You seem to have got embroiled in an obscure arguement, so I just
thought I'd say this was a very good, honest, non-inflamatory post.
I'm just sorry you were born in the Bible Belt instead of somewhere
with a less fire-and-brimstone attitude to christianity!
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> ok ok ok ......hahaha....sorry that I brought up such a touchy subject.
> I am just trying to learn...and that is all.
> I will have to admit though that I am a bit biased against
> Christianity at large....or "Organized" Christian Religion.
> I am from the Bible Belt and I have had it (Christianity) shoved down
> my throat...so...maybe...just maybe I am rebelling (only speaking for
> myself) but is that a bad thing???
> Christianity itself was a rebellion in Rome way back when.
> Oh and before then it was a rebellion in Palestine and Greece and
> parts of Turkey I guess.
> Anyway...what is wrong with trying to find out as much as possible
> about how our ancestors thought about things?
> I happen to think that most of our ancestors were forced and were not
> given the choice.
> Anyway the male members of my Surname have had a tradition of staying
> away from "The Church" especially after they came here to America.
> Hahahaha...I have to laugh .....My Great Aunt told me that if her dad
> was ever baptised then it was only because he fell in the "crick" bed.
> Also....My experience with the "Indians" the Lakota and the Omaha ...
> well they aren't foreign to me and they had a good point about how we
> all were similar in many ways...before we were coerced or forced into
> something else.
> I have another question.....How many Christians are Christians only
> because their parents are or were christians???
> Now let me clarify one thing.....I have been to a Christian Service of
> a church that was actually a small group in a house...and these were
> Jewish Christians (Were Jewish...now Christian) .
> I liked the service and I am still thinking of eventually going to
> that way of life...only AFTER I search out everything else that I can.
> After all Didn't Jesus (Yeshua) say: Be ye seekers of the truth???
> That is all that I am trying to do....and I know LOTS about
> Christianity so I am not so willing to listen to that...it is old
> hat...it is easier for me to be a christian....I want to learn about
> Other things.
> Am I communicating this ok?......I don't want to slam anyone's religion
> I just want to learn.....And I really don't want to compare against
> Christianity...and I am not saying that one is better than the other.
> Yes....Christianity is all around us and very hard to escape and maybe
> one does depend on the other.....but I think that there is a deeper
> thing that we are all missing....I also think that people in general
> have misinterpreted Jesus himself....and that could be a whole other
> discussion....but then again...I'm not on Christianity-L am I ???
> Once again....No attack is meant for Christianity...but I just want to
> hear the alternative stuff right now....I personally am not interested
> in anything that Christianity has to say or offer to me right now.
> After my Search is over and concluded...THEN I MIGHT go back to being
> a good Christian and asking God and Jesus for Forgiveness for my lack
> of understanding.....but untill then...I am on a quest...a Journey
> ..searching and looking and feeling to see if our ancestors beliefs
> are still intact and what they can offer and to see if that was all
> that "Bad" to practice in that way.....I have a hard time getting my
> meaning across sometimes...and I really don't want to offend anyone.
> This is not a right or wrong deal here.....just an exploration...ok?
> Does everyone still like me??? hahahaha
> Sorry for the length of this...but I am on a mission these days...haha
> Blessings to you all...pagan ones to the pagans and christian ones to
> the Christians and etc. etc.
> ok....hit me with what you have...I'm ready now....haha
> (trying to put the lid back on THAT can of worms...LOL)
> Sla/n....Troy O.
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