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What are "shared Christian values"?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Jan 16, 2020 at 9:08 AM.

  1. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/christian-school-expels-girl-rainbow-shirt-birthday-cake/story?id=68274078

    Whatever they are, I'm not sure I share them with whatever this school thinks they are. A 15 year old girl has been expelled for wearing a sweater with a rainbow on it, having a multicoloured birthday cake, having an unconventional haircut and possessing an e-cigarette in school. Would Jesus have booted her out of the disciples for those offences?

    Christians are meant to bear witness to the truth of their ideas through their exemplary behaviour. Does this school act as a great advertisement for the Christian faith? I think not.
     
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  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Jesus must be turning in his grave. Still, at the least the girl is out of the clutches of the intolerant, self-righteous, hate-filled bigots.*

    *Bet they all voted for Trump.
     
  3. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter


    Surely no real Christian could vote for Trump! All those who do are 100% hypocrites.
     
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  4. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    I thought the whole point of Christianity is that Jesus isn't in a grave!
     
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Who should real Christians vote for?
     
  6. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I fully support the person and teachings of Jesus without accepting the existence of divinity. That makes me not a Christian but yep, he's spinning!
     
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  7. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Trump is an evangelical christian apparently.
     
  8. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter


    Christians I know would say 'I'd ask who Jesus would vote for' - and (if you read the NT) you'll know pretty much that he wouldn't vote for Trump.
     
  9. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter


    He certainly wants their votes, but has he ever actually said he is one? Or has he acted like one?
     
  10. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Christianity is whatever you want it to be. So long as you "praise the lord" and keep topping up the coffers of whichever bunch of bible thumpers you have been sucked into. Any other method of extracting money from people under false pretences would be deemed criminal.
     
  11. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    You said that already. I was curious as to which candidate real Christians should vote for.
     
  12. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Watch "Greenleaf" on Netflix!

    It's about a Memphis megachurch (fictional). It's an Oprah Winfrey production company drama. Needless to say, they are all thieves, adulterers, tax-avoiders. When they're not preaching!
     
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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    "Love each other as I have loved you."

    He didn't add "but not if they're LGBTetc." Maybe he did. Perhaps the evangelists were the original spin doctors. Selective editing. I would have to say his Dad doesn't appear to have lifted a finger to help them.
     
  14. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    ER...he's not in a grave. That's what Easter is all about.

    (Or are you winding us up?)
     
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  15. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    You might be surprised by what some 'Christians' do.
     
  16. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    No.
     
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  17. sadscientist

    sadscientist Established commenter

    He identifies as a Presbyterian. His long-time friend and personal pastor, Paula White (now a paid White House staffer) is a bit more ... fundamental?

     
  18. install

    install Star commenter

    Are religious schools really necessary?
     
  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Priests, monks, nuns etc have to study for their qualifications somewhere. Not unreasonable.
     
    install likes this.
  20. install

    install Star commenter

    What a pity they cannot help communities of all religions and no religions far more. Jesus did not have any qualifications.
     

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