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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The good news is that she can now go to a real school, ya know, the kind of school that doesn't teach Jesus rode a dinosaur.
    Yeah, a real school where teachers would allow this eight-year-old to collect hunting knives and shoot her BB gun.

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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I believe that, when people were following the religious customs of that time, Jesus said "He who is without sin cast the first stone".
    This kid seems to have moved beyond just casting stones. She's got a BB gun and knives.

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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I believe that, when people were following the religious customs of that time, Jesus said "He who is without sin cast the first stone".
    But what was the context? The Pharisees were trying to trick Jesus into siding against the law on adultery by bringing an accused woman before him. When he said, "he who is without sin.." it was an accusation against those who were using the situation for a ulterior motive. But the key here is that after the accusers backed down what did Jesus say to the woman? He said "go and sin no more". He did not say that she had not sinned.

    53 Then each of them went home, 1 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’ 6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ 8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus straightened up and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ 11 She said, ‘No one, sir.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.
    The moral of that story was that justice without mercy was wrong. Jesus did not say the woman was just in her sin even as he showed her mercy. But he clearly told not to sin again.

    Bottom line here: if you are going to use a Jesus argument, get it right.

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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    No, no don't turn this around on me. You claimed that Jesus would "not be on board with this decision" and I asked you where you got that information? Where was there anything in the Jesus narrative that suggests that he did not follow the religious laws and customs of his day? Your claim is that Jesus would not approve, you need to prove that? Otherwise you are just spouting your own opinion.
    You turned it around on yourself.

    If the Jesus would have turned this child away, I think the whole concept of Christianity should be rightfully scrutinized.

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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    You turned it around on yourself.

    If the Jesus would have turned this child away, I think the whole concept of Christianity should be rightfully scrutinized.
    Try not to think too hard on this.

    Jesus would have told the child to follow the rules. I think you are confusing the devil for Jesus. The devil is the one who breaks the rules and satisfies his own demands and desires over those of others.

    Bottom line: don't use the Jesus argument if you don't know what you are talking about. You said so yourself, so why use that argument, unless your only motivation is to trivialize the religious beliefs of others.

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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Again, if you support a business kicking out blacks, yes you support racism. Nuff said.
    If Pat Robertson owned a fast-food chain that tasted good, I'd eat the Christ out of those Jesus biscuits. I could care less what the old bastard says.
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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'm done being trolled. Either you get it and you're egging this on, or I need flash cards I don't currently have on me. Have a nice night.
    Surely you know Sanga's tactic's by now. Same with Next Era. Both of them know what you are saying, they just don't have the character to admit it.

    A business should be able to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Just like not serving blacks, it would also be alright for a business to not serve whites, or liberals or other fool they don't want to serve. This would allow everyone to see just how businesses truly feel. I imagine the most restrictive businesses would be the ones to fail more often.

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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    Try not to think too hard on this.

    Jesus would have told the child to follow the rules. I think you are confusing the devil for Jesus. The devil is the one who breaks the rules and satisfies his own demands and desires over those of others.

    Bottom line: don't use the Jesus argument if you don't know what you are talking about. You said so yourself, so why use that argument, unless your only motivation is to trivialize the religious beliefs of others.
    Jesus would not turned the child away.

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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Surely you know Sanga's tactic's by now. Same with Next Era. Both of them know what you are saying, they just don't have the character to admit it.
    I know what he's saying, but I also know what he's not saying (ie. How it's not racism to deny service to black people)
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    Re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I know what he's saying, but I also know what he's not saying (ie. How it's not racism to deny service to black people)
    It absolutely is racism to deny service to blacks based on their race alone...And further it is a stupid business model. If I owned a business that denied service to anyone I'd be effectively saying that I don't want their money. And if I were a competitor of a business like that I would make sure that whom ever was being turned away would know that I would gladly love their money along with everyone elses....But, does that mean that if I don't actively shut that other business down then I am condoning anything he/she does? I don't believe so, but I know that should I be effective at relaying my message to the market then the people will close it due to lack of customer base, and I will benefit.
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