Saints, sinners and bigots

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Bonnie, Oct 26, 2006.

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    http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/SuzanneFields/2006/10/26/saints,_sinners_and_bigots
     
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    The problem is that the evangelical Christians who do make news and are more seen ARE as psychotic as Falwell and the others. I know evangelical Christians personally and they're far less crazy, except my aunts. They're almost as bad (well, one of them is a habitual liar as well).
     
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    Come on now, Kag, don't you think you might be influenced by popular culture just a little bit on this?
     
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    Actually I've run up against some that think they have the ability to say who's 'saved' and who's 'not.' That's just not in my conception of Christianity. I'm plenty conservative, but figure it's wise to leave what is God's to God.

    I know very few people, who bother to get their children and themselves to weekly or more often, services, that have failed to give their children a good sense of morality. On the other hand, many that go to church often, still are providing a contrary example for their children in other ways. (We won't even get into the leaving the parking lot of church stories.)
     
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    Not really.
     
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    I agree mostly but I would also say that what I see as extremist is one who blows up abortion clinics, stands on the street corner with a bell and sandwich board telling everyone either get saved or go to hell for the end is nai, one who assaults homosexuals in Gods name, not one who has a pray to end abortion bumper sticker on their rear window, and dares to vote pro-life.
    In this country thanks in large part to the yes the MSM, extremism is portrayed by anyone who thinks abortion is wrong, or anyone who home schools their kids, or attends mass regularly, who dares to not want their kids being taught morality by anyone other than (gasp) them!!

    It's sickening and it's wrong...
     
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    I agree, and of the few abortion clinic bombers, a couple have been 'far winged Catholic' though not most, contrary to public opinion.

    I believe that churches, synagogs, mosques in US have a right to worship in freedom, with the caveat they are not undermining the tenets of US Constitution. When a person or group 'kills', 'blows up', 'threatens' other citizens in the name of their religion, they deserve jail. If successful in their sick agenda, they deserve a life sentence or capital punishment.
     

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