25 thoughts on “The church of the Hand of God

  1. john zande says:

    Isn’t it in Argentina? Good food, but the machismo would drive you nuts.

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  2. ladysighs says:

    That’s the trouble with gods. They want their hands in everything. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  3. jim- says:

    This is all I see when I click the link


    God is mocking youโ€ฆ

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  4. Barry says:

    I prefer the religion I practice, as there’s no deities, or saints to worship, no religious leaders to obey or tell me what to believe, no ceremonies I need to perform, nor any days to celebrate or commemorate.

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    • makagutu says:

      Barry, you need to put some life into your religious practices. Include special days. Special ceremonies and all ๐Ÿ˜€

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        • makagutu says:

          I am just trying to pull your leg. There’s nothing absolutely wrong with the status quo as it is

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          • Barry says:

            I realise that. I was trying to get a rise out of you. I should have added an appropriate emoji to indicate that ๐Ÿ™‚

            Besides, having spent the last 360 years proclaiming “God” means whatever you choose it to mean, and that theology, clergy, ceremonies and special days distracts one from practicing one’s religion, it would be rather strange to throw away all that tradition.

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            • makagutu says:

              Definitely. That is such a great tradition one that is hardly to lead to schism that befalls the church every where you turn.
              Here, I see a lot of break out churches with each now splinter claiming the mother church had lost its way or something close to that though they don’t mention that it was about money.

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              • Barry says:

                That is such a great tradition one that is hardly to lead to schism Sshh. In America, some quakers decided the Bible had more authority than one’s personal experience and caused a major schism that still exists several hundred years later. They decided to introduce clergy, creeds and proselytising – all anathema to Quaker tradition. They are perhaps the most “successful” branch of Quakerism as their proselytising in Latin America and Africa brought in many followers. Today most Quakers in Africa, and the Americas are evangelical Christians, while those in the UK, Europe, Asia, and Oceana are not. We’re now a distinct minority making up somewhere around ten or twelve percent of Quakers. On the other hand Mak, Kenya contains around a third of all Quakers worldwide – all members of an evangelical, fundamentalist, hierarchical. patriarchal church.

                Human nature, being what it is, will result in schisms, no matter what the ideology – religion, politics, economic theory, and anything else that is essentially subjective in nature. The problem is that there’s always those who become convinced that their subjective views are objective, so therefore anyone who disagrees with them must be wrong, or worse – evil. This certainly applies to religious fundamentalism, and at times it seems much of the world falls into a similar mindset. The current Republican Party in the US is very good example.

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