• 12-11-2016 In the 19th century Americans started moving west and three institutions went with them. There was vaudeville, traveling entertainment. There was lyceum, traveling education and culture. And there was the itinerant preacher, offering a new style of preaching called "hell fire and brim stone". It was very entertaining, only loosely based on scripture, and pastors didn't even try to compete. Instead they switched to preaching public morality and philosophy. Eventually an entire generation grew up not knowing the first thing about the religion they claimed to believe. That is why most Christian churches don't teach doctrines, and most members don't know what they are supposed to believe. They simply don't know enough to identify right and wrong!
  • I don't know who these people are that you are referring to but I guess it all boils down to point of view, and I think the statement holds some weight. Some examples of what I mean could be - the bank robber who paid for his mother's hip replacement surgery. There's a bad guy with a good side. Or The mayor of a large city who managed to accomplish countless great things for the citizens of his city - only to be in possession of heroin when he was caught drunk driving one night.That's a good guy with a bad side.
  • wishful thinking.
    • Bootsiebaby
      And why would anybody wish that the bad guys have a good side and the good guys have a bad side? I certainly wouldn't wish for anything so misleading and confusing.
  • Because its probably true. Even the murderer can be kind to his mother. Which doesn't make him any less a murderer. Or the responsible provider can screw someone over in a business deal. No person is perfect or without fault or error.

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