The number of churches in Huntington

The number of churches in Huntington

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Current Employee

Portage, MI

#1 Aug 12, 2013
...is too damn high!

Why do you need 4 on every block to pray to the same guy?
SherlockHolmes

Huntington, WV

#2 Aug 17, 2013
Ummm God needs Mo money
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lgta

Huntington, WV

#4 Aug 17, 2013
It is all about tax free money .
Anon

Huntington, WV

#5 Aug 17, 2013
Have any of you donated to charity?
Have any of you housed a homeless person, an given him/her food, water, and other basic essentials?
Have you given food to the hungry?
Have you held community events to clean up Huntington's streets?
Have you lead children's groups at a sports camp for underprivileged kids who would otherwise not be able to attend something like that?
Have you sent a box of small toys to children overseas at Christmastime so they'd have at least a little something to make their day brighter?

The list goes on & on. I'm disgusted that people complain about too many churches in our area when churches are the only things holding some communities together. Do you not realize that without churches, there would be maybe two food banks in our city?! My church does all the above and more. No one complains when a new bar opens up in town, but everyone throws a fit when a church does something productive. Tell me, what's so terrible about a church? If people want to attend a religious service, let them. Christians never tell atheists what they can/cannot do, so why must atheists try to dictate what everyone believes?
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SherlockHolmes

Huntington, WV

#7 Aug 17, 2013
Anon wrote:
Have any of you donated to charity?
Have any of you housed a homeless person, an given him/her food, water, and other basic essentials?
Have you given food to the hungry?
Have you held community events to clean up Huntington's streets?
Have you lead children's groups at a sports camp for underprivileged kids who would otherwise not be able to attend something like that?
Have you sent a box of small toys to children overseas at Christmastime so they'd have at least a little something to make their day brighter?

The list goes on & on. I'm disgusted that people complain about too many churches in our area when churches are the only things holding some communities together. Do you not realize that without churches, there would be maybe two food banks in our city?! My church does all the above and more. No one complains when a new bar opens up in town, but everyone throws a fit when a church does something productive. Tell me, what's so terrible about a church? If people want to attend a religious service, let them. Christians never tell atheists what they can/cannot do, so why must atheists try to dictate what everyone believes?
Oh STFU! And the churches are nothing but $$ vortices!! Y'all good "Christian" folks do nothing for the community, other than stroke yourselves. Take $$ from the poor so your preachers can live in million dollar homes and drive fancy cars. And if you want to dictate politics start by paying TAXES!!!!
SherlockHolmes

Huntington, WV

#8 Aug 17, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
<quoted text>I don't really see many people chiming in here. I really don't get why a lot of Christians these days feel so persecuted. I don't see a lot of anti churches protests in the streets. I'm an atheist and I could care less how many churches are in town. Its a free market. Build as many as you feel like you need.
Zaphod- could have sworn I read in the "prophet Muhammad is stupid" thread that you were Christian. I could be wrong tho. At least once.
Anon

Huntington, WV

#9 Aug 17, 2013
SherlockHolmes wrote:
<quoted text>Oh STFU! And the churches are nothing but $$ vortices!! Y'all good "Christian" folks do nothing for the community, other than stroke yourselves. Take $$ from the poor so your preachers can live in million dollar homes and drive fancy cars. And if you want to dictate politics start by paying TAXES!!!!
You couldn't be more wrong. We never take money from the poor so I'm not sure where you're getting your info-- we actually provide many services for the poor as I stated above. My pastor has a car that is eight years old, and a small one story house. Also, I can bet you that 90% of churches in this area are struggling to make ends meet financially. Offerings & tithing are primary sources of income. Taxes have nothing to do with it. I'll pray for you to open your mind & heart, and for you to stop being so judgmental.
Anon

