Originally Posted by PRShrek
People have buildings for anything they care about. I always roll my eyes about people who Ďdonít believe in organized religion.í They believe in organized retail, organized employment and organized sports, and if they get sick they very much believe in organized medicine, but worshiping The Lord God should be half-arsed amateur hour.
Obviously such a building is Ďmade for maní and isnít literally a house that God needs to live in, but anytime you treat something important like itís not important, you pick your own pocket.
I don't have a problem with church buildings. I simply have a problem with calling a church building the "house of GOD." That's just bad theology because it elevates the building to a level of reverence that it was never intended to have and it limits GOD in the minds of the people who believe that.
I think it leads to the "Sunday morning Christians" who put on a good show while they are inside the church, but give no evidence whatsoever of a Christ-like life outside of the church building.