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  •  Because they're Paulists, not Christians. (5+ / 0-)

    Witness their obsession with "Converting" others and being "saved".  

    Hostility to GLBTQ folks, Check...

    Obsessed with a wrathful god who doesn't take shit from nobody?  Check.

    Yeah, but they get to call Paul Jesus, and therefore in America, it's cool.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:50:06 AM PST

    •  While Ron Paul may be their current prophet (3+ / 0-)

      these folks actually harken back to Calvinism. No, not Calvin and Hobbes, the real one -- John Calvin. In a nutshell Calvin said, "Why bother? God's Will is absolute. Free will is a myth" With American Christians it's morphed into a form were the logic goes, "If you're struggling that means god is testing or punishing you so you should accept that and try harder, God wants you to succeed so obviously you're doing something wrong (sinning)." followed by "If I'm successful that means God is pleased with my me and I should continue doing just what I have been". As you can see they still write everything off as "God's Will" and if you ask them to change then you're asking them to disobey God. In shot, good luck getting them to change their ways.

      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:04:00 AM PST

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    •  Of course they're Christians (2+ / 0-)
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      adigal, suesue

      Paul, for all his faults, was still a Christian, wasn't he?
      Religionists have ALWAYS picked and chosen what they want or don't want in the bible. Churches from time immemorial have changed and added and subtracted and translated to the point where it probably has very little resemblance to the original text.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:13:20 AM PST

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