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  •  Fwiw, not all Christians consider him any more (5+ / 0-)

    or less divine than the rest of us. I would caution anti-religionistas against the very same Biblical literalism you deplore and disdain in the fundamentalist right.

    No matter his status as a divinity, Jesus was and remains a revolutionary and evolutionary force for our species, driven by unflinching love and a refusal to back down in the face of lies and ignorance; and today would be killed or left to rot for 50 years in solitary confinement for precisely the reasons he was executed 2000 years ago.

    YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

    by raincrow on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 08:06:55 PM PDT

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    •  I'd posit that is a (0+ / 0-)

      statistically insignificantly number of pople.

      •  Not at my church it's not (0+ / 0-)

        YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

        by raincrow on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 08:57:46 PM PDT

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      •  are you kidding???? (1+ / 0-)
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        I know TONS of Christians who don't really buy into the son-of-God business.

        I'd say it's statistically HUGE.

      •  It doesn't really matter if it is. It's kind of (2+ / 0-)
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        clueless of you to ignore that the major theologians of the 20th C. and beyond emphasized non-literal interpretations. But, regardless, it doesn't really matter if people do or don't believe in Jesus' literal divinity. If Jesus' messages guide a person to do good things and live a more meaningful life, what the fuck do I care what they believe about his literal divinity? And if people can distort Christianity and do bad things in its name, that's important to look at, too. People do horrific things in the name of democracy, too. It's so important to look at how people take positive messages and turn them into negative ones. It's the only way to strive for every group to be a force for good. If we bury our heads in the sand and choose to ignore how good becomes distorted into evil, then we fail to combat evil.

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