Saturday, April 20, 2013

Are You Late For Church Today?

Its Saturday!  Get your ass to church!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even God and Jesus have been known to be late for Church. Sometimes they don't even make it! You can tell!
lol

Steve Kisack said...

Holy shit, batman! All judgmental, self-righteous eyes are upon us as we walk through the door. Blackballed and embarrassed again. Oh well, we just gave some "deacon" or local yokel "elder" more material for a "sermonette".

Anonymous said...

God, how funny would that be if someone showed up for church dressed in that kind of a "suit." I guess you could still be ejected on the grounds that you weren't wearing a tie.

Anonymous said...

The Plain Truth About Queer Men?

Douglas Becker said...

No, No, No!

It's The Shocking Truth about Queer Men.

Not to be confused with The Shocking Truth About Queer Ideas.

Joe Moeller said...

A new name for this overall blog perhaps should be...

The QUEER Truth About SHOCKING MEN!

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

Leonardo said...

And to get back to the original topic, let's not forget SUNDAY services, even for atheists!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/atheists-churches-nonbelievers-find-a-sunday-morning-connection_n_3096949.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=773685,b=facebook

You have to admit the group highlighted in this article has a fairly reasonable creed:

* People are more important than beliefs.

* Only human hands can solve human problems.

* Reality is known through reason, not revelation.

* Meaning comes from making a difference.

* Labels are unimportant.

* Everyone should be accepted wherever they are as long as they are accepting in turn.

Byker Bob said...

There have been times over the past several years that I've been running late for services. Being seated shortly after praise music begins isn't bad. However, if I realize that I'm going to miss the Lord's Supper, then I'll usually just study for a while, and go to the next service.

We don't wear suits. We also don't wear rags. Business casual is probably the best way to describe our attire. It's comfortable, but not ostentatious towards those who have less. We also don't call our pastors "Mr."
Usually it will be Pastor (first name), even if there is a doctorate involved.

In the ACOGs, you were always worried about appearance, about minutiae, and about what those in "authority" thought of you. In my present church experience, all of the garbage is cleared away, so that members can concentrate on the message, and on group praise God through the worship music. There are no stupid theories about Germans or racial hierarchy with which to ruin the experience, or to put people on edge. You'd just have to be there to experience the God-given differences. It never fails to uplift.

BB

Anonymous said...

no2hwa: Dude, you are prolific! Your site will be bigger than Packers!

PD.

NO2HWA said...

I would not have anything to write if all these splinter groups would keep their elders under control. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOO they cant keep their mouths shut!

Anonymous said...

Yes no2hwa you can thank the COGs for having this very useful blog to show they are simply evil cults. The trouble is though there are others here who post nonsense against true Christian believers, which I find offensive, rude and off topic. Leonardo comes to my mind.

Anonymous said...

There are so many spin offs of HWA, none can accomplish what he did. I wonder, what would HWA have to say about these "leaders"?
Can you imagine? HWA watching some of their programs and getting on the internet to evaluate them? And if GTA was with them, can you imagine the comments and laughter as they watch their successors as one of them drinks his favorite booze and the other has a young at his side? This might make a SNL skit.

Leonardo said...

Anonymous 2:01 wrote: "The trouble is though there are others here who post nonsense against true Christian believers, which I find offensive, rude and off topic. Leonardo comes to my mind."

Go back to your "research" lab, Anon. The reason you despise me is because I mentally challenge you and you simply have no answers for me. This has been clearly established in all our little exchanges. I ask, I challenge, I counter - and you simply evade the issues and brag about your imaginary PhD in physics. If you actually refer to yourself as a "true" Christian - then why do you lie?

Anonymous said...

No real physicist would find a challenge here, and the rest of us know that. Only Lee will find that statement offensive.

Anonymous said...

Leonardo, why are you so angry and full of hate against Christians? This blog is about COG cults not Christians in general, or for that matter atheists in general. There are many atheists who are liars too but we don't discuss it here. If you want to spread your hate against Christians please go away and do it on more suitable blogs and forums. There are many to choose from.

Anonymous said...

(chuckle) I know, Anon. it must be so horrible to actually see the postings of someone who doesnt agree with you. totally painful. damaging. stressful. you must go thru lots of eye drying Kleenex.


Anonymous said...

I don't particularly care Anon what you or Leonardo think or believe about me. I'm not crying. All I care about is the truth and he was making me out to be a liar when in fact I'm not. Are you now saying I'm a liar as well? Why would I even bother to lie about having a PhD in the first place? You must be jealous or hate people with a PhD or something. No need to. It doesn't really make me any more special than anyone else. All it shows is I spent more time an Uni than most to study and research. That's all. If you hate me for that then that's your problem, not mine. Sounds like you are the one crying.

Leonardo said...

Gary, I realize my comment here will most likely be censored, just like my well-considered response to the Christian crybaby Anon yesterday was pulled down. In this you've more than revealed your true colors to me, NO2HWA, as it clearly shows you'll allow whiny comments of virtually no substance whatsoever through, while the more serious and well-expressed ones get censored. That's all I need to know about you: that deep down you know that your Christian beliefs simply cannot bear rigorous scrutiny, and so you cowardly censor those that reveal such realities. In this you are just like your spiritual fore-bearers of the Middle Ages: when you can't defend your views with evidence, logic and civil dialogue, then you use whatever power you have and start “pouring molten lead” down the throats of those who disagree with you. At the end of the day, the Christian response, as clearly shown in the record of history, is always the same in spirit toward open challenge against them, whether it be torture or censorship, only the specific tactical strategies change due to the fact that your kind no longer have the power to torture anymore in today's more secular society. But fortunately for the rest of humanity, your power doesn't extend beyond this website. For if it did, it would just be a matter of time before the bloodbath would commence against all non-Christians. I hope you feel good about the fact that you've allowed an obvious lying sack of feces like Anon "the Christian scientist with a PhD" to win the day - not by any kind of merit of his own, for clearly he has none, but by your willingness to censor those who DO have the ability to call this guy out for what he truly is.