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Fellowship in the Woodlands

DwightMann Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:38 AM
The Bible can be considered to be the "Owners Manual" for men. It needs to be used everyday, or else society degrades into a mess like we have today. . .
NewJAl Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:47 AM
I agree. And the frightening thing about the Bible is it tends to immunize the individual against the Demagogue. Either consciously, or unconsciously, Kings and Popes realized this, and did not want the rabble to read the Bible for themselves. When they started to, the power of Kings and Popes was eroded.
The individual was not so much the tool of the powerful.
Why Obama mocks the people who 'cling to their Bibles and guns'.
One single example, from the Bible. 'Do not run with a crowd to do evil.'
And there are thousands of such bits of wisdom.
jimmylynn Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:54 AM
Obama was trying to cover both power bases with that comment that you quoted. His reference to clinging to Bibles was to condemn spiritual power and guns are his idea of carnal power.

Most of America's problems are cultural. Even our economic problems stem from the cultural rejection of personal responsibility and the acceptance of collective responsibility. And none of our problems would be as bad if the church was still shaping the culture instead of merely responding to it. I was reminded of this during my annual holiday trip home to The Woodlands, Texas.

I've attended Christmas Eve services four out of the last six years at the Woodlands Church (formerly Fellowship of the Woodlands), which is a Southern Baptist mega church that keeps its Baptist affiliation well hidden from the general...