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175. Thanks, Redstone. nt
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  -I, too, am a pastor in the United Church of Christ mycritters2  Mar-14-08 05:03 PM   #0 
  - Thank you for the perspective, mycritters!  Cooley Hurd   Mar-14-08 05:04 PM   #1 
  - You're welcome! Thanks for the k&r. nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:10 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for the post.  tishaLA   Mar-14-08 05:08 PM   #2 
  - Thank you. nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:09 PM   #3 
  - Thanks for sharing your perspective. Interesting post!  InAbLuEsTaTe   Mar-14-08 05:11 PM   #5 
  - God bless you  LSparkle   Mar-14-08 05:11 PM   #6 
  - You're welcome. I love this church! nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:12 PM   #8 
     - My non-Christian friends tell me I'm the most "Christian" person they know  LSparkle   Mar-14-08 05:21 PM   #25 
  - Very thoughtful post  spoony   Mar-14-08 05:12 PM   #7 
  - Thank you! nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:16 PM   #13 
  - thank you very much for the reasoned and considered post.  Texas Hill Country   Mar-14-08 05:13 PM   #9 
  - You're welcome! nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:17 PM   #14 
  - Thank you for a thoughtful, well-reasoned post.  Window   Mar-14-08 05:14 PM   #10 
  - You're welcome! nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:17 PM   #16 
  - My understanding, the Prophets were "rabble rousers" using politically incorrect speech  cryingshame   Mar-14-08 05:14 PM   #11 
  - The prophets got in a whole lot of trouble  noel711   Mar-14-08 05:19 PM   #23 
  - The prophets wrote about social justice  dmesg   Mar-14-08 05:25 PM   #32 
     - Offshoot question for you.  FREEWILL56   Mar-15-08 04:52 PM   #166 
  - Thank you for your needed perspective. nt  babylonsister   Mar-14-08 05:15 PM   #12 
  - how lucky it is being a pastor. I love religion (my last name is  roguevalley   Mar-14-08 05:22 PM   #27 
     - Lots of clergy begin later in life. More and more pastors are "second career". nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:24 PM   #31 
     - Ah, Rogue...  noel711   Mar-14-08 09:57 PM   #103 
        - There are several of us in the Liberal Christian/Progressive People of Faith DU Group  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 11:52 PM   #111 
  - Hi Critters,  noel711   Mar-14-08 05:17 PM   #15 
  - Thank you! Nice to hear from a colleague. Have a good Holy Week!  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:18 PM   #19 
  - As a cradle Lutheran, tired of the personal piety, I appreciate reading some words of reason!  bobbolink   Mar-15-08 12:37 PM   #149 
  - I think it was a Jeremaiad  dmesg   Mar-14-08 05:17 PM   #17 
  - Precisely. nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:19 PM   #21 
     - My mom is a UCC pastor, too  dmesg   Mar-14-08 05:23 PM   #30 
  - Nicely done.  cbayer   Mar-14-08 05:18 PM   #18 
  - My father's family is all Disciples.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:21 PM   #24 
  - "He has always taken stances further left than most of his congregates "  bobbolink   Mar-15-08 12:39 PM   #150 
  - Thamk you  bigbrother05   Mar-14-08 05:18 PM   #20 
  - I can give it a shot, but I'm not making guarantees!  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:26 PM   #34 
     - That's all I can ask  bigbrother05   Mar-14-08 05:30 PM   #39 
     - That's really funny... on so many levels!  bobbolink   Mar-15-08 12:03 PM   #147 
  - If he had praised Obama without mentioning Hillary Clinton,  Eric J in MN   Mar-14-08 05:19 PM   #22 
  - If he was encouraging people to vote for him, yes.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:23 PM   #29 
  - Thanks so much for sharing your perspective.  flpoljunkie   Mar-14-08 05:22 PM   #26 
  - K and R thanks. Just one question. Is calling yourself or others an "asshole" a sin?  Flabbergasted   Mar-14-08 05:22 PM   #28 
