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Lou's request for clarification-sumfundtns? Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Lou Pilder on June 24, 2008, at 10:41:22

In reply to Re: Jesus is Savior..pls read IAMtheWalrus, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 24, 2008, at 7:55:55

J_B_F_,
You wrote,[...for all of us...only by remembering and embracing (a foundation of Christianity)can we understand...our place in the world...].
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by the statement in question here. If you could clarify the following, then I could have the opportunity ro respond accordingly.
A.In,[...for {all} of >us<...], who are the {us} that you are referring to?
B. In,[...{only} by remembering and embracing (a foundation of Christianity)can >we< understand...>our< place in the world...],(1) who are the {we} that you are referring to? (2), who are the people in the {our} that you are referring to?(3)this has been redacted by respondent
Lou

 

Lou's request for clarification-zroastr IAMtheWalrus

Posted by Lou Pilder on June 24, 2008, at 17:46:11

In reply to Re: Jesus is Savior..pls read Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by IAMtheWalrus on June 24, 2008, at 10:15:19

I_A_t_W,
You wrote,[...Jesus was born in a barn, with smelly animals...].
Could you post here the authority, if you are wanting to mean that the statement is true, that you use to write that statement above? If you could, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
Lou

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr

Posted by Sigismund on June 24, 2008, at 18:18:19

In reply to Lou's request for clarification-zroastr IAMtheWalrus, posted by Lou Pilder on June 24, 2008, at 17:46:11

I was born into an "Onward Christian Soldiers' sort of Christianity which much later made me oversensitive to certain types of glory.

(I don't see how it is that much different to getting up in the morning and shouting out 'We are the greatest', three times before breakfast.)

That's my problem with Heaven actually...so much glory, the Sanctus from Bach's B minor Mass notwithstanding.

 

Salvation

Posted by Sigismund on June 24, 2008, at 18:24:26

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr, posted by Sigismund on June 24, 2008, at 18:18:19

Not all religions have this idea.
Not Buddhism nor Taoism at any rate.
It's just the monotheistic religions?
Would that be right?

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-sumfundtns? Lou Pilder

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 24, 2008, at 22:59:01

In reply to Lou's request for clarification-sumfundtns? Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Lou Pilder on June 24, 2008, at 10:41:22

> J_B_F_,
> You wrote,[...for all of us...only by remembering and embracing (a foundation of Christianity)can we understand...our place in the world...].
> I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by the statement in question here. If you could clarify the following, then I could have the opportunity ro respond accordingly.
> A.In,[...for {all} of >us<...], who are the {us} that you are referring to?
> B. In,[...{only} by remembering and embracing (a foundation of Christianity)can >we< understand...>our< place in the world...],(1) who are the {we} that you are referring to? (2), who are the people in the {our} that you are referring to?(3)this has been redacted by respondent
> Lou

Okay, I am a bit confused, to be honest Lou. I really want to discuss this with you, so I hope you will be patient with me if I miss something. :) Ummm..refering to us, I say every living being, and that will be argued by some that it is only exclusive to certain groups of people. I have my references, and will get them out if anyone wishes. I dont believe Jesus died and suffered for just Christians sins, but all of humanitys. The same applies to your other parts of the question. I dont believe in all of this self-righteous attitude where people brag about their being Christian and it being supreme. Martin Luther again talked a bit about that in the 16th century. That is a man-made egotistical Glory
attitude, made for ones ego. I am a very progressive Christian Lou, and try to be very tolerant and as graceful as possible, as the underlying theme of the Scriptures is Grace.

Hope that helps
Jay


 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 24, 2008, at 23:23:41

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr, posted by Sigismund on June 24, 2008, at 18:18:19

> I was born into an "Onward Christian Soldiers' sort of Christianity which much later made me oversensitive to certain types of glory.
>
> (I don't see how it is that much different to getting up in the morning and shouting out 'We are the greatest', three times before breakfast.)
>
> That's my problem with Heaven actually...so much glory, the Sanctus from Bach's B minor Mass notwithstanding.

