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  •  well in lots of places (0+ / 0-)
    the town is so small that that's how they do it... but your comment was that poor towns shouldn't have churches - that only the wealthy towns should have them.  So y'know it wouldn't be worshipping with your whole town - in your scenario it would be not having place in your town to worship at all because you had committed the hideous offense of being poor.  Or, having to travel however far you had to travel to get to one of those blessed, "wealthy towns" that were worthy (in your scenario) of having their own church.

    I don't go to church myself, but I understand that those who do often derive great comfort from it in times of trouble - or at least some of them do.  I would think that economic stress (otherwise known as being poor) would be one of those times it would be nice to have a the comfort of people IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY that you know and know you can rely on to be there for you when the going gets tough.  I don't think one's economic status in the community or the community's economic viability ought to be the determining factor for whether or not consenting people get together to do whatever it is they do when they worship whomever or whatever they worship - and whatever other activities they do together, because from what I understand, living as I do in the so-called bible belt - when you belong to a church, there are a lot of other activities that go on there besides just showing up on Saturday or Sunday for an hour.

    'The votes are in, and we won.' - Jim Webb, 11/07/2006

    by lcork on Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 11:21:20 AM PDT

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    •  I'm going to see this only once: (0+ / 0-)

      Stop trolling for an argument by putting words like 'worthy' in my mouth and twisting what I said into something that is completely the opposite.

      You can make your other points without that, but frankly, I have no desire to read on past the first paragraph of your post as it is. You can try again if you want.

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