"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. " - George Orwell
It's like baptizing babies. You can spray all the holy water you want on the baby. He/she wont know what God/Jesus or the Holy Spirit are.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
BTW - I'm a Jew so I find all of this litmus testing to be a Christian quite interesting. So where does that leave me, as a Jew in your world? Do you know that Jewish people do not believe in life after death...we believe in Heaven on Earth...that the memories one leaves of oneself equate to Heaven. When I think of my Dad who passed away almost 20 years ago his memory, his life, his teachings, his love are all alive in me and have been "reborn" if you will in my children, one of whom was 1 year old when he died and the other one was not yet born but they know my Dad, what he looked like, what he did in his life, what his parents did and what sort of man he was...that is how Jews believe in Heaven by perpetuating and celebrating the life of someone who has passed.
So if you think (and I don't know if you do or not) that all Jews are going to "hell" simply for being Jewish or all humans who live in parts of the world that Christianity has never touched are also going to hell then I think that view of religion is as mutated as the so-called fanatical religions that Christians seem to snub their nose at...like when Doughgirl calls everyone she disagrees with "PAGAN" and she uses it as a slur, a put-down a personal attack...
First....the last part of your diatribe is very...uh...Christian, isnt it. Secondly, you are now speaking as a prophet for God, in Knowing his Mind, and claiming moral superiority based on it. And third, your claim of debate skills is proven inaccurate by your own posts, as you do not type anything but opinion, as unfortunately you must in this type of debate...you could however, add much needed respect to your claims with three little words:
"In My Opinion".
God Bless you Navy........keep it going. This site is very liberal and pro-everything but God.
AND WELCOME SPENSER COLLINS.....ANOTHER BROTHER IN CHRIST.
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
Brilliant, 26X.Let me get this straight? In YOUR world anyone who is Pro-Choice is NOT a Christian...anyone? So the MAJORITY of Americans are not Christian by your standard therefore Christians can stop trying to impose their personal beliefs unto our government, i.e. being anti-choice or pro prayer in school?
If this were chess, you would've won with that post.
Keep em coming.