-scale=1.0,maximum-scale=1.0" : "width=1100"' name='viewport'/> Plum Street Chili: Fragments 1

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fragments 1

Response to

Insisting religion (and God) is factual will be the absolute death of religion as traditionalists know it. Traditionalists know that but they cannot stop themselves from making the same old arguments and trying to enforce archaic inhumane rules. It worked for centuries before Gutenberg made the Bible accessible. Then all Hell broke loose. Heh. The Net is as revolutionary as the printing press.

This CakePatrolChristianity is being presented as religious conscientious objection. It is no such thing.

What is nonviolent civil or religious disobedience? Gandhi's definition is the clearest in my opinion:

"I have also called it love-force or soul-force. . . I discovered in the earliest stages that pursuit of truth did not admit of violence being inflicted on one’s opponent but that he must be weaned from error by patience and compassion. For what appears to be truth to the one may appear to be error to the other. And patience means self-suffering. So the doctrine came to mean vindication of truth, not by infliction of suffering on the opponent, but on oneself." - Mohandas Gandhi.

If you choose to disobey the law, you must incur the consequences. Not inflict the consequences of your disobedience on the Other. That is not conscientious objection. That is assault.

Jesus counseled following the civil law. Instead, some Xtians have chosen to noodgie people. And act surprised and all hurt and frightened when people noodgie back. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

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