Christian vs Christian.

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Christian vs Christian.

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In my mind;
A christian is one who follows the teachings of christ, and/or tries to become as christ like as he can.

A Christian is one who dons the mantle of christianity but is not a christian. Christians are few and far between, Christians are all around us.

Dictionaries differ, some say that Christian is pejorative, some say that it is not.
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Re: Christian vs Christian.

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Heck, I thought the people who don't like to be called chr!strs would have been all over this. I guess nobody objects to my use of the word.
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I Think wrote:In my mind;
A christian is one who follows the teachings of christ, and/or tries to become as christ like as he can.

A Christian is one who dons the mantle of christianity but is not a christian. Christians are few and far between, Christians are all around us.

I agree with your assessment. I spent many years talking to people of many different religions, the majority from different Christian denominations and I found that a very small percentage actually understood the message on a heart level. Most only understood it from the ego level and those are the ones who are self righteous, bigoted twits. This is also true of other religions, to a lesser degree, except for the Muslims. I found the most tolerant, peaceful and accepting were the Baha'is.
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Since no one appears to be outraged at the use of the word Christian, maybe it is not pejorative after all.
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Or no one gives a *bleep* what you think.
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And sure, now that me saintly mother has passed on, it is hard to find anyone that cares.
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