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May282010

I'm Tired - Church Mimes- Happy Memorial Day

I have no brain power left to post today. I'm exhausted.Here is some church mime action to keep you inspired.  If your church doesn't have a mime team, y'all are slacking.



Happy Memorial Day. Enjoy your weekend.

Reader Comments (44)

or belong to a faith that does not incoporate mime.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersecundra beasley

Clearly the "y'all" are slacking was intended to skewer the Church Mime craze sweeping the nation. I don't know of any faith that incorporates mimes.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

THIS.....is why I'm Catholic....Have a great holiday!!

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

@ Tracy

I'm screaming!!! Lol

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren r

Oh. Em. Gee.

(pun intended)

First time seeing this. I wonder if they do it in Harlem?

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAroundHarlem

@aroundharlem The Church Mimes are EVERYWHERE. I can guarantee you that there are about 12 church mime groups in Harlem

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

WTH?!?!

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

That is a little frightening. Wow... I don't think I even got through 2 minutes of that.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeriouslyReally

Sis. Gina, thanks for this, it's very inspiring! :) :)

Many churches are now incorporating mime, dance, hip hop/rap and other forms of performance art in their worship services.

Of course, some of the old heads were resistant to other forms of praise, but for some of them, after they saw how moving it can be, they had to relent. Especially when they saw more youth and young adults attending their church services and/or actually joining. :)

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevmamaafrika.com

Is this church or the circus? What next? Will mini-cars start rolling down to the aisles so dwarves can come tumbling out?

How far must AA churches go with their entertainment programs in order to accomodate the members' ever-dwindling attention spans?

@Tracy: THIS . . . kind of thing . . . is part of why I'm Muslim . . .

Everybody, have a great holiday!

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhadija

Sis. Khadija, et. al., I must admit, I'm a stickler for the "old school" style of church worship and praise, i.e., Mahalia Jackson, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cook, Canton Spirituals, James Cleveland, etc. And yes I had to get use to Kirk, Yolanda, Kiki, Marvin, Fred and 'em and then all those hip hop gospel artists, but they all have warmed my heart, steadied my feet, nurnished my spirit, kept me from going straight postal, etc., and I've witnessed how they have helped others.

I've learned that this variety is ok, we don't all have to like all the same styles. We don't even have to be the same religion or spiritual path; though an Old School Christian Sista, I've even been inspired when I have shared with my Muslim friends. Perhaps the most important thing is to hold on to something SOLID in times like these. These worship styles, artistic styles of expression, or whatever we wish to call them, they do a lil somethin' for so many who may only have a little . . . I'm gratefull for that. On yes, we sho nuff have some foolishness and fools in some of our churches, and we are daily dealing with them and exposing them in time, but in the mean time . . . . . :) :)

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevmamaafrika.com

Rev. Mama Afrika,

I respectfully (and cheerfully) agree to disagree. I have 2 main objections to these sorts of practices. The first objection is practical: I believe that this widespread practice of pandering to folks is why AAs have churches on every corner, and yet we're engulfed in chaos and confusion. [I dare not say the word "sin."]

In order to please folks, too many AA houses of worship keep going down to the least common denominator. Instead of challenging the people to come up. That's a large part of the reason why our collective ethical compass is almost completely gone. This pandering is harming our collective.

My second objection to this pandering is ideological: I reject the notion that God is required to be made "attractive" to unbelievers. Basically, these folks are taking the position that God needs an entertainment makeover because His Word is not sufficient for religious services. I disagree with that notion.

I don't like practices that give off the aura of portraying Jesus (or any other religious figure) as "carny men." I agree (gasp! LOL!) with the position expressed by a BM conservative Christian blogger (the blog host of Pulpit Pimps) when he said:

"Last time I looked a sinner doesn’t get drawn to God by entertainment. He gets drawn to God by…well, by God. For instance in John 12:32 Jesus says:

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”

And in Acts 16:14 it says:

A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.

