Any churches like this in Ft. Scott?

Any churches like this in Ft. Scott?

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DifferentkindofC hristian

Fort Scott, KS

#1 Sep 17, 2012
Are there any churches in Ft. Scott that can meet these qualifications?
1. Actually teach the Bible and not their own thing, and don't just pick certain verses here and there that meet their doctrine.
2. DON'T JUDGE EVERYBODY ELSE'S BELIEFS.
3. Aren't associated with a denomination. I'm just Christian like it was when Jesus actually walked the earth. Humans created denominations, not God.
4. Aren't social clubs. If I go, I don't want visits and I don't want to join anything. I just want to go on Sunday to worship and then be left alone the rest of the time.
5. Don't have a "we're better than you" attitude.
6. Would accept an interracial couple because there's nothing wrong with it as long as both are Christian and therefore evenly yoked.
6. Something along the lines of Joel Osteen, who meets all the above requirements, but is too far away in Houston.

Is this even possible?
Woody Crosspiece

Fort Scott, KS

#2 Sep 17, 2012
It all depends on how much land you two can plow in one day.
Wiccan

Wichita, KS

#3 Sep 17, 2012
DifferentkindofChristian wrote:
Are there any churches in Ft. Scott that can meet these qualifications?
1. Actually teach the Bible and not their own thing, and don't just pick certain verses here and there that meet their doctrine.
2. DON'T JUDGE EVERYBODY ELSE'S BELIEFS.
3. Aren't associated with a denomination. I'm just Christian like it was when Jesus actually walked the earth. Humans created denominations, not God.
4. Aren't social clubs. If I go, I don't want visits and I don't want to join anything. I just want to go on Sunday to worship and then be left alone the rest of the time.
5. Don't have a "we're better than you" attitude.
6. Would accept an interracial couple because there's nothing wrong with it as long as both are Christian and therefore evenly yoked.
6. Something along the lines of Joel Osteen, who meets all the above requirements, but is too far away in Houston.
Is this even possible?
I'm not sure. I think that Joel Osteen has a television program if you would like to watch that. They're building a new church by the first overpass heading north on 69, but that is the new building for the church near 6th and Horton (the building was in a state of disrepair.) If you can't find a suitable church here, you could try Pittsburg. Anyway, good luck.
Woody Crosspiece

Fort Scott, KS

#4 Sep 17, 2012
I have some opinions & truthiness that might help in your quest, you little spoofer.

I can recommend a few churches that don’t require some of the inconvenient practices of Christianity such as emulating Christ thru good deeds, charitable giving, and helping the downtrodden. There are quite a few that will assist in ostracisms and background investigations but they tend to be pricey and low quality. I think they will all tolerate drugs & alcohol, gambling, and homosexual/bisexual/pedophilia as long as you have good references.

I think most congregations reject the teachings of Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-17 which speak of God placing governments on the earth to restrain sin until He comes, and that we are to obey government not as the enemy of God, but as the agent of God. I think we’ve had a prevalence of tax evasion for so long in BBCo that if you preached that message you’d have an empty auditorium. Also,“The Rich Young Man” is not a Top 10 parable.

I think in general everyone plays fast & loose with the Bible’s 10 Commandments and the U.S. Constitution’s 1st 10 amendments aka the Bill of Rights. I’m no different than any of these folks, I’m just not a good dresser or fancy talker so we don’t get along very well. Maybe you & your oxen will fare better, you clever little spoofer.
fort scott

Marion, IA

#5 Sep 17, 2012
I guess you should start your own church huh??? That way you can preach the Bible the way YOU want and make your OWN rules, as you have accused others of doing... Hmmmm, interesting.... Also, perhaps you should do an inventory on your relationship with God if you feel so strongly that the local churches are hampering your relationship with Him. A little self reflection might do you more good than the "right" kind of church.
whosit

