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Skeptic BS: According to Falwell (78* d) RE: According to Falwell 15 Sep 01


I find little of Christianity in the Robertsons or Falwells of the world. The type of Christianity you talk about (with bumps along the way) is much closer to the one I am familiar with.

Falwell and his ilk (love that word) are responsible for their actions. Those who follow are responsible for theirs. I attribute (perhaps incorrectly) little real sincerity to Falwell or Robertson. His followers are most probably sincere.

I was saddened and troubled that other religious leaders haven't said anything. Silence, as has been noted before, can be as eloquent and damning as any speech.

Though not practicing, I was raised as a Presbyterian and was taught that you didn?t ignore Evil. (which I characterize this as) It was to be challenged wherever found. Several prominent Muslim clerics condemned the interpretation of the Quoran that was used to justify the attack Tuesday. Is it unreasonable to expect any less of Christians when it is used to foster hate and divisiveness?

I'm not trying (or trying not too?) get into Christian bashing. I think that letting this go as a theological difference might be safe and comforting but isn't acceptable intellectually, emotionally and maybe theologically.



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