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Old 11-09-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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The OP is wrong. As a true believing Christian, you because you have forgiveness of sins and eternal life. I'd call that a win. Stop trying to please men, instead live to please God. Fear love and trust God, not men.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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The OP is wrong. As a true believing Christian, you because you have forgiveness of sins and eternal life. I'd call that a win. Stop trying to please men, instead live to please God. Fear love and trust God, not men.
Well, if OP actually believed what s/he claims to believe, no doubt OP would not be the least bit concerned about the approval of others.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:51 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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That sermon is a nice sentiment but is completely wrong and unbiblical. The bar for us is set much higher. ‘Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect’

We may be similar in many ways. We might have the same taste in cuisine, teams we root for, and vote for the same candidates. However, I am not like you or your church. I am not part of your collective. And most likely, we will not end up in the same eternal place unless you submit to His way and His rule. You are in danger!!!
You make "elect" synonymous with "clown."
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:57 PM
 
Location: California USA
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If you follow the bible, you are labeled a Fundie, Fundamentalist, Uppity Christian, etc.

If you dont take the bible seriously and try to live on both sides of the fence, then you are called a Hypocrite SMH.


These are just examples Ive seen with at work, in my life and other believers life:
If you stay away from drama at the office, they look at you like you think you are better than them, but if they try you an you tell them off, the 1st response is, see thats why I dont go to church now, because Christians are hypocrites, when that Christian puts them in their place after a while. Yet those same people will go to the mall, store, their job and everywhere else that has hypocrites on a daily basis.

If you dont drink, then someone will make it their mission to get you drunk and call you sheltered because you dont drink and once they do, Christians shouldnt be drinking.

Waiting for marriage until you have sex, will have you called every name in the book almost to the point if they question your sexuality.

There is a 3300+ thread currently going to try to convince Christians about a certain way of life is normal according to the bible and then usual calling people fundies when they hold to their biblical beliefs.


In modern Christianity, you just can seem to win SMH
Christ didn't say it would be an easy path to follow. However, he did indicate it would be worth it.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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Fundie is meant as a slam and it's a code word for people who are perceived to not approve of SS relations.
I agree. It is a derogatory term, and rarely used in a positive sense.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:08 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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I agree. It is a derogatory term, and rarely used in a positive sense.
Why would it be used in a positive sense? Fundies are the scum of Christianity.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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I have loads of Christian friends and I call them NONE of those things because they don't shove their beliefs in my face over and over again. And I don't even know exactly what their denomination is in some cases, much less have the urge to make them stop sweetly telling me I'm going to hell because God gives me the choice to "send myself there" (because he loves me that much!) or any of the other stuff that you know causes the pushback, OP.

I don't know if any of my friends believe in a young earth or anything. Like most religions EXCEPT Christianity, they for whatever reason don't try to push their personal beliefs into schools, try to dictate what happens with my body, or try to "save" me by adopting their personal beliefs out of all the possible beliefs on earth.

See how that works?
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Fundie is just short for fundamentalist, which is a legit term for the subset of Christianity that holds to Biblical literalism and expects others to follow suit. Fundamentalist is a loooong word to type repeatedly.

And that thread is not about "a certain way of life". It is about a certain type of human being.
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Fundie is meant as a slam and it's a code word for people who are perceived to not approve of SS relations.
Excuse me, but no, you don't get to tell me that what I said about how I use the word is not what I meant. I don't use it as a code word just for that particular reason.

As I said above, it is a legit term for a subset of Christianity that holds to Bible literalism and expects others to follow suit. No one else gave them the name "Fundamentalist". The people who think that way named themselves that.

You might not like "fundie" for biblical literalists, but there is a need for an identifying term for that way of thinking, and it's as good as any. One of them has adopted the term for his screen name, so it can't be all that offensive.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I agree. It is a derogatory term, and rarely used in a positive sense.
Well, that's because the words and actions of fundamentalists are rarely positive. They are usually dire pronouncements about how everyone but themselves are going to hell for not believing or behaving as they do, or how they are all so "Elect" and special while the rest of us are not. That pretty much sums up what we hear on this forum from fundamentalists, doesn't it? There's no light, no humor, no compassion. It's a very dark and judgmental way of thinking with nothing positive about it at all--except, of course, for those who have declared themselves the special chosen ones.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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Excuse me, but no, you don't get to tell me that what I said about how I use the word is not what I meant. I don't use it as a code word just for that particular reason.

As I said above, it is a legit term for a subset of Christianity that holds to Bible literalism and expects others to follow suit. No one else gave them the name "Fundamentalist". The people who think that way named themselves that.

You might not like "fundie" for biblical literalists, but there is a need for an identifying term for that way of thinking, and it's as good as any. One of them has adopted the term for his screen name, so it can't be all that offensive.
WHEN DID I TELL YOU THAT WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT HOW TO USE WORD IS WHAT YOU MEANT?



Use whatever words you find effective!!!



People do it all the time with various words.
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