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  1. Anonymous on February 26, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Why is the long camping trailer on the corner of Harnett and Lincoln Blvd allowed to park in the driveway? It’s an eyesore. I thought the city was clamping down on this. Its been there for months. They made other people move theirs, why is this one allowed? Treat everyone the same Mascoutah.

  2. Anonymous on February 26, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Well if you’ve been in that situation then you are more qualified to speak on it than a person who reads a book of stories telling you what will happen (NDEs). The closest you will come until death is general anesthesia.

    Do I really have to start on religions being compared to cults? Are you going to tell me Mormons, Scientologists, bible belt Baptists and every other far right religion does not brainwash? How many adults late in life pursue organized religion? The devout followers are adults who were raised as children in the church. I’ve tried to have intellectual conversations with people that thought that Jesus walked with the dinosaurs, some disbelieved in the dinosaurs and feel the Earth and Universe are less than 10,000 years old.

    Am I judgmental? I’m no where near as judgmental as the “Christians” populating the news everyday; including our despotic and tyrannical president. He’s the poster child of the neo-conservative far right. He and Rush Limbaugh (yeah you know, the opiate addicted p.o.s that rains his negative tripe over the far right via his “Excellence in Broadcasting” radio show and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom award). I hope KMOX burns in Hell for airing that crap (and I like KMOX).

    I didn’t condemn anyone (Christians hold that honor). I merely pointed out when it comes to weighing in on facts, devout Christians are handicapped by the lies they were told as children. It’s not their fault, I thought George Washington really chopped down a cherry tree. Just another BS story we’re fed as children, and there’s a bunch of ’em. I had one guy tell me humans are the “ultimate” in design and we had to be created by God. When I pointed out we can choke to death on a pea or die from a microscopic virus he retreated back to his bible quotes.

    I think “Christian” values are wonderful, I just wish the majority of Christians would practice what they preach. Remember the abortion clinic bombings in the south during the 80’s? That was a fine upstanding group of people wasn’t it?

    I was simply stating what the facts and studies show. Religion has falling numbers because people are thinking for themselves and they see the hypocrisy everyday. Feel sorry for me all you want. I mourn for the ignorance and bliss of my younger years everyday…

    • Anonymous on February 26, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Just out of curiosity, were your comments directed at a specific previous post? Your comments seem to be a response to something or someone.

  3. Anonymous on February 25, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Just watched some of the Democratic debate. What a bunch of clowns. If these candidates and Donald Trump are our only choices, then as a country we are in serious trouble. I think the days of the U.S being the envy of the world are truly over.

  4. Anonymous on February 24, 2020 at 10:06 am

    The thefts from cars in our area is becoming ridiculous! Kids that have nothing better to do go checking cars to see if there is anything to take. Where are their parents? Why are they allowed to roam the streets at night? My parents would have beat my a** if they ever caught me doing something so stupid. Parents, do something about your little brats!

    • Anonymous on February 24, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      You see children out on the streets at all hours. Doesn’t the city have a curfew since the parents don’t care? I agree with the person that called them brats.

  5. Anonymous on February 23, 2020 at 5:59 am

    I know the mayor, at least some of the councilmen, and several city employees read the comments in this column, yet none of them ever provided an explanation to the person’s question as to why it is okay for Nelson’s Tree Service to park their trucks in Scheve Park for literally months at a time.

    If there is a legitimate reason why this is ok, I’d like to hear it. If not, it would be nice to see the trucks removed. At a minimum, wouldn’t it be better if they were parked down at the power plant instead of within our green spaces?

    So what’s the reason?

    • Anonymous on February 25, 2020 at 11:11 am

      I heard a deal was made . The tree trimming company agreed to purchase fuel in the city. The workers most likley will buy snacks and drinks in town helping local business and generating some tax dollars for the betterment of the citizens of Mascoutah.

  6. Anonymous on February 17, 2020 at 11:01 am

    I drive rt 4 every day . The new O’reillys never seems to have any business. With all the complaints about no businesses in town, way to show support people. If the Taco Bell corp. is watching how Mascoutah responds to new business there will never be one here.

