Trump IS Evangelical Christianity

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    I do not agree with the title of the piece, but sadly there is much truth in what is said.

    Mr. Trump’s character is antithetical to many of the qualities evangelicals should prize in a political leader: integrity, compassion and reasoned convictions, wisdom and prudence, trustworthiness, a commitment to the moral good.

    He is half right. Trump is antithetical to these qualities. Yet American evangelicals – for decades the most prominent face of American Christianity – have long eschewed them. That they do so now by supporting Donald Trump should come as no surprise: they are merely continuing their sordid tradition. It feels strange to say it, but not supporting Trump would, for the religious right, be the hypocritical move.

    Why do I say this? Because the religious right in America has always been a political philosophy based on bullying, pandering, projecting strength to hide fear and weakness, and proud, aggressive ignorance. That’s what it’s been about from the beginning. Trump has merely distilled those elements into a decoction so deadly that even some evangelicals are starting to recognize the venom they have injected into American culture.

    - See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/templeofthefuture/2016/03/trump-is-evangelical-christianity/?
     

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  2. Revmitchell

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    Patheos is extreme liberal Christianity.
     
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    The Evangelical Channel is extremely liberal Christianity.

    Old CBT linked us to a story from the Atheist Channel. Always entertaining to see where he gets his material.
     
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    Yea, interesting like a train wreck.
     
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    It's like theological realpolitik. In a quest to disparage the Christians he's not a fan of, he's willing to repost atheist propaganda. The enemy of my enemy...
     
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    That does not mean the words quoted are not true. How about not whining liberal all the time and actually enter into an intelligent conversation?

    Do you agree or disagree with the quote. If so why do you agree or disagree?
     
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    Those would be:

    1. Anyone who believes all of the Bible is true.
    2. The interpretation is not living but static and narrow.
    3. That we should keep socialism out of Christianity.
    4. That Islam and Christianity does not worship the same God.
    5. That does not support Planned parenthood.

    I could give more.
     
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    Intelligent...hmm, you mean like the intelligent conversation you engaged in where you failed to read anything but confused the Bureau of Land Management with the Black Lives Movement. That kind of intelligent?
     
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    In you OP you never identify BLM and the right is always screaming about the Bureau of Land Management.

    Also, there you go again, not addressing the OP but being nasty ... for which you asked forgiveness some months ago.

    What do you disagree with in the quoted paragraphs?
     
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    1. It was not my op.
    2. There were several posts that made it clear.
    3. The op made it clear if you had read it via the link.
    4. You were told what it was and still continued.
    5. You said to me "actually enter into an intelligent conversation?" and then you call me nasty?
    6. I responded to your nasty comment without being nasty but simply acknowledging your difficulty in doing what you claim others are not doing.
     
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    Trump, Athiest Channel, train wreck, and the Bureau of Land Management.

    What a thread... *laugh*
     
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    Maybe Trump's a carnal christian?

    Ducking for cover....


    *****scurrying*****
     
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    To the Mainstream Media


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    That's very true. Have seen the very same type of people on this board. As I mentioned in another thread, Trump has just exposed the underbelly of the GOP. And just as they did during slavery and Jim Crow, evangelicals have stuck their heads in the ground and pretended like the element that Trump and his supporters are showing, wasn't really there.

    Evangelicals need to cut ties with both parties because there's a palpable ugliness that represents nothing of Christ.
     
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    Yes, the history of SBC and some other evangelicals have been on the wrong on so many issues in our history. Mixing religion with politics does not make politics clean, rather it makes religion dirty.
     
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    I'm not sure Trump and Christian should ever be used in the same sentence!
    Matthew 7:15-20
     
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    Sadly the behavior of Trump isn't much different from the behavior from a clique of folks on this board who have been just as nasty , vulgar and unChristlike as he. They just think there's a difference because they say what they do on a message board while he has an international platform.
     
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    Names and quotes, please.
     
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    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
     
  20. Rolfe

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    Yep, thought as much. Blanket accusation with no evidence.
     

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