What I was trying to get at in my post. Theology of the Cross takes us away from our own selfish attitudes, and self-righteousness of the bless-me clubs, and the Glory clubs. One interesting little fact. In the book Whats So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey, he notes that Jesus spent far more time with sinners and outcasts then saints. The sinners had no pretense and where honest, while the Saints put on airs, judged him, and sought to catch him in a moral trap.

The Glorified always tried to force a happy face, no matter what. According to the theology of the cross, who Jesus was and what he taught constitutes our most sure knowledge of God. True knowledge of God (and therefore hope) comes from knowing that in Christ God comes near to us in mercy and love. True knowledge of God, that is, then comes from knowing grace.

So, it follows, therefore, that the theological category that most makes sense of Christian hope is NOT optimism; it is Grace. Heaven's Gates may feel more like the deepest love you've ever known, not some typical setting of the Gates and trumpets and all.

Jay

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Sigismund on June 25, 2008, at 2:59:24

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 24, 2008, at 23:23:41

>What I was trying to get at in my post. Theology of the Cross takes us away from our own selfish attitudes, and self-righteousness of the bless-me clubs, and the Glory clubs.

Well yes, I understand what you are saying.

Am I right in thinking that the history of those countries with a Christian heritage has been uniquely awful?

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 25, 2008, at 8:58:19

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Sigismund on June 25, 2008, at 2:59:24

> >What I was trying to get at in my post. Theology of the Cross takes us away from our own selfish attitudes, and self-righteousness of the bless-me clubs, and the Glory clubs.
>
> Well yes, I understand what you are saying.
>
> Am I right in thinking that the history of those countries with a Christian heritage has been uniquely awful?
>
>

Well, every country and religion has it's challenges.
It bothers me somewhat that some people treat their religion like the way they treat taking their dog out for a walk. Many people just don't want to "get their hands dirty", and get to the heart of Scripture. Scripture is drama, poetry, verse, song. It still leaves many things open to interpretation. Even amongst different versions of the Bible, you can find things tilted in a different direction. So, I would say, it is the people, not the religion that has caused so many problems.

Jay :) IMHO...

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Sigismund on June 25, 2008, at 20:27:49

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 25, 2008, at 8:58:19

When I reflected on this I realised that the only terrible series of events committed by a nation without a Christian background that I knew anything about was the Japanese war in WWII.

 

Lou's request for clarification-sigmafndtns? Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Lou PIlder on June 25, 2008, at 20:53:26

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 24, 2008, at 23:23:41

> > I was born into an "Onward Christian Soldiers' sort of Christianity which much later made me oversensitive to certain types of glory.
> >
> > (I don't see how it is that much different to getting up in the morning and shouting out 'We are the greatest', three times before breakfast.)
> >
> > That's my problem with Heaven actually...so much glory, the Sanctus from Bach's B minor Mass notwithstanding.
>
>
>
> What I was trying to get at in my post. Theology of the Cross takes us away from our own selfish attitudes, and self-righteousness of the bless-me clubs, and the Glory clubs. One interesting little fact. In the book Whats So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey, he notes that Jesus spent far more time with sinners and outcasts then saints. The sinners had no pretense and where honest, while the Saints put on airs, judged him, and sought to catch him in a moral trap.
>
> The Glorified always tried to force a happy face, no matter what. According to the theology of the cross, who Jesus was and what he taught constitutes our most sure knowledge of God. True knowledge of God (and therefore hope) comes from knowing that in Christ God comes near to us in mercy and love. True knowledge of God, that is, then comes from knowing grace.
>
> So, it follows, therefore, that the theological category that most makes sense of Christian hope is NOT optimism; it is Grace. Heaven's Gates may feel more like the deepest love you've ever known, not some typical setting of the Gates and trumpets and all.
>
> Jay
>
> Jay,
You wrote,[...Tyeology of the cross...According to the theology of the cross, who Jesus was and what he taught constitutes our {most sure} (a foundation of Christianity). True knowledge of God...comes from knowing that in (a foundation of Christianity)...].
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by the following in the grammatical structure of your statement and if you could clarify this for me, and if you could identify or post an authority, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
A.Could you identify what is the {theology of the cross} that, I guess, describes who Jesus was and what he taught that constitutes our most (a foundation of Christianity}? And is the {our} the same as in a previous post here?
B.in,[...true knowledge of God comes from knowing that in Christ (a foundation of Christianity)...]
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean here by the above and if you could clarify the following, then I could have the opportunity to respond acordingly.
This request for clarification in part B has been redacted by respondent.
Lou


