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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Are those the entirety of Christianity? I don't think so. This will be the first year in awhile that I don't spend part of christmas day at the Mel Trotter ministries helping them feed homeless people(who consist of a large number of vets) a nice meal for christmas. That group has to be lumped into the overall set of Christianity as well. Looking at only one or the other gives you an incomplete view.
    Prove that those individuals would not have fed the homeless, had they not been members of the Christian religion. Buddhists are generally much more supportive of others than Christians are.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Christianity? No.
    I thought it was invented to manipulate the masses which seems very political to me.
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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Prove that those individuals would not have fed the homeless, had they not been members of the Christian religion. Buddhists are generally much more supportive of others than Christians are.
    And there would just as likely have not been as many people organized to do good. It goes both ways. Christianity is not a force of good, or evil. It's simply a belief system that can be used for either.
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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And there would just as likely have not been as many people organized to do good. It goes both ways. Christianity is not a force of good, or evil. It's simply a belief system that can be used for either.
    But it's an incorrect one, so until Christians learn to keep their beliefs out of politics, I will continue to call them out on it. BTW, are you sure that church feeds homeless gays? I occasionally visit a church in my town that feeds the homeless (unless they're gay - in which case they have to commit themselves to undergo "therapy" first).

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I thought it was invented to manipulate the masses which seems very political to me.
    Christianity was a sub group of Judaism in its inception. It was a small group of people who agreed to follow Jesus across the empire. There was no grand mastermind scheme behind it.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Christianity was a sub group of Judaism in its inception. It was a small group of people who agreed to follow Jesus across the empire. There was no grand mastermind scheme behind it.
    Christianity is based more on St. Paul's doctrine than Jesus'. Paul "claimed" to have had a vision from Christ and claimed that he was speaking for Jesus, even though his version of Christianity was much different.
    Last edited by Toothpicvic; 12-17-09 at 09:24 PM.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    But it's an incorrect one, so until Christians learn to keep their beliefs out of politics, I will continue to call them out on it. BTW, are you sure that church feeds homeless gays? I occasionally visit a church in my town that feeds the homeless (unless they're gay - in which case they have to commit themselves to undergo "therapy" first).
    Oh Lord, you need to meet some good Christians for a change. Yeesh. You should call out Christians who place politics at the center of their faith. You go. I do the same. It doesn't justify blanket statements about the religion in general.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Oh Lord, you need to meet some good Christians for a change. Yeesh. You should call out Christians who place politics at the center of their faith. You go. I do the same. It doesn't justify blanket statements about the religion in general.
    Ah and that's the danger of liberal "tolerance" - or really, being unwilling to make a stand on anything.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Christianity is based more on St. Paul's doctrine that Jesus'
    Ok Tooth. It seems you are going to argue with anything I say no matter what it is. I said nothing about the origins of the teachings nor whom they listened to. Paul taught them to follow Jesus. Therefore, they were following Jesus THROUGH the teachings of Paul. This is a HUGE discussion which tomes and tomes have been written on throughout the church's history. On a message board, your going to get the surface bare minimum of responses.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Ah and that's the danger of liberal "tolerance" - or really, being unwilling to make a stand on anything.
    WHAT?! Now you're just not making sense.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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