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  •  I watched a British documentary once about (14+ / 0-)

    churches in America. This episode featured the First Baptist Church in Dallas.

    The interviewer talked to the head pastor....who was sitting in his plush office, dressed in a suit that did NOT come off the rack at Sears, behind an authentic  Louis XVIIII desk, bragging about the church's professional TV studios that they use to create the shows they run on local TV and satellite.

    The documentary then switched to an "outreach" operation the church runs down in the poor sections of Dallas. It showed a bunch of weary-looking, shabbily dressed people, sitting in fold out chairs in a bare room, while a preacher haranged them for a solid hour about their sins and why they should join the church. At the end of the hour, they were given a cup of coffee and a plain sandwich.

    The contrast was gut-wrenching.

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 07:23:32 AM PST

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    •  I always think of the Poor House board members (2+ / 0-)
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      feasting from a table groaning with delicious food while half-starved little Oliver (Twist) begged for a second bowl of tasteless, pasty, gruel.

      There is nothing wrong with faith.  It's just that religion too often gives faith a bad name.

      And who the hell is Grover Norquist???

      by ZedMont on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 10:13:42 AM PST

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