I can't make out what that last paragraph is supposed to be saying.
12/11/2007 6:08:08 PM
Do I know what the fuck I'm talking about?
12/11/2007 6:09:41 PM
If Christianity is not a religion, what is the definition of a religion? Hint: Using a dictionary will get you the right answer AND keep you from looking like a jackass.
P.S. Whether or not one takes Jesus out of Christianity (however that would be done), Christianity still doesn't make sense.
12/11/2007 6:11:41 PM
The fundie word re-definition project cannot be stopped.
12/11/2007 6:18:34 PM
Even if you view the "organized" part of "organized religion" as irrelevant or counter to your beliefs, you can't shake the "religion" part that easily.
12/11/2007 6:20:00 PM
Jenkins Stephany conducts frequent tours of theology's more obscure areas, but you have to bring your own translator.
12/11/2007 6:30:10 PM
If you read the rest of the definitions of "christian" on UD, you'll see the Word Redefinition Project in action, with both sides taking an active role.
12/11/2007 6:31:02 PM
He's saying that if you take the figureheads out of other religions, they don't change because they're all law and ritual, but if you take Jesus out of Christianity, it falls apart because Christianity is a relationship with Jesus.
He's still wrong. :)
12/11/2007 6:42:46 PM
You know Religion is in trouble when even Christians don't want to be part of it.
12/11/2007 6:47:57 PM
Where did this ridiculous meme begin? I've been seeing more of it lately.
12/11/2007 6:53:44 PM
If you take Jesus/God out of Christianity, take out all the goo and dribble that is caused by trying to shoehorn them into reality, delete all the nonsense and contradictions, throw out the self-serving idolatry and primitive myths, what would you have left?
Correct! Atheism or FSM, whichever you prefer.
12/11/2007 6:58:12 PM
They base their faith on the same principles you base yours, and say the same things - We have the only God, believe us, everybody else sucks, we're the greetest.
In this case, I must ask you all to STFU.
12/11/2007 7:05:23 PM
Urban dictionary allows anyone to enter a definition (subject to the moderators), but the definitions bubble to the top based on votes. This one is #15. #1 is "A person who believes that Christ is their Savior. A person who believes that Jesus of Israel was/is the Son of God and was everything He claimed to be.", which is far more reasonable. If you don't like Stephany's definition, go to UD and vote a thumbs-down for #15.
12/11/2007 7:06:00 PM
If you took buddha out of buddhism it would still work, the buddha was merely the first to attain spiritual enlightenment.
12/11/2007 7:20:40 PM
Lets see, in no particular order, we have: no true scotsman, blanket claims about religions one knows nothing about, failure to understand basic doctrine of christianity, strawman, ad hominem, and ending a paragraph with a contradiction to a prior claim within the same paragraph.
Am I missing anything here?
12/11/2007 7:26:19 PM
You really shouldn't be having a relationship with a dead guy whose corpse must be literal dust by now. It's just not healthy.
12/11/2007 7:29:43 PM
Once again, if Christianity isn't a religion, your Church really should start paying taxes.
We don't want to end up like "Dr." Dino, now, do we?
12/12/2007 12:36:45 AM
Jam on it
Whew, I'm glad there aren't any rules in christianity.
Now will all the "real" christians STFU and continue their relationship with their invisible friend?
12/12/2007 4:32:06 AM
I prefer Webster or Oxford to define "religion", since I don't see that you're having a sip with God.
12/12/2007 6:22:08 AM
Not very Chrisitan or a very good definition of one!
12/12/2007 6:24:16 AM
Christianity isn't a religion in the same way that Britney Spears isn't a malignant tumor on the face of humanity.
12/12/2007 6:48:53 AM
So Catholicism is not Christianity?
Have you no shame to show such ignorance? The Catholic Church was the only church in western Europe right from the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD until the split by Luther in 1519 AD. There was no other church. Anything you have nowadays, including you Bible, tradition of preaching, belief in Jesus Christ, Creeds, Lord's Supper, you got from Catholicism. Moreover, you appear to know nothing at all (except perhaps some venomous slander) about modern Catholicism. Christian charity demands that you at least learn before criticising. On your knees and beg forgiveness for your sectarian hatrred, Hypocrite!
I have to say that such ignorance as you show, makes it highly unlikely that any self-respecting Jesus would want anything to do with the like of you. You don't even know where your precious bible and beliefs come from.
12/12/2007 7:31:51 AM
If Christianity isn't a religion, then you won't mind your churches being taxed, will you?
And I hate to tell you this, but the Catholics worship Jesus, too. In fact, if you're not Gnostic, Orthodox, or Eastern Orthodox, then your denomination originally split off from the Catholic church.
And lastly, the biggest difference between Christianity and other religions is the way they depict their deities. If you break them down to their core ethics - not killing, not stealing, generally being nice to people for a change - they're all the same.
You fail all around, Jenkins. Please remove yourself from the internet.
12/12/2007 3:34:09 PM
Well if I were to take "Christ" out of "Christianity" it would make "ianity" which doesn't make sense.
FEEL THE LOGIC, FOO:!
12/12/2007 4:09:15 PM
Band is my religion; I'm there every week, sometimes twice a week. What say you to that eh? :D
12/12/2007 6:24:14 PM