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Far left ideology is based on Alinskyism, Marxism, Leninism, Hegelism, and Stalinism, which believes in none of those things.

Marx's Communist Manifesto is anchored at helping the poor by means of a new political theory to replace the rich vs. poor capitalism, he was definitely concerned with the poor. I don't know of anyone in the American political system trying to push any of the ideas you've listed. How many political pundits in America subscribe to any of these views? I think you've cherry picked quite a bit.

Anyone can see which side is censoring free speech.

Then address the supporting evidence I gave in the argument from Vox. In addition, the ACLU is by far the largest defender of free speech in the united states and it's an extremely liberal organization.

Supporting Evidence: socialism as a term (
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Far left ideology is centered on altruism, like building a better society in terms of care for the poor, the environment, bettering education, civil liberties, globalization, and so on. All these beliefs can be held without a sense of revenge.

In fact studies show that extreme liberals support free speech more than moderates or conservatives.. . . here is the link below!

Supporting Evidence: left-wing people are more supportive of free expression (
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Passivity can be very wise though, especially in violent situations like the one Jesus mentioned. Also, to hit someone on the right cheek meant in the first century greco-roman world that you were showing a subject that he was an inferior, so what Jesus meant by "turn and offer the other cheek" was to show an aggressor that you are his equal. Perfectly sensible.

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Religious organizations that divorce themselves from the disastrous concept of religious authority are the most acceptable. Different religions exist for different types of people, and religious traditions contain universal truths on which all religious experience is grown.

"Four blind men went to see an elephant. One who touched its leg said, 'The elephant is like a pillar.' The second who touched the trunk said, 'The elephant is like a thick club.' The third touched the belly, and thought it to be like a big jar. The fourth who felt the ears, concluded that the elephant was like a winnowing fan. They then began to dispute amongst themselves as to the nature of the animal they had touched. A passer-by hearing them quarrel, said, 'What is it this you are disputing about?' Then they stated the question and asked him to arbitrate. He said, 'Not one of you knows the real elephant. As a whole, it is neither like a pillar, nor a jar, nor a winnowing fan, nor a club. But its legs are like pillars, its belly like a big jar, its ears like a winnowing fan, and its trunk like a thick club. The elephant itself is a combination of all these.' In exactly the same manner do men quarrel among themselves about religion, each having seen some different aspect of the Deity."

-The Gospel of Ramakrishna, authorized edition, p. 28-29.

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Scholars admit the large possibility of annihilation or universal salvation as alternatives to the traditional view held at the Synod of Constantiople, for textual reasons, and theologically the idea of a merciless God contradicts everything we know about Jesus. Hans Kung sites many early stage pre-doctrinal church fathers in his argument against literal Hellfire,

"Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Jerome, and Ambrose, interpreted the fire metaphorically. 'Fire' is a metaphor for God's wrath, 'eternal' is not always understood in the strict sense in Hebrew, Greek and modern linguistic usage….Neither in Judaism, nor in the New Testament is there any uniform view of the period of punishment for sin."

-Prof. Hans Kung, Eternal Life, p.136

Plenty Old-New Testament verses contradict the non-biblical doctrine of eternal Hell.

"For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as ALL die in Adam, so ALL will be made alive in Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:21,22)

"God has imprisoned men in their own disobedience only to show mercy to all mankind." (Romans 11:32)

"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:32)

"Jesus Christ, the savior of all men, especially those who believe." (Timothy 4:10)

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The situation is much worse than thou thinketh, for the lunatics are running the asylum when it comes to the english language. There are different definitions in different dictionaries for "notoriety", and uniquely there is no official institution designated for the english language as with other languages.

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1. widely and unfavorably known:

a notorious gambler.

2. publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait:

a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.


noun. 1. the state, quality, or character of being notorious or widely known:

a craze for notoriety.

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If there is no Hell, there is no reason for anybody to refrain from doing any evil they feel like doing….. The Bible says false teachers will receive extra punishment in Hell for leading people in their heresy, and it is JUSTICE from God.

So everyone should be inspired by fear?

According to modern psychology, fear is closely related to cruelty and hatred.

The alternative would be inspiration by love which requires a real transformation of the heart.

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Saying that Jesus "fulfilled" the law is just poetic language that is perfectly consistent with my view, because "fulfilled" symbolizes a metamorphosis in ethical behavior that was ushered in by Jesus.

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I said there was no "eternal" punishment, which is vastly different from saying no punishment period. You may have strong opinions but just know that this is a disputed issue among mainstream scholars.

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