Huntington, WV

#10 Aug 17, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
<quoted text>I don't really see many people chiming in here. I really don't get why a lot of Christians these days feel so persecuted. I don't see a lot of anti churches protests in the streets. I'm an atheist and I could care less how many churches are in town. Its a free market. Build as many as you feel like you need.
I normally don't feel persecuted. However, this post struck a nerve with me because I've seen numerous social media posts by my peers dogging churches and how "Huntington doesn't need more" and implied that they do no good, which can easily be disproved. You're one of very few atheists I know with a civil attitude (or apathy) on this subject.
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THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#12 Aug 17, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
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I don't really see many people chiming in here. I really don't get why a lot of Christians these days feel so persecuted. I don't see a lot of anti churches protests in the streets. I'm an atheist and I could care less how many churches are in town. Its a free market. Build as many as you feel like you need.
Finally ! At least part of what you said was correct. Except the persecution. You know as well as i that christianity is catagorized along side of conservatism therefore being maligned by the mainstream liberal press. People cant pray at schools,ball games,state sponsered events.Yeah i know all about separation of church and state.But it still doesnt negate the fact that people wish to do it but cant.And it was never a problem in this nation until the liberals got control of the media and now has the voice to silence the majority. And christians are coming under violent attacks in various nations.Even now the coptics are being attacked by moslems in egypt. Moslems attack the christians in Southern Sudan from across the border of Sudan which is moslem. In Nigeria moslem hordes kill christians weekly. The list goes on. And NO we're not talking about a solitary christian nut job seeking revenge and killing a moslem, but entire mobs of moslems attacking christians and dragging them from homes or churches even with government support in some cases such as Sudan. And do you know whats really warped? Its okay to speak of homos in the classroom or at the work place but dont dare mention the name of Jesus. Someone is sure to PRETEND to be offended. So please dont think for a minute theres no discrimination.
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SherlockHolmes

Huntington, WV

#14 Aug 17, 2013
THE LAST WARRIOR POET wrote:
<quoted text>Finally ! At least part of what you said was correct. Except the persecution. You know as well as i that christianity is catagorized along side of conservatism therefore being maligned by the mainstream liberal press. People cant pray at schools,ball games,state sponsered events.Yeah i know all about separation of church and state.But it still doesnt negate the fact that people wish to do it but cant.And it was never a problem in this nation until the liberals got control of the media and now has the voice to silence the majority. And christians are coming under violent attacks in various nations.Even now the coptics are being attacked by moslems in egypt. Moslems attack the christians in Southern Sudan from across the border of Sudan which is moslem. In Nigeria moslem hordes kill christians weekly. The list goes on. And NO we're not talking about a solitary christian nut job seeking revenge and killing a moslem, but entire mobs of moslems attacking christians and dragging them from homes or churches even with government support in some cases such as Sudan. And do you know whats really warped? Its okay to speak of homos in the classroom or at the work place but dont dare mention the name of Jesus. Someone is sure to PRETEND to be offended. So please dont think for a minute theres no discrimination.
What the hell is a "moslem"? You are a dumb ass.
lgta

Huntington, WV

#15 Aug 17, 2013
Anon wrote:
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You couldn't be more wrong. We never take money from the poor so I'm not sure where you're getting your info-- we actually provide many services for the poor as I stated above. My pastor has a car that is eight years old, and a small one story house. Also, I can bet you that 90% of churches in this area are struggling to make ends meet financially. Offerings & tithing are primary sources of income. Taxes have nothing to do with it. I'll pray for you to open your mind & heart, and for you to stop being so judgmental.
..OH ,so christians can bet.
THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#16 Aug 17, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
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Once again you're a moron. You can pray wherever you want. You just can't subject me or my kid to your particular brand of crazy. The state doesn't sponsor a particular religion so go pray wherever you like. Just like you've always been able to do. Once again you're exactly the problem. Inventing your own persecution so you can cry about it.
You'd be the first one to pitch a fit if some other religion were sponsored at any of the events you're outraged about. If an Islamic prayer came out of the intercom at school you'd probably go on a murderous rampage.
No actually im not talking about state sponsored religion dumb ass, im talking about the fact that if someone wants to talk about christianity in a classroom they cant because someone like you pretends to be offended. And as far as a moslem prayer coming over the intercom i'd actually welcome any kind of conservatism to shut crybaby liberals out of our daily lives. The only rampage being done is by chickenshit ACLU everytime a word is spoken about religion in the wrong setting. You dont hear of christians running to the federal court everytime they lose a right nor do they impose their preferrences on anyone like the liberals do. Reprobate sob you dont even have enough common sense to judge reality as its happening. But we know why. Without any morals or values in society then YOU and your boyfriend are without restrictions.LOL
THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#17 Aug 17, 2013
SherlockHolmes wrote:
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What the hell is a "moslem"? You are a dumb ass.
Better than an ass kissing pc dumb ass like you.At least im individualistic instead of participating in group therapy like you libs. The hate just ooooooozes from your frothing mouths everytime someone mentions christianity.And you come out in numbers to go on the attack. Go pack Zaphods feces. After all, you always got each others back....side. LOL
SherlockHolmes

Huntington, WV

#18 Aug 17, 2013
THE LAST WARRIOR POET wrote:
<quoted text>Better than an ass kissing pc dumb ass like you.At least im individualistic instead of participating in group therapy like you libs. The hate just ooooooozes from your frothing mouths everytime someone mentions christianity.And you come out in numbers to go on the attack. Go pack Zaphods feces. After all, you always got each others back....side. LOL
Wow. Such "tough" language for a BIBLE THUMPER. People like you drove me from Christianity. I want no part of your bullshit.