Fort Scott, KS

#6 Sep 17, 2012
DifferentkindofChristian wrote:
Are there any churches in Ft. Scott that can meet these qualifications?
1. Actually teach the Bible and not their own thing, and don't just pick certain verses here and there that meet their doctrine.
2. DON'T JUDGE EVERYBODY ELSE'S BELIEFS.
3. Aren't associated with a denomination. I'm just Christian like it was when Jesus actually walked the earth. Humans created denominations, not God.
4. Aren't social clubs. If I go, I don't want visits and I don't want to join anything. I just want to go on Sunday to worship and then be left alone the rest of the time.
5. Don't have a "we're better than you" attitude.
6. Would accept an interracial couple because there's nothing wrong with it as long as both are Christian and therefore evenly yoked.
6. Something along the lines of Joel Osteen, who meets all the above requirements, but is too far away in Houston.
Is this even possible?
Kiddo, none are good (or perfect) no not one, however, knowing man is not perfect or good, if you find that perfect church you better stay out of it, you like the rest of us Christians are not perfect, you and I would ruin a perfect church with our presence. Please visit a few and see if there is room for you to help it improve.
Spoofed a Spoofer

Fort Scott, KS

#7 Sep 18, 2012
fort scott wrote:
I guess you should start your own church huh??? That way you can preach the Bible the way YOU want and make your OWN rules, as you have accused others of doing... Hmmmm, interesting.... Also, perhaps you should do an inventory on your relationship with God if you feel so strongly that the local churches are hampering your relationship with Him. A little self reflection might do you more good than the "right" kind of church.
You need take your own advice. I just gave you feedback on what I've observed and spoofed a spoofer in the process.
fort scott

Marion, IA

#8 Sep 18, 2012
Spoofed a Spoofer wrote:
<quoted text>
You need take your own advice. I just gave you feedback on what I've observed and spoofed a spoofer in the process.
My comment was to the original poster of this topic, I apologize for the confusion. I quite agree with your post spoofer, my thoughts were not directed towards you.... You are right though, some self reflection wouldn't hurt me either :)

“America -God's Favorite Cuntry”

Since: Aug 12

Real America, USA

#9 Sep 18, 2012
DifferentkindofChristian wrote:
Are there any churches in Ft. Scott that can meet these qualifications?
1. Actually teach the Bible and not their own thing, and don't just pick certain verses here and there that meet their doctrine.
2. DON'T JUDGE EVERYBODY ELSE'S BELIEFS.
3. Aren't associated with a denomination. I'm just Christian like it was when Jesus actually walked the earth. Humans created denominations, not God.
4. Aren't social clubs. If I go, I don't want visits and I don't want to join anything. I just want to go on Sunday to worship and then be left alone the rest of the time.
5. Don't have a "we're better than you" attitude.
6. Would accept an interracial couple because there's nothing wrong with it as long as both are Christian and therefore evenly yoked.
6. Something along the lines of Joel Osteen, who meets all the above requirements, but is too far away in Houston.
Is this even possible?
Let me see here. I'm going to analyze your requests carefully in order to make the most accurate suggestion.... Please excuse my tendency to be long winded; I just want to make sure I thoroughly understand your needs before sending you out into the world.

1. Doesn't pick certain verses here and there.... That's a toughie. I don't know of many congregations or denominations that are still anually slaughtering their first born goats or practice stoning rituals on adulterers... Catholics come in close with all their cups and drinking blood stuff, but they certainly have thier dogma and ignore most of what's in the bible. Let's keep looking.

2. Don't judge everybody else's beliefs.... Are you sure you're a Christian?

3. Like when Jesus was around? You mean when the world was flat?
Humans created dominations, not God. But humans created god (in their image); so what you're really looking for is a less human created form of human created worship of a human created deity.

4. Aren't social clubs.... Does a church congressional count as a social club? They meet once a week at a predetermined location, share similar values and ideologies, face the same direction while doing the same obedient stand-up, sit-down, eyes open, eyes closed routines to the commands of the puppet master, and commit financially to ensure they can continue doing this weekly activity. You're looking for more of a "lone wolf" scenerio.

5. "Don't have a "we're better than you" attitude." Again, are you sure you are a christian? Isn't the whole concept of believing you have the answer to all of lifes questions and those who don't believe the same things in the same way will spend eternity in fire come off as a little "better than you" sounding?

6. So you're an interracial couple, huh? Avoid the Mormons.

So in conclusion, you would want to avoid mormons, catholics, baptists, lutherans, and methodists for their strict dogma and social club atmosphere. The amish may be a little out of touch, considering your use of a computer, as evident by this forum. Mormons recent history speaks for itself on the tolerance of non anglo-saxon descent individuals. As far as not picking biblical verses as they chose, I have yet to meet a christian who doesn't do this. For example we all can recite what John 3:16 says, but who knows what Deuteronomy 22:23-24 says?