    • Anonymous on February 17, 2020 at 11:09 pm

      So what’s your point? Who needs Taco Bell? Try some real Mexican food and lay off of the fast food. Just a thought but did anyone ever wonder if there was an actual need for a second auto parts store before the decision was made to build it? The O’Reillys on Carlisle Avenue never seems to have much business either. Maybe that’s because there are two more auto parts stores less than a mile away.

  7. Anonymous on February 14, 2020 at 9:51 am

    I just read where Illinois wants to outlaw self-service gas pumps and force all gas stations to hire attendants to pump gas for customers. This ought to create a lot of minimum wage jobs.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2020 at 10:05 am

      This is so stupid. If you force gas stations to hire more people, especially ones they don’t need, they will just have to raise prices to cover the added expense. I’ll pump my own gas, thank you very much.

  8. Anonymous on February 13, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    After two weeks of driving in overcast in often rainy/snowy conditions, I cannot believe how many people STILL do not turn on their headlights when they utilize their windshield wipers. Cars today are mainly white, gray, silver or black, which makes it more difficult for them to be seen in these conditions. It’s the law, but roundly ignored. It’s not difficult to remember, if one goes on, so should the other. I don’t understand why car companies don’t make it automatic; or why the police don’t advertise it like they do ‘click it or ticket’. There’s no cutsie catchphrase for this one, just turn on your d*’;#d headlights!

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2020 at 9:33 am

      This is no different than all of the morons that drive while talking on their phones. Doesn’t matter what the law says, people seem to think the law doesn’t apply to them. I have noticed so many people that not only run the red light by Handee Mart but as they run the light I can see them on their phones. During one of the recent snow falls with the slippery roads, a guy passed me and had his phone out in front of his face and he was just jabbering away. All of a sudden he ran off the road into the ditch. I figured that’s what he gets for driving like an idiot so I didn’t bother stopping to see if he needed help.

  9. Anonymous on February 12, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Has anyone gone to the new O’Reilly’s in town yet? Yesterday was my first time there and I was he only customer. I felt like I was interrupting the clerks’ deep conversation amongst themselves and I was a bother to them. Won’t be going back.

  10. Anonymous on February 12, 2020 at 10:56 am

    They could go on Dr. Phil and spill out their saga story and transgender for free.

  11. Anonymous on February 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I’m all for our teachers and administrators looking for opportunities to enhance our children’s education. What I fail to understand is why the teachers and administrators can’t negotiate a contract change that allows them to change the teacher institute days to a weekly format that does not affect the students schedule and require every parent in the district to accommodate a new early start or late dismissal on Wednesdays. With 23% of our district classified as low income, struggling to feed their kids, is it really the best solution to ask them to work fewer hours or pay more for childcare? If you have not had children for a few years, I encourage you to check how much it actually costs to raise a child today. For many families the cost of childcare is already more than their mortgage and with Illinois having the second highest property tax rates in the nation, this just adds insult to injury for those struggling to get by. Let’s find ways to enhance education without putting more of a burden on the parents who’s kids are needed to keep the system going.

  12. Anonymous on February 9, 2020 at 7:06 am

    I don’t know why people are so relieved about not having a marijuana store in Mascoutah. A person walks into a bar and comes out stinking drunk. A person walks into a marijuana store, spends a large amount of cash, and then goes home. It’s not like they get high in the store and then get into their cars. Take the cash. Make everyone happy.’

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      You are probably right. Potheads won’t get high in the marijuana store. They will get in their car…but they more than likely won’t go home. They will probably do what most potheads in town do, which is go to Scheve Park, the city reservoir or way out on Brickyard Road to sit and get high. Then they will drive their car in a state of intoxication, making themselves as dangerous as a drunk driver.
      After the euphoria of being able to buy pot legally, most potheads will go back to buying it off of the streets again. It is just way too much cheaper to buy it off the street. Parts of California are already seeing legal pot sales drop while illegal street sales are rising. On a local news station, one person coming out of the pot store in Collinsville said he didn’t expect it to be so expensive, so he will probably go back to buying it the way he did before it was legalized. Those were his words.

  13. Anonymous on February 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I want to thank the mayor and the councilmen for not allowing a weed place come to our town. We don’t need garbage like that.

