? for Christians whose churches forbid dancing - Page 2 - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#31 of 31 Old 01-24-2010, 01:36 AM
cappuccinosmom's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I guess it makes me sad because I have always considered my talents as natural, God given and VERY life affirming. I am thinking of a child who feels like more than anything, they want to dance or create art of some kind and then to be told they can't because it is sinful. Just makes me sad for that kid.
Most find ways to express themselves. Either within the confines of their religion, or after separating from the religion as adults.

I have "Plain" friends, and for them The Arts are just not part of life. But I find no lack of creative expression and joy of life among them. Their expressions just differ in the way they show up, and are not performed publically. They too believe that individual talents are God-given, but on that subject they believe that talents are to be used for glorifying God, and not for personal fulfillment. So they recognize talents as God-given, but channel their use into things which they believe glorify God.
cappuccinosmom is offline  
Sponsored Links

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 12,807

25 members and 12,782 guests
agentofchaos , ame378 , anisaer , Bow , CathyEdd , CricketVS , Deborah , Dovenoir , emmy526 , gizzypeach , hillymum , IsaFrench , jamesmorrow , kathymuggle , katyeb , Michele123 , moominmamma , RollerCoasterMama , rollinsonphilip , samaxtics , sarrahlnorris , Skippy918 , Springshowers , tnmulkey
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.