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Papa Boule Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-10 04:22 PM
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24. If true, it's a good decision from a religious standpoint
I mean, if Christians were planning to build a church somewhere controversial and provoked a similar amount of ire over it, if they followed the New Testament's exhortations, they would choose the path of peace and find a new location. They would walk the walk of causing no offense. "We had our hearts set on taking off the top of that mountain and putting a megachurch up there. But we understand the anger over our plans and we don't wish to do harm to the cause of Christianity. So we'll build elsewhere and be content."

It's a far better testimony of the nature of their religion if they set aside belligerence --- even if well justified --- and make concessions that show they are committed to what they profess, and that what they profess really does produce better-behaving, peaceful, loving people.

I imagine right wing Christians expected a war from Muslims over this. What a shock to their systems if Muslims are better at "Christianity" than Christians.
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