If you weren't ________ what would you be?

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  1. annsni

    annsni Amity's Focus Member

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    I was trying to figure out how to say this and you just did. Absolutely this. I can't imagine ever being anything else because to me, there IS nothing else.

    THAT is hysterical. I think it's time for a cup of tea and a backrub.
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    tikva18 busy building blocks

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    I can't imagine my life any other way. There is nothing else for me - my life is my yiddishkeit - my Jewish home.
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    3boysnagrl Amity's Focus Member

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    Substitute Christian for Vaishnava and what she said.
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    If I weren't me, I'd be someone else.
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    If I weren't Pentecostal, I'd probably get really tired of going to church and just sitting there singing hymns. *yawn*
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    OnTheBrink Amity's Focus Member

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    Enlighten me. Is this what pentacostal do? Or other denominations? I've never been to a church like that. Feeling clueless!
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    Momof6 Amity's Focus Member

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    If I wasn't Roman Catholic.....I'd be Eastern Orthodox.

    Michelle
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    Momof6 Amity's Focus Member

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    I've attended before.....speaking in tongues, dancing in the isles, hands in the air, jumping around, sometimes someone would run a lap around while praising and worshiping God. People being baptized by the Power of the Holy Spirit.....very very active from what I have experienced myself.

    They have the nickname "Holy Rollers"....sometimes "Charismatic" . Just like any Methodist Church will have its own feel, so will these.

    The one I attended a few times was years ago....a friend of mine went there and I attended with her family. I also attended a retreat several years ago and it was very interesting. Not for me, but I did learn from it.

    :)
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    OnTheBrink Amity's Focus Member

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    I mean - Which churches just sit and sing hymns?
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    Momof6 Amity's Focus Member

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    Aaah! Silly me, LOL. I know Catholics don't just sit and sing hymns. All of our senses are involved in worship at Mass....

    Michelle
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    OnTheBrink Amity's Focus Member

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    ditto! That's our experince as well. Love it!
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    If I weren't LDS, I would likely be Jewish.
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    If I weren't whatever-I-am-is-called I'd probably be Jewish.

    For a lot of reasons, but I really like how you can just sit there and talk to God any old time. You an ask Him stuff and yell and question and be mad.

    And probably most people would call me some form of Pagan but I am probably closer to some kind of Native American religion but am not able to find out much about NA religions that are factual because of disease, etc. I know what I believe, but don't have a name.

    I went to church with other relatives in my family because mother got mad at God and wouldn't go and then wouldn't let anything about Him be talked about ever, etc. I think before she did that we were . . . Protestent? (sp?) I had one of those bracelets that had my name and phone number, remember those? With your address? It had a "P" for the religion that we were on it, and I think that's for Protestant.

    I was baptised as a Church of Christ member before my grandmother died.
  14. annsni

    annsni Amity's Focus Member

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    I'll bet the P was for Presbyterian. "Protestant" wouldn't be much of a religious identity, I'd think.

    I'm sorry you had a rough religious upbringing.
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    I suppose my question was " if there was no christianity ever? or just the church we attend?"

    Like, on the ground at the time of Christ, and for centuries thereafter, there were Dimitrioi- worshippers of Demeter and Kore- and Orphics- devotees of Orpheus- as well as the Cybelians- and the usual devotees of the state religion- offering incense to whatever Ceasar was handy. Plus the Jains, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Pythagoreans, the Egyptian state gods.........

    Lots of respectable choices, and wild- eyed religious moonies, too- to choose from.

    Oh, manicheans. lots of manicheans.

    ari
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    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    Ah, thank you! I was about five when I had that so . . .

    And thank you for that too. ((hug))
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    "Protestant" was the religion listed on my dads dog tags from his time in the navy so it's possible. :badidea:
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    :lol: This made me laught this morning!
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    I've always been drawn to Judaism.
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    annsni Amity's Focus Member

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    I think the military has much broader categories just to know what kind of minister to get you if you needed one. "Protestant" would bring in a minister, "Jewish" would bring in a Rabbi and such.

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