Order to Remove Cross

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  1. sag38

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    Ah, the love of Jesus... :tear:
     
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    He'd be a better witness by not stealing his neighbor's parking spots.
     
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    From the OP article...

    "Behr, however, said he plans to use every resource to keep the cross, which he claims is a direct measurement of his religious devotion."

    A better measurement of his religious devotion - if that is what he is about - would be how he treats others.
     
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    Bingo. You hit the nail on the head.
     
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    From the link:
    "Behr,... which he claims is a direct measurement of his religious devotion."

    I'm just wondering what his religious devotion was during the many years before he put up the cross?

    Salty

    PS C4K, Do I get a Bingo too? :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    With this here cross I will defy my neighbors to question my more dubious activities.
     
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    The religion of the burning cross . . . southern (baptist) tradition.
     
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    yep Bill, we Southern Baptists all wear hoods on friday nights and host lynchings every other friday night
     
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    I cringe when I read of things like this, whether the cross is a huge illuminated one, as here, or one worn as an item of jewellery. Certainly Jesus tells everyone of His followers that they must "take up their cross", but the idea that we should wear, or decorate our homes with, something in the shape of a cross as a way of demonstrating our faith or our devotion is not something I see in the bible.

    Rather, Paul writes to Christians in 2 Corinthians 3.2-3:
    "You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
    What a challenge that is! At least, I find it so.
     
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    Do you have any evidence that Baptists in the American South have a tradition of burning crosses?
     
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    The SBC was formed because of southern support of slavery.
     
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    Yes folks, he's a union man and a Baptist historian to boot.
     
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    The SBC was formed in 1845 over the issue of whether or not slaveholders could be appointed as missionaries. The two issues at stake were local church autonomy (a local church had appointed the slaveholders while other churches refused to support them) and the morality of slavery. The resulting conflict resulted in the formation of the SBC.

    The first version of the KKK (and there have been several unrelated versions) began after the Civil War, more than 20 years later.

    The KKK began the practice of cross burning in the 1920s, more than 75 years after the formation of the SBC.

    To directly tie the formation of cross burning to the formation of the SBC flies in the face of history and common sense.

    Were there Baptists (including SBC people) in the KKK? Unfortunately yes. But there were also people of many other denominations involved as well.

    People who know only what television programs and popular culture tell them about the KKK assume it was only a Southern thing. However, if you do your homework, you'll discover that the Klan was very strong in states like Illinois and Indiana (with the Klan nearly having complete political control of Indiana at one point).
     
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    And this ties into cross burning how?
     
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    Inappropriate, uncalled-for, incindiery posts...a billwald tradition.
     
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    CORRECTION:

    Apparently the second version of the KKK began with a ceremony at Stone Mountain, Georgia that used a burning cross as a symbol. That was in 1915. Still, that was more than 70 years after the formation of the SBC and has no connection.
     
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