 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-sigmafndtns? Lou PIlder

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 1:40:47

In reply to Lou's request for clarification-sigmafndtns? Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Lou PIlder on June 25, 2008, at 20:53:26

Lou, this webpage explains it a bit better then I do. Now it's a translated page from a PDF file, so it has weird colours all over it, but it's a good read. Let me know what you think. It's probably one of the foundations of the Lutheran church, even though I am not Lutheran,(I am Catholic if it matters) I find it pretty strong and logical stuff.
Here is the addy (I used tiny url for length):
http://tinyurl.com/5grktr

Jay

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 1:58:28

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Sigismund on June 25, 2008, at 20:27:49

> When I reflected on this I realised that the only terrible series of events committed by a nation without a Christian background that I knew anything about was the Japanese war in WWII.

Yea, I think you are onto something. I think the Christian faith has largely been hijacked by very rich and/or powerful individuals with their own agendas. And yep, they are usually white males.(Being one myself..lol.) A-bombs, Concentration camps, Vietnam, Iraq...etc. John McCain is saying he'd be happy and would have no problem if the Iraq invasion continued for another 100 years.

Yey.
Jay.

 

Lou's request for clarification-pshumphoundtns? Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Lou PIlder on June 26, 2008, at 6:47:06

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-sigmafndtns? Lou PIlder, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 1:40:47

J_B_F,
In the post that I am responding to here, you offered a link. Clicking on the link and looking at (3), that starts out with [...Whereas the theologian of glory...], then looking at the 2end paragraph we find;
[...Only the (a foundation of many groups in Christianity) "who have been reduced to nothing are (a foundation of many groups of Christianity). All other roads(a foundation of many groups of Christianity).
I am unsure as to the following and if you could clarify/identify/or give an authority for, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
A.Do you agree with what the author purports in the statement in question here in your offered link as to be true?
B. If so, what could be the basis for you to agree that the statement is true?
C. If the statement in question is a belief of yours, what does that mean, in your theology, to those that are not members of the group of [...Only the (a foundation of many groups of Christianity)...] as to the road that they are following that is a different road from the one in the statement in question?
D. If you do not believe the statement in question here is true, could you post here that so that those that are on a different road than the one in the statement in question could think that their road is not closed?
E. this part has been redacted by the respondent
Lou

 

Finding the statment in question ithe offered link

Posted by Lou PIlder on June 26, 2008, at 7:02:58

In reply to Lou's request for clarification-pshumphoundtns? Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Lou PIlder on June 26, 2008, at 6:47:06

> J_B_F,
> In the post that I am responding to here, you offered a link. Clicking on the link and looking at (3), that starts out with [...Whereas the theologian of glory...], then looking at the 2end paragraph we find;
> [...Only the (a foundation of many groups in Christianity) "who have been reduced to nothing are (a foundation of many groups of Christianity). All other roads(a foundation of many groups of Christianity).
> I am unsure as to the following and if you could clarify/identify/or give an authority for, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> A.Do you agree with what the author purports in the statement in question here in your offered link as to be true?
> B. If so, what could be the basis for you to agree that the statement is true?
> C. If the statement in question is a belief of yours, what does that mean, in your theology, to those that are not members of the group of [...Only the (a foundation of many groups of Christianity)...] as to the road that they are following that is a different road from the one in the statement in question?
> D. If you do not believe the statement in question here is true, could you post here that so that those that are on a different road than the one in the statement in question could think that their road is not closed?
> E. this part has been redacted by the respondent
> Lou

