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  •  After years of studying (11+ / 0-)

    my former faith one of the many conclusions I came to is that this issue of whether Christianity is reflected by the nice God/Jesus or the mean God/Jesus will never be resolved because BOTH are in the texts. There is no true or right definition of what a Christian is.  Liberal Christians have this view of Jesus as a benign community organizing turn the other cheek tolerant guy. Sometimes he was and often times he wasn't .  He could be harsh, arrogant, mean, condescending, rude and closed minded, and I could find passages in the gospels to back up all of these.  Most of all, he threatened hell for those who did not want to listen to or agree with his preaching.  I find hell an immoral concept.  

    So this arguement about whether the left or the right within Christianity has the true slant on Jesus is useless to all of us and certainly gets in the way of approaching our political and social problems in a rational and reasoned ways.  Racism and bigotry in any form is wrong because it is immoral in the humanism sense, not in the religious sense. That is how I think we need to approach this rather than get drawn into the circular arguments of the liberal and fundamenatlist camps within Christianity.

    •  this. Exactly this. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "I wish you luck on not hating your parents for mixing up such an unthinkable person." --The frickin´ HP--

      by McWaffle on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:02:25 AM PDT

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    •  Right. For instance Republican Jesus refused (0+ / 0-)

      to heal the leper. He said it was a pre-existing condition.

      But seriously, you find the good, the bad and the ugly in the bible because the same array of personality types existed back then.

      But sticking just to the composite called Jesus, didn't he go through a mean phase when he thought the end time was coming at once, so he and his disciples had to preach in and convert as many towns as possible in a short time? But then when the end did not come, did he not go for a long think in the desert and become kinder and gentler?

    •  From Where I Sit, Jesus Was A Flaming Liberal (0+ / 0-)

      ... but that's just my opinion :).

      But I couldn't agree more with this:

      Racism and bigotry in any form is wrong because it is immoral in the humanism sense, not in the religious sense.

      Poor man wants to be rich. Rich man wants to king. And the king ain't satisifed until he rules everything. B.Springsteen

      by howd on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:45:36 PM PDT

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