14.5.13

Portland Wins AGAIN

Hey, I know that place!
Portland is a great city, and with the weather we've been having, it might feasibly be the best city. But did you know we're also the least Christian city in the United States? It's true, according to this HuffPo article. I'm strangely pleased by this news. BURN ALL THE CROSSES IN CELEBRATION!!!

What I like most of all is they used a photo of Old Laurelhurst Church, which is not really a church anymore, but did, for many years, house Imago Dei Community. Those were the Imago days.

The lady who rented out the building was mean, too. I feel like I can say that now.

The most Christian city was Salt Lake City, which I guess makes the actual most Christian city Birmingham, Alabama. (Just kidding, Mormons! Just joshin' the new guy.)

5 comments:

  1. yeah, i was gonna say slc is the least christian city if you don't believe that mormons are christians.

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    1. Well, I'm inclined to list them that way if that's how they refer to themselves, but I realize there are many theological differences.

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    2. Mormons are not christians. A christian is a follower of Jesus, belives Jesus to be God which mormons don't and believe int he trinity (father, son, holy ghost) I love mormons and thinks they are great people but no they are not christians.

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  2. Funny you write this when Sara Thebarge is part of your burnside group and she's a devout christian. Imago Dai has a church she belongs to near Burnside behind Wives Tale. Your title should be Portland is a intorerant city towards christians. And yes, mormons are not christians (they don't believe Jesus is God). Blessings.

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    1. I'm familiar with Imago Dei, Unknown. I've attended the church since 2000.

      As for Mormons being Christians, I suppose it depends on how you're defining "Christian". Here, I'm not defining it as "did you except Jesus into your heart?" the way, say, an evangelical would define Christianity. Here, I'm defining it as "Does your faith structure claim itself as Christian?" I'm not making a judgment call on who's going to heaven or who's theologically correct, because I don't feel comfortable doing that.

      To me, if members of the LDS Church refer to themselves as Christian, I'm willing to refer to them the way they'd want to be referred to. It's just common respect.

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