A Crossroad: An email to a church member
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10-12-2013, 12:39 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 12:24 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Okay.

It's sent.

Congrats. At the risk of sounding condescending - I'm proud of you. Not as someone above you or anything stupid like that - but as a friend. A friend who's pleased to watch another friend stand up for himself.

good for you.
as I mentioned yesterday keep us posted on how it goes over.

cheers

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10-12-2013, 12:43 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 12:24 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Okay.

It's sent.

(10-12-2013 12:25 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 12:19 PM)Anjele Wrote:  As usual, you come here to the heathens...Dodgy Tongue

Would be nice if others would see that we really aren't so bad. Maybe your letter will get the message across to your friend that belief, or lack, thereof, is not the total makeup of a person.

I fit in better here anyway Smile

that space moron dog mentioned in another thread is getting smaller all the time Wink


I was just wondering what plans you and your wife have now? Will you be looking for a different church? no church? Obviously the two of you have been discussing this for awhile now….what does your spiritual path going forward look like?


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10-12-2013, 12:48 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 12:24 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Okay.

It's sent.

Good luck. If anything, perhaps you can come out of this with more perspective. Not that I would wish it on you or anyone, but maybe you'll catch a glimpse of some of the feelings atheists are forced to deal with?

I hope things turn out well whatever happens. I never like to see humans not getting along, but it does happen, especially where tribalism is rampant.

As for having anyone read your letter to the entire congregation, I question the wisdom of such action. You are but one man and they are an intra-supportive, relatively cohesive tribe (maybe). Then again, perhaps there are others among them who feel as you do. Maybe this is all they need to think for themselves as well.

I look forward to hearing what transpires. I trust you'll keep us posted.

And you've always got us! Big Grin

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10-12-2013, 12:48 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
Not to be a pedantic academic putz, (yeah, well maybe I am), but Christianity only "comes " in groups ... congregations, (traditionally, theologically) The notion of "going it alone" is doomed, and pretty much exists only in the US. If you don't find a community, you're not going to BE a Christian in ten years. Maybe that's good, maybe that's bad. But you NEED a community, of something.
http://classroom.sdmesa.edu/pjacoby/The-...ualism.pdf

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10-12-2013, 12:57 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 12:25 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I fit in better here anyway Smile

That's what he said...

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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10-12-2013, 01:01 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 12:48 PM)Cardinal Smurf Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 12:24 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Okay.

It's sent.

Good luck.


And you've always got us! Big Grin

Those two sentences should probably be reversed.

Yep, we're here. We may not all agree all the time, but there is a pretty fair amount of rallying around when it's needed.

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10-12-2013, 01:04 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 01:01 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 12:48 PM)Cardinal Smurf Wrote:  Good luck.


And you've always got us! Big Grin

Those two sentences should probably be reversed.

Yep, we're here. We may not all agree all the time, but there is a pretty fair amount of rallying around when it's needed.

Yeah, you're likely very correct. But, hey! We're the genuine article!

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10-12-2013, 01:04 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 12:48 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Not to be a pedantic academic putz, (yeah, well maybe I am), but Christianity only "comes " in groups ... congregations, (traditionally, theologically) The notion of "going it alone" is doomed, and pretty much exists only in the US. If you don't find a community, you're not going to BE a Christian in ten years. Maybe that's good, maybe that's bad. But you NEED a community, of something.
http://classroom.sdmesa.edu/pjacoby/The-...ualism.pdf


Not to appear argumentative, Bucky, but I do know several christians who are living their *faith* (that's how they call it) without being in a congregation. So from what I've seen - I do think it's possible (?)
*note* I end that with a question mark..........because I do not live this life I describe so I cannot be certain.

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10-12-2013, 01:20 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
Subject: How do I tell my wife I think I'm an atheist?
Author: Kingschosen.

Might happen one day?

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You are your own emphasis.
So I say nothing.

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10-12-2013, 01:25 PM
RE: A Crossroad: An email to a church member
(10-12-2013 12:48 PM)Cardinal Smurf Wrote:  As for having anyone read your letter to the entire congregation, I question the wisdom of such action.

This be the verse.

KC... I dunno man. As they say in Afrikaans, sterkte - strength to you. 'cos looks like you're gonna need it. Sad

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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