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« on: April 05, 2012, 04:54:27 PM »

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Greene, an Air Force veteran from San Antonio who has a history of activism related to atheist causes, threatened in February to file a lawsuit against Henderson County, Texas, if they did not remove a Nativity scene in front of the courthouse, Malakoff News reported.
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But he was forced to drop the lawsuit after doctors told him that he had developed eye cataracts and was in danger of losing his vision, according to the Houston Chronicle. Shortly thereafter, Greene's failing vision forced him to quit his job as a taxi driver and he was left with the challenge of supporting himself and his wife of 33 years.

That's when Jessica Crye, a Christian woman who read about Greene's troubles in the paper, went to members of her church and asked if they would be willing to donate money to help Greene.
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It's that compassion that Greene says compelled him to start rethinking his religious beliefs. He told the Christian Post that after thinking deeply about Christianity and reexamining his views on evolution and animals, he decided to start practicing the religion.

"There's been one lingering thought in the back of my head my entire life, and it's one thought that I've never been able to reconcile, and that is the vast difference between all the animals and us," Greene told the Post.

He added later, "I kind of realized that the questions I [was] asking you just had to accept on faith without doubting every period and every comma."
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 04:56:43 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 05:21:21 PM »

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He's an interesting mix. He seems to have rejected evolution (perhaps), but has some fairly liberal views otherwise:

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Greene plans to either join a nearby liberal congregation or may even start his own chapter of the Rainbow Baptists, an outreach ministry of The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists that supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He says he feels strongly that homosexuality is acceptable in Christianity, and claims the Bible's original approach to issues of homosexuality has been altered over the last 2,000 years.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 05:35:53 PM »

Huh. Well I hope he finds happiness wherever he ends up.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 08:32:29 PM »

I'm not making any insinuations one way or the other on any of the controversial issues he's taken positions on, but doeas anyone else find it completely ridiculous that he just decided to convert and already is trying to become a pastor and proclaim his personal opinions? Couldn't he at least wait a few years to learn?

In spite of my post, good for him!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 08:36:15 PM »

he just decided to convert and already is trying to become a pastor and proclaim his personal opinions?

Very Orthodoxesque  police
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