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      I also don’t believe we need a pot store in town. However, when the city states that they wouldn’t receive any money from such a store, I find that hard to believe. No sales tax, or city tax, or some type of excise tax? I thought all businesses in town have some type of tax or fee that they pay to the city. What about that little city sticker all businesses have to buy annually and place on a window of their business?
      Also, in regards to the recent article stating that Mascoutah’s population has doubled in the last 20 years is false. When I moved here 22 years ago the population signs had a population of somewhere between 6500 and 7,000. it still hasn’t reached 9,000 yet.

      • Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 11:22 pm

        I appreciate the Council vote against a local cannabis dispensary, likely in support of the majority of the residents of our community. I also greatly appreciate the six residents that attended the meeting; and God Bless James Saffel and Paul Schorr for speaking up on our behalf!

      • Anonymous on February 13, 2020 at 7:15 am

        At their September 16, 2019 City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a 3% sales tax on any future cannabis sales in the community. There’s your money answer!

    • Anonymous on February 11, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      So weed is evil but tobacco, beer, and slot machines are cool? Okay then.

  14. Anonymous on February 1, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Week after week I see comments from I assume is the same person about RV campers/trailers in the “Chevy” neighborhood area. Why do you feel so entitled? By that I mean why do you believe you have any rights over what your neighbors have. Last time I checked a map we still are part of the United States which gives us personal rights and freedoms. If you can answer any of the following “yes” then you might have a right to complain. 1. Are you paying your neighbors mortgage/rent? 2. Are you paying your neighbors property taxes? 3. Is that camper/trailer a direct physical danger to you/your family or your property? 4. Is that camper/trailer posing a direct health hazard to you or your family? And I know what your next argument will be it lowers my property value, no it doesn’t.

    • Anonymous on February 1, 2020 at 10:47 pm

      I can honestly say no to all 4 questions. But I do know for a fact it does affect property values. I guess I’m just delusional. I remember when people took pride in being a home owner and would work to keep their homes and properties nice because their neighbors would do the same which resulted in neighborhoods looking like people actually cared about them. Now, people have no respect for their own homes or neighborhoods. I have a friend who can’t sell his house because, as one potential buyers wife said, “as beautiful as the house is, I just can’t bring myself to live in a beautiful house in a slum”. Two realtors have told me that as nice as some of these houses are on the inside, people don’t want them when they see the neighborhood. It’s a trickle effect. One neighbor had a fishing boat in his yard all summer. Took the dog for a walk one day and another neighbor had a big camper in his back yard and was cleaning it. I commented to him how nice his new camper was. He said “it’s not new, I’ve had it for 6 years. But if that guy can store a boat in his yard, I can store my camper here and not pay storage fees”. Now within a block it’s 4 campers, 2 boats, multiple utility trailers,etc. I don’t have any trees in my yard but I get a lot of leaves and gumballs in my yard from a neighbor that has decided he no longer wants to keep his yard up. I asked him why and he pointed to some of the trashy looking houses and said “if they don’t care what this neighborhood looks like why should I”?

      • Anonymous on February 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

        If as you say the property values are affected, then please help me to understand why homes that come for sale here in our “Chevy” neighborhood they sell. Not only do they sell they sell fast. In the past 2 years 7 homes have sold. Not counting the one that was auctioned off they had an average sale price of almost $150,000 each. With 2 close to $170,000. That really sounds like depreciated slum prices to me. Averaging 51 days on the market, yep another indication of how poor of a neighborhood this is.

        • Anonymous on February 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm

          I would have to agree, it sure sounds as if you are living in the Slums of Mascoutah. With those home prices and homes that can not sell in 2 months. Wow.

          • Anonymous on February 5, 2020 at 3:11 pm

            No, not the slum level yet. A little higher at the projects level.



        • Anonymous on February 3, 2020 at 10:39 pm

          Keep drinking that kool aid

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2020 at 10:07 am

        You may be delusional. Boats have always been in driveways here. If you don’t like it, there’s always O’Fallon (enjoy that mess of a city). I can say I have lived here for 55 years minus a short stint in a town just down the road. When I moved back 12 years ago I liked a lot of what I saw. Now though, all I see is the petty complaining that goes on.

