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reply to post by Akragon
As I said, Aaron, way back when… you need to really think about this whole thing.
For you, it might be a joke or something that you dismiss, but for her, it is important. If you really love her, you need to address this conflict.
I'm not really worried about christianity dying out (good riddance), although I find it unlikely, but I am more worried about people turning to Islam or offshoot, quasi religions like scientology simply because it's new, and the preaching from those highlight everything that's wrong with christianity but conveniently omit their own problems. Basically replacing one problem with another.edit on 24-11-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
From this point on I intend on dealing with her minister... Should be fun…
reply to post by Frith
Its been around for 2,000 years so far. I don't know how the Abrahamic religions have kept their staying power this long,
Since the Invention of the Internet Anyone is free to read the bible without the church looking over their shoulder directing what they should believe... The church lost its power once anyone could read their book and make their own decisions on what "the bible" says, and IF its actually "Gods book" or not...
my Methodist minister used to joke that you'd never hear a Methodist sermon on anything in Revelation of John.
I'm sure you're familiar with this... if not, note what is written on the books in the lower right-hand corner.
"Maybe a religion based on Bacon. But religion is becoming kind of a loaded or "dirty" word lately. Maybe we should just call it a cult.
That's part of what the "NEW" in NEW WORLD ORDER is about . . . only it's about as NEW as the ancient satan worshiping cults of Babylon, Iran, Saudi Arabia etc.
I much rather see Judaism go first. It's the little instigator that makes the other religions fight each and look bad historically, all while brainwashing the masses to think them a bunch of perfect angels. Judaism is the number one deterrent for peace and progress in the world.
Mother of Ships whose might,
England, my England, Is the fierce old Sea's delight,
England, my own, Chosen daughter of the Lord,
Spouse-in-Chief of the ancient Sword,
There 's the menace of the Word
In the Song on your bugles blown,
England - Out of heaven on your bugles blown!