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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@alferdpackerwrote:

The calling out of so-called "people of faith" was nevertheless an accurate and truthful assessment of hypocrites who misuse and abuse religion for partisan purposes...

 

 


Of course the hypocrisy could be mostly in the mind of the individual reader.  Especially those who in the past have denied belief in any form of religion.


Does one have to be a murderer to be able to recognize a murderer?  

Does one have to be an adulterer to be able to recognize an adulterer?

Does one have to be a liar to be able to recognize a liar?

Does one have to be a hypocrite to be able to recognize a hypocrite?  

Does one have to be a follower of Joel Osteen to to be able to recognize him for what he is?

 

Of course not.       Don't be silly...

 

Similarly, one does not have to have claimed that one is a member of any particular religious belief system to posses the capacity to recognize - and accurately identify hypocrisy masquerading in the guise of religion.

 

As a matter of observable and verifiable fact - if one is not a willing and enthusiastic participant in the particular belief that observable hypocrites claim to adhere to - it is always much easier to identify and point out the fatuous hypocrisy that is expressed as "thoughts and prayers".

 

So - do you know what the particular religious belief system is of the man who called out those so-called "people of faith"?   

Why didn't you include that in your posts in order to irrefutably prove that he is incorrect?

 

There's no question - the man who called out so-called "people of faith" is absolutely correct.

 

 

He is useless on top of the ground - he should be under it - inspiring the cabbages... Mark Twain 1894 - APPLIES TO TRUMP TODAY
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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

Couldn't this be considered even more hypocritical?  Your post was completely off-topic and has been reported.


Say what?  The topic is about the Police Chief calling out people of faith and their hypocrisy, just as my post did. Not sure what your point is though. But thanks for your concern.


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@alferdpackerwrote:

The calling out of so-called "people of faith" was nevertheless an accurate and truthful assessment of hypocrites who misuse and abuse religion for partisan purposes...

 

 


Of course the hypocrisy could be mostly in the mind of the individual reader.  Especially those who in the past have denied belief in any form of religion.


Hypocrites are rarely objective enough to see their own hypocrisy.  So as you said, it "could be" only in the mind of the individual reader, it's likely to be obvious to most. 


Of course hypocrites rarely are as objective to keep seeing their own.  Especially someone who twists the words of others and keep bringing it up as a means of personal attack.  Or of accusations that are only meant as a means of 'going after others'. Then there are those who uses religion as an off-topic issue to hold over others. 

 

Especially when they have attacked others using religion but having demonstrating NO religious principles themselves.  What would a person who claims to have majored in psychology say about this?

 

Couldn't this be considered even more hypocritical?  Your post was completely off-topic and has been reported.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@alferdpackerwrote:

The calling out of so-called "people of faith" was nevertheless an accurate and truthful assessment of hypocrites who misuse and abuse religion for partisan purposes...

 

 


Of course the hypocrisy could be mostly in the mind of the individual reader.  Especially those who in the past have denied belief in any form of religion.


Hypocrites rarely are objective enough to see their own hypocrisy.  So as you said, it "could be" only in the mind of the individual reader, it's likely to be obvious to most.  For example, an individual who claims to be a Christian and is a pedophile; or a racist,; or thinks raping a spouse is acceptable.


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@Cirice wrote:

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Does all this mean you guys would prefer I NOT pray for the families that are grieving the loss of loved ones?

 

To those who answer yes, I say too bad...  We have a Bill of Rights in America.

 

Answer this;

What causes a person to need or want to take another persons life?

 

You are focused on an object and you should be focused on the mental health of fellow humans.

 

IMO of course.


You can pray as much as you want to. Just don't confuse praying with actually doing something helpful.

 

Excellent point, Cirice.  The only thing it does is make the person who say's "My thoughts and prayers are with you/them/etc." FEEL better.  It's actually quite self-serving.


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@jimc91wrote:

Does all this mean you guys would prefer I NOT pray for the families that are grieving the loss of loved ones?

 

To those who answer yes, I say too bad...  We have a Bill of Rights in America.

 

Answer this;

What causes a person to need or want to take another persons life?

 

You are focused on an object and you should be focused on the mental health of fellow humans.

 

IMO of course.

 

 


You can pray as much as you want to. Just don't confuse praying with actually doing something helpful.


Assume nothing. Question everything. And start thinking.
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@alferdpackerwrote:

The calling out of so-called "people of faith" was nevertheless an accurate and truthful assessment of hypocrites who misuse and abuse religion for partisan purposes...

 

 


Of course the hypocrisy could be mostly in the mind of the individual reader.  Especially those who in the past have denied belief in any form of religion.

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The calling out of so-called "people of faith" was nevertheless an accurate and truthful assessment of hypocrites who misuse and abuse religion for partisan purposes...

 

 

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@Centristsin2010wrote:

Thanks! Any thoughts on the Chief's words?


Yes.

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Thanks! Any thoughts on the Chief's words?


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