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Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

An Evangelist I Can Almost Like

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From: ~ Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock

Before the last presidential election, Reverend Boyd preached six sermons called “The Cross and the Sword” in which he said the church should steer clear of politics, give up moralizing on sexual issues, stop claiming the United States as a “Christian nation” and stop glorifying American military campaigns.

“When the church wins the culture wars, it inevitably loses,” Mr. Boyd preached. “When it conquers the world, it becomes the world. When you put your trust in the sword, you lose the cross.”

And Mr. Boyd has a new book out, “The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church,” which is based on his sermons.

In his six sermons, Mr. Boyd laid out a broad argument that the role of Christians was not to seek “power over” others — by controlling governments, passing legislation or fighting wars. Christians should instead seek to have “power under” others — “winning people’s hearts” by sacrificing for those in need, as Jesus did, Mr. Boyd said.

“America wasn’t founded as a theocracy,” he said. “America was founded by people trying to escape theocracies. Never in history have we had a Christian theocracy where it wasn’t bloody and barbaric. That’s why our Constitution wisely put in a separation of church and state.

“I am sorry to tell you,” he continued, “that America is not the light of the world and the hope of the world. The light of the world and the hope of the world is Jesus Christ.”

If I wasn't an atheist, I would say "Hallelujah."

Matthew 26:52 "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."



Blogger Caribou said...

Unfortunately, there are very few men of Reverend Boyd's sensibilities who are given the opportunity to step up to the podium. Sadly their voices are lost in a sea of indulgence, intolerance, and hate.

31/7/06 1:39 am  
Blogger rebeleyeball said...

Think we can get this guy to talk to Jerry Fawell and Pat Robinson?

31/7/06 11:45 am  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Evil is allowed to flourish when good men sit back and do nothing......

1/8/06 12:06 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE the troll:
I don't believe in evil as some sort of supernatural entity.

Whatever we perceive on earth as "evil" is the work of man.

1/8/06 12:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for that info Beep Beep.
More people like Boyd should make themselves known.
Also, I would love to meet some of those people sent straight to Hell.
Perhaps I will.
Meanwhile, I thank all the gods and goddesses for BeepBeep's little corner of the world.

1/8/06 10:30 am  
Blogger M. Pease said...

Since I am a believer I'll say that hearty "Hallelujah" for myself and one for you as well. It's too bad there weren't more religious people with Mr. Boyd's view.

I hate to rain on the parade, but FYI there are plenty of people who follow Jesus who don't subscribe to the Hell doctrine.

1/8/06 9:29 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE m pease:

Not sure what FYI stands for?
(flying yak impersonator? )

RE "there are plenty of people who follow Jesus who don't subscribe to the Hell doctrine."

Oh, you mean liberal christians who don't follow "the word of god" literally?

2/8/06 9:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

evolutoin is fact, god is just a theory, bullcrap. theres more evidence that suggests there is a god than evidence that suggests there isn't!

18/9/06 10:19 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE anonymous

"evolutoin is fact, god is just a theory, bullcrap. theres more evidence that suggests there is a god than evidence that suggests there isn't!"

1. Evolution is change of alleles over a period of time. This has been observed. Case over. Evolution is a fact.

2. There is evidence of god belief from all over the world. Evidence of god belief is not evidence of a god, unless evidence of belief in RA is evidence of the existence of RA.

18/9/06 11:31 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say, even as a devout christian I completely agree with Reverend Boyd. As Yeshua said, avoid the leaven of Herod.

5/10/06 5:45 pm  

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