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Jesus Freak on a journey

Discussion in 'Christian Denominations DIR' started by Mauricius Modestus, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Mauricius Modestus

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    Greetings in the name of Iesus Kristos, everyone! So, here's my issue. Recently, I've come back to Christianity after a long time away. Unfortunately, the problem involves an internal denominational struggle between remaining a Unitarian Universalist and becoming an Episcopalian. I'm really stuck. Can anyone help me work this out?
     
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  2. Saint Frankenstein

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    I thought you were going to become Catholic? I wouldn't be Episcopalian or UU, myself. Too left-wing and heretical.
     
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  3. Mauricius Modestus

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    I was, until I realized that I'm probably more of a Protestant. Though, there are things which do attract me to Catholicism.
     
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    Eastern Chalcedonian Orthodoxy.
     
  5. Mauricius Modestus

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    What is Eastern Chalcedonian Orthodoxy? I'm curious.
     
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    Or you could ditch the Catholics and the protestants, and become a Mormon!

    You need to study it out, pray, and listen to what your conscience tells you.

    So, why did you leave, and what made you want to come back to Christianity?
     
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    Or you could stuff all the denominations and just become non-denominational and believe whatever you like.
    Labels are tedious and spiritually suffocating, imo.
     
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  9. Mauricius Modestus

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    Indeed, Thana, I wish I could, but labels do help establish one's identity.
     
  10. Mauricius Modestus

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    I left because I had a difficult time reconciling what the Scriptures say with what some Christians have done in His name. And, concerning Mormonism, perhaps...
     
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    I thank you, kindly, Anatolia. Judging from what I've read so far, Eastern Orthodoxy seems to be up my alley. I just wish I could find a church near me.
     
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    Well, if that's what you value then by all means :)

    Just suggesting an alternative, if you ever tire of the confines of denominations.
     
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  13. Mauricius Modestus

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    I can dig it. Thank you immensely, Thana, for your response.
     
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    I don't think this is a question to be determined by strangers on the internet. This is something only you can determine for yourself. All I can say is study and pray and think deeply about your motivations. As a Catholic I cannot explicitly encourage conversion to anything but Catholicism, and I guess adherents of other denominations would be in the same boat. So surely you can see the futility here?
     
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    You can start here: Orthodoxy in America - Contact
    Just put in your city or ZIP code, and it'll pull up every parish in your area.

    If you want to learn more about Orthodoxy, the Orthodox Church in America has 4 booklets online for free, written by the now-deceased Fr. Thomas Hopko, who was and is a highly respected theologian among Orthodox Christians in America and all over the world. The Orthodox Faith - Orthodox Church in America
     
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    I know, the Pharisees / Sadducees were the big organized religious group of the time, and they killed Jesus... That said, we're all imperfect, we'll all have our moments where we don't act like Christians.

    If your curious about Mormons, just chat with the next two missionaries you run across!

    Blessings to you on your journey, may you find a wonderful group of people to accompany you on your next spiritual journey.
     
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  17. Mauricius Modestus

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    Thank you greatly for your encouraging words.[emoji5]
     
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    Oi Oi Skinhead, get yer haircut!

    I am curious to where your search has taken you? If you don't mind me asking.
     
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    There are by some estimates over 30,000 different sects of Christians (that from a religious organization, not a secular one) so if you want a mythology to believe in, you seem not to have cast a broad enough net.
     
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    There many be "30,000" distinct Christian "groups" but the idea that there are 30,00 utterly distinct Christian theologies is pure exaggeration based off an uncritical acceptance of dishonestly used statistics.

    And further this is not the thread for atheist rhetoric, the OP neither asked for it and it's a DIR.
     
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