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  •  The ones I know are that way, Leap Year (4+ / 0-)

    a few of them don't even attend church. They're just ... living the Golden Rule.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:01:38 AM PST

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    •  Yep, and this is something (5+ / 0-)

      I have struggled with personally. I am not an active member of any church. It is absolutely possible to live a religious or spiritual life without being attached to a church. It is also possible to live a wholly good and moral life without being religious. And you don't even have to call yourself a secular humanist or whateverl; you just have to (as I tell my students) be nice.

      I have conflicting feelings about churches such as that of my in-laws... they do good works, for sure, but when they spend millions of dollars on real estate and renovations and all that, I wonder, would Jesus prefer a nicer palace in which people gather to worship him, or maybe instead directing that money toward the poor and outcast? I don't normally talk about religion here because I don't want to offend, and I know not everyone shares my views, but still, this is something I struggle with.

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