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To: Mr. Silverback
Lesson 10 leads the kids through a series of choices to learn to recognize the difference between matters of truth and matters of taste.

Speaking of truth, meatball is the only acceptable pizza topping. Pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, and the like, are sins. This is such an obvious truth that no further explanation is required, because we meatball-topping-pizza-eaters have a monopoly on all truth. Anyone who believes otherwise is a relativist headed down the wrong path, and has no business being out in public trying to sell us normal folk on their evil toppings. We must teach...no, instill...no, wait, ram this down the throats of our children or we will all perish!

8 posted on 06/20/2007 9:36:06 PM PDT by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

You have it completely backwards! All toppings are good in the eyes of God, except anchovies. The anchovy eaters must be wiped from the face of the earth.


11 posted on 06/20/2007 9:43:08 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions; All

For evidence for why Christianity alone says what happens thousands of years before it happens, please see http://www.direct.ca/trinity/y3nf.html. This is the signature of God.

Other “religions” don’t do this. Not Islam, not Bhuddism, not Hinduism, not Zoroastrianism, not B’haism. Whatever their spelling, they are the words of men and not God.


13 posted on 06/20/2007 9:47:34 PM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution...only for a [Christian] people...it is wholly inadequate for any other.-J.Q.Adams)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

With the tagline you’ve got, I take it you are kidding. Its all right to be exclusive when it comes to America, patriotism (freedom no exceptions), but not when it comes to religious matters?


20 posted on 06/20/2007 10:03:53 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
Speaking of truth, meatball is the only acceptable pizza topping. Pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, and the like, are sins.

With this statement you are doing exactly what Colson is talking about....mixing taste with truth.

Truth: The Earth is Round

Taste: The Earth is beautiful.

Truth: Tangent = opposite divided by the adjacent

Taste: Math is fun.

Christian theology is either true, or its false. Liking Christianity, a matter of taste, is not the same as believing in it.

32 posted on 06/20/2007 10:31:30 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (oF)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

Eating meat is a sin. And casting moral judgement over sexual pairings is a sin. And not paying “your fair share” to the state is a sin. And living in a nation that consumes more goods than the average is a sin. And waging war outside of your borders is a sin. And protecting your borders from tresspass is a sin...


42 posted on 06/20/2007 11:15:37 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
Speaking of truth, meatball is the only acceptable pizza topping. Pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, and the like, are sins. This is such an obvious truth that no further explanation is required, because we meatball-topping-pizza-eaters have a monopoly on all truth. Anyone who believes otherwise is a relativist headed down the wrong path, and has no business being out in public trying to sell us normal folk on their evil toppings. We must teach...no, instill...no, wait, ram this down the throats of our children or we will all perish!

It sounds like you are a victim of the same flawed thinking that the children in the author's example are. Here is the concept put more simply: either believe in something or do not. If you believe in something only until someone with a different belief comes along, then you didn't really hold that belief, did you?

As an example, let's say I believe that the world is round. I am absolutely convinced of it. In such a case, it would be a betrayal of my own beliefs for me to say that "the world is flat" is an equally valid belief. Either the world is round, or the world is flat (or it is an oblate spheroid, but let's keep it simple). The point is that if I really believe the world is round, then I should be able to state that belief without doubt, and should have no compunction whatsoever about promoting that belief, as it is what I believe to be true, and therefore I would be leading others to truth if I were to convince them.

In the same way, if one believes that Christianity is the truth, and that all men go to God by faith in Jesus Christ, it would be asinine to undercut my own belief by stating that other beliefs could be valid, too. If I truly believe in Christianity, then I MUST believe that non-Christians are being led astray. If the non-Christians do not want to accept my views, then they certainly don't have to, but for me to say that their views are equally valid is to say that I don't really believe that my views are true.

One important thing to understand is that each person WILL eventually accept one belief or another, whether it be atheism, Christianity, Islam, or whatever. What is certain is that those belief systems in which the adherents are firm in their beliefs will survive, and those systems that have only wishy-washer followers will perish. If Christians do not stand firm and confident in their beliefs, then another belief will eventually take its place. One of the reasons Islam has made such inroads with people who would ordinarily scoff at religion is because they offer confident belief in the truth, and those Jewish and Christian sects which offer only wishy-washy, maybe-this maybe-that kind of stuff cannot compete.

Atheism offers nothing in spiritual terms, and so atheists are vulnerable to silly belief systems like Wicca and dangerous ones like Islam.
53 posted on 06/21/2007 1:52:55 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
Speaking of truth, meatball is the only acceptable pizza topping. Pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, and the like, are sins.

This doesn't even rise to the level of sophomoric.

66 posted on 06/21/2007 7:32:26 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
Anyone who puts meatball on pizza is clearly a heretic, and should be stoned!

We won't even discuss pineapple...
70 posted on 06/21/2007 7:38:45 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

So, your facetious post boils down to your opinion that

there is NO OBJECTIVE TRUTH,

and the only “truth” is how you as an individual feel about a topic or issue.

This is exactly what this article is about. Modern secular progressives teach your opinion, and are seeking the destruction of our society through those teachings.


71 posted on 06/21/2007 7:39:19 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
We must teach...no, instill...no, wait, ram this down the throats of our children or we will all perish!

I'm fascinated to know which thing you consider to be "ramming down the throats" of children. Is it the attendance at the voluntary after-school club that is "ramming" or is it telling a non-believer that your religion will save their soul that is "ramming?" Or, was it ramming when the teacher told these kids they could opt out of the activity if they weren't comfortable with it?

You see coercion where ther is none. Ask yourself why.

116 posted on 06/22/2007 11:04:32 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (A pacifist sees no distinction between the arsonist and the fireman--Freeper ccmay)
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