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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 1:30pm

Since apparently the poster to whom I asked these questions to didn't really want to debate, maybe the rest of you would be interested.

What is a pastor's (or preist, or other

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 1:41pm
Oh yea, one more...

What is that "spiritual feeling" and do you get that everytime you attend church?
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 2:07pm

What is a pastor's (or preist, or other

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 2:32pm

What is a pastor's (or preist, or other spiritual leader) job?
A pastor is a spiritual leader.

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 3:08pm

What is a pastor's (or preist, or other spiritual leader) job? -- Technically, whatever the Board of Directors or congregation hired him/her to do.

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 4:13pm
I was going to write this almost word for word, so I won't both. I lost my belief in the church of my birth many years ago, but I never lost my faith. Now I've found a church with a great pastor and great community. It didn't alter my faith by joining this newish church, but it is so nice to share my faith with a likeminded community.
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 9:12pm
I don't disagree with you...but I will take it a step further (for myself, and others that I know who share my faith), but going to church should not be about practicing one's faith. One should practice their faith on an ongoing, daily bases. I see church as a way of *refueling*, being encouraged by others who share the same faith. As for worship, going to church offers opportunities for "corporate" worship, but again, worship (obviously more private) should be something that one does daily and ongoing, as an act of love and thankfulness.

If one is only worshiping and practicing their faith on Sunday, at church, then I would venture to guess that their faith isn't very strong, or a very important part of their life.
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 9:17pm
I agree with that. I would think one would take the framework one received at church and use it in their daily life - thus "allowing them" to practice their faith. I *most definitely* don't think church, once a week, is the only time one should practice/live their faith. In fact, the idea that many people do that (and they do .. ime) is part of why I don't go to church.

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 11:34pm

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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 5:24am

I agree.

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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 6:18am

Going to church on Sunday, to me, is like going to the Weight Watcher's meeting for a weigh in and to listen to a new lesson.

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