Why Are So Many Christians So Un-Christian?


Cliffy
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Many right-wing Christians vilify the poor, in direct contradiction to the teachings of Jesus. Why the hypocrisy?






In an age where your average Republican politician is thumping the Bible with one hand and trying to strip food from the mouths of the poor with the other, it’s become a sad cliché to point out how little the most outspoken Christians have in common with their charity-preaching, forgiveness-loving messiah. It’s only gotten worse in recent years, with the followers of the man who cured lepers threatening to shut down the government if Obama insists on giving more people access to healthcare.


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JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Many right-wing Christians vilify the poor, in direct contradiction to the teachings of Jesus. Why the hypocrisy?






In an age where your average Republican politician is thumping the Bible with one hand and trying to strip food from the mouths of the poor with the other, it’s become a sad cliché to point out how little the most outspoken Christians have in common with their charity-preaching, forgiveness-loving messiah. It’s only gotten worse in recent years, with the followers of the man who cured lepers threatening to shut down the government if Obama insists on giving more people access to healthcare.


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You mean the holier than thou f**king Christians who are just nosy and have to stick their noses into other people's business? Met lots of them!
 
Dexter Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

...have to stick their noses into other people's business?

Well, if you believe you're absolutely right beyond all possibility of error, and that all those who don't believe as you do are doomed to the fires of Hell for all eternity, it's a very short step to believing you have both the right and the duty to stick your nose into other people's business.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Same reason so many followers of the Religion of Peace blow up restaurants and shopping streets, or approve of those who do.
 
Walter
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Yawn, another Christian-hater thread.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote:

Many right-wing Christians vilify the poor, in direct contradiction to the teachings of Jesus. Why the hypocrisy?


Because most poor people in the West today are poor through their own fecklessness and laziness.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Yawn, another Christian-hater thread.

No Wally, it is a legitimate question that only pin points the ultra right wing republican Christians who are making illegal to feed the poor and to be homeless in so many American cities. It is not surprising that you would be upset by that question since you are one of those nasty people who supports those who are waging war on the poor. These actions are in direct opposition of everything Jesus stood for.
 
DaSleeper
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Repost but still apropos...
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

No Wally, it is a legitimate question that only pin points the ultra right wing republican Christians who are making illegal to feed the poor and to be homeless in so many American cities. It is not surprising that you would be upset by that question since you are one of those nasty people who supports those who are waging war on the poor. These actions are in direct opposition of everything Jesus stood for.

Ultra Right Wing Republican Christians...... lmao.... give me a break.

Who would have thought Occupy Wall Street were Ultra Right Wing Republican Christians.

Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders | New York Post (external - login to view)
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

Well, if you believe you're absolutely right beyond all possibility of error, and that all those who don't believe as you do are doomed to the fires of Hell for all eternity, it's a very short step to believing you have both the right and the duty to stick your nose into other people's business.

Except for one thing, I don't believe the fires of Hell are part of the equation.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Ultra Right Wing Republican Christians...... lmao.... give me a break.

Who would have thought Occupy Wall Street were Ultra Right Wing Republican Christians.

Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders | New York Post (external - login to view)


Careful ES... From what I recall, this is the summer of the Great Uprising... You poke Cliffy with a stick too often and you might become a target
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Ultra Right Wing Republican Christians...... lmao.... give me a break.

Who would have thought Occupy Wall Street were Ultra Right Wing Republican Christians.

Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders | New York Post (external - login to view)

That makes a great deal of sense.

If you don't understand the difference between not wanting to do something and making doing that thing illegal.
 
petros
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Since when is it illegal to be homeless or feed homeless?
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Repost but still apropos...

It said 'after' not 'instead of'


When you 'predict' there will be a certain type of 'people' and it doesn't happen then the rest of the book is worthless since it prides itself on being able to do that accurately.
Some would say it was a cop out to say there are some that claim to be followers but fails to feed the poor. They do not get to take part of the 1,000 years and if they are alive they get to experience the grave with their eyes still working. When Satan is released the gates of hell remain locked and are only opened at the Great White Throne. Just as death covered all the sins of the people in the grave that are asleep hell does the same for the one who had not died before the return. They are on the shores of the fiery lake but they end up alive in the new earth with the rest of the people instead. The fire never goes out unless the new earth has an ending where people follow where holy angels go.
When the prophecy says 2/3 of the world's population are going to the grave within a few hours then that is what has to happen or God isn't involved. You would have to be more than a little crazy to even thing about how you could do it just to claim to being God.
 
petros
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You Darbyists are insane.
 
