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View Diary: "No True Scotsman" and Jesus: UPDATE (89 comments)

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  •  I think, by and large, that (2+ / 0-)
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    stormicats, gnbhull

    we are precise in our language and that a lot of emotion enters the picture from your side.  Additionally, we give leeway to oppressed minorities in these cases because we recognize that they have been truly wronged.  What I'm advocating is that you do the Christ-like thing and side with the oppressed group and make common struggle with them.  Rather than trying to correct their mistaken generalizations about Christians you instead simply say you're a Christian, making common cause with the oppressed in their struggle, and show them not all Christians are lime that?  Wouldn't that be closer to your own ethical philosophy and more constructive?

    •  from my side? (4+ / 0-)
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      Loge, bevenro, Wee Mama, HeyMikey

      I'm agnostic. I don't have a "side." I find theists and atheists two sides of the same coin.

      I don't have to do the "Christ-like thing" because I'm not a follower of his, although all-in-all, he seemed to have a few good ideas for his time, just like Buddha, and Confuscious.

      So, you're entire post proved my point. You assumed I was a Christian, even though my first post said I wasn't religious at all, and you then proceded from that to lecture me about how I should act as the Christian that I am not.

      I think you made my point dead-on, without realizing it.

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