Neither one of these seems to indicate the need to attract people by various techniques, by entertaining them, or by grabbing their interest. In Acts Paul was down by the river, not standing in some comfortable well lit synagogue with synchronized torches and lamp light." (emphasis added)

This was during his post entitled, "Seeker Friendly or Jesus the Carny Man?" http://www.pulpit-pimps.org/?p=395

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhadija

Black folks are so damn gullible. I couldn't even press play to watch the videos because the still shots were all I needed to tell me how incredibly stupid church miming is. It's almost as dumb as a 2009 Shouting Dance off competetion, that a friend sent me. Individuals in the "contest" had to perform a "holy ghost" inspired shouting ruitne to their favorite style of "shout" music.

Points were awarded for certain required style elements such as, numbe of people it takes to barricade you, number of Thank You Jesuses uttered with precision and clarity, and my personal favorite, the speaking of unknown tongues.

The black church is a damn joke and probably the biggest impediment to black social progress since the '60's.

Oh... and the video is actually on youtube.

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

WOW! I thought this was going to be a light and carefree Memorial Day thread :) Oopsies.

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

Look up 2009 Quest of Fire church dance off. I thought I was watching a lil' sambo remake.

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

@ Goat ..Wow, a Soul Train line in the church. Sometimes it's best not to see these things, it really depresses the spirit.

Khadiga, you nailed it head on. This need to stimulate and excite ppl constantly is not what the Word is about. The Word Is. Next will be jugglers, tumblers, and clowns all in the name of making worship a 'modern' experience. I bet most of these folks have never truly fasted, meditated even chanted to center themselves in God. How would one even hear the quiet whisper of God in all that confusion? On top of that how many children had nightmares because of these ghostly figures running around?

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

This isn't why I'm an atheist, but... Even if I DID believe in a god, a church wouldn't be necessary as it is a corrupting intermediary. All external accoutrements (yelling, dancing, catching the ghost, the flashy outfits, hats) are ceremonial distractions from the discomfort of self-reflection.

Why is the church pretense necessary? If folks want to dance or enjoy mummery, they should just go ahead and do it.

BSG~I agree on the high gullibility factor. I thought it couldn't get any sillier than praise dancing

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaJane Galt

@ LaJane Galt

I have to agree with your comments. I am agnostic, and I have to say that I consumed this type of circus activity regularly for at least 21 years of my life. I am glad that I am free from this type of brainwashing, fake piety, and prosperity pimping. I think if more people actually would "seek" as the Bible suggests, they would "find" a greater truth. That truth is that they've been hood-winked by all the shaming and distractions that these churches dish out on a regular . Here's my recommendation: Sow a seed of education and enlightment. Now your faith's origins, question it, and if it all still adds up for you at the end of the day, then you'll possess a faith that is even stronger. If it doesn't, good for you. You're able to embrace your newfound insights as well. Either way, you're educated.

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

*dead* i would have to lift a finger to be excused out the sanctuary. i can hardly take praise dancers. this would be beyond ability to keep a straight face. LMAO LMAO!!!!!!!

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermiss maam

I'm a Christian and my biggest objection to the modern black church is a move away from teaching doctrine. Do half of these folks even know why they believe what they believe? Do they understand the trinity? The belief in the diety of Christ? Why they worship on Sunday and not Saturday? I'm not arguing for anyone on here to join me in these beliefs but I bet most practicing Muslims can tell you what it means to be Muslim. Same with Jewish persons, Hindi's etc. But ask a group of black Christians in the same church and see how many different answers you get, none of them in line with what their church teaches.

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBee

Here I used to think those Pentecostal, Holiness churches had strange practices with people catching the Holy Spirit, chanting gibberish and running in formed circles.

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

Sis. Khadija, et.al., well, respectfully, where I might disagree with you, I don't mind at all, the mime, praise dancing, skits, plays, hip hop/rap, litugal dance, etc., as part of a wider, broader total worship experience. I only have a problem with these artistic expressions if they are not also done in conjunction with Bible study or some other type of theological study. This study is to serve as the ultimate guide to these artistic expressions.

