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To: Mr Rogers
What is an “ideological interpretation” of the Gospel?

Perhaps interpreting Jesus' call to love as a call to turn in your guns.

Perhaps interpreting the early Christians sharing as wealth (Acts 4) as a Biblical mandate for socialism and redistribution of wealth at the barrel of a gun.

That's what I would say.

14 posted on 04/19/2013 8:16:03 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Could be. God has predestined believers to be conformed to Jesus, but I think all of us try to make God conform to OUR image.

Happily, God doesn’t comply..


15 posted on 04/19/2013 8:20:50 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: markomalley

Let’s not forget interpreting scripture mentions of sobriety to mean that alcohol must be banned, or the oft-misquoted “unequally yolked” bit to oppose mixed race marriage.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 5:28:07 PM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: markomalley
I was talking to my parish priest about gun control and he got really upset. He says that the Church recognizes the right to self-defense which means it recognizes the right to own the means to defend yourself. He thinks the Bishops never make clear what they mean when they support gun control which, according to him, means better checking for things like whether someone is unstable, not just whether they're a felon.

He days he's talked to three different Bishops about it over the years and they all said about the same thing, that the Second Amendment and the Church both recognize the right of people to own firearms of all sorts and no controls should infringe that right. If that really is the opinion most of them have, I sure wish they'd spell it out clearly and make the point that they recognize the right go own the means to defend yourself instead of looking like they'd go along with all sorts of restriction.

22 posted on 04/20/2013 8:43:04 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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