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To: Kaslin

>> Have we forgotten our Christian heritage, our fore-bearers who were sent to face hungry lions in arenas for saying that God must be obeyed above Caesar?

I heard this truth twisted in a sermon today so much that I’m still distressed. We were told that it is our duty as Christians to stand up to the government that is discriminating against gays and lesbians by not letting them live their lives as they wish. I heard that we need to stop “being so angry” and start doing what is right (in this case, he meant passing the debt ceiling increase so the government can go back to “helping” people). Finally, I heard that we need to do as the MSNBC motto (yes, he quoted MSNBC as the centrist position) and stop leaning left or right, but instead we should Lean Forward.

I’d change churches (and denomination), but I’m worried that I’ll just move to the next one to fall to the homosexual/progressive agenda. But I know that I have to change denominations after today. I lost a lot of trust in organized religion today.


8 posted on 07/17/2011 11:31:49 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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The Anglican church can continue well into the future if it simply convince its elderly membership to leave a large donation directed to the church in their wills. Then, regardless of attendance figures for services, the administration can continue to function.


11 posted on 07/17/2011 11:40:05 AM PDT by Coyote Choir
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To: Bryanw92
I’d change churches (and denomination), but I’m worried that I’ll just move to the next one to fall to the homosexual/progressive agenda. But I know that I have to change denominations after today. I lost a lot of trust in organized religion today.

I think a lot of people would be better off attending smaller churches/denominations, or starting up their own Sunday morning prayer groups. We kept coming across churches where the focus was on the church and not on Christ or his teachings, and how big and fancy they could build their church, or we'd come across churches where a cult of personality would develop around the leader.
21 posted on 07/17/2011 3:20:04 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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