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Christianity on Facebook
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:12:58 PM »
So I was just invited to join a "Progressive Christianity Global" group on facebook.  Here is their description of the group.  There are so many buzzwords in it that it makes my head hurt.  Also it is the most ridiculous group purpose ever.

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Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent, and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that creates a pathway into an authentic and relevant religious experience.

We promote an understanding of Christian practice and teaching that leads to a greater concern for the way people treat each other than for the way people express their beliefs, the acceptance of all people, and a respect for other religious traditions.

We affirm the variety and depth of human experience and the richness of each persons’ search for meaning, and we encourage the use of sound scholarship, critical inquiry, and all intellectual powers to understand the presence of God in human life.

We are opposed to any exclusive dogma that limits the search for truth and free inquiry, and we encourage work that eases the pain, suffering and degradation inherent in many of the structures of society, as well as work that keeps central to the Christian life fair, open, peaceful, and loving treatment of all human beings.

By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who…

1. Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life;

2. Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey;

3. Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to:

Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics,
Believers and agnostics,
Women and men,
Those of all sexual orientations and gender identities,
Those of all classes and abilities;

4. Know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe;

5. Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes;

6. Strive for peace and justice among all people;

7. Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth;

8. Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love.
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 09:20:32 PM »
Sounds more like a Unitarian Universalist group?

I could rail on how the Satanic spirit of ecumenism has eroded the very moral fabric of society, but knowing firsthand what else is on Facebook, this is actually a positive thing for the network. ;D

At least they used the "J" word!
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 09:26:41 PM »
Their heart seems to be in the right place, though I would perhaps disagree with their approach, conclusions, and verbiage. Anyway, good luck to them...

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 03:23:20 AM »
anathema to them
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 03:26:42 AM »
Why do people put Christianity on FB? FB is of the devil anyways. James and Trevor right now are very publicly discussing their Dormition Fast practices on Facebook.
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 03:29:19 AM »
Meh.

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 05:27:24 AM »
Why do people put Christianity on FB? FB is of the devil anyways. James and Trevor right now are very publicly discussing their Dormition Fast practices on Facebook.

With you watching. :laugh:
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 10:34:51 AM »
These groups are a dime a dozen on facebook.  I've received a few "invites" over the years from "friends" of mine who adhere to the BS spewed by these groups like what Trisagion reposted.  I waste enough time on facebook as it is. Why would I waste time reading their mantra and get into debates?
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 10:37:53 AM »
These groups are a dime a dozen on facebook.  I've received a few "invites" over the years from "friends" of mine who adhere to the BS spewed by these groups like what Trisagion reposted.  I waste enough time on facebook as it is. Why would I waste time reading their mantra and get into debates?
LOL, I didn't join, they would just annoy me to no end, and I don't need that.  I have enough annoyances in my life.  :laugh:
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 10:43:26 AM »
These groups are a dime a dozen on facebook.  I've received a few "invites" over the years from "friends" of mine who adhere to the BS spewed by these groups like what Trisagion reposted.  I waste enough time on facebook as it is. Why would I waste time reading their mantra and get into debates?
LOL, I didn't join, they would just annoy me to no end, and I don't need that.  I have enough annoyances in my life.  :laugh:

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 10:47:02 AM »
These groups are a dime a dozen on facebook.  I've received a few "invites" over the years from "friends" of mine who adhere to the BS spewed by these groups like what Trisagion reposted.  I waste enough time on facebook as it is. Why would I waste time reading their mantra and get into debates?
LOL, I didn't join, they would just annoy me to no end, and I don't need that.  I have enough annoyances in my life.  :laugh:

Welcome to OC.net! ;)
Precisely!  ;D
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 10:48:22 AM »
Why do people put Christianity on FB? FB is of the devil anyways. James and Trevor right now are very publicly discussing their Dormition Fast practices on Facebook.

With you watching. :laugh:

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 10:12:02 AM »
Why do people put Christianity on FB? FB is of the devil anyways. James and Trevor right now are very publicly discussing their Dormition Fast practices on Facebook.

With you watching. :laugh:

Score!

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 10:30:12 AM »
I was cheering you on!
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 10:38:05 AM »
Why do people put Christianity on FB? FB is of the devil anyways. James and Trevor right now are very publicly discussing their Dormition Fast practices on Facebook.

With you watching. :laugh:

Score!

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2013, 04:42:40 PM »
How is noticing something on your FB notices a downfall?
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2013, 04:46:48 PM »
Why do people put Christianity on FB? FB is of the devil anyways. James and Trevor right now are very publicly discussing their Dormition Fast practices on Facebook.

With you watching. :laugh:

Score!

...and you reveling in his downfall. For shame. Only I, lovesupreme, am the sinless one here!

Hey, I just enjoy boy threesomes and up. The more the merrier! Where two or three are gathered, and all that jazz. :angel:

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2013, 05:40:07 PM »
Seems superficial or artificial.

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2013, 05:42:02 PM »
Hey, I just enjoy boy threesomes and up. The more the merrier! Where two or three are gathered, and all that jazz. :angel:

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2013, 06:37:44 PM »
Come on now, everything on Facebook is the most ridiculous thing of its kind.

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2013, 01:15:21 PM »
Come on now, everything on Facebook is the most ridiculous thing of its kind.
Well, oc.net can often rival it in ridiculousness.  Yet, somehow I am drawn to both... what does that say about me?  ???
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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
Speaking of Christianity on Facebook, does anyone know which Vladimir Putin profile is the real one? Like authentic and verified Prime Putin. There are so many imposters, and after several hours of fact-checking I have only worked through maybe 12% of them. Anyone you can hook a bro up with the addy? k thx

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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2014, 07:29:29 PM »
Speaking of Christianity on Facebook, does anyone know which Vladimir Putin profile is the real one? Like authentic and verified Prime Putin. There are so many imposters, and after several hours of fact-checking I have only worked through maybe 12% of them. Anyone you can hook a bro up with the addy? k thx

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Re: Christianity on Facebook
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2014, 06:01:45 AM »
necromancy has been happening every day now for like three days

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