Skip to comments.Abuse of Caucus [whiner's caucus]
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 doesnt 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 Jehovahs 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 ones bridge club or to exclude an individual FReeper? How about a caucus designation for everyone but citizens from New York? How about a mens 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!
What about my fear of abandonment?
At long last, have you no sense of shame?
I suspect that you being alone will happen the same time as Limbaugh has no audience, as Obama gets humble, as Gates panhandles in Cincinnati....
Good to know.
Those who refrain from self-identifying as "Roman Catholics" tend to be from the more liberal branch of that church.
Good afternoon, Dr. E. To the quoted remark, respectfully, not necessarily. There are numerous Rites within the Church. Someone within one of those may identify themselves, say, as a Maronite, or a Byzantine Catholic, as an example. Those appellation do not indicate anything derogatory for anyone. They merely more accurately describe the Rite to which that person belongs, within the Church. Just a for-your-information.
Dat you Quix? - or just someone just aping your stuff?
Seeking “fiscal conservatism” apart from “social conservatism” is counterproductive to the former, and supposing the latter can take place as before apart from revived evangelical faith is imagination. Those whop are not ruled from within must be ruled from without. God0controlled or gov and gun controlled. One can be overall moral without faith, as God has given man an innate sense of morality, but that “golden compass can easily point south, and never goes to far north.
***There are numerous Rites within the Church. Someone within one of those may identify themselves, say, as a Maronite, or a Byzantine Catholic, as an example. Those appellation do not indicate anything derogatory for anyone. They merely more accurately describe the Rite to which that person belongs, within the Church.***
Sounds like a bunch of little sectlets to me. It seems that I read somewhere that there are 30,000 sectlets within the Roman Catholic Church!
Then I would ask when Siniaticus was first produced and when was the copy available today produced?
Were these books in the original?
I think that the original poster made that point, as he was speaking of those outside the Maronite or Byzantine, etc. sects.
rogator: Those of us who prefer Roman Catholic (actually Latin Catholic) are emphasizing our connection with the Roman Pontiff rather than the (e.g.) Maronite or the Melkite Patriarch.
Thus his point that those who follow "the Roman Pontiff" self-identify as "Roman Catholics" and they tend to be conservative rather than those who are more liberal and refuse the appellation.
Certainly seems simple enough.
Such experiences were known throughout Scripture and mentioned by Paul.
As long as they are Biblical, I take them as the wonderful encouragement they invariably are.
They have often drawn me closer to God; encouraged my faith; increased my courage and my hope; firmed up my confidence in The Lord.
I don’t consider that bad fruit, at all.
The Bible also indicates that such experiences will be increased in the END TIMES . . . sons and daughters shall prophecy . . . dream dreams etc.
I figure God knows what He’s doing . . . discernment is required in some cases. In others, it’s obvious.
I can honestly say were it not for my faith I would not be involved in the political climate. AS my faith grew so did my understanding of our responsibility to our fellow man and the decisions being made thru our governing entities.
My first involvement was in our local Chamber of Commerce....what an education that was in how even there a stronghold can keep a community from growth as a few heavy hitters reap all the benifits. I was on the board and a part of a group who broke that hold in the community...it was like a chess-game being played before we brought that down.
But what was most remarable is how God entered these happenings and how many underestimated how He would use those seemingly least significant individuals to bring the final blows. It was thrilling to see the hand og God move there and be a part of. As a result today that community has continued to develope and grow because the stronghold was broken. It would not have happened apart from Gods use of His people... seeking His will and way.
Great pic, Tax-Chick.
They’d likely feeeeellll DEPRIVED . . .
ignored . . .
cheated . . .
disinfranchised . . .
SACRED WHITE HANKY VATICAN CULT WHINING RITUALS!
However could they make it through the day or week?
....”You’re reading something that isn’t there. Drawing implicit conclusions from explicit words fails every time it’s tried. Unless one doesn’t really mean what they say and say what they mean.”.....
I have seen this happen frequently on the threads....and without a desire for true dialect rather a means to divert attention from the point being made. Generally means a point is pretty much moving to the heart of the matter so defenses go up...no matter how those defenses are spoken or articulated.
Is there a “Poster Sucked In To Reading Threads Because the Title Is So Damned Vague I Didn’t Know It’s Another Religious Thread” caucus?
kissing toes and hating foes
Of course, that does presume
that folks have been able to . . . uhhhh . . .
stick their heads
the rabbit warrens of
the Vatican Alice In Wonderland School Of Theology, Reality Mangling, Chronic Professional Blaming, Wailing and Whining Cult
sufficiently far enough and long enough
to be able to begin to learn to tell the difference between
up vs down;
left vs right;
in vs out;
North vs South;
night vs day;
top vs bottom;
salt vs pepper;
God vs satan;
UFO personage vs the authentic Mary;
truth vs lies;
honorable vs dishonorable;
deception vs brazen truth;
love vs apathy or fear or hate;
etc. etc. etc.