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Taken from my info. section
MY PERSONAL RESPONSES TO Q’S ABOUT CHRISTIANITY AND HOMOSEXUALITY:
http://gaychristian.tumblr.com/post/4642860119/hey-im-not-gonna-post-scriptures-on-here-that-blatantly (mostly about premarital sex and what not)
That is to say: What do they look like?
I say, boldly, that Crusaders, many of the Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th century *popes(Urban II who called the Crusades), and modern day Fundamentalists are not Christians. Now I’m not saying that they are all going to hell(thats God’s place, not…
I keep posting HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A SIN and linking it with ‘A Letter To Louise’(http://www.godmademegay.com/Letter.htm) because that document goes in far more depth and clarity than I have previously! But if you want to talk to me(Ian) or Andrew, just give us an ‘ask’!
- Ian =)
Albeit this will require the next mid-term elections to have filled both Houses of Congress with Democrats in order for such legislation to be passed.
Details on my blog(see ‘about me’ info-section)
Please see for a summary of my most significant exhanges with people on this site in the past and recently!
It’s so obvious that the opening of Genesis is a POEM and not to be taken literally.
And alot, rather MOST, Christians believe Evolution happened.
Whatever, doesn’t matter.
I’m just here to love on people.
That is to say: What do they look like?
I say, boldly, that Crusaders, many of the Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th century *popes(Urban II who called the Crusades), and modern day Fundamentalists are not Christians. Now I’m not saying that they are all going to hell(thats God’s place, not mine), but I can say that they do not reflect Christs love in much/most of what they do.
So to establish what Christians are we must look at Scripture:
Essentially, a Christian loves everyone, always forgives, never judges, isn’t materialistic, and loves God over all. Christ says in John 14:15,”If you love me, you will obey what I command.” Or, at least, they try too; and they repent when he/she fails too to do what they should, knowing that God’s love will forgive them(though they will have to deal with the consequences of their actions on Earth).
This criteria establishes a simple, Biblical criteria for what a Christian is and must challenge the idea of a biggoted, uneducated hate-mongerer as being the stereotype for Christians. This criteria also makes it apparent that, despite statistics, there aren’t as many Christians as is believed.
Food for Thought
*(I am not saying that ALL Popes failed as Christians)
1 Corinthians 11:3-9
Thereason Paul keeps refering to “covering your head” is that it was a symbol of submission, and in the Early Church the men were leaders and administrators within the Church (as was the norm in most all societies and cultures in that time). Women, however, were left to nuture and tend to domestic matters. And never are they restricted from teaching other women, children, or prophisying at all, only in matters regarding having leadership over men. It is obvious to me that this relationship reflects that of our/the Church’s relationship as the Bride of Christ and also seems to be a division of labour; where Men preach in Church and provide fatherly leadership for it, while the women provide a nuturing, motherly element!
This is clearly not sexist. Let me put it this way: Would you call a custodian qualified to teach a classroom? Or a teacher to mop up floors?
No. It doesn’t make sense.
Not that the custodian isn’t neccesarily untalented or useless, he’s just not qualified to teach a class. He has another job. Same with the teacher.
And when Paul says in chapter 11:8 “For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man”, he is not saying that the woman is inferor! He is refering to how God took Adam’s rib in the poem of creation and made Eve out of it. Also note how women are the “glory of man” in 11:7, and in Ephesians 5:25 where Paul says "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her". He is obviously not sexist, he doesn’t ordain women to “women be so devout in a religion that treats them like a piece of shit beneath the feet of men?” You would have to take a blindly biased stance to translate this passage as “women are inferior to men and were created for men, therefore they are the property of men.” That statement is overtly incorrect.
I’ve responded to this ad nauseum so I refer you to the following:
1 Corinthians 14:34-35
Same answer as top.
Why do I defend my faith? Because there’s nothing wrong with it! It’s a very sensible religion if you know anything about the background of the writers of the Bible, ancient Old World history, or about Biblical context! It’s very clear, having put in a little effort, that the Bible and Christianity is hardly hateful. It’s simple, loving, comforting, and (sometimes) brutally honest.
Sure, there were/are people that hijacked it for their own vile, corrupt purposes and warped it until it wasn’t even Christianity/about Christ anymore, but it never died out. There were/are saints and other individuals who knew Christ wasn’t about Crusades and Inquisition! There were those who knew that Christ was all about love and forgiveness and that what the “church” was giving them must be false!
So Christians, even since they were persecuted under Nero and Caiaphas, always have remained a minority while grotesque and vomitous “christian churches”(I say that dubiously and angrily) ran rampant and grew like a cancerous tumour on humanity.
I provided you with the criteria of what Christ and the Bible say what Christians look like and what the Church does, I think that should help you define what ‘Christians’ are and are not!