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That's very Christian of you.
by Lynch on Tue Oct 19th, 2010 at 04:14:52 PM EST
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... if he had said "I damn you to eternal hellfire", now THAT would be very Christian of him.

I think it's very humanist of him.

And I forgive you too.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 04:46:31 AM EST
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No Forgiveness is a Saxon pre-Christian concept

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 08:56:09 AM EST
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If you're talking about the Anglo-Saxons, their period lasted for 600 years, from 410 to 1066... so AFTER Christ and way after the Old Testament - which also treats the concept of forgiveness.
by Lynch on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 04:45:24 PM EST
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no, Germanic Saxons, an altogether earlier beast. Christianity hadn't moved that far North through central Europe yet.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Oct 21st, 2010 at 04:56:07 PM EST
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