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With Us

(via my friend Frank Maston)

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Rejects Nothing

The local Catholic church used to run a column in the paper explaining their faith to a largely Baptist audience.  This is one that always resonated with me. This is a transcript of a yellow, faded article- brittle now with age- that I cut out and saved.  The part I particularly like I highlighted in …

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Ray-Bans

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Formalized Structure

“If your religion doesn’t challenge you to care for people you might otherwise be dismissive of and, instead, reinforces your negative feeling about them, you don’t have a religion – you have a formalized structure for institutionalizing your biases.”  ~The Rev. Mark Sandlin (via)

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Tree Church

There’s more HERE.

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Bus

Almost every religion has stories of God taking human form and visiting His creation, and in those stories He doesn’t hang out with people like Donald Trump or the Hollywood elite. He hangs out with people like Tommy Chong.

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Generalizations

“Beware of generalizations about any faith… Hinduism contained both Gandhi and the fanatic who assassinated him. The Dalai Lama today is an extraordinary humanitarian, but the fifth Dalai Lama in 1660 ordered children massacred ‘like eggs smashed against rocks.’ Christianity encompassed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and also the 13th century papal legate …

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