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Featured Hypocrisy is a big turn-off to people against Christianity.

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Jonathan Bailey, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Darkforbid

    Darkforbid Well-Known Member

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    Yep, someone didn't feel comfortable in a place for drifters
     
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    I am so sorry for you and I am praying for you and everyone seeking help from that organization. Jesus would say to love and help everyone. There is something wrong with that place. They are not behaving in a Christian way. I am no longer a Christian because I am so sick of all of the supposed Christians and the way they treat others.
     
  3. shmogie

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    Do you know for a fact that this mission had the revenue you stated?

    How many of the staff are volunteers ?

    Do they owe you something ?

    There are a lot of questions to be answered before a clear picture will emerge
     
  4. Milton Platt

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    Making profit off of people's desire to believe in a god or miracles is fairly commonplace, unfortunately. Money is taken from those who can ill afford to give it. There are exceptions, however. I stayed at a guest house run by the Quakers in Mexico city on several occasions. They were very socially active and accomplished a great deal with the resources they had available to them.

    Edit: Looking at the website you linked to, I see that they have numerous programs, such as mental health, education and career programs, community outreach, emergency services, recovery programs, children's services, etc. they also have 7 missions in operation, including women's shelters.
    I can see how they would need a large budget.
     
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  5. shmogie

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    If you are going to judge Christ and His teachings by looking at others who say they follow those teachings, then you will be sorely disappointed.

    He Himself talked about the broad path and the narrow path, and those who in the end tell him how great they were in his name, and He tells them to buzz off.

    I at one time believed I had the ability and right to Judge other Christians, then God really smacked me good.

    I now know it is my responsibility, between He and I, to judge my own soul, and to let others worry about theirs. The only true judge will judge all of us when the time comes.
     
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    Or not, if it doesn't exist.
     
  7. shmogie

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    We will all find out, right ?
     
  8. Saint Frankenstein

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    That's awful! Sadly not uncommon, however. You should complain to anyone who will listen. Take it to the news, too. They love stories like that.
     
  9. Dan From Smithville

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    I was wondering if that was the drift or if it was just me.
     
  10. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    If I am wrong, I cannot imagine I will be there to find anything out. If it goes as I think, I will leave all those earthly "I told you so" vanities and sins behind.
     
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  11. shmogie

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    ultimately you are right. Oblivion awaits the unrepentant. Remember Pascals wager ?
     
  12. Dan From Smithville

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    I am aware of Pascal's Wager and the argument that refutes it too.

    I know what awaits me. I am not so certain about...others.
     
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