In Defiance of Christ’s Teachings Right Wing Evangelicals Become Gun Toting Maniacs

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    There has been a shift among evangelical Christians of late to openly oppose everything Jesus taught and commonplace to openly judge people, withhold sustenance from the hungry, deny healthcare to the infirm, and harbor hate based on race, religion and sexual orientation. They have also been fierce advocates for guns that appears to be a fundamental principle defining evangelicals and belies their Christianity they claim spurs them to do “the lord’s work.” The new “American Christianity” has adopted Old Testament lessons of vengeance, massacres, slavery, and intolerance and summarily rejected Christ’s teachings of peace, charity, and concern for humanity. Oddly, pseudo-Christians do not even follow the Old Testament’s Mosaic Law they cite to justify their hatred towards gays, mistreatment of women, and their gross misconception of when a fetus becomes a person. They do not even adhere to the scriptural Ten Commandments they claim should replace the U.S. Constitution.

    Although they violate most of the Ten Commandments, they are particularly guilty of sacrilege for disregarding the 4th commandment. It says, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them” (Exodus 20:4-6, Deuteronomy 5:8-10). The evangelicals claiming to be “real Americans” show reverence for, devotion, and service to the American flag with its likeness of “anything that is in heaven above” (50 stars). The faithful also eat pork, shellfish, wear mixed fabrics, work on the Sabbath, and violate most of the Mosaic Laws leading a skeptical person to believe their claim to follow their holy book is one of convenience and not devotion to the scriptures.

    It is irrelevant, really, why so many Americans claim they adhere to Christianity when they hardly adhere to any of their bible’s tenets, but it is relevant that they use that designation as their divine right to impose their harsh form of Christianity on the rest of America, including other Christians. Doubtless, their religion’s namesake, Jesus Christ, would condemn their rejection of his simple commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself,” and the Old Testament god would condemn them for violating most of the Ten Commandments. The real Christians in America, and there are many, and real clergy, there are few, should condemn them for disparaging their shared faith; particularly the Texas preacher advocating open-carry sidearms and frightening people in the name of his real religion; the 2nd Amendment and the National Rifle Association.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08...ngs-wing-evangelicals-gun-toting-maniacs.html
     
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    Alrighty then! Of course nothing in the op is even remotely true.
     
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    Crabby had a woman preacher tell him about evolution and now he's telling us we don't believe the bible.
     
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    Many pastors argue that arming congregants goes against religious teachings of non-violence and that guns have no place in a place of worship. Many states, including South Carolina, specifically prohibit guns in church. “The presence of a cross in our sanctuary reminds us that God’s response to violence is never greater violence,” Pastor Baron Mullis of Atlanta’s Morningside Presbyterian Church told WGCL-TV. “This is a place of peace. … This is not a place for guns.”

    http://time.com/3929185/charleston-shooting-church-guns/
     
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    Where did Jesus command we put a cross in the sanctuary ?
     
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    I say those with a cross in the sanctuary are already practicing idolatry.
     
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    As are churches that display the American flag. But what does that have to do with the OP?

    Arms in church is heresy.
     
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    Praising op-ed pieces by a secular humanist runs a close second.

    About Rmuse
    Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of religion and particularly, freedom of NO religion. Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn't look good. Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.


    You need to expand your reading choices Crabby.
     
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    I don't think it is. It's just you wanting everyone unarmed so badly you're willing to lie about Jesus Christ in order to achieve it.
     
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    Show me scripture telling you that Jesus says it is fine to carry weapons into a worship service.

    Show me where Jesus says it is fine to display a nation's flag in a worship service.

     
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    Let's see, Jesus never said it was ok to have pulpits, chairs, pews, microphones, sound equipment or bathrooms in church.



    Out you go!
     
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    Show me where he says it's heresy. Your claim.
     
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    No, I won't play your game. This is always your out when pinned and shown wrong. Refuse to answer by asking a question and then never answering following questions.

     
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    Oh stop crying about me. This is your claim. If you can't back it up you shouldn't make it.

    You say it's heresy. Prove it.
     
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    Well, you must admit, it's a break from his one-liner proverbs of Confucious et al.!
    But you are most definitely correct as to his reading choices. (A strong suggestion is to drop the site with this article to start; it's kinda hard to drive with one foot on the brake ALL the time. :laugh: )
     
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    Sorry, ain't gonna play your game until you begin answering the 837 questions I have asked you and you have remained silent.

    You seem to never like it when someone points out a teaching of Christ.
     
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    It's not his teaching. It's yours. If it was his you could show me.
     
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    Show me where he taught carrying a weapon in church is good and proper.


     
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    Show me where he said it was heresy. Again, your claim.
     
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    Turn the other cheek.

    Now show me where he says it is all right to take a weapon into a worship service. [I know you are not honorable enough to answer, much less admit you are wrong.]


     

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