"Most Christian"... Salt Lake City?I can here the moaning
and whaling from some of the local congregations around here now....The good news, even here in the bible belt south, those whaling and moaning
are by far the minority. Most of my good friends down here are practicing
baptist (meaning they go to church as much as we do), and none of them have any
issues with my faith. Guess that is why they are my friends.
UBD, I've never been to durham, but here in the metro salt lake area there
are no whales, and thus no 'whaling'. Lots of wailing, though...
Scroll down the page and you'll find another slide show with the most
religious states. Utah was number two. The rest of the top ten were in the Bible
Christianity exists in the heart of an individual, not in a statistical
population. Fortunately, such a choice is personal and not determined by a
Re: UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC"I can here the moaning and whaling
...."Whaling is something Captain Ahab did when he went hunting
for Moby-Dick on a ship named the Pequod. Very little whaling occurs in Utah
because we are located inland.As Hutterite pointed out there is a
good deal of weeping a wailing going on here in Utah. Most of it over our
support of the 2nd Amendment.
Yes, being a Christian is what is in the heart, and what one does as a result of
what is in the heart. Based on that appraisal, I'm not surprised at Salt
Lake City's high ranking. Think of how many Salt Lakers show their
Christian commitment with charitable donations. LDS give a 10% tithe to their
Church for Christian service. That speaks volumes. Not only Christian ni word,
but also deed. Of course, part of a Christian practice is to love all of
God's children, regardless of their religious pursuasion.
Christianity, and all religons, are the worst thing that ever to happened to
Christianity means we accept and follow Christ. Utahns accept and follow
Christ. What more needs ro be said?
Re: FT salt lake city, UT"Christianity, and all religons, are the
worst thing that ever to happened to God."Christianity, in
it's unadulterated form was authored by the only perfect Man ever to walk
the earth. Those who know the Beatitudes, which leaves all the atheists
scratching their heads, find great comfort in them. You are not only wrong, you
are dead wrong.
As a "Mormon", I don't consider myself exclusively a
Christian...But more a Truthian.Something more like a
Christian/Jewish/Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist"Mormonism is the Gospel
of Truth, We embrace all truth, no matter it's source" ~ Brigham
YoungThus, All truth may be circumscribed into one great whole.
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so
unlike your Christ.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
@mike richards too bad so many turn their backs on his teaching when
posting on these threads.
Rifleman-The only people that know for sure are the dead. And
they're not talking.Many of Jesus's teaching are a model for all
people to live by. They were not new in his day, being talked years earlier by
prophets that came before him. I try to live by many of those lessons but find
many who cloak themselves in Christanity or other religons are poor examples of
what you refer to in the Beatitudes.
RE: Salt Lake City named most Christian in new study.Check the
Footnote*Christians include Mormons and Unitarians / Universalists who
self-identify as Christians. Deceptive.Both deny the Triune God.Mormons
now consider themselves Christians but the Manhattan declaration or the
Christian community does not.By a objective standard of Christians Utah
which is overs 60% Mormon and the actually true Christian community in Utah
is very small, Utah would be the least Christian community in the U.S.
"Whaling is something Captain Ahab did when he went hunting for Moby-Dick on
a ship named the Pequod. Very little whaling occurs in Utah because we are
located inland."Ah very true. That is what happens when I try
to type and spell early in the morning....... or afternoon..... or even
evening.... pretty much a problem I have. Doing my elementary school years in
a bilingual school only served to totally mess up my spelling in all
languages.But Wailing too.... We do more
"crabbing" out here BTW....
Actually the "whaling" term made the most interesting postings in this
batch of comments. Good job of lightening up the discussion, UBD. I agree that
bilingual schools weren't helpful, as well, all of which is far off the
topic, which is probably good.
Tolstoy: "too bad so many turn their backs on his teaching when posting on
these threads." Well said.
Re: Tolstoy salt lake, UT" ...too bad so many turn their backs on his
teaching ..."I always find it interesting when people who
disavow Christianity expect others to live by a moral code they themselves
don't agree with.
I come to DN to share the unique perspective of being a non-believer living
among Mormons. But I enter into dialogue with believers because, truthfully, I
am seeking answers. If I was not, I would not waste my time.Indeed,
I follow the admonition of Paul, "Test all things; hold fast that which is
good" (1 Thessalonians 5:21).So, I "test" believers. I
have been seeking answers my entire life, but have found all the so-called
answers the believers give are erroneous, fictitious, irrational, or
nonsensical. And the believers themselves tend to be exclusionary,
self-absorbed, cliquish, insecure, highly judgmental, and more concerned with
appearances and being labeled "Christian" than with being authentically
Christlike. I wish it were otherwise, but that continues to be the results of my
quest. In short, Salt Lake City, and Utah County, in all their
"Christian" fervor have done more to reinforce my atheism than anything
else I have encountered. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.
LDS Liberal:"As a "Mormon", I don't consider myself
exclusively a Christian...But more a Truthian."I am not
sure what the difference is.Question. When push comes to shove
between the doctrines of Christ and other religious, scientific, and philosophic
teachings, which one has to move? When these ideas are in conflict, who wins
most of the time?