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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 05:17 PM
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Do you want Easter? That is what my priest asked today
He said the example of Jesus of Nazareth was the gold standard. For his life to mean anything, then the way he lived was to be the example. The way our leaders are handling things (since they are supposed to be appointed by God according to the fundies), they seem to be missing the mark.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 05:24 PM
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1. Ah, yes!
I argued this with some freepers on another board a while back, and their take on it was that, believe it or not, Christianity was not a peaceful religion and that Jesus was violent (they cited him throwing the moneychangers out of the Temple). Their whole take was that they could do anything they wanted to because they were "saved", and that living a Christian life was an option they didn't have to take, a rather amazing interpretation of Christian doctrine, imho.

I'm hoping they were joking, but I fear they won't.

Glad your priest said what he said. Gives me hope that there are still some Christians out there who practice their faith.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 06:01 PM
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2. Jesus chasing the money changers from the temple
Shows that Jesus most certainly was not a capitalist.
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 06:14 PM
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4. and I'm sure that if there had been uzi submachine guns back then,
Jesus would have gunned them down... :eyes:

What idiots!
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 06:11 PM
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3. I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus...
Well, I don't care if it rains or freezes,
Long as I have my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

I could go a hundred miles an hour
Long as I got the Almighty Power
Glued up there with my pair of fuzzy dice
{Refrain - repeat between every verse}
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

Through all trials and tribulations,
We will travel every nation,
With my plastic Jesus I'll go far.
I don't care if it rains or freezes
As long as I've got my Plastic Jesus
Glued to the dashboard of my car,

You can buy Him phosphorescent
Glows in the dark, He's Pink and Pleasant,
Take Him with you when you're travelling far

I don't care if it's dark or scary
Long as I have magnetic Mary
Ridin' on the dashboard of my car

I feel I'm protected amply
I've got the whole damn Holy Family
Riding on the dashboard of my car

You can buy a Sweet Madonna
Dressed in rhinestones sitting on a
Pedestal of abalone shell

Goin' ninety, I'm not wary
'Cause I've got my Virgin Mary
Guaranteeing I won't go to Hell

I don't care what they say, I'm gonna
Keep on prayin' to that pink madonna
Melted to the dashboard of my car.

I don't care if it bumps or jostles
Long as I got the Twelve Apostles
Bolted to the dashboard of my car

Don't I have a pious mess
Such a crowd of holiness
Strung across the dashboard of my car

No, I don't care if it rains or freezes
Long as I have my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

But I think he'll have to go
His magnet ruins my radio
And if we have a wreck he'll leave a scar

Riding through the thoroughfare
With his nose up in the air
A wreck may be ahead, but he don't mind

Trouble coming, he don't see
He just keeps his eyes on me
And any other thing that lies behind
{as refrain}

Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car
Though the sun shines on his back
Makes him peel, chip, and crack
A little patching keeps him up to par

When pedestrians try to cross
I let them know who's boss
I never blow my horn or give them warning

I ride all over town
Trying to run them down
And it's seldom that they live to see the morning
{as refrain}
Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

His halo fits just right
And I use it as a sight
And they'll scatter or they'll splatter near and far

When I'm in a traffic jam
He don't care if I say Damn
I can let all sorts of curses roll
Plastic Jesus doesn't hear
For he has a plastic ear
The man who invented plastic saved my soul
{as refrain}
Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car

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Pinko Commie Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 05:49 AM
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5. Got Milk?
I don't want Easter. Tell your priest he can have mine.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 05:58 AM
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6. cute
I see the point went quite aways over your head.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 06:09 AM
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7. Only one point per head....
And the "Commie" already has one!

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Pinko Commie Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 06:32 AM
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8. I guess I'm pointless again!
It was just a joke (whrr, click)...just a joke...just a joke.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 07:16 AM
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9. I get the joke
(I get it better now) and thanks for putting that to rest. Of course I wasn't making a religious statement in the post (making one about bush and his followers). I didn't wanted it judged in religious terms nor as a question of belief. Peace.
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Pinko Commie Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 08:00 AM
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10. I'm still confused
I should use the little smilie things more.
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