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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:06 PM
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3. Well, if there were two very clear concepts of a Christian...
but with important differences between the two concepts, then it would make sense for me to specify which of the two I have in mind.

Similarly if there were three very clear but different concepts of a Christian.

However, if the term is essentially meaningless to you without further explanation, then my advice is that you should neither use the word "Christian" yourself nor bother to respond to any post whose meaning hinges upon the meaning of the word "Christian."
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  -Who is more likely to be a Christian? Boojatta  Jul-24-08 07:50 PM   #0 
  - Whats a Christian?  Az   Jul-24-08 07:58 PM   #1 
  - A true Christian  cosmik debris   Jul-24-08 08:01 PM   #2 
  - Maybe that's a modern definition, but that wouldn't have  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 08:07 PM   #5 
     - If I had a nickle for every time you laughed at a joke  cosmik debris   Jul-24-08 08:57 PM   #12 
        - I generate laughter on DU.  Boojatta   Jul-25-08 05:38 PM   #36 
  - Well, if there were two very clear concepts of a Christian...  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 08:06 PM   #3 
     - Well thats the problem of the term Christian  Az   Jul-24-08 08:12 PM   #6 
        - "The upshot of this is of course that the only basis we have...  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 08:21 PM   #7 
           - Because I have read the teachings of Jesus  Az   Jul-24-08 08:37 PM   #9 
              - May I be so bold as to propose an abbreviation for that?  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 08:44 PM   #10 
                 - I have no doubts about why they claim to be Christians  Az   Jul-24-08 09:02 PM   #14 
                    - "We can only determine who thinks they are a Christian."  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 09:21 PM   #16 
                       - It is possible that someone would lie about being a Christian  Az   Jul-24-08 10:23 PM   #29 
                          - I imagine that someone might claim to be a Christian without  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 10:28 PM   #30 
  - Correct answer is....  newmajority   Jul-24-08 08:07 PM   #4 
  - If that's the definition, then there are no christians.  beam me up scottie   Jul-24-08 08:31 PM   #8 
  - Well, Jesus himself mentioned that there would be two roads  newmajority   Jul-24-08 08:45 PM   #11 
     - They can cite infinite verses to justify their claim, just as you can yours.  beam me up scottie   Jul-24-08 09:04 PM   #15 
        - "By their fruits ye shall know them"  newmajority   Jul-24-08 09:26 PM   #17 
           - Like I said.  beam me up scottie   Jul-24-08 09:44 PM   #19 
              - Do you require absolute proof to substantiate other kinds of claims?  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 09:46 PM   #20 
              - When one claims to know another's mind, I require absolute proof.  beam me up scottie   Jul-24-08 09:52 PM   #21 
                 - I thought that criminal courts use a standard of "beyond a reasonable doubt."  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 09:53 PM   #22 
                    - Who's on trial?  beam me up scottie   Jul-24-08 09:55 PM   #23 
                       - Nobody. That's why I'm wondering why you would require "absolute proof."  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 10:00 PM   #24 
                          - If I claimed to know what you were thinking, would you want others to just take my word for it?  beam me up scottie   Jul-24-08 10:06 PM   #25 
                             - No, but if you made a specific claim about what I think,  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 10:10 PM   #26 
                                - No is the answer I was looking for.  beam me up scottie   Jul-24-08 10:12 PM   #27 
              - OK. Here you go.....  newmajority   Jul-24-08 11:07 PM   #31 
                 - I'll see your one hateful christian and raise you six more True Christians:  beam me up scottie   Jul-25-08 07:51 AM   #32 
                 - Posting pictures of less-than-christlike christians is not proof that they don't qualify.  beam me up scottie   Jul-25-08 08:01 AM   #33 
  - That's simply not what the word means.  Donald Ian Rankin   Jul-26-08 05:19 PM   #41 
  - Hmmmmm.  Blue in Portland   Jul-24-08 09:01 PM   #13 
  - "a true Christian should not be ashamed to profess it"  Boojatta   Jul-24-08 09:35 PM   #18 
     - Good point. There are a lot of reasons not to discuss religion -- or politics!  Blue in Portland   Jul-24-08 10:15 PM   #28 
  - If someone professes to be a Christian, then they're a Christian...  SidDithers   Jul-25-08 08:41 AM   #34 
  - Poll is kinda useless unless we agree on a definition for the term "Christian."  Occam Bandage   Jul-25-08 11:33 AM   #35 
  - The word "Christian" is kind of useless if it has no agreed upon meaning.  Boojatta   Jul-25-08 11:32 PM   #37 
     - Feel free to use the word as much as you want  Az   Jul-26-08 12:00 AM   #38 
        - Could you please  Boojatta   Jul-26-08 12:37 PM   #39 
        - That thread is long since dead  Az   Jul-26-08 12:42 PM   #40 
        - Many people post replies and new threads on DU.  Boojatta   Jul-28-08 10:01 AM   #43 
  - I sometimes wonder if there really are Christians.  ZombieHorde   Jul-26-08 08:53 PM   #42 
  - "Why do you seek the living among the dead ?"  Ragazz68   Jul-28-08 04:55 PM   #44 
  - "Nothing is real until it negates to void."  Boojatta   Jul-28-08 08:24 PM   #45 
     - Try this.....  Ragazz68   Aug-01-08 05:40 PM   #46 
  - Since I haven't read the Book of Life, I'm going with whoever calls him/herself one.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-08 05:53 PM   #47 
  - Kick to elicit more votes and more comments.  Boojatta   Sep-11-08 10:32 PM   #48 

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