User talk:Enchanted13

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Due to "real-world obligations," I am nowhere near as active in my wiki life as I would like to be. If you send me a new message, I'll get an email and (eventually) respond, however.

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Please remove me from the vandal bin[edit]

Dearest Colonel Sanders: could you please remove me from the vandal bin? I have served my time with my three month block but I am still stuck. I know you aren't too active on here anymore, but you have always responded to your messages on here. Thank you much, good sir, and please be a civilized gentleman out there without engaging in all that Taylor Swift lovey dovey nonsense. --Elvis is King (talk) 04:06, 22 February 2016 (UTC) , a principled conservative

Since you served your time and didn't pester anyone via email, I will give you one more chance. I might be too nice, but it looks like the user who binned you has left and you asked nicely. (maybe too nicely) Please don't screw anything up or else someone will stick you back in the looney bin. Oh, and Taylor is better than ever. <13 --Colonel Sanders (talk) 04:25, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
You'll be in the looney bin drooling over Taylor. Thanks though. You are a class act, even if all you can think of is Taylor in your abode. --Elvis is King (talk) 04:30, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Bail me out again, friend? --Elvis is King (talk) 20:58, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately, that's a no from me. I gave your last chance after you got binned and served your three month ban. Why don't you try to get unblocked from CP or something? --Colonel Sanders (talk) 21:02, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

What?![edit]

So, why did you patrol Elvis? RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:05, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

I did before, but I discovered that he was taken out of the autopatrol group. He's largely been sticking to his "essays" since his ban ended so he's probably all right. If not, please feel free to take him out again and bitch to me about it. --Taylor Swift lover (talk) 18:35, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Saloon Bar[edit]

Why did you revert my edit? Just curious. RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:05, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Never mind. Have a good day! RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:07, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Wait, what? --Taylor Swift lover (talk) 04:55, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

The Elvis anthology[edit]

Thank you for creating an anthology for Evil Elvis' rants. This is a great idea. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:11, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

No problem. I thought this was an effective way to reduce the clutter while preserving his "essays" for anyone who wants to read them. --Taylor Swift lover (talk) 00:16, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Independent Baptists[edit]

I'm not going to try to get you banned or anything (because a site without checkuser isn't going to believe me anyway, and besides RW has never been big on banning people), but what is it about Independent Baptists that interests you so much? I'm just curious because (without outing your CP identity, per site policy) I saw an article on Conservapedia that you wrote about an IFB pastor, and I know you created an entire wiki claiming to be an IFB pastor, and linked to it from one of your socks here. What a Wonderful World (talk) 17:57, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

I'm actually quite interested in the study of religions more broadly, and I am particularly interested in IFBs because I grew up in a very devout IFB family, and was heavily involved in two different IFB churches in the past. --Sophie (talk) 19:03, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
I figured that you came out of an IFB church, given your geographic location and your apparent familiarity with the denomination. What changed? Just never clicked for you? Never got saved? (As you know, however, once saved is also saved.) I'm just curious. What's interesting to me is how sometime kids who grow up in the movement go wayward and then there's kids like me (well, I'm not exactly a "kid" anymore) who didn't grow up in the movement and end up becoming devout IFBs. 71.208.106.249 (talk) 20:28, 8 June 2018 (UTC) (I changed my password and must have typoed it. Oops.)
Admittedly, I only paid lip service to the belief system growing up, and never actually got saved. Without going into my whole life story, things got really bad with my family about gender issues, and I left the church and all of that. Despite my criticism/mockery of the denomination primarily based upon my own experiences, I really hope that becoming an IFB has helped you in your life. --Sophie (talk) 20:37, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
It has. I was saved in a Assemblies of God affiliated Christian school (which used Bob Jones and Abeka textbooks) long before I joined any church, but I became backslidden after leaving the Christian school going into middle school, and admittedly I was quite hateful towards people who didn't deserve it. When I say hate, I don't mean saying things critical of homosexuals or even different races of people, I mean would do outright vindictive things to people and smile about it. I wasn't entirely bad, I don't suppose I could have been one of the popular kids if I was a complete jerk, and I wasn't really a school bully, but lets just say I did plenty of things between the age of about 14 to the age of about 20 that I'm not proud of. See, someone did something to me when I was in eighth grade, and I didn't start getting over the hate from that until I joined the IFB church, refocused my priorities on serving the Lord, and became a student at a Christian university. I'm still not perfect, but the last rotten thing that I did that sticks out in my head (which was to someone I didn't even know) happened in 2016 and lets just say I continue to pray for the ones I did it to even though I already apologized to them and they didn't even remember what I was apologizing for. Before I got baptized and the whole nine yards, I may have felt bad about it a little, but I still would have laughed about it and it wouldn't have reduced me to tears. That said, to each his own; no one can force someone into believing. 71.208.106.249 (talk) 20:55, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm happy that you found your path toward peace and happiness, and that I've found mine. They may be vastly different and we may agree on next to nothing, but that's the beauty of freedom. The IFB may have given me grief and heartache, but I don't doubt that many members who are there of their own volition are thriving. I wish my family well despite them disowning me, and I'm working on improving myself through my own spiritual and metaphysical beliefs. --Sophie (talk) 21:00, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
I agree on the "beauty of freedom." A lot of people try to force people into a belief or a lifestyle, and they fail miserably. Something that may be interesting to you is to hear sometimes my church gets youngsters who want to come (a lot of the times because they have a friend that goes there or because they have a crush on a girl who goes there) and the parents don't want them to because they are Catholic, Pentecostal, atheist, etc, and particularly when we're talking about rebellious teenagers, the parents push the kids right into our arms by acting that way. I was raised by a single mother and a grandmother who were basically backslidden Christians from a different but similar denomination and found the IFB church through a friend later in life. I would honestly rather fill the church with people who truly believe and want to be there, even if they aren't coming from perfectly Independent Baptist homes, than to fill them up with people who go because they feel compelled to do so and aren't really saved. 71.208.106.249 (talk) 22:14, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
I don't doubt that for a second, either. I also think that a church of any kind is going to thrive whenever the congregants are people who actually believe in the doctrines and the precepts that the faith teaches. Catholics should actually believe in Catholicism, IFBs should actually believe in YEC/other key doctrines, etc. etc. As a self-described progressive, (who admittedly has a stronger libertarian streak than probably most people who call themselves progressives) I strongly believe in freedom of religion (or lack of religion) and freedom of association. Of course, I am planning on writing more serious essays in the coming months, about religions and the IFB in particular, and leaving behind the mockery. Being un-personed by your family and even the church you grew up in for issues such as gender does have its effects, but I think critical analysis is the way to go. --Sophie (talk) 22:30, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
We pretty much agree on a lot of this, except for the obvious things (I'm obviously not a progressive, and chances are we would agree with whatever gender issues you speak of). It's not uncommon for me to be able to find common ground with pretty much anyone, actually, and according to the textbooks I have read, that's a good trait for an international leader. I'm going to say one more thing about what the IFB church did for me and call it a day: before I joined the IFB church, I literally contemplated ways of killing myself on a daily basis. I thought about hanging myself at work after everybody left for the day, cutting myself with a bagel knife at the place I worked at, driving off of a bridge... I don't have that problem as much anymore because I truly believe God put me here for a reason. Before the IFB church, I just felt like a loser with no hope. Have a nice day. 71.208.106.249 (talk) 01:04, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Why are you getting involved in this. It is MY application and you had nothing to do with the discussion. --Right-wing RationalWiki (talk) 02:08, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

That is irrelevant. --Sophie (talk) 02:08, 12 June 2018 (UTC)