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indigolake Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:55 PM
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30. Christian Paradox from Harpers Magazine
Last fall, Harper's Magazine published an article called the "Christian Paradox" (harpers.org/ExcerptTheChristianParadox.html)about how little Christians in the United States really know about their faith and beliefs.

A startling fact is that 75% of Americans surveyed believe the idea that "God helps those who helps themselves" is a notion found in the Bible. Actually that concept is found nowhere in the Bible, and it goes entirely against the message Jesus gave to love your neighbor.

I think the issue with right wing Christians is more like if you don't stand for something, you shall fall for anything. This article by Harper's Magazine brings to a clearer understanding that Christians in our country will fall for whatever anyone tells them is the basis of their Christian beliefs, likely because they don't know what their faith is all about and have little knowledge about the true life of Jesus.

Knowledge is power... And the right wingers have used this knowledge of Christians to twist Christianity into something that I think Jesus never intended it to be.
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