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Originally posted by truthseeka
I don't go to church because, well, church sucks.
You go to service 2-3 hours a day, give a portion of your money (which funds your pastor's navigator, or benz, or whatever's his flavor), and hear about how Jesus died and how you're going to hell for blah blah blah. Come on, I don't need that.
I agree with the people who say that no middle man is necessary to reach the Supreme One. That's what I think.
Don't get me wrong. I ain't knockin anyone who goes on a regular basis. Do it if it works for you. But for me, I haven't been in 3 years. I might go with my peeps to visit, but I won't go on my own. No organized religion appeals to me right now. I don't feel an urge to worship Allah, I don't feel an urge to attend a synagogue, and I don't feel an urge to return to the church (sorry bout all the negatives).
I know that a higher power exists, and I know that this power has an influence in my life. I also know that this deity doesn't require me to follow an organized religion in order to lead a good life.
Originally posted by Purplesunn
America is getting away from the truth in the Gospels. For example, there was a big stink made about the 'violence' in "The Passion". What in the world do they think crucifixion is if not violent??
America is fast becoming a nation of faith not fact. A nation where the unpleasant aspects of human existence are simply airbrushed away. Link
Originally posted by topsloth22
god isnt real......to me at least....hes an "uncle sam" figure if you will....hes a ficticouse man made up to whip people into having faithfull morals and a subconcouse belief in whats concidered "proper"......you can take anything in the "bible" and relate it to a mother goose tale, easy to take a moral,and somehow morph it into a fake story.....*cough* the bible is a prime example of this.....dont go to church.......do bad things and LIVE LIKE A FREE PERSON SHOULD........religion isnt freedom....
Originally posted by toolmaker
because God didnt go to church.
God spoke on mountaintops....at the side of rivers....on the meadows of mountainsides....in gardens....in the streets, in the homes of people, in the slums of jerusalem, at the houses of lepers, prostitutes, adulterers, god testified and spoke everywhere but at a Church.
there is a great lesson in that.
Originally posted by JamesBlonde
If I went to church then it would be like going to watch a third rate band play songs I dont like.