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Old 12-30-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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This is my first time on here and the first thing I see are people looking for a "black church", what is it with people???????????? Are we not ALL made in God's image? Can we not worship and fellowship together with other races????????? I go to a mega church in Ohio and our church is full of God's rainbow. Maybe if we step out of our comfort zone, we might learn something new from one another. PLEASE brothers and sisters in Christ..learn to look past color, as God does, then maybe we can learn to love one another as Christ does.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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I don't know. I have been here 40 years and that's the first i've heard of it.l
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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I don't know. I have been here 40 years and that's the first i've heard of it.l
Same here. lol
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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I agree. I actually prefer non denom churches with a mixed conregation and there are some in the tri state area. However, Sunday remains the most racially divisive day of the week. Most people prefer to worship with people that have similar backgrounds, cultures and belief systems.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Better yet, disassociate from organized religion of any kind. Name one present-day armed conflict (or any throughout history, for that matter) that didn't carry at least some religious connotation. Find a form of societal repression which isn't justified by how a "sacred text" is selectively interpreted.

"Church" - or "temple," or whatever - is just another way to pit "us" against "them." I don't have issues with "Black churches" because they along with other AA community centers such as barber shops and beauty parlors continue to be places of gathering and empowerment for a specific group of people. My issue with them, along with "places of worship" in general, is that just as they can be catalysts for positive change in the world (for example, the '60s movement for racial equality) they can also be instruments of backward progress ("Proposition 8" and other hysterical rabble-rousing against equal marriage recognition for same-sex couples in present times, pogroms and inquisitions and so on going back centuries.)

I'm part of humanity, not a "brother in Christ" or "creation of Allah most knowing and merciful" or any other such thing. My "rainbow" of friends - and family - grew out of simple open-mindedness while going about activities of living, helped by purposely residing in diversely-populated communities after having been raised in one. The most recent national election was at least a partial victory against the religious right wing and their puppet "non-denominational" megachurches, but an unwanted foot is still in the door of progress. All the noise kicked up about that demagogue wrapped in pop-psychology sheep's clothing being allowed to be part of the inauguration will help in the long run, though. There's still an astounding number of people who have no idea of the damage wrought by these International Crossroads Vineyard Church of Christ Fellowship Ministries as they set lures baited with plugged-in music and self-help paperbacks.

Let me be the first (surprisingly) to ask that this thread be removed. It was clearly started as a veiled attempt at proselytizing and doesn't belong on a site like this one.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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i went to a "white" church as a black person when i first moved here in union and the people sitting beside me got up and never came back. that is why people want to find a church where race is not an issue. i go to look for God, not to feel out of place. if there is a place where u can go to feel loved that has a mixed congregation, please tell me. i have nearly given up on the whole idea of church.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Better yet, disassociate from organized religion of any kind. Name one present-day armed conflict (or any throughout history, for that matter) that didn't carry at least some religious connotation. Find a form of societal repression which isn't justified by how a "sacred text" is selectively interpreted. .
And they do such terrible things as open hospitals, run schools in poor areas that actually educate, feed the poor, clothe those in need, ...
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