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|The Social Purposes of Churches in Culture And Society by odumchi: 2:15am On Jun 13, 2012|
I've noticed that aside from the obvious religious purposes they serve, churches play important roles in society. I've noticed that West Africans in particular use churches largely for social purposes.
In the Nigerian churches that I've attended, I've noticed that there are many people who are at church solely for the social purposes. For example, at my particular church, there are people who attend just so they can discuss politics after service. The young women are always gossiping about the young men; the women are always planning either one party or another, and the kids will just be running around. There are even people who sell goods such as yams, stock fish, and goat meat at church!
Personally, I think it's nice that people enjoy being in the company of those whom they share similar backgrounds with. This is only an observation; what do you guys think? Has anyone observed anything similar?
|Re: The Social Purposes of Churches in Culture And Society by #%&@: 3:03am On Jun 13, 2012|
the church is actually a very good resource to sort for girls. esp them new generation churches.
na which church man never go sef?? from catholic churches to aladura to olumba olumba, man don waka all of them.
olumba olumba in benin is home to a lot of fine ijaw girls.
|Re: The Social Purposes of Churches in Culture And Society by odumchi: 3:14am On Jun 13, 2012|
Your mind no fit think betta thing?
|Re: The Social Purposes of Churches in Culture And Society by dubem3(m): 8:30am On Jun 13, 2012|
Odum let me draw your mind to the fact that a church in itself is a society and inherently has its own common people united by culture and in pursuit of a common goal.
Being that its a sub in a larger society, and encompasses people from diverse other cultures, it is ultimately impossible not to find elements of these other Cultures evident in church gatherings
|Re: The Social Purposes of Churches in Culture And Society by odumchi: 8:44am On Jun 13, 2012|
dubem3: Odum let me draw your mind to the fact that a church in itself is a society and inherently has its own common people united by culture and in pursuit of a common goal.
You're absolutely right. I find it amazing how churches draw people together. I never really saw things this way until very recently.
|Re: The Social Purposes of Churches in Culture And Society by dubem3(m): 9:25am On Jun 13, 2012|
odumchi:man continuously seeks ways to cling unto life.
Some people choose to deny it but weda they agree or not, its true.
What better way to hold unto something than to go after one who promises it?
Thats who we seek in the church. A great many others seek him else where.
When i say life, apart from the breath of life, i mean fulfilment and whatever if anything there is in the yonder place.
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