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They can't all be "the one true church".

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They can't all be "the one true church".

Not even the Church of the Holy Mackerels?

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I am a Roman Catholic since birth. From there to college and a bit aftewards, I went to Church every Sunday and Special days. Then something happened...not all at once...maybe it was moving from the 'classic' mass to folk masses...maybe it was the window dressing faux 'we a moderninzing the church' thing....maybe it was the one then two then three passings of the tithing basket (and the un-said 'you better cough it up or you will burn in hxll')....maybe it was that there was no 'warmth' in the Mass or sermons...on so on.

I became as the name implies a roaming Catholic...checking other churches...going church to church...even other sects...no better. So I guess I have up. Sort of.

 

To me... did Jesus have a 'formal' church? No. Did he hammer a set of doctrine into peoples heads? No. Did he insist that a set of 'rules' formulated by likely crazy men or power hungry men or sexist men be followed. No.

 

So now I pray...go to church occasionally and follow the most important (they say command I say suggestion) he gave: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

 

Everything seems to fall into place very nicely for me when I accepted that.

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I am a Roman Catholic since birth. From there to college and a bit aftewards, I went to Church every Sunday and Special days. Then something happened...not all at once...maybe it was moving from the 'classic' mass to folk masses...maybe it was the window dressing faux 'we a moderninzing the church' thing....maybe it was the one then two then three passings of the tithing basket (and the un-said 'you better cough it up or you will burn in hxll')....maybe it was that there was no 'warmth' in the Mass or sermons...on so on.

I became as the name implies a roaming Catholic...church to church...even other sects...no better.

 

To me... did Jesus have a 'formal' church? No. Did he hammer a set of doctrine into peoples heads? No. Did he insist that a set of 'rules' formulated by likely crazy men or power hungry men be followed. No.

 

So I pray...go to church occasionally and follow the most important (they say command I say suggestion) he gave: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

 

Everything seems to fall into place very nicely for me.

Well, according to Jesus, that is not the most important rule to follow, but it is a good one. :)

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Thanks but just got back from Cambridge.

Nice! How is the weather out there?

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They can't all be "the one true church".

Agree; that's why there is only One True Church.

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Agree; that's why there is only One True Church.

That's why all their various followers that make that claim are equally arrogant, and wrong.

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That's why all their various followers that make that claim are equally arrogant, and wrong.

Nope.

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Yep!

Double yep!  The Great Spirit spans all religions and goes by different names.

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