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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 12:40 PM
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12. To me it isn't
that they need a book, the book and rules are fine but you are right it does seem amazing. To me the amazing thing is the need to be told how to do it and the constant need for community reinforcement. My time in church was social time but for a lot of people it was time for reinforcement. Blew my mind!

For me it is a far better thing to live this way because I choose to and I do struggle with some of it all the time (I can be terribly judgmental) but I am doing it. To have to be told to do it and how to do it and have it reinforced constantly by others approval or disapproval just seems terribly flawed to me. I am willing to admit that I just may not understand. I know many good people who attend church without fail who I think would be good people if they didn't so who really knows. The whole thing does not work for me, I tried over and over but not again.
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  -My "Meet the Press" letter about Falwell and today's show. Buddyblazon  Nov-28-04 11:54 AM   #0 
  - kick  PROGRESSIVE1   Nov-28-04 11:56 AM   #1 
  - Jesus had a name for people like Falwell  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-28-04 12:06 PM   #2 
  - I did not see MTP (I stopped wathching news&politcis programming the  flordehinojos   Nov-28-04 12:06 PM   #3 
  - As soon as Thomas Kean started talking I bailed.  0007   Nov-28-04 12:39 PM   #11 
  - Did you notice that Falwell was sitting on his Bible?  bahrbearian   Nov-28-04 12:10 PM   #4 
  - Interesting observation, sitting on a bible...  shuffnew   Nov-28-04 12:34 PM   #10 
  - No way did you go overboard  Mabus   Nov-28-04 12:13 PM   #5 
  - Falwell is a Pharisee,  ginnyinWI   Nov-28-04 12:13 PM   #6 
  - I just want to know why....  newscaster   Nov-28-04 12:20 PM   #8 
     - Because women are rarely included in church leadership positions  checks-n-balances   Nov-28-04 12:46 PM   #13 
     - How come we waited until 1922 to give her the right to vote?  0007   Nov-28-04 03:05 PM   #26 
     - A bunch of men talking about what a woman can do with her body!  NurseLefty   Nov-28-04 04:43 PM   #29 
  - I like it  MuseRider   Nov-28-04 12:15 PM   #7 
  - What I find amazing....  Buddyblazon   Nov-28-04 12:30 PM   #9 
     - To me it isn't  MuseRider   Nov-28-04 12:40 PM   #12 
  - Count me in as a Christian who unashamedly hates falwell  tuvor   Nov-28-04 01:37 PM   #14 
  - I'm with you.  dbaker41   Nov-28-04 10:35 PM   #31 
     - Barry Goldwater said this about Falwell and the Religious Right  SharonAnn   Nov-28-04 11:03 PM   #34 
  - you can write to Fallwell  Nordic   Nov-28-04 01:47 PM   #15 
  - Now he's going to hit you up for money  The Flaming Red Head   Nov-28-04 01:52 PM   #17 
     - I'm good at getting rid of people  Nordic   Nov-28-04 01:56 PM   #18 
        - I bet, I can corrupt you before you can save me (favorite line)_  The Flaming Red Head   Nov-28-04 02:03 PM   #19 
           - oh my god that's fucking hilarious  Nordic   Nov-28-04 02:08 PM   #21 
  - There are many atheists and agnostics who are more Christian than  karlrschneider   Nov-28-04 01:51 PM   #16 
  - Jerry Falwell (unwittingly) backs gay marriage!  Olden Slow   Nov-28-04 02:06 PM   #20 
  - Welcome to D.U. Olden Slow  mrdmk   Nov-28-04 02:58 PM   #25 
  - Thank you for the welcome  Olden Slow   Nov-28-04 10:14 PM   #30 
  - kick. way to take it to them ... welcome to DU & enjoy your stay here  sundancekid   Nov-28-04 10:53 PM   #32 
  - It's a wonderful letter!  Catchawave   Nov-28-04 02:15 PM   #22 
  - You letter is excellent.  joanski01   Nov-28-04 02:15 PM   #23 
  - You shouldn't base the decision to be a Christian...  MattWinMO   Nov-28-04 02:34 PM   #24 
  - "My uncle's a fat little preacher.  lumpy   Nov-28-04 04:31 PM   #27 
  - Thank you for sharing your excellent letter.  peekaloo   Nov-28-04 04:43 PM   #28 
  - Actually Jesus Did judge....  lgardengate   Nov-28-04 10:59 PM   #33 
  - That's not really judging though.  DireStrike   Nov-28-04 11:40 PM   #36 
  - And Sharpton owes Falwell a steak dinner  __Inanna__   Nov-28-04 11:13 PM   #35 
  - what upset me most about the show  paulk   Nov-28-04 11:56 PM   #37 

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