As I said before, there is indeed much foolishness and foolish people in some of our churches, and we are weeding these elements out, one day at a time, one prayer at a time. But I would not want to be so quick to be so harsh and condeming of these artistic expressions; for me, they are harmless so long as they are purposefully done along with Bible/theological study. Also, having traveled to Africa, some of these artistic expressions mirror some of our spiritual practices we do at Home. Of course, not each and every one. But it does show how we have retained many "Africanisms" that we may not have realized.

Now as for Paul, I'm not sure he is someone we really want to quote here; regarding gender issues, to say he was confused is an understatement. Plus, theologically speaking, the Christian church is suppose to be the church of the New Testament, the church of J.C., not the church of Paul.

Lastly, now the brother who writes a blog about the "pulpit pimps", etc., yes we have many of those, but why an entire blog devoted to corrupt preachers? What has he suggested as corrective action? All he does is observe and criticise the corrupt ones; while that may be commendable, why does he not write about those who have innovative, exciting ministries? Ministries that prayerfully strive to nurture the whole person? HIV/AIDS PREVENTION ministries? Domestic violence ministries/violence against women ministries? Employment/job training ministries? Job fairs where potential employers WHO ACTUALLY HAVE LIVING WAGE JOBS TO OFFER attend? Men's ministries where men (and boys) actually discuss and try to do problem-solving about men's violence towards women and children? Or is he just player hating on the mega preachers? :) :)

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevmamaafrika.com

Rev. Mama Afrika,

I respectfully (and cheerfully) agree to disagree. You said, "I only have a problem with these artistic expressions if they are not also done in conjunction with Bible study or some other type of theological study. This study is to serve as the ultimate guide to these artistic expressions."

But you know (and I know) that the bulk of these people aren't studying anything---including the Bible. They don't even read the Bible. As Bee noted, they don't "even know why they believe what they believe [...] Do they understand the trinity? The belief in the diety of Christ? Why they worship on Sunday and not Saturday?"

Rev. Mama Afrika, you know (and I know) that they don't know any of this. I will add that the bulk of them (who are "officially" Protestants) have never heard of Martin Luther or the Reformation. The masses of these folks aren't studying anything. And apparently they're also not being taught anything by their churches.

AA unbelievers and non-Christians see all of this foolishness in the AA churches. They also see people defending this foolishness. It's a large part of the reason why the AA church is held up for ridicule by many people in the two above categories. As deranged as many Muslims are, nobody will accuse or laugh at the masses of Muslims for NOT being serious about their faith tradition. [They'll laugh at us for other---deserved---points of ridicule. But not for making a joke out of our faith tradition.]

These mimes, Soul Train dance lines, steppers' sets, church-based hip-hop and other AA church-based circus acts ARE a joke. A bad one. A bad joke that distracts from feeding the people God's Word. Which they apparently desparately need, looking at the condition of their lives. One might even wonder if these church-based circus acts are part of Satan's strategy to keep the believers in a state of corruption and confusion. At the end of the day, these church-based circus acts serve to uphold the status quo. I'll get back to this point later.

I know that people enjoy that mess. That's why they do it. Folks try to dignify this church-based entertainment idolatry that pleases them. The same way hip-hop fans try to pretend that so-called "positive" hip-hop is representative of that garbage genre.

I'll also note that citing the connection to continental African practices does not automatically make something a good thing. After all, female genital mutilation is also a practice that is widespread in parts of Africa (and some other places).

[I believe that in the marketplace of ideas, there's a reason why traditional African faiths almost always crumbled and lost out whenever and wherever they were confronted with Christianity or Islam. I believe there's a reason why the countries that are entrenched in the deepest human misery---like Haiti, Angola, and so on---also happen to be places that are heavily involved in traditional African faiths (or their offshoots). But all of that is going too far off-topic.]

As far as the blog host of Pulpit Pimps, even a stopped clock is factually correct twice a day. I respect the fact that he's taken the time to actually read his Bible. And that he makes the effort to ground his positions in his scripture. I can respect that while still vehemently disagreeing with many of his positions.

