1. Merry Crimbo Land
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    17 Oct '05 00:03
    Do you pray at home

    Please say as it is important

    Thank you
  2. Standard memberRemoved
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    17 Oct '05 00:41
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    Do you pray at home

    Please say as it is important

    Thank you
    Yes and yes. And I do go to church.
  3. Standard memberWulebgr
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    17 Oct '05 00:47
    I pray by standing waist deep in cold water and swinging a graphite stick with a long nylon string, at the end of which is a piece of steel wrapped with the fur and feathers of some of the creator's creatures. I believe that such a location and prayer is far closer to the creator than anything in any church.
  4. Merry Crimbo Land
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    17 Oct '05 00:56
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    I pray by standing waist deep in cold water and swinging a graphite stick with a long nylon string, at the end of which is a piece of steel wrapped with the fur and feathers of some of the creator's creatures. I believe that such a location and prayer is far closer to the creator than anything in any church.
    So you like fishing 🙂

    Good on you and well done for doing your praying as you fish 🙂
  5. Merry Crimbo Land
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    17 Oct '05 01:00
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Yes and yes. And I do go to church.
    What I am looking for is persons who dont go to church anymore but pray at home or when fishing 🙂

    Love you from vivaldi 🙂
  6. Donationbuckky
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    17 Oct '05 01:03
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    Do you pray at home

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    Thank you
    I can't find a church that I can stand. I can't find a doctrine that I can stand. I can't find a religion I can stand. I do pray though. I know on an intuitive level that a God is out there. I have had many experiences that confirm my belief in God. I don't know much about God other than he must be good. Everything else is pure conjecture. I pray from a primal level.
  7. Standard memberWulebgr
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    17 Oct '05 01:26
    Originally posted by buckky
    I don't know much about God other than he must be good.
    She

    If God is a creator, she would be the appropriate English pronoun.
  8. Merry Crimbo Land
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    17 Oct '05 01:35
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    She

    If God is a creator, she would be the appropriate English pronoun.
    God made man like in his image not in the shape of a fish
  9. Standard membertelerion
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    17 Oct '05 01:51
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    God made man like in his image not in the shape of a fish
    Makes you wonder what God did with his penis all that while in the void. Did he walk with his legs? Talk to himself with his mouth? Defecate from his "backside"? Maybe twiddled his thumbs? Human physical characteristics only make sense in the presence of our environment. This is yet another example of theistic arrogance. Not only does God favor man above all else, he looks like us too! 🙂
  10. Subscribersonhouse
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    17 Oct '05 02:11
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    I pray by standing waist deep in cold water and swinging a graphite stick with a long nylon string, at the end of which is a piece of steel wrapped with the fur and feathers of some of the creator's creatures. I believe that such a location and prayer is far closer to the creator than anything in any church.
    A bow and arrow?
  11. Standard memberOmnislash
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    17 Oct '05 05:22
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    Do you pray at home

    Please say as it is important

    Thank you
    I go to church a couple times a year at best. This is highly due to two things:

    1) I am very picky about which church I will attend (in my case, I require a Luther church, of the Missouri Synod, with a pastor of traditional teachings).

    2) I live far from the nearest such church and lack transportation.


    That said, I most certainly do pray at home. At home and pretty much anywhere. I also try to have a sort of sit down time with the wife for discussion of biblical matters atleast once a week (not to replace church, but for similar reasons as going to church).

    Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you would like me to expound on anything. By the way, may I ask the purpose for your question (just curious)? Feel free to PM if you don't want to post here. Likewise, feel free to tell me it's none of my business. 🙂

    Best Regards,
    Omnislash
  12. Standard memberCalJust
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    17 Oct '05 05:281 edit
    Hi Vivaldi,

    A good question which I will take seriously.

    I am a part of a growing group of people that have become disenchantedwith the commercialised, organised church system but rather meet with each other and God in homes. Cal it the home church movement. Alive and vibrant and informal.

    in peace,

    CJ
  13. Standard membermokko
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    17 Oct '05 05:33
    I have always prayed to God. I don't go to church. I don't feel God takes my prayers as any less than those of a person who attends regular service. The whole of the entire planet is Gods church. God is with you wherever you are and hears your prayers whenever you speak them.
  14. Standard memberWulebgr
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    17 Oct '05 13:141 edit
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    God made man like in his image not in the shape of a fish
    Aside from the appalling syntax, do you believe the passage in Genesis that you are paraphrasing applies equally to men and women? Which is God (which set of chromosomes)?

    Does this passage in Genesis make more sense literally or figuratively?


    edit: P.S. I realize that the fish shape has no connection to historic xtian beliefs. lol 😛
  15. London
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    17 Oct '05 14:52
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    Do you pray at home

    Please say as it is important

    Thank you
    I do pray at home. But I also go to church as regularly as possible.

    While God intends each person to have a personal relationship with Him, that alone is incomplete. God created Man as a social being so that he could have a communal relationship with God as well; so that a community of believers could reinforce each other's faith and come to God as a community.

    More importantly, however, as a Catholic I believe in the Real Presence of God in the Eucharist. So it makes as much sense for me to pray at home and not go to Church as it does for someone with front row seats for a big game to stay at home and follow the radio commentary.
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