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  •  I agree. Many people do not seem to understand (2+ / 0-)
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    that not all Christians think alike.  I left a comment on another diary where I elaborated on this more fully:

    Speaking of Jesus ...

    I often think that those who are not Christians don't realize that my kind even exists, Christians who don't share the same beliefs of Sister Sarah and company.  We liberals don't all think alike of course (I can only really speak for myself), but in general we seem to value the teachings of Jesus much more highly than the right-wing crowd do.
    In painting all of us with a single brush, I find non-Christians (who I admire in so many ways, for example Hunter) to be guilty of throwing the baby (the teachings of Jesus, which seem to be ignored by many right-wing Conservative Christians) out with the bathwater.

    I have compassion for such behavior because I believe these good people simply do not understand, but I agree with your comment that such behavior is "frankly, deeply ignorant."  I also believe that liberal Christians have a responsibility to speak up and make our unhappiness with the stereotypical "professional Christians" and their impact on the perceptions of Christianity more widely known.  Folks like this Steve Daines character make Jesus look bad, even though he does not appear to be making it a priority to actually follow the teachings of Jesus himself.  

    “Now folks, by going on that web show, Barack Obama undermined the authority of the presidency. And that is Fox News' job.” - Stephen Colbert

    by Older and Wiser Now on Fri May 16, 2014 at 02:35:17 PM PDT

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