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You know that "I do not like your Christians" quote? Gandhi probably didn't say it after all

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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 03:26 PM
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You know that "I do not like your Christians" quote? Gandhi probably didn't say it after all
Something interesting I found:

<blockqoute>I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. The materialism of affluent Christian countries appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ that says it's not possible to worship both Mammon and God at the same time.

As quoted by William Rees-Mogg in The Times (4 April 2005) {not found}. Gandhi here makes reference to a statement of Jesus: No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Luke 16:13); also partly quoted in Christianity in the Crosshairs : Real Life Solutions Discovered in the Line of Fire (2004) by Bill Wilson I have found no authoritative source for Ghandi saying this. The actual quote is attributed to Bara Dada, "Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians -- you are not like him." Source - Jones, E. Stanley. The Christ of the Indian Road, New York: The Abingdon Press,1925. (Page 114)</blockquote>
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 03:02 PM
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1. Ok
What's your point?
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-11 01:32 AM
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2. A lot of people use that quote and attribute it to Gandhi
...perhaps because it tends to gain credibility when attributed to someone as admired as Gandhi.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-11 06:37 PM
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3. exactly! how many dozens of emails have we all been sent for nearly 20 years that are attributed to
Paul Harvey, or such! It's spot on to say that people attribute sayings to admired people to gain favor for their statement.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 04:56 PM
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4. Does it make the statement any less "true" for you?
If so, would you also discredit the messages of the Pastoral epistles of Paul that have questionable authorship?
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