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Evangelicals' Newest Complaint

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, May 3, 2008.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    If you ask me, they started the need for faith and politics to mix, so now they have no one to blame but themselves.


  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Did you read beyond the headline BN? It certainly seems they are blaming themselves.

    Conservative Christian leaders who believe the word "evangelical" has lost its religious meaning plan to release a starkly self-critical document saying the movement has become too political and has diminished the Gospel through its approach to the culture wars.
  3. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    Yes, Spirited, I did read beyond the headline, and that is why I submitted this.

    How they did not catch on to the damage they were doing to themselves (and people of other faiths for that matter) for so long (when the rest of the world kept pointing it out to them) doesn't say much for their approach, as far as can be seen.
  4. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    They're just now seeing that the seperation of church and state is to the betterment of religion? Thanks for joining the party.
  5. Exactly. The separation protects both church and state. Many have lost sight of half of that equation.
  6. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Many of us have seen that for a long time. Evangelicals are not as united behind the Red Elephant Club as it would appear. Christians have had trouble remembering what our mission is throughout history.
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Aren't we supposed to be bashing the gays?
  8. Yes, you have failed politically, and you have done untold damage while doing so.
    Go away now please.
  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I don't know about that. There was some non-evangelical clergy involving themselves in the anti-war movement in the 1960s.

    I'm of the mind-set that the clergy ought to shut up about politics. It should be part of the deal if they want the government staying out of church business. If a church wants to meddle in political, legal or secular social issues, we ought to be able to tax the fuckers.
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    Left Christians?

    In the context of the article, who does that refer to?
  11. *raises hand*
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    They only have themselves to blame for looking like total nut jobs.

    They're a decade late and about $15 million short.
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