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Abuse of Caucus [whiner's caucus]
Self | 22 Feb 2011 | Natural Law

Posted on 02/22/2011 2:53:04 PM PST by Natural Law

An alarming trend is developing in the Free Republic Religion Forum in which a caucus identifier is being claimed for non-existent or impossibly defined groups. With the caucuses being self defined we see nonsense like the Sola Scriptura Caucus. Of course it doesn’t mean all Scripture, only the thread initiators or Forum Moderators definition of Scripture. Jews who believe in the Scripture of the Old Testament are excluded. Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses are excluded even though they believe in the sufficiency of their own versions of Scripture. The not so transparent purpose of these faux caucuses is clearly to exclude a group of FReepers in a modern day repetition of “Whites Only” and “Irish Need Not Apply” prejudice. If this is allowed to stand what will we see next; caucuses so narrowly defined so as to only include one’s bridge club or to exclude an individual FReeper? How about a caucus designation for everyone but citizens from New York? How about a men’s only caucus? How about a caucus for those of us who drive BMWs? And what is being discussed in these faux caucus threads? Critical doctrinal issues such as ruggedized aircraft, home schooling, and civil unrest in Egypt. Give me a break!


TOPICS: Ecumenism; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: caucusaddedbyjr; caucusthreads; religionforum; religionforumghetto; whiner; whinercaucus; whinerscaucus
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To: don-o

Is the Virgin Mary the only way to Jesus Christ?

Must you must confess your sins to an intermediary other than Jesus Christ, even tho Christ tore the veil that stands between God and man??

Can the Holy Spirit enlighten you personally, as scripture says?

Must you have a magisterium, priests and a pope?

In spite of what scripture says, is the Pope God’s stand-in on earth instead of the Holy Spirit?


401 posted on 02/22/2011 11:51:41 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.

BLESSED BE THE WORD OF THE LORD.


Thanks for your kind, affirming, perceptive words.


402 posted on 02/22/2011 11:54:01 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: xzins
I don't think you understand the history you are addressing. Up 'til the point when religion forum caucus threads were created, ALL threads on Free Republic were OPEN, to include those in the Religion Forum.

I do not dispute DrEckleburg's memory that Roman Catholics were the first to ask for a place where they could discuss their beliefs in peace. My memory says she's right.

It doesn't really matter, because the RM came up with the open/caucus/devotional concept. By those designations, folks were able to have free-for-all discussions with all warts showing (open); in-group, non-polarized discussions (caucus); and prayer/reflection time with no negativity whatsoever (devotional).

Personally, I think it was a great plan, and I think it has worked very well.

I could have saved a lot of time and posting if I had seen this comment earlier. 8~)

AMEN!

403 posted on 02/22/2011 11:59:50 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Upon advice of my adviser, you are on my permanent DNR (do not respond) List. This will be my first and last post to you.


404 posted on 02/23/2011 2:45:41 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian; Quix

(((you were the reason I wanted to stay away from freerepublic completely)))

And yet, somehow, you were irresistibly drawn... ;-)


405 posted on 02/23/2011 3:42:41 AM PST by Gamecock (The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both historically credible and existentially satisfying. T.K.)
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To: Persevero

I knew I was taking your phrase out of context, I meant no harm by it but was just reminded of my heritage and what a huge difference it made for me eventually that the Edict of Nantes was revoked. I would guess that a lot of people don’t even know what it was about.

Proud Huguenot.


406 posted on 02/23/2011 4:11:33 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: Natural Law

We need some rules...How much whining do I have to do to join your thread??? Is once enough???


407 posted on 02/23/2011 5:09:06 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Amityschild; Brad's Gramma; Captain Beyond; Cvengr; DvdMom; firebrand; GiovannaNicoletta; ...
Must be my
magnetic personality,
in spite of my style?


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408 posted on 02/23/2011 5:43:19 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I encourage you to pitch camp and build a retirement home . . . if you plan to wait for an answer.


409 posted on 02/23/2011 5:45:25 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Iscool

There must be an initiates category.

RC’s are great at shepherding initiates . . .

and teaching them various physical therapies.


410 posted on 02/23/2011 5:46:27 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

I need that kitty!


411 posted on 02/23/2011 5:57:02 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: netmilsmom

LOL.

The real kitty I can’t deliver.

the pic is available at photobucket.com

Search under “pouting.”

Have you been around Burmese cats? Very affectionate, smart, playful.


412 posted on 02/23/2011 6:01:17 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Oh! No, I haven’t. But my kitty that lived for 20 years was half Siamese. He had a big throaty meow and would run to the door to see who was there.
He turned most people who didn’t like cats.

Now, we have a cat that adopted my oldest daughter who is an orange tabby like that baby. Everyone loves him because he is like a lump of cat.


413 posted on 02/23/2011 6:05:30 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: netmilsmom

Those kind can be precious, indeed.

Burmese are communicative but not as loud as Siamese.

They learn all manner of tricks . . . batting paperwad balls etc.

My friend had a carpeted pole up a door jam and a very long shelf just 8-12” under the ceiling also carpeted . . . and a pair of Burmese. They would tear around the little apartment and up and down the contraption chasing one another . . . they’d ride for some time draped around one’s neck . . . They’d lay on the upper shelf and bat paper wad balls repeatedly. Real characters.


414 posted on 02/23/2011 6:13:58 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Awesome post Quix, thank you!


415 posted on 02/23/2011 6:28:48 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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To: Quix

LOL!

That sounds like a BLAST!


416 posted on 02/23/2011 6:37:35 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Quix
Do you notice how many dozens and dozens of assaultive posts I totally ignore?

Yes, and I'm playing day-after catchup on this thread and YOU are a warrior my FRiend. Keep it up - I'm proud of you.

417 posted on 02/23/2011 6:39:42 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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To: netmilsmom

It was fun. I tended to visit daily in my teens.


418 posted on 02/23/2011 6:40:14 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: T Minus Four; caww

Yeah, CAWW wrote excellent points well said.

I just thought the points needed vivid emphasis.

They depict what I see and how I see of FR’s great strengths in terms of the Rel Forum and our great RM’s leadership in it.

We really do learn and strengthen one another’s hand in the Lord in ways that play well where the rubber meets the road.


419 posted on 02/23/2011 6:43:20 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

I think my heaven will be a dozen kittens.
Like the Half-Time show of the Puppy Bowl.


420 posted on 02/23/2011 6:46:13 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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