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Biden and Christians on same side

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by sun rise, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Making the obvious point that seeing the world is utterly and completely black/white is a mistake.

    The Christian right brings a Supreme Court case it actually deserves to win

    Indeed, the best arguments for these plaintiffs’ position are strong enough that President Joe Biden’s administration filed a brief urging the Court to rule in their favor.

    Why the Biden administration backed the plaintiffs in this case

    Although there are plausible arguments that the three factors identified in Summum and Walker cut in either direction, the purpose of those factors is to determine who is actually expressing a particular message — the government or a private citizen. And, as the Biden administration argues in its brief, it’s tough to argue that the contested flagpole is really a place where Bostonians can learn about their government’s views.
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  2. Left Coast

    Left Coast Still Gay
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    Biden is a Christian...
     
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Not in the eyes of some.
     
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    Being on the same side in a single issue doesn't make him on the side of Christianity.
     
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  5. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Given the extremely wide range of people who identify as Christian from about any perspective, I have no way of knowing what "on the side of Christianity" means to you or anyone else unless they clarify it.
     
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    There is no one "side" of Christianity. Christians disagree with each other on countless issues.
     
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  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I assume that the Christian litigants want to bolster
    their constitutional position by encouraging flags from
    other religions, eg, Islam, atheism, Buddhism.
    That way, government wouldn't be favoring any one.
     
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    Oh, you mean right wing Christian extremism.
     
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  9. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Biden claims to be Catholic
     
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    No I mean Christianity that takes the Bible seriously.
     
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    And yet he is pro abortion, unlike the Catholic church.
     
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  12. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    yup
     
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    Catholicism is a version of Christianity.
     
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    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Yes, I know
     
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    Neither are they: “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … but when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is unseen.” - Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:5-8)
     
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    So...Biden is a Christian, then. :shrug:
     
  18. Father Heathen

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    Conservative fundamentalists believe they represent Christianity, despite embracing ideology that's antithetical to Christ's teachings and examples.
     
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    Except for the parts about love, forgiveness, turning the other cheek, not judging, plank in the eye, camel through the eye of a needle, etc.
     
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    Which to my mind renders them antiChrists, by definition. It astounds me how they can hold attitudes totally contrary to what Jesus taught but think they are righteous and true Christians. It goes along with the GOP's political corruption.
     
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