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  •  and more interesting, I find, (5+ / 0-)

    is how freedom is defined as following...

    decisions lie outside the human realm...

    such is freedom

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 06:33:46 PM PST

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    •  Well, there are some passages in the (8+ / 0-)

      New Testament about such stuff, however most mainstream Christians do not take it to such a length of extremes. That's what makes Biblical literalists so dangerous. A real lack of nuance.

      Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

      by commonmass on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 06:42:17 PM PST

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      •  I suggest that today they ARE (0+ / 0-)

        in the "mainstream" of Christian belief as American Christianity exists today. The mainstream now is no longer synonymous with "moderate" in the exact way that being "Republican" bears no resemblance to mainstream Republican thought as once evidenced by the Dick Lugar type of Republicanism.

        I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

        by pajoly on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 06:31:10 AM PST

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    •  But Whitney has appointed himself... (16+ / 0-)

      ... the divine interpreter of what he thinks he has read in the Bible..., so much so that he wants to impose his faith on everyone in the country.  In lieu of the divine god, he wants to be adored as much.  [Really, the excessive self-centeredness of these types knows no bounds.]

      That's when this cretin must know when to "be humble" and STFU, since others resent the imposition of someone else's idea of a religion on everyone within his circle of influence.

      I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
       -- Susan B. Anthony
      You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
       -- Anne Lamott

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 07:00:08 PM PST

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