On 7 Apr 2010 at 7:06pm TDA wrote:
What is King's Church all about then? They seem to be doing well, expanding into a bigger warehouse at the side of Homebase etc. I thought we were all slowly seeing the light and becoming atheists.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 7:15pm SHS wrote:
Churches & Christianity are good. A little less worship and a little more 'help thy neighbour' and real-life-guidance would help to draw the crowds though.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 1:55am Ed Can Do wrote:
I think King's Church focus more on the community than all the spiritual mumbo-jumbo. I went to school with a guy whose parents were members and they were forever going on camping trips and retreats and stuff. It's like a friendly cult almost, kinda Scientology without the aliens as far as I know.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 2:08am NoJebus wrote:
"Scientology without the aliens as far as I know"
Yeah just a Cosmic Zombie that can read you mind.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 8:10am Clifford wrote:
In uncertain times people always turn to mumbo-jumbo TDA - religion, astrology, the BNP.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 9:36am Down and Out wrote:
"Churches & Christianity are good"
Oh, I know I shouldn't wade in. but.....
There's some interesting research been done which demonstrates how, for any US state, the more people who attend church regularly the higher the per capita murder and abortion rates. A similar study shows similar results when comparing different religions in different countries across the world. In short, the more people worship, the less they appear to follow the tenets of religion.
Now, like any half-decent Ben Goldacre fan I wouldn't dare suggest causation, what with socio-economic factors etc. But the bald statement that "Churches are good" is pretty hard to support.
At least trad Christianity, Islam, Judaism etc gave us nice architecture but, wherever you go, that King's Church evangelical mob just give us industrial units and displaced employment opportunities.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 10:39am Clifford wrote:
I'm sure you're right Down and Out. I blame the priests rather than the followers. It's wrong to blame the victim of a con-man rather than the con-man himself.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 11:40am Lavender wrote:
Religion is all a load of tosh....sucks in those with a weak and feeble mind IMHO
On 10 Apr 2010 at 5:25am expat two wrote:
Totally true Lavender, Nietzche said much the same - according to him early christians adopted the philosophy so they could view their downtrodden humble existence as virtuous rather than oppressed. 'Respect your elders' is an ancient mis-translation of 'respect authority'
I wouldn't mind them so much if they actually followed their bibles a little bit and stopped picking on gays and started picking on the detestable sinners Jebus specifically identified - the bankers.
But they do make great employees. They seem to be much better at accepting "because I said so" as irrefutable logical argument.
On 10 Apr 2010 at 9:18pm god wrote:
come to me my children i will for give you i am the -10% on your wages at the end of the week. that is what you give for mbership love thy self.
On 15 Apr 2010 at 12:31am jeeperscreepers wrote:
My children go to a CofE school which is overrrun with badge wearing Christians amongst governors and staff. I learned many years ago that just because you go to church on a Sunday doesn't make you a good person. It's impossible to argue when someone's imaginary friend tells them that wwhat they are doing is gods will. Kings church, any church, treat with suspicion or get let down when their true aims become apparent.