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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    You can't just "go on sinning." Biblically speaking, turning to Christ means turning away from sin, we will still struggle and sin but God forgives us. Those who have not repented are not saved and thus are not Christians. The Bible says many who call themselves "Christians" will really be sent to hell. God is merciful and willing to forgive all sin, but to be forgiven we must first repent


    Got two things to say, and two only.

    1. Christians are not perfect. If we were capable of living perfect lives, we would not have needed a Savior to perform an act of substitutionary atonement.

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    2. If your religion hasn't changed you, you need to change your religion.

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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    This thread is laughable. This country is far from a Christian nation. This country was not founded for religious reasons, it was not founded by highly religious or religiously focused men, and it was founded with plenty of ideals that any real Christian should have found abhorrent.

    It's true that Christianity is the largest religion in this country, but the way I see it, we are moving farther and farther away from religion in America. Many on the religious right would agree with me, the difference is I see it as a good thing.

    Just like every issue we face in America it boils down to our cultural devide. Areas that are more urban, more diverse, more afluent, more liberal, tend to view religion as less important or not important at all. It's easy for me, a bleeding heart, pro gay marriage, pro choice, socialist living in Boston MA to think religion has no place in this country. I can tell you that at least as high a percentage of my friends are atheists, agnostics, or non christians.

    Imagine if I said that about the whole country though, how would someone from a rural, conservative area react? Probably much in the same way I am reacting right now. John Edwards was right about one thing, there really are two Americas, and there always have been.

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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You lefties are not going to draw me into and argument about religion......sorry..........
    Don't you just hate it when people try to talk about religion on a thread entitled "We are a Christian Nation?"

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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Don't you just hate it when people try to talk about religion on a thread entitled "We are a Christian Nation?"
    Its worse when the guy who started the thread about it being a christian nation complains about being drawn into an argument on religion.

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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    You can't just "go on sinning." Biblically speaking, turning to Christ means turning away from sin, we will still struggle and sin but God forgives us. Those who have not repented are not saved and thus are not Christians. The Bible says many who call themselves "Christians" will really be sent to hell. God is merciful and willing to forgive all sin, but to be forgiven we must first repent

    Damn... I forgot the repent part.

    So you believe that Jesus died on the cross for all our sins, you go out sinning at will and living how you want to, as long as you take 2 seconds to half-heartedly informed the lord that you are sorry for sinning and you won't do it again (sounds like a kid talking to his daddy) and then you continue on with your life.

    Oh yeah, and don't forget to repent before you die, just for good measure.
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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ya know, CC, 78% of Americans might find that rather insulting. You don't hear me talking about Jews that way do ya?

    I think you should infract yourself.
    I decree that my post was appropriate.

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