In response to Alena Roberts’ Article about NBC shows Danni wrote:
I want to remind you that there was also Becker some years back that had a blind person in it and in my opinion he did a very good job of not only the portrayal of a blind person but they even touched on some emotional side of things! And if I remember right that was also on NBC!
In response to Bob Branco’s Op Ed Changing Times Affect Spritual Activity George wrote:
This is largely done with the idea that the church will reach more youth because of their progressive methods and music. This is not the case, however and it has the tendency to cause the church attendance to drop rather than increase. People hear loud, blaring music through the week and when Sunday comes they want music that soothes their spirit and words that are meaningful. As Bob pointed out in his article with heavy drums, loud electric guitars and juiced up microphones in the church auditorium the end result is nothing more than what is known as Christian rock. It is sad that the church has become an entertainment center rather than a place where one can meet with God. There are good, solid Bible believing churches who do not succumb to this dead end trap. If one looks usually he or she can find a church with good, sound music which speaks to the heart and preaching that convicts and changes one’s life.
Rev. George Gray
In response to Bob Branco’s Op Ed Changing Times Affect Spiritual Activity Regina wrote:
Yes, I would also like to agree with you; I’m Catholic by Religious from Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. These changes seem to have occurred everywhere in our Church; even here, you find that things which did not exist some time ago are now taking place in our Church. For instance, like you pointed out, I also experience clapping after the Priest’s Homily as well as some announcements. Well, I hope it’s because most of the Liturgy as we call it in our Church is now done in our local languages unlike that time when everything was being done in Latin, and again, our local languages like here in Africa, are by all means promoting oneness in most churches. Otherwise, indeed, change of times has affected Spiritual activity especially in our Church.
In response to Bob Branco’s Op Ed Changing Times Affect Spiritual Activity Alice wrote:
I think that we are at a more modern age and church services needed to change we can not simply sit quiet as spectators in a theater we need to participate in activities. Besides the church needs to reach younger folks by showing that it is progressive.
As far as wakes it is wonderful that now we celebrate a person’s life and not just sit there and cry, of course we shed a few tears but why should we sit there scream and yield or sit in silence, we know that death is a part of life and that it would happen to everyone so why not celebrate all that this person did in her or his life? It would make it easier for us to go on.
I tell everyone that at my funeral I want them to give out candy bars because I spend my life helping people and raising money for different charities and that is what I want people to remember about me, I also tell them that after the funeral is over they should go out celebrate and have a party. They don’t have to worry about me I will be in a better place.
In response to Bob Branco’s Op Ed Changing Times Affect Spiritual Activity Stuart wrote:
I completely agree with his observations dealing with religious activities and services. In my Synagogue, I am sure that they don’t know if they are a place of religious observance; or, of all things, a country club. On Friday nights they have Klezmer bands to participate in the service; or, rock groups to, as they say, bring in the younger members of the congregation, this is all just ridiculous. We go to practice our religious observances, not to go to a nightclub, this is a place of faith, not one of social networking, what’s wrong with these people anyway? During the services, members of the congregation are more interested in what others are wearing, where they have just been, what their friend’s new house might look like; or, what type of new car someone is driving and not the reason for being there in the first place. What’s wrong with respect and observance, does that not exist any longer, evidently not, not in these days anyway? In reading this, as you might see, Mr. Branco has really touched a nerve; but, in saying all that, is this not what our parents said in their day as well about us, you think?