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« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2009, 11:16:25 PM »


Re-interpreting christian teaching is the main problem we see in modern times. Re-interpreting christian teaching is what caused alot of protestant groups to accept women priests and Bishops, it is the reason why many protestant groups are embracing pro-homosexual lifestyle clergy, before I left the ECUSA, some of the liberals I was arguing with hinted at the idea that homosexual relations was holy before God. Now some are actually saying that.

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« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2009, 11:18:53 PM »


The greatest threat to Christianity is fundamentalism. People are pushed away by those who claim to have the absolute correct way of doing things and condemn all others who do anything even slightly differently. Such a philosophy is anti-Christian.

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« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2009, 11:21:26 PM »


that some people are born homosexual,

No one is born with a fully developed sexual orientation. The understanding is more so that people are born disposed to develop a particular sexual orientation. Sometimes people are born disposed to a homosexual orientation. I don't see what is insidious about this teaching?
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« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2009, 11:23:19 PM »


b. Evangelical Christian fundamentalists are Christian after all.  They are not enemies.

Quite often Evangelicals are enemies of Orthodox Christianity.
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« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2009, 12:06:13 AM »


b. Evangelical Christian fundamentalists are Christian after all.  They are not enemies.

Quite often Evangelicals are enemies of Orthodox Christianity.

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b. Evangelical Christian fundamentalists are Christian after all.  They are not enemies.

Quite often Evangelicals are enemies of Orthodox Christianity.

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« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2009, 12:59:39 PM »


The greatest threat to Christianity is fundamentalism. People are pushed away by those who claim to have the absolute correct way of doing things and condemn all others who do anything even slightly differently. Such a philosophy is anti-Christian.

No pointing fingers or anything...  Tongue
This whole thread is about pointing fingers. And I don't have to name usernames for us to know who they are on this board.


that some people are born homosexual,

No one is born with a fully developed sexual orientation. The understanding is more so that people are born disposed to develop a particular sexual orientation. Sometimes people are born disposed to a homosexual orientation. I don't see what is insidious about this teaching?
First of all, Gebre, we're not talking about sex here. Why do you have to keep bringing it up?

Secondly, deusveritasest, I think you're on to something here. People begin life with nothing fully developed. We understand that babies born premature enough will die for lack of development. It seems, though, that people assume a digital nature to people: either they are homosexual or they are heterosexual, with no room for change or development. This I think is not accurate. Yet I find laughable the notion that people are all heterosexual, and that homosexuality is simply a choice.

Essentially, since we recognize that children develop in all ways at a particular rate in a particular order, one would think it would be as easily recognized that one's sexual orientation is developed as well, in the way the DNA prescribes.
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