Religion's Kryptonite

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    I was driving my truck in to work this morning and had an awakening!

    Dealing with the endless procession of morons who follow too closely, cut lanes, throw hand gestures, and generally behaving like a bunch of ill mannered adolescents, I realized that the majority of those acting in such a way had a little fish emblem, YYJD stickers or other religious themed signage clearly visible on their vehicle.

    I wonder why someone who would go through the trouble of placing such adornments on their vehicle when their actions do not live up to their advertised beliefs. It's as though the placement of the decal is the acceptable disclaimer for bad behavior.

    Maybe the "Sunday go to worship" morons who are in the car do not know that the vehicle is not "God's" kryptonite, and they should actually behave in a civil manner, since that is the message they profess by adorning their cars with such placards and sentments of rightousness.

    I certainly do not think that a Kia's exterior is powerful enough to ward off the will of God, but what is the answer? Why are morons touting themselves as devout followers, and then behave in such a moronic way?

    6 days a week to act the fool, only to look good in church on Sunday?
     
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    I had a friend back in High School who was Catholic. He said he loved the religion because he could do whatever he wanted 6 days a week, then confess and say a few "Hail Marys" and start all over again.

    I think a lot of people think that if they go to church on Sunday, they are pretty much good to go the rest of the week.
     
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    Right there with you - people who put such advertisements on their cars usually do so out of pride...which can be sinful ;)

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    Your friend was mistaken. The act of 'saying' prayers does not allow one forgiveness.
     
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    these morons purchased the vehicle with the "fish" symbol already attached...to say they are Christians because of a sticker is silly to say the least! :dev2:
     
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    Yes, I am very aware of that - as I was then. I tried to explain that "it didn't work that way."

    But he knew better, I didn't understand the Catholic religion, etc...

    I told him I'd stick with Christianity.
     
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    Catholocism is Christian.
     
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    There is a difference between the two.
     
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    Catholicism is a branch of Christianity, as are Protestantism and Orthodox.

    There are differences between Protestantism and Catholicism, but both are Christian.
     
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    Agreed. :thup:
     

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