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I am a CC Licensed Raccoon now.

He/Him/His, Cis-het, Married with one Daughter

#Christian #Anarchist #Pacifist #AntiWar #Pentecostal #AssembliesOfGod #Outdoor #Retail #ProLabor #AnarchoSyndicalist #BookReader #Missionary #Minister

I'm like a Ronin-Pastor, a Minister-at-large with no particular congregation or group I'm responsible for leading. I have personal experience with #PersistentDepression, #ADHD, #Anxiety and growing up male in the west. Always available to talk.

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spaceraser, to random
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I’m back to complain about trying to get these photo files off my iPhone. My options look like either transferring over a wired lightning connection, where 10gb is estimated to take 6-12 HOURS or upload them all to iCloud, then download them off of iCloud from a browser.

Not available? A simple transfer from its built in file manager to my computer over Bluetooth. The mind boggles.

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Looks like polymaths might be having some federation issues today. I’m sure @amin is on the case. Until then, you can find me here, again.

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Tuesday night in Tornado Alley.

video/mp4

spaceraser, to random
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Coming back to Fosstodon for at least this evening on my Fediverse Walkabout.

spaceraser, to random
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For a little bit here I’m going to try Catodon as my next home during my fediverse walkabout. You can follow me at @spaceraser

FrChazzz, to Christianity

The other day I saw this in a post: “The only way to know the truth is to read and learn the Bible” and I’ve been sitting with it. Here’s the thing: Jesus tells us that HE is the truth. So is the original post saying that the Bible leads to Jesus and therefore truth? Or are we trying to say that the words themselves are the truth? Because if it’s the latter, that’s getting close to idol territory…

spaceraser,
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@FrChazzz very very similar question to where we locate The Word of God, or the Logos. St John locates it with the person of Christ, many printed volumes of the Christian Bible put it on the cover. Is it Christ, The Scripture, that book right there? What holds the authority of the Logos over the believer, the living person of Christ or the letters printed on that page?

spaceraser,
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@FrChazzz one of my favorite authors, Chris Green, identified God’s sovereignty with His ability to surprise us, to be more and bigger than our expectations. He also identified a certain Biblicism (ranging towards idolatrous regard for the printed words of scripture) with the desire to possess, or even begin to comprehend the totality of the divine person. Obviously, the author (and I) would caution against that.

spaceraser,
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@FrChazzz I was challenged by a friend to find anywhere in the scripture where the writings and teachings of the law, the prophets, or the apostles refer to themselves as “The Word of God”, and that was a helpful exercise. It’s unhelpful, our legacy of anti-intellectualism in American Christianity, which makes it difficult to insist on reading the scripture carefully and interrogating, “what does the scripture says about it’s own authority?”

spaceraser,
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@FrChazzz so much of deconstruction can feel like walking away from scripture as an authority in our lives into a wild and unordered space out in the world, when for me it was just detangling Scripture from what our heritage of sweaty, revival tent Biblicism says about scripture. In many ways, they were just wrong. Can’t blame them, though, most of them (talking about my own family here) had no connection to The Tradition, they were basically starting from scratch.

spaceraser, to random
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I wonder if 2024 will be The Year of My Wife on the Linux Desktop 😂

spaceraser, to random
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Maybe instead of “Free Shipping” we should try normalizing the term “Comped Shipping”

spaceraser, to random
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OK I think the classic Victorinox Swiss Army knife is a criminally underrated daily carry/ knife and I don't care who wants to fight me, I will fight you back.

spaceraser,
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@royal I carry a full size, I think it’s a Spartan. Modified with micarta scales.

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It’s been about a month since I went to an automatic mechanical watch away from a smartwatch. I cannot imagine going back to that thing buzzing on my wrist every time my phone tries to tell me something.

spaceraser,
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@royal maybe if i could find an appropriate “Flashy-O” 😂😂😂

slothdude, to random
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Business idea: restaurant for neurodivergent people. Food that’s good without trying to be overly fancy, and where you could ask for any ingredient to be left out, no questions asked. And the side salad would never, ever touch the warm food.

spaceraser,
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@slothdude sounds like chipotle/fast casual in general to me.

spaceraser,
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@slothdude man that's a bummer. I don't even know how to get everyone exactly what they want anymore without going to a place like that

1dalm, to random
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Don't forget to put the baby Jesus in the manger of your nativity set at midnight tomorrow!

What! You thought you could just put the baby Jesus in the manger anytime during Christmas season?! You heathen!

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spaceraser,
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@1dalm I like to picture Jesus like a mischievous badger.

FrChazzz, to random

Correct me if I’m wrong here, but isn’t the whole point of republicanism to double-down on representative government in order to create a barrier between the swayable masses and political power? Like, isn’t the name “Republican” synonymous with “not populist?” Meaning that having a Republican Party beholden to a dumpster fire “because he’s popular with the base” is incompatible with the concept of republicanism itself…

spaceraser,
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@FrChazzz the people who believe in republicanism, debate its contours and boundaries, are maybe influential in the American conservative movement, but they’ve never been the majority. The populists in vogue now, well, as St Paul put it, “Their god is their own stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on earthly things.”

geerlingguy, to random
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What do you want to know about the @mntmn Reform laptop? Besides the fact its trackball (yes, trackball) runs on a Raspberry Pi RP2040?

spaceraser,
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@geerlingguy @mntmn oh dude, installing and setting up a Compute Module 4 would be super interesting to me.

spaceraser, to random
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Always pay attention to the voices left out of a piece of writing, or relegated to the end. AP put out more than a thousand words on self checkout expanding at grocery stores, leaves less than a hundred on how it affects the workers it's supposed to either augment or replace. No surprise, the worker they interviewed thought having to supervise the self checkout was less safe for them, especially now that consumers are angrier than they used to be.

https://apnews.com/article/selfcheckout-theft-labor-walmart-target-1a8a6da0291651815557316964d7f8f9?utm_source=pocket-newtab-en-us

spaceraser,
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They also left out how Kroger's eye-in-the-sky "AI" cameras at checkout were also rolled out with security gates at the entrances that don't let you leave by the same door you entered. Add security guards, etc, and I don't even want to shop there anymore. Like, it wasn't my idea for you to cut your cashiers and make me check my own bagels, why are you treating me like a potential thief every time I come in there? For now, at least, Target doesn't do that.

spaceraser, to random
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Cough Drop mode day 2: ENGAGE

spaceraser, to random
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Cough drop mode: engage. 😒🙃🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧

spaceraser, to random
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So, I really liked running @opensuse on my MacBook Pro, but the thing needs a new battery to really be my mobile rig and this thing was made in the era where batteries were GLUED IN WITH PERMANENT GLUE by the manufacturer so I’m not keen on that process. Downloading macOS back on it in case I need a proprietary workstation for anything in the future. I always seem to need one once or twice a year….

spaceraser,
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I think I will eventually swap the battery, though. The whole thing is simply in too good of shape to not squeeze another couple years out of it.

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