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Post by Original Quill on Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:52 pm

drsynne wrote:I quite like the take home message of Christianity, as in the words Christ said. The dogmas and retweaking that's been done since, not so much.

I definitely agree.  The Pauline re-writing of 'who was Christ' has totally confused the plot.

My own opinion is that Christ was among the great founding philosophers...along with Socrates, Epicurious, Hobbes, Kant, Hegel and others.  Christ's contribution was humanism: emphasizing the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, rather than divine or supernatural matters.  Today, we pigeon-hole this core philosophy in something called Christian charity...as if it is a side-bar discussion.

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Post by drsynne on Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:33 pm

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drsynne wrote:I quite like the take home message of Christianity, as in the words Christ said. The dogmas and retweaking that's been done since, not so much.

I definitely agree.  The Pauline re-writing of 'who was Christ' has totally confused the plot.

My own opinion is that Christ was among the great founding philosophers...along with Socrates, Epicurious, Hobbes, Kant, Hegel and others.  Christ's contribution was humanism: emphasizing the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, rather than divine or supernatural matters.  Today, we pigeon-hole this core philosophy in something called Christian charity...as if it is a side-bar discussion.

Very well said Quill. I agree. religious belief or not aside the philosophy is key.

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Post by Lurker on Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:58 pm

(Facebook Quote) - Jim Riggle Sr.: "Many evangelicals are like year old Easter eggs ; decorated on the outside , ROTTEN on the inside !"

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:20 pm

Lurker wrote:(Facebook Quote) - Jim Riggle Sr.: "Many evangelicals are like year old Easter eggs ; decorated on the outside , ROTTEN on the inside !"

Sounds like Republicans as a whole. Twisted Evil

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Post by drsynne on Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:49 pm

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The thing about you're signature quote.

Do you think someone who is willing/or wants to disembowel one and strangle another is the best example of wanting to lead us into a more tolerent free society.

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Post by nicko on Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:59 pm

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:35 pm

drsynne wrote:Do you think someone who is willing/or wants to disembowel one and strangle another is the best example of wanting to lead us into a more tolerent free society.

Well, it does show a passion for the project. Smile

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Post by drsynne on Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:02 am

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drsynne wrote:Do you think someone who is willing/or wants to disembowel one and strangle another is the best example of wanting to lead us into a more tolerent free society.

Well, it does show a passion for the project. Smile

Ah but passion like fire is a good servant but a bad master. Smile

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:25 pm

drsynne wrote:
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Well, it does show a passion for the project. Smile

Ah but passion like fire is a good servant but a bad master. Smile

Diderot didn't get that far.  He was short of details.   Wink

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