Posted: Apr 21, 2017 7:48 pm
by PensivePenny
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
They're cherry-picking Christians.
And that's their perogative, but I've more respect for orthodox theists than the cherry-picking variety.
If you're going to pick and choose, why not be honest with yourself and just drop the label/relgion all together.

I'm interested in knowing the distinction. They all cherry pick. Even the ones you call "orthodox."

Do you think "orthodox" (whatever the hell that is) christians practice EXACTLY the same as early christians? I really hope you say, "no." It is "accepted norms," meaning just what I said earlier, the defacto christian... now, we have to define what is the christian "norms" because there are HUGE cultural differences that have evolved christianity in different directions. Chinese Christians "norms" are different from American, European, African etc... There is no "norm," only the one that you've chosen to accept as the gold standard. That to me is cherry picking... you're just picking from the tree in your own back yard. By virtue of your cultural and geographic location you have a clear definition of "norm" that differs from everyone else. Nothing is objective... most of all mythical religions (pardon the redundancy).