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Old 11-26-2005, 02:42 PM   #16
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Can Bush read?

Meh! You stole my line! That's exactly what I was going to say!
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On a rather irrelevant side tangent related to that picture I posted, I'm always intrigued how the nature of Jesus is present to children versus adults. For children, Jesus is always very nonthreatening and apolitical. Nothing but an appearance of unconditional love.

Then, for adults, you get the image of a sword-swinging, warmongering fascist that insists on unquestioning compliance, who is always short on cash and hates two-thirds of the world.

Of course, I'm always reminded of Matthew 18:1-4, which talks about the faith of a child. I know that the conventional interpretation supports exactly what I'm against--unquestioning faith in elders (even if those same "elders" are little more than false prophets)--but I have to wonder if it really means we've just made faith way too complicated and legalistic. 2000 years ago, the legalism of the Pharisees was rejected. And 2000 years later, we just managed to rebuild it all over again.

Anyway, I'm resigned to the world having gone completely mad. I sometimes wonder if I was meant for an alternate dimension...

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if it is on the teleprompter
with Cheney sounding out the big words
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On a rather irrelevant side tangent related to that picture I posted, I'm always intrigued how the nature of Jesus is present to children versus adults. For children, Jesus is always very nonthreatening and apolitical. Nothing but an appearance of unconditional love.

Then, for adults, you get the image of a sword-swinging, warmongering fascist that insists on unquestioning compliance, who is always short on cash and hates two-thirds of the world.

Of course, I'm always reminded of Matthew 18:1-4, which talks about the faith of a child.
I always find it a little creepy when I'm reading what someone wrote, and I think about their thought process, and then they write exactly what I was thinking I would write next. After finishing the second paragraph, I thought, "Yeah, that's where faith like a child would . . ." Oh wait. You were about to say that.

Almost feels like they're inside my head.
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We teach our children to love each other, to share, and that God is peaceful.

As adults we hold guns for disputes, we whine about taxes, and God supports war.
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The "Religious Right" could very possibly be the forces of the AntiChrist...seriously.
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The "Religious Right" could very possibly be the forces of the AntiChrist...seriously.
i loved this....bono also said he'd shake hands with the devil to help eliminate extreme poverty, and well he has shaken the hands of pat robertson...hmmm
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I don't usually post here but I have to respond to Melon's post. I'm an adult and I still see Jesus as the man who died on the cross for me. To me, that is a pretty loving man and I will hold to this for all my life. I don't see Jesus as the reason for all evil in the world. I wish I could have all the answers for why evil happens, but I know I am not a Christian who would say something stupid like, "New Orleans was a nasty evil city anyway and God wanted it gone." I dont believe that, that's horrible. I struggle with why every day, I have ever since I took Christianity seriously.

I won't go any further since this isn't the right place, but I am a Christian, I don't think Bush is a great president or that the war is a success. But every thread about the war or about Bush goes into this somewhat Christian bashing and I really wanted to let all you people that there are some "Conservative Christians" out there who don't really think Bush is the best president out there too.

Sorry, but I really wanted you to know there are Christians out there who see the world differently than the so called "prototype."
Thanks for letting me visit.
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Sorry, but I really wanted you to know there are Christians out there who see the world differently than the so called "prototype."
your whole post was lovely, thanks for visiting
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