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Boycotts

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by ktn4eg, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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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

    Rolfe Well-Known Member

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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

    JamesL Well-Known Member

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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

    RLBosley Active Member

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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

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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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

    Alcott Well-Known Member

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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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