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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).
    You are making several mistakes. You are accusing the whole of acts done the a part of the whole, you are assuming that they are active in politics because of their religion, and you are mistaken about what I wrote. I said they feed homeless, who are largely vets, not gay. However, they would feed gays as well. No one asks, and the cost of admission is sitting through a prayer which I find entirely unoffensive.
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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.
    I respect your belief Roadie. However without proof that God exists, it is only a belief. I think it grew out of traditional beliefs that evolved from the sun and moon being gods and man's fear of the afterlife.

    Governments simply promoted religion as way to placate the masses, and narrow the leadership to a few, IMO.
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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    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.
    Paul didn't speak for Jesus any more than Joseph Smith did - Paul never even met Jesus (unless you believe his "magical vision" was real). He invented his own doctrine and claimed to be "speaking for God" - that's how religion was invented.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    WHAT?! Now you're just not making sense.
    You'd let people trample all over your just to avoid "offending" someone or making "generalizations".

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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.
    That's the origins, but it evolved into something much more political from the time of Constantine I.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Paul didn't speak for Jesus any more than Joseph Smith did - Paul never even met Jesus (unless you believe his "magical vision" was real). He invented his own doctrine and claimed to be "speaking for God" - that's how religion was invented.
    Philippians chapter 2 for one. Please don't argue with me if you haven't even read your Bible for goodness sake. There are numerous verses in Paul's letters that contradict your claim.
    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
    You'd let people trample all over your just to avoid "offending" someone or making "generalizations".
    No, that is called being accurate. It's a good habbit to get into, you should try it.
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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Philippians chapter 2 for one. Please don't argue with me if you haven't even read your Bible for goodness sake. There are numerous verses in Paul's letters that contradict your claim.
    Hahaha - you're still assuming that Paul literally had a "magical vision from God" on the road to Damascus. Doh!

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Philippians chapter 2 for one. Please don't argue with me if you haven't even read your Bible for goodness sake. There are numerous verses in Paul's letters that contradict your claim.
    Paul met him "in spirit" on the road to Damascus, Roadie. It's a valid point. He never knew Jesus the man.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, that is called being accurate. It's a good habbit to get into, you should try it.
    It's not accurate, it's a meaningless and bleeding obvious statement that adds nothing to the discussion.

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