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leftydee BS: Revoke tax-exempt for political churches (17) RE: BS: Revoke tax-exempt for political churches 07 Jan 06

Well said, Bobert. I started life as a methodist and even felt a calling to the ministry until I realized, at 18, that the congregation I belonged to was a racist organization. I moved on to a baptist church that, after long discussions, wasn't convinced that I could be saved as I'd been sprinkled at my baptism. Their God seemed a lot too narrow for me. I ignored churches for many years then fell in with the catholics as their social conscience ( support of the UFW) at the time worked very well for me. It didn't take long to be disenchanted. I now am no christian but call myself an admirer of Jesus. I use him as an example of how to live and share a good life. I have written off the Old Testament, nice stories but......If I were to believe it I wouldn't have had bacon for breakfast and would be wearing my earlocks.I think it's all or nothing. I'm surprized at how the very devout pick and choose from the O.T. those things that support their prejudices. Revelations? Well ... I lived thru the 60s and get what thats about. So I will continue to be an Admirer of Jesus and consider "what would Jesus Do?" though I'll never be a christian. I'm quite sure the Jesus that I admire would be pretty disappointed in a lot of his "followers". Today's right wing chritians need to get their head out of the old testament and wrapped around the life of Jesus.

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