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15 June 2006
  If Commitment Were Swimming Pools ...
... You'd Break Your Neck Diving Into This One

Ask the Pastor wrestles with a woman's questions involving Changing Towns, Changing Churches. A cradle Lutheran from the North moves into the Bible Belt South as her husband's job changes. She worries that she won't "fit into town" unless she joins the local Baptist church. A key question (answered with a fair amount of tact and restraint): "Is this a spiritually shallow approach to religion?"

The bottom line: "If you believe like a Baptist, then become a Baptist. If you believe like a Lutheran, then remain a Lutheran."
 
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It's clear from the woman's comments that she is primarily guided by her feelings.

This is a typical way for liberals to deal with the world. And it provides a degree of defensibility in their minds; after all, who could argue that their feelings don't exist, and if they exist, then who could deny they are valid?

Look at oxymoronic "contemporary Lutheran" worship services. The sermons are filled with phrases of feelings to and about God. The songs are expressions of feelings. "Share the peace (feelings)!" "Feel the love of Jesus! "Empower those feelings!"

Pass me a barf bag!
 
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