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[Christianity is a religion by definition in the English language. perhaps your ability to read minds has occluded your ability to read the dictionary?]

The dictionary can take a hike --- Christianity is a relationship - not a religion.

AV1611VET (who else?), Christian Forums 48 Comments [6/17/2008 8:13:56 PM]
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Mick

I'm just about convinced this guy is a poe.

6/17/2008 8:15:09 PM

Brian-sama

What does it matter either way? Christianity by any other name is just as wrong.

6/17/2008 8:15:14 PM

Doctor Whom

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

Little Miss

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.

http://www.ebonmusings.org/atheism/relationship.html

6/17/2008 8:19:53 PM

approximate

Then your church won't mind giving up its tax-exempt status.

6/17/2008 8:24:18 PM

emau99

[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

Grigadil

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

Aethernaut

Most of the other 1,999,999,999 Christians apparently disagree.

6/17/2008 8:27:16 PM

Pyroclasm

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

Illuminatalie

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

Poisoned Rationality

*Facepalm*

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

tmr

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

TheOutsider

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

nfp

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

Delmania

What? AV1611VET redefining words to fit his beliefs? Such an upstanding person would never do that!

6/17/2008 9:06:26 PM

tracer

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

anonymous_troy

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

Lefty Link

Your church needs to start paying taxes then.

6/17/2008 9:30:25 PM

Papabear

The dictionary can take a hike --- AV1611VET is a retarded weasel - not a human.

6/17/2008 9:32:37 PM

John

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

Comicartist

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

Mike

*facepalm*

6/17/2008 10:11:40 PM

MM

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
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