All things not expedient

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by C.S. Murphy, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. C.S. Murphy

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    In our discussions on taboo subjects it seems we all have differences of opinions. I thought it would be great for all of us to list our taboo topics. I am speaking of items that are not specificially mentioned as sin but we feel don't edify the body. My goal is just to list them, please don't debate the items listed. If someone lists something you would like to comment on then start a thread on it. As has been mentioned by some from outside the US there is a cultural difference in fundamental Christians so let's see how many things we can list.
    Murph
     
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    Murph,

    Do you want us to list the things we personally think are taboo for ourselves, or the things that people in our churches would mostly agree are taboo?
     
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    Why Murphy? Looking for more things to argue about? [​IMG]
     
  4. Maverick

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    Use of tobaccy
    Use of alkyhol - Bascially an American taboo
    Mixed swimming
    Profanity - definition of
    Modesty - definition of
    Political Affiliations
    Use of titles, Rev especially
    Movies
    TV
    Video Games
    Sports
    Vegan issues
    Effeminate jewelry on men
    Male clothing on women
    Androgyny

    There is a few.
     
  5. Dr. Bob

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    Maverick - think you have some time scheduled for your next therapy session. I've booked you for 10 years!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    But seriously, we ALL have our own "lists". You are just way braver than me. I keep my list private, then judge you, condemn you, and elevate myself - and you don't even know the rules! (or that you're playing)

    THAT is why I'm a recovering pharisee. :rolleyes:
     
  6. C.S. Murphy

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    Either is fine Russell. Thanks for the list Maverick apparently you were the only one who understood the question. And Brian T thanks for the concern but as long as I have you and smoke eater I will never run out of things to argue about.
    Murph
     
  7. BrianT

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    OK, here's a few items I feel answer your call:

    - guns (good one for your "cultural differences")
    - overeating and/or eating things bad for you (e.g. donuts) [​IMG]
    - masterbation
    - body modification (piercings, tatoos, sculpting, implants, etc.)
    - polygamy (perhaps another "cultural" one)
    - birth control

    That's part of my "serious" list, but in your first post, you said "items that are not specificially mentioned as sin but we feel don't edify the body". I don't think it's an either/or choice, as there are many "neutral" things, such as "making paper airplanes" and "ballet". [​IMG] My list would be much longer if I include such things. [​IMG]

    [ November 10, 2002, 11:36 PM: Message edited by: BrianT ]
     
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    Okay, I'll be brave.

    Owning any guns other than hunting rifles. (See, Brian is right--cultural thing). I believe this opinion would be shared by the majority of those in my church, although not all.

    Sport hunting and fishing. If you kill it, you'd better either eat it or make an item of clothing out of it, or better yet, both. I believe this would be the consensus of my fellow church members, too. (Perhaps a cultural thing again).

    Immodest clothing--probably shared by those in my church, but defined variously.

    Profanity and vulgarity--but these also tend to be somewhat culturally defined.

    Going to strip joints.

    Watching professional wrestling.

    Obvious public displays of physical affection.

    Cigarettes, but not necessarily the occasional after dinner Cuban or pipe. (Perhaps also cultural, not sure)

    National flags in church sanctuaries.

    And, for good measure, here's one that I personally don't think is taboo, but it would be considered taboo by some in my church: Military service (My baptist church was founded by both baptists and mennonites.)
     
  9. Bible Student

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    Profanity
    Unisex clothing
    Women Preachers
    Drinking
    Smoking/Chewing
    Body Percing

    These are a few of my taboo things.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Maverick

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    You wanted a list. I like some of the others that were listed as well though I though you wanted some that we had to make application of principle to speak to not ones that are outrigh wrong like women preachers, porn and strip joints.

    Therapy, now thereis another one for the list - Pagan therapy or Biblical counseling, which do you use?
     

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