"I ask myself the same question regularly! I'm not able to attend meeting, but have encountered the same problem in reverse! If I refer to "nature" or "the divine"- as "God" does not fit my understanding- walls are…"
"I may be wrong, but what I believe Bruce is pointing out, is the need for consistency.If we say," Well, since Jesus came, God doesn't mean that *we* can't eat pork and shellfish" or "that's out of historical…"
"He's making some glaringly huge assumptions.
For starters, he claims that only the Bible matters in determining whether or not someone is Christian. I am not aware of any "test" within the Bible, apart from "knowing them by their…"
"I am so happy to read this thoughtful, polite discussion!
I will add: we live in Europe. Especially in Germany, nudity is a non-issue. Condom commercials and nude sunbathing are fairly normal. But whether it is a different culture,…"
"Caroline, I think you have hit on what I see as the biggest problem! The mass-marketing of sex. Visually "perfect" mostly maked women, who are fantacy pictures with no personality, no morning breath or bad habits, dull our understanding of…"
"I'm only 30, so I don't have the breadth of experience you do Barb and Jenna. Part of my attraction to "plainer" dress is a rejection of fashion and the commercialization of the human body. I am a wife and a mother, who has found…"
"We're not plain. But we do try to be responsible in our clothing choices. We stick to colors that coordinate easily, and buy mainly from thrift stores, or high quality fair trade. We do the same when buying our children's clothes.…"
"Though the home I was raised in used fear to gain compliance, we are trying very hard to cooperate with our kids. I suppose we're "AP", though it happened pretty naturally. If you try to see "that of God" in your children,…"
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