posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:04 AM
reply to post by Signals
many years ago, you went to church for survival reason.
if you didn't want the pope's army to kill you, you were either a catholic or became a protestant to protect yourself and your kids.
unless they wanted your kids to go kill Muslims.
or missionaries backing up european imperialism in enslaving the world.
i'm amazed at how many people from the caribbeans, africa, and south america know the role the pope and other european christian churches played in
also before social security, etc., the 10% you gave the church helped take care of widows, orphans, etc.
it was also a social club, i feel sorry for the elderly who miss the church they grew up in.
half the church buildings are for sale in this area, some are becoming buddhist temples or mosques.
i tried a variety of churches, now i prefer to do volunteer work for non profits.
i meet some very nice useful people, and nobody cares what faith, race, sex you belong to.
and you can meet your social and spiritual obligations by giving your time and cash to useful purpose.