        The town used to pride itself on being a bedroom community. Now we have an O’Reilly’s? What the heck for? Is the city planning on making bank on taxes from a store that won’t be supported by 7500 residents? I bet the store folds in two years. There used to be two parts stores, NAPA and Professional Auto Parts. Then there was one. The citizens of this town don’t support local business well. Tom’s is still in business though I don’t know why. I don’t know why but it looks like we are trying to extend a business district all the way to the interstate. I can’t wait til I have to drive 35 mph all the way there.

        The taxes in this town and this county are criminal. We let transient residents vote on referendums that they won’t be here in two years to pay for, leaving us with taxes we can’t afford. I am currently house shopping and this has been my hometown since the 60’s but honestly it may be time to do what everyone else is doing, move to a cheaper county.

        My apologies for the long and winding rant but have you people listened to yourselves or read these comments?

        Sincerely,

        Disappointed

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      The City of Mascoutah has a Recreation Vehicle ordinance: Article IX Division 4 Section 34-9-21. This ordinance was updated in 2018.
      Yes, two homes in the “Chevy” neighborhood are in violation of the ordinance simply by parking trailers in the front driveway for more than 72 consecutive hours.
      The Sound Off writer is entitled. The writer is entitled to have the RV ordinance, as well as all other ordinances, enforced. City Hall says enforcement is complaint driven. It shouldn’t be that way. We have five elected officials, a City Manager, a Public Works Director, a City Engineer, and numerous policemen/policewoman that took an oath to uphold and enforce city ordinances. I doubt if any have even read the Code of Ordinances.

  15. Anonymous on January 31, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    i just read where the high school now wants to remodel the tennis courts and possibly install all new lighting around the tennis courts. Do the courts seriously get played on so much that they need to be remodeled already? Really? Also, how often do they play tennis in the dark? I didn’t know the school schedules tennis matches at night.

    • Anonymous on February 6, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      I guess you’ve never been to a tennis match at the high school before. You might want to before making this judgement. Games aren’t scheduled at night but often times a match can last hours – even lasting into when it gets dark. As soon as the sun starts setting, it’s impossible to see the ball. Having lights at the court would be a huge improvement – something that all tennis players will appreciate. As for resurfacing the courts, the courts get a TON of play. Just because you may not see people using them doesn’t mean that they’re not people who do. The last time I remember the courts being resurfaced was at least five years ago. Wear and tear and weather affect the courts’ condition causing cracks in the courts.

      • Anonymous on February 7, 2020 at 7:44 am

        You must have a difficult time understanding the written word. I did not make any judgements in my statements. They are questions only. No I don’t follow tennis, hence the reason for the questions. It’s called curiosity.

  16. Anonymous on January 25, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Since when is it okay to park commercial vehicles in the Scheve Park for months at a time? There have been several tree trimming trucks parked west of the Ag building since Christmas, maybe longer. If I drive an over the road truck, can I park it there when I’m home? Can I park my RV there? It looks better than those trucks.

    • Anonymous on January 25, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      You must not know the right people who are in charge of the park. Sometimes it seems like there are different rules for different people.

      • Anonymous on January 28, 2020 at 10:52 am

        That is a great comment, I guess the City Manager is related somehow.

        • Anonymous on January 28, 2020 at 8:53 pm

          If you’ve heard him speak at anything, he owns that park anyway, as with the rest of the town, and he is a do what I say, not as I do person, so if it benefits him in some way or makes him look good, he will allow it.

          • Anonymous on January 29, 2020 at 12:56 pm

            I’ve lived here all my life and have never seen a City Manager as self serving and arrogant as this one. This town was built on volunteers and he has caused so many rifts with many organizations due to his attitude and possessive ways. There is no sense of community with him, only a “me me me” attitude on tax payer money. I can’t believe our mayor and council haven’t seen it. He cares about what makes him look good, not what’s good for Mascoutah. It’s a shame.



          • Anonymous on January 29, 2020 at 1:13 pm

            I am afraid I have to respectfully disagree. Last fall, I had a problem with a ditch in front of my house. I contacted the city manager. He was understanding and listened to my problem. Within an hour, city workers showed up to fix it. I have no complaints with the gentleman.



