- ... * * * Steven :) i, too, am a christian, but i am not of the mainstream. that said, my suggestion to you might be something like this... if you dont feelMessage 1 of 155 , Mar 31 6:10 PMView Source--- boopshnagi <twister77@...> wrote:
>* * *
> I'm sorry if I sound cynical, I'm simply trying to understand!
i, too, am a christian, but i am not of the mainstream. that said,
my suggestion to you might be something like this...
if you dont feel "safe" about leaving the Faith, then dont !! just
stay with it, and follow the words of Jesus when he said...
(paraphrased) Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness,
and all things that are needed will be added unto you.
and, while you remain "in the flock," ASK (and keep on asking) God
to reveal the Truth to you - the Truth about Himself and the Christian
religion. and then, watch where He leads you .. watch the folks that
He might bring into your life .. watch the thoughts that come into your
head, being aware that not all of them are coming from you, and see
what He will reveal to you. "Seek and you will find. Ask and it will be
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- From Valerie, I think people are praying in their own ways, at home or in forests where the air is better, Church to me used to be beautiful, but then I pulledMessage 155 of 155 , Jul 17, 2007View SourceFrom Valerie,I think people are praying in their own ways, at home or in forests where the air is better, Church to me used to be beautiful, but then I pulled away because some of the people there were not so nice , in that I mean did not act kindly to others. Some even laughed at others.-------Original Message-------
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 09:56:40 -0400, Linda ^i^ Stewart wrote in
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> c.. the greatest increase in absolute as well as in percentageHi Linda,
>terms has been among those adults who do not subscribe to any
>religious identification; their number has more than doubled
>from 14.3 million in 1990 to 29.4 million in 2001; their proportion
>has grown from just 8% of the total in 1990 to over 14% in 2001;
these are interesting numbers. I knew that the firm grip
of the religions was loosening (I mentioned the Catholic
religion because it is leading the statistics in my country),
but I didn't know that counting them resulted in such an
The question is, are these people in any way getting more
spiritual, or are they just escaping the control of churches?
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