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    It's quite interesting how many of the right-wingers from 'Debates' are Christians ...
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    12 Feb '07 11:24
    Originally posted by treetalk
    It's quite interesting how many of the right-wingers from 'Debates' are Christians ...
    I don't see what's so interesting. The two things seem to be associated. It would be more interesting if all the left wingers were christians
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    12 Feb '07 11:36
    Originally posted by treetalk
    It's quite interesting how many of the right-wingers from 'Debates' are Christians ...
    It's strange when you consider that The New Testament's description of Jesus is clearly left wing.
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    12 Feb '07 11:39
    Originally posted by Ian68
    It's strange when you consider that The New Testament's description of Jesus is clearly left wing.
    Inside every liberal New Testament Christian there's a right wing Old Testament militant trying to get out.
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    12 Feb '07 12:13
    Originally posted by Ian68
    It's strange when you consider that The New Testament's description of Jesus is clearly left wing.
    It doesn't matter what the Bible says. It will read however people want it to read
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    12 Feb '07 12:191 edit
    As a left wing Christian, the thing that makes me most furious about the rise of the Christian right is that it has given the impression that Christians are inherently right wing, which is a load of rubbish. Go back a couple of decades and the most politically active part of the church was the decidedly left-wing Catholic church in Latin America.

    Edit: I still vividly recall a meeting at our church about 5-7 years ago, when a visiting right-wing speaker started talking as if his political point of view was inherently correct and what all good Christians would think. A man from our church best described as the 'ageing hippy' type could barely contain his outrage - not at the guest's point of view, but at his arrogance of attitude to think that his political views were inherently Christian.

    It was fun to watch.
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    12 Feb '07 14:28
    It's quite interesting how many of the left-wingers from 'Debates' are ego-centric 12 yr olds ...

    Ok .. maybe not that interesting at all, maybe just dull and childish.
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    12 Feb '07 16:10
    Originally posted by treetalk
    It's quite interesting how many of the right-wingers from 'Debates' are Christians ...
    And what do you have against right-wingers -- don't you know they're always right?





    *tautology disclaimer.
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    12 Feb '07 16:38
    Originally posted by jammer
    It's quite interesting how many of the left-wingers from 'Debates' are ego-centric 12 yr olds ...

    Ok .. maybe not that interesting at all, maybe just dull and childish.
    Hey!? I resent that! 😠 I'm not twelve! I am dull and childish, though. 😞

    But I'm not twelve, dammit! 😠
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    12 Feb '07 19:321 edit
    Originally posted by treetalk
    It's quite interesting how many of the right-wingers from 'Debates' are Christians ...
    These right wing Christians should get acquainted with the Social Doctrine of the Church. It is about time for them not only to advocate Christian stances concerning abortion, euthanasia and stem-cell research but also concerning social policies. These teachings are more left wing than what the US Dems and the UK Labour Party have produced in this field:



    THE PRINCIPLES OF
    THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH

    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/social.html




    PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

    COMPENDIUM
    OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE
    OF THE CHURCH


    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html
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    12 Feb '07 21:06
    Originally posted by Ian68
    It's strange when you consider that The New Testament's description of Jesus is clearly left wing.
    Is it? Consider his parables that end with poor saps getting cast into the outer darkness, or his cursing the fig tree, or his laying the smack down on the money-changers in the temple...
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    12 Feb '07 21:16
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Is it? Consider his parables that end with poor saps getting cast into the outer darkness, or his cursing the fig tree, or his laying the smack down on the money-changers in the temple...
    PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

    COMPENDIUM
    OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE
    OF THE CHURCH


    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html



    Read it !
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    12 Feb '07 21:191 edit
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

    COMPENDIUM
    OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE
    OF THE CHURCH


    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html



    Read it !
    Must it really have brown text on a brown background? Someone fire off an encylical on proper webpage contrast, Stat!

    Edit:

    1) Isn't the Bible long enough? I've read that several times, you know. Can't you defend it directly without dropping another tome in my lap?
    2) The bloody thing is 138,323 words long and 305 pages when pasted into MS Word!
    3) There is nothing in there about "money changers" or "outer darkness" (not even the word 'outer' by itself!). All those words and yet nothing about the topics I raised?
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