Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Leave No Doubt, Jun 30, 2009.
Counterpunch's Website Of The Day:America's Biggest Megachurches - WalletPop
Prefer more intimate settings.. if I go... this is way too much show... but then again coming from the northeast..
If I go ... ... he'll come off the cross to slap me five if I go.
I predict one day you'll be able to go to church at Walmarts. Pass the boxed wine.
Cofession in Aisle Three!
Great place to get *****. [word deleted is another word for a cat.]
This may sound funny, but them mega churches scare me.
They just creep me out.
:rofl::rofl::rofl: Thats good!
Organized religion is big business, I left many years ago when some pasty faced minister started to try and worm his way into my private life and my wallet.
My present form of worship,
A jug of Piasano Wine, my banjo on my knee, singing hymns, I have trained my Beagle to Howl in the Key Of D, she knows three chords, D, A7, G. My neighbors wife hums.
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder I'll Be There.
OH! You are going straight to H -E-double hockey sticks, young man!
:rofl: Too Funny!
:ditto: and one of the interesting things about these churches is that most of the (HUGE) congregation have only been members for 5 years or less, so they either left their former church/religion for one of these or one of these churches was the impetus for someone getting into any church/religion at all.
And the money
Second Baptist boasts 24,000 people spread across 5 campuses,offres not only several programs a week but they also offer FREE CAR REPAIR SERVICE for single mothers, along with the fitness center,stores,cafes,etc.
His philosophy (last sentence) seems to be working. One thing these chuches offer in a BIG way is a sense of community, a place like-minded people can not only worship but hang out,raise their kids,etc. Most of those congregations have incomes of 100,000 or more; if I ran a megachurch complex I'd build some condos in there somewhere,maybe a golf course too.
Can we tax these societal warts already, I'm tired of this... If Jesus wanted all that money he would'nt be wearing sandals!
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