Keeping the faith

Jun 3, 2010 Full story: Highland/Mid-Hudson Post 19

While Woodstock's body politic can be famously fractious, a spirit of cohesion and cooperation animates its religious community, thanks in part to a longstanding tradition, the interfaith luncheon, in which local clergy and the town supervisor break bread and compare notes on matters sacred and mundane According to longtime clerical participants, ...

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T McCabe

Fayetteville, TN

#1 Jun 3, 2010
This seems to be happening all across the European and North American cultural spheres.

From the article:

"The religious leaders acknowledged that the matter of religious affiliation can be elusive, in that some people consider themselves members of a religious "community" - a term that, by itself, may resist easy definition - while others view their spiritual life as a matter of "personal identity," which they pursue on their own terms."

This is very interesting.

"The word Christian has been taken hostage..."

From the article:

"The first purpose of a religious community, said Maclary, who has served as pastor of Christ's Lutheran Church since 1998, is to "keep the faith" - to seek an interaction with God and an understanding of the divine. In an apparent allusion to the so-called Religious Right, the Lutheran minister expressed concern over the recent prominence of an intolerant segment of the Christian community.

"The word Christian has been taken hostage, derailed by a group of people with a political agenda," she said. "My denomination and others have been drowned out by a minority and are struggling to reclaim our identity."
xix

United States

#2 Jun 6, 2010
Keep the faith? Why?

Religion is nothing but ancient ignorance. It attracts the gullible and those weak of mind for the purpose of taking their money by telling them silly stories and promising the impossible when they die.

Religion is a con-mans dream come true!

The sooner religion and the ignorance it instills in people are eliminated from the world, the better off humanity will be!
Jesus Christ rules

Missoula, MT

#3 Jun 7, 2010
Rev 14:7-10 ... Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

Sincerely, BibleUniverse
xix

Stockton, CA

#4 Jun 8, 2010
Jesus Christ rules wrote:
Rev 14:7-10 ... Fear God, and give glory to him;
Your stupid god is a jerk-off and his brat jesus is a mythical homo! Get used to it!
Lucy

Port Washington, NY

#5 Jun 17, 2010
Remind me never to move to Modesto, CA! God shall not be mocked!
What

Aldrich, MO

#6 Jun 17, 2010
"As in the days of Noah."

“9/11 inside job”

Since: May 08

Saugerties New York

#7 Jun 18, 2010
xix has a gay crush on someone.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#8 Jun 18, 2010
What wrote:
"As in the days of Noah."
"the"
xix

Stockton, CA

#9 Jun 19, 2010
Onnioni wrote:
xix has a gay crush on someone.
How sad! I must hurt your sensitive little christian feelings?

How awful of me!
Abe Froman

Buffalo, NY

#10 Jun 19, 2010
Does anyone remember the TRUE TEACHINGS OF JESUS?Don't try to shove religion down anyones throat...be diligent in your love for them...JC WAS AWESOME! He did not judge the poor,gays,thieves or harlots...HE LOVED THEM MORE! THOSE WERE HIS PEEPS!AND THEY NEVER FORSAKED HIM..BECAUSE HE GAVE THEM...HOPE AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!
xix

Stockton, CA

#11 Jun 19, 2010
Abe Froman wrote:
Does anyone remember the TRUE TEACHINGS OF JESUS?Don't try to shove religion down anyones throat...be diligent in your love for them...JC WAS AWESOME! He did not judge the poor,gays,thieves or harlots...HE LOVED THEM MORE! THOSE WERE HIS PEEPS!AND THEY NEVER FORSAKED HIM..BECAUSE HE GAVE THEM...HOPE AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!
What else do you like besides mythical homosexuals that spew ignorance? How long have you been afflicted with the mental illness of christianity? Probably seems like forever, doesn't it? You are to be pitied.
Abe Froman

