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An Atheists View of Christians: Christians for Torture

November 24, 2009
Brothers and sisters, the world is watching us. Don’t you get that? They seem to sometimes know more how we should act that we do! My friend Steve Lay who has a blog called The Groundworks emailed me this article and really, it breaks my heart…
iggy
Christians for Torture
So what in the world is an atheist to think when he sees the widespread Christian support for torture? Yes, torture. But don’t Christians claim to follow the ethics of Jesus and the apostles in the New Testament? These are unbelievable poll results. Christian torture advocates should be ashamed of themselves for being so ignorant of New Testament ethics. We associate torture with the Soviet Union under Stalin, China under Mao, …..
It is pastors who ought to be teaching and warning their congregations about what is wrong with the U.S. empire, the U.S. military, the CIA, U.S. wars, and U.S. foreign policy. Instead, we have pastors that lead their congregations to pledge to the flag, sing praise to the state on every national holiday, and honor the U.S. war machine on special military appreciation days.
What have we come to in the United States when people who name the name of Christ support torture? How dare Christians criticize Muslims for saying that Islam is a religion of peace and then advocate the torturing of suspected terrorists? By their support for torture, Christians have given “great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme” (2 Samuel 12:14).
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A funny and strange dream…

May 26, 2008

Just woke from a funny and strange dream.

I was on a tour bus with Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, Andrew Jones and a couple of other guys going to a conference of some sort. I realized I was the only one that did not have a laptop! I was very concerned over this so called Bob Hyatt for advise. He told me to just buy a pen and paper notebook. Bob is very smart! LOL!

I just woke up laughing over it! It was pretty absurd.

iggy

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A funny and strange dream…

May 26, 2008

Just woke from a funny and strange dream.

I was on a tour bus with Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, Andrew Jones and a couple of other guys going to a conference of some sort. I realized I was the only one that did not have a laptop! I was very concerned over this so called Bob Hyatt for advise. He told me to just buy a pen and paper notebook. Bob is very smart! LOL!

I just woke up laughing over it! It was pretty absurd.

iggy

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Tony Jones On Steve Brown Etc…

April 30, 2008

Tony Jones interview on Steve Brown Etc. Great show… great interview.
Download MP3 Play in Popup or you can listen to his show at 1PM mst on iggyRocks!
Blessings,
iggy
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Tony Jones On Steve Brown Etc…

April 30, 2008

Tony Jones interview on Steve Brown Etc. Great show… great interview.
Download MP3 Play in Popup or you can listen to his show at 1PM mst on iggyRocks!
Blessings,
iggy
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The New Christians: Tony Jones

February 20, 2008
Of all at Emergent, Tony Jones has been one that intrigued me the most. I really like much he offers at Emergent Village such as the Plato Smackdown and other podcast dealing with philosophy and religion.
With that I had some great anticipation when heard he had a book come out. Now, I caution that like other “Emergents” Tony is but one voice in a much larger conversation. I do see heavy influence by Brian McLaren both from the title to the much that is spoken about by in New Kind of Christian as we flash forward and find the pioneers who blazed trails and also took the arrows.
I was not disappointed with Tony’s book. I see though as I look around the web (I usually try not to as I am about to write a review, yet for some reason I did…) I see that the chapters Tony talks about the “chickens” seem to miss the mark with some. It seems some people miss the understanding of stewardship and think Tony is “out to save the chickens” truthfully I saw that chapter about saving Christianity from consumerism… not just consumerism, but wanton destruction and total disregard for God’s creation. The own took to heart his business, the officers, thought it a joke to worry about the humane slaughter of chickens… and many of them were “Christians”. To me to understand that (which seemed a simple illustration) one would begin to grasp the issues we see as emerging… Christians.
My favorite point that Tony makes is how he explains “Absolute truth” I won’t spoil it, but suffice it to say, I wish I have the simple illustration to explain why I see that the biblical definition of Truth needs no “qualifier” and to add to it, actually takes away from it and adds more issues than if we just stood on the bibles definition. This is not to throw out “absolutes” rather to gain that Truth is a Person… Jesus Christ… and not a detached abstract thought.

If one is trying to get an understanding on the “movement” this will give a bit more to the grand puzzle. But, realize as I already stated, this is a grand mosaic of many conversants. To say this book wraps it all up neatly, would be misleading, yet it will help flesh out the misunderstandings that are out there. (unless you get stuck thinking about saving chickens for Jesus and miss the point!) = )
For other voices about the book..

Be Bless,

iggy

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The New Christians: Tony Jones

February 20, 2008
Of all at Emergent, Tony Jones has been one that intrigued me the most. I really like much he offers at Emergent Village such as the Plato Smackdown and other podcast dealing with philosophy and religion.
With that I had some great anticipation when heard he had a book come out. Now, I caution that like other “Emergents” Tony is but one voice in a much larger conversation. I do see heavy influence by Brian McLaren both from the title to the much that is spoken about by in New Kind of Christian as we flash forward and find the pioneers who blazed trails and also took the arrows.
I was not disappointed with Tony’s book. I see though as I look around the web (I usually try not to as I am about to write a review, yet for some reason I did…) I see that the chapters Tony talks about the “chickens” seem to miss the mark with some. It seems some people miss the understanding of stewardship and think Tony is “out to save the chickens” truthfully I saw that chapter about saving Christianity from consumerism… not just consumerism, but wanton destruction and total disregard for God’s creation. The own took to heart his business, the officers, thought it a joke to worry about the humane slaughter of chickens… and many of them were “Christians”. To me to understand that (which seemed a simple illustration) one would begin to grasp the issues we see as emerging… Christians.
My favorite point that Tony makes is how he explains “Absolute truth” I won’t spoil it, but suffice it to say, I wish I have the simple illustration to explain why I see that the biblical definition of Truth needs no “qualifier” and to add to it, actually takes away from it and adds more issues than if we just stood on the bibles definition. This is not to throw out “absolutes” rather to gain that Truth is a Person… Jesus Christ… and not a detached abstract thought.

If one is trying to get an understanding on the “movement” this will give a bit more to the grand puzzle. But, realize as I already stated, this is a grand mosaic of many conversants. To say this book wraps it all up neatly, would be misleading, yet it will help flesh out the misunderstandings that are out there. (unless you get stuck thinking about saving chickens for Jesus and miss the point!) = )
For other voices about the book..

Be Bless,

iggy