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Febble



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 21 2012,13:45   

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The funniest one that I saw was a Christian Humanist.

Oxymoron

I dunno.  That sort of describes me :o

I can't tell if that's a Poe or not.

If it's not, then I'm curious how you deal with the dichotomy.  Christianity is all about Jesus/God being in total control and being worshiped... while humanism is about humans being in control.

Unless you're referring to how humanism was defined in the ancient world as the literary criticism.

No, it's not a Poe.

I'm a humanist of a most definite Christian flavour, with maybe a dash of Buddhism.

I think Jesus's version of the Golden Rule is one of the best.
I think the idea that "whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me" is a powerful conception of God.
I think the idea that "greater love has no man than that he lays down his llfe for his friend" lifts us above narrow self-interest.
I think the idea that victory may involve personal defeat is, ditto.

I was raised with a very liberal form of Christianity, I guess, and I haven't really shed much of it that matters except maybe for separate-soul part, and I'm not sure that I ever really subscribed to that, theologically, anyway.

Christianity seems to be one of these religions (maybe they are all like this) where you can extract from it what you need.  I extracted from it what I needed, and I still find it useful.

And I like to cite my sources.

  
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