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  1. Dan from Georgia says:

    #5.

    EXACTLY.

    โ€œHey, I saw it on the internet, so it must be true!โ€

    WORST

    REASONING

    EVER

  2. Michael says:

    Dan,

    I will say the amen…

  3. CM says:

    Michael,

    Regarding #1, it does not have to be one or the other. It could be (and likely is) BOTH.

  4. Michael says:

    CM,

    I was being charitable…

  5. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Michael – I would say true to all of it — but I am reading it on the internet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Dan from Georgia says:

    Well played MLD!

  7. LInn says:

    #6 I was expecting an outcry from my church about the new COVID ordinances in our county (we had just gotten back inside the building a couple months ago, and now we have to meet outside again), but we ARE going to be outside. At one point we were open when the county said we shouldn’t be, but I think they decided to believe that God can be scientific, too.

  8. bob1 says:

    I think they decided to believe that God can be scientific, too.

    LOL.

    Yeah. Look at the order in the universe, for one.

  9. LInn says:

    I could talk about the marvels of my cat, but I upset someone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Michael says:

    Linn,
    Cat chat is protected here…

  11. LInn says:

    Cats are great, especially in the middle of a pandemic when all they want to do is be warm and cuddle…and beg for treats (she has her little paws all wrapped around my heart). But, I wouldn’t want to live in a place that was all cats….kids are needed, too (with their kittens, of course).

  12. Em says:

    Cat chat… “We” have an old rescue cat that picks up a cat toy and goes around BELLOWING, “mahmah mahmah.” Who taught him to do that? Worse than a yapping dog.
    needless to say i cannot love this old cat! ! !

  13. Em says:

    10 points tp ponder agaon thank you, Michael ๐Ÿ™

  14. filbertz says:

    Four and six get a louder, rowdy Amen from me…polite applause on #10

    dogmanfil

  15. Owen says:

    #4 – Gold!

    One of those timeless truths…

  16. jtk says:

    8. Hell is probably a social media site where everyone agrees with youโ€ฆ

    WHOOOOOAAAAA

    Just watched about as much as I can handle of โ€œRounders,โ€ the scene where John Turturro warns the main character not to gamble all his money and it falls on deaf ears…

    us being handed over to our own way, echo chamber or not, is FRIGHTENING!

  17. CM says:

    TNV,

    How is that a good fight?

    Also, isn’t CCSJ run by one of the McClure spawn?

    If that is the case, it seems to be more like getting giving unit butts in seats to ensure the family business takes in enough revenue.

    I

    Looks more like the same bulls*it John MacArthur is doing at his cult compound.

  18. Em says:

    Sigh…..
    You can catch more flies with honey…? But who wants to catch flies? Question i used to ask when i was a child…..
    AOC=pretty=smart
    Sydney Powell=homely=nefarious, dangerous
    I definitely detect a problem…. if we are adults and are given facts, shouldn’t we be allowed to make our own decisions? In the election just passed i voted for a man – 20 yearrs successful in business – now the sheriff of a small mountain town, drafted to run for governor of our state … needless to say he was defeated by the handsome(?) incumbent airhead…
    My point is? Does our government have the right to jail people who attend church in defiance of the government? ? ? A ponder worth pondering. … IMV, of course ๐Ÿ˜Š

  19. Michael says:

    Em,

    The problem is in ascertaining “facts’.
    If what Powell says is true, it’s the crime of the century.
    Let there be facts presented in a court of law.
    If she’s lying, let her rot in prison because the damage being done to our country is immeasurable.

  20. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    CM, do Calvary Chapel and run of the mill evangelical giving units only “pay up” on Sundays they attend – like a fee for services?

  21. bob1 says:

    Sydney Powell=dumb as a rock. Looks have nothing to do with it.

  22. Em says:

    bob1, my late husband, who ran with smart, educated folk, used to say that some of the most brilliant people gave the impression that they were not that smart. ๐Ÿ˜‡
    God keep

  23. Em says:

    Michael, yes from outside (where i sit) facts ARE hard to ascertain… But in this case, we are damaged either way. ….IMHO

  24. Em says:

    Back in my Presbyterian days, you made a yearly pledge and if you didn’t follow through, you’d get a visit from the elders to see “what the problem was.”.
    Funny story
    In H.S. one of my girl friends made a pledge, didn’t follow through and her parents, not church goers, got one of those visits… The parents weren’t happy

  25. CM says:

    MLD,

    They might as well. Or perhaps they can charge a cover for the entertainment (aka Praise Band). After all they have to pay for the fog machines and for the daycare for the kids while the adults are enjoying the show.

  26. CM says:

    MLD,

    Forgot to add this, though it should be inherently obvious:

    /sarc

  27. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    CM, my point was against your accusation that they had to keep the seats full to collect the money. In our church, we were closed from mid March to mid June and the giving didn’t drop at all as the people give whether they are in church or not.
    Are you saying CCers and American Evangelicals do not? Hence my fee for services question.

    Does anyone here not pay up for 52 weeks (or however you donate) even if you attended only 42 weeks?

  28. Linn says:

    The church’s expenses are 52 weeks, so I average my giving over that number of weeks. However, my church does not track our giving through a pledge system’; we just give. Giving has held up well over the pandemic, and has even gone up. The church does keep us informed of needs and has also been very active during quarantine to schedule a variety of services, studies, and kids’ programs on Zoom.

  29. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Linn – sounds like you do well.
    My church is populated (probably 40%) – by winter visitors 4-6 months per year
    Many, many support both their churches year around.

  30. Linn says:

    That makes a big difference. When I was a missionary overseas, I realized I had to decide between supporting my “home” church in the country and my church back home. Then, there was how much to give so that I didn’t look like a “rich” American (which I was by local standards) when I put something in the offering plate sans envelope (which we didn’t have). Giving isn’t as easy as it is made out to be!

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