Religion?

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Religion?
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Wed, 06-11-2003 - 12:45pm
Someone mentioned in the earlier post,

that some religions allow sex outside of marriage

WHAT RELIGION WOULD THOSE BE?!!

Does anyone know.......?

Or was that just being made up?

And are these religions that are present in AMERICA?
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Registered: 03-21-2003
In reply to: omoomi
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 12:56pm
There are various faiths that do not hold the same restrictions on pre-marital sex. Many of them are pagan in nature and some are simply agnostic or atheists. This does not mean that Natural Law cannot be debated when it comes to this topic. Sometimes Christians need to expand their knowledge beyond our beliefs so we can have meaningful debates on such important subjects.

Kim 

Mom to Brad, Ma

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Registered: 06-11-2003
In reply to: omoomi
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 1:00pm
wicca and pagan religions allow for sexual relationships between consenting adults without the Christian prejudice against such things. Marriage for them isn't even called amrriage but hand-fasting. which can be for a year and a day or for eternity and a day. and they are VERY present in America and not just made up. They are older than Christianity by FAR.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: omoomi
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 1:13pm
Not to be nitpicky but Wicca is a part of Paganism - it is not a seperate religion. Other than that, your post was right on.

June

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Registered: 06-11-2003
In reply to: omoomi
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 2:19pm
uh Pagan is a general term that covers any religion that is not christian. Wicca was meant more specifically. so both right and wrong.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: omoomi
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 3:03pm
uh, no, Pagan is not a general term. Paganism is a very specific religion, just as christianity is a specific religion.

June

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Registered: 06-11-2003
In reply to: omoomi
Fri, 06-13-2003 - 1:07am
please look up the definition of Paganism. it refers to any religion other than Christianity as being pagan. Pagan is a general term for a lot of different beleif systems just like Christianity actual is a general phrase to decribe a lot of different beelifs in the Chirstian God. Many groups with their own names and belef systems fall under the name Christian same as Pagan.