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20 Basic Truths You Can’t Talk About in America Anymore

tcarlyle Wrote: Jun 08, 2013 11:04 PM
I don't think ANYONE$ should be ashamed to be called a "follower of Christ". As for your comment about "disagreeing = hate" - I disagree with murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and a host of people who behave in other ways I find repugnant. Never though that made me a hater. Similarly - to those of us who are first-hand knowledgeable, Communism (or communism-light, aka socialism) is a soul-destroyer. The saddest thing I have witnessed in my life was to spend a great deal of time in the former USSR after the wall came down, and so to see an entire generation of human beings who had been made into zombie robots, unable to make a self-created decision or fend for themselves. Of the things I despise, communism has to be at the top of the list - and people who (through ignorance, generally) support communism or it's lighter cousin ARE ignorant and stupid (in that belief). Does that make me a 'hater'? I certainly do not feel ashamed to be a follower of Christ.
jflynn Wrote: Jun 09, 2013 6:19 PM
Based on Christian beliefs only Christ is perfect and we should strive for it. As a logical human being I know humans are imperfect. I also know being how this is in type form you can reread what you wrote and ask yourself, "What would Jesus do." If it is against the teachings of Christ, maybe you should not post it and you yourself a good Christian.

As an individual we always place our values higher than others. That is a fact. But as educational Human beings we come to realize that and try to understand our fellow man. What I find here is less understanding and more pushing ones values unto another.
Dead Right Wrote: Jun 09, 2013 10:27 AM
no one is innocent. Though the unborn are helpless.
Dead Right Wrote: Jun 09, 2013 10:26 AM
"Humans" are and can be nasty and hateful.
I hate a lot of things. especially the behaviors that bring harm to others. So sometimes I hate those that do so.
To point out that "christians" do negative behavior is merely to show you expect more from them than you do others. All have sinned and missed the glory of God.
The record of those that try to live by Christian principles versus those that do not is for all to see. But if you are demanding perfection from "Christians" or any other "group" you place your own sense of morality higher in your own mind and are thus merely sounding holier than thou. As christians are most often accused of being.
goldilocks Wrote: Jun 09, 2013 12:09 AM
But some people do equate disagreeing/criticism.

I know because I used to. I am still trying to overcome it.
dan17 Wrote: Jun 09, 2013 12:07 AM
If your family is in danger, who do you worry about the most, them or some stranger's family? Give me a break! We all have priorities. In times of war, do you want the enemy to kill your innocents, rather than us having to kill their innocents?
jflynn Wrote: Jun 08, 2013 11:36 PM
If you read any of the comments on this page they attack liberals, or people who have a different view points as them. That is what I am saying about disagreeing. Also, if you know anything about Christ, than you know he loves everyone. To view an innocent life has less worth because they are not American is wrong. Everyone is equal in the Eye's of the Lord.
tcarlyle Wrote: Jun 08, 2013 11:22 PM
Actually, I see Christians as normal, fallible and imperfect human beings just like everyone else - subject to all the same flaws and sin nature as, for example, are you. Of COURSE "Christians" are nasty and hateful .... perhaps not as often or badly as non-Christians, but nasty and hateful nevertheless.

However, I take umbrage with your apparent notion that disagreeing with you constitutes hate. THAT, I find, to be quite nasty and hateful.