  - Not if they're really assholes. It's the "bearing false witness" stuff that gets you in trouble.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:25 PM   #33 
  - Thank you so much. This is enormously enlightening!  EffieBlack   Mar-14-08 05:27 PM   #35 
  - A fine rundown! I'm PISSED AS HELL, TOO!!!  bobbolink   Mar-14-08 05:28 PM   #36 
  - bobblink, I love your passion.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:30 PM   #38 
     - Aw, thanks! I'm still trying to dig the nails out of my hands  bobbolink   Mar-14-08 05:34 PM   #47 
        - I'll take whatever "kingdom" I can get.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:37 PM   #50 
           - .  bobbolink   Mar-14-08 05:41 PM   #52 
  - Thank you for that wonderful post! I think I tried to check out..  KAZ   Mar-14-08 05:29 PM   #37 
  - I started my ministry in Will County.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:32 PM   #41 
     - Plainfield is just north of me. I think I might just do that.  KAZ   Mar-14-08 05:43 PM   #54 
  - A very enjoyable read  latinolatteliberal   Mar-14-08 05:31 PM   #40 
  - Indeed, Uncharacteristically so.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:33 PM   #42 
  - Many thanks. This was a much needed perspective.  JohnnyLib2   Mar-14-08 05:33 PM   #43 
  - Thanks! nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:34 PM   #44 
  - Knowing your church  FedoraLV   Mar-14-08 05:34 PM   #45 
  - Thank you. nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:35 PM   #48 
  - if you weren't an asshole you couldn't be in here  grantcart   Mar-14-08 05:34 PM   #46 
  - Thank you.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:36 PM   #49 
  - "I resemble that remark" lol  grantcart   Mar-14-08 05:47 PM   #59 
  - Are you sure you wrote what you meant?  tachyon   Mar-14-08 05:39 PM   #51 
     - from one asshole to another yes!!  grantcart   Mar-14-08 05:46 PM   #58 
        - Oh, sorry, my damn martyr detector is out of calibration again.  tachyon   Mar-14-08 06:15 PM   #74 
           - martyr? not sure how that fits the OP called himself an asshole and I was simply embrassing  grantcart   Mar-14-08 06:35 PM   #83 
              - Hey, if you wanna embrass it, I won't depreciate it!  tachyon   Mar-14-08 07:22 PM   #87 
                 - OK, folks, don't joke about poor spelling. It just encourages the spelling-challenged.  juajen   Mar-15-08 02:49 PM   #160 
  - What pray tell is 'the kingdom' ...  Everybody   Mar-14-08 05:42 PM   #53 
  - We're doing to together. We work to build the kingdom of God,  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:45 PM   #57 
  - and the good pastor works with the doubters and naysayers......  JohnnyLib2   Mar-14-08 05:58 PM   #65 
  - Don't you understand ironical humour at all? It was a joke! When Bobbolink  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-15-08 05:25 PM   #167 
  - You are very close to my PCUSA church.  El Supremo   Mar-14-08 05:43 PM   #55 
  - Not wanting to pick a fight, but Antoinette Brown (later Blackwell)  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:48 PM   #60 
     - Pick a fight over some historical trivia? I hope not.  El Supremo   Mar-14-08 06:09 PM   #71 
  - Sometimes pastors say stupid things  Swamp Rat   Mar-14-08 05:45 PM   #56 
  - Don't I know! nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:50 PM   #63 
  - Thank you.  Stephanie   Mar-14-08 05:48 PM   #61 
  - Hmmm...interesting thought. I'll think about it. nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 05:49 PM   #62 
  - You seem like a nice person, but Christopher Hitchens is right about religion.  The Night Owl   Mar-14-08 05:52 PM   #64 
  - mycritters is a woman  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Mar-14-08 06:01 PM   #67 
  - Thank you for the correction. {EOM}  The Night Owl   Mar-14-08 06:04 PM   #70 
  - .  bobbolink   Mar-15-08 12:44 PM   #151 
  - Christopher Hitchens isn't right about anything.  DemBones DemBones   Mar-14-08 06:04 PM   #69 
  - What allows idiots like Christopher Hitchens to rise to positions of prominence and influence?  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 06:24 PM   #77 