I believe that more AA Christians need to apply their scriptures to speak against these inappropriate church practices. The fact that something is popular does not make it Godly or appropriate.

Finally, I will also note that the AA church-based mimes and assorted other circus clowns are NOT doing any of the social service projects that you approve of. They're NOT involved in the laundry list of activitites that you would challenge the Pulpit Pimps blog host to participate in:

"Ministries that prayerfully strive to nurture the whole person? HIV/AIDS PREVENTION ministries? Domestic violence ministries/violence against women ministries? Employment/job training ministries? Job fairs where potential employers WHO ACTUALLY HAVE LIVING WAGE JOBS TO OFFER attend? Men’s ministries where men (and boys) actually discuss and try to do problem-solving about men’s violence towards women and children..."

The AA church-based mimes and assorted other circus clowns don't have time for any of this type of work. They're too busy perfecting their mime, hip-hop chants, and dance steps.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhadija

Kay

Here’s my recommendation: Sow a seed of education and enlightment. Now your faith’s origins, question it,

and Bee

Do half of these folks even know why they believe what they believe? Do they understand the trinity? The belief in the diety of Christ?

I wonder what percentage of the audience can even approach the controversies involved in these questions. Do they even know about the existence of (let alone understand) the philosophical battles underpinning Christ's nature? Do they care about the political nature of different strains of thought or know about its migration through trade, conquest? Do they know that there are several bibles?

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaJane Galt

As a comic- I say thank you. This makes my job a lot easier. As a student of Medieval History, this makes perfect sense. The history of the evolution of church services has always been driven by the need to compete with legit entertainment---the kind people actually enjoy. Then, once people are sufficiently entertained or hypnotized, whatever message suits the religion is slipped in. Kind of like how rap music gets us to tap out toes and dance along to misogynist lyrics that are damaging. This minstrelsy makes perfect sense to me and I look forward to more of this type of nonsense. It is as constant as religion.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjacquetta

@ blkseagoat. You ain't right for posting that link. I was eating my lunch and now have to clean off my screen.

Wow! Just wow!

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthelilidiva4u

Sistren and Brethren,

"But you know (and I know) that the bulk of these people aren’t studying anything—including the Bible. They don’t even read the Bible." No, I am not so arrogant to know or assume what people have read or studied. Perhaps what you say is true, in whole or in part. And as a Christian, I must admit, I still struggle with the idea of a Trinity; no one has yet been able to convince me why an idea of Trinity is necessary to be a Christian. But that's just me.

In all of our knowledge, study, life experience, etc., I pray we will still have some sort of spirit of patience, understanding, kindness and compassion. If not what is the point of all we have learned and been able to discern?

If you make fun of the mines and other artistic expressions, do you also make fun of the wonderful, powerful ballet, "Revelations" as done by the Alvin Ailey Dancers? That has now become a classic! Naw, I guess not, ballet is different, right?

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevmamaafrika.com

The true churches exemplified in the Bible did not have any of this going on and you have always had performers. Jesus chased such as these out of the temple. This shows how many churches are following their own ideas about church instead of God.

Mimes are an example of tickling your ears and not giving you an ounce of truth. They are a distraction of what church is really about. You might as well go to a carnival or circus. I am a Christian.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS

@ Bee

I agree with you.

The church has declined because there are a lot of people who are Christians only by mouth and not by heart including the preachers. You can't teach someone about God when you don't know him yourself. The Bible is no longer understood as the infallible word of God and life's instruction book.

People used to read the word of God so no one could fool them in what is godly and what is not but that is not true today.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS

lildiva,

Iam just trying to understand how any person with an ounce of sense would be able to sit through a coon session like that. One of the contestants had his Blackberry in hand while he was "competing" for the Lord. Who did he need to talk to in that instance? Does Jesus have an SMS account that he now uses to communicate with believers electronically?

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

Rev. Mama Afrika,

Well, I'll end my comments like this:

(1) I have very little patience with malpractice of any kind. Including spiritual malpractice, which is what I believe these church-based circus acts are about.