          • Anonymous on January 29, 2020 at 1:22 pm

            No one was as rude as the prior City Manager. I don’t know if he actually quit or they asked him to quit but he was a terrible leader. My dad went to see him twice and both times he was just dismissed. My dad may have been elderly but he still paid his taxes. He needed to be treated with respect. I dont know this one here now, but I’m glad the other one was kicked down the road.



    • Anonymous on January 26, 2020 at 9:15 am

      I was literally just about to post something about this as well. Derelict Hoosier Eyesore allowing 5+ Nelson tree trimming trucks, for 5+ weeks, in a public park that citizens pay for. Did we as citizens approve this? Did a city employee approve this? Council? I don’t think our $6900 property tax bill allows for moronic decisions & tacky items in a city park. Maybe next time they’ll rent some monthly parking spaces to Johnny on the Spot, or some Waste Management large trucks. They will blend in well with the parks Spring flowers & blooming. Stay classy Mascoutah City Hall.

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2020 at 6:40 am

        I don’t think those trucks being parked there is that big of a deal. I’m willing to bet that at least 90 % of the residents didn’t even know the trucks were there until people started posting here about them. They aren’t noticeable from Harnett street or 6th street. They are only noticeable from 10th street. And they are parked at the west end of the Ag building. My complaint is the six camping trailers stored in peoples yards and driveways within a block of my house. One of them has been parked in a yard for over a year, with the owners truck parked in the yard in front of it to give the illusion that the truck is connected to the trailer. I know for a fact there are city codes addressing boats, campers and trailers being stored in residential areas but nothing is done about it. There is an RV in a driveway off of 6th street that’s been stored in the driveway for over 10 years. I’m sure the residents of Mascoutah love for their neighborhoods to look like RV/boat/trailer storage lots.

        • Anonymous on January 29, 2020 at 2:25 pm

          How typical. It’s not a problem in the park because most people won’t notice it, but when it’s in my backyard…

          • Anonymous on January 31, 2020 at 7:45 am

            My whole point was that 2 or 3 people want to complain about some trucks parked in the parking lot of an industrial building. A building that is at the back, unnoticed area of the park. Maybe the trucks should be parked at the park along Harnett street. Or maybe park them in the pool parking lot since the pool isn’t being used. I’m not saying it’s okay to park at the AG building. I’m just pointing out that at least they are in an area that’s not noticeable such as a residential area, creating an eyesore. Post your street on here so hopefully the trucks can be moved to that street.



          • Anonymous on February 1, 2020 at 11:16 pm

            How about it is public property and commercial trucks don’t belong there for months at a time. If you allow it for one business, you have to allow it for all. Commercial trucks belong on their own property. Or check out local storage. That’s where they belong.



      • Anonymous on January 29, 2020 at 7:59 pm

        What about the ones that park behind the Leu Civic Center? or the ones for sale at the old Bergheger Lot? Makes our town look like Hoosierville And we’re worried about campers and RVs in the driveway. Heck the grain elevator taking ten years to tear down makes us look like Hoosierville. I guess anything goes when you know someone.

        • Anonymous on January 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm

          Yes, as a homeowner I worry more about the boats, campers, trailers and rv’s parked in the yards and driveways than I do about an rv that’s for sale sitting in an empty parking lot of a former used car dealer. I’m tired of feeling like I am entering Hooterville every time I drive thru my neighborhood. Ever see the old tv series Green Acres? The opening credits show the crap house Mr. Douglas lives in with all kinds of junk in the front yard. That’s what I see when I drive thru my neighborhood now.

          • Anonymous on February 3, 2020 at 8:04 am

            Can anyone park their vehicles for sale on the old Bergheger Lot? That doesn’t seem right. Looks kind of junkie for our town. I seems to me that the city should be able to tow them away or at least ticket them.



          • Anonymous on February 3, 2020 at 3:58 pm

            Sounds like country living might be best for you



  17. Anonymous on January 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Had to go to St. Louis today. Gas in Mascoutah was $2.57 and in St. Louis it was $1.95 Just like anyone with even just a little intelligence would do, I filled my car in Missouri.

