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Thread #77771   Message #1391207
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
28-Jan-05 - 09:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Hey, Jim:

You know, you and I should get to know each other. And I believe we would respect each other, rather than see each other at opposite pole. Part of the problem in this country is when you, Amos and others talk about about what Christians are like, they don't sound even faintly like the people I know. I suspect that when I talk about the Religious Right they don't sound anything like the people you know. Life becomes simpler when we can confine people to little boxes with labels. But, that isn't the way that life works. I know loving, moral, highly admirable Atheists who do far more good in life than some so-called "religious" people do. I know gay couples who in many ways live a more moral life than many straight couples.

As for Jesus being the "way, the truth and the light," I think that belief is not a "Right" or Left" belief. If you are characterizing those on the "Left" as not beliving that, you are completely misunderstanding your fellow Christians. Perhaps the difference is that while I belief that statement to be true, I accept that as the foundation of my life, not something I can try to impose on others.
And definite, not to legislate.

But, I don't think that Mudcat is a proper forum to get into any lengthy discussion of religious beliefs. I have too much love and respect for friends in here who don't share my beliefs. Whatever anyone believes, or is trying to do to live a moral, productive life,
I applaud them for it. In the long run, it is how we "walk the walk," not "talk the talk" that we are measured by.