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Black Folks and Religion

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Re: Black Folks and Religion
« Reply #100 on: August 13, 2007, 10:48:47 AM »
A new Bible, King James Edition......$10

A new shirt to wear on Easter Sunday........$40

Watching your pastor trying to punch out an old lady......priceless!

Did anyone else think, "That's an awfully cheap Bible?"

no I thought Walmart $9.97  :-\

(gengis are you out of your group meeting yet?)

Yeah, but I have another one in a bit. ::)

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Re: Black Folks and Religion
« Reply #101 on: August 13, 2007, 10:51:13 AM »
A new Bible, King James Edition......$10

A new shirt to wear on Easter Sunday........$40

Watching your pastor trying to punch out an old lady......priceless!

Did anyone else think, "That's an awfully cheap Bible?"

no I thought Walmart $9.97  :-\

(gengis are you out of your group meeting yet?)

Yeah, but I have another one in a bit. ::)
listen to the songs!

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Re: Black Folks and Religion
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2007, 03:30:38 AM »
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dr. James Cone...and the Black Church

The man is deep. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF2RuD4124

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« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2007, 07:17:58 AM »
Lol he a.) didn't answer the question posed, and b.) didn't really say anything.  But he got a little "wound up," and of course people got "happy."  Lol I love black church.

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« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2007, 07:27:00 AM »
Lol he a.) didn't answer the question posed, and b.) didn't really say anything.  But he got a little "wound up," and of course people got "happy."  Lol I love black church.

 ::) The truths he spoke about materialism in the black church and the church's lost identity were pretty prolific in parallel to the core of who Jesus was. Not at all ordinary, you weirdo. :P

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« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2007, 07:43:40 AM »
Sounded like a bunch of rambling to me, but just goes to show that there's a preacher for everybody :)

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« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2007, 07:51:12 AM »
Sounded like a bunch of rambling to me, but just goes to show that there's a preacher for everybody :)

lol.  ::)

I've never heard a respected theologian quite smackdown the "prosperity message" like that before. It was very refreshing. You're capitalist extremist, so I can see why you would be unmoved.

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« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2007, 08:01:08 AM »
I'm actually not a huge fan of much of the prosperity gospel.  Sets unrealistic expectations and glorifies conspicuous consumption.  I do recognize, however, that some churches are actually helpful in aiding their members to save, invest, etc.  And I like that.  But that's not the norm, and it's not necessarily tied to the prosperity gospel.

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Re: Black Folks and Religion
« Reply #108 on: September 16, 2007, 08:35:56 AM »
It's def preached waaaaay too much.  But i'm still on the fence with the 2 schools of thought. Humble vs. "god's children should be proseperous, an unprosperous life is an ungodly life.." 

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Re: Black Folks and Religion
« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2007, 11:42:33 AM »
I just have a problem with preachers that teach that a Christian life is a prosperous life, and that if you're not prosperous than you're doing something wrong.  There's nothing wrong with prosperity, you can definitely follow Jesus' teachings and still be prosperous (as long as your priorities are straight), but God never guaranteed that following him would make you prosperous.  On the one hand, money isn't the root of all evil, the love of it is.  Otoh, we're not all gonna have lots of money.  God promised spiritual prosperity, not financial.