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Old 11-23-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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The original OP specifically mentioned Cincinnati and areas north of the city (where we would probably live). So they were not just inquiring about the City proper but the area as a whole.

Touchdown Jesus as it was tagged is gone but presently being replaced with a standing statue of Jesus. The frame is in place and work is progressing. The Solid Rock Church (Pentecostal), where the statue is located recently lost their founder and pastor. But I do not expect a significant letdown in their zeal, as his wife and co-founder will likely take over the ministry.

Self defined eradicators of ignorance is someone else's profession of faith. That is why religious tolerance and separation of church and state are fundamental to our society and government.

I just read recently where Einstein's declaration of the Speed of Light as an absolute boundary is now being questioned. And we still may come to find the Big Bang Theory was more like a Big Burp.

If the quoted statistic 51% of the Cincinnati Metro population do not attend church at all, then it is obvious you cannot call Cincinnati a particularly religious area. But at the same time, those who do attend are quite serious and involved in their pursuit. That is likely the way it should be, not necessarily the percentages but the tolerance.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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If the quoted statistic 51% of the Cincinnati Metro population do not attend church at all, then it is obvious you cannot call Cincinnati a particularly religious area. But at the same time, those who do attend are quite serious and involved in their pursuit. That is likely the way it should be, not necessarily the percentages but the tolerance.
Oh, please, kjbrill! To insinuate that 51% of our Cincinnati metro-area doesn't attend church DOESN'T denigrate our population to "non-spiritual status," by any means! In 1965, the renowned theologian Harvey Cox begot the bestseller "The Secular City," a book that forshadowed what our 21st century Queen City became decades ago. It's not at all that we're no longer "religious," but that we're no longer seeking antiquated religion. No longer does this "51%" turn to primitive Bedouin dwellers of 3000 yrs. ago to answer questions better addressed by Carl Sagan and Lisa Randall--for we are NOW that Secular City, and there is no turning back (even to be polite to stragglers...)
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Oh, please, kjbrill! To insinuate that 51% of our Cincinnati metro-area doesn't attend church DOESN'T denigrate our population to "non-spiritual status," by any means! In 1965, the renowned theologian Harvey Cox begot the bestseller "The Secular City," a book that forshadowed what our 21st century Queen City became decades ago. It's not at all that we're no longer "religious," but that we're no longer seeking antiquated religion. No longer does this "51%" turn to primitive Bedouin dwellers of 3000 yrs. ago to answer questions better addressed by Carl Sagan and Lisa Randall--for we are NOW that Secular City, and there is no turning back (even to be polite to stragglers...)
Oh WOW! You have some far out ideas. So please enlighten us numbskulls and proclaim what the new religious majority is! And if you say individual spiritual reflectivity, I will respond with just plain too lazy to go to church.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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One man's "ignorance" is another man's beloved faith. I could spend a few pages denigrating the religions of the world and sound pretty logical. But then that is what bigots and hate mongers do.

Last edited by Wilson513; 11-23-2011 at 04:26 PM.. Reason: Be nicer than usual
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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At one point in time the majority of our universities, hospitals, social services, and other bastions of human development in this country were affiliated with various religious organizations. People actually contributed to help improve the lot of their fellow man. Some may have been narrow along the lines of their own personal religious affiliation. But overall it did quite nicely. Today the secular society has all but destroyed this. I feel overall we have lost a lot of human compassion and dignity.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:06 AM
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Everybody please calm down. I know religion is a "fun" topic to fight over, but if you really want to we have a separate forum for that.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Can those guys who built the Creation Museum hurry up and build that Noah's Ark they were talking about as well. I think we need it right about now by the way this weather is going....
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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I worship Betty White.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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Its also in Kentucky however.

Its like saying that people in metro Detroit are more or less Canadians because Canada is on the other side of the river

Are people from San Diego Mexicans? No.
I said it was in the Cincinnati AREA. I didn't say the people who live in Kentucky are Cincinnatians.

Why don't people read my posts...??

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I think you'd be surprised how few people in the greater Cincinnati area have any interest in the Creation Museum one way or the other. Certainly, there are people who're proud that it's near Cincinnati, and people who're equally embarrassed. But "going to have to deal with it?" Really, I think not so much.
Sarah, whether someone likes the CM or not, they are going to have to deal with it being in the area. That's what I meant.

Am I really speaking Greek in this forum???

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It sure sounds like you're one of the only ones still struggling to deal with it! If you want to spend your money to witness how men and dinosaurs once cavorted together, go ahead--make the CM even richer while bringing ridicule upon yourself. Most of us in the Cincinnati metro-area have long ago dismissed this abominable sideshow to the dustbin of history--mainly because we were instilled with a 20th/21st century education. Its geographical location has absolutely no importance either to Cincinnati or to anywhere else.
You know, I'm really getting fed up with with the assumptions that people make about me. FWIW, I've never been to the CM, but I am a Christian. However, that doesn't mean I automatically subscribe to everything that every other Christian believes in. I have my own thoughts about dinosaurs and the whole Big Bang theory...but I'll be damned if I'm going to act like some little Hitler and demand that the people who DO believe in the things the CM promotes should be exterminated.

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I'm probably the only person here who has actually been to the Creation Museum, and I liked it. It was interesting, non threatening, informative and thought provoking. There wer a lot of people there when we went and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. A lot more entertainment than the Nutcracker. I am not a religious person but I do think that ridiculing a group because of their religious beliefs is a pretty scummy thing to do.
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So you found the CM to be "informative and thought-provoking," eh? And you live in Hyde Park and profess to have an education? Something's not right about this picture, my friend, and only you know why...

P.S. Ridiculing ignorance (in any form) is never, never "a scummy thing to do," and tolerating it anywhere is never, never "PC."
Ridiculing ANYTHING AT ALL is unacceptable. Didn't your parents ever teach you manners? If you don't believe in something, fine...don't believe in it. But you have no right to ridicule others for what they DO believe.

The ultimate contemporary paradox is "I don't tolerate intolerance". Tolerance is a two-way street, Motorman.
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