Entry: What about it? Friday, March 25, 2005



Yeah, so after that post I was thinking about how ritualistic the Lutheran Church was we have been too and started to think about it some more. They are an ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) so they dont believe any of it will save you from hell. They believe "Only God, Only Faith, Only Scripture."

So then why do it? To help get you in the mood? I dont know..... I mean we all have our little ways of bringing everything to a focus. Like when you get up to do a QT or read your Bible, I always close my eyes and take a series of deep breaths before praying. Sometimes I even lie on the ground to show God that I am completely surrendered to him. But I dont really need to do that, I mean, he knows all that already, so why show him? I dunno I just think I've been a little to hard on the whole ritual thing lately, it might actually help some people. Some people need routine or they wont get anything done. I mean it does seem a little cultish while everyone is saying the same thing in unison but who knows - what do you think?

   3 comments

Aimee
March 26, 2005   01:41 AM PST
 
I think that it helps, but can also be bad. Like, if for some reason, they were to switch up the order of things, or do it differently, it should be ok, but if people flip, the ritualism has almost become an idol of sorts. I know people hate change sometimes, but it can be beneficial. But at the same time, we have other things that are ritualistic in our lives, that we don't question. yeah, they're not "spiritual" but, idk if that makes sense. I'm tired. If it doesnt, tell me and i'll try again after sleep.
Aimee
March 26, 2005   01:41 AM PST
 
I think that it helps, but can also be bad. Like, if for some reason, they were to switch up the order of things, or do it differently, it should be ok, but if people flip, the ritualism has almost become an idol of sorts. I know people hate change sometimes, but it can be beneficial. But at the same time, we have other things that are ritualistic in our lives, that we don't question. yeah, they're not "spiritual" but, idk if that makes sense. I'm tired. If it doesnt, tell me and i'll try again after sleep.
boris
March 25, 2005   05:28 PM PST
 
sounds like satan worship to me. like mormonism or jehovah witnessism. you need to stay away from that place.

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