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 3:02 am

      Maybe that has something to do with the Illinois having the third highest gas tax in the country…

  18. Anonymous on January 17, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Gotta love those Illinois lawmakers. Now I’m going to have to pay $151 for that little sticker on my license plate . My brother in Missouri pays $28 every two years for his sticker. Thanks to all the excess taxes on gas, I have to buy gas in Missouri. A few days ago I filled my car in St.Louis and gas there was 60 cents less per gallon than here in Mascoutah. The price difference saved me $12. Just think about that. To purchase the same amount of gas here would have been $12 more. Illinois has to be seen as a joke to the rest of the nation

  19. Anonymous on January 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    There’s been a lot of time, effort and sweat put into making our park an attraction for residents and sporting events. However, I wonder why the football tackling dummies and other football equipment remain on the park grounds 24/7/365. When Little Indians football season is over, shouldn’t the equipment be removed so they are not an eyesore? Leaving out year round does not make the park very attractive. We can’t park motorhomes in front of houses because it’s not attractive but we can leave football practice equipment out year round in the park?

    • Anonymous on January 17, 2020 at 6:39 am

      Maybe they can store the equipment somewhere behind the high school. There’s plenty of space behind the school. Who says you can’t park motor homes in front of your house? Sure you can. There’s no law or statute that says you can’t. Just drive through Bel Air Terrace neighborhood (where the streets are named for Chevy cars). There are plenty of trailers and motor homes in front of houses, camping trailers in the yards or driveways, and boats in yards and driveways.

  20. Anonymous on January 16, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Just wondering if anyone has had a business or school require scanning of their drivers license recently? This is a new practice to me. Just this week I had the sales rep at a Sprint store tell me they couldn’t access my account without scanning my drivers license. Yesterday, I went to the high school here in Mascoutah, and the office required me to let them scan my drivers license before I could go to where I needed to go. Just went to the same school last week to visit the same location in the school and wasn’t required to have my license scanned.

  21. Anonymous on January 16, 2020 at 8:29 am

    When we were growing up, we were always told that if you are in trouble and need help, always go to your teacher, pastor/priest, or police officer. Today’s news tell us that is so wrong. How many teachers have had sex with their students, priests – like the one in Mascoutah who is serving 9 years in prison – who take drugs and view children having sex, and police officers who exchange sex to drop a ticket. This is the reason young people are not in churches anymore. They have lost faith. They have lost faith in the system and in society. The only people they have left to turn to is their friends. Our society is very messed up and will only get worse.

    • Anonymous on January 17, 2020 at 7:00 am

      Everything you mentioned has always existed. None of it is new to our society. In older times, these issues weren’t top news stories and now they are. The reason young people aren’t in church anymore is because so many people/parents don’t encourage any religious faith anymore. I know plenty of people that haven’t been to a church since their wedding day. My son has a 15 year old friend that asked us what we do at church. He has never been to one, even though his parents claim to be Christians. You can’t lose faith if you never had any to begin with. I’m not just talking about religious faith. Whether it’s faith in police, teachers, priests, etc., young people aren’t taught to have any.

      • Anonymous on February 18, 2020 at 3:10 am

        If you’re looking for the reason of falling religious followers look at it realistically. Look at how many have been murdered in the name of religion and it’s followers. if you have a modicum of common sense and look past what you were brain washed with, you’ll realize you were sold a lie. I understand why and how religion developed (to control the masses) and society has benefited to a point but damn the hypocrisy is asinine.

        People who were raised without religion have the ability to think for themselves and see the destruction “Christianity” and “Islam” has brought. I live the by the “Golden Rule” and love the teachings but the aforementioned groups don’t live up to it. I have experienced “death” and I can tell you there is no golden light at the end. Your consciousness just ends despite what the fairy tales you were taught. So while we’re here, just love each other and get over yourselves. You have one shot at this life, do it well and love your neighbor…

        • Anonymous on February 24, 2020 at 10:38 am

          You imply that people who were raised with religion cannot think for themselves. You also imply that people who are religious are brain-washed (your words). You also imply that you are an expert on the afterlife because of your NDE. If that’s really what you believe then I feel very sorry for you, for you as just as deluded as the religious people you condemn. Most people of faith I have met are sincere and following their consciences. Stop being so judgmental.

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