Why Should Jesus Love Me?

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Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Only a person encultured into Christianity could possibly believe that Jesus is the Lord and Savior. Anyone who is not encultured into that religion would never believe that.
I can't make that point any more simpler. When you have a religion, you perceive, experience and live reality through its lens, worldview.
For your, your pantheon is vibrant. For me, not at all. Your pantheon doesn't exist for me - not even slightly. You live in a Created world; I don't. The things in my life do not happen because of a deity; in your life, they do - another way to say this is that you experience the details in your life as if your deity were real.
That's enculturation. Our brains interpret the world around us very differently because our neurons are set up differently.
Yes, my understanding of enculturation is quite a bit more nuanced than Wikipedia's version.
Yes, religions are part of cultures. Yes, they can span cultures. However, the same named religion in different cultures will be differently understood and expressed. Hence, Mayan Christians sacrifice chickens in blood ceremonies, Polynesian Christians worship their ancestors and have shrines to them, and some American Christians have elaborate snake-handling rituals.
Christianity is not the same religion worldwide. It's understood differently in different cultural contexts.
Hence, we can now understand that "culture" itself includes a variety of socially mediated experience - religion is a part of that. Atheists can be from Christian culture without being Christian. Japanese Christians are not from Christian culture, but they are Christians (and their understanding of Christianity differs from yours in important ways - many also engage in Buddhist and Shinto traditions w/out issue).
The problem is that most people can't grasp that their 'reality' is a constructed paradigm, but they have no problem pointing out that everyone else's is.

The 'beam in the eye' parable is quite appropriate. Sadly, itis the least applied of the teachings of Jesus in Christianity.

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Boundaries lol.Violate lol.Suggestive sexual saying lol yep reconize the motive all hot air.lol lol.
.. do you have your crystal ball out? Again ??..

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Helen Keller was another person that Sora and I admire very much for her strength of character and conviction.
Agreed.

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"And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away."

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. assume the position. Trust me, you'll enjoy it ..
OK, I'm ready.

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.. assume the position. Trust me, you'll enjoy it ..
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Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>Praise God.---> (on the good works part... Atheist or not. It's only human)
On the flipside, if one was to do all these things which you have done and say, "I am Christian"... these things of itself wouldn't save that person. It is the Atonement of Christ Jesus and those who CONTINUALLY trust in Him that would save the Christian. All the good works would be a "side effect" of those who "genuinely" trust in Christ to save them.
True Christians are usually always on the wrong side of many historical events... but they are always on the right side of eternity.
So, you'd agree, that people are people, and they do things and live their lives while along the way we interact with others, who do the same things.

But, for some reason, those people suddenly are assigned an inferior status because they do not share your belief in your religious mythology, and sometimes, even when they do.

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Yes, I know. That's obvious.
I keep talking about the church, and you keep changing that to "all Christians" so that you can say that I stereotype you all. Yet I am constantly acknowledging the opposite by making the distinction, as I did a few hours ago:
"And no, Dim and RiversideRedneck, I do not hate Christians. I loathe your church for what it has done to us - to you and me."
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/T0N0LOR...
You continue to fail to grasp that. The church is our enemy, and its captives are its principle victims, the remainder of us being harmed by the church to a lesser extent.
Sorry if that doesn't make me as good a target as the bigot that hates all Christians that you want to make me out to be. But that's fine. It gives me the opportunity to hammer the point home repeatedly, and to note that if you need to erect a straw man, then you don't really have a rebuttal to the actual argument, do you?
Speaking of "that's fine," he's another stooge.
Its funny to see you try and wiggle out of your obvious hypocritical bigotry and hate for Christians, by referring them as the "Church" A "Church" without Christians is just an empty building. The Church is Christians.

And you been arguing with that writer Riverside Redneck for weeks now, to wiggle out of your Bigotry with no luck. Secular Humanism = Hypocrisy.

You just a delight to watch destroy your philosophy single handed. And you actually think you are serving any good on the billboard except to be a laughing stock and a horrible warning.

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<quoted text>You unsystematically sprinkle suggestive sexual saying on a known Christian thread because you are simply a vindictive person in announcing what you would might call sexual freedom.
But the truth is, imho, it is shameless sexual prowness on your part which has nothing to do with this Christian thread. All it means in my view is that you are a pervert of the female persuasion. ADIDAS, I mean, ADYDAS... All Day You Dream About Sex.
All that other "respect my boundaries" is silly nonsense and an excuse for your own seared consciences to continue your sexual escapades on a Christian thread.
Dang Quin! You need to stop thinking about sex so much.

Go buy a Corvette. It works great for midlife crisis. Trust me on that.

I am not trying to be insulting but I like you and trying not to be a jerk but I sense something sad is going on in your life. I can tell you one truth, the answers aren't on Topix. <hug>

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. that's Goddess, not God ..
.. but, our G_O_D is my 2nd favorite lesbian ..
What will it take to be #1 ? LOL

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Bonsoir mon amie, we are not here to debate either, and one cannot stand back in times of an emergency. We have covered much but we are not finished yet, we have always had this mission ever since we were children. We have seen more than most see in their lifetimes, but we focus on the good and do what we can to cultivate that. May God bless you and your household forever!!!
I find both of you and Sora to be kind people, and well intentioned, but I have to ask; If you have an opinion about something, and never offer it up to be considered...then what was the worth in forming it?

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This was LeBron James last year after the Heat won the NBA Championship: http://www.bing.com/videos/search... 's+about+damn+time&mid=76D 7E2BA1CDE9AD5F30C76D7E2BA1CDE9 AD5F30C&view=detail&FO RM=VIRE8

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Same here, HL. My experience is "ever so much more so" in knowing you, too.
You know that was meant to be read, and you can replace those details or that keyword with any persons, and if it resonates with your experience, then it applies.
I'm sure you did, just wanted to point that out for those that maybe didn't.
My part in that is just happenstance, conceptually...
.. pat yourself on the shoulder, you wrote it, brought humanity back to this thread, an understanding of the great 'what is.'..
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This was LeBron James after the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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"And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away."
Hebrews 10:38
Paul's words, not Jesus'.

Got anything from Jesus ?

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<quoted text>You unsystematically sprinkle suggestive sexual saying on a known Christian thread because you are simply a vindictive person in announcing what you would might call sexual freedom.
But the truth is, imho, it is shameless sexual prowness on your part which has nothing to do with this Christian thread. All it means in my view is that you are a pervert of the female persuasion. ADIDAS, I mean, ADYDAS... All Day You Dream About Sex.
All that other "respect my boundaries" is silly nonsense and an excuse for your own seared consciences to continue your sexual escapades on a Christian thread.
.. you're just another fan who wants to have sex with me ..

.. it's contagious, happens to most everyone on Topix ..
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This is gonna' be LeBron James THIS year if the Indiana Pacers knock the Miami Heat off their throne: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Serah wrote:
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I have to say I don't agree with this ~ Christians should be deplored at this statement.
The gay person who wrote in that blog, "loudmouth gay friends" was just being honest of what he sees in his own gay lifestyle community. Obviously, I happen to agree with the gay person in this instance.

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LeBron James must be DR's latest crush.
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