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  •  Only the Christians know what "Dispensational (1+ / 0-)
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    Eschatology" means....

    They have their own lexicon, we have ours.

    I don't understand - nor have any need to - words like "eschatology" "eucharistic" or any other of a thousand words that have no other application outside of a religious environment. Similarly, they have decided that they can live without a long list of words we depend on, like reason, democracy, conscientious awareness, and objectivity.

    That last one really scruches up their nose and leaves furrows in their brow.

    The reason I don't give Rick Warren any more credit than I do the Pope or Martin Luther is because in the end, the accepted rule amongst all their followers is that the farther afeild they are from their fellow man, the more they are therefore convinced they have found "revealed truth".

    I can't appreciate anyone who thinks that his "knowledge" is a secret that gathers value and significance just because only a priviliged few have discovered it. Rick Warren may not himself personally believe this, but a quick survey of his readers will reveal that many of them see him in that light. It's condescension by another vein.

    Your last paragraph is the prelude to a veritable phone book of people who make atheists wish there really was a Hell so there would be a place to put those in that book.  

    Sorry. I guess I admit that I have jumped as far to the extreme in the opposite direaction as those who offend me. I've been broken, and these are my wounds.

    I never reached out to anyone to scream in their face that I think that God is a fools errand. However, I don't have any restraint for someone who comes to my house to tell me how much they love me when what they really mean is that they love me if I would only think more like they do.

    Rick Warren still fits in that last category.

    George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

    by snafubar on Mon Aug 04, 2008 at 08:56:28 AM PDT

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