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34. That, combined with societal historical trends,..
Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:20 PM
Apr 2019

Is where the irony is at.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
Or, maybe we just all grow up and stop arguing over legendary figures? LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #1
Not likely to happen now, is it? mobeau69 Apr 2019 #3
I so agree with you. bitterross Apr 2019 #4
Well that,s fair. You don't have to believe what they believe. marylandblue Apr 2019 #5
Good luck with that TexasBushwhacker Apr 2019 #7
Actually, homosexuality is negatively addressed in Romans. stopbush Apr 2019 #10
And arguably, Corinthians and Timothy LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #12
Indeed. When will we as a species stop our annoying habit of giving stopbush Apr 2019 #15
Yes, by that bigot Paul NastyRiffraff Apr 2019 #28
Sure, but he's also the founder of Christianity. stopbush Apr 2019 #29
True. NastyRiffraff Apr 2019 #30
Bingo! And while we're at it, let's stop referring to mythical figures stopbush Apr 2019 #9
I disagree that Jesus can be definitively categorized as mythical; like Robin Hood, it is LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #11
The best arguments against Jesus being a real person are: stopbush Apr 2019 #18
Agreed, but none of that explicitly refutes the possibility of a preacher or preachers whose stories LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #22
Sure. I give it a less than 1% chance that it's true, but that's still a chance, no? stopbush Apr 2019 #25
Not much on history? WeekiWater Apr 2019 #31
Very big on history; before I studied, I took Jesus' historicity for granted. It wasn't until LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #33
That, combined with societal historical trends,.. WeekiWater Apr 2019 #34
Societal historical trends are not proof of legendary figures LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #35
I'm not looking for proof. WeekiWater Apr 2019 #36
OK, fair point LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #37
This used to be called the Social Gospel, and it was big more than 100 years ago. marylandblue Apr 2019 #2
democrats have tended to shy away from god and religion talk and that enabled the rightwing to beachbum bob Apr 2019 #6
I am very much against the Ds using Christianity as an arrow in their political quiver. stopbush Apr 2019 #26
Sounds like a way to re-brand the term "Democratic Socialism" It won't go anywhere. bitterross Apr 2019 #8
If only we could engineer tightly moderated public debates between Prosperity and Social Gospel folk JudyM Apr 2019 #13
Historically, people move surprisingly fast under certain conditions. marylandblue Apr 2019 #20
This is a futile battle. The religious right doesn't give a shit about their hypocrisy. progressoid Apr 2019 #14
True, but I'd like to see the agnostic middle educated to the... LAS14 Apr 2019 #16
I suspect that the agnostic middle is, well, agnostic on the subject. progressoid Apr 2019 #21
I suspect that many people sitting in the pews are less enamored of their right wing preachers marylandblue Apr 2019 #24
I'm so glad that this is happening. LAS14 Apr 2019 #17
It happens in spite of religion. stopbush Apr 2019 #19
There is much more complex interplay between philosophical and religious thought marylandblue Apr 2019 #23
As my pastor is doing, he's preaching what Jesus Taught JustFiveMoreMinutes Apr 2019 #27
John Pavlovitz is particularly good at confronting the hypocrisy of the religious right: highplainsdem Apr 2019 #32
Thanks. These look good! Will read them all later. mobeau69 Apr 2019 #40
Yep. Christian democrats must hit the religious right head on. Blue_true Apr 2019 #38
I'd prefer that religion, all religion, Skidmore Apr 2019 #39
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