  - The fact that he was able to vilify Mother Theresa tells you all  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-15-08 05:48 PM   #169 
  - Religion does not poison everything people do. NT  haroldgiowa   Mar-14-08 07:13 PM   #86 
     - You missed the point. Religion is the poison and snake oil salesmen...  The Night Owl   Mar-15-08 12:00 AM   #114 
        - Sorry...  Unca Jim   Mar-15-08 09:17 AM   #138 
  - Thanks.  intheflow   Mar-14-08 06:00 PM   #66 
  - You're right. I should have said "Christian".  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 06:32 PM   #81 
  - Former?  Maat   Mar-14-08 08:15 PM   #90 
     - Hi Maat!  intheflow   Mar-14-08 11:54 PM   #112 
  - Despite all that, I still think that Obama  DemBones DemBones   Mar-14-08 06:03 PM   #68 
  - delete  madrchsod   Mar-14-08 06:19 PM   #75 
  - While it coul create some difficulties, I don't think simple membership will be that damaging.  FVZA_Colonel   Mar-15-08 02:39 AM   #120 
     - I agree  Vattel   Mar-15-08 05:26 AM   #125 
     - It would be the natural, even routine, response by this administration  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-15-08 05:54 PM   #170 
  - thanks for your remarks critters  ruggerson   Mar-14-08 06:12 PM   #72 
  - Each congregation is autonomous.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 06:30 PM   #78 
     - Although ...  Maat   Mar-14-08 08:25 PM   #92 
        - This conference has no classes. Churches can just vote whenever they feel ready.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 09:47 PM   #99 
  - What a beautiful post! Thanks and recommended.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Mar-14-08 06:14 PM   #73 
  - Thank you. nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 06:30 PM   #79 
  - "Jane Fisler Hoffman, a Minister in the United Church of Christ"  madrchsod   Mar-14-08 06:22 PM   #76 
  - Still not enough posts to recommend  Cal Carpenter   Mar-14-08 06:31 PM   #80 
  - Thanks, and welcome to DU! nt  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 06:33 PM   #82 
     - Thanks!  Cal Carpenter   Mar-14-08 08:09 PM   #89 
  - You sure sound like a good Pastor to me...  dajoki   Mar-14-08 06:44 PM   #84 
  - Yes, this law school graduate has researched the law with ..  Maat   Mar-14-08 08:19 PM   #91 
  - Thanks for your kind words.  mycritters2   Mar-14-08 09:50 PM   #100 
  - Let's keep this kicked folks!!  Window   Mar-14-08 06:56 PM   #85 
  - deleted  hay rick   Mar-14-08 11:09 PM   #105 
  - That was a great post, Critters  JerseygirlCT   Mar-14-08 07:48 PM   #88 
  - God bless you n/t  itsjustme   Mar-14-08 08:43 PM   #93 
  - Oh, yes  itsjustme   Mar-14-08 08:44 PM   #94 
  - Good post. Don't usually respond to say that.  LiberalFighter   Mar-14-08 09:03 PM   #95 
  - A welcome post....Thanks for sharing...n/t  KoKo01   Mar-14-08 09:09 PM   #96 
  - For what it's worth  Taxmyth   Mar-14-08 09:24 PM   #97 
  - Thank you!!  stillcool47   Mar-14-08 09:24 PM   #98 
  - Pastor...  Beregond2   Mar-14-08 09:52 PM   #101 
  - Thanks for the great post mycritters.  mzmolly   Mar-14-08 09:54 PM   #102 
  - Thanks for the sound reason  il_lilac   Mar-14-08 10:49 PM   #104 
  - Thanks for saying this  AnnieBW   Mar-14-08 11:10 PM   #106 
  - what's the last thing  hay rick   Mar-14-08 11:12 PM   #107 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-08 11:13 PM   #108 
  - An important distinction  Texifornia   Mar-14-08 11:24 PM   #109 
  - It's obvious that--  bleedinglib   Mar-14-08 11:30 PM   #110 
  - Well said, Critters.  sfexpat2000   Mar-14-08 11:55 PM   #113 
  - Took the words out of my mouth, Critters!  nonoxy9   Mar-15-08 12:05 AM   #115 
  - Bookmarked and saved! Some things never change! (The Religious issue JFK 1960)  DianaForRussFeingold   Mar-15-08 12:22 AM   #116 
  - A very insightful post. Thanks.  milkyway   Mar-15-08 12:50 AM   #117 
  - Thanks for sharing your opinion  pjt7   Mar-15-08 01:18 AM   #118 
  - K&R  Political Heretic   Mar-15-08 01:23 AM   #119 
  - Very good post  Fighting Irish   Mar-15-08 02:40 AM   #121 
