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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 11:20 AM
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17. We would have to use our judgment
and compare their acts vs. what the Jesus person is supposed to have said.

Congruence vs. incongruence.

Reason, logic.

For example: Jesus is supposed to have said the words contained in Matthew chapter 6 - "When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret."

If the Christian in question makes a point of praying in public (e.g., prayer breakfasts, school prayer, etc.) they cannot be said to be behaving in the manner Jesus said they should. It is diametrically opposed to what a "true Christian" should be doing with regards to prayer.
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  - Damn, I wish he had made his points a bit better.  cleanhippie   Nov-28-10 11:48 AM   #1 
  - A surprisingly respectful interview.  Bucky   Nov-28-10 01:55 PM   #3 
  - He was probably too surprised  localroger   Nov-28-10 04:46 PM   #8 
  - Mythology  AlbertCat   Nov-28-10 12:50 PM   #2 
  - Geeez  TACFIRE   Nov-28-10 02:51 PM   #4 
  - How did it "insult" the beliefs of anyone?  HarveyDarkey   Nov-28-10 03:32 PM   #5 
  - Insulting people's beliefs  AlbertCat   Nov-28-10 04:21 PM   #7 
     - what insults me is when they say (after I have informed them of my non-belief)  unapatriciated   Nov-28-10 05:16 PM   #9 
     - Exactly!!  MNBrewer   Nov-28-10 06:34 PM   #11 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-28-10 04:13 PM   #6 
  - What it really comes down to..  AsahinaKimi   Nov-28-10 06:11 PM   #10 
  - Those people are not true christians  sallyseven   Nov-28-10 07:03 PM   #12 
     - Not true chistians, huh?  cleanhippie   Nov-29-10 09:39 AM   #14 
        - maybe one that follows that the Jesus person is supposed to have actually said  MNBrewer   Nov-29-10 06:46 PM   #15 
           - And therein lies the problem.  cleanhippie   Nov-30-10 12:02 PM   #16 
              - We would have to use our judgment  MNBrewer   Dec-01-10 11:20 AM   #17 
  - I think he did great  JAbuchan08   Nov-28-10 07:53 PM   #13 
 

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