sorry folks, my home computer lost my login password, much like fanofpolitics...dang it.
look, folks, i'm not telling any of you that you're wrong in your faith or what you believe and hold near and dear to your hearts. why do you feel it incumbent upon yourselves to intrude in my faith and try to convince me that i should think like you?
i've pointed out repeatedly that there's many differences between various denominations for reasons - the founders of those religions disagreed with something about the denomination they split from - like Martin Luther did that started this whole different denomination thing in the first place.
the constitution assures me that this is my right, and i believe it is my responsibility to follow it as i see fit. it's not threat to anyone else's....there's just a few differences that make sense to me to follow just like there's some things about the denomination you choose to follow that make sense to you.
i haven't even tried to back any of you in a corner, yet i've been dogged here....and i refuse to get into it with any of you. it's a matter of respecting your rights and your logic and your hearts is why i don't.
i don't believe religion should be politicized. i don't try to push my outlook on anyone else - and i won't allow myself to be pushed by anyone trying to put their pulpit before mine, either. it's just not right. if i wanted to live under your particular denomination's canon (church laws), then i would become a member, pure and simple. i don't expect you to abide by any other church's canon, why would any of you expect others to abide by what you follow?
I watch pretty regularly a program on Sunday mornings at 6-630 am "American Religious Town Hall"
This show allows the leaders from various faiths to discuss the differences between them. One question recently dealt with respecting other's religions - and how some followers were more intent on winning an argument than actually following their faith....that they just wanted to be right. One of the clergy members actually said that on the air. The one that perhaps had the most angry stance was the Rabbi - who had a good reason - for centuries his people have been hounded and murdered because of their faith. Extreme, no? Anyway, I've found this as a great resource to understand where other people are coming from in their chosen denominations. I hope some of you check it out and get and "aha" moment yourselves. It's pretty enlightening.
Have a terrific day all of you. Hope I haven't stepped on anyone's toes. Trying to be respectful here.