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Old 12-24-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Immoral to be friends with a Christian?

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So the thread title is pretty self explanatory. I believe Christianity (and religion in general) to be evil in content and action, and am wondering if associating with someone who supports such an evil institution would be immoral on my part; or if I should try and be the change and such and be a good influence on them etc.

Same goes for KKK members or republicans or whatever institutional associations a human might have.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Re: Immoral to be friends with a Christian?

No, you silly goose.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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believe Christianity (and religion in general) to be evil
John 13:34-35
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34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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This forum must have the highest % of trolls of any forum on the internet.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Pretty sure the OP isn't trolling...
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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HI!

So the thread title is pretty self explanatory. I believe Christianity (and religion in general) to be evil in content and action, and am wondering if associating with someone who supports such an evil institution would be immoral on my part; or if I should try and be the change and such and be a good influence on them etc.

Same goes for KKK members or republicans or whatever institutional associations a human might have.
How do you define a Christian?

What words attributed to Jesus do you deem evil?

What good influence are you going to provide?

Republican affiliated people are automatically more evil than any other person affiliated with a political party?

There are thousands of religions, political parties, and institutional associations. Your focus on common targets perhaps indicates that you also might be placed in a typical large subset. I suggest you analyze what you would interpret to be the opposite of your stated classifications to further work out whatever point you are trying to get at.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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Pretty sure the OP isn't trolling...
he probably is not trolling. and even if he was there are people that often say similar things with sincerity. a self righteous person who takes a literal view of the old testament could be counted just as odd.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:32 PM   #8
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HI!

So the thread title is pretty self explanatory. I believe Christianity (and religion in general) to be evil in content and action, and am wondering if associating with someone who supports such an evil institution would be immoral on my part; or if I should try and be the change and such and be a good influence on them etc.

Same goes for KKK members or republicans or whatever institutional associations a human might have.
How do you define "morality"? How do you define "evil"?

If you define those terms well, you will probably have your answer.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #9
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meh

it's like being friends with a fatty

makes you feel superior
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #10
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lol +1 to above post
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #11
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HI!

So the thread title is pretty self explanatory. I believe Christianity (and religion in general) to be evil in content and action, and am wondering if associating with someone who supports such an evil institution would be immoral on my part; or if I should try and be the change and such and be a good influence on them etc.
If an atheist didn't feel that way about me I would consider I had not done my job as a Christian. After all, according to those great humanitarians, the Romans, we are enemies of the human race.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:32 AM   #12
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Better to be "enemies of the human race" than to be the "enemy of G-d". James the Just ( the traditional attribution of the letter of James is to him ) states in James 4:4..."friendship with the world means enmity against G-d."
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:08 AM   #13
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If an atheist didn't feel that way about me I would consider I had not done my job as a Christian. After all, according to those great humanitarians, the Romans, we are enemies of the human race.
I don't feel that way about you.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:14 AM   #14
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I don't feel that way about you.
I'm not the best messenger.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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Re: Immoral to be friends with a Christian?

Some times I feel by associating with certain types of people, I am endorsing or enabling their beliefs.

Say you were friends with a racist -- good person except he thinks whites are superior, and maybe donates money to the kkk -- does that in any way validate his belief structure? Can he only go on supporting his dogma because there are people like you that find it morally acceptable to associate with him?

Surely it reflects poorly on you (which isn't to say much of its morality). I know I would look at someone differently if one of their friends were morally culpable.

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