advent conspiracy

[AC] advent conspiracy from jon jollins on Vimeo.

this is amazing. it’s advent conspiracy and pam and i are talking about doing it. i also believe i’m going to talk to tapestry about being a part of it. basically the idea is that the birth of CHRIST was a revolutionary event. therefore, our celebration of that revolutionary event should some how be revolutionary and counter cultural in it’s manner. advent conspiracy suggests we do this by:

  1. worshipping more
  2. spending less
  3. giving more
  4. loving all

those are just the bullet points. the website does a great job of explaining it all.

2 Replies to “advent conspiracy”

  1. Okay, this has nothing to do with your post here, but it seems like it might be of interest to you. Today on a New Orleans Saints forum there is an “Official Relgion Thread” I saw some post that look like the thoughts of people you consider your “target” group.

    1. I am a Christian, but I don’t talk about it on here, or anywhere really. I’ll admit that I think many church- going people are hateful people, and judge tremendously. That is always something I’ve not liked about church, and one of the reasons I haven’t been in a while. And the fact that the preachers have always preached about how Rock music is awful music, ect. Loony toons, I think.

    2.I am a Christian, though not a church-goer. I prefer to worship and pray by myself and not make a big “show” of my faith as is done in alot of churches these days. I do think it is important to raise children with a religious base, and then let them make their own choices.

    3.I believe in a high power because that is what makes sense to me, but I also believe that we were created to be individuals. I understand a need for clarification and guidance, but I do not need to sit in a mass to do so. I do not need the “brotherhood”, I do not need the fellowship. I believe in what I believe in because it makes sense to me. From my experience organized religion oppresses free thinking and individualism. That is not acceptable for my spirituality.

    4.I am a believer. I belive in my God. I look around at all of the awesome things he made for our enjoyment and I’ve got to know (faith) that this did not just arrive here on earth. The good values taught to me in the bible have brought me a long way in life, good tools.
    Church is another topic! Church and believing do not always go together.

    5. Raised in the Methodist church, went to a private Baptist elementary school. My mom is extremely religious. I am agnostic, just can’t swallow it. Thankfully my mother doesn’t know this or she would be trying to save me. Too many unanswered questions and hypocrisies for me to get over.

    6.I have to say that I attend church services about once a month. Our church is non-denominational. We teach and read from the Bible. I think a personal relationship with God is more important than “playing church” on Sundays.

    7.I consider myself a Christain but don’t attend church. I try to live my life by the one new commandment Jesus gave us:”I give you a NEW commandment that you should love one another JUST AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, that you also love one another. By this everybody will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)I really don’t think I need to hear someone preach to me about other parts of the bible every week that just have a tendancy to get me off track. I’m also a big believer in the Hindu concept of Karms – if you do good things good things will happen to you and vice versa.

    well that’s enough… if you want to read the whole thing for yourself here’s the url:

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