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User: argument_clinic (posted by evilgrins)
Date: November 22nd, 2006
Subject: What is a church?
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11:00 AM 11/22/06 · I actually intended this for solo posting in a certain comm of 3 faiths but the more I thought of it I thought of getting (so out of character for me) a wider range of opinions...

...and while this may seem to not be so centrally focused it is a Christian question in essence.

I've done a Thoughts on Jesus & a Thoughts on God, currently working a Thoughts on Religion and after a bit more research I'll be doing a Thoughts on Scientology. It's this last one I wish to address over something I find a misnomer. See, I've been working a late shift lately so by the time I get back into my area the buses aren't running anymore. I've been walking the 3 miles home and this always brings me passed the local Church of Scientology.

While I have no problems with the organization, per se, I do have an issue with it being referred to as a church. Christians have churches, Hebrews have temples, & Muslims have mosques...

...to be fair I actually don't know how you spell that one. I've never seen it written down before. No offense intended.

Decided to look "church" up in my Merriam·Webster & Garfield (don't say it!) dictionary.

Church: 1. a building especially for Christian public worship. 2. the whole body of Christians...

...and there's a few more but that essentially covers it.

I don't know enough about Scientology as yet to say for sure if they actually worship but in either case they shouldn't be using this term. They should have their own term. I've no idea what that would be, still reading up, but still.
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Doppleganger posting in The Argument Clinic
User: argument_clinic (posted by evilgrins)
Date: November 22nd, 2006
Subject: GOBBLE GOBBLE
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Right off, I'd like to apologize to anyone in more than one of my communities...cuz this is going to all of them.

hope yours is less scary than theirsCollapse )


The day after is Black Friday and, as it happens, my birthday. Have a slice of cake on me...

...well, not literally on me.
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