...sigh. So I come back after a short hiatus (mostly due to a broken computer) to see more of the religion hating majority posting nonsense about concepts they don't seem to understand. (Not necessarily here, just thought this was a good place for this kinda thing)
For those of you who don't know it I am a Christian, and consider myself a fairly intelligent and logical one at that. I joined my church not too long ago. It's a small place, maybe 50 or so members, and struggling. Our congregation could be the "island of misfit toys (err, humans)" because everyone there seems to have a story, and not a pretty one.
However, we feed the homeless. Not just once a week. We also cloth the needy. I spent my day sorting clothes and will likely be taking over that aspect and opening the doors so that anyone who needs anything can walk off the street and get it. We are also building a shelter type place for people who are struggling to get back on their feet.
I am unemployed, but this I can do for my fellow man.
My point is not to sit here and shout out that I am holier than thou and you are going to burn for not believing the same way I do. My point is, that one little church, very little church with very caring people do these things. Not because we have to, but because it's right. No-one who walks off the street, whether or not they choose to attend is turned away. We don't ask whether or not you believe in God when you come in. We do tell you to have a blessed day on the way out, but that's the way we are.
It's real easy to sit around blaming the ills of society on religion. It's equally as easy to find stories just like the one I just told.
And for those of you who argue science vs religion: the two can coexist and do. Part of our Sunday school lesson this week was validating both the scientific view of creation and the biblical version. If you want to get into that I will be happy to elaborate.