April 2nd, 2006

Pew Ejector — It’s Sunday!

They won’t show this on T.V. so we’ll show it here. Are you a single mom? Gay? Just plain annoying? Then the United Church of Christ might be the congregation for you.


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  1. jacob Says :

    I like that commercial and the UCC which I presume is trying to seperate itself and rightly so.

     


  2. dusty Says :

    I am a member of a UCC church, and although I do not go to church regularly, it is the ONLY church that I would attend. As a leftwing nutjob, my pastor respects my views on pot, gays, and anti-war efforts. He says he loves me, and god loves me and what others who put my views down think doesnt matter..hes right.


  3. Steve O Says :

    I am not religious but if I needed something to go to to seek guidance or advice it would be this church.


  4. Ben Says :

    Wouldn’t be suprised if the Catholic, Baptist, and Evangelical ministries see their congregations flock to the UCC…

     Its nice to know that there is a Christian Church that doesn’t bash its members for their choices or mistakes.
     


  5. Steve Says :

    I really enjoy this church. It makes me feel good to know that whatever I do, the church supports me.


  6. Will Says :

    Hey, I wanna go to the church where they eject ppl. That is great. It better not be a metaphor.

     

     


  7. Aunty Christie Says :

    I hate that ad!  What’s more Christian than to judge people who are not like us and to attempt to eliminate them?  I consider our President to be a great Christian!


  8. Steve Savage Says :

    How dare a church promote tolerance!  Haven’t they read the old testament?


  9. Phil Says :

    I don’t think I could take the screaming kid for too long, there’s no point in going to any church if you can’t hear anything else.


  10. Bryan Says :

    UCC has probably found this approach is good for business, if business is what is important to them. The more pew warmers they have, the more folks there are to contribute to the collection plate.

    “Whatever you do, don’t offend the hand that feeds you.” 1 Opinions, chapter 1, verse 4


  11. john fitman Says :

    looks like hard-core satanists and the church of (false) christs have the same common goals, to make Soddom and Gamore the in-thing and packaged in a neat’n'easy to sell little world.  It’s just a sign of the times, Jesus did warn us of false churches and fake prophets posing as care givers when all they care about is how bigger they can make their mansions. Sure it is no sin to be wealthy but Jesus left this world without a penny to his name.


  12. Pat Riley Says :

    It always amazed me that unconditional love was ”the” test that most other Christians failed, I’m so glad that there is a Church left who gets it.


  13. isaac Says :

    Although I am not Christian, i have to say that a church like this is one of the worst things that can happen to a religion.

    the bible (be it Jewish or Christian) forbids some acts such as homosexuality. if this is the case, why should an institution whose sole purpose is to teach that bible and the law the bible presents, be able to go against it. the truth is, if you are gay, then you can’t be religious. if you want to be religious, then stop being gay.

    why bother going to a church like this? there is no point.

    a real church would never say that its ok to be gay. I am not saying that it should reject you, but it should try to persuade you that homosexual acts are wrong, and help you with your problem


  14. Otto McFluph Says :

    Isn’t Religion a nice fairy tale?

     

    Wake up people and think for yourselves. 


  15. Samuel Says :

    Unconditional love is not the same as conditional salvation. God loves the sinner, but if the sinner chooses to remain married to his/her sin, then they cannot be married to Christ. They reject His love.

    Unconditional love accepts people where they are, but does not leave them there. Unconditional love seeks to elevate and liberate the sinner from their sin. If they choose to remain in their sin, they will surely reap the results of that.

    The sense I am left with after seeing this ad is that they are saying that salvation is unconditional. If that’s what they’re saying, it’s totally unbiblical.

    “Remain as you are” is not the message of the Gospel. The Gospel is about change. That is, it’s about YOU changing, from sin to righteousness. And you can’t do it yourself, you need help. Lots of help, so God gave you a Helper to do what you couldn’t do. But he can’t do it if you don’t let Him. That’s the Gospel.

     


  16. EIM Says :

    FUCK JESUS.


  17. Liberal thinker Says :

    Samuel, that is your (or your church’s) interpretation of the Gospels it selects to hold high. The bible is not black and white. It is metaphorical. It is also 1,600 years old. All religion is BELIEF and interpretation. This church believes this; that church believes that. Don’t be so self-righteous to believe you KNOW anything. As a one-time episcopal I remember my parents church preaching that God’s love and understanding is unconditional. The Gospel’s say that Jesus died for ALL man’s sins. MANY if not MOST christian churches do not focus on sin the way catholics or evangelicals do. So, stop acting like YOU KNOW the TRUTH. YOU BELIEVE, just as every other Christian BELIEVES. 

     Little conundrum to consider: If you believe the texts literally: If God is all knowing and all powerful and created the world then there is no free will. This is because he knows the whole course of human history (including what has not yet occured) when he created the world. If you can act without him knowing then he isn’t all knowing. If he created the world and is all knowing than he CHOSE your actions for you. If he CHOSE your actions for you than he chose your sins. If he then punishes you for those sins than he’s really a vindictive and evil God. If you can chose to end your sins than you have “free will”. If you have free will than god doesn’t know how you are going to act. If God doesn’t know than he’s not all knowing. If he isn’t all knowing than the bible is a lie.
        Point: It’s all interpretation. It’s all what you CHOOSE to believe. The bible is too logically contradictory to take literally. So stop thinking that you know all.
     


