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    Re: Well, that was an interesting G7

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    Oh yeah, every one of us is due in hell according to one sect or another. Not my point. My point is that ISIS now has a lot in common with Christianity then. Curiously enough (and I've mentioned this before) Islam now is about the same age as a religion as Christianity was when it had a crusading phase. There's some evidence that religions age in predictable ways, like cheese.

    Actually, the split between Sunni and Shia is very similar to that between catholic and protestant - do you find your way to god by reading the koran for yourself or do you depend on an iman to interpret it for you.

    Looks like america is in danger of the separation of church and state going out the window.

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    A sample size of two is too small for any hard conclusions but it is curious that there are these similarities between major monotheistic religions.

    And yes, there is something of a concern about the separation of powers in the US at present. I'm wondering how long before Trump declares himself Supreme Head of the Church in America...on a related note did you see Pruitt's resignation letter?

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/text...ry?id=56393788

    He seems to think Trump is the messiah, or similar. What I found REALLY creepy is that it reminded me of letters from Nazi officials to Hitler.
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    I've been enjoying reading your comments, Clodhopper & I always find myself in agreement with your assessments of the country I live in.

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    Re: Well, that was an interesting G7

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    A sample size of two is too small for any hard conclusions but it is curious that there are these similarities between major monotheistic religions.

    And yes, there is something of a concern about the separation of powers in the US at present. I'm wondering how long before Trump declares himself Supreme Head of the Church in America...on a related note did you see Pruitt's resignation letter?

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/text...ry?id=56393788

    He seems to think Trump is the messiah, or similar. What I found REALLY creepy is that it reminded me of letters from Nazi officials to Hitler.
    There are a number of Xtians who are convinced that Trump is that second coming, or some such. Members of my family are among them. I am guaranteed a seat on the train to perdition if I fail to get in line, according to one cousin.
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    Re: Well, that was an interesting G7

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    There are a number of Xtians who are convinced that Trump is that second coming, or some such. Members of my family are among them. I am guaranteed a seat on the train to perdition if I fail to get in line, according to one cousin.
    ...I'll save you a cushion if I'm there first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    I've been enjoying reading your comments, Clodhopper & I always find myself in agreement with your assessments of the country I live in.
    ...sorry...

    Tough times. But they did get those Thai kids out of that cave and that is cause to smile
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    Re: Well, that was an interesting G7

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    ...I'll save you a cushion if I'm there first.

    Hell isn't such a concern in these days of air conditioning.
    And youll know everyone...sort of like a big old reunion bbq.
    Lucky for me i missed the whole G7 thingy.

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    Re: Well, that was an interesting G7

    ...uptaking slowly...

    Larsmac's point about relatives of his genuinely believing that unless you follow Trump you will go to Hell has taken a while to register because it is so strange to me. Lars' relative wasn't joking, he meant it.


    Trump really has started a new religion based on far right Christianity. Does that make him an AntiChrist?
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    Re: Well, that was an interesting G7

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post

    Trump...Does that make him an AntiChrist?
    Yes.

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    Re: Well, that was an interesting G7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    ...uptaking slowly...

    Larsmac's point about relatives of his genuinely believing that unless you follow Trump you will go to Hell has taken a while to register because it is so strange to me. Lars' relative wasn't joking, he meant it.


    Trump really has started a new religion based on far right Christianity. Does that make him an AntiChrist?
    And it's not just my family (in case you were wondering)
    A certain regular around these parts seems to be leaning that direction, as well.
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