Re: virus: virus church
Sat, 23 Nov 1996 11:09:00 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 17 Nov 1996 wrote:

> I am the one who wrote the question about a girl iam chasing after at my
> school. she is a fundamentalist (if that is what you call a person who takes
> the new testament verbatim?). I was never raised around any religious
> beliefs so it is hard for me to understand what it is that has warped her
> thought process. i often attend bible class with her and other christian
> functions such as attending a church service, which causes me to miss the
> kickoff of the football game, (its terrible what a guy will do when he has
> fallen). more to the point of my question, i attend all of these rituals to
> become closer to her because she will not do anything else with me it seem
> like. i am going on a retreat with my catholic school which she talked me
> into going to this weekend. my question is why do christians feel like they
> can only socialize with other christians?

Cultural conditioning: the "don't be unequally yoked" idea/submeme has
been amplified, distorting the Word by suppressing the "you are in the
world, but not of it." idea/submeme. This is common to both
ultraconservative Protestants and R. Catholics; it doesn't seem to apply
to liberal Protestants.

The target application of the first idea is *marriage*.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd