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Reverend Meteor

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Piotr W.

Subj: Re: Question regarding Christians in the States...
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 at 09:04:39 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
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> I think your topic is a little too broad to narrow down. Their are so many denominations of Christianity and *gasp* many of them walk amongst us and wear the same clothes as the rest of us. Scary but true. Personally I wish they all wore a uniform so I could know what they are right off the bat. At the very least isolate them to a certain sector of the city where they aren't bothering anyone else.

I understand that the above bit was meant ironically, but there really is no need for irony... Certainly there is no need for you to imply that I am afraid of Christians or something like that. :-/

Reverend, I *was* a Christian for the bigger part of my life. My best friend is deeply spiritual Catholic. My close cousin is a priest - and some people I know include a Catholic woman married to former Jesuit or a girl who spent some time as a postulant in religious order. And I don't treat those people as curiosities - I am really interested in their spiritual life.

> Sorry if I'm being rude Piotr but you act like you're going on a safari to discover some rare species. (cue annoying british narrator) "Over to your left you will see the American Christian women in her natural habitat...the minivan. Where she scrambles to make it to the Wal-Mart in time before picks up her 2.5 children from soccer".

It's really not about some "safari"... I am seriously interested in religion, I like discussing it, learning about other people's views etc. You know, there are about three message boards I visit regularly: one of them is Alvaro's, second is a feminist one, third is religion-related. I'm sorry if my question sounded a bit weird, but that's really the kind of things I discuss daily! On the aforementioned religious message board the participants often ask each other exactly that kind of questions: "What do you, as an atheist, feel about..?", "What is the Lutheran stance on..." etc. So, there really was nothing insidious about my question: I simply wanted to know how many of Christians in your country share such strong views about clothing. Nothing more to it...

> > I think your topic is a little too broad to narrow down. Their are so many denominations of Christianity and *gasp* many of them walk amongst us and wear the same clothes as the rest of us. Scary but true. Personally I wish they all wore a uniform so I could know what they are right off the bat. At the very least isolate them to a certain sector of the city where they aren't bothering anyone else.
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> I understand that the above bit was meant ironically, but there really is no need for irony... Certainly there is no need for you to imply that I am afraid of Christians or something like that. :-/

Sorry my horrible sense of humor. I wasn't implying that you were afraid of them. (I'm not fond of most of them personally but that's another thread). I just thought it was amusing that american christians seemed so alien to you that you needed to know what they wear. Like Deborah mentioned you can see what they wear on television. Granted you don't live in America but I'm sure your television shows enough of our culture which is mostly christian. Granted that's a little one sided to assume that everyone gets American television programs but I sort of assumed most people do.

> Reverend, I *was* a Christian for the bigger part of my life. My best friend is deeply spiritual Catholic. My close cousin is a priest - and some people I know include a Catholic woman married to former Jesuit or a girl who spent some time as a postulant in religious order. And I don't treat those people as curiosities - I am really interested in their spiritual life.
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> > Sorry if I'm being rude Piotr but you act like you're going on a safari to discover some rare species. (cue annoying british narrator) "Over to your left you will see the American Christian women in her natural habitat...the minivan. Where she scrambles to make it to the Wal-Mart in time before picks up her 2.5 children from soccer".
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> It's really not about some "safari"... I am seriously interested in religion, I like discussing it, learning about other people's views etc. You know, there are about three message boards I visit regularly: one of them is Alvaro's, second is a feminist one, third is religion-related. I'm sorry if my question sounded a bit weird,

It's nothing you need to apologize for. I was poking fun but it didn't bother me. But for the record I would say most American christian women do not wear the clothes you showed. But the thing is there are so many of them you can't really say American Christians wear this or that. It's like asking what do white people or black people like to wear. It's too broad a question.

> but that's really the kind of things I discuss daily! On the aforementioned religious message board the participants often ask each other exactly that kind of questions: "What do you, as an atheist, feel about..?", "What is the Lutheran stance on..." etc.

Yeah just poking fun. Feel free to have such discussions \:\)

You're polish right (or am I thinking of another poster). I grant I probably know next to nothing about your culture \:\(

> So, there really was nothing insidious about my question: I simply wanted to know how many of Christians in your country share such strong views about clothing. Nothing more to it...

No there was nothing insidious. I was just amused at the way you asked it. If I sounded mad I apologize because that's not how it sounded in my head when I wrote my response \:\)

Reverend Meteor


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