Although it's not a religion, per se, in your case, I would recommend The Flat Earth Society. It ties in well with your "when Jesus was around" beliefs, and avoids that pesky social interaction issue you see in most church's. Good luck. Let us know how it goes!
DifferentkindofC hristian

Fort Scott, KS

#10 Sep 18, 2012
Thank you all for your input, negative or not. Guess I'll continue worshipping on my own. However, I would like to close with an explanation of each of my points:

1. Actually teach the Bible and not their own thing, and don't just pick certain verses here and there that meet their doctrine.

Isn't this why denominations were first created by man - because of different interpretations of the same Book, or different interpretations OUTSIDE of the same Book? I would just prefer more of the whole picture, that's all.

2. DON'T JUDGE EVERYBODY ELSE'S BELIEFS.

I grew up in a Baptist church and constantly heard about how everyone else was wrong, including Dear Abby! Surely not EVERYBODY can be wrong except one little sect!

3. Aren't associated with a denomination. I'm just Christian like it was when Jesus actually walked the earth. Humans created denominations, not God.

This one is self-explanatory, and I stick by it. I don't want to be Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Mormon, Episcopalian, blah, blah, blah. I am very content just being Christian.

4. Aren't social clubs. If I go, I don't want visits and I don't want to join anything. I just want to go on Sunday to worship and then be left alone the rest of the time.

I don't like being bombarded by leg-humpers the minute I enter the doors. "What's your name?", "Where are you from?", Where do you work?", etc., etc. that they won't remember 5 seconds after it's asked. To me, being smothered is not a good way to coerce me into coming back. Also, I don't need to be hounded about coming back Sunday night, Wednesday night, for this or that get-together, etc. I'm not a social person, and if I want to come back, I got there the first time - most likely I could find my way back.

5. Don't have a "we're better than you" attitude.

I feel pretty comfortable in saying that this as well as judging everybody is why Christians have such a bad name among non-Christians. Here's an example - last Sunday I went into Walmart wearing my jeans and T-shirt about the time the church people hit. There was this one nicely dressed family who had obviously just come from church. I tried to smile and acknowledge them, but their noses were so far out of joint that I finally just gave up and walked my heathen self on, shaking my head at their arrogance when Jesus preached constantly about being humble. Whatever church they came from is not one I'd want to go to.

6. Would accept an interracial couple because there's nothing wrong with it as long as both are Christian and therefore evenly yoked.

No need to explain this one.

6. Something along the lines of Joel Osteen, who meets all the above requirements, but is too far away in Houston.

I can see why he has such an enormous following. How I wish there was a church like that locally. Obviously, from the responses I've gotten, there isn't so I'll just continue to watch his programs with my husband and remember that Jesus said where 2 or 3 were gathered in his name, he would be there, also.

And lastly, I AM a Christian. I just don't judge those who don't agree with my personal beliefs, I have read the Bible many times over for myself instead of taking the word of some man who's just out for a paycheck, and I'm not a hypocrite and so can't be a part of something as important as a religious service if I don't agree with what's being preached. I don't think I'm better than anybody else, and I don't hate anybody else because they're "different". I don't judge what other people are doing nearly as much as I pay attention to what I'm doing. Told you I was a "different kind of Christian".
spoof scientist

Fort Scott, KS

#11 Sep 18, 2012
you sayin you aint no lowdown lyin' spoofer? we supposed to believe you weren't justa hoaxin' us an you not just a satirist out to ridicule & parody our uniqueness? we all get suspicious when strangers' text look like forged documents. write somethin' else DifferentkindofChristian.
DifferentkindofC hristian

Fort Scott, KS

#12 Sep 18, 2012
No, Spoof, I am the real deal. And I would hope you would believe me, but if not, that's OK, too. We all have free will. I will still luv ya either way. Besides, your last post made me smile.

See, I used to be real thin-skinned and got mad when somebody dissed me on Topix. No more, though. Not that I consider your last post a diss because I actually liked it, but for those who HAVE dissed me on Topix (under other names and subjects, of course), I won't be hatin' on any of them.

So, hopefully, that will help you see for yourself that I'm not a lowdown lyin' spoofer, a troll, or even a Pharisee for that matter. The one thing I am, though, is honest. I have no need nor desire to be anything other than what I am. Am I perfect? Oh, Lord, NO! Do I keep trying to improve? Oh, Lord, YES! See, life is short and when we're gone, the only thing that truly lives on is our reputation.

