Friday, December 28, 2007
aka ... Hallelu YA BITCH !!?
(note* I just watched "The Day After" )
Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests attacked each other with brooms and stones inside the Church of the Nativity as long-standing rivalries erupted in violence during holiday cleaning on Thursday.
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I went to an wonderfully integrated (black/white/gay/straight) church during the mid '90s in Washington DC , in a beautiful 100 year old church "building" . I sang (for the first time ever) in the sweet sounding choir & enjoyed so much fun and fulfillment that I amazed even myself!
This "holy" church split in TWO , largely along racial and ageist lines with much ugly 'n bitter behind-the-back talk . That's when I learned that if I wanted to find (my version of) God , I would and could
not look for my soul food in The Church , in a building .
No matter how old or pretty that building is , the "show" largely depends on stagecraft and people with diverse and conflicting agendas . And lest we forget , , , in ever increasing numbers today ; those who control the buildings inject an unhealthy virus of Fear and Loathing into their flock in pure and self-righteous defiance of everything Jesus taught .
Jesus commanded that we Love , and Love is Worthy . Men command obedience to rules they make (up) historically and also on the fly . NOT Worthy .
Way 2 much of mankind is corrupt . Religious leaders (all Men?) of every denomination rape innocent children and women . Men with agendas made churches , Great and Wonderful temples of grandeur ! God is NOT a building , a temple , an agenda .
God is LOVE & Church is NOT .
ANY QUESTIONS ?