Took a long break...

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  1. Resistance101

    Resistance101 Newly Registered

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    I was once active on discussion boards, but after the age of 60 I went back to school and earned a theology degree. So anyway, as fate would have it, we have to have social distancing so that gives me time to come here and exchange info and ideas.

    So, hi to everyone here. I'm ready to discuss subjects. How about you?
     
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    Welcome.
    What is your favourite religion?
     
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    Being honest and giving you full disclosure, I once belonged to a non-denominational church that ordained me after I had graduated from a Bible College (that was in 1981 IIRC.) They became part of the LDS and I did not follow them. No disrespect, but I just did not accept that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I'm not denigrating the LDS and I might be 100 percent wrong, but you follow the path our Heavenly Father provides. I liked some of what Herbert W. Armstrong had to say before he passed away (Worldwide Church of God.) Still I found doctrinal differences. I became just an attendee at various churches for years. So, I went back to school, enrolling at the age of 59. This time, I am working in a non-denominational church, but plan to pitch the idea for a new denomination since it appears that organized religion failed in its mission.

    Sorry for being long winded, but that's the way it is and you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
     
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    I had a girlfriend, Judy.
    Her favorite religion was Judyism.



     
  5. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Good one Moi.
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Sounds as though you’ve found your niche which is good.
    Friend of mine used to attend any church that was handy. Not tied to any denomination, she’d go to Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian.
     
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    To me, organized religion has become like a business. It's all about the dollars. Change my mind if you will. Maybe this should be a thread IDK.
     
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    I always sort of wondered why anyone would go along with such obvious bushwa as Joseph Smith was selling until I realized that one of the lesser publicized precepts of the early Mormons was the idea that abducting your neighbors' daughters and holding them as sex slaves were perfectly within approved Church teaching. It's what got them thrown out of Nauvoo and they never really stopped it on neighboring ranchers or wagon trains passing through Deseret until the Feds threatened to send in the Army. They still kept polygamy until they were given their own State.

    Since you seem to have come to the conclusion that organized religion has failed in its mission why are you pitching a new one? I've always thought that non-denominationalism is sort of the unofficial "State" Religion for the USA anyhow.
     
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    @Resistance101 Welcome back. I'm curious, what do you think is the mission of organized religion ?
     

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