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The Church is Not a Closet

du2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:13 PM
con't: and the result will have to teach later. What I see a lot of, and many people are picking up on it, is just the opposite. A lot of people who have been very privileged from the beginning and don't even appreciate it. Then are so graceless as to justify not sharing that bounty. Indeed, continuing in their defamation so they don't have to. That's the simplest way I can break it down. I come from the very people who have been abused by religious people, by those the most privileged. Who so easily have decided they already know everything, while knowing nothing about who they are harming the most with their pompous judgement from a comfortable distance. I happen to be unafraid to empathize with the underdog.

There are many people today who despise conservative religious beliefs, but they are quick to say, “We don’t want to restrict your religious freedoms in any way. Just keep your beliefs in the church.” What they fail to realize is that the church is not a closet, and it is our private beliefs that fuel our public acts. Shouldn’t it be this way?

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