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Freep a poll! (Is your faith in religion still strong despite abuse incidents?)
dailynews.com ^ | 1-28-13 | LA Daily News

Posted on 01/28/2013 3:10:24 PM PST by dynachrome

Is your faith in religion still strong despite abuse incidents?

Yes

No

(Excerpt) Read more at dailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: abuse; faith; poll
Related story is about Catholics, of course. I never seem to see one involving muzzies. Gee, I wonder why?/s
1 posted on 01/28/2013 3:10:34 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to Bon of Babble for da ping!

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2 posted on 01/28/2013 3:12:40 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

I freeped... thanks Dynachrome! I find the question interesting.. as if faith is intertwined with an organized religion? Faith in the Lord is so separate from belonging to a Church IMHO. A person can lose trust in a church but still have faith in God. Some of the most nasty, rotten acting people I know sit in the front row every Sunday... and some of the most God loving, fearing, Christian people I know, do not attend a church or go infrequently. Just my two cents...


3 posted on 01/28/2013 3:34:43 PM PST by momtothree
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To: dynachrome
Is your faith in religion still strong despite abuse incidents?

Yes 156 Votes, or 62.4 %
No 94 Votes, or 37.6 %
Total Votes = 250

4 posted on 01/28/2013 3:39:24 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: momtothree

+1


5 posted on 01/28/2013 3:41:19 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: dynachrome

What a loaded question!


6 posted on 01/28/2013 3:45:52 PM PST by MNDude
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To: dynachrome

Our faith is to be lived out in community with the church and the residential community we live in. But religion has left a lot of people less than excited about their faith. Religion is often tied to empty ritual. The faith I live out is based in Christ, His death and resurrection, and the redemption we have in his shed blood. It is not a set of laws I dare not disobey, but try to obey in love and for the love of the One who gave His life. That makes all the difference.

We are all still sinners saved by grace. However, there are some who have been placed in places of trust who have no business being there. They have not given their lives to Christ, and instead do great harm for the sake of Christ. These people should be disciplined by the church, and moved out from positions of responsibility. Some of these priests are not saved by grace, as they have never given their lives to Christ in the first place. They have trained to be in the ministry because it seemed noble, or whatever.

Their acts do not effect my relationship with Christ, but they do grieve me and I feel grieved for those who suffered because of them. God did not put undeserving people in those places. Other men did...those who felt that the person was qualified either because he’d gone through all the necessary steps or because they know someone.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 3:53:40 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: dynachrome

Yes, stronger. I am a Catholic who happens to believe that sodomites and pedophiles were deliberately recruited in order to destroy the Catholic Church from within. It is satan’s work.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 4:07:27 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I don’t have faith in religion. I have faith in Jesus, different thing.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 4:10:07 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: yldstrk

I agree.Those at the top that let this go unpunished should hang in the town square.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 4:13:09 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: yldstrk

I agree with you and I’m not even Catholic.

Mainline Protestant denominations have been targeted similarly.

I’ll go further and say that it was and is a political act.

Strong Christian faith in God and the US Constitution founded upon it are a major impediment to leftist plans, and are under deliberate siege. It’s been going on at least since the sixties.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 4:22:10 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: dynachrome

Or Mormonism


12 posted on 01/28/2013 4:26:17 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: dynachrome

I haven’t had faith in religion since I left the Mormon cult.

My faith in Christ is very strong though(no, I’m not Catholic despite my tagline).


13 posted on 01/28/2013 4:32:28 PM PST by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: stuartcr; dynachrome; greyfoxx39; Colofornian; Elsie; ejonesie22; Godzilla

Or Mormonism

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Maybe not a poll, but there have been SEVERAL cases and some lawsuits against LDS Inc involving sexual abuse in the Mormon church.

More so than Christian churches. Mormons do not have clean hands when it comes to sex abuse scandals - not by a long shot (and I can source this).


14 posted on 01/28/2013 4:38:25 PM PST by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: dynachrome

I have no faith in “religion”. My faith is in God.

FReeped it as “yes” anyway, because I’m pretty sure that’s what they mean; having no faith themselves, they don’t know how it works.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 5:28:05 PM PST by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: momtothree
 
The latest count is that 231 died here. Brazil has declared a month of official mourning.
 
That same day about 3,300 died in the USA from CHOICE.
Hardly anyone is in mourning.

