Posted: Apr 21, 2017 9:58 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
PensivePenny wrote:
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."

How do you know this?

PensivePenny wrote:
Do you think "orthodox" (whatever the hell that is) christians practice EXACTLY the same as early christians?

I don't know, but I do know Christians who follow the whole bible and don't throw out the OT or parts of the NT that they don't like.

PensivePenny wrote: 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. <snip>

Norms are red herring that you invented. I've never mentioned or discussed norms.