Friday, May 15, 2009

Americans not losing their religion, but changing it often

Again i ask christians why the holy spirit doesn't guide many christians, and i never get a response.

(CNN) -- Ingrid Case was a devoted church-goer as a child, not only attending Sunday school, but also serving as an acolyte at her Episcopalian church in Greeley, Colorado.

More than half of American adults have changed religion in their lives, according to a new survey.

"Basically, it's the priest's assistant," she explained. "You carry a cross in front of them, get the things they need to perform the service, scurrying around doing what they need."
But after college, Case drifted away. She didn't feel like she fit in socially at the Episcopalian church in Princeton, New Jersey, and found herself uncomfortable with some of its theology.
"I began to see there were some things I wasn't able to get on board with fully. I don't like the traditional Episcopalian focus on the afterlife," she said.

Some factors that might be expected to drive people away from religion -- such as sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, or a belief that science "disproves" religion -- actually play a very small role, the study suggests.

Case left the Episcopal Church at a time of huge turmoil within the denomination over whether women could be priests, she remembered, but that wasn't a factor in her decision.
"There was a gradual sense of, 'Hey, that pair of shoes fits better,' " she said.
The number of people who have changed religion is much higher than previously thought, the new report suggests. A Pew Forum study released last year concluded that just over one in four Americans had switched.
Even that lower number was considered "striking," the Pew Forum said, and the latest research suggests it was a serious underestimate.
More than four in 10 American adults are no longer members of the religion they were brought up in, while about one in 10 changed religion, then went back to the one they left, the study found. Just under five in 10 -- 47 percent -- have never changed faith.

Priest in Racy Photos Admits Affair

MIAMI (AP) - A popular Miami priest and media personality said Monday he is thinking about leaving the Roman Catholic Church for a woman he loves after a magazine ran pictures of the couple kissing and hugging.

Rev. Alberto Cutie (KOO'-tee-ay) told the CBS "Early Show" on Monday he supports the church's stand that priests should be celibate and said he does not want to become the "anti-celibacy priest."
"I think it's a debate that's going on in our society, and now I've become kind of a poster boy for it. But I don't want to be that. I believe that celibacy is good, and that it's a good commitment to God," Cutie said.
Cutie was removed last week as head of the Miami archdiocese's international radio network and as head of his parish after the Spanish-language magazine TVnotas ran photos of Cutie embracing a woman at a bar and at a beach.

Cutie headed the archdiocese's Radio Paz and Radio Peace broadcasts, heard throughout the Americas and in Spain, and earned the nickname "Father Oprah" for his relationship advice.
The Cuban-American priest was born in Puerto Rico and previously hosted shows on Telemundo. He is also a syndicated Spanish-language columnist and author of the book "Real Life, Real Love: 7 Paths to a Strong, Lasting Relationship."
Cutie told CBS he has been romantically involved with the woman in the photos for about two years after being friends for much longer. He said he is still deciding whether to leave the clergy and get married.

"I'm now in the process of thinking about all those things, of making decisions," Cutie said. "And my bishop has given me the time to think about it. This is a difficult time. It's a time of transition, it's a time of thinking about the future."

He christians, remeber Jim Bakker? Jimmy Swaggart?? The 2 religious people who had the holy spirit guide them?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Man drowns wife for life insurance

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An American accused of drowning his wife during a honeymoon scuba diving trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef was jailed Wednesday pending his trial for her alleged murder

David Gabriel Watson, 32, of Birmingham, Alabama, arrived in the northeastern city of Brisbane early Wednesday of his own volition, ending the possibility of protracted court proceedings to extradite him from the United States.
He was met at the airport by Australian police and was arrested.
Later, a Queensland state Supreme Court judge ordered him held in custody and adjourned the case until May 29. Watson did not appear in court and did not enter a plea.
Watson is charged with murdering Christina Mae Watson on Oct. 22, 2003. They were diving off the tropical Queensland coast 11 days after their wedding.
Prosecutor Tony Moynihan said in a statement Wednesday that he was pleased Watson had avoided the complex and lengthy extradition court process.
Watson, who has since remarried, could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of murder.
Watson, an experienced diver, said in videotaped police interviews that his 26-year-old wife, a novice diver, started having trouble a few minutes into their dive. He said he decided to go for help rather than attempt a rescue himself. One of the dive leaders pulled the woman to the surface, but efforts to resuscitate her failed.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Boy cant do what 95% of Americans are doing

Dating, sex, drugs and alcohol are all part of an average christain teen. We all know thats what kids are up to these days as the bible tells it followers to be free. It literally does which makes one do anything he pleases. After all if the so called spirit is guiding him/her, then there is no need for religion- as many christians say.

However this school is not aware of 'normal' christian teens in America and particularily the entire West world. Most teens wont give about what the bible teaches. They're all busy. Partying as we speak with the parents out of the house.

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A student at a fundamentalist Baptist school that forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing will be suspended if he takes his girlfriend to her public high school prom, his principal said.

Despite the warning, 17-year-old Tyler Frost, who has never been to a dance before, said he plans to attend Findlay High School's prom Saturday.
Frost, a senior at Heritage Christian School in northwest Ohio, agreed to the school's rules when he signed a statement of cooperation at the beginning of the year, principal Tim England said.
The teen, who is scheduled to receive his diploma May 24, would be suspended from classes and receive an "incomplete" on remaining assignments, England said. Frost also would not be permitted to attend graduation but would get a diploma once he completes final exams. If Frost is involved with alcohol or sex at the prom, he will be expelled, England said.

So if we glare at the highlighted part, this school is actually going against the christian culture. This educational facility is taking away identity from the kid. Most christian teens want what their heart wills, and that is by the guidance of the holy spirit.
So why is this school controlling the boy and not letting the spirit do its job? Its already affected 90% of the teens, why not let it countinue?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Man kills wife, 5 month old, 7 year old for honour

(CNN) -- A man shot and killed his wife and two of their children and then killed himself in central Florida on Sunday night, authorities said.

Troy Ryan Bellar, 34, used a high-powered rifle with a scope to shoot his 31-year-old wife, Wendy, when she tried to leave their home, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
Two of the couple's children -- 5-month-old Zack and 7-year-old Ryan -- also were killed, but a 13-year-old got away, with the father chasing and firing after him, officials said.

"It is beyond my understanding why a man would shoot and kill his 5-month-old baby boy, his 7-year-old baby boy, try to kill his 13-year-old son, shoot his wife and then turn the gun on himself," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. "There is no explanation for that."