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Author Topic:   What Is A Christian (Remix)
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Message 94 of 133 (426185)
10-05-2007 3:35 PM
Reply to: Message 91 by New Cat's Eye
10-05-2007 3:08 PM


Okay.
It seems Phat is not talking about who is a christian, in the sense of who is saved, but who is a Christian in the sense of who should be called a Christian.

So, a person who is recognized by a Christian Church and who subscribes to the bylaws of the club and identifies him or herself as a club member is a Christian?


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Message 102 of 133 (426218)
10-05-2007 5:20 PM
Reply to: Message 97 by Phat
10-05-2007 4:51 PM


Re: Phat & Jar: how we explain their "Christianity"
Notice when you ask "So who is this enemy?"

iano replies:

iano writes:

Everyone who is not saved. Jar, Percy, Dr Adequate, Schraf, PaulK, Chiroptera, Larni, Omnivorous...RobinRohan when he was aroujnd..etc.

People.

What a telling response. Enemy!

So funny.


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Message 104 of 133 (426228)
10-05-2007 5:48 PM
Reply to: Message 103 by iano
10-05-2007 5:45 PM


Re: Phat & Jar: how we explain their "Christianity"
If your wondering whether you are indeed saved Phat (and the saved can well wonder at times) then this exchange might tell you.

Nope, worry not. Never even bother to think about it.

As to being saved; in the words of a friend and Priest, "Hell? Oh hell, fuggidabutit!"


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Message 115 of 133 (426430)
10-06-2007 5:17 PM


One the "Who is a Christian Game"
First, I have no doubt that Faith or Buz or Ray or iano or IamJoseph or anyone else who tells me they are a Christian, is a Christian.

I would go a step further and state with a pretty high degree of confidence based on their posts and behavior that they are Biblical Christians.


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Message 124 of 133 (443001)
12-23-2007 12:31 PM
Reply to: Message 123 by Phat
12-23-2007 3:49 AM


Re: Source versus Content
I usually take the position that the source of wisdom (which I believe to be GOD) is a necessary component of the value of that wisdom.

God told Marshal Applewhite to gather the folk and to abandon these husks. Great source, shitty message.

It does not matter what the source is, you need to test the message against reason, logic and reality. God tells you to get a gun and go kill folk, you test message, decide it is stupid, say "Sorry big guy, no thanks."

In order to tell a good story around a campfire, one needs either:
# experience
# good teachers (such as other storytellers, which leads to the question of the source of wisdom for the very first storyteller)
# Common sense (which usually is found through observation, logic, reason, and experience of reality).

I guess my question is this: How can a good storyteller have good content without having good source(s)?

Basically all those are internal. You gather experiences by being a good observer. Those who simply float through this life don't really experience much of it. Observing, listening, like critical thinking are skills you learn.

The first storyteller gained his talent the same way the last storyteller will.

The thing you left out, and it is VERY important, is that to be a storyteller you also need imagination, you take ordinary, mundane, everyday things and embellish them. Some friends meet on the beach for a fish fry becomes they meet for a fish fry but forgot the fish. They pull in a net and wow, it is full of fish.

Imagination and embellishment.


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jar
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Message 130 of 133 (825896)
12-19-2017 7:35 AM
Reply to: Message 128 by Phat
11-02-2010 10:35 AM


Re: Who Dat Christian?
Phat writes:

We are again talking about whether or not jar is a Christian and what the criteria are for such a title.

Which just shows folk will talk about anything no matter how stupid it makes them appear.

If someone is a member of the Elks Club, they are an Elk.

If someone is a member of The Shriners, they are a Shriner.

I am a member of a recognized Christian Denomination. That means once again, reality wins. Someone can question whether or not I am a Christian but that simply shows their utter ignorance and disconnect from reality.

Some folk love to appear stupid it seems.


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