I'm just about convinced this guy is a poe.
6/17/2008 8:15:09 PM
What does it matter either way? Christianity by any other name is just as wrong.
6/17/2008 8:15:14 PM
Then it doesn't get tax breaks or First Amendment rights.
ETA: Even if this person is a Poe, plenty of non-Poes use the same ridiculous argument.
6/17/2008 8:17:11 PM
If Christianity is a relationship, than God's a whore.
6/17/2008 8:17:53 PM
A relationship with a very abusive person at that.
6/17/2008 8:19:53 PM
Then your church won't mind giving up its tax-exempt status.
6/17/2008 8:24:18 PM
[Christianity is a relationship...]
A relationship with something that has absolutely no evidence for existence. What's the difference between that and an imaginary friend?
[...not a religion.]
If it's about something you can't prove, then it's an issue of faith. If it's an issue of faith, it's a RELIGION.
6/17/2008 8:24:58 PM
If it is an exclusively personal relationship, there is no reason to include the entire world; there is no reason to preach or be preached to; there is no point in using scripture that someone else wrote from the context of their personal relationship.
IOW, keep your relationship to yourself. I'm not interested.
6/17/2008 8:25:43 PM
Most of the other 1,999,999,999 Christians apparently disagree.
6/17/2008 8:27:16 PM
So what? You've moved from worshiping nothing to having a relationship with nothing? That's not much of an improvement.
6/17/2008 8:39:22 PM
Whether he's a poe or not, I bet he makes a lot of fundies grit their teeth. They KNOW how ridiculous he makes them look!
6/17/2008 8:41:17 PM
All the things I can think to say to AV has been said many many times, and by many many people. I don't really see the point anymore. Really, I just want to grab him by the shoulders and shake him until his brain (yeah, I know) oozes out his ears.
6/17/2008 8:47:28 PM
Ah, AV again. He knows it all, apparently. What does anyone need a bible or church for?
6/17/2008 8:51:28 PM
Allegory for Jesus
Durn dickshunionerry!!! Always disagreein' with the TROOF!!!
6/17/2008 8:53:58 PM
Either AV is a brilliant Poe or he has serious mental problems. It's almost impossible to tell.
6/17/2008 8:54:00 PM
This is obviously a talking point disseminated from Jeebus Central, cuz I'm reading this silly phrase all over the place lately.
Way to think for yourselves, sheeple.
6/17/2008 8:55:20 PM
What? AV1611VET redefining words to fit his beliefs? Such an upstanding person would never do that!
6/17/2008 9:06:26 PM
Given that this is AV1611VET, I wouldn't be surprised if he DID feel that Christian churches shouldn't be tax-exempt because they're not "religious" organizations.
6/17/2008 9:10:24 PM
Ok. Have the churches pay tax, then, or shut them down.
If you're not a religion, you're a cult, and the government can take action against you.
6/17/2008 9:19:56 PM
Your church needs to start paying taxes then.
6/17/2008 9:30:25 PM
The dictionary can take a hike --- AV1611VET is a retarded weasel - not a human.
6/17/2008 9:32:37 PM
The dictionary can take a hike
Sure, but then you're no longer speaking English - you're speaking your own made-up language.
6/17/2008 9:36:13 PM
Yes Christianity is a relationship with God in much the same manner that Islam is a relationship with Allah (although he's technically the same god) and hinduism is a relationship with, well thousand of different Gods. Now as it happens all of those are also religions just like Christianity. You won't be able to escape reality that easily AV.
6/17/2008 10:07:21 PM
6/17/2008 10:11:40 PM
Everything that disagrees with AV1611VET can take a hike. Science, the dictionary, the original Greek versions of the books of the Bible ...
... reality ...
6/17/2008 10:17:39 PM