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Old 07-10-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Partisanship Is An Intellectual/Emotional Handicap
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^ And FYI for most religious natives the church question isn't about your beliefs. Many people see church as a source of socialization. Dinners, book clubs, group outings etc are common at many churches. So the question they are really asking newcomers is "Have you found a social network?". They aren't trying to convert you or make you feel shame you for having a different belief system.
Good save

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Old 07-10-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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^ And FYI for most religious natives the church question isn't about your beliefs. Many people see church as a source of socialization. Dinners, book clubs, group outings etc are common at many churches. So the question they are really asking newcomers is "Have you found a social network?". They aren't trying to convert you or make you feel shame you for having a different belief system.
EXACTLY.

The vast majority of folks who make this inquiry (Have you found a church home yet?) are trying to be friendly, not actively trying to convert anyone

This is seriously one of the biggest minsunderstandings between newcomers and locals.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Good save

I'm not understanding what you mean? Are you saying I am lying or being insincere? I am not. I understand the culture behind the church question.

Not that it should matter but I'm a native that doesn't currently attend a church. I know many people (natives and newcomers) that do and many that don't.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Partisanship Is An Intellectual/Emotional Handicap
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I'm not understanding what you mean? Are you saying I am lying or being insincere? I am not. I understand the culture behind the church question.

Not that it should matter but I'm a native that doesn't currently attend a church. I know many people (natives and newcomers) that do and many that don't.
I was making a joke.

Read my post #30, which followed your post #29.

Differences in senses of humor, is another misunderstanding amongst Sounterners and Transplants.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I did read it and I don't appreciate you making a joke of my post which was meant to helpful to the OP and others.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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snorted tea thru my nose on this one
Brewed, sweet and iced?
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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I did read it and I don't appreciate you making a joke of my post which was meant to helpful to the OP and others.
I was NOT making a joke of your post.

I was making a joke, period.

This is the type of uptight, snotty attitude that cracks me up about some of you people, down here.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Brewed, sweet and iced?

What, no lemon?
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Brewed, sweet and iced?
Is there any other kind???
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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What, no lemon?
hahahaha, you've just identified yourself as a yankee
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