Friends,
In finding the statement in question in the offered link in question here, the part where #3 could be found in in the part that starts out with [...Deus Absconditus...] separating sections about before the middle of the text. It starts out,[...Luther's theology of the...].
Lou

 

Re: Sorry about that Lou... Lou PIlder

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 8:47:44

In reply to Finding the statment in question ithe offered link, posted by Lou PIlder on June 26, 2008, at 7:02:58

I'm sorry...it was late and I should have pointed that out Lou. There is the the whole story and life of Martin Luther there. Thanks for pointing that out..:)

Jay

 

Lou's request for clarification-wknmybbybkhom Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Lou PIlder on June 26, 2008, at 8:56:17

In reply to Re: Sorry about that Lou... Lou PIlder, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 8:47:44

> I'm sorry...it was late and I should have pointed that out Lou. There is the the whole story and life of Martin Luther there. Thanks for pointing that out..:)
>
> Jay

Jay,
You wrote,[...it was late and I should have pointed that out...]
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by the grammatical structure of your reply to me here. If you could clarify the following, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
A. In [...{it} was late...],what was the {it} that was late and what are you wanting to mean by {late}?
B. In,[...I should have pointed {that} out...],what is the {that} that should have been pointed out and what are you wanting to mean that it {should have been} pointed out?
Lou

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Sigismund on June 26, 2008, at 16:39:56

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 1:58:28

John McCain is by no means the worst of it though, although I'm pretty ignorant.

What about The Family?

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr

Posted by Sigismund on June 26, 2008, at 17:06:23

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Sigismund on June 26, 2008, at 16:39:56

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_%28Christian_political_organization%29

I think they believe in the divine aspect of power.
Which kinda reminds me of this, for reasons that escape me.
It has something to do with faith.
But what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555jxltr9Zo

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 20:15:18

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr, posted by Sigismund on June 26, 2008, at 17:06:23

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_%28Christian_political_organization%29
>
> I think they believe in the divine aspect of power.
> Which kinda reminds me of this, for reasons that escape me.
> It has something to do with faith.
> But what?
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555jxltr9Zo
>
>

Ummm...I don't think this is correct. The Lutheran Church is where you will find the information. It has nothing to do with these psuedo-religions.

Jay

 

Lou's request for clarification-psudoh Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Lou PIlder on June 26, 2008, at 20:42:34

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-zroastr Sigismund, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 20:15:18

> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_%28Christian_political_organization%29
> >
> > I think they believe in the divine aspect of power.
> > Which kinda reminds me of this, for reasons that escape me.
> > It has something to do with faith.
> > But what?
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555jxltr9Zo
> >
> >
>
> Ummm...I don't think this is correct. The Lutheran Church is where you will find the information. It has nothing to do with these psuedo-religions.
>
> Jay

Jay ,
You wrote,[...these psuedo-religions...]
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by that. If you could clarify the following, I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
A.What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is a psuedo-religion or not?
B. What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is not a pseudo-religion?
C. This part has been redacted by the respondent
Lou

 

Re: Lou's request for clarification-psudoh Lou PIlder

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 23:17:12

In reply to Lou's request for clarification-psudoh Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Lou PIlder on June 26, 2008, at 20:42:34

> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_%28Christian_political_organization%29
> > >
> > > I think they believe in the divine aspect of power.
> > > Which kinda reminds me of this, for reasons that escape me.
> > > It has something to do with faith.
> > > But what?
> > >
> > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555jxltr9Zo
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Ummm...I don't think this is correct. The Lutheran Church is where you will find the information. It has nothing to do with these psuedo-religions.
> >
> > Jay
>
> Jay ,
> You wrote,[...these psuedo-religions...]
> I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by that. If you could clarify the following, I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> A.What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is a psuedo-religion or not?
> B. What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is not a pseudo-religion?
> C. This part has been redacted by the respondent
> Lou
>

Lou:

Well, did you know that Jesus preferred the company of sinners to saints? Why?
Because the saints put on airs, judged him, and tried to catch him in a moral trap.
The sinners where honest about themselves, and had no pretense.

