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Originally posted by iceofspades
That reminds me of a thought I had about God. He claims to give you free will and it is your choice whether or not to love him. However, if you don't love him you'll go to hell. It's like he's saying "I'm not going to make you do what I want to do...buuuuut if you don't do what I want you to do, you'll go through eternal pain and torture." Sounds sliiightly loaded to me.
[edit on 29-6-2004 by iceofspades]
Originally posted by badkitty
What parent (and according to these dusty texts God is our Father) whould throw their child into a lake of fire? No matter what they do, I could not do such a thing to my children. Could you?
Originally posted by Lysergic
I've no clue to be honest, I believe in a God type figure, yet I believe all religions are mostly correct. So much more to this life than I'll ever fully understand.
Originally posted by Homer Jay
DENOMINATION: United Church Of Christ
For those of you wondering what UCC is, it's basically an even more relaxed version of the Lutheran church. You're baptised as a baby, confirmed as an early teen, communion is taken only on special occasions (and only AFTER you've been confirmed), and confessions are between you & God.
It is VERY tolerant of all viewpoints, the only requirement is that you believe in Jesus Christ as your savior. My church creates very much of a community/family atmosphere where picnics and get-togethers are very common and community involvement is encouraged. It's a VERY low pressure environment.
Originally posted by Scat
Whats the point of a church?