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Republicans Aren't Christians

  1. ThompsonPen profile image83
    ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago

    So claims this interesting opinion piece. I personally think it sounds about right about MOST people in politics, regardless of which political side they chose.
    http://www.forwardprogressives.com/its- … hristians/

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As an outsider looking in, it appears that Christians very often are more than happy to decide that any other Christian not of their sect, biblical interpretation or specific beliefs is not Christian.

      It's no more than a definition, and in this case one politically motivated that has absolutely nothing to do with religious beliefs.

      1. ThompsonPen profile image83
        ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, though you'd be surprised how many politicians try to convince the public otherwise

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, they all do!  Or least a high percentage.

          They either make their own call about who a "Christian" is, or they make that call on what the local majority (whoever they're speaking to in that particular speech) calls "Christian".  Somehow they always seem to agree with the listener...or least a listener than can vote. big_smile

    2. Ericdierker profile image77
      Ericdierkerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There was a guy named Peter who held the same belief about Gentiles. He got smacked down pretty hard. "If we make judgment of who is or is not a Christian then we lower it to a religion" ed

      1. ThompsonPen profile image83
        ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ha ha! I like that quote!

    3. Zelkiiro profile image83
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think I shed a tear in light of this masterpiece.

      Time to post it everywhere.

    4. MelissaBarrett profile image61
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Amen.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sure.
      Nice blanket statement that's totally unproveable, and statistically unlikely too.
      Anyone could say the same about Democrats (eh...actually, even harsher statements), yet that wouldn't make it true of all Democrats either.

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Do I even need to point the irony out?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          There is no irony to point out, except in your mind. 
          You can't honestly compare this issue to the issue where you and I discuss the definition of Christianity.   You specifically stated you do not believe several of the basic aspects of the doctrine of basic Christianity.   That's different from a Democrat who perhaps hasn't given enough thought to the plight of the unborn, etc.,  but who does have the basic foundation of Christianity through which they can change their mind and repent of their sins of omission and gain wisdom and strength by communing with the Savior----ya know, you've heard of Him, you've heard Christians speak of Him, the person Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, who was born of a virgin, was crucified, and RESURRECTED.   Yeah, that guy.

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
            MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Cool Story.

            What is it that Ericdierker said about Peter and the Gentiles again?

            1. Ericdierker profile image77
              Ericdierkerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              This exchange is cool. Clearly there is history in debate and some good differences. Clearly dialogue has been going on. Clearly animosity has occurred.
              But to us unknowing  it does not resonate. I reckon that is like me and some Muslims, I missed the part where we are supposed to hate each other. So I do not get it.

              1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Brenda has been telling me I'm not a Christian for a while now.  We have different opinions on Theological matters, so she goes out of her way to define my religion for me.

                It's awesome really.

                LOL, I think you're caught up now.

                1. Zelkiiro profile image83
                  Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  That's what all fundamentalists do, though. They think religion gives them the right to tell others how to live.

                  1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    ~Grins~

                    That doesn't really bother me.  So go a bit further and not only want to tell you what to do, but to tell you what you are.  It's fun when someone with no authority explains to you that you aren't what you say you are.

                    But... and get this... they have to ask you questions first because they have no working knowledge about the subject.

 
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