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Old 05-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
I disagree with the author that the "silent majority" of Christians "take very seriously Jesus' call to 'love one another as I have loved you.'" I think the silent majority of Christians don't think about their religion in any kind of depth at all.
I think you are correct.

It has been my experience that Christians are born into a Christian family and it is the accepted norm. It's a go-with-the-flow belief system-- whatever my parents/family/community has taught me is socially/religiously acceptable for me must be true. It requires no investigation or questioning of what is right or wrong.

I was born into this type of family and the more I was exposed to the world (mainly in college), the more I began to question my blind obedience to my instilled values and beliefs. I was certainly taught "love on another..", but it was not practiced, because I didn't give it two thoughts.
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