Flu season altering church tradition

Flu season altering church tradition

There are 8 comments on the Lansing State Journal story from Jan 18, 2013, titled Flu season altering church tradition. In it, Lansing State Journal reports that:

Decline a handshake if you have a cold ...

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Poppin in for a tad

Watsonville, CA

#1 Jan 20, 2013
Idiots!

The churches should have vaccination tables set up at their doors.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jan 20, 2013
5:03 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013:
RE: Flu season altering church tradition
..... Are there any churches anywhere who have PROOF that none of their members ever get sick because their members always do what God wants them to do, and NEVER do what God does NOT wants them to do?

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3 Jan 20, 2013
Decline a handshake? People shouldn't be drinking out of the same cup!

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#4 Jan 21, 2013
Poppin in for a tad wrote:
Idiots!
The churches should have vaccination tables set up at their doors.
LOL - Yes! Vaccinations against superstition.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#5 Jan 21, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
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LOL - Yes! Vaccinations against superstition.
No question about it!

Furthermore, all clergy should be required to be able to produce evidence of the FULL set of such vaccinations, upon demand.

That does not mean that there are no such things as wondrous miracles or Beings of Light who can very surely reach us from the "other side!"

I am as skeptical as I can be and am of the opinion that superstition and unfounded taboo can often be found at the base of our entire belief system.

But, I have also perceived things that cannot be either denied or explained by any other means other than to accept them as a portion of reality that defies or is beyond the logic of a "Newtonian" reality.

Christ Jesus is every bit as real as you or I am. More can be said about this. But, no more is actually necessarily said, to get the point across.

Furthermore, no amount of reading of scripture is sufficient to make a person's understanding and comprehension of what that scripture may bring become a valid understanding and comprehension.

One thing is absolutely crucial to the development of such valid understanding and comprehension: That is, that truth may be ultimately an infinite constant. But, our comprehension of truth is finite, at least until we let our understanding venture into a mutual acceptance of the infinite. It accepts us as much as we accept it!

So, if at any time you think you know it all or you think you are completely right, prepare yourself to get some more of what you don't yet know. Those who are looking for this have a big advantage.

Parable of the Brides waiting for the Groom to arrive. Some filled their lamps with oil and trimmed their wicks. Others did not and when the time came to present themselves before their Lord, some, many, were not prepared. And when they realized their insufficiency, they asked of those who WERE prepared to give of their oil. Didn't happen.

I'll say it one more time. The person of Christ Jesus is just as real as you or I am. Maybe that is bad grammer. But, it is intended to be so in the context of this message, for a reason.

Atheism is not an option. It is a denial of one's own Self.

Rev. Ken

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#6 Jan 21, 2013
RevKen wrote:
<quoted text>
No question about it!
Furthermore, all clergy should be required to be able to produce evidence of the FULL set of such vaccinations, upon demand.
That does not mean that there are no such things as wondrous miracles or Beings of Light who can very surely reach us from the "other side!"
I am as skeptical as I can be and am of the opinion that superstition and unfounded taboo can often be found at the base of our entire belief system.
But, I have also perceived things that cannot be either denied or explained by any other means other than to accept them as a portion of reality that defies or is beyond the logic of a "Newtonian" reality.
Christ Jesus is every bit as real as you or I am. More can be said about this. But, no more is actually necessarily said, to get the point across.
Furthermore, no amount of reading of scripture is sufficient to make a person's understanding and comprehension of what that scripture may bring become a valid understanding and comprehension.
One thing is absolutely crucial to the development of such valid understanding and comprehension: That is, that truth may be ultimately an infinite constant. But, our comprehension of truth is finite, at least until we let our understanding venture into a mutual acceptance of the infinite. It accepts us as much as we accept it!
So, if at any time you think you know it all or you think you are completely right, prepare yourself to get some more of what you don't yet know. Those who are looking for this have a big advantage.
Parable of the Brides waiting for the Groom to arrive. Some filled their lamps with oil and trimmed their wicks. Others did not and when the time came to present themselves before their Lord, some, many, were not prepared. And when they realized their insufficiency, they asked of those who WERE prepared to give of their oil. Didn't happen.
I'll say it one more time. The person of Christ Jesus is just as real as you or I am. Maybe that is bad grammer. But, it is intended to be so in the context of this message, for a reason.
Atheism is not an option. It is a denial of one's own Self.
Rev. Ken
You are deep and fascinating! I'm not sure I'm deep enough to follow you but you've captured my attention, that's for sure. I find that the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. Nonetheless, I love learning. I hope Jesus is Who He claimed to be; it's like He's "too good to be true". How can anyone truly know? From a collection of old writings by unknown authors? I'm willing to listen :)
Catholic Girl

Linthicum Heights, MD

#7 Jan 21, 2013
Hi Folks,
Announced this past Sunday at Mass, Archbishop due to the flu outbreak..stopping of shaking hands, etc. suggest bow or something other than direct contact. Also no more drinking from chalice. Also for the alter servers to use the supplied antiseptic hand cleaner before communion and afterwards. Told if sick on Sunday, stay home, not a considered a sin.
Just like it was prior to Vatican II Council. effective until the illness clear.
BTW flu shot vaccinations were held a number of times befgore the flu season outbreak started.

Same message was past down last yr. during that swine flu outbreak.
So see ladies and gents, things do get taken care of.
Silly, of course everyone gets sick every now and than. God loves us one and all. Do right and place your Trust in God.
Life is a mystery and we will know it all eventually. Until then, enjoy!!
Catholic Girl

Linthicum Heights, MD

#8 Jan 21, 2013
sorry about spelling, I'm a bad speller, it's this keyboard. to compact.

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