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'Duck Dynasty,' meet Pope Francis
Washington Post ^ | 12/22/2013 | E. J. Dionne Jr.

Posted on 12/23/2013 8:32:21 PM PST by Belteshazzar

If any given religion and its holy writings can be used to support diametrically opposed conclusions about how to live life and how to approach politics, why should religious faith be taken seriously?

Please forgive such a stark question in Christmas week, when we tend to file away hard issues in the name of joy, warmth, family and, yes, commerce. And let’s stipulate that this is a healthy impulse in light of the meanness that characterizes many of our debates.

But the defrocking of a Methodist minister for performing a gay wedding service and the “Duck Dynasty” controversy remind us that the appearance of a savior whose ministry led to the creation of one of the world’s most durable religions did not end our battles with each other over what God demands.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; homosexuality; marriage; popefrancis
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To: Zionist Conspirator

He’s a mainstream scumbag is about all I’ll say

21 posted on 12/24/2013 9:21:27 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: ravenwolf

Don,t know what happened, i spaced everything but it did not come out spaced.

22 posted on 12/24/2013 9:21:32 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Viennacon

The word of God is not ‘theology.’

Theology is man’s invention to twist God’s word.

23 posted on 12/24/2013 11:24:20 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Belteshazzar

I rarely read EJ Dionne’s columns. He is reliably liberal and is a typical leftist who embraces the love part of the Christian Gospel while avoiding the cross, sin, and the call to conversion.

Enough said.

24 posted on 12/24/2013 2:31:06 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Viennacon

A nice read; and it couldn’t have come at a nicer time––Christmas Eve. Thank you.

25 posted on 12/24/2013 6:18:58 PM PST by tomsbartoo (St Pius X watch over us)
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To: Steelfish

Pope Francis and Phil Robertson have the exact same views on practicing homosexuals. The Obama-loving EJ Cafeteria Catholic Dionne needs to start abiding by Catholic teachings or find himself another faith.

26 posted on 12/24/2013 8:11:57 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("Rather than love, than money, than fame, then give truth" ~ Henry David Thoreau)
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To: NKP_Vet

Well said.

27 posted on 12/25/2013 10:18:52 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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