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Old 01-02-2018, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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My problem with 'rock n roll' worship is that it can go on anywhere from 30-50minutes, and in most instances I've experienced is TOO DARN LOUD - from any pew location. I've never had that problem in any 'pipe-organ' church.
I think the volume is intended to be part of the immersive nature of the experience, but I agree, it takes me OUT of it. I am far more prone to feeling sensory assault in such situations and wanting to escape therm.

"Happy clappy" is both more and less immersive than standard-issue evangelical "liturgy". It is more physically and emotionally participatory if you give yourself over to it, but you need not be present mentally whatsoever. Some see this as a feature rather than a bug; I'm not one of them.

I actually have a strong affinity for pipe organs (real or virtual) BTW but that was something you seldom saw in evangelical churches I grew up in. They generally don't have the $50K for even a small virtual / digital pipe organ with proper speakers / installation / voicing, much less the millions plus ongoing maintenance of a real one. What most churches I grew up in had, was a little M-series Hammond spinet or some other self-contained analog divider organ -- or no organ at all. The quality of music in those churches was occasional flashes of talent but a distinct leaning toward mediocrity and even worse at times.
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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The quality of music in those churches was occasional flashes of talent but a distinct leaning toward mediocrity and even worse at times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLE60Aspsu4
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
 
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Honestly? No idea...but I do know that non-Christians on this very forum rip into anyone that dares to suggest that anyone is not a Christian.
Why would you think it is your place to suggest someone is not Christian? If you tell me you are a Christian, then you are a Christian.

Why would I argue with your belief that you are Christian? I would not disabuse you of your belief.

I am curious if you believe there are Christians, and the right kind of Christian.
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
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My problem with 'rock n roll' worship is that it can go on anywhere from 30-50minutes, and in most instances I've experienced is TOO DARN LOUD - from any pew location. I've never had that problem in any 'pipe-organ' church.

When the Pharisees called Jesus' religion a sect, They didn't say sects--just sect= one single religion( 1Cor 1:10)---OT = one single religion had God. same in the NT.
The problem-- 34,000 different religions claiming to be Christian. How does one choose correct?
God gave all the key for free. He showed how utterly important it is for one to do this without fail. God spoke from heaven at Jesus baptism and said( commanded)-- This is my son, the beloved in whom I am well pleased--LISTEN TO HIM. Few have. I was never taught all the important teachings Jesus gave to us in any building called a church, let alone listen to Jesus who said--- Man does not live by bread alone, but by every utterance from God.- Jesus real teachers on earth make 100% sure that is accomplished, over and over year after year. My teachers do this. Because they listen To Jesus.
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Old Today, 07:44 AM
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Why would you think it is your place to suggest someone is not Christian? If you tell me you are a Christian, then you are a Christian.

Why would I argue with your belief that you are Christian? I would not disabuse you of your belief.

I am curious if you believe there are Christians, and the right kind of Christian.
Weird how that standard only applies to Christianity.
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Old Today, 07:52 AM
 
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Weird how that standard only applies to Christianity.
I guess your issue is with the TOS. You want to tell others they are not Christian.

Do you believe you are the right kind of Christian, and others are not?

By definition all Christians share a belief in Jesus, and God. They read and interpret the Bible. Are your interpretations better than their interpretations?

You say you are Christian. Is there some reason I should not believe you?
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Old Today, 08:12 AM
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I guess your issue is with the TOS. You want to tell others they are not Christian.

Do you believe you are the right kind of Christian, and others are not?

By definition all Christians share a belief in Jesus, and God. They read and interpret the Bible. Are your interpretations better than their interpretations?

You say you are Christian. Is there some reason I should not believe you?
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Old Today, 08:20 AM
 
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Is that all you have? hahahahahahaha.

I am amused. I will admit, it does not take much.
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