And, and here's a tidbit just for you, Spoof.(Don't tell anybody - it'll be our secret, k?)

I always wanted to be a motivational speaker or have my own talk show. We shouldn't waste our gifts, don't you agree, my brutha? Peace out, Spoof.
Spoof Supervisor

Fort Scott, KS

#13 Sep 19, 2012
Pardon my colleague’s paranoia. He’s a valuable assistant but also tends to be a knee jerk reactionary. What my colleague was trying to say is that we already have a man under radar who we suspect is a different kind of Christian, so when your post appeared it set off some alarms. How you managed to go undetected is somewhat unnerving as this could mean other non-standard interracial Christian situations are undetected as well.

To help raise our comfort level, please tell us about your husband and his manly pursuits, e.g., how he brings home the bacon, and some of his intellectual interests & hobbies (which we hope includes vegetable gardening & woodworking). Welcome to Southeast Kansas!! And when exactly did you arrive from where?
DifferentkindofC hristian

Fort Scott, KS

#14 Sep 19, 2012
Oh, I see. My husband's genetic makeup consists of Native American, Irish, European, and African. He has brown skin, brown eyes, and course, kinky hair.

My genetic makeup consists of Native American, Irish, and European. I have beige skin, brown eyes, and fine, wavy hair. We are therefore 1/4 interracial.

My husband is employed full-time and has never been on welfare. He is not good at sports, can't dance, and prefers jazz and country music over hiphop. While he can speak ebonics, he usually speaks perfect ivonics.

And I am originally from here. He is originally from the KC area. Other than being looked at funny in certain churches and the occasional mean glare from black women and older generation white people, we have had no problems here whatsoever.

Let me know if you'd like to know anything else. I'm always interested in helping the scientific community.

Oh, and the reason I went undetected on your radar is because I'm much more intelligent than that other guy.

“The Logical Mind on Facebook”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#15 Sep 24, 2012
Indy_Pendent wrote:
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Let me see here. I'm going to analyze your requests carefully in order to make the most accurate suggestion.... Please excuse my tendency to be long winded; I just want to make sure I thoroughly understand your needs before sending you out into the world.
1. Doesn't pick certain verses here and there.... That's a toughie. I don't know of many congregations or denominations that are still anually slaughtering their first born goats or practice stoning rituals on adulterers... Catholics come in close with all their cups and drinking blood stuff, but they certainly have thier dogma and ignore most of what's in the bible. Let's keep looking.
2. Don't judge everybody else's beliefs.... Are you sure you're a Christian?
3. Like when Jesus was around? You mean when the world was flat?
Humans created dominations, not God. But humans created god (in their image); so what you're really looking for is a less human created form of human created worship of a human created deity.
4. Aren't social clubs.... Does a church congressional count as a social club? They meet once a week at a predetermined location, share similar values and ideologies, face the same direction while doing the same obedient stand-up, sit-down, eyes open, eyes closed routines to the commands of the puppet master, and commit financially to ensure they can continue doing this weekly activity. You're looking for more of a "lone wolf" scenerio.
5. "Don't have a "we're better than you" attitude." Again, are you sure you are a christian? Isn't the whole concept of believing you have the answer to all of lifes questions and those who don't believe the same things in the same way will spend eternity in fire come off as a little "better than you" sounding?
6. So you're an interracial couple, huh? Avoid the Mormons.
So in conclusion, you would want to avoid mormons, catholics, baptists, lutherans, and methodists for their strict dogma and social club atmosphere. The amish may be a little out of touch, considering your use of a computer, as evident by this forum. Mormons recent history speaks for itself on the tolerance of non anglo-saxon descent individuals. As far as not picking biblical verses as they chose, I have yet to meet a christian who doesn't do this. For example we all can recite what John 3:16 says, but who knows what Deuteronomy 22:23-24 says?
Although it's not a religion, per se, in your case, I would recommend The Flat Earth Society. It ties in well with your "when Jesus was around" beliefs, and avoids that pesky social interaction issue you see in most church's. Good luck. Let us know how it goes!
Man I love reading your posts, I get a laugh almost everytime. You should come over to The Logical Mind Facebook community, you would fit right in.

www.facebook.com/logicalmind35

Cheers man, have a good one.