(2) I looove dance concerts (particularly Alvin Ailey's compositions) . . . when they're held in a dance theater. NOT when they're held in what's supposed to be a house of worship. A place where the focus is supposed to be on God's Word---and where His Word is supposed to actually be taught and held in reverence.

I believe there should be a clear distinction between a house of worship and Club RumpShaker.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhadija

I don't go to church because I believe that religion reinforces that disgusting doctrine of complete submission and blind obedience forced on us by the white people who owned us for some time. I am also not a huge fan of traditional African religions because I don't have this romanticized view of the Motherland. Quite frankly African civilations declined over time and only so much can be attributed to colonization by Europeans.

However, if I were teetering on the brink of being feeble minded enough to cleave to religion (as an effort to abdicate myself from being personally accountable for my actions), this representation of religion would not serve any purpose to convince me that I need a god.

The miming is just an extension of the coonified sermons, musicals (aka messicals), mammon worshipping, corporate inaction that typify the current purpose of the AA church. There is nothing spiritual about it; the black church is simply a night club adorned with crosses and church architecture. It's a social outlet for the likeminded: feeble, hypocritical, viscerally religious, and spirtually bastardized traditions.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

@ Bro. BlkSeaGoat, I too have no overly romanticized notions of Africa before the Europeans and Arabs came into the continent. There was indeed oppressive classes, slave labor (such as that that built the pyramids, contrary to what some think), wars, power struggles, etc.

However, we must be honest to make a distinction between religions AND WHAT THEY TEACH vs the believers AND WHAT THEY DO, whether they are conscious of it or not. Certainly we know this when it comes to sexism, homophobia, classism, i.e., "prosperity gospel", "bling-bling gospel", etc. My understanding of the ministry of J.C. was that He always challenged those around him to think and to act, courageously and consciously, to the horror of the oppressive forces of his time. Thus he was cruxified/lynched on a cross.

Whatever practices we like or don't like at any place of worship, particular religion, etc., I just hope, in all fairness, we keep things in perspective . . . . and not make blanket generalizations about any group of people, religion, folks with no religion, etc.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevmamaafrika.com

Atheist here. My family celebrated god and religion through a variety of denominations, including Pentecostal. As some of you know, this denomination forbids many secular activities, to include secular dancing and listening to secular music. Everything you do has to be done "to the glory of God." So, when you have a group of people culturally predisposed to expressing themselves through dance and other movement, of COURSE you're going to have them physically expressing themselves under the auspices of praising God. Besides, for some people dancing IS spiritual.

I agree with BlkSeaGoat on this issue, but I can't muster the same indignation. I find this entertaining. Praise services are the fondest memories I have of church. Of course, the sermons left much to be desired, but that was more about the book from which they were teaching than the preachers themselves.....

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiki

@blkseagoat. Your correct I couldn't watch the video. My mouth was open the same time.

I kept think Really? No really?

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthelilidiva4u

Correction

@blkseagoat. Your correct I couldn’t watch the video with out think WTF. My mouth was open the whole time.
I just kept thinking Really? No really?

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthelilidiva4u

we try to make the Church to appease emotions and keep up with trends, when this is not the call of the Church. The message of the Church is to Preach repentance and belief in the only begotten Son. it is not the job of the Church to ride every trend and frenzy.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertruthlacks

True LaJane Galt. I can't say I am a world authority on the underpinings of my faith or the controversies surrounding many of the beliefs and tenants. But I at least try to study and when faced with new information check it out. Still I know it is a matter of faith in the end but at least be able to tell me what aspect of your faith you are representing when you jump up and down on a Sunday morning. If you can't back it up with the scripture you espouse then it's just entertainment.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBee

"However, we must be honest to make a distinction between religions AND WHAT THEY TEACH vs the believers AND WHAT THEY DO, whether they are conscious of it or not. Certainly we know this when it comes to sexism, homophobia, classism, i.e., “prosperity gospel”, “bling-bling gospel”, etc. My understanding of the ministry of J.C. was that He always challenged those around him to think and to act, courageously and consciously, to the horror of the oppressive forces of his time. Thus he was cruxified/lynched on a cross."

