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Postby BigRedskinDaddy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:31 pm

I'm Back!

Some, but not many of you will have noticed I was gone; most of those who did probably didn't care. A very small percentage might have, however. This post is addressed to you.

It has been nearly two years since my last entry in this space. What began as a labor of Redskins love turned rather quickly into a sporadic foray, instead of the professed relentless pursuit, of all things Burgundy & Gold. No matter. It's not how you start but how you finish, as the man once said.

And I intend to finish.

I would first like to explain my absence. I feel it is the least I can do, not only for those of you who might read this but, more importantly, for myself. It is the purely transparent thing to do. And that, my reunited friends, is of the utmost importance, as you shall soon see.

Besides, better bloggers than I have stepped out of the proverbial batters box to get squared away, like my man Ben Folsom of The Curly R. If he can take some time off, I don't feel so bad. Ben is a superfan whether he wants to admit it or not.

Allow me at this point to change gears: I apologize to the mods of whatever forum this happens to end up in, because from here the subject matter may become less than 100% Redskins-related. I trust you will do what you think is best. But I digress.

I am 45 years old. I have been a Redskins fan since I knew what a pigskin was. That's a long time. For roughly half of my life I have also been a born again Christian. While I have never wavered in my support of my beloved 'Skins, when it comes to following Jesus Christ I have been, shall we say, less than consistent. Twenty-five years ago I gave my life to the Lord, but I have only recently begun following Him again. For the majority of that time I have done my own thing, to my great detriment.

But things change.

Sometimes for the better.

Two years ago, when it was obvious that Jim Zorn was merely waiting for his severance pay from Daniel M. Snyder, I wrote him a letter to thank him for his time as Redskins Head Coach. Said letter went as follows:

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Postby Mississippi Hog » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:11 am

Thanks for sharing man. I myself am a Christian. I run a Christian Camp ministry in south Mississippi. Love me some Skins, but my Jesus so much more. Very encouraging read. Glad God is working in and restoring your life.

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Postby ATX_Skins » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:43 am

I am Atheist #truestory
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Postby Deadskins » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:28 am

ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory

How do you explain everything that is? #truequestion
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Hail to the Redskins!

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Postby Bob 0119 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:45 am

Triumph over addiction is not the end of the fight. Many would say congrats at this point because getting clean is not easy, but the fight has only just begun; the fight to stay away.

Stay strong, you are on the right path and I am rooting for you.

I can't know what you are going through, but if you just need a friendly ear at a time of weakness, I'm here for you.

I look forward to many more years of talkin' 'Skins with ya.
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Postby Irn-Bru » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:54 am

Glad to have you back, BigRedskinDaddy. :up:

As it happens this is off-topic for Hogwash, so I'm moving it to the Lounge.

Best of luck on your recovery, brother.
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Postby ATX_Skins » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:30 pm

Deadskins wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory

How do you explain everything that is? #truequestion


I don't have to explain anything, just look up in the sky.
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Postby Burgundy&Wha? » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:56 pm

ATX_Skins wrote:
Deadskins wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory

How do you explain everything that is? #truequestion


I don't have to explain anything, just look up in the sky.


and wonder....

I used to feel the way you do, but I've seen small things that I consider evidence. Good luck on your path. I'll rely on faith.

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Postby broomboy » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:01 pm

ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory


Not the place for this. Bad taste man.


Goodluck on your hard road SkinsDaddy!

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Postby ATX_Skins » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:54 pm

broomboy wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory


Not the place for this. Bad taste man.


Goodluck on your hard road SkinsDaddy!


Bad taste, or am I welcome to my own opinion?
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Postby ATX_Skins » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:55 pm

Burgundy&Wha? wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:
Deadskins wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory

How do you explain everything that is? #truequestion


I don't have to explain anything, just look up in the sky.


and wonder....

I used to feel the way you do, but I've seen small things that I consider evidence. Good luck on your path. I'll rely on faith.


Good luck on your search, I will stick to reality.
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Postby Countertrey » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Thrilled to have you back, BRD... and best wishes on your difficult journey. I haven't walked in your shoes, but have walked beside many who have taken a similar trek. Drive on, friend.
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Postby 1niksder » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:37 am

ATX_Skins wrote:
broomboy wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory


Not the place for this. Bad taste man.


Goodluck on your hard road SkinsDaddy!


Bad taste, or am I welcome to my own opinion?


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Postby Scottskins » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:04 am

I'm with you ATX, but that's because I'm an eastern philosophist ;-)

good for you BRD! You can never change the past, but your future is yours to choose =)
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Postby Irn-Bru » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:34 am

1niksder wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:
broomboy wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:I am Atheist #truestory


Not the place for this. Bad taste man.


Goodluck on your hard road SkinsDaddy!


Bad taste, or am I welcome to my own opinion?


BOTH...


People never seem to get that.
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