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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Saturday, January 25, 2003, 1:11
Andrew Nowicki wrote:
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From: Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...>
Date: Friday, January 24, 2003 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

>Andrew Nowicki wrote: (lots of snips) >AN> Christianity could be named "religious liquid >AN> organization" or "caring religious organization." >Eamon Graham wrote: >EG> As a Christian, of course I think "caring religious ..." >EG> is closest to the essence of Christ's teaching, though >EG> the same could be said of the Buddha>Bryan Maloney wrote: >BM> Are you saying that Baha'i isn't caring? > >This is why I did not use this name. >I guess that the most unique property of Christianity >is its ability to absorb and transform pagan rites. >All the Christians I know believe that Christianity >is a continuation of Judaism.
Careful. Arnold Toynbee got in a lot of trouble back in the 1920/30s for saying that Islam was a "Judaeo-Christian heresy".
>Yes, bible seems to be more >important to Protestants than to Catholics.
Not so sure about that either. Seems to me, one of the original ideas behind Protestantism was that we can approach God without the aid of a priestly hierarchy. Through study of the Bible, yes, but also through prayer, faith and works.
> >BM> I thought that was too funny! Where does "food" >BM> come from? I was a Social Ministry Deacon for a >BM> while and we were quite involved in hunger relief, >BM> but so were the Methodists. :) Another possible >BM> interpretation of "food" is that in Lutheran >BM> "sub-culture" we tend to joke that we're Lutherans >BM> because we have the best fellowship dinners
Thank you, Garrison Keilor...jello is a vegetable....:-))))
> >Lutherans drink wine during the mass. Catholics do not.
That's not true either (anymore). At least on some occasions here in the US (seemingly at random but I suppose there's a reason) the cup is offered to the congregation at RC Mass. Some strict fundamentalist groups use grape juice, not wine.
>The latter one looks bad because this is proper noun, >rather than ordinary noun. > >My best shot at Protestants: >Protestant religions = funage = "proper noun new religious environment"
Some are newer than others. Enough already. This particular thread is simply ridiculous. If only out of respect for the self-chosen and/or traditional names, you should simply use the "religion" root or whatever followed by the accepted name.