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I really don't care what YOU believe.

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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I attended Church for the first time in several years this last Sunday.

It was a Baptist Church and I went only because my grandfather begged me to go just to try it out and he wanted all of his friends to meet me, so I did.

As I was sitting there, I hear the Pastor and he was kind of funny considering his career. 

Everything was fine, until we were listening to the story of Nicademous (sp?) and the pastor began telling a story:

Essentially what he said was that while he was providing a funeral service, he told the people who were there that their loved one didn't go to Heaven because he wouldn't accept Jesus Christ as his savior. Instead, he insisted that the deceased man had gone to Hell.

He told the person's family this, and said they were outraged, but he insisted he did the right thing. The congregation all began saying "amen" and I just couldn't stay. 

I left.

I believe in reincarnation. I am a good person because I want to be, not because I am afraid to rot in Hell. I don't even think I believe in Hell.

I don't know what I believe, but DAMN I can't BELIEVE that pastor!!

If you believe that, that's fine, but it's just not for me!

I just can't justify saying that to a room full of mourning family members!

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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Pnukey
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:03 PM

That sounds like pretty usual church stuff. Nobody has to believe any of it.

hp2011
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM


Quoting Pnukey:

That sounds like pretty usual church stuff. Nobody has to believe any of it.

it was just a LoT to take in ! lol

after learning what i did about religion as a whole, i was hesitant to go, and now i'm never going again at least to that one.

alexsmomma06
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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I believe in hell, and that a person will go there if they do not believe. But, I do not believe in telling someone they are going to hell. That is between you and God. It also states that you are to witness to, but not condemn another person.
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by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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It's not usual church stuff. It's what believe almost all churches are like. Either way...the preacher was COMPLETELY out of line.

Quoting Pnukey:

That sounds like pretty usual church stuff. Nobody has to believe any of it.

moosesmom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:08 PM
This

Quoting alexsmomma06:

I believe in hell, and that a person will go there if they do not believe. But, I do not believe in telling someone they are going to hell. That is between you and God. It also states that you are to witness to, but not condemn another person.
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by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:08 PM
That's a huge reason I don't do church. Way too much BS JUDGEMENT.
Pnukey
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:10 PM

It's usual Baptist stuff. You either go to heaven or hell. If you don't accept Jesus as savior, you go to hell. It's pretty basic Baptist principle. It's not for everyone.

Also, I don't know what you mean by your 2nd sentence.

Quoting Anonymous:

It's not usual church stuff. It's what believe almost all churches are like. Either way...the preacher was COMPLETELY out of line.

Quoting Pnukey:

That sounds like pretty usual church stuff. Nobody has to believe any of it.


hp2011
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:10 PM


Quoting alexsmomma06:

I believe in hell, and that a person will go there if they do not believe. But, I do not believe in telling someone they are going to hell. That is between you and God. It also states that you are to witness to, but not condemn another person.

well yeah, but you wouldn't bust out and say that during a funeral service! 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Oh lawd. I swear all these religion posts are the same.
People who get offended by this stuff are ridiculous. Take it or leave it. No one is holding a gun to your head.
mamom01
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This happened at my best friend's funeral.  I was outraged.

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