Something from the homily raised a ?

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Something from the homily raised a ?
Sun, 06-01-2003 - 12:01pm
This morning Father talked about a few things, mainly faith and miracles. But he said something that struck me. He told us about a comment made in one of his classes at the seminary. It was said that we are no longer living in a Christian country. That the US is more pagan now than what many of the early Christians faced. I'm not sure I agree with this. What do you think?


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Sun, 06-01-2003 - 3:33pm
I agree with you munchies. I guess it was a value judgment used to emphasize a point. A provocative remark nonetheless.

Edited 6/1/2003 3:34:40 PM ET by cg108
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Sun, 06-01-2003 - 9:50pm
I am not sure that I disagree with your priest. I believe that most Americans truly worship wealth, power, prestige, drugs, alcohol, gossip, actors, actresses, sport stars ... We spend 1-5 hours a week in church/religous/spiritual activities and the other 164 (okay, adjust for 8 hours sleep) 100 or so hours pursuing these false gods. The pagans of the early era of Christianity were at least seeking answers to their questions, we no longer question, we just assume the answers.

Mind you, I am not just saying Catholics, but also other denominations as well.


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Mon, 06-02-2003 - 8:57am
I agree with your pastor 110%. You must look past labels. Most "Christians" no longer attend church. The numbers of Protestant congregations are shrinking. Some of the "design it yourself", "believe whatever you want" type communities are growing. The Catholic Church is growing but many who call themselves "Catholic" really do not accept many of the specific Catholic beliefs or live according to their Catholic faith. Most spend much of their time persuing the things of this world instead of the next.