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Old 12-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #31
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I think it just gets annoying in a different way than Maher, that is all. I'm still a religious person on some level and I probably have more in common with someone like Tebow than I don't. I'm not saying he's really doing anything wrong or is a bad guy with some deep, dark secret. I know very little about him and care even less about the sport. From what I know he sounds like a genuinely nice guy and stand up Christian.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:58 PM   #32
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He's done missionary work, spoken in prisons, hospitals, orphanages.
how very honourable to prey on the weak and needy
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:30 PM   #33
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I think it just gets annoying in a different way than Maher, that is all.
I get that

I think he was invited to everywhere he went, at least the prisons-he was inundated with requests when he started speaking there. According to what I read quickly online. I'm sure anyone who doesn't want to hear him speak doesn't have to-even anyone in prison. That freedom exists and even they can't be forced to. I don't know exactly what he does there , I haven't read his book or hardly any details about him. I assume he also does charity work, and I give him the benefit of the doubt that he's not trying to force anyone.

I know he has a charitable foundation to do things for ill and terminally ill children and teens.
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Bill Maher is a bit of a dick, but such a thin-skinned response to that one tweet? Ridiculous.
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I earned something last month that maybe 100 people a year earn in the USA but since it didn't involve church, to my family it didn't happen.
Congratulations on that.
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In an ever coarsening culture Bill Maher makes the all too common mistake of confusing the profound with the profane.

And he's an internet coward to boot as he would never say that to Tim Tebow's face.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #37
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I guess my annoyance is along the lines of...yeah...you know I'd thank Jesus after everything I did and spend all my extra time with orphans and prisoners too....if I had all that time and money....that sort of thing Not saying he's a bad guy or doing anything for the wrong motivations, maybe he is maybe he isn't, but that lots of people don't realize that just being able to do charitable things like that is a privilege in itself.
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I guess my annoyance is along the lines of...yeah...you know I'd thank Jesus after everything I did and spend all my extra time with orphans and prisoners too....if I had all that time and money....that sort of thing Not saying he's a bad guy or doing anything for the wrong motivations, maybe he is maybe he isn't, but that lots of people don't realize that just being able to do charitable things like that is a privilege in itself.
Really? Not to judge in any way but how many of the tens of millions of Americans out of work or on unemployment/disability are using the time to volunteer? How many leisurely 1%ers can't seem to find the time. I think if someone is charitable with their time or money they will make it a priority in their lives.
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Right, kind of my point. Plenty of people are charitable every day just in smaller ways (which really may not be "smaller" if you compare their resources), without being put up on a pedestal all the time. Being charitable to the extent that some more famous people are does require more time and resources than your average blue collar American has access to, but IMO most people have some sort of cause that motivates them. To me that's the norm, not something that makes one person worthy of all this praise and stardom or sets them apart from anyone else, but I guess in a pro sports culture that seems to glorify criminals, a normal person with normal priorities looks more like a Jesus figure than your average joe doing his part.
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41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
Agreed.
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yeah fuck the poor right? for the bible tells me so.
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yeah fuck the poor right? for the bible tells me so.
Not quite sure how you got that from the above quote.
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Not quite sure how you got that from the above quote.
It's not very responsible of Jesus to be encouraging the poor to give the only money they have to the church. The motives behind this 'quote' are laughably transparent
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Seriously? Seriously?

Look, I get that some aren't fans of religion in general and Christianity in particular. But come on, don't let it make you stupid.

Any reasonable person can read that story and see that Jesus is not encouraging the poor or anyone for that matter to give everything they have to the church. And it's certainly not so that Jesus could line his own pockets. . .That's not even the point of the story.
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don't let it make you stupid.
Please enlighten us with the moral of this story. The fact that you think Jesus actually said that means you've completely missed my point
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