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Old Yesterday, 12:01 PM   #256
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On occasions where I have been in Mass (wedding or funeral) I an shocked at how much I remember.
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On occasions where I have been in Mass (wedding or funeral) I an shocked at how much I remember.
Sit, stand, kneel, sit, stand, kneel, monotone recitation, sit, stand, kneel, wafer, wine, handshake, FOOTBALL!
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Have you studied other world religions and compared to Christianity? I have and I can tell you there are only two religions in the world - Christianity and everything else. That is how much Christianity stands alone. Every single religious system is based on human achievement (humans must do something to appease their god to earn reward/nirvana/heaven). Christianity is the only one that says man can do nothing. God has done everything for him and he attains his assurance through faith. In other words not all roads lead to God on a mountain somewhere. The God of the Bible came down off the mountain to man to make the way for him to be reconciled to Himself.

Second, among all the religious/sacred books written by man, none have the credentials that equal the Bible. As I mentioned in earlier post, 40 different authors with different backgrounds and acumen, written over a 1500 year time period - all with the same cohesive message.

Third, the person of Jesus Christ. No religion offers a personal Savior. No religious figure has ever made the outlandish claims of Christ - the forgiveness of sin, authority over sin, creation, law, and death. And none have a dying Savior who by his resurrection makes the way to eternal life. Also no person in the history of mankind has divided history into two halves as Christ did (B.C. and A.D.).

Fourth, the Bible answers the major questions all belief systems must answer. Where did we come from? What is the nature of the divine? What is our relationship to the divine? What is the nature of man? How do we explain the human predicament? What is the answer to the human predicament? What happens after death? And how do we explain evil? The Bible gives the most complete and accurate answers to the truly important questions of human existence.

There are many, many others but those are a brief (very brief) description of the main ones.
You understand the bolded means not that "man must do nothing" -- correct?

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Sit, stand, kneel, sit, stand, kneel, monotone recitation, sit, stand, kneel, wafer, wine, handshake, FOOTBALL!
You forget the obligatory "CHEERS BIG EARS!" around the wafer/wine part.

Got me thrown out of church once :/
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Sit, stand, kneel, sit, stand, kneel, monotone recitation, sit, stand, kneel, wafer, wine, handshake, FOOTBALL!
I have to admit, the handshake near the end of mass can be strangely invigorating.
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I have to admit, the handshake near the end of mass can be strangely invigorating.
It's kinda like the two minute warning. If you ever have the chance, watch how everyone reacts immediately afterwards. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's a unique way of settling back in for the two minute drill that I've always found fascinating.
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On occasions where I have been in Mass (wedding or funeral) I an shocked at how much I remember.
Me too. Most of my family is Catholic so I do have occasion to go to sacrament masses, weddings and funerals. There is a certain solemn and reverential atmosphere to the Catholic mass that I do enjoy. I have a parish not far from where I live and they have a priest who I believe is a closet Protestant. lol. When he speaks, he has such a knowledge of God and an intimacy and he openly frowns on some of the traditions that he feels take away from the work of Christ. At some point, I really want to sit down with him and find out his story of faith.
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So, as you have probably guessed by now. I am a follower of an ancient faith in a modern world. I try to say things trying to combine the two. never successful. All I know is every time I step into my church, I feel at peace.

Then I get out into the world and all shit hits the fan.

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