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HBO — to Side Note re:

Side Note: “Well, I’ve certainly seen a shift here. There seems to be less of a religious tone. Could have something to do with the comments also. There used to be more conservative commenters that didn’t avoid drawing their faith into the discussion. Seems now that the progressives have framed the debate outside of the Biblical approach. For that, I kind of miss folks like Any Mouse simply because there were more diverse points of view. There really does seem to be less of the conservative point of view here these days. Not that I connect Christianity to conservatism at all. Jesus was a radical.”

DFO: Jesus would be a radical in today’s churches — liberal or conservative. He’d tell the liberal religionists to quit picking through the Scripture for parts they agree with. He’d tell the conservatives to loose the legalism. He’d tell both sides to learn to love. I prefer Christianity at its simplist level. No stain glass. No suits. No ritual. No do’s and don’ts. No religion. Just a relationship with the risen Christ. I quit talking about my faith here because I got tired of the other side blowing up the thread. Thanks for the opportunity to do so again. Now, I’ll take it out of play again.

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