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Response to dmallind (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 03:05 PM

21. what is the value of a 'label'?

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Santorum is using his interpretation of the label to mean one thing- others (some who claim the label and others who detest it) have different standards of what 'being a christian' means.

Claiming a label or hiding behind a banner of any kind, doesn't really mean much in the end. You can call yourself a 'compassionate conservative'- and be selfish, lavish with your spending when it comes to your own pet projects. Does that label matter in reality?

I used to care about the label of Christian. But I've learned that labels- be they political, religious, physical, etc. are more often just a kind of costume that people put on to give themselves a sense of meaning/value/belonging.

A Christian by logic, would be one who follows or espouses the life and teachings of the man known as Jesus Christ. Each one of us has to measure our own interpretation of whether a person who claims a label is doing so because it actually defines or disguises who they really are.

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