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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Excuse me?

"Christmas is fast approaching, and with it, the dilemma of what to give the less likable people in our lives: office mates, ex-spouses, born-again Christians."

Excuse me? Would someone at the Globe & Mail care to explain that remark? I happen to be one of those "un-likeable" Born-Again Christians, and most people tend to like me!

8 Comments:

  • At Sun Dec 04, 01:04:00 PM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    LOL. I have to admit, there are a lot of annoying Christians out there, and most of them do tend to fall into the self-proclaimed "born-again" category.

    That said, as I was just saying on another message board, we should start trying to see past the dogma and see the person beneath the opinion (and I often don't succeed at that myself, but Lord willing I'll keep trying). We are all humans after all, and we are not (or should not be) defined by our opinions, and the world would be a better place if all of us (myself included) could see that.

     
  • At Sun Dec 04, 01:41:00 PM EST, Blogger Lord Kitchener's Own said…

    I've always liked born-again Christians. Except for one thing.

    They can't take a joke.

    :-)

     
  • At Sun Dec 04, 01:50:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ah, but just replace the phrase "Born-Again Christians" with "Jews" to see what is really behind this casual statement of bigotry and narrow-mindedness.

     
  • At Sun Dec 04, 01:51:00 PM EST, Blogger Nicol DuMoulin said…

    Sadly, if this were any other demographic the person would be fired and a tribunal date set. I am not 'born again', but I do get fed up with the double standard.

    Either it is okay to have a joke at people for demographical reasons or it is not. The hypocrisy is what annoys me.

    You have a right to be upset.

    Merry Christmas

     
  • At Sun Dec 04, 01:55:00 PM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    "Ah, but just replace the phrase "Born-Again Christians" with "Jews" to see what is really behind this casual statement of bigotry and narrow-mindedness."

    True, although "Jew" generally refers to a nationality one is born with whereas "Born-Again Christian" refers to a religious mindset one chooses.

     
  • At Sun Dec 04, 02:00:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How about seeing how this would look:

    Christmas is fast approaching, and with it, the dilemma of what to give the less likable people in our lives: office mates, ex-spouses, Jews. You could enroll them in the Potato of the Month Club...

    See how bad it looks?

    Anti-Christian bigotry seems to be such a casual and deep bigotry in some people so as to not even be noticed. And that these people work in major media outlets unchallenged ...

     
  • At Sun Dec 04, 02:07:00 PM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    The question is, in your scenario are you refering to those of the Jewish religion or those who are of Jewish nationality by decent (two different things)?

    Even as a Christian myself I can't argue with the so-called "bigotry" as most of the complaints against Christians are valid. Once we've shaped up, then we can start complaining about it.

     
  • At Tue Dec 06, 05:03:00 PM EST, Blogger Blake said…

    As if Born-Again Christians aren't annoying.

    I'm one of them, and I recognize how a lot of my values run contrary to the spirit of the age, which is never fun for anybody.

     

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