Everything I say (almost anybody), especially in religious studies, have rather subjective viewpoints. What I am referring to in Pseudo-Religion is a group of organized people whose leaders have ulterior motives over their participants. (i.e. money, suicide cults, etc..)

Jay

 

Lou's request for identification-bibistdfm Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Lou PIlder on June 27, 2008, at 6:53:37

In reply to Re: Lou's request for clarification-psudoh Lou PIlder, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 26, 2008, at 23:17:12

> > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_%28Christian_political_organization%29
> > > >
> > > > I think they believe in the divine aspect of power.
> > > > Which kinda reminds me of this, for reasons that escape me.
> > > > It has something to do with faith.
> > > > But what?
> > > >
> > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555jxltr9Zo
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > Ummm...I don't think this is correct. The Lutheran Church is where you will find the information. It has nothing to do with these psuedo-religions.
> > >
> > > Jay
> >
> > Jay ,
> > You wrote,[...these psuedo-religions...]
> > I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by that. If you could clarify the following, I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> > A.What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is a psuedo-religion or not?
> > B. What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is not a pseudo-religion?
> > C. This part has been redacted by the respondent
> > Lou
> >
>
> Lou:
>
> Well, did you know that Jesus preferred the company of sinners to saints? Why?
> Because the saints put on airs, judged him, and tried to catch him in a moral trap.
> The sinners where honest about themselves, and had no pretense.
>
> Everything I say (almost anybody), especially in religious studies, have rather subjective viewpoints. What I am referring to in Pseudo-Religion is a group of organized people whose leaders have ulterior motives over their participants. (i.e. money, suicide cults, etc..)
>
> Jay

Jay,
You wrote,[...Jesus preferred the company of sinners to saints...the saints put on airs, judged him and tried to catch him in a moral trap...the sinners had no pretense...]
I am unsure as to what group of people you are referring to that you write here as {saints} that Jesus preferred the company of sinners to them. If you could identify that group of people that you are referring to, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
Lou

 

Re: Lou's request for identification-bibistdfm Lou PIlder

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 27, 2008, at 17:07:36

In reply to Lou's request for identification-bibistdfm Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Lou PIlder on June 27, 2008, at 6:53:37

> > > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_%28Christian_political_organization%29
> > > > >
> > > > > I think they believe in the divine aspect of power.
> > > > > Which kinda reminds me of this, for reasons that escape me.
> > > > > It has something to do with faith.
> > > > > But what?
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555jxltr9Zo
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Ummm...I don't think this is correct. The Lutheran Church is where you will find the information. It has nothing to do with these psuedo-religions.
> > > >
> > > > Jay
> > >
> > > Jay ,
> > > You wrote,[...these psuedo-religions...]
> > > I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by that. If you could clarify the following, I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> > > A.What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is a psuedo-religion or not?
> > > B. What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is not a pseudo-religion?
> > > C. This part has been redacted by the respondent
> > > Lou
> > >
> >
> > Lou:
> >
> > Well, did you know that Jesus preferred the company of sinners to saints? Why?
> > Because the saints put on airs, judged him, and tried to catch him in a moral trap.
> > The sinners where honest about themselves, and had no pretense.
> >
> > Everything I say (almost anybody), especially in religious studies, have rather subjective viewpoints. What I am referring to in Pseudo-Religion is a group of organized people whose leaders have ulterior motives over their participants. (i.e. money, suicide cults, etc..)
> >
> > Jay
>
> Jay,
> You wrote,[...Jesus preferred the company of sinners to saints...the saints put on airs, judged him and tried to catch him in a moral trap...the sinners had no pretense...]
> I am unsure as to what group of people you are referring to that you write here as {saints} that Jesus preferred the company of sinners to them. If you could identify that group of people that you are referring to, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> Lou
>
>

Lou, dude, you are a passionate man and I appreciate that! I just don't have ALL of the answers, okay.:) (Maybe I pretend I do sometimes..lol..hahaa) That little bit about "saints" and "sinners" and Jesus, comes from a book by Philip Yancey, called "What's So Amazing About Grace?" (It doesn't put down the Scriptures, just asks a lot of questions.) I don't have a copy of the book, though. I am not sure if these are Saints in the Catholic tradition, or what? I sort of doubt it, though.
I'll see if I can find more info for you.

