Happy New Year to all our RJ friends.May the New Year brings us God's protection and blessings.May we each have good health,happiness and good luck!Best Wishes!Ryan and Ruben.

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    Dec 31, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    Happy 2013!
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidHappy 2013!

    Happy New Year to you too!!
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
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    What happened?

    Happy New Year by the way.
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    Thank you Ryan and Ruben! I wish the very best to both of you, my brand new NYC friends, for a wonderful 2013.

    Make it your best year yet!

    -Jeff
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Have an awesome new year! Thanks for the wishes!

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    Dec 31, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Aw, that's sweet! Happy New Year to you both also!
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    "May the New Year brings us God's protection and blessings."
    ^^^
    Why not just wish all of us a Happy New Year and all the trimmings without acting as if you are some emissary of this fool's gold?
    Like you are bestowing all of we lesser creatures with some divine blessing for which you feel you are qualified to give! This is the same crap that these stupid right wing christians pull when they seem to know how we, as Gay people, should and should not live!!

    Any "protection" we get will have been earned and fought for by us against moronic religious values as exhibited in that one sentence.

    Just this morning, some stupid old bat was ringing up something for me at a store and said, "Have a blessed day." icon_eek.gificon_mad.gif That was like pouring acid on me. It just set me off and ruined my entire day now!!!icon_mad.gif
    Why do these insipid people feel the need to preach to others? I can see if priests or nuns were doing/saying that garbage...but these laypeople who think they are above it all, or assume that everyone has drunk the Kool-Aid need to keep it to themselves.
    If you want to believe in all that bullshit, then go for it! Pray, worship, throw your money away to it! Knock yourselves the hell out!!! But keep that nonsense to yourselves!!!

    Tristan
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 said"May the New Year brings us God's protection and blessings."
    ^^^
    Why not just wish all of us a Happy New Year and all the trimmings without acting as if you are some emissary of this fool's gold?
    Like you are bestowing all of we lesser creatures with some divine blessing for which you feel you are qualified to give! This is the same crap that these stupid right wing christians pull when they seem to know how we, as Gay people, should and should not live!!

    Any "protection" we get will have been earned and fought for by us against moronic religious values as exhibited in that one sentence.

    Just this morning, some stupid all bat was ringing up something for me at a store and said, "Have a blessed day." icon_eek.gificon_mad.gif That was like pouring acid on me. It just set me off and ruined my entire day now!!!icon_mad.gif
    Why do these insipid people feel the need to preach to others? I can see if priests or nuns were doing/saying that garbage...but these laypeople who think they are above it all, or assume that everyone has drunk the Kool-Aid need to keep it to themselves.
    If you want to believe in all that bullshit, then go for it! Pray, worship, throw your money away to it! Knock yourselves the hell out!!! But keep that nonsense to yourselves!!!

    Tristan
    I have to agree 100%. When are we going to stop believing in some fairy tale devine creator in the USicon_question.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    Happy Last Day of 2012!!!!

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    Dec 31, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 said"May the New Year brings us God's protection and blessings."
    ^^^
    Why not just wish all of us a Happy New Year and all the trimmings without acting as if you are some emissary of this fool's gold?
    Like you are bestowing all of we lesser creatures with some divine blessing for which you feel you are qualified to give! This is the same crap that these stupid right wing christians pull when they seem to know how we, as Gay people, should and should not live!!

    Any "protection" we get will have been earned and fought for by us against moronic religious values as exhibited in that one sentence.

    Just this morning, some stupid old bat was ringing up something for me at a store and said, "Have a blessed day." icon_eek.gificon_mad.gif That was like pouring acid on me. It just set me off and ruined my entire day now!!!icon_mad.gif
    Why do these insipid people feel the need to preach to others? I can see if priests or nuns were doing/saying that garbage...but these laypeople who think they are above it all, or assume that everyone has drunk the Kool-Aid need to keep it to themselves.
    If you want to believe in all that bullshit, then go for it! Pray, worship, throw your money away to it! Knock yourselves the hell out!!! But keep that nonsense to yourselves!!!

    Tristan


    He's from Staten Island. Cut the guy some slack.
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 said"May the New Year brings us God's protection and blessings."
    ^^^
    Why not just wish all of us a Happy New Year and all the trimmings without acting as if you are some emissary of this fool's gold?
    Like you are bestowing all of we lesser creatures with some divine blessing for which you feel you are qualified to give! This is the same crap that these stupid right wing christians pull when they seem to know how we, as Gay people, should and should not live!!

    Any "protection" we get will have been earned and fought for by us against moronic religious values as exhibited in that one sentence.

    Just this morning, some stupid old bat was ringing up something for me at a store and said, "Have a blessed day." icon_eek.gificon_mad.gif That was like pouring acid on me. It just set me off and ruined my entire day now!!!icon_mad.gif
    Why do these insipid people feel the need to preach to others? I can see if priests or nuns were doing/saying that garbage...but these laypeople who think they are above it all, or assume that everyone has drunk the Kool-Aid need to keep it to themselves.
    If you want to believe in all that bullshit, then go for it! Pray, worship, throw your money away to it! Knock yourselves the hell out!!! But keep that nonsense to yourselves!!!

    Tristan


    Tristan, as two of the most outspoken liberals on RJ we agree on many things. This time I have to respectfully disagree with you.....

    To me, the word "blessed" does not always shout back "religious values." "Blessings" take on many forms: the library having a popular book I want to read on it's shelves.....having enough gas to get to work so I don't have to stop on my way in...finding a pair of comfortable shoes I thought I threw away....my favorite gelato being "BOGO" this week at my supermarket (now that is a REAL blessing).

    In my line of work, I am on the phone a lot and end up talking to lots of answering and voice mail-like machines. Many times the recording will end with "Have a blessed day." I'm not offended by that and neither should anyone else. I don't utter the words, "Stupid Jesus Freak" after hanging up from my message. Not everyone that believes in a higher power or uses the word "blessed" is a member of Westboro Baptist. Please know that.

    Today I have C-SPAN streaming on my laptop as I'm following the fiscal cliff goings-on in the House and Senate. Senator John McCain made an ass out of himself again by criticizing the President and reminded everyone within earshot that he "sought that very office four years ago..." We know, John. You lost. You should have gotten over that 24 hours after Barack Obama beat you. Please don't remind us four years later......With that thought, I want to transition into this, Tristan......Our side won many victories in November. It was great then to shout our beliefs to make others understand how important that election was---the most important of our lifetime. Now it is time to move on--time to listen and understand instead of speaking and shouting.

    Not everyone connected with "religion" is a "fundy." Remember, we have friends in that arena like the Unitarians and MCC.

    Give Ryan some props and kudos. Staten Island people rock too!

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    Dec 31, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    ^^^
    The complete sentence was, 'May the New Year brings us God's protection and blessings"
    Hello? god's protection AND blessing

    If you're referring back to that stupid woman in the store that said "have a blessed day", ...I really don't know how anyone would not take that to have religious meaning. Honestly, you have to be a moron not to see where she was coming from. icon_rolleyes.gif She was decked out in her jesus on a popsicle stick around her neck. Even if she didn't have that around her neck.....COME ON...have a blessed day? icon_confused.gif OF COURSE THAT IS MEANT TO BE RELIGIOUS. icon_mad.gif

    And please don't count me in with your clique. I would most likely be a republican if they weren't anti-Gay and religious.

    As for the OPs...yes, it was very nice for them to be thinking of others.
    There, happy? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Tristan
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    holy fuck is the reaper back