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How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
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How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
I had a conversation with Christian girl yesterday and it randomly led to the subject of homosexuality.
She believes that it is perfectly acceptable to be a homosexual because you should be able to love anyone you want.
I asked her how she could say that and call herself a Christian. She became iritated. I pointed out that her Bible clearly states that it is an abomination. She finally said " I don't care what it says" and ended the conversation. The stress caused by the cognitive dissonance was pretty high.
I find Christians do this a lot. They reject what they don't like in the Bible.
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
Yes.

Your point?
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
It was a question more than a point.
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
Yes - because Christianity isn't contingent on belief an an inerrant or even a divinely inspired bible. Some denominations may be, but not all place the same emphasis on it.
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
I think the point is, Why do you find the bible as whole truth and law, but do not follow it as such?
I have found many Christians that say I will go to hell for not following the bible, thus making me not a Christian. But they seem to find it ok to not follow the bible but call themselves Christians so they can go to heaven.
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
(February 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm)StoryBook Wrote: I think the point is, Why do you find the bible as whole truth and law, but do not follow it as such?
I have found many Christians that say I will go to hell for not following the bible, thus making me not a Christian. But they seem to find it ok to not follow the bible but call themselves Christians so they can go to heaven.

So they're hypocrites? I don't find that a contraindication to be being Christian, Muslim, atheist, or anything else. They may just be bad at it.
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
I don't understand how someone can find things that are obviously wrong in the Bible and still think it is the word of god. How do they live like that?
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
(February 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm)KUSA Wrote: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?

The same way you can be quite insane without being wholly insane.
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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
It's pretty standard for people to pick and choose. You practically have to as time goes on, otherwise you'll find yourself in prison or executed. Cultures change as time goes on. Everything changes. The idea of an unchanging morality is actually pretty negative in most aspects. Given the number of contradictions and outdated morals in the bible, I don't see how mainstream christianity could hold to all of it and expect to get anywhere in the world.
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10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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RE: How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian?
(February 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
(February 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm)StoryBook Wrote: I think the point is, Why do you find the bible as whole truth and law, but do not follow it as such?
I have found many Christians that say I will go to hell for not following the bible, thus making me not a Christian. But they seem to find it ok to not follow the bible but call themselves Christians so they can go to heaven.

So they're hypocrites? I don't find that a contraindication to be being Christian, Muslim, atheist, or anything else. They may just be bad at it.

Not all are hypocrites..It's more doing what they want and twisting the words to make it right for them. Then you are seen as wrong for not agreeing.
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