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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:52 AM

Are you Christian or post-Christian?

post-Christian (post-kris’chen) n. 1. Someone whom Christians would say is not a Christian, but whom non-Christians consider Christian; applied by Gary Dorrien and other scholars to Unitarian Universalism and other groups formerly considered to be liberal Christians. 2. A type of postmodern religion or spirituality with roots in the Christian tradition (also called “postmodern Christian spirituality”). 3. In certain cases, a non-theist or atheist who follows the ethical teachings of Jesus.

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3 (30%)
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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:57 AM

1. "a non-theist or atheist who follows the ethical teachings of Jesus"

Kinda begs the question, what are the "ethical teachings of Jesus" - i.e, those ethical ideas that were unique to him and hadn't already been taught by others before him? Doesn't seem right to give Jesus credit for something he didn't invent. It also feeds the soft bigotry meme that "Christian" = "good."

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Response to trotsky (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:10 AM

2. Correct. I am a post-Christian in a different sense: Atheist, formerly of Christian persuasion. nt

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Response to trotsky (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. Jesus wasn't even that ethical, or, at the very least, was contradictory...

in many ways, common for a legendary figure who is a product of several different authors.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:11 AM

3. Post, per the third definition.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:29 PM

5. Not a post Christian, an ex-Christian, and I find the third definition insulting and bigoted. n/t

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:28 AM

9. How is it insulting and bigoted (keeping in mind that several members here have said

that they fall into that category)?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:01 PM

11. Name ethics of Jesus or Christianity that are unique to them.

Also notice that I'm not the only person to point this out.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:14 PM

12. It says nothing about uniqueness at all. It just says the ethical teachings of

christ.

You are correct about only one respondent identifying with #3. There is another who says they were in that category for awhile.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:43 PM

6. I went from Evangelical Christian, to post Christian (3rd definition), to none of the above...

I was briefly a non-theist who followed the ethical teachings of Jesus (or thought I did), I kind of abandoned that to. Some things I really couldn't justify. Like his ideas of when divorce is justified, where if you divorce and remarry you are committing adultery. Or that sexual immorality is the only valid reason for divorce.

Also, he wasn't exactly progressive by modern standards on issues of slavery either. Maybe relative to his peers 2000 years ago, but that's a pretty low bar, lol.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:40 AM

7. none of the above

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:25 AM

8. None of the above and, yes, #3 is "insulting and bigoted".

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:53 PM

10. How about neither?

I'm Wiccan.

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