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Old 01-10-2014, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This article and accompanying art say exactly what I have been thinking for so long.
So many resources wasted on Creation Museum and other misguided or greedy endeavors when what we should be doing is the work we were instructed to do.


Moderator cut: Warning: We've received several reports indicating that link contains a virus. Thread is therefore being closed out of caution. Apologies to the OP.


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Old 01-10-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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The complaint of this post is meaningless. Show me starving people? Certainly not in this country. Lots of our poor folks actually have obesity problems, and they live better than many middle class people in other countries. Around the world there are some very poor people, but there are tons of Christian efforts to help poor people all over the world. It doesn't get on the evening news, maybe that's why a lot don't know about it. However, through the Christian newsletters I get and the folks I know, I hear of all kinds of missions of mercy to poor folks here and around the world. Typically, today, when there is a natural disaster like the tornadoes that hit OKlahoma this year, there are a lot of folks that go there to work as volunteers. Our church body had people for several years working in New O. on clean up and rebuild projects. This post comes from lack of knowledge, not a lack of effort to help poor folks.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: New England
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The complaint of this post is meaningless. Show me starving people? Certainly not in this country. Lots of our poor folks actually have obesity problems, and they live better than many middle class people in other countries. Around the world there are some very poor people, but there are tons of Christian efforts to help poor people all over the world. It doesn't get on the evening news, maybe that's why a lot don't know about it. However, through the Christian newsletters I get and the folks I know, I hear of all kinds of missions of mercy to poor folks here and around the world. Typically, today, when there is a natural disaster like the tornadoes that hit OKlahoma this year, there are a lot of folks that go there to work as volunteers. Our church body had people for several years working in New O. on clean up and rebuild projects. This post comes from lack of knowledge, not a lack of effort to help poor folks.
I think the point was, if christianity invested as much time and effort into meeting the need around them rather than wasting it speaking out against everything it deems as sinful and holding the world accountable to God because of it,its followers might just begin to gain some respect.

You also have to understand that it is not only christians responding with help when natural disasters strike.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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Why the false dichotomy? We can both feed the poor (and we do) and proclaim the Gospel.

Maybe instead of writing attack articles the author ought to go serve in a homeless shelter to feed the poor.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: New England
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Why the false dichotomy? We can both feed the poor (and we do) and proclaim the Gospel.

Maybe instead of writing attack articles the author ought to go serve in a homeless shelter to feed the poor.
It is not the author setting the bar.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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It is not the author setting the bar.
The author of the article had some rather harsh words. I don't mean the OP--I mean the guy that wrote the article that is linked to. I'm curious why he has time to write attack articles instead of feeding the poor. If he's going to rip into Christians for having an opinion....why isn't he doing what he preaches?
 
Old 01-10-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: USA
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Why the false dichotomy? We can both feed the poor (and we do) and proclaim the Gospel.

Maybe instead of writing attack articles the author ought to go serve in a homeless shelter to feed the poor.
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It is possible to feed the poor, and preach the Gospel.

Is protesting gay marriage and promoting 6-day creationism as science the equivalent of "proclaiming the Gospel" in your mind? Because that is what the article is about.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: On a road heaven bound !
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Originally Posted by augiedogie View Post
The complaint of this post is meaningless. Show me starving people? Certainly not in this country. Lots of our poor folks actually have obesity problems, and they live better than many middle class people in other countries. Around the world there are some very poor people, but there are tons of Christian efforts to help poor people all over the world. It doesn't get on the evening news, maybe that's why a lot don't know about it. However, through the Christian newsletters I get and the folks I know, I hear of all kinds of missions of mercy to poor folks here and around the world. Typically, today, when there is a natural disaster like the tornadoes that hit OKlahoma this year, there are a lot of folks that go there to work as volunteers. Our church body had people for several years working in New O. on clean up and rebuild projects. This post comes from lack of knowledge, not a lack of effort to help poor folks.
Amen,

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The author of the article had some rather harsh words. I don't mean the OP--I mean the guy that wrote the article that is linked to. I'm curious why he has time to write attack articles instead of feeding the poor. If he's going to rip into Christians for having an opinion....why isn't he doing what he preaches?
Actually the OP has the same attitude as the article states....... and yes, I agree why is he/she wasting their time on a message board complaining and attacking the Christian rather then out doing what he/she accuses others of not doing.
Now that is a fine example of behaving, ummmm.... what is the word? Oh, yeah, "hypocrite," that's it......

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This article and accompanying art say exactly what I have been thinking for so long.
People really need to get a productive life...... just like the one Jesus suggested for us to do.... go out into the world ...... and what ?

1. Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ ?
2. Love thy neighbor ?
3. Shoot the messenger...?
4. Tell the Christians their just not quite ????
 
Old 01-10-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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Gee.... anyone think the owner of the Creation Museum (who is charging $25 a head to see his debate with Bill Nye) is asking everyone who attends to bring food and clothing for the poor?
 
Old 01-10-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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Is protesting gay marriage and promoting 6-day creationism as science the equivalent of "proclaiming the Gospel" in your mind? Because that is what the article is about.
Agreed. Conservative Christianity oftentimes has its priorities backwards. Though its important to note that the good that does come from Christians is often under reported because of the medias bias torwards controversy and sensationalism.
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