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Old 01-04-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Connecticut... but trying to get out
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Well that's good to hear. I just hate to see homosexuals always getting attacked the moment the discussion of ignorant liberals come up, and that rubbed me the wrong way. God knows every homosexual isn't obnoxious (although admittedly, like anyone, I know a few who are ).
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Why can't people go to pride parades without looking all tacky and weird??? Do you think people like their children being exposed to drag queens and homosexuals making out??? This is how ignorant you sound and exactly why I think so called liberals are hypocrites and close-minded.
If you think polo shirts, plaid shorts and sandals are tacky and weird, then I guess I'm guilty as hell. That is what I usually wear to our pride parade.

But I don't make out in front of any kids, which are also there in huge numbers (enjoying the drag queens and dancing go-go boys as they go by on the floats more than the adults in attendance).
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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Two of the three biggest are in Houston. Every Sunday morning, 70,000 Houstonians are congregated in two churches.

Here is a site with a list of all Megachurches in the USA. The cutoff point seems to be about 2,000 people at an average service. The nunber in each state is shown beloe (I estimated, instad of counting them laboriously)

Megachurch Search Results - Hartford Institute for Religion Research

California 185
Texas 180
Florida 90
Georgia 75
Tennesssee 50
Ohio 50
Illinois 50
Maryland 40
North Carolina 40
Oklahoma 40
That's just really, really creepy. Disturbing, even.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Why can't people go to pride parades without looking all tacky and weird??? Do you think people like their children being exposed to drag queens and homosexuals making out??? This is how ignorant you sound and exactly why I think so called liberals are hypocrites and close-minded.
Oh, I see. Close-minded is defined as letting people exercise freedom.

Is there any difference between "so called liberals" and real liberals?
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Why can't people go to pride parades without looking all tacky and weird??? Do you think people like their children being exposed to drag queens and homosexuals making out??? This is how ignorant you sound and exactly why I think so called liberals are hypocrites and close-minded.
Oh, I see. Close-minded is defined as letting people exercise freedom.

Is there any difference between "so called liberals" and real liberals?

If you want to call people hypocrites, it might be a good idea for you use an examples that shows them being hypocrites. (You might have to look it up in a dictionary. Do you have one?) Not to simply rant and rave about your personal insecurities and then, as an afterthoght, remember that you hate "so called liberals", too.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Houston, Dallas, Atlanta
Agreed. These cities have the most mega churches in part b/c they are so big. Although Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta do not have that "religious" vibe that a lot of smaller southern cities have. You are more likely to have a conversation with someone in Columbia, SC or Birmingham, AL about what happened at church this past weekend than in any of the major metropolises mentioned.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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very much 100% false. If you're seeking spiritual guidance based on the size of a church anyway, you'll never find it.
I wasn't "seeking Spirtual guidance" when ever i went to a really big church. I know what effects me spirtually thank you. I just feel like everyone is closer in a smaller or even mid-size churches.The preacher's also get to know the audience more than a preacher would at a mega church.

It wasnt a True or False answer. It was just my perspective

jeez
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Oh, I see. Close-minded is defined as letting people exercise freedom.

Is there any difference between "so called liberals" and real liberals?

If you want to call people hypocrites, it might be a good idea for you use an examples that shows them being hypocrites. (You might have to look it up in a dictionary. Do you have one?) Not to simply rant and rave about your personal insecurities and then, as an afterthoght, remember that you hate "so called liberals", too.
That is basically what I said, so what's your point??
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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SoCal and the rest of California is a predominantly secular culture but when it comes to religion it is very unbelievably vibrant and lively. It's the home of TBN and the megachurches (which you might see on TBN) some of which have been mentioned. Apparently the sunshine attracts many theologians who choose to set up shop there.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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Why can't people go to pride parades without looking all tacky and weird??? Do you think people like their children being exposed to drag queens and homosexuals making out??? This is how ignorant you sound and exactly why I think so called liberals are hypocrites and close-minded.
That makes absolutely no sense, and is a lousy comparison. Who said anything about gays on this thread? Or politics for that matter?

FYI: Showing a preference for TRADITIONAL worship is more of a conservative view than a liberal one, so get a clue. Or perhaps it's just a tinge elitist. But if a church is basically one step above a WWA wrestling event, I'm not interested. It's ridiculous and stupid. At least feather boas and assless chaps at gay pride parades aren't being done in the name of God (and if I happened to pass someone wearing them with my young daughter, I'd probably cover her eyes!).

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