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  •  I'm not sure what (2+ / 0-)
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    kyril, caul

    you're responding to in my post.  All I'm saying is that throughout history Christianity has overwhelmingly been on the side of the oppressors.  There are small exceptions here and there, but not many.  Trying to brush this aside is a form of denialism.

    •  Your claims about liberals vs. fundmentalists (3+ / 0-)
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      kyril, aitchdee, melo

      I was countering your claims that liberals don't read or ignore the parts of the bible they don't like.  Which if you had actually read any liberal religious thinkers, you would know to be totally absurd.

      And BTW, most social systems, Christian or not, are overwhelmingly on the side of the oppressors.  That's how anything but band societies work... they prop up tyrants and oppressors.

      That does not change the fact Christianity has a radical social message that has indeed often by harnessed to forward social change.  The fact that you can identify social radicals of a Christian persuasion throughout western history speaks to the enduring power of this message.  The fact that the elites condemned such radicals has little to do with Christianity and a lot to do with how power in society works.

      •  MLK without the church? (1+ / 0-)
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        RainDog2

        missing a big force multiplier...

        just cuz the repugs are using the religious the way they do, no reason to throw the baby jesus out with the bathwater.

        happy easter!

        why? just kos..... *just cause*

        by melo on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:59:23 AM PDT

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