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    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    They should better understand their faith.


    You should understand them.

    They are part of the majority that put Obama back in the White House.

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    Jon Stewart knows why the Pope quit.

    I'd really like to post a link, but I don't want to push my luck.

    Not hard to find online.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    He has the recipe for Ex-Benedict?
    Don't work out, work in.

    Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Where in the Bible is slavery condemned?
    The Bible has an incredible amount of contradictions. You know that. So, where would African Americans or white abolitionists and Quakers find solace or a passion in Christianity? Equality before the eyes of God, the story of Moses, the stories of the meek and the downtrodden, and so on and so forth. This isn't a coincidence that you get two enormously contradicting views of Christianity by the Christian abolitionists and the plantation class.

    It's really easy to find that great nugget about the plantation class using Christianity to bolster their structures of power, but it's also just as easy to forget that there were numerous groups confronting this issue from an anti-slavery and abolitionist perspective in Christian churches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Time to note that Dr. King was a Baptist minister.
    Yes. Much of the movement was informed, grouped, and rallied by the churches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The Bible has an incredible amount of contradictions.


    Ain't that the truth.

    My point is that even though a lot of Christians opposed slavery, The Bible did not condemn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Ain't that the truth.

    My point is that even though a lot of Christians opposed slavery, The Bible did not condemn it.
    Only those who practiced it.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Only those who practiced it.


    Whatever.

    I'm sure that gave a lot of comfort to the slaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If you say so.
    The rolling eyes indicate sarcasm FYI.

    Although some may use the excuse of religion/God, those are NOT the real goals of the selfish. People who commit atrocities against other people or use their religion as an excuse to mistreat people are not truly religious. They are just using it as a scapegoat. There is almost ALWAYS an ulterior motive which has absolutely nothing with religion or God.

    Take the witch trials for example. Those men KNEW the people they were sentencing to death as being witches were not truly witches. Good Lord! These atrocities were committed over property rights and greed. Do a little more research into the REAL causes of things instead of just skimming the surface.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It's not just what Christians have done, it's what they haven't done.

    Where were the Christians in Europe when 6 million Jews and millions of 'others' were being massacred?

    Do people go to hell for what they don't do?

    Any ideas?
    For ONE thing, most people didn't know what was happening in Germany. Even most of the German people didn't know the extent of what was happening.

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