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Instead of judging someone on the merits of how they live their lives,how good of a person they are?
A friend I had when I was younger,Ed,belongs to a new age Evangelical church
They are told that anyone who is not godly like they are,is not someone they need to associate with,in ANY way,because if they are not walking in God's light,they are walking in darkness.
I am not Christian
I pay my taxes,I don't steal,i'm good to those around me,I don't drink,smoke,do drugs,or abuse my kid
But yet in that church's eyes,I'm walking hand and hand with the Dark Lord
At this time of year,I miss my friend because he was such a great guy. Why he would go against his inner voice telling him that nothing is so black and white,makes me sad.
Answer by FreeForAll at 12:04 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
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Answer by 3libras at 12:39 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
It definitely sounds cult-ish to me, as well as very limiting. It's the best way to prevent people from leaving. They learn nothing new, never have the opportunity to grow from having ideas challenged, and become filled with fear and distrust for anyone who isn't part of the church. I'm so sad for you, and for him.
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