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Name: RIchard Gnann


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July 13, 2013 11:47 am I'm having fun so far.
July 1, 2013 2:23 pm awesome.
July 13, 2012 9:32 am This book was super duper. I'm pumped about the rest of this story as well as for all the SGM books to follow.
July 11, 2012 7:37 pm Lets get this very clear, this started with the clame that people that believe in a "literal" interpretation of the Bible are Extremists. I took issue with with the use of the word extremist against these people. I think there is a distention to be made between these people and people that take extremist actions. The term extremist is usually associated with someone who does some sort of vile or violent act. I do not think that people who simply believe in the "literal" interpretation of the Bible and do nothing else fall into that category. "You can’t draw a line separating thought and action" - You and I will simply have to disagree on this point. I think people are a bit more complicate than that. People do things that are against what they believe all the time. Also, I did not condoned extremism.
July 11, 2012 5:59 pm Ideas never hurt anybody. I'm just not in the practice of policing people's thoughts or ideas or beliefs. I reserve the term extremist for someone who does something extreme. I think calling someone an extremist is a pretty damning thing to do. If you want to call a person an extremist for sitting there and thinking the wrong thoughts, more power to you.
July 11, 2012 2:28 pm I would argue that those who take the verses from Leviticus as their justification for their protest are taking Leviticus out of context of the Bible as a whole. It seems to me that they would be ignoring the Golden Rule and the whole "ye who have not sinned cast the first stone" thing. As to the idea of an "extremist in mind" we will just have to disagree. I am just not willing to call someone who thinks a thing an extremist. I do not find the thinking of thoughts extremist in nature. Now if one starts to act on those thoughts then it is another case entirely, but thought crime is a little too Orwellian for me. I can't get to the store until tomorrow for my issue.
July 11, 2012 11:25 am That would be putting things into contest. By your example, Christians should take the Bible literally when Christ says "don't take everything literally." So those who take the whole Bible literally would inherently have to take this remark into account. We should be careful who we call extremists. How many different denominations of just Christians are there?? How many different theological points is it possible to disagree on?? I think there is a reasonable distinction to be made between people who have points of theological difference and and those who qualify as extremists. "Extreme" is a relative term. Again, what is more extreme, believing everything presented in the Bible or protesting military funerals and blowing up abortion clinics?
July 10, 2012 9:22 pm "Extreme" is relative. The Amish might seem extreme until you compare them to people who protest military funerals or blow up abortion clinics. And I think "cherry picking" the Bible (or any other holy book) would lead to more "extremists" than reading and believing things in their proper context.
July 9, 2012 8:15 pm So jacked fo this.