  18. Samuel Says :

    Tell me, Liberal Thinker, is what you said your “belief”, or is it something you “know”?

     If you say that you “know”, then you are saying you are self righteous and know all, as you claimed I am. If you say that you “believe” what you said, then you are saying it’s merely your opinion.

    The way you said it sure comes across like you think you know something.
     


  19. Liberal thinker Says :

    To which part are you refering? 

    “that is your (or your church’s) interpretation of the Gospels it selects to hold high.”- This is an a priori, self-defining, truth, that I do thus know.

    “The bible is not black and white. It is metaphorical. It is also 1,600 years old. All religion is BELIEF and interpretation.” - that is my belief and opinion, supported by much scholarly background.

    “This church believes this; that church believes that.”- I think empirical observation can prove this well enough.

    “As a one-time episcopal I remember my parents church preaching that God’s love and understanding is unconditional. The Gospel’s say that Jesus died for ALL man’s sins. MANY if not MOST christian churches do not focus on sin the way catholics or evangelicals do.”- a point of discussion of my background growing up. Because its my background I KNOW it.

    “Little conundrum to consider: If you believe the texts literally: If God is all knowing and all powerful and created the world then there is no free will. This is because he knows the whole course of human history (including what has not yet occured) when he created the world. If you can act without him knowing then he isn’t all knowing. If he created the world and is all knowing than he CHOSE your actions for you. If he CHOSE your actions for you than he chose your sins. If he then punishes you for those sins than he’s really a vindictive and evil God. If you can chose to end your sins than you have “free will”. If you have free will than god doesn’t know how you are going to act. If God doesn’t know than he’s not all knowing. If he isn’t all knowing than the bible is a lie.”- Logical hypothetical, doesn’t classify as belief or knowledge.

     ”It’s all interpretation. It’s all what you CHOOSE to believe. The bible is too logically contradictory to take literally. So stop thinking that you know all.” - My belief and opinion again supported by theologians, philosophers and general empirical reading of the bible.

     You are right, my arguments above could sound like I am saying I know certain things. In many cases I do know them. There is really only 1 or 2 minor points of belief, that I will willingly accept as such and I was not attempting to claim those as more than belief. However I am not trying to claim that I know something beyond what empirical observation and general logic tells me.

    If you in fact have met God and spoke to him than my beliefs are wrong. But, if you have not, then anything you attribute to God is by definition a belief. That I KNOW because it is a self-defined (a priori) principle. {For example, a bachelor is an unmarried male.} So, I do not know that you have not spoken with God, I merely believe that to be the case. My argument does not require knowledge to have strength. I base my arguments off of a priori truths and strong logical reasoning. YOUR argument does not. Yours is based off interpretation an inherently weak form of argument without a “knowable” reference point.

    That is why I say let people believe what they want unless it in some way restricts anothers right. I’m not attempting to say your interpretation is wrong on some factual level. I’m saying don’t tell anyone else theirs is wrong. Their argument is based on the same thing yours is–BELIEF and interpretation.


  20. ridwan Says :

    Hey Guys, wake up and leave the uncertainty of the bible and turn to the certainty of the Qur’an, of which there is only one version, has been preserved down to the last letter because it was memorised cover to cover by the followers of the prophet who preached it, teaches love and respect of Jesus as a prophet, has an entire chapter on Mary - the mother of Jesus, is in conformity with modern scientific facts (read the qur’an, the bible and modern science by Dr. Maurice Bucaille). I could go on and on, but I’ll let you read and find out for yourself.

    Finally, if not for any other reason, read the qur’an to try and refute it !


  21. isaac Says :

    In response to the qur’an, its bunch if lies and propaganda. you want refute of the qur’an? how about the fact that it was written by an illiterate terrorist. also, the bible says that Abraham was going to sacrifice Isaac on the alter, while the qur’an says that it was Ishmael (the bastard son of Abraham whose mother was the maid of the mother of Isaac.) well, since the bible came first, I think it would be correct to assume that it has the correct version, and no something that was written by a man (if that’s what you would call Mohamed (may his name be erased from history and he burn in hell for eternity)).
    third, when G-d gave the bible at Sinai, and mosses read the 10 commandments to the people, G-d himself read the first two. therefore, millions of people heard G-d’s voice and were a witness that G-d himself had given the Bible to them. what about the qur’an? did anything similar to this happen with that? no, all you have is the word of 1 illiterate jealous terrorist that he spoke to G-d. who knows what he was smoking in that cave when he heard voices, hashish, opium.

    the qur’an and islam have become a cancer on the world, and needs to be wiped clean


  22. Liberal thinker Says :

    Wow. So, thank you for proving my point, Ridwan and Isaac.


  23. Bakunin Says :

    better idea…

    no gods, no masters..

    we are living in the 21st century, yet folks are still believing in mythologies.


  24. isaac Says :

    well bakunin, if we have no masters or G-d, i want you to tell me how life started. how did the first cell come into existance? where did the matter for the big bang come from? everything has a begining.

     

    also Einstein, an athiest scientist said that “there must be life after death, since energy cannot be destroyed, it can only be converted” 



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