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Greetings and blessings

Postby Dracofyre » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:44 pm

Just joined, hope to make this a new home. Im an at home nudist for less than a year, and Christian for, um, lets see, 47 years.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Maverick » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Howdy and welcome to The Village, Dracofyre. Your handle is interesting—care to explain why you chose it?
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby RMOlson » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:04 pm

Welcome from NW GA!
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby nudist2011 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:46 am

Welcome to CNV from Rome, NY. May you enjoy your stay.

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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Jim » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:08 am

Good to have you here with us, Dracofyre. I'm in NW Illinois and have been a Christian for about 48 years (or more, depending on how God counts it). I've been an occasional nudist since the mid-'70s, but have had more opportunities in recent years. I grew up Methodist, but am now Mennonite.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Dracofyre » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:01 pm

Maverick wrote:Howdy and welcome to The Village, Dracofyre. Your handle is interesting—care to explain why you chose it?

Hi Maverick, Thanks for asking. It is Old English (I think) for "Dragon Fire". I know that dragons are mythological, but I like how they are portrayed as fierce and untamable. I like to think God would have created such a creature, maybe in heaven. It also betrays my love for Tolkien's world. I use it as my family name in the Lotro game I play occassionally. I cant really use my own name here. Im not ashamed, but Id like to keep my job with the Christian organization I work with and I dont think they would be very understanding.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Dracofyre » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:03 pm

RMOlson wrote:Welcome from NW GA!

Hi, RM
Would love to swim in the swimming hole you are pictured in in you avatar. You dont live that far away.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Dracofyre » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:09 pm

Jim wrote:Good to have you here with us, Dracofyre. I'm in NW Illinois and have been a Christian for about 48 years (or more, depending on how God counts it). I've been an occasional nudist since the mid-'70s, but have had more opportunities in recent years. I grew up Methodist, but am now Mennonite.

My mother, grandparents, and their parents back a number of generations were Methodist. It is a great tradition. Ive also always liked the Mennonites. I worked with a few from the MCC when I was in Mozambique. I wonder if the Mennonites might be more open to a naturist lifestyle than dome other denominations. Oh, I lived in Wheaton IL for a couple of years when I was in school.

I like your avatar. I need to take a photo one of these days to put up.

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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Dracofyre » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:13 pm

nudist2011 wrote:Welcome to CNV from Rome, NY. May you enjoy your stay.

Fred


Hi Fred,
Thanks. Im happy to find "the village". I like the (mostly) intelligent discussions and the frank but lowkey gallery. I think Ill be around for a while.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby RMOlson » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:23 am

Dracofyre wrote:
RMOlson wrote:Welcome from NW GA!

Hi, RM
Would love to swim in the swimming hole you are pictured in in you avatar. You dont live that far away.


Unfortunately, that waterhole is in SE Utah... I would love to swim there and several others again.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Dracofyre » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:57 pm

RMOlson wrote:
Dracofyre wrote:
RMOlson wrote:Welcome from NW GA!

Hi, RM
Would love to swim in the swimming hole you are pictured in in you avatar. You dont live that far away.


Unfortunately, that waterhole is in SE Utah... I would love to swim there and several others again.


I havent been skinny dipping for a long time. Would love it anywhere, but must admit that Utah might be a bit far. I think my lst time was at the spillway to the dam outside of Columbia, SC. I was camping with some friends and swam at night as I was modest then. A beautiful evening. Are there many places in your part of GA?

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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby RMOlson » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:46 pm

RMOlson wrote:
Dracofyre wrote:
RMOlson wrote:Welcome from NW GA!



Unfortunately, that waterhole is in SE Utah... I would love to swim there and several others again.


I havent been skinny dipping for a long time. Would love it anywhere, but must admit that Utah might be a bit far. I think my lst time was at the spillway to the dam outside of Columbia, SC. I was camping with some friends and swam at night as I was modest then. A beautiful evening. Are there many places in your part of GA?

John

Unfortunately, I have not skinny dipped in GA except I Pools. But, I used to in NC all summer long creeks and lakes.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Petros » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:07 am

Reading yoiur backline. Mozambique - a bit out of my range, though I did a little with Makua once upon a time. Methodist / Mennonite / Pentecostal?

Our family has Mennonite, Lutheran, Episcopalian roots. I was baptised Lutheran, raised Episcopalian; I have a love of / respect for the liturgy and am comfortable with not too polarized dogmatic Charismatics - I am comfortably in communion with anyone who does not anathematize me.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Dracofyre » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:01 pm

Like you I have no problem fellowshipping across denominational borders. I was raised Lutheran, became a Jesus Freak, and when those got hard to find I fellowshipped Charismatic. Ive been an Epicopalian youth pastor, and have been Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Bible church, Bretheren, all for more than a year and have preached in all of those, though I am not a pastor. If one holds to the inspiration of Scripture and the articles of the ealiest creeds then I'll count you a brother, or sister. The divisions represent historical divisions, but I find each has a strength to teach me, each a part of the body building up the whole.
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Re: Greetings and blessings

Postby Petros » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:57 pm

If one holds to the inspiration of Scripture and the articles of the earliest creeds then I'll count you a brother, or sister.


Then brethren we are - punningly, since I have a good few Dunkers in my ancestry as well.

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