Tricksy, how you keep asking more than one question :)1. What place have you yet to go that you want to go the most? When will be the next time you take a long trip for a reason other than a festival? When are you coming to Seattle?:-)
Chatres, Rome, and Olympus are all on that list. I'm planning to go to Kansas around July 4 at the moment and do some work. I hope to get to Seattle in the near future, hopefully before September, but I'm not sure about that.2. How do you think our first religious experiences at Zion as an initial foundational path effect your road to discover your true faith? If we had grown up in a Pagan church do you think your views on life or religion would be any different?
When I hear "religious experiences", I think of the actual term as applied by religious studies scholars, so my answer is pretty simple: there were no religious experiences, which is why I didn't feel weird about leaving. I suppose most correctly, it gave me something to compare later experiences to. And so any inkling of feeling "religious" was something I latched onto and followed until that feeling dried up or got explained away.
My views on life and religion would have been radically different had I been raised Pagan. I'm not sure I'd be nearly as good a person if I had not had the upbringing I did. I also think I probably would have fallen into the trap of Christian-bashing that so many Pagans fall into, where they define themselves primarily as "not Christian" rather than as Pagan. There's a lot about me that I know comes from being raised in the UCC that I wouldn't change for anything.3. How would you rate the communication among our extended family?:-p Is there any particular member outside of mom, dad, and me that you feel closer to? If we had to have another sibling would you rather they be older than you, younger than me, in the middle, boy or girl?
Poor :) At least, trickle-down is the only method of communication I really get. Mom seems intimately connected with so many people, but me, I rarely hear from any of them.
As for other siblings, I'd definitely want one younger than you. I like being oldest (going through a lot of things first helped immensely), and I'd hate to have someone who could beat up on me like I did to you. . . *weak grin*4. What do you cherish most about love?
The fact that it doesn't really require nurturing to grow. It often just happens.5. Do you feel sex before marriage is required to know truly for sure if you really want to be with that person?
I don't even think sex during
marriage is required, but then, I'm weird :) But no, I've been positive about that without sex ever entering the equation before, and it'll happen agian.6. Outside of anything to do with the outdoors or religion, what would you consider your favorite indoor hobby?
Trying to beat the Legend of Zelda without a sword. I still think it can be done, though it appears that passing level 4 is problematic. But I have one last thing I can try.7. What was your favorite turtle of the ones you caught growing up. Runty, One of the Many Speedys, Tutti-Fruti, or No-Name. Do you prefer the turtles to the cats?
Tutti was my favourite, I think. We had her/him the longest. But the only one I have a picture of is one of the Speedy's
.8. How long would you have to know someone and what would have to happen between you before you would consider them as a very close friend?
The world record is held by erienc
, who became one of my closest friends in about 30 minutes. The time varies with people, though, and most of my friends are women. Guys have a hard time becoming close friends with me.