Buffalo, NY

#12 Jun 19, 2010
xix wrote:
<quoted text>
What else do you like besides mythical homosexuals that spew ignorance? How long have you been afflicted with the mental illness of Christianity? Probably seems like forever, doesn't it? You are to be pitied.
Hey wait a minute...look who has it worse...THE MUSLIMS!!!! THEY ARE NUTS!!! THEY TREAT WOMEN...WORSE THAN THE DOG THEY OWN!Hey I don't Like ANYONE! I just try to understand people and show a little kindness...I am in no way crazy CHRISTIAN! I am just a Mom trying to get through life by teaching my kids NOT TO HATE...Sure...I am wrong alot..especially my fury with the Muslims and The Male dominated Catholic Church..its GARBAGE!But I have to try...PS...DON'T BE SO ANGRY...I am not here to berate you!
xix

Stockton, CA

#13 Jun 19, 2010
Abe Froman wrote:
<quoted text>I am in no way crazy CHRISTIAN!
Oh? You wrote:

>"Does anyone remember the TRUE TEACHINGS OF JESUS?...JC WAS AWESOME!...HE LOVED THEM MORE! THOSE WERE HIS PEEPS!AND THEY NEVER FORSAKED HIM..BECAUSE HE GAVE THEM...HOPE AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!"

You sure sound like a crazy christian to me!
Abe Froman

Buffalo, NY

#14 Jun 19, 2010
xix wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh? You wrote:
>"Does anyone remember the TRUE TEACHINGS OF JESUS?...JC WAS AWESOME!...HE LOVED THEM MORE! THOSE WERE HIS PEEPS!AND THEY NEVER FORSAKED HIM..BECAUSE HE GAVE THEM...HOPE AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!"
You sure sound like a crazy christian to me!
I go to church MAYBE 1 a year!!!! I grew up Catholic..UGH!!!!!HORRID!!I just consider myself HUMAN..Who happens to think Jesus was really cool!So was Buddah!
xix

Stockton, CA

#15 Jun 19, 2010
Abe Froman wrote:
<quoted text>I go to church MAYBE 1 a year!!!! I grew up Catholic..UGH!!!!!HORRID!!I just consider myself HUMAN..Who happens to think Jesus was really cool!So was Buddah!
You go to church, were raised a catholic, and think jesus is cool.

But your NOT a christian!

Interesting (but very strange)!
Abe Froman

Buffalo, NY

#16 Jun 19, 2010
xix wrote:
<quoted text>
You go to church, were raised a catholic, and think jesus is cool.
But your NOT a christian!
Interesting (but very strange)!
Where in any of my replies did I say I am NOT CHRISTIAN?I don't like to label anyone's belief...I like to say that ' I choose to follow the teachings of the ONLY MAN who actually died for us...He allowed his persecutors to torture and kill Him because He needed to show all of Mankind and Womankind the most purest for of Love and Faith!
xix

Stockton, CA

#17 Jun 19, 2010
Abe Froman wrote:
<quoted text>I choose to follow the teachings of the ONLY MAN who actually died for us...
You follow a mythical character who never existed. Ask any historian what are the "historical facts" about jesus and you will be told his existence must be taken on faith, as no such facts exist!
Abe Froman

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jun 19, 2010
xix wrote:
<quoted text>
You follow a mythical character who never existed. Ask any historian what are the "historical facts" about jesus and you will be told his existence must be taken on faith, as no such facts exist!
Well then...Buddha is nothing more than a heavy set man who is nothing more ...just a gold statue...Not only can I prove Jesus walked the earth..his descendants have been genetically exposed....But really if He is mythical or not what danger does He pose to you?
xix

Stockton, CA

#19 Jun 19, 2010
Abe Froman wrote:
>"Well then...Buddha is nothing more than a heavy set man who is nothing more ...just a gold statue..."

Really? The ones I've seen of him show him as very skinny! I've never heard of a well-fed Buddha.

>"Not only can I prove Jesus walked the earth.."

Of course you can! It's everyone else who for the last 2000 years who can't,...right?

>"But really if He is mythical or not what danger does He pose to you?"

None whatsoever. But it is your mental health that one must worry about!

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