Buhbye!!!
THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#19 Aug 17, 2013
SherlockHolmes wrote:
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Wow. Such "tough" language for a BIBLE THUMPER. People like you drove me from Christianity. I want no part of your bullshit.
Buhbye!!!
Like you needed an excuse to fall from grace.LOL
You little twat.You curse someone and then cry foul when they return the favor. Typical chickenshit liberal f*g. And I dont even attend church f***ing moron. And you were driven from christianity when you drove it up your boyfriends A**. Dont blame us for your abnormalities.
Returd.
Lady

Huntington, WV

#20 Aug 18, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
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I don't really see many people chiming in here. I really don't get why a lot of Christians these days feel so persecuted. I don't see a lot of anti churches protests in the streets. I'm an atheist and I could care less how many churches are in town. Its a free market. Build as many as you feel like you need.
SPEAKING FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH THE CHURCHES ....
THEY DO '''''''NOT'''''''' HELP !
''NONE'' OF THEM ARE DOING WHAT ''CHRIST'' COMMANDED ! IF WE WERE ''ALL'' OBEYING THE COMMANDMENTS OF JESUS CHRIST THERE WOULD BE ''NO'' HOMELESS , HURTING , OR HUNGRY ...
(((( NO ONE WOULD BE IN NEED !))))
Lady

Huntington, WV

#21 Aug 18, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't really see many people chiming in here. I really don't get why a lot of Christians these days feel so persecuted. I don't see a lot of anti churches protests in the streets. I'm an atheist and I could care less how many churches are in town. Its a free market. Build as many as you feel like you need.
THE CHURCHES ???? holding communities together ??????????


WHAT A FALSE STATEMENT !!!!!!!!
MY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS WENT TO H&%#!!!!!!
SherlockHolmes

Huntington, WV

#22 Aug 18, 2013
THE LAST WARRIOR POET wrote:
<quoted text>Like you needed an excuse to fall from grace.LOL
You little twat.You curse someone and then cry foul when they return the favor. Typical chickenshit liberal f*g. And I dont even attend church f***ing moron. And you were driven from christianity when you drove it up your boyfriends A**. Dont blame us for your abnormalities.
Returd.
LMFAO!! You need to get back on your meds and get your crazy in check .hahhaahahahahahahaaa

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#23 Aug 18, 2013
Churches don't hold communities together, not ours anyway.
Do they help? Sure they do, but collectively, amongst all of them, they take WAY more than they put back. The amassed donations and tithings in even the smallest of churches would amaze you, most of them have money to burn. Drive around, look at the pristine condition of the churches. The most compelling evidence to me is that even thought Huntington has lost half of residents and less than half of the businesses ( in number) remain, since the 80's, only a couple of churches closed down, to be replaced by bigger ones like the behemoth on Johnstown Road off of 5th street hill.
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help

Huntington, WV

#25 Aug 18, 2013
Anon wrote:
Have any of you donated to charity?
Have any of you housed a homeless person, an given him/her food, water, and other basic essentials?
Have you given food to the hungry?
Have you held community events to clean up Huntington's streets?
Have you lead children's groups at a sports camp for underprivileged kids who would otherwise not be able to attend something like that?
Have you sent a box of small toys to children overseas at Christmastime so they'd have at least a little something to make their day brighter?
The list goes on & on. I'm disgusted that people complain about too many churches in our area when churches are the only things holding some communities together. Do you not realize that without churches, there would be maybe two food banks in our city?! My church does all the above and more. No one complains when a new bar opens up in town, but everyone throws a fit when a church does something productive. Tell me, what's so terrible about a church? If people want to attend a religious service, let them. Christians never tell atheists what they can/cannot do, so why must atheists try to dictate what everyone believes?
..Send toys overseas, why noy help kids here.

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