Originally Posted by nmwolfboy
i didn't say that i disbelieved that Christ is the Savior, only with the doctrine of substitutionary atonement, specifically the idea of penal substitution.
Christus Victor, from Theopedia:
These might seem like really tiny theological differences, but i see them as increasingly divergent. The Eastern Orthodox Church still maintains a ransom/Christus Victor stance, though the Western church relegated it into the background around the time of the great East/West Schism.
Thank you, wolfboy, for the lesson in theology.
I have on my to do list today to write to Atty General Holder. The President sent an email yesterday saying I was to roll up my sleeves.
In addition to a few words about the Justice Department's repulsive response to the Prop 8 federal suit and their inaction on "Don't Ask Don't Tell," I want to draw to his attention this website:
Just above the section on "Support for the LGBT Community" there is a heading that reads:
Reduce Crime Recidivism by Providing Ex-Offender Support
I will urge him to advocate the approach that seeks to reduce recidivism rather than exacting vengeance for a crime committed. It's not soft on crime or tough on crime, it is smart on crime. I believe this approach also works much better for Matthew 6:12, if we really mean what we pray. Framed properly, this should be a slam-dunk with Republican base. At a minimum it will involve them in spin and squirm on a major scale.