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My Conversion from Fundamentalism (Long!)
#31
RE: My Conversion from Fundamentalism (Long!)
Quote:I certainly believe it was the original intention of the people we're talking about was to be like Christ in their actions.


I fundamentally disagree. What they set out to do was re-create jesus in their own image.

That's how we end up with this variant...widely worshiped in the American Bible Belt.

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None of this 'turn the other cheek' shit for them!
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#32
RE: My Conversion from Fundamentalism (Long!)
(March 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote: I certainly believe it was the original intention of the people we're talking about was to be like Christ in their actions. This is, after all, how a Christian is defined is it not?

Um no, it isn't
At least not by be me.

My definition of a christian.
Belief in jesus christ as a diety.

This is the core of christianity, everything else are just optional extras.

Then your definition is what's flawed.
Edited.. oops typo
"There ought to be a term that would designate those who actually follow the teachings of Jesus, since the word 'Christian' has been largely divorced from those teachings, and so polluted by fundamentalists that it has come to connote their polar opposite: intolerance, vindictive hatred, and bigotry." -- Philip Stater, Huffington Post

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#33
RE: My Conversion from Fundamentalism (Long!)
To be fair I wouldn't subscribe to the definition of Christianity as "Belief in Jesus Christ as a deity" either. Follower of Jesus' teachings maybe, or belief in the trinity, but the definition dbp just used would not be mine.
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#34
RE: My Conversion from Fundamentalism (Long!)
Kinda reminds me of the Westboro Baptist Church...

Welcome the the light side, though
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