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What Christianity ought to look like... (Original Post) lees1975 Nov 2023 OP
And what it ACTUALLY looks like: lastlib Nov 2023 #1
Building houses for people. Lunabell Nov 2023 #2
The shame ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #8
That's not what I said. Lunabell Nov 2023 #10
I'm with you, Lunabell! ironflange Nov 2023 #13
Wth?! She's talking about (hypocritical) "Christians" not living up to Jesus's actions in a big way! electric_blue68 Nov 2023 #17
Trump's Christians/evangelicals. The public face of Christianity in America today. keithbvadu2 Nov 2023 #3
To me it ought to be looked at in the rear view mirror. Sky Jewels Nov 2023 #4
The problem is you cannot prove that Calculating Nov 2023 #5
That's like me saying: You can't prove that sparkly purple unicorns Sky Jewels Nov 2023 #6
Name them ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #9
Has nothing to do with Christianity....just simple humanism. brooklynite Nov 2023 #7
Agreed. n/t Igel Nov 2023 #12
The Christian gospel lees1975 Nov 2023 #15
Why doesn't it, then? Act_of_Reparation Nov 2023 #11
That's a false assumption. lees1975 Nov 2023 #14
It's not an assumption. Act_of_Reparation Nov 2023 #16

Lunabell

(6,242 posts)
2. Building houses for people.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 05:14 PM
Nov 2023

Feeding people. Loving others. Being kind. Having empathy and compassion. That's the christianity I learned about as a child.

The Satanic Temple has more "christian " values than actual christianity these days. Shame.

https://thesatanictemple.com/

 

ExWhoDoesntCare

(4,741 posts)
8. The shame
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 08:55 PM
Nov 2023

is for you to think it's shameful that not-christians can be as or more moral than christians. When we always have been as or more moral.

electric_blue68

(15,400 posts)
17. Wth?! She's talking about (hypocritical) "Christians" not living up to Jesus's actions in a big way!
Thu Nov 30, 2023, 07:59 PM
Nov 2023

😑🙄🙄🙄

keithbvadu2

(37,597 posts)
3. Trump's Christians/evangelicals. The public face of Christianity in America today.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 05:29 PM
Nov 2023

Support me; your savior, your Messiah, sent to you by God.

Overshadowing the few good ones.


Sky Jewels

(7,326 posts)
4. To me it ought to be looked at in the rear view mirror.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 05:33 PM
Nov 2023

Humanity really needs to leave behind these silly, convoluted, primitive, patriarchal, women-hating mythologies. Yahweh/God and Jesus have just as much to do with reality as Zeus and Thor do: zippadeedoodah.

Magic isn't real, and religion is poison for the planet.

Calculating

(2,963 posts)
5. The problem is you cannot prove that
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 05:38 PM
Nov 2023

And religion isn't a poison, there have been plenty of extremely evil non religious ideologies.

Sky Jewels

(7,326 posts)
6. That's like me saying: You can't prove that sparkly purple unicorns
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 06:01 PM
Nov 2023

don't cavort in candy cane gardens.

There's no reason to assert something exists unless there is some evidence it exists. A twisted book of collected mythologies from primitive Middle Eastern cultures that didn't know the Earth orbits the sun and not vice versa does not count as evidence.

The major religions all cast fictional male characters in the starring roles. That's ridiculous bullshit, and the whole framing of these idiotic stories have indeed been poison for centuries, at least for half the population.

lees1975

(4,062 posts)
14. That's a false assumption.
Thu Nov 30, 2023, 12:23 AM
Nov 2023

It has. And there are numerous examples of individuals who "got it" when it comes to separating Christianity from counterfeit religion that has its roots and origins in Christian tradtion, and in an institutional church that is part of that 2,000 year history of insttutional religion vs. the actual Christian gospel.





Act_of_Reparation

(9,116 posts)
16. It's not an assumption.
Thu Nov 30, 2023, 04:48 PM
Nov 2023

It's a measurable fact. At no time in its recorded history has Christianity, in the aggregate, resembled anything like what was expressed by those few who "got it"... whatever "it" is.

What was this early, "true" Christian Church like, before institutionalization ruined it? What are our sources?

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