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Old 12-04-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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I don't think he mentioned evolution either. All Christians can (and should) believe in evolution. It is one of the most ingenious and wondrous aspects of God's design.
Wrong, this is a quote from him earlier in the thread:

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In NY here I lost a friend because of my faith. A female friend of mine who gained me and I fancied her were discussing things and she brought up evolutionary theory and I told her of my beliefs in creationism because of the bible and she told me how stupid I and my religion are. I hope that isn't a representation of US women in my age range.

He said this while trying to explain that he is looking for a city where people predominantly share his beliefs.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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Hawaii4evr = "By the way, if you think being gay is a sin, I hope you're not eating shrimp or bacon, and that you're not wearing clothes made of more than one kind of thread. Those are sins too according to the Bible."

Reactionary = "Hawaii4evr - the prohibition on eating shrimp or bacon are some of the old rules that Jesus tossed in favor of the new covenant. Jesus did say that not everyone should be married."

For example, Jesus = "Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Mark 7:18)

Many of the Old Testament laws that Jesus tossed were the Jewish rituals and customs - He kept some of the moral laws (and the Ten Commandments).

Jesus = "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." (Matthew 19:4)

Hawaii4evr = "He never said anything about homosexuality"

Both the Old and New Testament mention homosexuality, I accept your point that one cannot quote Jesus about it.

Jesus = "“Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.” (Matthew 19:11)
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Old 12-06-2014, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Lincoln, NE. 83% white, 300,000 in the metro area, has a large university but is still pretty conservative.

Curious how you ended up here. I thought most whites from Zimbabwe went to South Africa, the UK or Australia when they left.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Looking back on jza1993's posts, I'm pretty sure he's an American posing as a Zimbabwean by the way he spells his words (-ize endings, -or instead of -our, etc.)

Bait thread, obviously.
Anyone notice how jza1993's gone AWOL since I posted this? I wonder why that is...
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Anyone notice how jza1993's gone AWOL since I posted this? I wonder why that is...
He decided he might find more racist Christian conservatives in Russia so he made a thread for that. He may have gotten laughed off of that thread, too though.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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[quote=jza1993;37481646]By white I mean (European descent, non-middle eastern, non-Latino/Hispanic)large I don't just mean having over 100k people. I mean a culturally and economically important city, not the kind of place that when you tell someone where you're from, they say "where?"

Also, I'm a bit on the conservative side socially for someone my age being a Christian and more traditional in my views , I prefer larger cities because of jobs and amenities.


I am a little confused. On the one hand, you want to exclude Middle Eastern people, and on the other hand you state that you are a Christian...Is it just me, or am I missing something??? Christianity came from the Middle East and according to your belief, God incarnated himself as a Middle Easterner..(Jesus was Middle Eastern!) Or do you think he was a blond hair blue eyed Anglo-Saxon? So I guess you don't want to live near people like Jesus...Anyway, go to Omaha or Wichita or Boise.
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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By white I mean (European descent, non-middle eastern, non-Latino/Hispanic)large I don't just mean having over 100k people. I mean a culturally and economically important city, not the kind of place that when you tell someone where you're from, they say "where?"

Also, I'm a bit on the conservative side socially for someone my age being a Christian and more traditional in my views , I prefer larger cities because of jobs and amenities.


I am a little confused. On the one hand, you want to exclude Middle Eastern people, and on the other hand you state that you are a Christian...Is it just me, or am I missing something??? Christianity came from the Middle East and according to your belief, God incarnated himself as a Middle Easterner..(Jesus was Middle Eastern!) Or do you think he was a blond hair blue eyed Anglo-Saxon? So I guess you don't want to live near people like Jesus...Anyway, go to Omaha or Wichita or Boise.

Except a majority of people in those cities are not bigoted against gays or think evolution is a myth, which is part of his criteria.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Is Portland the type of place that still has values? Like here where I am now (Queens, NY - it was the only place in America where I knew someone) I was at a shopping mall in a mostly Jewish and Italian ethnicity suburb and I saw two men (presumably a couple) holding hands and they kissed etc. I don't particularly have any animosity to homosexuals but public displays of affection between anyone is something I frown upon in a place where there are lots of families with children. I could expect that in Manhattan or Hollywood but in shopping centre in a family oriented suburb I was expecting someone to tell them to tone down that kind of behavior in front of children. In my eyes that was a pretty clear measure of the moral compass (or lack thereof) of this community. Is something like I just describe setting that would happen in Portland?
Seeing gay or lesbian couples would be quite common in Portland, Oregon. It's a live and let live state.

I think people who share some of those values, these days, are gravitating towards states like Idaho and MOntana. Kind of a white supremacy, end-of-the-world, hate non-whites, low tolerance for gays, spout 'christian values (minus the love parts)' kind of place...

If a person can get over the 'hate non-white' part, they might also find a lot of camaraderie in places like Northern Africa or the Middle East (with extreme conservative values to the extent some states find homosexuality punishable by death).
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Des Moines and its suburbs.
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:52 AM
 
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I'm surprised that the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) haven't been mentioned yet. Both cities are over 60% non-Hispanic white. The metro area as a whole is about 80% non-Hispanic white.



If you want to live in a large city, (even in the predominantly white ones), you'll have to tolerate diversity. Now that you're no longer living under a tyrannical African dictatorship, maybe you'll find that you actually enjoy living in a country where people from all backgrounds can interact with each other in peace.
Says who?
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