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Random observations

jamescat
(From two separate events)
1. I am very tired of hearing a public official whose pet project just got voted down moan something along these lines: "Oh, the people just didn't understand what we were proposing. If they'd have been better informed, I'm sure they wouldn't have rejected this proposal."

Except, of course, that the public official is missing one very distinct possibility: Perhaps people WERE informed and they chose not to vote for the official's pet project. Perhaps they did not find the project as appealing as the official did. Or if they were ill-informed, perhaps the official did a lousy job of explaining the project. (Yes, I know -- the media could also have done a lousy job. But I'm equally tired of hearing every turndown blamed on lousy journalism.)

2. Who determined that one reasonably small group of believers in Jesus Christ could appropriate the term "Christian" for themselves, creating a tiny tent and keeping everyone else out?

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bluemoonphotos
Jan. 14th, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
2. Don't hold a small group of people against the rest of us. A Christian is anyone who follows Christ and the whole point is to share that with as many people as you can. Ya know, the whole follow me and I will make you fishers of men thing? Not about excluding others. Sharing the LOVE of Christ, not hate and division, is what Christians are supposed to be doing. Those of us who do that aren't nearly as visible as the small minority giving us a bad name.
felixwas
Jan. 15th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
Who wants to go into a tiny tent, anyway?
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