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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 04:19 PM

See the irrationality of religion exhibited in sharp relief!

Pastors sue California governor over coronavirus restrictions on church gatherings

Why are they doing this? Perhaps they realize that many people regard church as a social function that they go to mainly to get together, meet, and mingle with others in their community. With that aspect of church taken away from them they might succumb to the reality that church is really just a waste of time and money.

And anyway, doesn't Matthew 6:5 appear to forbid gathering together to flaunt your piety before others?

In short, I'll bet these pastors aren't worried about the Bill of Rights so much as losing their source of income.

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Reply See the irrationality of religion exhibited in sharp relief! (Original post)
Towlie Apr 2020 OP
Walleye Apr 2020 #1
Faux pas Apr 2020 #2
RussBLib Apr 2020 #6
Walleye Apr 2020 #7
Thomas Hurt Apr 2020 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #5
Walleye Apr 2020 #8
Girard442 Apr 2020 #4

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 04:21 PM

1. Can't pass the plate online

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 04:37 PM

2. Exactly

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:36 AM

6. Sure you can

The digital plate. So many artists are performing online, and most include a Donate button of some kind. No reason a church broadcast could not do that.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:05 AM

7. But you can't give people dirty looks and shame them, except in person, when they don't donate.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 04:40 PM

3. Use of peer pressure to reinforce the indoctrination...

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 05:01 PM

5. And especially peer pressure when passing the plate. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:05 AM

8. This

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 04:41 PM

4. Amazes atheist me that the Gospels are almost wall-to-wall anti-Trumpism...

...which seems to trouble the Evangelicals not at all. Go figure.

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