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    I'm not a Christian, and certainly not a Bible scholar, but my sense is that the Sermon on the Mount is the defining tenet of Christ's teachings. And as such, is pretty much at odds with all the pious posturers who assert their religiosity in the town square on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I'm not a Christian, and certainly not a Bible scholar, but my sense is that the Sermon on the Mount is the defining tenet of Christ's teachings. And as such, is pretty much at odds with all the pious posturers who assert their religiosity in the town square on a regular basis.
    I’ve always been partial to “judge not lest ye be judged” myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I'm not a Christian, and certainly not a Bible scholar, but my sense is that the Sermon on the Mount is the defining tenet of Christ's teachings. And as such, is pretty much at odds with all the pious posturers who assert their religiosity in the town square on a regular basis.
    You have concisely summed up Tolstoy’s , “What I Believe.”

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    Speaking of the Sermon on the Mount, I'm actually currently reading Eknath Easwaran's commentary on the Beatitudes. It's a fantastic book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I'm not a Christian, and certainly not a Bible scholar, but my sense is that the Sermon on the Mount is the defining tenet of Christ's teachings. And as such, is pretty much at odds with all the pious posturers who assert their religiosity in the town square on a regular basis.
    Me, too. The actual words of Jesus, reported in more than one of the gospels - and probably the most ignored and/or "interpreted" (as in "no, this is what he really meant") passages in the Bible.

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    Until the end of days, people will always be able to make the cheap and easy argument against Christianity that its adherents are insufficiently Christlike. They will be right, in a trivial sort of way. But I think they miss a much larger point about striving to do better. Such sneering, whether well-informed or not, can serve a useful purpose in the humility and self-examination it can promote.

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