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we went to "church" yesterday

 
 
Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 07:08 am
The lady Diane suggested that we need to expand our social horizons so yesterday we went to a Unitarian/Universialist "church." What a crock that was;
"let's all hold hands while we sing hymn 157"
I was very polite and did not bold out the door until the "service" was finished but we will not be going back.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 07:11 am
What a friend we have in cheeses.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 07:12 am
Setanta wrote:
What a friend we have in cheeses.

we both came home (after chili-cheese burgers) quite depressed.
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Chai
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 07:25 am
Re: we went to "church" yesterday
dyslexia wrote:
What a crock that was;
"let's all hold hands while we sing hymn 157"


I remember sometime in the early 70's when the RC started having you shake peoples hands or hug anyone around you during a particular time of the Mass.

I dreaded that moment.

I think a lot of other people did too. There seems to be this moment a little beforehand, during the prayer leading up to this group hug, where people would start shuffling around in a manner which I perceived as uncomfortable.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 07:47 am
This means you'll be trying to drop your Unitarian Jihad membership?
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kickycan
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 08:00 am
I can't go to church anymore. I'll burst into flames on the spot.
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 08:34 am
Interesting thread, dys. Diane once suggested that I resume my church going habits. <smile> Don't think so.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 08:35 am
Re: we went to "church" yesterday
dyslexia wrote:
The lady Diane suggested that we need to expand our social horizons so yesterday we went to a Unitarian/Universialist "church."


I know someone who lives around there (although in a much more posh and whitest surrounding) went to Sunday School yesterday morning.

You should have asked her ...
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real life
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 08:39 am
The assumption that a UU service is representative of Christianity at large is an error.

UU are generally considered to be an extreme fringe group, denying nearly all of traditional Christian teachings, while trying to hold the Christian label to attract attendance.

This may appeal to some who don't like Christian teaching, I'm simply pointing out the fact that there's not much that's Christian in the UU.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 09:53 am
Which is why I prefer existentialism...

Not much of a hymnal, though.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 09:55 am
(laughing, blacksmithn)
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kate4christ03
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 09:58 am
try a baptist church or presbyterian Very Happy
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 09:59 am
Well, you try rhyming words with "Sartre!" Laughing
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Francis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 10:01 am
Dys wrote:
we went to "church" yesterday..


You indulge in self-penitence now? Twisted Evil
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 10:06 am
Francis wrote:
Dys wrote:
we went to "church" yesterday..


You indulge in self-penitence now? Twisted Evil


How does that compare to self-abuse? Laughing
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spendius
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 10:09 am
Try a requiem mass in a European cathedral.

Quote:
text from the Requiem Mass in Latin
15 movements
A. Requiem 1. Requiem - chorus, soprano solo, chorus
B. Kyrie 2. Kyrie - choral
C. Sequence 3. Dies irae - choral
4. Tub mirum - bass, tenor, alto, soprano,
four soloists together
5. Rex tremendae - choral
6. Recordare - solo quartet
7. Confutatis
8. Lacrimosa - choral
D. Offertory 9. Domine Jesu - choral
10. Domine Hostias - choral
E. Sanctus 11. Sanctus - choral
F. Benedictus 12. Benedictus - solo quartet
G. Agnus Dei 13. Agnus Dei - choral
H. Communion 14. Lux aeterna - solo soprano, choral
15. Cum sanctis tuis - choral
four vocal parts: soprano, contralto, tenor, bass
-Mozart produces a new kind of sacred music where the focus is on the
vocal parts.
-"He deals with the four-part setting as a whole, he lets it unfold in
phrases and sections, he never singles out one voice over a longer
period."(Christoph Wolff)
instruments: 2 basset horns, 2 bassons, 2 trumpets, timpani, 3 trombones,
strings (included violins I and II, violas, cellos, and contrabasses),
and organ
total time: approximately 50 minutes
many different versions
1. Mozart & Sussmayer's version
2. Franz Beyer's version - editted the first version
According to Robin Golding, Beyer "cleansed the score of
Sussmayer's faulty harmonic realisations and his often
insensitive scoring."
3. Richard Maunder's version - Sanctus and Benedictus are omitted,
Lacrimosa from measure 9 to 30 is replaced by music from the
Requiem movement starting from the solo soprano part, and an
Amen fugue discovered a few decades ago is added after the
Lacrimosa.



Don't compare the fish and chip shops of soul food with the real thing. You'll only get confused as your feeble put-downs might no longer serve for your confirming your materialistic prejudices.
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Francis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 10:09 am
blacksmithn wrote:
Francis wrote:
Dys wrote:
we went to "church" yesterday..


You indulge in self-penitence now? Twisted Evil


How does that compare to self-abuse? Laughing


Self-abuse is secular... :wink:
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 10:12 am
real life wrote:
The assumption that a UU service is representative of Christianity at large is an error.

UU are generally considered to be an extreme fringe group, denying nearly all of traditional Christian teachings, while trying to hold the Christian label to attract attendance.

This may appeal to some who don't like Christian teaching, I'm simply pointing out the fact that there's not much that's Christian in the UU.


This is so true. I went to a UU service and I was shocked at how un-Christian it was.

They talked love for your neighbors. They supported peace. They talked about forgiving enemies. They cared for the poor. They were non-judgemental and offered a welcome to people of any lifestyle.

Jesus himself couldn't be less of a Christian.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 10:15 am
We should be truly Christian and declare a crusade against Unitarians. What could be more Christian than rapine and slaughter in the name of God?
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neologist
 
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Reply Mon 11 Sep, 2006 10:16 am
It is not necessary to spell christian with a capital 'c'.
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