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America's Christianity

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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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I would like to pose a hypothetical question that is crazy, but crosses my mind from time to time.

If we were to live in a country where it was mandatory to read the bible and attend church services would this make America a better country. I know there would be backlash at first, but if everyone just went to church and listened and believed, would it benefit more than harm?

Please only positive replies and I am looking more for replies from Christians who believe America would benefit from this mandate.

Thanks




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: veracity


How does mandatory church attendance and required Bible reading equate to "believing"?



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: veracity

Being made to go to church doesn't mean that you believe, and it certainly doesn't mean you are a Christian as described by the apostles in the new testament. My ex wife was made to attend a SDA church and now she hates Christianity.



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: windword

it is my interest to see if forcing religion on people who need help will benefit.
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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: veracity

If we were to live in a country where it was mandatory to read the bible and attend church services



It wouldn't be Christian to make it mandatory.

That's because Jesus taught that true Christians come of their own volition to the church.

Something inside a person stirs them up, and leads them into the fold. That something is planted there by God.

It may be that they hear the word on a street corner, and decide to check it out.

But, nobody is supposed to drag them kicking and screaming into the Church.



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem
What is SDA church? Who made her do it?



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: AMPTAH

What if a person does not get that something that is planted to enter the fold? What happens to them?

By "fold" do you mean christianity? or any religion?



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: veracity

I can't see how reading the bible or going to church would improve your country in the least

it would just remove more freedom from it




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: veracity

I believe religion causes divide. Those that include spirituality in their lives to include the free will for all humans to choose their own paths of spirituality, then religion should spread that message. To funnel free spirit into a chosen path of an individual or group may likely do more harm then benefit... it ends up coming across as forced upon, and the jailed free spirits would cause too much conflict within the religious sector that is forced upon the masses... that would only lead to hardships of those loyal to the particular religion group to feel safe and secure to practice the religion for themselves. The history of forced religion on people have shown to create more divide then harmony...

Sorry if I do not meet the mandate of your reply requests... I am too much of a free spirit that wants wholeheartedly to stand up to the divide of religious values. I kind of knew that I did not meet your criteria, but my energy feels compelled to let those who wish for an imbalance to the ying/yang of life occur by "believing" that their individual path taken is the only path for others to find spiritual success as well... life just does not stay balanced like that.

I say this with the utmost positive attitude!
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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

What if finding the light or being a part of something bigger than yourself can reduce hate,crime and rape?



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: ttobban
thank you, very well said



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: veracity

Seventh Day Adventist.
Her mother and step dad made her attend



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: veracity
a reply to: windword

it is my interest to see if forcing religion on people who need help will benefit.


Well, forcing religion may brainwash a person into acceptance, but it won't make people believe or use critical thinking to analyze wordily woes.

Personally, I find Christianity to be immoral, pinning ones salvation on the blood of an innocent murder victim. Do anything, just repent and ask for forgiveness, and you're golden!



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: Akragon
Actually you have more freedom. You are not bound to customs and laws like the Jews were. I know you don't understand my words. You will need to do some reading to grasp how it works. Acts is a great place to start if you are really interested



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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originally posted by: veracity
a reply to: Akragon

What if finding the light or being a part of something bigger than yourself can reduce hate,crime and rape?


Im sorry but the bible does not reduce hate in any way shape or form...

it only justifies it, and provides those that hate something to hide behind


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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Is she a Christian? Did this affect your marriage, sorry if too personal



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: veracity

It can 100% reduce hate, crime, and rape... for those who find value in its teachings. It can also hold the same percentage of success in any and all religions... it's to each individual to learn for themselves. What to do with those that choose to live their earthly life within only their ego's... and their hearts and spirituality are essentially dead... or pilled up on some spirit killing meds. Just too much diversity in life to funnel through one belief...



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
a reply to: Akragon
Actually you have more freedom. You are not bound to customs and laws like the Jews were. I know you don't understand my words. You will need to do some reading to grasp how it works. Acts is a great place to start if you are really interested



Sigh...

Please don't talk to me like im clueless about the bible... its annoying




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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Veracity, part of the problem is the question you pose could be posed by any of the religions who feel their enlightenment is the way.

If the country was mandated to read the Quran and attend mosques, there are those who feel this would be ultimately beneficial as well. How would you feel about that?

I understand that your question comes from a sincere place that believes if only people were to open themselves up to the light you see, they could be better, kinder and more loving and it would help them with any number of struggles they face. From where you're at, it's a nice thought, it really is. But you don't need that to be a loving, kind person.
I know that as an Atheist.



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: veracity

When you spend too much time reading that book, and you become hypnotized by it. Looking forward to death as if your afterlife should be better than what you have. I think this breaks down your mind, and leaves you in a trance. That trance leaves you a broken living being without a future for humanity to become greater beings in a total universe spectrum. People have had thousands of years to advance to a civilization with all the capacity of the very gods you worship. So why is it that you think forced Bible studies would better mankind? That should be the question. Churches have hurt society... Not religious beliefs, churches have witchhunted mankind's future. If that confuses you, do some research. It's not hard to prove.




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