Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hate Mail - "As if Americans are going to act like Christians are supposed to"

If the problem with America is that too many Christians are hypocrites about their Christianity and aren't being Christian enough,  wouldn't it also stand to reason that it's as much a problem that atheists and others aren't being Christian enough?

I mean, your snark admits that Christians acting like Christians would be the answer.  Things like doing unto others as you would have them do unto you (which as the saying continues is "the Law and the Prophets" is, actually, about as Jewish a saying as there is), doing to the least among us as we would to God, giving away money to the poor....  That would produce egalitarian democracy.    And if that's the case, isn't it also the answer for anti-Christians like you, too?

Another question, if Christianity teaches the morality that's needed, isn't that an argument for the validity of Christianity?   I'm far more inclusive than that,  I think all of the traditions that come from the Jewish scriptures contain  moral truth sufficient to produce egalitarian democracy.   Others may as well.  What doesn't and after my long and hard search within it can't seem to contain it is materialism.

There is a reason real democracy, the only form that has any right to the word in the modern period, egalitarian democracy, arose where it did was due to the moral prerequisites for it being present in large enough numbers of people.   Where the people have lost that, in the West due to a replacement with market-consumer and materialist-scientistic ideology, democracy becomes impossible to maintain. 

Update: Oh, no, I doubt I'm in much danger of having Simels' buddies at Eschaton read what I say, they're not great readers and don't seem to be able to comprehend what they don't already believe to start with.  I wonder if there's a name for that.  Confirmation-bias-dyslexia?   I'd say it's Simels' mother tongue if he didn't share Mendacity with Kellyanne, Sean, Donald, et al. 

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  1. "If the problem with America is that too many Christians are hypocrites about their Christianity and aren't being Christian enough, wouldn't it also stand to reason that it's as much a problem that atheists and others aren't being Christian enough?""

    Uh, no. That makes no sense whatsoever.

    Next question.

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    1. I post this as evidence supporting my contention stated later in the post.

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