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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    These people are a joke. The only reason they're still around is because they live in the only nation on Earth that allows this level of freedom of speech. As long as they don't turn violent, which they won't as they believe that punishment is in the hands of God alone, I say we ignore them so that they don't get the publicity they crave. They not only crave it, they need it to keep the money flowing in. I can't count how many lawsuits they've brought down on anyone who's tried to silence them over the years.
    I've always praised the United States for its freedom of speech protections, but they're by no means exclusive. The US is certainly not the only nation that would allow them to speak what they do.

    I've gotta give em at least an infinitesimal amount of respect, since, regardless of what you think of them, they sure have taken a literal stand on some aspects of the Bible.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Apparently they are very selective in their Bible studies.
    EVERY christain is. They have to be, the bible is so contradictory.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    As much as I hate Westboro, the fact is its just another version of Christainity among thousands, no more right or wrong than the other thousands. Christains project their own views of the world onto god. Eg. A person who views homosexuality is wrong will believe that god also believes it is wrong, as person who is more tolerant of homosexuality will believe in a god that is also more tolerant. And so forth. People project god/s in their own image.

    Westboro believe in an asshole god, because they are assholes. But it is still a valid sect of christainity as any other - just not mainstream.
    Don't even try to dillute what you're attempting to do here. You are trying to associate these people with all other Christians by making them seem just slightly off.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    I've gotta give em at least an infinitesimal amount of respect, since, regardless of what you think of them, they sure have taken a literal stand on some aspects of the Bible.
    And there's why they don't have any respect at all from me, they pick and choose, suiting the bible to their beliefs, not their beliefs to the bible.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Also, Wesboro lies. They claim "she was taught to hate God and mock His servants from the womb".

    Like other presumptions they make (or lies they tell) about people they don't know, it is not so:

    The 9-year-old who was shot at the event and later died at a hospital went to the Giffords event with a neighbor because she had just been elected to the student council and was interested in government, her uncle told KTAR in Phoenix.

    The neighbor, who was not identified Saturday, was shot four times, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

    Born Sept. 11, 2001, according to NBC station KVOA, Christina-Taylor attended Mesa Verde Elementary School. She was one of 50 babies featured in ” Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11.”

    Christina was also involved in ballet, Little League baseball and her church.

    Her grandfather, former major-league pitcher Dallas Green, was the Philadelphia Phillies’ team manager when they won the World Series in 1980.

    She recently received her first Holy Communion at St. Odilia’s Catholic Church on Tucson’s northwest wide, Catholic Diocese of Tucson officials said.

    “‘Let the children come to me,’ Jesus said (Matthew 19:14). Christina is with Him,” Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson Bishop Gerald F.Kicanas wrote in a prepared statement from Jordan, where he is attending a bishops’ meeting.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Don't even try to dillute what you're attempting to do here. You are trying to associate these people with all other Christians by making them seem just slightly off.
    I not attempting to say they are slightly off. I am just saying that it they believe in a god with similar believes that themselves. AS you, american believe in a god with your particular beliefs. They interpret the bible they way they do, they pick and choose, just like any other christain sect.

    Every sect believes they have it right, they can't all be right. No sect is right or wrong, and that includes Westboro. The church you go to american is no more right or wrong than Westboro on the evidence stakes.

    I'm not condoning what they do, but there is ALOT of passages to support their viewpoint in the bible.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Don't even try to dillute what you're attempting to do here. You are trying to associate these people with all other Christians by making them seem just slightly off.
    They are Christians, that's undeniable.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    I not attempting to say they are slightly off. I am just saying that it they believe in a god with similar believes that themselves. AS you, american believe in a god with your particular beliefs. They interpret the bible they way they do, they pick and choose, just like any other christain sect.

    Every sect believes they have it right, they can't all be right. No sect is right or wrong, and that includes Westboro. The church you go to american is no more right or wrong than Westboro on the evidence stakes.

    I've never known any church, other than Westboro, that bases their entire theology and activity around the premise that God HATES everyone who isn't a member of Westboro "Baptist" Church.

    Their actions and focus are utterly unrelated to anything to do with authentic Christianity. They are NOT a legitimate Christian denomination. "By their fruits you will know them," "He who says he is in Christ, and hate his brother, is a liar and the truth is not in him."

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I've never known any church, other than Westboro, that bases their entire theology and activity around the premise that God HATES everyone who isn't a member of Westboro "Baptist" Church.

    Their actions and focus are utterly unrelated to anything to do with authentic Christianity. They are NOT a legitimate Christian denomination. "By their fruits you will know them," "He who says he is in Christ, and hate his brother, is a liar and the truth is not in him."
    And what is authentic christainity? It has changed so much in 2000 years Paul wouldn't even recognise it.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I've never known any church, other than Westboro, that bases their entire theology and activity around the premise that God HATES everyone who isn't a member of Westboro "Baptist" Church.

    Their actions and focus are utterly unrelated to anything to do with authentic Christianity. They are NOT a legitimate Christian denomination. "By their fruits you will know them," "He who says he is in Christ, and hate his brother, is a liar and the truth is not in him."
    They belive in the divinity of Christ, they're Christians.
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