Boycotts

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  1. ktn4eg

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    Every so often I receive in the mail unsolicited mailings from some "Christian" organization that tell me that it is morally imperative that, as a Christian, I boycott certain corporations because someone in "corporation XYZ" has made it a corporate-wide policy to do something that violates some Bible principle such as promoting gay marriage or abortion.

    Now, granted, I am opposed to such things as gay marriage and abortion. However, does that therefore mean that I, as a born-again Christian, must boycott "corporation XYZ"?

    Personally I don't see that boycotting "corporation XYZ" will necessarily change anything. Moreover, I'd venture to say that a large percentage of "corporation XYZ's" employees probably don't agree with such so-called "social policies" that come from corporate HQ either, but will still remain as employees because they need the money to survive.

    What's your opinion on boycotts?
     
  2. Rolfe

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    My own opinion is that boycotts rarely accomplish little more than to cause feelings of self-satisfaction in the participants.

    As for others dictating what a Christian is required to boycott, I pay them no mind.
     
  3. JamesL

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    I would suspect that a certain amount of the people running those "Christian" organizations are serving the god of mammon, which would qualify some for the boycotts they are pressing for.
     
  4. RLBosley

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    What they said ^

    Boycotts are rarely effective and frankly unrealistic with the modern world. If we boycotted everything that somehow supported non-Christian causes, we'd all be Amish.
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

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    Don't be so sexist. It is "personcotts". You must be gender inclusive.
     
  6. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    :laugh: :thumbsup:
     
  7. Alcott

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    Boycotts are what Cub Scouts sleep on when they go camping.
     
  8. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    It's nice to see some subject matter get the respect it deserves. :laugh:
     

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