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  •  /We should mock and shame these people. . ./ (none)
    Prairie Logic's comments (upthread) gave me an idea for a great bumper sticker (aka "drive-by preaching"):

    Conservative Christian
    is an oxymoron

    •  Hey Thanks... (none)
      ... I've been mulling over what "signature line" I should add... you answered my question.

      "Conservative Christian" is an Oxymoron

      by Prairie Logic on Tue Nov 30, 2004 at 04:32:00 AM PST

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      •  Partly True (none)
        From my vantage point, Conservative Christianity seems to be split into a few groups, only some of which reject Jesus's teachings. Just as one example, many Methodists and Reformed are quite conservative, but they don't practice the politics of hate and condescension that most of us here are so unhappy with.

        My question for a conservative Christian would be "Would your congregation call Jesus to be your pastor?" Would they put up with His railing against selfishness and self-righteousness? Would they accept His condemnation of their behaviors? Would they tolerate His acceptance of those who are outcasts of society, such as Blacks, immigrants, gays, and the poor. Would they be willing to pay more taxes to help all of their neighbors, not just donate more to their church to make their church look good in the community.

        "Conservative" in a religious context means too many things to make your sig fair.

        A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. - Emerson

        by freelunch on Tue Nov 30, 2004 at 06:51:16 AM PST

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