Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dmc, Nov 1, 2010.
Christianity originates from the Middle East, so ‘inherently linked’ seems like an oversight.
in a permanent, essential, or characteristic way.
"the work is inherently dangerous"
...Doesn't seem like an oversight to me.
It wasn’t essential in its origin, my friend, that’s my point. Certainly once it flourished and corrupted in a Euro-centric society it became attached to the patriarchy and perverted by white supremacists, but I still would not categorize it as inherently linked. Semantics, I guess, but important ones.
Christianity is not 'inherently' anything (other than a religion), it can be fashioned into anything a believer wants. There are Christian feminists.
Billions of POC Christians would find this statement from a Western atheist ridiculous, anyway.
For the past several hundred years, Christianity has been intertwined with patriarchy and white supremacy, so I consider those things linked "in a permanent, essential, or characteristic way." I get where you're coming from, but I don't really see the semantics as being important.
Okay, but I'm clearly talking about Christianity as an institution and not specific, individual Christians. Christianity was literally used as a tool for imperialism. I'm not saying there aren't "good Christians", PoC Christians, or anything of the sort.
You know what they meant
Not when they literally whitewashed Jesus noooooooooooo.
Again, you’re talking about actions made hundreds of years after the foundation of Christianity in a Euro-centric and burgeoning colonial world.
You know, @Rhombus was right, I know what you all mean, the point you’re trying to make, it’s just I think it helps to be accurate and deliberate when you want to make a point like this.
When straight white men stop being mediocre maybe we won't sentence them to death by volcano.
Did... did anyone need clarification that the conversation was about the current day and not... centuries ago?
Well, I’ve already answered this, and I’m not sure why you’re responding, but my issue was with the word choice, which I thought was misleading. But, it’s so not a big deal and I think the user I initially quoted explained their reasoning quite well.
I wanna know what everyone's been drinking around here lately.
JT upon accepting the Superbowl halftime gig
The same reason you seemingly interjected with an irrelevant history lesson: because I can.
What you want us to be drinking:
What we are drinking
Why not both
Nñnn sis, you’re becoming one of my favourite members
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