Symmetry wrote: fadedpsychosis wrote: Symmetry wrote:
oVo wrote:Doesn't that make them a form of Faux-Christian Hate Group?
Since God is Love and all true Christians abide in tolerance and
acts of kindness, these Thunder Bumpkins seem misguided
and not exactly the stuff of Christianity.
Christian Hate Group is an oxymoron. If you aren't too attached
to the literature they're spreading, maybe you should share it
with local authorities.
In these guy's case, it's more of a tautology. They are Christian, thus they hate.
I think you're getting your logic confused Sym... hate, being a base human emotion, is one that we are all subject to... and while it is true that if B is a subset of A, and one thing is true of all A, then it is true for all of B, it is not necessarily a defining characteristic of B. you could just as easily say that someone is an ice cream man, and thus he hates...
Not really, that's the logic they employ. Are you aware of any person who claims that they became Christian because they hate homosexuals? I can point you to a group of people who hate homosexuals because they're Christian.
but you cannot say that of all Christians. again, if something is true of B, and B is a subset of A, it is NOT true to say that it is true of A. I can point to people who joined the military because they wanted to shoot people, but it neither makes it right, nor does it represent the military as a whole, nor even necessarily a large proportion of it.
one of the biggest problem with Religion (and I use the term for ALL religions, not just Christianity) is that it tends to focus on emotion, one way or another... and hate is a very powerful emotion. thus there will be those who seek to justify their hate by using religion (and honestly, you could have easily used better, more powerful examples to make your point... the Crusades or the Inqusistion for example, though both would have had the same logical flaw as what you used)