Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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And this is why I quit going to church. Christian churches should be teaching [both by philosophy and example] the words, actions and teachings of Christ [hence the concept of Christian].
By selectively pulling Old Testament quotes [very much Pre-Christian thinking] to support narrow minded bigotry many of the organized churches of today have become the very antithesis of Christianity.
There is a place for religion, many of the folks attending today's big box churches and fundamentalist religions could not find it if their life, or afterlife depended on it.
As with most other things in life, learn solid morals and ethics, develop your own beliefs based upon the writings of as many religions as you can read, help others throughout life and find your center. The 10 commandments boil down to The Golden Rule and "don't be a shit".
Everything else is Sunday Showcasing.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.