3rd January 2008

“Though the United States is considered a deeply religious country, a glance at America today reveals a society divided by wealth and poverty, tainted by violence and often oblivious to the common good. A country of believers? Perhaps. But saying is one thing, doing quite another.”

Tom Krattenmaker

5 Responses to “3rd January 2008”

  1. Renshia Says:

    But this is what Christianity is, they preach one thing and mean another.
    The say unconditional love, then they put conditions on it.
    They say freedom and chain you to a life of servitude.
    They talk responsibility and grant complete forgiveness.

    This is why it needs to be judged by the fruit it bears and not it’s pretty words.

    but then you will always here the excuse that the ones doing such things are not really Christians.

  2. Thunder Says:

    * The say unconditional love *

    I have never seen the term unconditional love in scripture. That term applied to christianity is an attempt by people to magnify the appearance of Gods love in the eyes of their prospective converts. You won`t find it in scripture.

    * then they put conditions on it. *

    Scripture and not people constructs christianity. People lack any authority to add to or take away.

    * They say freedom and chain you to a life of servitude. *

    And this statment is what continues to lead me to ask what denomination you refer to. As far as I know there is no (pseudo-) christian group that inposes membership involuntarily. Scripture says both freedom and servitude. Those two are not mutually exclusive.

    * They talk responsibility and grant complete forgiveness. *

    Another pair of concepts that are not mutually exclusive.

    * This is why it needs to be judged by the fruit it bears and not it’s pretty words. *

    It should be judged by application and not others misapplication of it. Nor should it be judged according to applications motivated by the human condition.

    * but then you will always here the excuse that the ones doing such things are not really Christians. *

    I`m not making any excuses for christianity. I`m pointing out your hypocrisy. You say (in effect) that christianity mishandles responsibility and here you are qualifying your judgments without responsibility. Your judgments aren`t right if you misidentify the motivating factors.

  3. Renshia Says:

    Thunder…

    iggy

  4. Renshia Says:

    The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.

  5. Thunder Says:

    * The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it. *

    Sorry you find your own presence so repugnant.