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What have christians contributed to modern society?
    #3164639 - 09/22/04 02:14 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

As a group, what have they contributed?


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: trendal]
    #3164649 - 09/22/04 02:16 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: trendal]
    #3164651 - 09/22/04 02:16 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

They've caused death, bigotry, racism, selfrightousness and hypocrisy.  But just like all religions, the message is disrupted by the radicals in each.

original thread BTW  :thumbup:


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: trendal]
    #3164708 - 09/22/04 02:27 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Uh, everything? It's so idiotic a question as to be hard to answer. Where should we start? The Wright brothers giving us flight? Jefferson & Co giving us the USA and the Constitution? Damn near everything, really.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: retread]
    #3164731 - 09/22/04 02:32 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Just because somebody is a Christian, doesn't mean that a discovery that they make should be contributed to Christians. Give me examples of something that a Christian contributed that they would not have found or discovered or done if they had not been a Christian...

The work of Mother Teresa with the poor is a good example.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: trendal]
    #3164738 - 09/22/04 02:34 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

trendal said:
As a group, what have they contributed?




I'm asking: what have "Christians" contributed, as Christians.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Seuss]
    #3164742 - 09/22/04 02:35 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3164757 - 09/22/04 02:39 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

There are good radicals and bad radicals. Some good things Christians offer are charity and they help people straiten thier lives out from bad situtions (drug addictions, divorce, etc.). While Christians have made alot of bad things happen, they have made good things as well.

We must remember that alot of bad actions were made by bad people interpereting the bible in a manipulative way. Churches look at Christians as sheep and the Christian thinks that they are sheep as well. This is unhealthy and why I do not consider myself a normal "Christian." I am no sheep.

Jesus taught love and acceptance, not "death, bigotry, racism, selfrightousness and hypocrisy" as Innvertigo said. Although the Bible has been twisted by evil people with evil agendas who have succeded and given Christians a bad reputation; Jesus did not teach these things.

A true Christian will pray for thier enemy rather than request God strike them down with wrath. In this way the enemy's [aggression or whatever] is nuetralized with unconditional love and forgiveness. Jesus would be proud to see a person praying for thier enemies. I really think that modern Christianity is a far cry from what Jesus taught durring his life and there are many who bear a cross, yet are simply sheep. They vote for what the church wants and think like the church wants and it is pretty discusting to me.

In conclusion; Jesus taught love, life, kindness, peace, joy, temperance, patience, meekness, goodness, forgiveness tolerance and faith. Jesus did not intend for evil people to do evil things under his name and teachings.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: trendal]
    #3164758 - 09/22/04 02:39 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

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I'm asking: what have "Christians" contributed, as Christians.




Christmas?


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3164778 - 09/22/04 02:44 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

beat me to it, however I was going to say Santa


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: trendal]
    #3164798 - 09/22/04 02:48 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Isn't the American Red Cross a Christian foundation? I don't know for sure so spare me.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Stein]
    #3164814 - 09/22/04 02:51 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

so are the Purple Heart and Salvation army organization I believe.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3164816 - 09/22/04 02:51 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Christmas essentially started almost 2000 years ago, we're looking for modern day contributions remember?


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Stein]
    #3164821 - 09/22/04 02:53 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Our American holidays are something like Christianity laced with paganism. While the bible says to give with a cheerful heart, it says nothing about Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving or Halloween.

In fact Christmas (and other holidays) have been morphed into marketting schemes anyways so they are now secular and more ecconomically oriented rather than religious at all.

That's my stance on holidays.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3164823 - 09/22/04 02:53 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

So what you're saying is that Christians invented Foundations meant to help people and not blow them up?


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: trendal]
    #3164825 - 09/22/04 02:53 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

There's World Vision


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: MAGnum]
    #3164832 - 09/22/04 02:54 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

I'd have to agree with you on that.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: blink]
    #3164840 - 09/22/04 02:57 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

There's also the IRA.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Stein]
    #3164859 - 09/22/04 03:04 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

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So what you're saying is that Christians invented Foundations meant to help people and not blow them up?




ha...yep.

you see they like to help others, in theory.


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Re: What have christians contributed to modern society? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3164867 - 09/22/04 03:06 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Well I think this threads question was anwered, better lock her up and concentrate on that other one.


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