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Beware of Gifts and Grand Bargains

moulinroe Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:03 PM
Goodly evangelical Christians in America have become hopelessly enmeshed in a slavish worship of all that is pleasant, all that is comfortable, all that is material -- they worship things, they worship products. Will they ever succeed in shaking off this burden, in giving free rein to the spirit that was breathed into us at birth, that spirit which distinguishes us from the animal world. Goodly Christian people, you lost the war on Christmas; you turned the birth of Christ into an orgy of materialism and a worship of consumerism. Goodly Christian people in American, have you no shame?
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