God, Mormons, and Masturbation?
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God, Mormons and Masturbation
by Doug Wallace
The first time I heard the “F' word was in an elementary school called Stella Magladry in Eugene, Oregon about 1939. Funny thing ,since I was about ten years old at the time and was fairly close to my father, an English converted Mormon who found other forms of expletive such as, “Go Blind old Kate,”,etc, when ever he hit his finger with a hammer or was frustrated because some work he was doing didn't fit together.. I had never heard the “F” word from him.
What I had heard came from the younger brother of a school class mate. Playing the all presumptive “older” knowing role, I said, “WOW", not really knowing what he was talking about when he said, “Johnny Bench f.....d Mary Peeples!”** The kids were probably eight or nine at the time and unlikely to be involved in any sex beyond curiosity. However, the kids' school grapevine was buzzing with the story that day . (** names changed)
So, looking for some enlightenment, when I got home from school that afternoon, I blithely told my mother in the presence of two older sisters that “Johnny Bench F.....d' Mary Peoples!!!” With a kind of weird look on her face she asked me, “What did you just say?”. So I began to repeat the story, “Johnny Bench F..!!!!” I couldn't finish the statement because a hand went over my mouth with an admonition, “Quiet ;your father will talk to you about this this evening.”
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[click here] for Steven G. Erickson's OpEd News blog post:
George W. Bush, Jesus, and Imaginary Friends
"... In Church, I couldn’t understand why there was simulated cannibalism and vampirism, as they were trying to get me to eat “Jesus Crackers”, simulating flesh or the body of Jesus, and drink simulated blood, “Jesus Wine”.
If Jesus Christ really lived, it is my opinion that he is probably the best known political activist. He protested unfair taxes and intrusive government and got nailed for it. ..."