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Re: survival skills for teenage geeks

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 12:10:11PM -0500, Seth Gordon wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 19:41, Vikki Roemer wrote:
> > 
> > The church my family goes to has a youth group for teenagers.  My
> > parents decided that I need to socialize with kids my own age, so they
> > "suggested" (it was voluntary, but I figure resistance is futile) that
> > I join.  So I did.  *shrug*
> The nice thing about Christianity is that there are so many different
> varieties of it to choose from, and someone from every sect has written
> polemics against every other sect.
> So all you need to do is find a few books that purport to discredit
> whatever variety of Christianity your church adheres to, and then start
> advancing arguments from those books in your youth group meetings.  If
> you play your cards right, nobody in the group will want to socialize
> with you, and you might even get kicked out for being a corrupting
> influence.
> (Warning: If this is a Catholic youth group being led by an aspiring
> Jesuit, this technique may backfire.)
this technique will also fail when you come across christians who are
genuine in their faith; their love for the lord is more important to
them than issues of doctrine.


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