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Old 07-16-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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He/She 'the poster' probably just doesn't want to get into one of those crazy Christian churches that pray for the death of the president. That was Kentucky right? Those would be the fake Christians I guess.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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LOL. Is it any wonder that people are taken aback and run away from Christianity... when you get the bickering, the biting comments, and the back and forth that we fall into sometimes?

God, christianity and God's word need no defense brothers & sisters. Share the truth in love, live as a light, live and let live, and let God grow the heart where He chooses. Simple stuff.

God bless all of you and I pray you will all be captivated by the truth and fall into the arms of love at whatever stage of life you are in.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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If you're looking for a good UU church, the Thomas Jefferson UU church on Brownsboro is very nice. My family and I just started attending, and they are very open, friendly, and helpful.

Thomas Jefferson UU
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. For more info on me...I've been an athiest for over 20 years but am now more agnostic/confused. I'm looking for a church to help me figure out what I believe while giving me spiritual support. Anyone familiar with Unitarian Universalists? Am also looking at Methodist, Presbyterian, and Luteran. Any suggestions/comments?
Start with the first one on your list. You should find what you need.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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What you want is Christianity without obligation. Unfortunately Christ does not work in this manner. Those who follow Christ have the promise of eternal life, but following Christ entails radical life changes and meeting the demands of a Christian life. You must ascend in holiness and piety to the throne of God, rather than seek a church which cheapens His message to such a degree that it tolerates anything.
You know, the actual orders Jesus gave were really simple and few. These churches have come up with a lot of additional crap to keep their pockets lined.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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In response to above, louisvillemel, you don't realize what you've said. Your question is easily offensive to the faithful and I realize you have no reason why.
EVERYTHING is offensive to the American Evangelical and Fundamentalist Protestant. It's so flippin' tiring. Grow some thicker skins, or get a more open-minded religion that doesn't require the world to walk on eggshells and doesn't require that the world dispose of science and common discourse.

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We make great sacrifices to conform to God's will,
Wrong. As long as you think you're in line for a great eternal reward, you're not "sacrificing" anything. Your "sacrifice" is a down payment of whatever you conceive infinite pleasure to be.

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meanwhile, some treat God like an item to be found on the store shelf; as it suits them.
Isn't it? Every culture creates its own spirituality. Some cultures create gods. Are you sure that in all the religions since the dawn of man that you have the right one? One day, new ones will come along that will be more popular than Christianity. They'll consider themselves the pious and Christians the heretics, and each side will deeply believe in their won rectitude.

Then, there will be war and the future Bushies and Cheneys will get richer. Amen.

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P.S. If you think the reactions were bad here I hope you will put it in perspective and realize that thanks to our Judeo-Christian heritage in the U.S. you don't have to fear for your safety or your life.
Because those Buddhists and Bahais go around wantonly killing the competition, right? Read the Old Testament. The Jews would force conversions at the point of the spear and would kill those who refused to convert. They took the gods of the conquered and gave them inferior roles in their Bible to show the supremacy of their Jewish god. Occasionally, they gave the god of the conquered and insulting role, such as when they took Ba'al, the god of the Philistines, and changed his name to Beelzebub and made him the devil.

Human nature never changes. People's religion matches their outlook on life. Bland people who hate fun and glorify suffering have created religions that match their taste. So also it goes for other personalities. What must be rejected is the idea that the most restrictive the religion, the more pious its adherents.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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There's a Presbyterian church in St. Matthews that is very liberal. Can't remember the name, Harvey something, I think. Any Unitarian church would be good for you as they are not Christians.
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