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thebarr October 22nd, 2014 1:24am

In general, are Christians more loving than non-Christians?

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EarlyBird Portland
10/21/14 7:05 pm

Oh look! Imagine bumping into you two in a religious poll!

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/21/14 6:34 pm

No, not more hateful and not more loving. Being a loving person doesn't have anything to do with religion. It has to do with opening your heart to others and treating others with kindness. Both believers and non-believers can and do love others.

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MrMilkdud
10/21/14 6:48 pm

For my serious answer, I based my answer on the fact that , overall, Christians give more time and money in charitable service than other religions.

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kermie gaytopia
10/21/14 8:52 pm

Because money is love!!!!!!!!!!'

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kermie gaytopia
10/21/14 8:53 pm

You probably don't want me to get started so I won't. It's taking all my willpower.

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swervin Maryland
10/22/14 1:31 am

@kermie: if I was starving, I'd rather have money than a hug. Money means more to a lot of people than love.

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thebarr
10/22/14 12:23 pm

Aaaarrrrrr!

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kermie gaytopia
10/21/14 9:57 pm

*grits teeth* you're welcome

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thebarr
10/22/14 4:12 am

If you claim you love other people, what do you do for them? Give your time? Your talents? Your money? Often the latter is needed most. Love without works is cheap. Put your money where your mouth is. Literally.

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thebarr
10/22/14 4:12 am

Or more profoundly, "For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be."

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MrMilkdud
10/21/14 6:25 pm

Oh, look! Another train!

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 10:41 pm

Yes, but the exceptions are more visible. Those who love do so without fanfare.

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MrMilkdud
10/21/14 6:45 pm

I voted red in one, too!
I'm glad to see we agree.

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kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 7:08 pm

Thanks for the apology but it's not about you/Christians being mean to *me*--I'm not that petty. It's about overall behavior to all humankind. I've seen you see some really horrible things about other people, presumably in the name of Jesus.

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 6:34 pm

I can't see what tlaney said. Is it worth seeing?

EarlyBird Portland
10/21/14 9:51 pm

Thank you for not "getting started". :)

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/22/14 3:43 am

In my experience Christians are not more loving than any other people.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 9:45 pm

K, I stopped saying mean stuff to SM, and am deliberately working not to use offensive pronouns to sm's face or behind sm's back. I cannot call sm a "she, her, or woman," because that violates MY conscience, so I am using the nonoffensive invented

kermie gaytopia
10/23/14 6:27 am

I guess to me it doesn't matter why they feel that way and whether it was inborn or whatever because frankly it's none of my business. If someone wants to alter their body, that's their choice. Not mine. If someone wants me to call them he, she, ze,

kermie gaytopia
10/23/14 6:30 am

or Lord Fizzlebums again why does it matter to me? Even if I considered it a "sin" it's still none of my business why they're doing what they're doing.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 11:30 pm

I fully understand. I can't change my belief that it's not an inborn condition, but I'm not expert in psychology by any means, so I can't even theorize what "nurture vs. nature" events might contribute. I am greatly sympathetic, but it seems they

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 11:35 pm

generally don't want sympathy, but agreement that they were made wrong. And see, Kermie, I just don't believe God makes mistakes. So all I can offer is unconditional love. You know, "have the surgery if you feel you must, and I'll still love you."

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 9:55 pm

pronoun "sm" rather than using a male term and offending SM. I can't think of anybody else you might be referring to, except iBakes, and I apologized to her quite a while ago. Now citethesource and rotavele have been horrible to me, but I don't think

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 11:41 pm

It's the best I have to offer at this point, and I assure you that love is real. SM is the only trans person I know at all, though I have many good friends from the theater community who are gay. So, I will keep trying to watch what I say on SoH, and

MrMilkdud
10/21/14 7:20 pm

I think that Drooski is googling "do Christians give more to charity than other religions."
He's going to come back with the study from last year about muslims in the UK giving more money than other religions.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 11:42 pm

feel free to call me on anything offensive. Thanks.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 10:03 pm

I was ever nasty back. If you remember any others I need to apologize to, please tell me. And to help you understand where I'm coming from, see my reply to Political today on SM's poll. I'm trying to be a more authentic Christian. I appreciate your

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 10:03 pm

gentle spirit, Kermie, and want to be your friend.

droo Santa Barbara
10/21/14 6:38 pm

I see you think they are, Nebraska.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 10:05 pm

Our differences are less important than our common humanity, or as I would say, the shared Image of God in both of us.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 10:07 pm

I wrote a lot more but attached it to the next thread above by mistake. Sorry.

MrMilkdud
10/21/14 6:41 pm

That's right.
And I see you think they aren't.

droo Santa Barbara
10/21/14 6:41 pm

Nope. Just like I don't think they're more hateful.

droo Santa Barbara
10/21/14 6:43 pm

I voted red for both polls in the set.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 5:16 am

lfb- that takes on a whole different meaning if you say it like a pirate.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 10:45 pm

Kermie, I'm sincerely sorry for your experiences, and anything mean or inconsiderate I've said to you. Please just consider my comment directly above.

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 10:21 pm

As I recall I had blocked you because of some nasty things you said about trans people in general, not toward any particular person. I have dear friends and colleagues who are trans so it felt as if you were hurting people I love.

MrMilkdud
10/21/14 6:49 pm

Anyone can be loving to their families and friends, but the real test is how you treat the needy and those you don't personally know.
Christians are objectively ahead on that measure.

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 10:23 pm

I just don't have room for that in my life. If as you say you have been making an effort to be more loving I can respect and appreciate that. Forgive me if it takes me a while to fully believe it. Thanks for letting me know though.