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QAnon beliefs are difficult to change

February 25th, 2021|

We all know how hard it is kick an addiction. That is true of alcohol. That is true of opiates. That is true of other drugs. We sometimes do not realize that addiction is not purely physical. A great deal of it is psychological. There are other types of psychological addiction. Most of them are described as cults. Our approach to them needs to be the same as it is with other addictions. A good example of this is the addiction that QAnon has created. Individuals who subscribe to the theories behind it are addicted to getting more and more. If we treat it as just a fascination with the cult, it will not change the individual’s viewpoint. The most important thing to realize is that the individual is fully invested in the conspiracy. He/she has no desire to change their beliefs. There is an old joke that is relevant. It goes: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? The answer is only one but the bulb has to really want to change. It is like any other addiction. The first step is acknowledging that you have a problem. Until that step is taken, [...]

CHURCH

Telephone ministry

February 25th, 2021|

Asbury, Blades and Portsville United Methodist Churches have a telephone ministry for people who do not use social media or the internet. Prerecorded worship services and sermons can be listened to at any time by calling, 1-833-333-3989.

Christ Lutheran to live-stream advent services

February 25th, 2021|

Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford, will be live-streaming Midweek Lenten services at 7 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 3 (I AM the Light of the World), March 10 (I AM the Door), March 17 (I AM the Good Shepherd), and March 24 (I AM the Resurrection and the Life). The 7 p.m. service will be live streamed on Facebook and can be accessed through the church’s website at www.christlutheranseaford.com.

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OBITS

Anthony Scott Townley, 48

Anthony Scott Townley of Laurel passed away on Feb. 13, 2021. He was born on July 12, 1972 in Falls Church, Virginia to the late Billy Ray Townley, Sr. and Beverly Adele Roberge. He attended [...]

Shelia R. “Bubby” McCane, 53

Shelia R. “Bubby” McCane of Laurel passed away on Feb. 14, 2021. Shelia was born in Seaford, a daughter of Jerry and Norma Lee Horne of Seaford. Bubby, as she was known, was a school [...]

Robert H. Dickerson

Robert H. Dickerson passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2021. Bobby was born on Oct. 26, 1934 to Harvey and Marie (Houtteman) Dickerson. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1952. He joined the National [...]

Terry L. Wright, 71

Terry L. Wright of Laurel passed away at home surrounded by her family on Feb. 11, 2021. Terry was born in Brownington, Vermont, a daughter of the late Sheridan and Dora May Prue. Terry was [...]

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