16 posted on 01/28/2013 5:55:23 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dynachrome
(Is your faith in religion still strong despite abuse incidents?)

Ok; I'll answer the dumb question: NO!


However; my faith in Christ and His finished work is as strong as ever!

17 posted on 01/28/2013 5:56:48 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ExGeeEye

It appears that our OWN little ‘poll’ in this thread is all in favor of Jesus - not so much with ‘religion’!


18 posted on 01/28/2013 5:58:08 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dynachrome

What a stupid question.

My belief in an all-powerful God is not related to the short-comings of man.

Total Votes = 339
Yes
221 Votes, or 65.19 %
No
118 Votes, or 34.80 %


19 posted on 01/28/2013 5:59:21 PM PST by Tigercap
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED!!

Yes 233 Votes, or 66.19 %
No 119 Votes, or 33.80 %

Those pedophile priests are the devil’s spawn!!


20 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:16 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED!!

Yes 233 Votes, or 66.19 %
No 119 Votes, or 33.80 %

Those pedophile priests are the devil’s spawn!!


21 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:28 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED!!

Yes 233 Votes, or 66.19 %
No 119 Votes, or 33.80 %

Those pedophile priests are the devil’s spawn!!


22 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:46 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED!!

Yes 233 Votes, or 66.19 %
No 119 Votes, or 33.80 %

Those pedophile priests are the devil’s spawn!!


23 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:49 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED!!

Yes 233 Votes, or 66.19 %
No 119 Votes, or 33.80 %

Those pedophile priests are the devil’s spawn!!


24 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:49 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED!!

Yes 233 Votes, or 66.19 %
No 119 Votes, or 33.80 %

Those pedophile priests are the devil’s spawn!!


25 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:52 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: freepertoo
don’t have faith in religion. I have faith in Jesus, different thing.

no it isn't, Jesus founded a religion so we could easier follow His path....follow it!

26 posted on 01/28/2013 6:55:34 PM PST by terycarl
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To: reaganaut
I haven’t had faith in religion since I left the Mormon cult. My faith in Christ is very strong though(no, I’m not Catholic despite my tagline).

you are almost there...take that final step and fully engulf Christianity, join the Catholic Church.....You will be AMAZED at the fullness of the true church!!!!Guaranteed.

27 posted on 01/28/2013 7:00:13 PM PST by terycarl
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To: dynachrome

Yes
239 Votes, or 66.38 %
No
121 Votes, or 33.61 %


28 posted on 01/28/2013 7:03:27 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Bon of Babble
Those pedophile priests are the devil’s spawn ,p. because they were priests, they were worse pedophiles that protestant minister pedophiles???????
29 posted on 01/28/2013 7:04:36 PM PST by terycarl
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To: terycarl

I’m a medievalist and attended Catholic school as a child. I am quite familiar with Catholicism (more than many catholics sadly) which is why I am not Catholic.

Christianity is NOT the Catholic church or any denomination. It is the body of all believers. I am fully a Christian TYVM I AM ‘there’ and I resent your implication otherwise.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 8:05:55 PM PST by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: reaganaut
Christianity is NOT the Catholic church or any denomination. It is the body of all believers. I am fully a Christian TYVM I AM ‘there’ and I resent your implication otherwise.

Christianity is indeed the Catholic Church....has been for 2,013 years (longer actually) If you are a Christian, and I assume that you are, you are an incomplete Christian by not enjoying what is the fullness of Catholicism. Don't just ignore what I'm telling you, check it out for yourself, find out what the miracle of the Eucharist is....an actual reception of the literal Body and Blood of our lord.....nothing in Christianity is more fulfilling than that....NOTHING!!!

31 posted on 01/28/2013 8:38:08 PM PST by terycarl
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To: terycarl

I am sure the Eastern Churches would see it somewhat differently...


32 posted on 01/28/2013 11:24:13 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22
I am sure the Eastern Churches would see it somewhat differently...

the Eastern churches are Catholic....they're doing fine

33 posted on 01/29/2013 4:00:11 PM PST by terycarl
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To: terycarl

Jesus didn’t found a religion. He is the Way, the Truth and The Life. He IS. He is truth. That’s not religion, it’s fact. He died on the cross to save us (those of us who accept what He did for us). That’s plain and simple truth.


34 posted on 01/29/2013 6:31:36 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: terycarl

May want to bring the Orthodox Church in on that idea...


35 posted on 01/29/2013 10:53:00 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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