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Postby Timothy » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:02 am

Hi,

My name is Timothy, I actually go by Tim but someone already had the name so I took Timothy. By the way, I like the idea of real names, it makes the discussions a little more personal. I am 44 y/o and I live in Georgia and I work as an industrial maintenance supervisor for a large manufacturer. I am a US Navy Veteran. I am married (21 years) and have a 20-year-old son, 4 dogs, and a couple of volunteer cats.

I am a what most people would call a conservative Southern Baptist. I currently post on one other Baptist Web site, it is an IFB KJVonly forum but they tolerate me as their token SBC member. I appreciate the fundamentalist view point but I do find it to be a little too legalistic at times. I am not KJVOnly but I am KJV preferred but I also use the AMP, NKJV, ALT, and other versions sometimes. Our Church is a traditional congregation with a few modern touches. I enjoy fellowship and discussions with fellow Baptist and I even enjoy reading post by those with opposing points of view. It makes me dig deeper in the Word to a) defend my pov, b) learn something I had previously missed, c) find where I may be wrong on a theological point. IMHO all these things are good. I like for discussions to remain civil but I am not opposed to a spirited debate as long as it doesn’t get out of hand and result in damaging the fellowship of believers. After all we are all on the same team, right ?

Well that is about all there is to tell. I don’t know how much I will post here, it will probably depend on the topics.
Tim

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Postby Haruo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:20 am

Welcome, Timothy!

This is a very diverse board; you will probably find yourself near the conservative end of the "Baptist Faith & Practice Forum" (and some people will call you a Fundie and make it sound like the F word) and it sounds like very likely you'll also be among the more conservative posters on the "SBC News & Trends Forum", but if you're willing to be indulgent of those to your left who are illiberal in their toleration of those to their right, you will probably find a number of interesting topics here to discuss with folks.

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Postby Timothy » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:05 am

Yeah I did a little lurking last night and came to the same conclusions. The funny thing is on the other board I post on I am considered a flaming liberal. :angel:

I was actually looking for something on the other end of the scale without going too far. I like to have several different perspectives on any issue and I think between this board and the other I will definitely get that. :lol:

As far as my tolerance, I am just a big old teddy bear. I might not agree with you but I can always agree to disagree civilly, besides everyone has the choice to be wrong if they want to be. :wink:
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Postby Lamar Wadsworth » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:34 am

Welcome, Timothy, from a fellow Georgian (Rockmart). Labels like fundamentalist, conservative, moderate, and liberal are like short and tall--a matter of one's perspective and what one is being compared to. I'm 6'5". Compared to the general population, I'm tall. By NBA standards, I'm a runt. About a third of the people on this board think I'm too far to the left, about a third think I'm too far to the right, and about a third think I'm about right. Your experience will probably be similar.
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Postby William Thornton » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:57 am

Welcome. Feel free to contribute. The moderate/liberals here need to hear another sensible conservative voice. :wink:


If you don't mind my asking, where in GA are you? Is your Baptist church a SBC affiliated congregation?
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Postby David Flick » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:35 pm

Welcome to BaptistLife.Com, Timothy. Others have given their theological and philosophical preferences. I am a radical middle of the road moderate Southern Baptist exile. I am now pastoring a small American Baptist church (ABC/USA). As such, I'm considered to be a liberal by the conservatives and a conservative by the liberals...
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Postby Joshua Villines » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:22 am

Timothy,

Welcome. I'll gladly confuse things further by saying that I always thought that I was a liberal as a baptist pastor, but then I moved into the larger world of mainstream Christianity and found out I'm a conservative. At Vanderbilt, I'm a fundamentalist...

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Postby Ed Pettibone » Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:10 am

Ed Pettibone: Hi Timothy, welcome. I have proudly accepted the Moderate label for several years. I am a seminary trained lay person. (The southern Baptist Seminary at Louisville, before Al Mohler became president.) I had attended Southern in the mid 1960's and went back in 1990- after retiring from the Indiana Employment Security Division .

My wife Trudy, who is a good deal younger than I, I live in the Adirondack state park where she pastors two ABC-USA congregations. She also graduated from SBTS but after Mohler had been there a few years. She took him for Theology. She also had a Masters from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.

