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Thread #29796   Message #1949142
Posted By: Bill D
26-Jan-07 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
Subject: RE: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
durn, Slag...I used to live in Kansas, and I'm purty sure there were a few more than thirty...*grin*...and some of 'em followed me!

(as to 'art'...I don't consider that cross business artistic at all, no matter what its intent was...but that's kind of a 'straw man'.

I don't do out of my way to FIND Christians and knock on their doors to UNsave their souls...nor do I stand on street corners and exhort them to give up their beliefs. I'd like the same respect.
I do know Christians with whom the subject almost never comes up except when comparing schedules ..."Can't meet you till after services" "Oh, ok"...I know basically what they think...and they know I don't attend church. No one tries to 'sell' anything. But, please...do not make light of folks like the guy in Washington state who is harassing the school board using religious arguments...or the school boards who are trying to USE (Christian) classroom prayer despite rulings against it and with disdain for the feeling of non-Christians.

I am a member of a group which has NO religious concerns, but is largely made up of Christians, some of whom are determined to "thank Jesus" before every meeting & meal....one Jewish member has learned to head to the restroom at the proper moment.

It is insideous and it is constant and it is intentional,...and it is wrong.....if God cares about prayers, he will hear their prayers if they do it silently and quietly.

We folks of varying opinions CAN respect each other....I reject the nasty, hateful Atheism of the Madeline O'Hairs...I hope moderate Christians will reject the pushy attitudes of the TV evangelists and others.