recently, and there were some pretty good making of segments that might be of use to you.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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He lives with another woman and wants to explain
Posted: 8/12/2009 5:41:37 AM
My advice is to see if he's willing to have her explain for him. If she's willing to tell you that they're not sleeping together and confirms the rest of his story, then take him back, let him come to your place instead of going to his/hers. If he's not willing to let you talk to her or tells you that she doesn't want to, then he's full of it and you shouldn't have anything more to do with him. Give him the chance, since you two clicked so well in every other way, it'd be a shame to throw it away before you knew for sure.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Need a guys opinion
Posted: 8/11/2009 5:04:11 AM
It's not uncommon for single guys to live in less than appealing places that aren't very suitable for entertaining guests. You might ask him to let you visit it once, just to satisfy your curiosity, and after seeing it you'll probably understand why he'd rather visit you. He might be a little resistant due to embarrassment, but if he's completely unwilling to let you visit his place once, then he might be hiding something, like a wife.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Wanting Gifts Back After A Breakup
Posted: 8/9/2009 2:53:06 PM
He sounds like a douche, but you're probably better off giving him the $7 so he leaves you alone instead of continually pestering you for it.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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My car was stolen
Posted: 8/7/2009 9:36:23 PM

Hey John, did you call the police to see if maybe it was sitting in an impound lot?

That happened to me once. I had a long weekend off work and nothing to do, so I enjoyed being lazy all weekend and not going out at all. My car was parked right in front of my apartment (there were no driveways, you were supposed to park in the street). Well apparently, I had "abandoned" my car right there in it's usual parking spot, so the police and tow truck guys stole it and ransomed it back to me. This was in Columbus Ohio, they're notorious for doing that kinda thing there, but I was never once pulled over for speeding by the Columbus police even though I gave them plenty of opportunities.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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internet troubles
Posted: 8/7/2009 5:50:46 PM
She's an IM friend on another continent, how much attention does she really owe you? I wouldn't even bother trying to find a way to talk to her again, you already made yourself look like a douchebag, and most likely nothing "real" would have come from it anyways.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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the atlantien power crystal
Posted: 8/5/2009 5:06:56 PM
Regarding Atlantis, I don't believe they were some super society with crystal powered flying cars and such. The most likely place according to the archaeological information I've seen is what we now call the "Minoan" culture. They were a very advanced civilization for their time. They were as advanced as ancient Egypt before Egypt was that advanced. When their civilization was destroyed by a volcano, many theorize that survivors went to Egypt and Greece and jump-started their civilizations which were also advanced for their time.

About crystals specifically... eh, there might be more to them than science has discovered so far, but I doubt it's anything so spectacular as the new age stories make it seem like.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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The Russians are coming ....again????
Posted: 8/5/2009 4:31:39 PM
If we know they're there, we aren't really ignoring them, we just aren't taking any overt action.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Do not go were you are not wanted
Posted: 8/5/2009 5:57:46 AM
Are you talking about the american journalists who were just arrested recently in N. Korea? Um... They're journalists, they're supposed to go places and find out stuff for us, that's their job.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Bipolar? Is this the new disease?
Posted: 8/4/2009 2:56:19 PM
Are you familiar with "manic depressives"? Bi-Polar is just the new name for that.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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POF Chemistry Test
Posted: 8/2/2009 4:20:15 PM
It seems worthless to me on this site, I don't even agree with my own results. A different site I belong to has a much better system (OkC) though that's not perfect either, but they're good enough that they're worth taking into account there.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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The Bouncer
Posted: 7/31/2009 12:24:21 PM

It can't be kind to put the cat in a vacuum! Aren't there laws against that sort of thing?

Not at all, the cat is fine...
http://www.supyo.com/home/crazypics/images_2/space_cat.jpg
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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slowing light down
Posted: 7/31/2009 11:14:35 AM
Depending on the properties of whatever substance is being used to slow down light, perhaps it could be done in a large cylinder made of something transparent like glass. As the light creeps along the cylinder, any light that refracts into the sides of the cylinder containing the beam would resume normal speed, allowing you to see how quickly it's moving through the cylinder with the naked eye.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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The Bouncer
Posted: 7/31/2009 11:03:45 AM

The ball would deform upon impact each time it hit the floor. Eventually that deformation would be greater than the height of the bounce, at which point the ball would just sit there and throb slightly until the cat got hold of it.

This is the answer, but even in some kind of hypothetical frictionless vacuum where the ball wouldn't deform on impact it would still eventually stop. Once the bounce gets to the size of the planck length it can't be halved.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Braille on drive-up ATMS and other foolishness
Posted: 7/31/2009 10:48:55 AM
The real reason that there is braille on drive up machines is because they use the same buttons as the walk up machines, it would cost more to make two different sets of buttons solely for the purpose of preventing blind people from using the drive-ups.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Cops Suspended for Unauthorized Background Check on the President
Posted: 7/31/2009 8:29:55 AM

Public records? Are you hearing voices in your head?

