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Old 07-21-2005, 10:20 PM   #46
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I don't understand the neccesity of church.
Honestly. Is it for those who can't formulate opinions and establish beliefs on their own, or is it actually important to one's relationship with God?

I see a disconnect between realtionships with God and realtionships with an old grey haired man at a podium telling me his version of what God means.

I am very cynical about organized religion and organized church.
I'd like to know how to tell a good church from a bad one without having to invest time and money doing so. I don't beleive in God or Jesus as a corporation. I see, in my part of the world nothing but hellfire and brimstone, and a courting of the masses.
Do they want the masses to preach God's word to, or do they want the masses so they can pay their mortgage on a home that is much nicer than anything I will ever own. So much hypocrisy, I personally have a hard time reconciling it. Just one example of hundreds.

My question is, what good is the church in terms of an individual understanding and relationship with God?
As opposed to my 75 year old grandmother who just prays and is blind and hasnt been to a "church" in a decade.
Does she have a disconnect? I dont think so.
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:18 AM   #47
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I don't understand the neccesity of church.
Honestly. Is it for those who can't formulate opinions and establish beliefs on their own, or is it actually important to one's relationship with God?

Think of it like school. We learn better with others, when we can share our experiences and hear how others have lived life.
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:22 AM   #48
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Think of it like school. We learn better with others, when we can share our experiences and hear how others have lived life.
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