But RMA, one cannot learn Christianity (which is markedly different from the gospel of Jesus) without being taught to be a homophobe, sexist, classist, etc. Christianity teaches all of these things, whether indivdual believers choose to acknowledeg those beliefs or not.

The black church has devolved since its inception. These videos are proof positive of that. I can't wait until a sex abuse scandal comparable to that of the RCC or the LDS churches begins to PUBLICLY consume the black church. For now, black church leaders and their members as a collective are more interested in blinging, wearing big hats, acting like cheap parlor tricks, fleecing the feeble, having million dollar weddings, raping and deliberately infecting youth with HIV, impregnating teenage girls while supposedly being married, etc.

Nothing good has come out of the black church since the Civil Rights Movement-- and nothing ever will.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

@ Bro. Blkseagoat, it would be wise not to judge Christianity by Christians, but rather what Christianity teaches. Otherwise, Christianity would have ended with Judas. I would never judge Christianity by the likes of some of our more popular preachers, i.e., Rev. Messy, Rev. Al, Rev. Haggard, Rev. Swagert, et. al. But that also presupposes one is willing to study Christianity to make a distinction between what it teaches vs the behavior of its "believers."

Scandals are rife among many different kinds of institutions, religious, corporate America, educational, etc. How such institutions monitor the behaviour of their members is obviously an on-going challenge.

But the fact that here on this blog you are so negative towards the church; there are indeed good people there, in some of them, in many of them. You are actually waiting for the next big scandal to overtake the Black Church? While you're waiting for that you may miss some of the good folks doing amazing things. Perhaps you need to get out more often, huh? :)

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevmamaafrika.com

RMA,

You're employing that circular logic used in the cult programming typical of black churches, so we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. What your belief system TEACHES is as fundamentally flawed as what you and your "believers" do.

There are good people in prison, it doesn't mean that I have a favorable opinion of prison and want to join those good people there. There are good people who become crackheads, does that now mean that we should all take up cracksmoking as a positive attribute?

And the good folks doing what you call amazing things are aberrations NOT the norm for the black church (if Gina's blog didn't automatically filter out perjoratives, my name for the black church best describes my sentiments about it).

Finally, I think the only reason black people still hold the church in any esteem is because it is all they know or were taught. That blind obedience that's taught encourages one to abandon critical thinking (presuming one already had those skills to begin with).

I know you're going to respond again, but I'm done.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

rma~but those folks (and Long, Jakes, Bynum) are popular and prosperous for a reason. Clearly they are resonating soundly with a significant number of people.

As for judging Christianity...I'm an atheist who has read the Bible. Sure there are good sayings in there. There are many good sayings from without as well. But by and large, it consists of hocus pocus and mythical justifications for holy war, rape and genocide.

Blkseagoat, it would be wise not to judge Christianity by Christians, but rather what Christianity teaches. Otherwise, Christianity would have ended with Judas.

That's like saying don't judge gangs (who espouse loyalty, familial ties, camaraderie) just because gang members cause mayhem.

Christians' existence as such is predicated on Christianity. A religion/faith is imbued with validity by those who follow it.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaJane Galt

WHY IS THEIR SO MUCH CONFUSION ABOUT MIMES, HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, EASTER, GAYS SINGING ON THE CHOIR, AND TYLER PERRY?! WHAT'Z GOING ON CHRISTIANS? WHY CAN'T WE PICK UP OUR BIBLES AND STUDY THE ROOT AND ORIGIN OF ALL THINGS? WHY DON'T WE DO RESEARCH? AND WHY ARE SOME OF US SO RELIGIOUS, WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING? WHERE'S OUR BALANCE? AND WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A CHRISTIAN TO DO WHEN ALL THEY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT AND TRADITIONALLY EXPOSED TO IS NOT ONLY PAGAN, BUT A DOWN RIGHT FRAUD? OH WHAT'Z A CHRISTIAN TO DO?!

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa Rodriquez

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