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post #21 of 25
Jessica--

I was reading your post and I came across a line where you were talking about how there must be some place where pagans aren't hassled and that sort of thing.

You know what is ironic.....is that even though most of society claims some sort of religious affiliation you would not believe how incredibly lonely it is for those that live an active christian lifestyle. Most people are non-commitle and instead of saying they are nothing they claim to be "christian" when in reality they are not. Evven though they claim to be christian those of us who are really sold out and on fire are considered fanatics!

I guess I wanted to say this...while I in NO way agree with your "pagan stance" I wanted to tell you that you are not alone in being lonely in your beliefs!! and at least you can take a stand on what those beliefs are.

I hope that came out sort of like a compliment...it was supposed to
post #22 of 25
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Originally posted by its_our_family
Evven though they claim to be christian those of us who are really sold out and on fire are considered fanatics!
Who's buying people?

On fire! Yikes!

post #23 of 25
Hey,

I'm Christian but don't really get along with typical conservative Christian types.

I can't stand the "Catholics are the harlot of Babylon" crapload.

I can't stand the fanatical Catholics telling me they're the one true church.

Oh, even if you *were* Christian they'd likely nitpic you to death. Some of them think you're consigning your child to hell for sending them to school but if you homeschool and aren't doing things their particular way you're not a good enough homeschooler (why are my children excelling when theirs are failing I beg to ask oh sigh)

Whatsup with that role modeling load, too?? I've seen *that* with my own eyes......wonder what they think of me with one daughter a Marine and another trying to get into med school not to mention that those two are kickass blackbelts in karate hahaha

Anyway, if you lived in PA (pretty dang conservative, too) you'd be welcome to visit and play with my children (just don't make cookies out of them...only kidding) and I'll try not to convert them into mindless little zealots.

Debra Baker
post #24 of 25
luvinlivin--sorry I used "churchey" words I meant completely comitted to Christ...not some local church!
post #25 of 25
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Originally posted by its_our_family
Most people are non-commitle and instead of saying they are nothing they claim to be "christian" when in reality they are not. Evven though they claim to be christian those of us who are really sold out and on fire are considered fanatics!
Sounds like the same old story--people who aren't the type of Christian that you are think you are a fanatic. In turn, you don't believe that many people who claim to be Christians are Christians. It's hard to live and let live when we can't agree to disagree on this issue.

I agree with you, though, that there are many who claim to be Christians who are not what I would consider Christians. Many people in hate groups claim to be good Christians. I was at my church choir practice and was told that if I claimed that if I didn't want to be rich, I was lying. Since when is wanting to be rich in earthly possessions in keeping with Christ's teachings? But then there are many who claim that because I do not believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, then I am not really a Christian.
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