Personal from Herbert W Armstrong - WHY DO some religious people feel that their religious life must be one of giving up all the fun and enjoyment of living - that in order to please God, they must endure a life of morbid gloom? For that matter why do some NON-religious people feel that to become a Christian would mean a life of living painful penance? As a boy I was brought up in a respectable Protestant church of traditional Christianity. I never did know very much, as a boy, about what the church believed - but I did know that it regarded sin as violating their many DON'TS: - don't smoke, don't dance, don't play cards, don't go to the theater, don't drink a drop of wine, don't do this, don't do that!
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