Why I hate the church

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  1. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    This is a classic example of why I hate the church. The Church of England has just lost £40 MILLION in a dodgy real estate deal in New York.

    http://internationalpropertyinvestment. … goes-south

    I say "dodgy" because this deal relied totally on being able to evict rent-controlled, war veteran tenants from the buildings, rip them out and convert them to "luxury apartments" at high rents. It is not just the church that has taken a hit - US government-controlled pension funds are up to their eyeballs in this deal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/nyreg … uy.html?hp

    If you want to hear the Archbishop of Canterbury lecturing every one on the ills of "secular greed," he is all over the internet and TV and has been since he discovered his congregation is shrinking with every dead octogenarian.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U0kHELoHds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFPDdbEBm_s

    Perfect example of the hypocrisy of the christian religion. And for those of you who think "people make the church so if you hate the church you hate the people" - lolololol

    WTF is the church doing putting £40 MILLION into this sort of deal and preaching ethics?

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I'm right with ya buddy big_smile

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    The Paulposted 8 years ago

    That man's hair is a phenomenon.

  4. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Hate hurts yourself first and foremost smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

      Not in this case as I can make fun of the church as a healthy outlet. It feels good actually. wink

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL Absolutely. Making fun of church is fun. smile I just found that when I use such a wording, I tend to feel accordingly, with all the consequences. Yet if I make an effort to word it differently, so do my feelings - and subsequently consequences. Does it make sense? smile

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Totally.

          But for me there is not such a negative connotation to the word. I have recognized it as a feeling and identified it and expressed it in what I consider to be a healthy, non-violent way.

          There is nothing good/bad/right/wrong in my emotions and I try to identify them and more importantly - recognize why I feel that way. I usually feel "better" once I get to the root cause of the feeling. Whether I was feeling "good" or "bad." I always like to determine "why?" There is no lingering hatred that has not been acknowledged - this is where the issues come I feel. 

          That make sense?

          1. Misha profile image73
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yep, definitely does. Thanks for sharing. I guess I need to do some more thinking on the topic. smile

  5. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    You need light Mark,you're in the darkness and satan is closing your heart and made you blind smile

    I'm sure mark will get the above italics quoted reply from most of the people in forum.

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    http://reporting.journalism.ku.edu/fall08/adler-noland/assets_c/2008/12/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster_2-thumb-514x514.jpg

    Mark, do not lose faith.  There is always the ONE TRUE CHURCH, and you are always welcome.

  7. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Why there is no church for Galactus hmm

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      The Paulposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Galactus kind of just has the one response for people people who draw his attention, it's always the same regardless of how they managed, and it's not awesome.

      1. skyfire profile image71
        skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        sad

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    That ain't porn

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/pi/pit-babes-hawaiian-tropic-girls-2003-other-motorsport-24-hours-poster--extra-large-70cm-x-100cm-.JPG

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        RAmen.

      2. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nah Ron, I liked yesterday's muffin much better tongue

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    Thats better, carry on

 
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