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Old 10-30-2006, 07:37 PM   #31
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Gandhi said:

"I like your Christ. I don't like your Christians; they are nothing like your Christ."

I think about that one often.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:39 PM   #32
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Gandhi said:

"I like your Christ. I don't like your Christians; they are nothing like your Christ."

I think about that one often.
Gandhi's a cool guy.
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If you don't like his followers then we should get rid of religion since we are all imperfect. Heck why stop with Christianity. I love Allah, but I hate his followers, I hate Buddhas followers but I like Buhdda, I like Yahwe but I hate his followers.
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Gandhi's a cool guy.
But he's burning in Hell.
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But he's burning in Hell.
That's true (Evidence is in the South Park Movie)
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If you don't like his followers then we should get rid of religion since we are all imperfect. Heck why stop with Christianity. I love Allah, but I hate his followers, I hate Buddhas followers but I like Buhdda, I like Yahwe but I hate his followers.
Exactly.

That's why this is not one of his better quotes. It's yet another catchy-bumper-sticker-quality-one liner...and my, how we love those catchy little one liners!
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Unfortunately, NonChristians are not only the only people who have disdain for Christians. It saddens me when I see Christians mocking, belittling, speaking poorly of, and ridiculing other Christians.
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Exactly.

That's why this is not one of his better quotes. It's yet another catchy-bumper-sticker-quality-one liner...and my, how we love those catchy little one liners!

With due respect, it is not a one-liner and to suggest so is insulting.

When you consider the circumstances in which Gandhi lived, you would perhaps better understand. He saw very well what Christian imperialists had in mind in his nation and rejected it. We have no trouble now citing the British for their appalling treatment of Indians. Did Gandhi mean, every last Christian? I bet he did not. But the ones he dealt with, who professed their religion and at the same time disdain for his - very apt summary indeed.
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With due respect, it is not a one-liner and to suggest so is insulting.

When you consider the circumstances in which Gandhi lived, you would perhaps better understand. He saw very well what Christian imperialists had in mind in his nation and rejected it. We have no trouble now citing the British for their appalling treatment of Indians. Did Gandhi mean, every last Christian? I bet he did not. But the ones he dealt with, who professed their religion and at the same time disdain for his - very apt summary indeed.
But Ghandi was a man of peace. I doubt he showed any disdane towards the occupying british empire.
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Exactly.

That's why this is not one of his better quotes. It's yet another catchy-bumper-sticker-quality-one liner...and my, how we love those catchy little one liners!
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Unfortunately, NonChristians are not only the only people who have disdain for Christians. It saddens me when I see Christians mocking, belittling, speaking poorly of, and ridiculing other Christians.
I think there are a lot of "Christians" who do a pretty good job making jokes out of themselves.
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Gandhi said:

"I like your Christ. I don't like your Christians; they are nothing like your Christ."

I think about that one often.
I think that is very true in the cases of the people who strut around proclaiming their "Christian-ness" to all and sundry. I feel that if you are a good Christian (and this goes for all other faiths too) we are going to get it without being told.

I actually think the same applies in almost every case -- religious or otherwise. Everyone's actions show them MUCH more clearly than their words. I feel those who feel the need to constantly tell everyone what they are, are often showing something completely different.
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I think there are a lot of "Christians" who do a pretty good job making jokes out of themselves.
I and other Christians have been mocked and scolded by many people on this forum; from a NonChristian, it doesn't bother me a whole lot. But to get that kind of treatment from Christians goes against how the Bible says we are to treat other Christians. Christians are told to love each other, lift each other up and support each other. Public statements, mockings and insults made by a Christian against other Christians do nothing to improve any situation and certainly does not show love to his/her brethern.
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I and other Christians have been mocked and scolded by many people on this forum; from a NonChristian, it doesn't bother me a whole lot. But to get that kind of treatment from Christians goes against how the Bible says we are to treat other Christians. Christians are told to love each other, lift each other up and support each other. Public statements, mockings and insults made by a Christian against other Christians do nothing to improve any situation and certainly does not show love to his/her brethern.
You can love and still disagree with someone adamantly, sometimes that may come off or lead to mocking. But I also don't think God wants us to lift or support the hate, judgement, violence or ignorance that some do in his name.
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You can love and still disagree with someone adamantly, sometimes that may come off or lead to mocking. But I also don't think God wants us to lift or support the hate, judgement, violence or ignorance that some do in his name.
I agree with every thing you say.
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