Thanks for your thoughts...
Jay

 

Re: More on Yancey and Grace... Lou PIlder

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 27, 2008, at 17:22:45

In reply to Lou's request for identification-bibistdfm Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by Lou PIlder on June 27, 2008, at 6:53:37

Hey Lou...

Here is an interesting little 'blurb' about Yancey's book and the concept of 'Grace' as an underlying theme in the Bible.

"This grace is the true message of Jesus....Jesus speaks merely of receiving the love that God has for us. Accepting it, not earning it or making ourselves worthy of it. And frankly, accepting something we have not earned or are not worthy of is not an easy thing for most of us.

....Believers and nonbelievers alike should accept Yancey's challenge to become agents of grace rather than agents of vengeance or judgment or anger."

I really like that. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be a concept many pursue these days.

Jay


 

Lou's request for identification-ohneliegh? Jay_Bravest_Face

Posted by Lou PIlder on June 27, 2008, at 18:01:25

In reply to Re: Lou's request for identification-bibistdfm Lou PIlder, posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 27, 2008, at 17:07:36

> > > > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_%28Christian_political_organization%29
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I think they believe in the divine aspect of power.
> > > > > > Which kinda reminds me of this, for reasons that escape me.
> > > > > > It has something to do with faith.
> > > > > > But what?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555jxltr9Zo
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Ummm...I don't think this is correct. The Lutheran Church is where you will find the information. It has nothing to do with these psuedo-religions.
> > > > >
> > > > > Jay
> > > >
> > > > Jay ,
> > > > You wrote,[...these psuedo-religions...]
> > > > I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by that. If you could clarify the following, I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> > > > A.What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is a psuedo-religion or not?
> > > > B. What is the criteria that you use to determine if a religion is not a pseudo-religion?
> > > > C. This part has been redacted by the respondent
> > > > Lou
> > > >
> > >
> > > Lou:
> > >
> > > Well, did you know that Jesus preferred the company of sinners to saints? Why?
> > > Because the saints put on airs, judged him, and tried to catch him in a moral trap.
> > > The sinners where honest about themselves, and had no pretense.
> > >
> > > Everything I say (almost anybody), especially in religious studies, have rather subjective viewpoints. What I am referring to in Pseudo-Religion is a group of organized people whose leaders have ulterior motives over their participants. (i.e. money, suicide cults, etc..)
> > >
> > > Jay
> >
> > Jay,
> > You wrote,[...Jesus preferred the company of sinners to saints...the saints put on airs, judged him and tried to catch him in a moral trap...the sinners had no pretense...]
> > I am unsure as to what group of people you are referring to that you write here as {saints} that Jesus preferred the company of sinners to them. If you could identify that group of people that you are referring to, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
> > Lou
> >
> >
>
> Lou, dude, you are a passionate man and I appreciate that! I just don't have ALL of the answers, okay.:) (Maybe I pretend I do sometimes..lol..hahaa) That little bit about "saints" and "sinners" and Jesus, comes from a book by Philip Yancey, called "What's So Amazing About Grace?" (It doesn't put down the Scriptures, just asks a lot of questions.) I don't have a copy of the book, though. I am not sure if these are Saints in the Catholic tradition, or what? I sort of doubt it, though.
> I'll see if I can find more info for you.
>
> Thanks for your thoughts...
> Jay

Jay,
I clicked on the offered link that comes up for the book and in {editorial reviews} going down to {product description}, I read;[...his...exploration of grace...our XXX for love and forgiveness...].
I am unsure as to if you are wanting to mean that what is in the book mentioned from the author is what you want to endorse or not here, such as the statement in question. If you could clarify as to if you are or are not wanting the author's perspective in the statement in question to be also your perspective, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
Lou


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