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  •  It's not just the end of times stuff (3+ / 0-)
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    Thorby Baslim, subtropolis, kyril

    and even though I don't believe I do think that at the very least that the Jesus thing is a very good story with lots of solid lessons(We wouldn't have cool movies like The Matrix without it!). But it seems to me that a lot (not the majority) of christians have an attitude that what they do in this life doesn't matter because this life is not important. I don't think it has much to do with believing the world will end any day now or wishing it would.

    Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about. Mark Twain

    by Deathtongue on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:19:51 PM PST

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    •  That's the way I see it. (3+ / 0-)
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      Also with a dash of dominionism thrown in.

      "Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom. " - Death (Terry Pratchett character)

      by Thorby Baslim on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:17:08 PM PST

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    •  There are conflicting tides, tendencies and fads (4+ / 0-)

      within Christianity as with all religions and other ideologies. They ebb and flow under the influence of events. The registered disaffection amongst younger evangelicals with the social issues obsession of the older generation attest to this.

      I attended a dinner tonight honoring local Progressive activists. One of the honoree's was a Minister whose remarks drew a sharp line between the self serving hypocrisy of RW Christianity and the Gospel as he understood it. For him it was a ringing call to action for a society and a world founded on justice, equality and human solidarity. His religion has nothing in common with one that allows  for the piling up of personal wealth and privilege while placidly  watching the rest of the world go to hell.
       

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:23:25 PM PST

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