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prri found a six-percentage-point drop in the share of the population that identify as white evangelicals

 

It could be because they do not think of themselves in racial terms - that is the game of the left.

 

 


 


Did you read the article? It’s not about race. 



@ManicProgressive wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

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prri found a six-percentage-point drop in the share of the population that identify as white evangelicals

 

It could be because they do not think of themselves in racial terms - that is the game of the left.



Did you read the article? It’s not about race. 


Some are beholden to the idea that race, or color, equates to "racial terms".


True. Some realize that when one refers to people as "white" they do see a racial thought involved.


Yeah, "some" sure do.  "Some" also voted for trump.....

 

RESEARCH FINDS THAT RACISM, SEXISM, AND STATUS FEARS DROVE TRUMP VOTERS


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Did you read the article? It’s not about race. 

"White Evangelical Christianity" is not "racial"?

 

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The group self-identifying as  "Evangelical" are all Fundamentalists, THAT being what distinguishes them from actual Christians. 

 

Their leaders are charlatans who love power more than they love God.

 

Republicans give power to the charlatans in exchange for votes - the power to force their religious beliefs on others with laws based on malignant distortions of the teachings of Christ the Fundies feed to their misguided flocks.


Is a "fundy" a member of a specific organized religion or just one who you disagree with? For example - if a person opposes stealing the property of others and redistributing it to you - does that make that person other than an "actual Christian"?


Given the fact that they do not practice in the social and political aspects of their everyday daily lives what Jesus taught - they are not "actual practicing Christians".

 

Before some xtian crackpot asks if I'm a christian...

Answer the following questions - does one have to be a murderer to recognize murder - an adulterer to recognize adultery - a burglar to recognize burglary - or a christian to recognize a phony christian?

 

Obviously not!

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@rk9152 wrote:

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The group self-identifying as  "Evangelical" are all Fundamentalists, THAT being what distinguishes them from actual Christians. 

 

Their leaders are charlatins who love power more than they love God.

 

Republicans give power to the charlatins in exchange for votes - the power to force their religious beliefs on others with laws based on malignant distortions of the teachings of Christ the Fundies feed to their misguided flocks.


Is a "fundy" a member of a specific organized religion or just one who you disagree with? For example - if a person opposes stealing the property of others and redistributing it to you - does that make that person other than an "actual Christian"?


So is taxation now stealing?

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

The group self-identifying as  "Evangelical" are all Fundamentalists, THAT being what distinguishes them from actual Christians. 

 

Their leaders are charlatins who love power more than they love God.

 

Republicans give power to the charlatins in exchange for votes - the power to force their religious beliefs on others with laws based on malignant distortions of the teachings of Christ the Fundies feed to their misguided flocks.


Is a "fundy" a member of a specific organized religion or just one who you disagree with? For example - if a person opposes stealing the property of others and redistributing it to you - does that make that person other than an "actual Christian"?

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Thomas Jefferson on Religion & Seperation of Church & State

 

1. “I inquire after no man’s, and trouble none with mine…”     -Thomas Jefferson to Miles King (1814)

 

2. In a letter Jefferson wrote to his nephew Peter Carr in 1787, he even said “Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.” 

 

3. Jefferson's campaign to end state support of religion fueled doubts about his personal religious beliefs. These doubts, which had swirled around him for years, emerged as a critical issue in the bitter presidential campaign of 1800. His Federalist opponents vilified him as an atheist and libertine. Jefferson fumed at the harassment coming from what he referred to as an "irritable tribe of priests" and even compared his persecution at the hands of the New England clergy to the crucifixion of Christ.

 

4. Jefferson set his prodigious intellect and energy on the historical figure at the center of the Christian faith: Jesus of Nazareth. Jefferson became convinced that Jesus' message had been obscured and corrupted by the apostle Paul, the Gospel writers and Protestant reformers. While president, Jefferson took a razor to the Bible, cutting out portions of the Gospels that involved miracles and retaining his parables and ethical teachings. The resulting volume, The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth, affirmed his conviction that Jesus was not divine, but "a Teacher of Common Sense," primarily concerned with morality and ethical conduct.

 

Source - http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/thomas-jefferson.html

 

 

 

 

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The group self-identifying as  "Evangelical" are all Fundamentalists, THAT being what distinguishes them from actual Christians. 

 

Their leaders are charlatins who love power more than they love God.

 

Republicans give power to the charlatins in exchange for votes - the power to force their religious beliefs on others with laws based on malignant distortions of the teachings of Christ the Fundies feed to their misguided flocks.

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:
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prri found a six-percentage-point drop in the share of the population that identify as white evangelicals

 

It could be because they do not think of themselves in racial terms - that is the game of the left.

 

 


 


Did you read the article? It’s not about race. 



@ManicProgressive wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:
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prri found a six-percentage-point drop in the share of the population that identify as white evangelicals

 

It could be because they do not think of themselves in racial terms - that is the game of the left.



Did you read the article? It’s not about race. 


Some are beholden to the idea that race, or color, equates to "racial terms".


True. Some realize that when one refers to people as "white" they do see a racial thought involved.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

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prri found a six-percentage-point drop in the share of the population that identify as white evangelicals

 

It could be because they do not think of themselves in racial terms - that is the game of the left.

 

 


 


Did you read the article? It’s not about race. 


"White Evangelical Christianity" is not "racial"?

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@rk9152 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:
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prri found a six-percentage-point drop in the share of the population that identify as white evangelicals

 

It could be because they do not think of themselves in racial terms - that is the game of the left.

 

Even though the majority of them are profoundly biased against all non-evangelicals - bigoted against Islam - which since the seventh century A.D. - has always worshiped the very same god all Jews and Christians do...

Have you noticed - the vast majority of evangelical congregations are over 90% white - and most non-white people have left citing feeling discriminated against?

 

Yet - they do not think of themselves in racial terms...

Could that be denial - or - cognitive dissonance?

Sure looks that way to the majority of American Citizens...

 

And what about LBGTQ people?

The Pope said that God made them - LGBTQ people - that way - and yet evangelicals and fundamentalists deliberately and willfully discriminate against people who are every bit God's people as evangelicals and fundamentalists...

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