[FoRK] Desired skills: Christian!
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Sat Jul 15 19:57:44 PDT 2006
At 12:38 15-07-06, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>On 15 Jul 2006, at 17:37, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>>> Since when the fuck was being a Christian a skill?
>> I've seen a lot of people claim to be a Christian,
>> and fewer actually *try* to be a Christian,
>> but very few are any good at it.
>Can you name any I may have heard of? :)
Probably not. Isn't that the point? At the risk of incurring
wrath by going meta, what exactly is a Christian? Is it
exemplified by someone who wears a funny hat and who sells
indulgences? Is it someone takes another person's word for
it? Is it someone who lives by a certain creed, to the best
of their ability? Whence cometh that creed, Jesus via the
bible or the Council of Nicea?
On another list, a lady who self-describes as Christian spent
some extra effort to describe a religion I was exposed to in
my youth as non-Christian. Problem is, it self-describes as
I've long-heard that the differences between cults, sects,
and religions is time. While I don't personally have a dog
in that race, I did observe that my mother would not agree
to the characterization of her religion as non-Christian.
Wow, that's when the fun really started. So what is the
real answer? 42?
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