We are active in both ABC and CBF. I had ben in the SBC for 32 years when we joined an ABC church while she was in school in Cincinnati.
I am on the coordinating Council of the Baptist Fellowship of the Notheast (CBF) and on the Board of Missions for the American Baptist Churches of, New York State, region. She is on the Ministers Council for the region.
We have a numbet of friends who are still in the SBC.
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Postby Timothy » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:20 am

William Thornton wrote:Welcome. Feel free to contribute. The moderate/liberals here need to hear another sensible conservative voice. :wink:


If you don't mind my asking, where in GA are you? Is your Baptist church a SBC affiliated congregation?


West Georgia, Carrollton to be specific. Yes our church is an SBC affiliated congregation.


Lamar wrote:Welcome, Timothy, from a fellow Georgian (Rockmart). Labels like fundamentalist, conservative, moderate, and liberal are like short and tall--a matter of one's perspective and what one is being compared to. I'm 6'5". Compared to the general population, I'm tall. By NBA standards, I'm a runt. About a third of the people on this board think I'm too far to the left, about a third think I'm too far to the right, and about a third think I'm about right. Your experience will probably be similar.


I am not too far from Rockmart (about 40 miles) and I am also a runt at 6'6" 300+ :wink:
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Postby Lamar Wadsworth » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:08 am

Tim,
I know the Carrollton area well. One of my mother's brothers, Claude Bailey, lived in Carrollton until his death about 5 or 6 years ago. His widow, Virginia, still lives there. My mother spent a lot of her growing up years around Villa Rica. Her oldest brother, the late Clyo Bailey, was a Pentecostal pastor who organized every church he pastored. Uncle Clyo organized the Pentecostal churches at Cedartown, Rockmart, and Villa Rica. His grandson, Eddie Allen, is the pastor of the Pentecostal church in Villa Rica now.

Maybe we can get together sometime. I work in Cedartown at Polk County DFCS.
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Postby David Flick » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:19 pm

Lamar Wadsworth wrote:Tim,
I know the Carrollton area well. One of my mother's brothers, Claude Bailey, lived in Carrollton until his death about 5 or 6 years ago. His widow, Virginia, still lives there. My mother spent a lot of her growing up years around Villa Rica. Her oldest brother, the late Clyo Bailey, was a Pentecostal pastor who organized every church he pastored. Uncle Clyo organized the Pentecostal churches at Cedartown, Rockmart, and Villa Rica. His grandson, Eddie Allen, is the pastor of the Pentecostal church in Villa Rica now.

Maybe we can get together sometime. I work in Cedartown at Polk County DFCS.
--Lamar

Lamar, I'm assigning you the task to represent BaptistLife.Com to personally meet with Timothy. Take him out to BBQ somewhere and give him the BL.Com "lay of the land"... :)
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Postby Neil Heath » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:29 pm

Lamar Wadsworth wrote:One of my mother's brothers, Claude Bailey, lived in Carrollton until his death about 5 or 6 years ago. His widow, Virginia, still lives there. My mother spent a lot of her growing up years around Villa Rica.


Lamar, my father's family lived in Villa Rica for a time. don't know how long, but I think I may have distant relatives there. I think they moved to the Middle Ga. area about the time my dad was born. Who knows, we may be related! :)

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Postby Timothy » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:41 am

My son graduated from Villa Rica High School a couple of years ago. We actually live about half way between Carollton and Villa Rica.

Eating barbeque don't sound too bad at all. :D Jones BBQ on Hwy 78 in Temple is one of the best in this area. My schedule is usually pretty tight though ....working nights stinks and leaves too little time for family stuff.

The name Claude Bailey sounds very familar for some reason. :?
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Postby Lamar Wadsworth » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:06 am

Timothy--
I'd love to check out that BBQ place in Temple. I've passed by it, know where it is, but haven't eaten there. Let me know when you come to a clearing in the work schedule and we'll try to get together.

