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Christian Discussion Thread VII: The Christ Awakens.

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What is your denomination?

Roman Catholic
212
32%
Eastern Orthodox
44
7%
Non-Chalcedonian (Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East , etc.)
7
1%
Anglican/Episcopalian
44
7%
Methodist
25
4%
Lutheran or Reformed (including Calvinist, Presbyterian, etc.)
76
11%
Baptist
70
11%
Other Evangelical Protestant (Pentecostal, non-denominational, etc.)
85
13%
Restorationist (LDS Movement, Jehovah's Witness, etc.)
18
3%
Other Christian
83
13%
 
Total votes : 664

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Christian Discussion Thread VII: The Christ Awakens.

Postby Cill Airne » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:47 pm

This is the seventh version of the Christian discussion thread, where participants can discuss Christianity in general, the differences between the denominations, general comparative theology (both within and without Christianity), Church history, and many other topics.

While discussion naturally covers a broad range of themes, members of the moderation team (including those participating in the thread), may occasionally gently suggest that some topics might be best taken to a separate thread; this will usually only occur when a subject is itself the subject of discussion in recurring separate NSG threads and would risk dominating this thread if discussed here (examples include, but are not limited to, abortion, homosexuality, and/or the existence of the historical Jesus).

I hope Arch doesn't mind I plagiarised for the OP. :blush:


ModEdit: No, I don't mind at all - but I am resetting the poll to the previous thread's version.
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Mmm, that new thread smell.
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Almost the first to post. :P
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Postby The Flutterlands » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:49 pm

New thread. Yay!
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Postby Catla » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:50 pm

welp, here I am.

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Postby The Hobbesian Metaphysician » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:50 pm

A thread not started by the mods for once.
I am just going to lay it out here, I am going to be very blunt.

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Postby The Princes of the Universe » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:51 pm

We need a topic to kick things off differently from TET...

What draws you to the faith? (I'll answer later.)
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Postby Menassa » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:52 pm

The Princes of the Universe wrote:We need a topic to kick things off differently from TET...

What draws you to the faith? (I'll answer later.)

Which faith?3 :p
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Postby The Flutterlands » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:53 pm

Conscentia wrote:Christian Discussion Thread VII: The Christ Awakens.


And it's not a ripoff of Christian Discussion Thread IV: A New Pope! :P
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Postby Major-Tom » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:55 pm

The Princes of the Universe wrote:We need a topic to kick things off differently from TET...

What draws you to the faith? (I'll answer later.)


The smell of donuts in the Parish Hall.

Jokes aside, and I've recently discussed this was Conscentia, I'm drawn to the Christian faith for a plethora of reasons. Coming from irreligion, I can say that a combination of deeply profound personal experiences, research, rereading the New Testament, and exploring the historical validity/records of Jesus Christ has drawn me back to Christianity.
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Postby The Princes of the Universe » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:55 pm

Menassa wrote:
The Princes of the Universe wrote:What draws you to the faith? (I'll answer later.)

Which faith? :p

You tell me. :lol2:
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Postby Major-Tom » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:56 pm

The Princes of the Universe wrote:
Menassa wrote:Which faith? :p

You tell me. :lol2:


.....Scientology. You, too, can be drawn to Scientology for a nominal fee.
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Postby Cill Airne » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:57 pm

Conscentia wrote:Christian Discussion Thread VII: The Christ Awakens.

Also, the poll was supposed to be refined OP.
http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=28272451#p28272451

*Credit for Star Wars pun goes to The Flutterlands: http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic ... #p28023892]

Apologies. Fixed. :)
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Postby Nordengrund » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:00 pm

I voted Other Protestant when I meant to pick Baptist.
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Postby The Alexanderians » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:04 pm

So where did we leave off?
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Postby Nordengrund » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:04 pm

Conscentia wrote:
Nordengrund wrote:I voted Other Protestant when I meant to pick Baptist.

Can't you change it?


No. Ony the OP can, but he would have to reset the poll.
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Postby Conscentia » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:05 pm

The Flutterlands wrote:
Conscentia wrote:Christian Discussion Thread VII: The Christ Awakens.

And it's not a ripoff of Christian Discussion Thread IV: A New Pope! :P

They've brought back some of the cast... We've got the poll I suggested way back in CDT IV.

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Postby Menassa » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:05 pm

The Princes of the Universe wrote:
Menassa wrote:Which faith? :p

You tell me. :lol2:

Christianity?
-NS's one and only Tanna!
Radical Monotheist
Their hollow inheritance.
This is my god and I shall exalt him
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"A missionary uses the Bible like a drunk uses a lamppost, not so much for illumination, but for support"
"Imagine of a bunch of Zulu tribesmen told Congress how to read the Constitution, that's how it feels to a Jew when you tell us how to read our bible"
"God said: you must teach, as I taught, without a fee."
"Against your will you are formed, against your will you are born, against your will you live, against your will you die, and against your will you are destined to give a judgement and accounting before the king, king of all kings..."

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Postby The Alexanderians » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:05 pm

Conscentia wrote:
The Flutterlands wrote:And it's not a ripoff of Christian Discussion Thread IV: A New Pope! :P

They've brought back some of the cast... We've got the poll I suggested way back in CDT IV.

I thought we weren't giving Ephrim his category?
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Achesia wrote:Threads like this is why I need to stop coming to NSG....

Marethian Lupanar of Teladre wrote:A bright and cheerful mountain village of chapel-goers~

The Archregimancy wrote:
Hagia Sophia is best church.

Major-Tom wrote:Why am I full of apathy?

I'm just here to be the peanut gallery
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Postby Conscentia » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:06 pm

Nordengrund wrote:
Conscentia wrote:Can't you change it?

No. Ony the OP can, but he would have to reset the poll.

Well it's new, so it shoudn't be that big of a deal to reset it but I think it only resets if the OP changes any options. I think changing it to allow changing one's vote doesn't cause a reset. It's been a while since I made a thread with a poll though, so my memory is unclear on the matter.

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Postby Cill Airne » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:09 pm

Conscentia wrote:
Nordengrund wrote:No. Ony the OP can, but he would have to reset the poll.

Well it's new, so it shoudn't be that big of a deal to reset it but I think it only resets if the OP changes any options. I think changing it to allow changing one's vote doesn't cause a reset. It's been a while since I made a thread with a poll though, so my memory is unclear on the matter.

I actually updated it and it didn't reset the poll, so we're all good. ^_^

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Postby Conscentia » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:10 pm

The Alexanderians wrote:
Conscentia wrote:They've brought back some of the cast... We've got the poll I suggested way back in CDT IV.

I thought we weren't giving Ephrim his category?

Removing it would leave one blank space, and Archregimancy didn't suggest a replacement. I suggested "Cultural Christian" might be an interesting new inclusion, and quoted that in the post reminding the need for poll refinement. I don't think Archregimancy voiced an opinion on that. OP evidently decided to just keep Messianic Jew.

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Quick, everyone spam the poll so we can enjoy a brief moment of victory over the Latins!
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