detoxing from Church

kathleenmcdade wrote:

I’ve been writing down ideas for blog posts on sticky notes as I think of them, but somehow the notes always disappear!  Now I’ve got time to sit down and write, but I have no idea what I was going to write about.  Actually, that’s quite appropriate, given the current title of this blog.

In truth, I do remember one thing that I made a note of.  Thom Hartmann mentioned on the (local) radio that a certain libertarian politician thinks paper money is unconstitutional.  That intrigued me — why would someone think that?

Well, after searching online for more information, I’ve decided I’m no longer interested.  There are, apparently, a number of people and organizations that believe paper money is unconstitutional in the U.S.  Their reasons are not particularly exciting.

So, here are a couple of things that I am interested in right now.

1.  Detoxing from Church.  I’m still definitely a Jesus follower.  I just find that I’m less and less interested in the institutional church.  My husband and I are seriously considering a detox.   The author of these articles details the process his family went through in detoxing from what we know as church.

2.  On the other hand, Pastor Becca’s blog entry about her United Methodist Annual Conference tells about something that I do value in the traditional church.  Does this “tingly feeling” only happen inside churches?  Probably not — but I don’t imagine it’s quite the same, either.

paarsurrey worte:

Hi

I agree with your decision to get detoxicated from the Churhc. In my opinion Church was never established by Jesus. Your decision to remain definitely a Jesus follower is also correct.The present Christianity/church was established by Paul at Rome. Paul only used Jesus’ name as a cover to promote his own theological philosophy that has got nothing to do with the pristine and simple teachings of Jesus.

I congratulate you and your husband on your good decisions. May GodAllahYHWh bless you.

I love Jesus and Muhammad.Kindly visit my blogsite for any peaceful comments and or peaceful discussion on interesting posts/pages there. You are welcome for your differing opinion/thoughts if you so like.Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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2 Responses to “detoxing from Church”

  1. tree63fan Says:

    Regarding your statement “Paul only used Jesus’ name as a cover to promote his own theological philosophy that has got nothing to do with the pristine and simple teachings of Jesus.” that you made, again, I do not follow your logic.
    The Christian faith was founded on the church started by Peter who was a disciple of Jesus, walked and lived with Jesus and supported Paul’s ministry. Paul was a critical missionary to the Christian movement, but he was not making stuff up as he went, he was working under the church based out of Jerusalem. Paul repeatedly returns to and/or writes the church in Jerusalem regarding what ought to be taught. His “new ideas” of 1. not needing to be circumsized to be saved and 2. preaching to the gentiles are all supported by the Old Testament as well. See Isaiah 42:6 and 49:6.
    I would also add that the account of Paul’s conversion was written by the doctor, Luke, in the book of Acts. Paul was a devout, strong Jew out to kill all followers of “The Way”, which was what Christians were referred to. The account of his conversion in Acts makes sense since he had such a serious life change from killing Christians… to converting Jews and Gentiles into Christians and… being persecuted himself.
    I hope you find that of interest. Peace!

  2. paarsurrey Says:

    Hi
    Thanks for visiting my blogsite. Please do keep visiting my blog. You are also welcome to make peaceful comments and / or starting a discussion on any post/page there if you so like.
    Regards
    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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