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The Church is Not a Closet

MadMaya Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 5:04 PM
Dear Nit-Picky Agitator: "Homo sapiens originated in Africa, where they reached anatomical modernity about 200,000 years ago and began to exhibit full behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago. The human lineage diverged from the last common ancestor with its closest living relative, the chimpanzee, some five million years ago, evolving into the Australopithecines and eventually the genus Homo." Sadly, you once again have glossed over the main point of the post (a good one) by focusing on a triviality. Good job. That's the way to win an argument . . .

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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