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88. I'm wondering what you mean by "poverty".
I'd suppose your definition would be our typical "census" definition, right?

"A life based around material things leads to greed, and greed leads to lack of compassion for your fellow man as well as the exploitation of the Earth."

If that interpretion of part of Jesus's message is correct, then what about the tribal cultures in Brazil, for one example out of thousands? As a people, aren't they more like Christ than our culture is? Is their secret to "living in the garden" that they know the one true way to interpret a Holy book? ;)

In any case, I have a different concept of the profundity of what Jesus was saying regarding wealth.
I think he was serious. :)
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  -Here is a challenge for all Christians! Meldread  Feb-20-06 12:55 AM   #0 
  - great idea . . . unfortunately, "What Would Jesus Do" has been . . .  OneBlueSky   Feb-20-06 02:15 AM   #1 
  - Then those of us who  TallahasseeGrannie   Feb-20-06 07:24 AM   #5 
  - Yes, well this challenge should hopefully prove otherwise.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 03:26 PM   #9 
  - Those that believe do not follow, those that follow do not believe.  RC   Feb-20-06 05:36 AM   #2 
  - All believers in any creed  TallahasseeGrannie   Feb-20-06 07:23 AM   #4 
  - Sounds like a great Lenten thing to do. I'm game.  TallahasseeGrannie   Feb-20-06 07:22 AM   #3 
  - Great!  Meldread   Feb-20-06 03:30 PM   #10 
  - First thing you'd have to do...  trotsky   Feb-20-06 07:46 AM   #6 
  - Really?  Meldread   Feb-20-06 03:33 PM   #11 
     - The bible seems pretty clear on that point.  trotsky   Feb-20-06 06:18 PM   #14 
        - Ahh... I disagree.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 06:51 PM   #16 
           - That's simply your interpretation.  trotsky   Feb-21-06 07:39 AM   #82 
           - I'm wondering what you mean by "poverty".  greyl   Feb-23-06 03:56 AM   #88 
  - I'm willing to accept  catbert836   Feb-20-06 10:33 AM   #7 
  - Sure!  Meldread   Feb-20-06 03:24 PM   #8 
  - Only two people are willing to accept the challenge?  Meldread   Feb-20-06 03:56 PM   #12 
  - Actually, there's THREE, counting yourself. When do you start?  Inland   Feb-20-06 05:38 PM   #13 
  - I'm not a Christian.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 06:38 PM   #15 
     - So you aren't a christian. So what? It's a challenge, do you accept?  Inland   Feb-20-06 06:59 PM   #17 
        - What about you?  Meldread   Feb-20-06 07:19 PM   #18 
        - Bitter and angry? Oh, my.  Inland   Feb-20-06 07:43 PM   #19 
           - Inland  InaneAnanity   Feb-20-06 08:08 PM   #20 
           - I'm not going to argue with you.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 08:18 PM   #21 
              - Your gayness won't get you sympathy from Inland  InaneAnanity   Feb-20-06 08:20 PM   #22 
              - Well, then I suppose that explains a lot.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 08:27 PM   #23 
              - But I did ask you to walk in Jesus's shoes, and you were offended.  Inland   Feb-20-06 08:42 PM   #26 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 08:44 PM   #27 
                 - You are only seeing what you want to see.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 08:56 PM   #29 
                 - He's good at that. n/t  varkam   Feb-20-06 09:01 PM   #32 
                 - I didn't say you declined because you knew you would fail.  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:12 PM   #38 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 09:16 PM   #39 
                    - So we're going to go around and around like this?  Meldread   Feb-20-06 09:23 PM   #42 
                       - Condescending? No! Officious? Yes.  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:32 PM   #47 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 09:33 PM   #48 
                          - You still didn't answer the question.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 09:41 PM   #52 
                             - Yes, I did.  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:44 PM   #53 
                                - Then let's enter the challenge together.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 09:52 PM   #56 
                                   - But you could enter it right now, with the two that have agreed.  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:59 PM   #60 
                                      - Again, Inland what do you have to lose?  Meldread   Feb-20-06 10:05 PM   #62 
                                      - Why exactly did you need me, again?  Inland   Feb-20-06 10:12 PM   #64 
                                      - No, actually...  Meldread   Feb-20-06 10:22 PM   #66 
                                      - Did you say "willing" or "are" going to do it?  Inland   Feb-20-06 10:30 PM   #67 
                                      - Fine. I'll do it. :)  Meldread   Feb-20-06 10:33 PM   #68 
