As someone who claims to be a Christian, I would have to agree with Nancy
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OK. I'll stay on the radar screen. I think that
people who claim to
be "Christian" are claiming to follow the teachings of
Jesus. And if
you hate your neighbor and think the richer you are the
are and behave like a pharisee, you aren't. I don't think
word makes you anything. I could SAY I'm a Buddhist, but the
is that I've never studied it, and do not really know its most
values and do not follow any Buddhist rites. So saying it would
make me one. I don't think Jerry Falwell has much more
into Christianity in the sense of living out what Jesus taught than
have of Buddhism. I'm sure he has read the Bible, so that puts
ahead, but reading and claiming do not make it
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Re: OT or OT? Possible
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Nancy Gish wrote:
> Hitler seemed to have imagined himself standing for
> take an extreme example); does one "honor" that, or is
there anything at
> all in what Jesus said and did that puts some limits
on the term?
> Cheers, Nancy
End all dispute; and fix the
When British bards begin t'Immortalize?
"Who lasts a
Century can have no flaw,
"I'll hold that Wit a Classick, good in
Suppose he wants a year, will you compound?
And shall we deem
him Ancient, right and sound,
Or damn to all Eternity at once,
ninety-nine, a Modern, and a Dunce?
"We shall not quarrel for a year
"By courtesy of England, he may do.
Then, by the rule that
made the Horse-tail bare,
I pluck out year by year, as hair by hair,
melt down Ancients like a heap of Snow. . .
Pope, Ep. II i,
(Incidentally, Gould. Vrba & Elledge, with "punctuated
have done for history as well as biology and physiology
In every spectrum, there are
always points off the radar screen as it
were, and Hitler is one such in
several genera. His regime is not
'fair' exemplum of the various
fascist movements around the world
1919 and 1940. Not that any of
them, in power or out, were very
none projected anything to
match the "Final Solution."
But the "off-the-radar-screen" description
should be sparingly
we are back in the realm of plucking off
hair by hair. Do you want to
that all abortion-opponents are not
"real" xtians? Or . . . ?