“America -God's Favorite Cuntry”

Since: Aug 12

Real America, USA

#16 Oct 2, 2012
logicalmind35 wrote:
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Man I love reading your posts, I get a laugh almost everytime. You should come over to The Logical Mind Facebook community, you would fit right in.
www.facebook.com/logicalmind35
Cheers man, have a good one.
Thanks for the invite, but I prefer superstitious fairy tale explanations of the natural world over your reason and logic. That's why I support creation science education in public schools as well as a variety of other irrational agendas at the publics expense. I'm afraid these delusions I have would clash with your facebook group's admiration for honest inquiry and skeptical rationalism, so I'm going to ignore you, and read my bible.
hello

United States

#17 Oct 2, 2012
The church by eugene ware seems pretty good. I'm not a big church goer, I've been there a few times and it was pretty cool.
Lilith Samaels

Fort Scott, KS

#18 Oct 2, 2012
In my old age I’ve become very flatulent and hard of hearing. Also my large body moves rather slowly and I have trouble repeatedly standing up & sitting down, and since my butt is a prominent feature, men tend to stare and make unflattering remarks. Sadly, my angelic voice is not as it was in my church choir in Memphis, TN, but on a good day I can still bring the house down with a profound crème de la crème of quintessential gospel, and I am never known to lie. It’s been hard times for me the last few years with health & financial problems and dealing with unfaithful husbands & lawyers. I’m sure many of you know how that is. And I don’t have much time before disembodied spirits left behind will once again seek refuge by kicking down my door, so please advise where I may seek shelter from inevitable doom. And have a nice day :-D
Shmily

United States

#19 Oct 8, 2012
DifferentkindofChristian wrote:
Thank you all for your input, negative or not. Guess I'll continue ...... people are doing nearly as much as I pay attention to what I'm doing. Told you I was a "different kind of Christian".
I know what you mean! I am a Christian. God loving and fearing Christian. I am strong in my beliefs and well versed in His teachings, but I will not attend a church of any kind, because of those things that you have stated. I have my own reasons, although some of them are scarecely (sp?) similar to yours. Almost all of them actually except the last. I have done a lot of praying and a lot of talking with pastors an other men and women of God and have finally come to the conclusion that I do not want to be a bench warmer for God or a lukewarm Christian. My church is my heart and my mind and my body and my soul. Keep in mind though that if you are need of feeding your Christian soul is your responsibility to do so. You know in your heart what is the truth. Just because you attend a church does not mean you have to participate. You can just say "no!" As far as judgements go, you will never find a church that does not have them. It is human nature. I wish you the best of luck, my prayers are for you and yours today!
Whatnext

Fort Scott, KS

#20 Oct 9, 2012
DifferentkindofChristian wrote:
No, Spoof, I am the real deal. And I would hope you would believe me, but if not, that's OK, too. We all have free will. I will still luv ya either way. Besides, your last post made me smile.
See, I used to be real thin-skinned and got mad when somebody dissed me on Topix. No more, though. Not that I consider your last post a diss because I actually liked it, but for those who HAVE dissed me on Topix (under other names and subjects, of course), I won't be hatin' on any of them.
So, hopefully, that will help you see for yourself that I'm not a lowdown lyin' spoofer, a troll, or even a Pharisee for that matter. The one thing I am, though, is honest. I have no need nor desire to be anything other than what I am. Am I perfect? Oh, Lord, NO! Do I keep trying to improve? Oh, Lord, YES! See, life is short and when we're gone, the only thing that truly lives on is our reputation.
And, and here's a tidbit just for you, Spoof.(Don't tell anybody - it'll be our secret, k?)
I always wanted to be a motivational speaker or have my own talk show. We shouldn't waste our gifts, don't you agree, my brutha? Peace out, Spoof.
Wow I think you are spoofing yourself, if you are as good as you think, then you are not, if you actually have so much RIGHT then you should not hide it under a basket, OhNo. You do sound very full of yourself, be very careful that you don't outshine Jesus in your own eyes. You are on Topix an awful lot rather than time in The Bible, otherwise you would see that you are not all that if you have need of nothing but only have your own loftiness to share! Mercy for you! Best to you but start in the Bible and let Him teach you why you are not alone Herron Earth.

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