First, Mass is often deadly dull. Sometimes the priest is from Botswana, and you can't understand him. Other times, you can understand the padre, but 20 minutes on the Corinthians can be challenging, if you know what I mean. It would be great if priests, ministers, rabbis and imams would spice it up a little.The Mass isn't about the priest. Maybe if O'Reilly shut off his cellphone more than an hour a week (and took in a few daily Masses), he'd learn why people return and return [to the altar], every single day. He no doubt would become a better host (and listener!!) himself as well.
The overwhelming majority of Americans live as if there is no God. A substantial minority do not even believe in God.
If i had voted anti God at the polls i would be ashamed to go to Church.
On the other hand since i voted against Obama i am afraid to go as i might be sitting next to an anti God socialist who did vote for him.
Then we can probably make assumptions about which way these 74% will vote.
But what of the other 26%?
How will THEY pull the lever?
(If at all...)
Bill O’Reilly has it wrong on so many points, it’s difficult to use his article as a basis to begin.
1) We are to pray without ceasing. (1st Thes 5:17)
Our worship and fellowship with God, through faith in Christ, isn’t a one hour/week ordeal experienced at mass. It is a continuous spiritual walk in every waking and sleeping moment.
O’Reilly is demonstrating his flippancy and what a shallowly religious man he truly is.
Technology has changed worship. Mass is on TV. Preachers are on TV. Hymn singers are on TV. Shut-ins worship at home. Are these worshippers counted?
Also, the question arises: “Who is being worshipped?” In light of that question, why are those going to mosques being counted as God worshippers?
What sickens me is seeing an "F" inserted between the M and the G. It's increasingly common, and I don't exaggerate when I say I can't look at it head-on. I've even seen it used here on FR once or twice. People really, really need to think about what they're typing.
Isn't that racist?
Bill O'Reilly writing about religion is like Honey Boo Boo writing about Mozart.
That is precisely the problem. Modern Christianity has reduced the concept of the holy sabbath of the Lord to one hour to "think about things".
what did Jesus Christ say about Jonah?
Mat 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
In what state was Jesus Christ in, in the heart of the earth? He was dead. So was Jonah, whoever is teaching that Jonah was alive after being eaten by a great fish and the fish dove down to the "mountains of the sea" how on earth could anyone think that Jonah was alive?
Jonah was resurrected after three days of death after being eaten by a giant fish (whale). Jesus Christ was resurrected after three days in the heart of the earth.
True exegesis of the Bible has greatly diminished.
There are various reasons for this...but if church leaders begin to rightly divide the word of truth...bingo...revival happens.
Mass is often deadly dull. .....It would be great if priests..... would spice it up a little.
I’m not Catholic but went to Christmas Eve Mass this past December. My wife and I were watching news on the Pope picking and I told my wife the same thing from the article that is written above. Bottom line ...It’s boring!.