No, I'm seeing words on my screen... Did you read raxarsr's post that you responded to?

so your theory is any numbnut cop with nothing to do should be able to access police records to check up on anybody he wants? or is it just the president? how about the vice-president? how about a senator? or maybe a representative? under secretary? security detail? maid service? you?

slippery slope there.

Not just numbnut cops, but you and me should be able to access public records, hence the term "public". Yes to the VP, senators, reps... any elected official. Slippery slope is a weak argument. What if there was a big pile of gold half-way down a literal "slippery slope", do you just leave it there because it's slippery or are you just extra careful?
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Cops Suspended for Unauthorized Background Check on the President
Posted: 7/31/2009 7:50:44 AM
It's against the law to access public records? Doesn't something seem a little messed up with that?
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Does this drive all men nuts?
Posted: 7/30/2009 8:48:30 PM

but I am a no games playing type of woman. So when I say something sweet to my boyfriend, I want to hear him say something sweet back.

That = game, it's called fishing for compliments. You're not saying something sweet to him because you feel something sweet for him, you're saying something sweet because you want something sweet in return. It's not one of the worst games, but it is one.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Cops Suspended for Unauthorized Background Check on the President
Posted: 7/30/2009 8:52:44 AM
While I don't think that people should abuse their power against regular citizens, when someone becomes a public figure, especially someone in an important govt office, background information should be public knowledge. Joe the plumber is a private citizen who happened to stumble into the spotlight for a minute, I don't think that's enough to make him a public figure. It's not about parties though, were the parties reversed I'd feel the same way. We should all be able to do a background check on Obama, if McCain won we should be able to do one for him too (actually since he's still a senator, we should still be able to), had Ron Paul somehow miraculously been elected we probably would be able to.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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have you ever !!!!!
Posted: 7/30/2009 5:22:10 AM
You can't take profiles as showing their true selves, but they can give pretty good hints sometimes.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Asking for STD test results
Posted: 7/30/2009 5:16:10 AM
Why not just go get tested together?
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Us and our ancient ancestors. Are our genes capable of remembering them?
Posted: 7/30/2009 4:47:35 AM
Are you talking about "ancestral memory" or physical features? If you're talking about memories, there's nothing proven in science, though there's a bit of anecdotal evidence that overlaps with reincarnation theories. If you're talking about physical features then yes, there are two brothers who do the trapeze who are completely covered in hair, their faces too (and it's not just beards). Seems like a primordial throwback to me, here's a pic...
http://www.americancivilrightsreview.com/Freak%20Show/freak-wolf-brothers-page.html
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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The Global Brain
Posted: 7/29/2009 5:03:41 PM
As a metaphor it's happening now as we speak, but I don't believe that it'll happen in a literal sense. We aren't going to become like the borg with some sort of collective consciousness.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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dating a co-worker
Posted: 7/29/2009 5:09:52 AM
There's two important things to consider here. First, are you her boss? If you are then it's not a good idea to date, because that can possibly lead to problems, either sexual harassment if it doesn't work out, or other employees claiming favoritism. The second thing, is it a great job that you're lucky to have, or is it a pretty mediocre job that pays the bills and that's about it. The reason this needs to be considered is because if you two date, sooner or later one of you is likely to give up their job. If you're not the boss and it's not a great job then go for it, but cautiously.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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On letting go fast -blowing the potential?
Posted: 7/28/2009 5:40:57 PM
Some of the people here are jaded and bitter.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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What is so hot about Goth/Alternative Girls?
Posted: 7/28/2009 5:20:48 PM
I donno, but I love it.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Clockwise or Counter-clockwise?
Posted: 7/27/2009 5:01:12 PM
My understanding of it is that it does have an effect, but it's not the only or strongest effect. When you did your experiment, even though you waited for it to visibly stop swirling, it was still swirling, just not visibly anymore (unless you put some sort of dye into the water to see?) If you had a perfectly round sink, with a perfectly centered drain, that perfectly unseals all the way around at the same time, and you don't mess with the water beforehand, you'd get results perfectly consistent with the coriolis effect. If you start adding variables, the coriolis effect will quickly be overwhelmed by the other influences.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Coin Collecting
Posted: 7/27/2009 5:50:03 AM
I'm not a serious collector, in that I don't really care about dates and condition, but I do like to collect the interesting foreign moneys I run across along with some older american coins. My most interesting one in my opinion is a 10 paise coin from India, it seems to be made of aluminum and has wavy edges.
 AwP
Joined: 12/31/2006
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What type of religion is it?
Posted: 7/27/2009 5:22:41 AM
If you are in fact talking about Jehovah's witnesses, then no, they are certainly not a more open minded version of protestantism. They are one of the stricter sects of christianity, and considered by most sects to be barely christian, similar to how the mormons are viewed. You might want to look up the "Unitarian/Universalist" church, that sounds like it might be more your style, they're much more open minded than most churches when it comes to dogma.
 
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