View Poll Results: Is Christianity a Political Movement?

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The argument was that a user's signature violated hate speech rules because it merged the swastika with a cross.
    Was the swastika tilted like a diamond or was it flat horizontal like a square. Two different symbols there...

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    In America? Most certainly.
    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

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    By the way Catz and Tooth, I am also an ex-evangelical.
    And you're still a Christian? Wow.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Was the swastika tilted like a diamond or was it flat horizontal like a square. Two different symbols there...
    This:


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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    This topic came up in another thread, but I figured it was more appropriate to move it here.






    Is Christianity - All of Christianity, not just any political movement within it - a political movement?
    I wouldn't call Christianity a political movement, but it has been intimately tied to politics. Even Jesus himself was a victim of the political times in a lot of ways. What I'm saying is that it's not possible to separate Christianity from its politics since, from a historical perspective, Christendom in the geopolitical sense has contributed directly to the evolution of the doctrine.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Let me be clear...

    I think religion is inherently political. Just go to the average church business meeting and you'll see what I mean...factions, politicking, lobbying.

    Real faith, however, isn't political. It's deeply personal.

    When I talk about Christianity, I am referring to the religious hierarchy and the religion itself, not the faith. Two separate things. That may help people to understand where I'm coming from.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    No, but extremist Christianity is tolerated by the mainstream way more than it should be. The average American Christian may not be an extremist, but for all you know his next door neighbor might be. It's similar to how many mainstream Muslims don't support terrorism, but refuse to condemn the radicals directly just because they seem to believe that Muslims have to stick together. In the US, the end result is that radical Christians can get away with way more hate speech and have more political influence than any non-Christian would who spouts the same kind of vitriol. That's whyJerry Falwel got himself a nice little memorial special on CNN - had Jerry been a Muslim spouting the same kind of insanity, no one in the US would have touched him with a 10-foot pole.
    What is extremist Christianity?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Absolutely not.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

    Dante Alighieri

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Absolutely not.
    Is Judaism political?

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    Re: Is Christianity Political?

    Wearing shoes is political.
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