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  • 30 years ago, it was fundamentalist Christian church-goers who would "exercise christian love and forgiveness" for a man for killing his wife, but divorce? Forget it.

    And if you think this is an exaggeration, I belonged to one of those fundie churches, where the son of one of the elders was similarly forgiven for kidnapping some kids for ransom - "his wife's expensive tastes drove him to it".

    It didn't make sense to me even then, when I needed to believe in something. It's always "deux poids, deux mesures

    • by Suki I (1546431)

      30 years ago, it was fundamentalist Christian church-goers who would "exercise christian love and forgiveness" for a man for killing his wife, but divorce? Forget it.

      And if you think this is an exaggeration, I belonged to one of those fundie churches, where the son of one of the elders was similarly forgiven for kidnapping some kids for ransom - "his wife's expensive tastes drove him to it".

      It didn't make sense to me even then, when I needed to believe in something. It's always "deux poids, deux mesures". Thank god I returned to atheism! :-)

      No wonder people used to be disappointed at the birth of a daughter - look at the sort of garbage she could end up facing. Zealotry - in any religion - is an illness. And it's always the women who get the short end of the stick.

      Time to prove that Jesus and Mohammed were atheists. Shouldn't be too hard - people have been using the bible and koran for years to "prove" all sorts of strange things.

      What part of the country were you in? I never heard of the general Christian community condoning anything like that in modern times. Then again, 30 years ago I was a little kid.

      • by tomhudson (43916)
        It was common enough in both the US and Canada - it just was never talked about.

        If you questioned it, you weren't "showing christian love and forgiveness".

        I guess my gut instincts were stronger than my faith - I never liked them, never talked to them, they simply didn't exist. The strange part was I only found out about the whole kidnapping thing by accident long after I decided I didn't like them ... and I generally like everybody ... at least until they crap on me one time too many. People were prett

        • by Suki I (1546431)

          So it was some little weirdo cult that you were trapped in. That happens with all sorts of things. 9/11 troofers seem to be more populous than Christians who use beheading for, well, anything. Probably not as 'popular' as domestic violence, no matter how it is justified.

          • by tomhudson (43916)
            Actually, baptists were/are pretty main-line. #1 in the US at one time, though now atheism or agnosticism (depending on your definition of the term) has taken the lead.
            • by Suki I (1546431)

              Actually, baptists were/are pretty main-line. #1 in the US at one time, though now atheism or agnosticism (depending on your definition of the term) has taken the lead.

              I am Baptist and never heard of anybody condoning anything like this. No, I am not part of the conspiracy either.

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