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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:38 PM

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:47 PM

1. Jon Stewart included some of this on his War on Christmas story

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101783984

Orally is crazy. Or desperate.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:56 PM

2. If Christianity is a religion then there should only be one definition

anyone care to supply that definition??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:05 PM

3. Worship of Christ as a deity

The fact that there are multiple sects of Christianity doesn't mean Christianity isn't a religion.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:07 PM

4. Damn that was tough

wasn't it?

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:53 PM

7. I know Christians who don't believe that.

They believe that Jesus's teachings as presented in the Gospels are important, and that the Bible should be understood as a symbolic work that was written by human beings in a certain historical context, which nevertheless has deep significance for their lives. They leave the talk of divinity or spirituality to a more mystical realm and focus more on that which has personal resonance to them, such as the teaching of the Golden Rule, etc.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:47 PM

10. And there are people who claim to be "Jews for Jesus"

They claim they are Jewish, but believe Jesus was the messiah.

That doesn't mean they are actually Jewish. That means they're deluded.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:56 PM

11. Not so much deluded as acknowledging that interpretation is an element of "faith" in any case...

...Or at least that is how I see it. "Religion," "faith," "philosophy," and "divinity" are all abstract terms, many of them quite culturally specific. Syncretism, adaptation, and variety have been with us as long as humankind has been with us. Even many of Paul's teachings (his actual teachings, not the ones penned in his name as a pedagogical exercise after his death, for which he commonly receives criticism in the modern day) center on the practical adoption of the customs where one is trying to preach. So much of Christianity's formative doctrines are pulled straight out of Greco-Roman philosophy.

Now, if you are a person of belief my intention is not to offend or dismiss your interpretation of what that faith means. But I do want to see other interpretations respected as well.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:50 PM

5. Don't you wish that Billo was at least half as smart

as he thinks he is? How does he not embarrass himself?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. Billo is SO full of himself

he's lost the ability to be embarrassed no matter how wrong he is.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:10 PM

8. His opinion is the only one that counts.

If he can't shout loud enough to convince you of that, he'll have your mic turned off. Problem solved

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:13 PM

9. Go easy, Billo just learned that the moon affects the tide in 2011.

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