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Riven

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  1. Finally put in my two weeks at my shitty job!! I am SO excited. And I'm about a month out from finishing school!!!!!

  2. Anti-intellectualism at its finest. I actually bought this book, and ageeed with all her teachings at one point. 

     

    The problem is that the “Christian tribe” see questions and inquiry as “cracks in your faith”, not healthy growth. 

     

    You are shamed and shut down. 

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    1. Riven

      Riven

      @JenniferG oh man...... talk about messed up. What a double message, right? I've always wondered why leaders in the church came down so hard on questioners. It's because the religion can't stand up to inquiry. Who knew?! (Well, we do now!)

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  3. Anti-intellectualism at its finest. I actually bought this book, and ageeed with all her teachings at one point. 

     

    The problem is that the “Christian tribe” see questions and inquiry as “cracks in your faith”, not healthy growth. 

     

    You are shamed and shut down. 

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    1. Riven

      Riven

      @JenniferG - lol! I was really into her for a while, but the longer I listened, the more crazy she got. I was actually so *fundamentalist* that she "fell out of favor" with us! Now I just know she's bat shit crazy like the rest of 'em!

       

      @TrueScotsman - I couldn't agree more! The whole thing is crazy to look back at. I'll probably never figure out how I was such a true believer. But you are right, reasoning snapped me right out of it, and there was no going back.

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  4. Anti-intellectualism at its finest. I actually bought this book, and ageeed with all her teachings at one point. 

     

    The problem is that the “Christian tribe” see questions and inquiry as “cracks in your faith”, not healthy growth. 

     

    You are shamed and shut down. 

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    1. Riven

      Riven

      I love Colbert!!! I remember when he did this. Everyone looks visibly nervous!

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  5. Christians are very big on calling the Bible a “blueprint for living.”  So then why is it hazy about whether you should rip kids from their parents,  but perfectly clear about the prohibition of baking gay people a cake? #situationalethics 

    1. Riven

      Riven

      Well, the problem enters in when the church begins justifying actions by using examples from Biblical history. I mean, there’s war, killing, rape, conquering other lands and people.. etc. Plenty of bad stuff to choose from. But I hear ya! 

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  6. Christians are very big on calling the Bible a “blueprint for living.”  So then why is it hazy about whether you should rip kids from their parents,  but perfectly clear about the prohibition of baking gay people a cake? #situationalethics 

    1. Riven

      Riven

      Well, in the evangelical world I came from, it's referred to as a "blueprint for living" quite often. In fact, it's drilled into you.

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  7. John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." The truth certainly set me free!

    1. Riven

      Riven

      It sure did....but not in the way *they* expected it to! 😂:yelrotflmao:

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  8. “One of the most amazing and perplexing features of mainstream Christianity is that seminarians who learn the historical-critical method in their Bible classes appear to forget all about it when it comes time for them to be pastors. They are taught critical approaches to Scripture, they learn about the discrepancies and contradictions, they discover all sorts of historical errors and mistakes, they come to realize that it is difficult to know whether Moses existed or what Jesus actually said and did, they find that there are other books that were at one time considered canonical but that ultimately did not become part of Scripture (for example, other Gospels and Apocalypses), they come to recognize that a good number of the books of the Bible are pseudonymous (for example, written in the name of an apostle by someone else), that in fact we don't have the original copies of any of the biblical books but only copies made centuries later, all of which have been altered. They learn all of this, and yet when they enter church ministry they appear to put it back on the shelf. For reasons I will explore in the conclusion, pastors are, as a rule, reluctant to teach what they learned about the Bible in seminary.”
    Bart D. Ehrman, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible & Why We Don't Know About Them
     
    And this my friends, is why the masses in the church, down through the ages, know nothing about the historical origins of their so-called "sacred, god-breathed" scripture they deify as the fourth member of the trinity.
    1. Riven

      Riven

      True! I'm sure they have no problem finding devotees, either. 🙄

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  9. Ugh!! Typo in my latest post title, and I can’t seem to edit it. I guess posting from a cell phone is problematic. 😬

    1. Riven

      Riven

      Oh, OK! Well then, I’d better proofread until then! 🤨

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