I've still got an aunt and some cousins in your area. I mentioned Eddie Allen, pastor of the Pentecostal church in Villa Rica. His mother Mary Kate Allen is my first cousin, so I guess that makes him second cousin or first cousin once removed or something like that. Mother's youngest sister, Earline Carnes, lives out on Harlan Lane Road near Villa Rica, as does my cousin Nick Carnes and his wife Laura and their kids. Nick and Laura's daughter goes to Villa Rica High School. My grandparents George and Katie Bailey lived at Villa Rica until their deaths. My grandmother died in 1962. Grandfather was killed on his way to work in 1969--he was 81 years old at the time and still working 40 hours a week in a cotton mill.
Mother had two other sisters, Gladys Spinks and Estelle Cox, who were living at Villa Rica until their deaths about 8-9 years ago.
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Re: Hello from Georgia

Postby Timothy » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:07 pm

JaneFordA wrote:
Timothy wrote:... a couple of volunteer cats...


My curiosity is killin' me. What's a volunteer cat? :)

By the way, HOWDY. :)


LOL it is just that, a cat that volunteereed to live at my house. If you know anything about cats you kow they don't do anything they don't want to do. :wink:

Actually a stray had a couple of kittens under our porch and the old softy I am, I feed them because I don't want any animal to go hungry.
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Postby Howard » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:21 am

Once you have feed a cat you BELONG to that cat! Didn't you know that? There is no escape. You have been fed into slavery. :)
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Re: Hello from Georgia

Postby Timothy » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:25 pm

JaneFordA wrote:
Timothy wrote:
JaneFordA wrote:
Timothy wrote:... a couple of volunteer cats...


My curiosity is killin' me. What's a volunteer cat? :)

By the way, HOWDY. :)


LOL it is just that, a cat that volunteereed to live at my house. If you know anything about cats you kow they don't do anything they don't want to do. :wink:

Actually a stray had a couple of kittens under our porch and the old softy I am, I feed them because I don't want any animal to go hungry.


Hey, I'm all for that! :D

I was just worried that you'd committed the Unpardonable Sin of making the kitty a University of Tennessee fan.

And that would have been grounds to have cancelled your account forthwith and without appeal. :P

Jane the Pain//University of Kentucky Wildcat. :)


Ain't gonna be no UT cats allowed in this Georgia Bulldog household :)


Howard wrote:
Once you have feed a cat you BELONG to that cat! Didn't you know that? There is no escape. You have been fed into slavery.


Don't I know it! I was catless for more than 20 years until last September. Then my best friend became a grandma and the new baby and daughter's cat did NOT mix.

So I've got His Highness up here with me. He's doubled his weight and is right now spread out on the Christmas Tree skirt (I'm going to have to sneak it away to the Christmas box when he isn't looking), licking the last of his buttermilk treat off his whiskers. Microwaved-for-six-seconds buttermilk, by the way. His Highness doesn't like things too cold.

And he's NOT spoiled.

Jane the Pain//Under the Paw


Howard if you have ever been around cats you knows nobody OWNS a cat. Cats tolerate humans an allow us to enter in to their realm.
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Postby Haruo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:03 pm

Nevertheless, and notwithstanding their pagan deity forebears, cats are often great worshipers of the Living God:

On My Cat Jeoffry
(from Jubilate Agno by the great hymn-writer and lunatic Christopher Smart)

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Postby Mrs Haruo » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:26 am

Howdy from me and and our feline companion Admiral Harry Fuzzybutts, who holds up his paws in prayer for a bite of chicken or a pinch of catnip
from a salty old sea cow who went from "Explo '72" in Dallas to boot camp in the new RTC/W at Orlando, then 8 months in Pensacola, where a bunch of us sailor/Jesus Freaks escaped to Georgia for a revival somewhere one weekend...........
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Postby Timothy » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:24 am

I went to Boot Camp (and Basic Electronics School) in Orlando too, I was there a few years later though. I went through in Dec '80 -Feb '81
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Postby Mrs Haruo » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:17 am

ah HA! "beep school". I wanted to be a Training Devices specialist---but there were no openings, so I signed on for an extra year's inlistment for guaranteed photography school. I thought it would be exciting to be a photojournalist, but after 4 years of being up to my elbows in and breathing fumes from the poisons of a darkroom, and photographing a lot of events I wish I could just forget about........well, after 30 years of being out, I am starting to get interested in photography again. A disposable camera I drop off at the corner drug store is excitement enough for me
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