Leonard Pitts Jr.: Again, Christianit...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Again, Christianity the last to get it right

There are 22 comments on the Sacramento Bee Newspaper story from Apr 6, 2014, titled Leonard Pitts Jr.: Again, Christianity the last to get it right. In it, Sacramento Bee Newspaper reports that:

Stearns – president of World Vision, the billion-dollar Christian relief organization – joined other faith leaders in lobbying Congress to spend $15 billion combating AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean.

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“Common courtesy, isn't”

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#1 Apr 6, 2014
Yet another brilliant, thought-provoking column from Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., who once gain hits the nail squarely on the head.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 6, 2014
The evangelical fundamentalist 'faith' will NEVER get 'there' because nobody is left but the bird-brained homophobes
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All the worthy fundies ascended to the heavens on 11/11/2011
david traversa

Argentina

#3 Apr 6, 2014
Simple humanity ( supposedly the basis of all religions ) is, so many times, sadly lacking from most of them.
Xavier Breath

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Apr 6, 2014
david traversa wrote:
Simple humanity ( supposedly the basis of all religions ) is, so many times, sadly lacking from most of them.
Hmmmm... I'm not so sure about that. But there is scientific evidence that they tend to have lower IQs.

Since: Dec 08

Mexico

#5 Apr 6, 2014
"Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him."

Mahatma Gandhi
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Apr 6, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
"Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him."
Mahatma Gandhi
If Christians were like Jesus; they wouldn't need to go to church
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Church is a place horrible people go to learn about acceptable adult behavior in public setttings
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except for southern baptists and mormons
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They go to church to practice being horrible all the time
david traversa

Argentina

#7 Apr 6, 2014
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Hmmmm... I'm not so sure about that. But there is scientific evidence that they tend to have lower IQs.
Yes, they must have .. It seems good intentions are like iron: let them out amongst the ignorant and they're sure to rust .

“and how does this effect you?”

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#8 Apr 6, 2014
I'm ashamed to admit the article is true for most Christians. It's not supposed to be that way, and the most important commandment was supposed to be to love one another. I always used the story of the "little man in the tree", my then three year old called him Z-Kiss. He was a tax collector, and a crooked one at that, but Jesus told him to come down he was going to his house.

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#9 Apr 7, 2014
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Hmmmm... I'm not so sure about that. But there is scientific evidence that they tend to have lower IQs.
If you know anything, it is about lower IQ's.

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#10 Apr 7, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
"Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him."
Mahatma Gandhi
JESUS: Luke 19:27, "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them, bring them here and kill them in front of me."

JESUS: Luke 14:26, "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters yes, even his own life he cannot be my disciple."

JESUS: Matt. 10:34, NIV "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."
Xavier Breath

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Apr 7, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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If you know anything, it is about lower IQ's.
Yep.... they are very easy to spot, because folks with lower IQs (read conservatives) posts are filled with logical fallacies and silly, outrageous hyperbole... like yours, for example.
Dan

United States

#13 Apr 7, 2014
Waiting for the Leonard Pitts column where he expands upon this thought and disavows the actions of Christians during the Civil rights movement.

After all, they are always the last to get it right.
Dan

United States

#14 Apr 7, 2014
Pitts, as others here on this thread, conveniently ignores the fact that the object of the WV enterprise is charitable work,

So, piss off the donors in service to a social experiment, and if the charitable work goes lacking due to a dearth of funding,.........

Oh, well. Pitts will write a check, right? Xavier? Tom? Rainbow? You'll make up the difference, right?

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#15 Apr 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
Waiting for the Leonard Pitts column where he expands upon this thought and disavows the actions of Christians during the Civil rights movement.
After all, they are always the last to get it right.
"Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise (Deut. 15:17, KJV)."

"Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and you can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly ( Lev. 25:44-46, NIV)."

"If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property (Ex. 21:20-21, NIV)."

"I (the Lord) will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away (Joel 3:8, NIV)"

"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men....(Eph. 6:5-7, NIV)."

"All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered (1 Tim. 6:1, NIV)."

"Slaves, obey your earthy masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord (Col. 3:22, NIV)."

"Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,....(Titus 2:9, NIV)."

"Slaves, submit yourselves to your master with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also those who are harsh....Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:18,21, NIV)."

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#16 Apr 7, 2014
Evilgelicals R Mental wrote:
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You're a good one to talk about low IQs. You can't be too smart going by mostly women's names. Must make you feel all feminine inside!!
I see you have read more than one of X-Breaths posts.
Xavier Breath

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Apr 7, 2014
Evilgelicals R Mental wrote:
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You're a good one to talk about low IQs. You can't be too smart going by mostly women's names. Must make you feel all feminine inside!!
Thank you for proving my point about logical fallacies.
Xavier Breath

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Apr 7, 2014
Evilgelicals R Mental wrote:
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You prove my point every time you post. Cretin trash.
Evilgelicals R Mental...... and what point are you trying to make?
Dan

United States

#22 Apr 7, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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"Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise (Deut. 15:17, KJV)."
"Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and you can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly ( Lev. 25:44-46, NIV)."
"If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property (Ex. 21:20-21, NIV)."
"I (the Lord) will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away (Joel 3:8, NIV)"
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men....(Eph. 6:5-7, NIV)."
"All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered (1 Tim. 6:1, NIV)."
"Slaves, obey your earthy masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord (Col. 3:22, NIV)."
"Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,....(Titus 2:9, NIV)."
"Slaves, submit yourselves to your master with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also those who are harsh....Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:18,21, NIV)."
So, Rev. MLK and his compatriots weren't really Christians?
NE Jane

Amherst, MA

#23 Apr 7, 2014
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Go to VeteransToday.com to read "Holocaust Causes of Nazi Germany and Implications in Ukraine" (Part III) by editor Jonas E Alexis. It goes into detail about our current state of affairs and crooks like Hillary and Victoria Nuland. It also touches base on Shillary and her photo op with the "Ladies" from Pu**y Riot. The same group aspiring to people like Trotsky from the Bolshevik Revolution. The same feminist group where one pig stuffed a chicken up her vagina and walked out of the store.
This article is brilliant and educational of the Zionist players back around WWI and leading up to WWII. As well as the Jewish hand in all of this disgusting foreign policy we are imposing on the world.
Wonderful!
NE Jane

Amherst, MA

#24 Apr 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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So, Rev. MLK and his compatriots weren't really Christians?
Judas had many slaves here too my friend. Some say they still do. Through the federal reserve system, Israel, and IMF. You're welcome.

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