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Thread #57624   Message #909131
Posted By: GUEST,Penny S. (elsewhere)
13-Mar-03 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Apart from actually feeling that singing that you believe something you don't is not in line with letting your yea be yea and your nay be nay, I think that site is terrible. Terrifying, even. It isn't about people singing about things they don't believe, it's about other people deciding that they don't believe them. It makes me want to tart myself up and strut down to one of their places of congregation and croon Amazing Grace at them like Eartha Kitt. Or Fenella Fielding. I wouldn't be very good at it, but....
This Apostate Hour... Anyone feel like starting a radio show under that title?
Joe, not only did he not like Catholics much, but I don't think he liked anyone who wasn't Southern Baptist. Or from his own neighbourhood of the South. Or his church. Maybe he had doubts about the people in the next pew, too.
You know that joke about the guy on the steps of the church praying that he be let in to join it, and God answering that he can't do much to help because he's been trying to get in for years?
It also reminds me of another site I chanced on, on the evil of accompanied singing in church. I'll try to find it.

Penny