  - i thought the preachers quote  kentj44   Mar-15-08 03:40 AM   #122 
  - K&R... Thanks, Critters.  Radio_Lady   Mar-15-08 03:47 AM   #123 
  - K/R.  Window   Mar-15-08 05:06 AM   #124 
  - K&R! Excellent post! Thank you. :o) n/t  caseycoon   Mar-15-08 06:09 AM   #126 
  - Well said, mycritters.  Gala328   Mar-15-08 06:47 AM   #127 
  - Thanks. I agree with you.  susankh4   Mar-15-08 06:48 AM   #128 
  - Great perspective.  rosesaylavee   Mar-15-08 06:50 AM   #129 
  - I have a question  MonkeyFunk   Mar-15-08 07:04 AM   #130 
  - No. We're not sabbatarian, so I'm not sure why he used that term,  mycritters2   Mar-15-08 07:40 PM   #172 
  - K&R Thank you n/t  Catherina   Mar-15-08 07:09 AM   #131 
  - I at one time belonged to a UCC Church  davidpdx   Mar-15-08 07:11 AM   #132 
  - Someone should offer video of Wright's calmer moments  JPZenger   Mar-15-08 07:56 AM   #133 
  - JP, they won't  davidpdx   Mar-15-08 08:54 AM   #136 
  - TAX THE CHURCHES!  AlbertCat   Mar-15-08 08:41 AM   #134 
  - Did you know that the "caps lock" key can be "un-pressed?" No? I didn't think so.  Redstone   Mar-15-08 02:48 PM   #159 
  - For profit businesses owned by churches are fully taxed.  mycritters2   Mar-15-08 07:43 PM   #173 
  - Thank you  Irishonly   Mar-15-08 08:41 AM   #135 
  - Thanks for being an informed voice of sanity and reason  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-15-08 09:11 AM   #137 
  - I was raised in the United Church of Christ and also was married there.  blue neen   Mar-15-08 09:38 AM   #139 
  - Nicely said.  Maestro   Mar-15-08 09:47 AM   #140 
  - Well said n/t  swishyfeet   Mar-15-08 10:41 AM   #141 
  - Seattle UCC Member Here!  mntleo2   Mar-15-08 10:44 AM   #142 
  - "I saw the same passion in "Jesus Camp" " Very good point!  bobbolink   Mar-15-08 01:09 PM   #154 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-08 10:56 AM   #143 
  - So when Obama gets the nomination, who will you be voting for in Nov?  me b zola   Mar-15-08 11:35 AM   #146 
  - Welcome to DU.  mycritters2   Mar-15-08 07:46 PM   #174 
  - Thanks, a much needed post. I only wish that Rev. Wright would have  jwirr   Mar-15-08 11:00 AM   #144 
  - Thank you, Critters.;-)  Kajsa   Mar-15-08 11:17 AM   #145 
  - I just got this quote today, and while not directly connected, it seems to me to have be appropos:  bobbolink   Mar-15-08 12:07 PM   #148 
  - Thanks for posting this! You sounds like a pastor I'd enjoy listening to  jesus_of_suburbia   Mar-15-08 12:53 PM   #152 
  - Thanks for posting this.  Scurrilous   Mar-15-08 01:06 PM   #153 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-08 01:49 PM   #155 
  - What a wonderful contribution to the discussion. Thank you so much. Gee, why is it that  Redstone   Mar-15-08 02:50 PM   #161 
     - Damn! I missed it!! nt  mycritters2   Mar-15-08 07:48 PM   #177 
  - EXCELLENT post! Thank you for your perspective, Critters!  calimary   Mar-15-08 02:36 PM   #156 
  - Fascinating post.  VolcanoJen   Mar-15-08 02:38 PM   #157 
  - OK, then here's MY perspective, since you gave us yours:  Redstone   Mar-15-08 02:41 PM   #158 
  - Thanks, Redstone. nt  mycritters2   Mar-15-08 07:47 PM   #175 
  - Delighted to give this a K & R!  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-15-08 03:48 PM   #162 
  - Thank you for an excellent and thoughtful post  ladym55   Mar-15-08 04:37 PM   #163 
  - Thank you so much for your perspective. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Mar-15-08 04:40 PM   #164 
  - Unitarians Considering Christ rocks!  boppers   Mar-15-08 04:46 PM   #165 
  - That's us!!  mycritters2   Mar-15-08 07:48 PM   #176 
  - I know I'm posting late but thanks for such a reasoned post.  Jazzgirl   Mar-15-08 05:34 PM   #168 
  - Thank you !!!  TheCentepedeShoes   Mar-15-08 06:20 PM   #171 
  - I grew up going to Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines, Iowa  Citizen Kang   Mar-15-08 07:52 PM   #178 
  - I served a church 90 miles north of Des Moines for 5 years.  mycritters2   Mar-15-08 08:53 PM   #179 
  - kick  medeak   Mar-17-08 07:43 PM   #180 
 

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