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UPDATE. OTD Labor Day Weekend 2015, I was among hundreds of Houstonians who were Baptized at Lakewood Church. My Son Peter, my Daughter Elissa & my Critically-Ill Grandchild Solomon were with me on 9/5/2015 when I reaffirmed Christ as my Savior.
I was so happy that I didn't need to drag them kicking & screaming to attend my Baptism. Honestly I think my Son thought it was funny & was more like watching Mom get dunked in the Dunk Tank of a Carnival Fairway but he stayed the whole time.
Solomon, who had been in & out of the Neo-Natal Intensive Care (NICU) at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital got sick again, so my Daughter couldn't stay for the whole Ceremony.
Choosing Soul-Salvation in the Blood of Christ is an Active not a Passive decision.
My Mom always made sure that I attended Sunday School & attend Vacation Bible School as a child
Her Brother has a Degree in Divinity or Theology - I'm not sure what it's called. I've never really spoken with him about this part of his life.
Suffice it to say that making the decision to get Baptized was not an exercise in "jumping on the Band Wagon."
This all took place during a time I was disillusioned with the Insurance Industry & was rethinking my Employment Situation so I applied for a Job in the Lakewood Bookstore.
I received a "Dear John Letter."
So then I thought ok. Let's see what going on with the Stephen Ministries with respect to getting Certified as a Grief Counselor.
As I write this this morning, the City of Houston is so thankful that our City was spared devastation from Hurricane Laura. Several Churches & Organizations are gathering Donated Hurricane Relief Supplies to send to Louisiana, including Lakewood.
Well isn't that nice.
When Hurricane Harvey DEVASTATED Houston, Lakewood Church was criticized far & wide for Inaction - for failure to provide sanctuary to Houston Flood Victims.
Political Activist Groups have held Protests outside Lakewood for YEARS.
I personally know people who went to High School with the Osteens who are also not impressed with the Kingdom these people have built: ALL TAX-FREE.
For years, I "drank the Kool Aid" & defended their massive wealth citing BOOK SALES, not a Tithing.
The more I think about this the more FURIOUS I become.
In fact, the first time I set foot inside Lakewood Church after they bought our our former Basketball Arena the Summit/Compaq Center was to get my INCOME TAXES PREPARED FOR FREE.
Can you say HYPOCRITE???
If we want to save our Country, we need Legislation for Separation of Church & State AND Requiring CHURCHES TO PAY TAXES.
Here is a Link to my Permanent Page Separation of Church & State.
UPDATE. It is said that Religion & Politics are two subjects that people shouldn't mix. Yet in the midst of 2 of the 3 major World Religions' Holy Week, there were Political shenanigans of all kinds.
Wisconsin held their Presidential Primary on 4/7 rather than reschedule due to Covid-19 concerns
Yesterday, April 8th was the first day of the Jewish Passover 2020 & Bernie Sanders chose the first day of Passover to end his Presidential Bid.
The Story of Passover comes from the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament.
The three major World Religions Judaism, Islam & Christianity all 3 share the books of the Old Testament in the Torah, The Koran & the Bible respectively.
Having deeply studied questions of Spirituality since about 2005, I have reached the conclusion that the roots of modern Misogyny have their origins in Biblical times.
Is it any wonder this country cannot Elect a QUALIFIED WOMAN to the Highest Office in our Land?
Philosophical questions of social importance affect all of us, not just women. As a Feminist, I've been reconsidering the role of the Christian Church in Society with their systemic Misogynistic brainwashing of the population for a while now.
What I saw for myself during the 2016 Presidential Election pretty much amounted to Free Political Advertising on the part of the Church for the Republican Presidential Nominee - who went on to "win."
I'm still soul searching with respect to my thoughts on the Church. Christians can't even agree on which "brand of Christianity" is the true, correct doctrine to follow.
Think about it.
We have Baptists & Catholics, & Methodists, & Episcopalians, & Lutherans, & Mormons, & Seventh Day Adventists, & on & on & on. I am of the personal opinion it has been one giant charade from the beginning.
And that's just the Christians.
At one time, I had a membership to the Houston Museum of Natural Science who brought the "Dead Sea Scrolls" Exhibit to town in 2005. I went to see this in person, but rather than really think about what I just saw, the sum total of what I got out of it was "Wow, what cool artifacts" - until now.
What implications could this have for the Origin Stories of our present-day civilizations?
How does this affect our present-day life?
Could this have something to do with DISCRIMINATION of ALL kinds, including GENDER DISCRIMINATION against WOMEN???
I think so.
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