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Author Topic:   Christian Superhero Fred Phelps is no longer with us
Phat
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Message 2 of 52 (722359)
03-20-2014 2:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Taz
03-20-2014 2:38 PM


Ministry Of Phelps
I never respected Phelps and I am ashamed to say that he claimed Christianity. That being said, I have no idea where his soul ended up. Other Christians tried to help him modify or change his beliefs, yet him and his "cultlike" family refused to change or grow. I think it was all a business for them. Perhaps if I have nothing good to say, I should shut up.

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Phat
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Message 20 of 52 (722422)
03-21-2014 2:39 AM
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03-20-2014 8:12 PM


Christian Disapproval
I would say that most Christians hate gay behavior--that is, fleshly stimulation between two consenting adults, but they also hate that with straight people....outside the institution of marriage. I would say that most Christians would now admit that sexual attraction (gender attraction) is inborn but that sexual behavior is a choice. I could be wrong, however. Nearly all Christians would disapprove of the extreme tactics that Westboro Baptist employed, however...but it could be argued that the Christians did not do enough to censor Phelps nor condemn his behavior.
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Phat
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Message 43 of 52 (722504)
03-21-2014 3:24 PM
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03-21-2014 9:11 AM


Free Will versus Submission
Theodoric writes:
So, you hate sex?
No.
What this debate is broadly about is the right of free will (to do whatever, as a consenting adult, with whomever) versus responsibility (from a Christian point of view) to either a higher power or a societal code of conduct. Yes, people have a right to behave however they choose, but they have a responsibility to behave in a responsible manner. Just because a man is attracted to another man does not necessitate sex.
Again, one side says that everyone has the right to decide for themselves what is moral while the other side attempts to legislate morality. That sums up the argument

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