"Protestant Thread, all others keep out"


BitWhys
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay View Post

Your an Anglican? I wouldn't have guess it in a million years.

I never said I was any good at it.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by BitWhys View Post

I never said I was any good at it.

*chuckles*...
 
Toro
#33
Hey, I'm United.

That's like the socialist church, right?
 
snfu73
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Toro View Post

Hey, I'm United.

That's like the socialist church, right?

I was baptised in the United Church...which I am happy about. I don't go to church, and have mixed feelings on the whole god issue, but to me, if there is any church which comes closest to my left wing beliefs, it would appear to be the good old United Church.
 
Toro
#35
That's the great part of being in the United Church.

You can get away with pretty much anything.
 
Billy
#36
When did JaJa find this place?
 
Jay
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by BitWhys View Post

I never said I was any good at it.






Good answer.
 
snfu73
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by Toro View Post

That's the great part of being in the United Church.

You can get away with pretty much anything.

Well...even if they told me otherwise, I wouldn't listen. The priest or...whatever the label is in the United Church...who presided over both my grandmother and cousins funeral was openly gay. I thought that was FANTASTIC. He did an amazing job, he was a nice guy, he was genuine, he was good at what he did. I respect the United Church for not shunning such a great person...a great messenger of the word of god (if it is indeed the word of god) like too many other denominations would do. That means alot to me, and shows the integrity of that church, and gives me faith that all religious observers are so...what's the word...closed minded...or...down right mean...or...what have you.
 
look3467
#39
United Church? How united and with whom? Just curious.

Peace>>>AJ
 
snfu73
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by look3467 View Post

United Church? How united and with whom? Just curious.

Peace>>>AJ

Beats me. What do you mean? I take it you might not be a United Church fan?
 
look3467
#41
Quote: Originally Posted by snfu73 View Post

Beats me. What do you mean? I take it you might not be a United Church fan?

I know nothing about the united church and basically, I'll love themn too.

Peace>>>AJ
 
Toro
#42
"All others keep out."

Kind of reminds me of the old Southern Baptists.
 
snfu73
#43
Quote: Originally Posted by Toro View Post

"All others keep out."

Kind of reminds me of the old Southern Baptists.

I'd say it is more in response to the rough time AJ has gotten for expressing ideas in other threads...ones where there is only ONE way to look at religion and god, and no other way, because it is the right way. It's a tongue in cheek approach...

What do I know about the United Church?? Not a whole lot either, I hate to say, even though I was baptised there. I definitly have not been a regular attendee. They do seem to be much more open to different ideas, to debate, to different interpretations of the bible. It was one of the first churches that stated it would marry same sex couples, they have gay priests, they have a diverse collection of followers. Maybe this is what is meant by United? It brings together a whole cross section of folks with different interpretations under one umbrella.
 
snfu73
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by triedit View Post

Ok how is your faith "better" than anyone else's faith? Faith is just what you believe to be true. My truth and your truth may be different but neither is better...

I think to many DO lose sight of what the definition of FAITH really is. It is connected to what one believes...not what one insists is.
 
look3467
#45
Quote: Originally Posted by Toro View Post

"All others keep out."

Kind of reminds me of the old Southern Baptists.

That was not meant to read that way, but quite the opposite, "all others are welcomed".

You ever seen the scene where there was a hole in the tall wooden fence and someone wrote right above it, "do not peek"? Well, that was an invitation to pick. Know what I mean?

And too, it was done that way to make a point! Point being that that no one should be bared from any conversation when they are trying to learn.

Peace>>>AJ
 
snfu73
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by look3467 View Post

That was not meant to read that way, but quite the opposite, "all others are welcomed".

You ever seen the scene where there was a hole in the tall wooden fence and someone wrote right above it, "do not peek"? Well, that was an invitation to pick. Know what I mean?

And too, it was done that way to make a point! Point being that that no one should be bared from any conversation when they are trying to learn.

Peace>>>AJ

AMEN to that. I COMPLETELY agree with your last statement...completely!!!!
 
look3467
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by snfu73 View Post

AMEN to that. I COMPLETELY agree with your last statement...completely!!!!

I thought this thread was dead and buried!

But you know, everything comes and goes, but love never dies.
It is found and practiced in every generation.

Where as the opposite of that, hate, dies with the individual.

Love continues on, as it forgives even of the most atrocious offenses done one, to live a better life.

Harbouring hate, resentments takes away from true life, the kind of life that love can only give.

Peace>>>AJ
 

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