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The Church is Not a Closet

pinenee Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 12:49 PM
I American citizen will defend and protect a fellow citizen religious freedom with my life, no exceptions. However when the citizen bring his religious beliefs into the secular public sector, every aspect of his religion is in play. It can challenge within or outside of respect. Men have the right to use only three words, NO, YES, and PARDON. Men have the right to end all discussions with a single polite or not so polite, "NO".
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 12:56 PM
God has a much better parenting style than most people do - He allows us to learn the hard way or the easy way or not at all...and he also advises us to help one another up when we fall. God is always proven right.
pinenee Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 1:23 PM
God might have a 1000 average.
When man tries any endeavor, he is lucky to average 200.
I just don't understand, why I would try to deal with a person who is without concrete and measurable goals and objectives.
I do not respond to childish things. Why do American men try to foster they have some God like ability?
People fail, that is life!!!
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 1:26 PM
It's all in the Bible...every foible of man, religious or not.

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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