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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotaFrayed View Post
    What are the values/virtues you see as being a follower and believer of Christ's teachings?
    Does your copy of the Bible include Matthew, Chapter V?
    And how do you demonstrate daily, that you follow Christ's teachings and what values, virtues do you express/display towards others that would demonstrate you believe and follow the teachings of Christ.
    How would you like others to treat you in relation to the values you would say align with Christ;s teachings?
    How often to you think about how you treat others, especially relative to how you would like others to treat you?
    How do you treat others (being honest and not lying to yourself) in ways that do or do not align with your values and Christ's teachings?
    If one were to review the bulk of your postings here on this site, what about them would indicate that you not just claim to believe in Christ and his teachings, but learned them and follow them (for example, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you)
    If your postings were made by someone else, what would they indicate to you? That the poster and their postings were or were not, in line with the values and teachings of Christ?
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    Basically, in the terms of, and through the odd beliefs of his own time, socialism. I'd see the National Health Service as the best example of what Jesus taught that is yet in practical existence.
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    What are the values/virtues you see as being a follower and believer of Christ's teachings?


    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

    Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

    Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

    You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
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    And how do you demonstrate daily, that you follow Christ's teachings and what values, virtues do you express/display towards others that would demonstrate you believe and follow the teachings of Christ


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    How do you treat others in ways that do or do not align with your values and Christ's teachings? Always try to be thankful


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    I can't answer all those questions.

    Speaking only for myself, Christianity is a lifelong study of Grace.

    The lessons, Commandments, sacraments, hymns, churches etc., boiled down, are exploring us to be gracious. To ourselves and to others.

    Act graciously. Always.

    All of the Bible is simply reams of writing on the one golden rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I can't answer all those questions.

    Speaking only for myself, Christianity is a lifelong study of Grace.

    The lessons, Commandments, sacraments, hymns, churches etc., boiled down, are exploring us to be gracious. To ourselves and to others.

    Act graciously. Always.

    All of the Bible is simply reams of writing on the one golden rule.
    Unlike the Bible, I see women as equals

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    Charity and kindness are year round daily actions. I am an atheist but can grasp the harm of greed and avarice. I try to help someone every day be it a person in a grocery store being to short to get their milk or loading the bags in the vehicle to fixing their car if it breaks down or contractors tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I can't answer all those questions.

    Speaking only for myself, Christianity is a lifelong study of Grace.

    The lessons, Commandments, sacraments, hymns, churches etc., boiled down, are exploring us to be gracious. To ourselves and to others.

    Act graciously. Always.

    All of the Bible is simply reams of writing on the one golden rule.
    ???

    Even though it shows a God who always seems to kill when he could just as easily cure?

    Is that acting graciously or following the golden rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    Unlike the Bible, I see women as equals
    My church has had female clergy since the first female applicant in 1936. I believe her name was Gouchy.

    And the first openly homosexual Reverend was Rev Tim Stevenson who is also a Vancouver City Councilman. That was in 1982.

    United Church of Canada. The country's largest Protestant church.

    I won't deny they were controversial. And got a bit ugly. Some congregations voted to leave the church over Stevenson.

    But the world isn't Texas. :-)

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