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Should CINOs [Christians In Name Only] be removed from the church? The church needs to preach to and teach to Christians, CINOs, and Atheists. No one should be turned away from the church. However, CINOs and Atheists should not be elected to leadership positions in the church nor to political positions of power. We are all aware of what happened when the Catholic church started letting homosexuals be priests.

Republicans have yet to prove to me that they really support Christian principles, but democrats have proven they do "not" support Christian principals. I believe only Christians have the moral qualifications to hold public office.

clirus, Christian Forums 21 Comments [6/28/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Napoleon the Clown

No, I'm sorry, theocracies always end in tradgedy. Fuck off.

6/29/2006 4:29:29 AM

Ice

Hm... what happened when church started letting homosexuals be priests?

6/29/2006 4:29:59 AM

ssdexecutor

That's called a theocracy, right?

6/29/2006 4:33:30 AM

Julian

I believe only Christians have the moral qualifications to hold public office.

Yeh, you also believe 'mankind shall live forever more because of Christmas Day' to quote a stupid carol which is even more fictitious than 'Frosty the Snowman'.

6/29/2006 4:36:14 AM

Crosis

<<< We are all aware of what happened when the Catholic church started letting homosexuals be priests. >>>

That wasn't the Catholic Church, dummy. It was the Episcopalean Church.

<<< I believe only Christians have the moral qualifications to hold public office. >>>

You know what that makes you? WRONG!

6/29/2006 4:39:13 AM

Zadic

So then the Founding Fathers would not have the moral qualifications to hold public office by your logic? Unfortunately they somehow managed to put into place \"some\" semblance of fairness which people today still have trouble living up to. In part, because of people like you who believe your way is the only way.

\"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.\" - Thomas Paine

6/29/2006 5:26:39 AM

Redhunter

\"I believe only Christians have the moral qualifications to hold public office.\"

Well duh, I already knew you thought thatway.

A superiour-minded christian? No fucking way!

6/29/2006 6:11:35 AM

Hadanelith

My faith in humanity crumbles a little more...

6/29/2006 6:52:32 AM

Jeremy PC

Rich christians in name only could be called capacino's.

6/29/2006 9:33:43 AM

themann1086

ignoring that the vast majority of the democratic party is christian... *sigh*

6/29/2006 1:45:24 PM

Star Cluster

<<However, CINOs and Atheists should not be elected to leadership positions in the church..>>

How many athiests are going to be in church long enough to be elected to a leadership position? There could be a few, I suppose, that go just to appease their family or community of friends, but then they would be one of your so called CINO's. But other than that, this is just stupid.

And at what point does someone become a CINO? What is your criteria? From my experience, I see very few people that attend church regularly that actually live what Christianity teaches. But I'm glad they do go to church, because without their religion holding them back, who knows what they would do.

And from my experience, anyone that proclaims Christianity in an ad for political office or says in a business ad \"Christian owned and operated\" is just another way of saying \"Bend over because a screwing is coming.\"





6/29/2006 1:52:29 PM

Papabear

This is right out of the Pat Robertson playbook. Pat maintains that only Jews and Xians should be allowed to hold government offices.


Exactly what \"Christian principals\" (sic) do the Democrats not support? Bigotry? Fear of atheists? Special tax breaks for the rich? Mind you, I'm no particular fan of the Democratic party, they're just less odius than the Republicans.

6/29/2006 3:17:06 PM

Poisoned Rationality

Aaaarg! Separation of church and state! It's there for a reason!

6/29/2006 3:58:52 PM

David D.G.

At least this guy believes that the church should allow CINOs and atheists into the church to be preached to, unlike those who want to just execute them or something.

I was in a Sunday School class with my fundie significant other (it was her church, and I was attending with her as I had been doing for years), and the pastor teaching the class, normally a really great guy, actually had the temerity to say that anyone who did not agree with the position of the church on Christ's divinity \"should just leave right now.\"

I was strongly tempted to get up and walk out (my agnostic position being no great secret), but I stayed because I knew my S.O. would have made my life miserable for months if I had so embarrassed her!


~David D.G.

6/29/2006 4:07:10 PM

Berny

David D. G. you are a better man than I. My first wife was religious and I had been a longtime atheist. I went to church with her strictly as a preparation for our wedding. She wanted to get married at this church and knew the minister would not perform the ceremony if it didn't appear I was religious.
I never set foot in that church once the wedding was over.

6/29/2006 5:11:05 PM

Sandman

I'm sorry, but there is no evidence at all that the Priests involved in the child abuse scandals were homosexuals. They likely were not, since pedophilia is a crime of power and not a crime of sex, the vast majority of child abusers are technically straight. Pedophiles choose victims based on opportunity, not gender.

6/29/2006 5:20:32 PM

Seomah

We are all aware of what happened when the Catholic church started letting homosexuals be priests

Namely from the start.
Men that cannot have a wife nor any relation at all, but spent a few years in seminary, closed in with lots of other young boys, and regularly go on recluded courses to \"strengthen the faith\", again with not any woman...

Suspicious, dear Watson...

6/30/2006 8:10:28 AM

shriekback

To them, Christian principles = hating the same people God hates

5/1/2007 11:39:57 PM

Wet Walnuts

Um, ever heard of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, asshole?

5/2/2007 12:10:09 AM

Puck

You're correct in suspecting that the Republican Party has no need for 'christian' principles...yet they find it incredibly easy to sucker your votes.

Religious extremists were likely to be tarred and feathered back in the good old days of the Revolution.

I'd say you would look good in turkey feathers.

5/2/2007 1:57:47 AM

Marlowe

How many atheists do you think are jonesing for church positions?

2/3/2008 1:59:20 AM

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