DaSleeper
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I wonder if what they have is contagious/.....we seem to have a few in the forum.....
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Since when is it illegal to be homeless or feed homeless?

It's not. But as long as they can get the idiots to believe that Ultra Right Wing Republican Christians are trying to make it illegal then they have done their job.

Cliffy believes it 100%.
 
Twila
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It is now illegal to distribute food to homeless people in 21 cities - Salon.com (external - login to view)

90-Year-Old Florida Man Charged With Feeding Homeless Says He Won't 'Give Up' - ABC News (external - login to view)


Some people where the label Christian as a means to an end. They want to be seen as a christian, without doing any of the work for it.

If it's a politician, chances are it's only a label used to get the votes.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post


90-Year-Old Florida Man Charged With Feeding Homeless Says He Won't 'Give Up' - ABC News (external - login to view)

"We hope he feeds. He has a very valuable role in the community,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. "All we're saying is he can feed the next block over. He can feed at the church. We want them to be in safe secure settings. We wanted them to be in a sanitary matter. We them to have facilities available before and after."

No No No.... he wants to feed them where he wants to feed them.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

It is now illegal to distribute food to homeless people in 21 cities - Salon.com (external - login to view)

90-Year-Old Florida Man Charged With Feeding Homeless Says He Won't 'Give Up' - ABC News (external - login to view)


Some people where the label Christian as a means to an end. They want to be seen as a christian, without doing any of the work for it.

If it's a politician, chances are it's only a label used to get the votes.

It's not because they are feeding homeless it's because of food handling and distribution laws so keep on trying. It's right in your article you never read.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It's not because they are feeding homeless it's because of food handling and distribution laws so keep on trying. It's right in your article you never read.

Again... real facts mean nothing. Just like the Florida guy who feeds the homeless. He wants to feed them right on the beach and make a story of it. It is more about HIS personality than actually feeding the homeless. If he feeds them at a church where the facilities are then there are no TV cameras, no popularity, no press. What is the sense in feeding the homeless when it is not a big story?!
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It's not because they are feeding homeless it's because of food handling and distribution laws so keep on trying. It's right in your article you never read.

there you go assuming again. way to go. Maybe you ought to learn to read too.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

there you go assuming again. way to go. Maybe you ought to learn to read too.

It's not illegal to feed the homeless, it's illegal to distribute food without "food safe" certification. Even feeding the ultra rich without that is illegal.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It's not illegal to feed the homeless, it's illegal to distribute food without "food safe" certification. Even feeding the ultra rich without that is illegal.

And when they can't feed the homeless where THEY want to feed them they blame conservatives for NOT wanting to feed the homeless.

Try feeding the homeless at Fanueil Hall or the Waterfront in Boston... our liberal Democrats will shut that down in a NY Minute.
 
petros
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Can't have the blight in the nice areas.
 
DaSleeper
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AnnaG
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Meh People, in one way or another, are hypocrites, period. For instance, someone who normally does not lie may tell a lie to get out of an abusive relationship. That sort of thing kind of screws up the simplistic, rigid idea of morals, but that's too bad. It's silly trying to live by all someone else's rules when you can develop your own. Normally, most of everyone's morals would overlap anyways.
And I don't think it is just Christians that vilify people less-fortunate, less-able, etc. either.It isn't easy for some to put themselves in other people's situations. That comes from being individuals. Go figure.
 
petros
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More like "spun".
 
Cliffy
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Religious Kids Are More Selfish Than Non-Religious Kids, Study Says

A new study led by researchers at the University of Chicago will likely make atheists happy and religious parents perplexed: contrary to what most religious parents believe, children raised in religious households tend to be less altruistic than their nonreligious counterparts.
The study, published yesterday in the journal Current Biology, found that a child's religious environment fundamentally shaped how they expressed their altruism. The study confirmed previous research that children tended to be more altruistic the older they were. But researchers found that children raised in religious households were significantly less likely to share than children raised in nonreligious households. Additionally, the children mostly likely to share and demonstrate altruism came from atheist or nonreligious families.


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Corduroy
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Warning to Rich Oppressors
5 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.

James 5:1-5
 

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