                                      - Ok.  Inland   Feb-20-06 10:41 PM   #70 
                                      - So you aren't a Christian?  Meldread   Feb-20-06 11:07 PM   #77 
                                      - I am not a christian apologist.  beam me up scottie   Feb-20-06 11:12 PM   #78 
                                      - No. But it's assumed. Always.  Inland   Feb-21-06 06:52 AM   #80 
                                      - Well, I did it!  Meldread   Feb-21-06 02:31 AM   #79 
                 - Defensive much?  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-06 09:01 PM   #31 
              - And blacks...  varkam   Feb-20-06 09:01 PM   #30 
              - I think we both know how your post was intended.  Inland   Feb-20-06 08:33 PM   #24 
                 - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-20-06 08:36 PM   #25 
                 - I'm very sad you feel that way.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 08:49 PM   #28 
                 - Eh.  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:03 PM   #33 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 09:04 PM   #34 
                    - Doh, there it is again.  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-06 09:06 PM   #36 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 09:23 PM   #44 
                    - Bite your tongue  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Feb-22-06 04:05 AM   #85 
                       - I'm Sorry  Goblinmonger   Feb-22-06 10:51 AM   #86 
                          - Maybe this will teach you  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Feb-23-06 12:06 AM   #87 
                             - Careful  Goblinmonger   Feb-23-06 09:43 AM   #90 
                                - Do you now?  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Feb-23-06 10:53 PM   #93 
                    - Then you are missing the point.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 09:11 PM   #37 
                       - No judgment?  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:21 PM   #41 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 09:23 PM   #43 
                          - So it's thread envy.  beam me up scottie   Feb-20-06 09:27 PM   #45 
                          - It might have been harsh.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 09:30 PM   #46 
                             - Maybe it's because you make sure the question is easy for you  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:41 PM   #51 
                                - You still seem to be missing the point.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 09:46 PM   #54 
                                   - No, like you, I don't want the challenge.  Inland   Feb-20-06 09:52 PM   #55 
                                      - Inland, you are *still* missing the point.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 10:00 PM   #61 
                                         - Well, first, as I said, my joining wouldn't change anything.  Inland   Feb-20-06 10:09 PM   #63 
                                            - Would it be good for you?  Meldread   Feb-20-06 10:17 PM   #65 
                                            - Because I'm not interested in being in group of christians.  Inland   Feb-20-06 10:39 PM   #69 
                                            - So you prove my point then, while still missing it entirely.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 11:02 PM   #74 
                                            - Your challenge might have something to do with me.  Inland   Feb-21-06 07:03 AM   #81 
                 - Officious?  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-06 09:04 PM   #35 
                    - He did use that a lot, didn't he?  beam me up scottie   Feb-20-06 09:19 PM   #40 
                       - Nice  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-06 10:47 PM   #71 
                          - Well, since we're the reason Dems lose elections,  beam me up scottie   Feb-20-06 11:01 PM   #73 
        - So what is your favorite sin????  banana republican   Feb-20-06 09:57 PM   #58 
  - Hey, guys leave Inland alone.  Meldread   Feb-20-06 09:39 PM   #49 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 09:40 PM   #50 
  - I hate to see people think it's something THEY said.  beam me up scottie   Feb-20-06 09:53 PM   #57 
  - Sure, if you can call racism and bigotry "issues".  Zhade   Feb-23-06 10:22 PM   #92 
  - Oh, come on, dad  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-06 10:48 PM   #72 
     - Don't make me...  Meldread   Feb-20-06 11:05 PM   #75 
  - Actually I just saw this thread  The Straight Story   Feb-21-06 11:11 PM   #83 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-06 09:58 PM   #59 
  - i read this thread before leaving for work today  dweller   Feb-20-06 11:06 PM   #76 
  - This Reminds Me. Mr. Meldread  The Magistrate   Feb-22-06 12:28 AM   #84 
  - I try every day  WoodrowFan   Feb-23-06 09:41 AM   #89 
  - Luke 6:30  Kerry4Kerry   Feb-23-06 10:13 AM   #91 
 

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