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By Zephyr on Monday, July 17, 2000 - 07:04 pm:

    I was out a few nights ago, around 1 half an hour before the car-flashing incident, and I saw a church that I really had never paid much attention to. I decided that it would be neat to investigate it, walk around, take in the sights, and just explore it. I'm overtly curious like that.

    Anyway, I walk over to the door. There's an interesting look to the building. It's certainly more like a modern suburban structure than a classical chruch, but that's good enough for me. I just want to go exploring.

    I try the main door. It's locked. I knock loudly, looking for a doorbell.

    I'm not too happy with that. And the other doors were also locked.

    Why wasn't it open? Do any churches still remain open all day, every day? Even for the purpose of "sanctuary"?

    I'm not religious in any way, shape, or form, but I like to explore places, and I really like walking around in old churches...they have an atmosphere to them, that would permeate them even without religious intent.

    I especially like old Irish and English churches, as well as danish and Swedish ones. The cathedral in Roskilde (Denmark) is really great, although that's a memory from years ago.

By NZA on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 01:25 am:

    Theres a christian cult who have a church around the corner from us. They not only keep their doors closed, they have bid iron fences all around to keep non-members out.

    Silly me, I thought christianity was about embracing all people!

By moonit on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 04:09 am:

    Are they those people who hang in the square? The laughing man and the bikini babe muscle poser?

By Kallllioooooop yes i am on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 09:25 am:

    i wish i had an old church next door to me.

    i do have a porn store tho, so it's just as good.

    i *CAN* find sanctuary.

By Spider on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 10:33 am:

    I think the institution of sanctuary has been done away with.

By Jay on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 11:47 am:

    i live right behind a porn store myself.
    there is also a church next to the porn store. a baptist joint with bars on the windows and a banner outside that proclaims "Friday Night Holy Ghost Revival".
    i've been getting tempted to check out the Holy Ghost Revival. it's gotta be a blast. and if not i can walk next door and check out Cum Gargaling Anal Intruders IV next door.

By Kalli on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 11:56 am:

    i actually haven't had the courage to venture into my little store. before i had my phone hooked up i used to have to use the payphone across the street. id be on the phone and i could watch all these guys go into the store.

    funny thing was...they were all driving nice cars, most of em dressed and groomed nicely, and well.....

    i wonder if thatd be a new place to pick up guys.

By Jay on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 01:55 pm:

    i wouldn't suggest it. from a guys point of view. we see an attractive female in a porno store, we figure she's horny as hell and ready to fuck anyone.
    if thats the case then yes, it's a good place to pick up guys.
    everyone needs a little porn now and then. it's not just dirty old men and computer geeks anymore. i still don't think i'd want to see my mom going into one though. there was a porno store here in st.pete that opened right on the corner of two busy streets with all customer parking out front. what were they thinking? no one wants to walk into a porno store while all these people are stopped at a traffic light looking at them saying, "look at the dirty perve going to spank it in the nudie booth"

By Biro on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 02:44 pm:

    Churches have that great smell (to me anyway) - my childhood church was very Gothic and grand, then the Vicar painted the doors Red, it caused an almighty uproar in the community. I too am not religious but also love to check out churches, specially if there is a graveyard out back. Love reading all those inscriptions, some are so funny.

By Spider on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 04:15 pm:

    There's a site that sells t-shirts that have old gravestone designs on them, and one says, "I told you I was sick." That kills me.

By Bell_jar on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 08:04 pm:

    what is the site?

By Isolde on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 08:11 pm:

    When I was in Ireland, I got up at one in the morning on my first night in Dulib, because I thought it was morning. (Time changeish problems.) Anyway, I went wandering around Dublin, and I tried the locks on the church doors too. I was pissed. There must have been a church on every block, and they were all locked! Argh. I agree. Sanctuary should always be an option.

By NZA on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 01:08 am:

    No, I don't thinks so Moonit. They are the Brethren. Hate to associate with anyone who isn't a member of their church.

    There were some brethren girls at school, and they always had to go home for lunch, cos they weren't allowed to eat with people who weren't part of their family. The women wear headscarves and don't cut their hair.

    They believe the devil controls the air, so don't use cellphones, radios, tvs, or anything that transmits or receives remotely.

    They own most of the houses in the street next to the church. I would love to buy down there just to install the worlds largest satellite dish!

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