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Should Christianity be our state religion?
« on: September 04, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
I think by law we should force our churches to unite into one or else jail time for treason



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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 03:32:02 AM »
And you say you're a deist. -_-
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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 11:40:43 AM »
And you say you're a deist. -_-

If I wasn't a Deist, would I really recommend threatening the church with jail time? :P

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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 12:58:53 AM »
If I wasn't a Deist, would I really recommend threatening the church with jail time? :P
Threatening the churches that you're not part with. Believers have done that since day one. ;)

To answer this thread, I guess I won't be very against it as a couple of European countries have Christianity as a state religion and they're faring well.
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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 01:46:05 AM »
Threatening the churches that you're not part with. Believers have done that since day one. ;)

To answer this thread, I guess I won't be very against it as a couple of European countries have Christianity as a state religion and they're faring well.
If the Churches are going to play politics, then they better have the military power to back it up... Attempting to undermine political parties against the wishes of the people is treason in many definitions.

Secondly, how would Christianity be our state religion when Assyrians believe in 2 different forms: Catholic and Orthodox Christianity. Which one would we follow?

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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 03:27:14 AM »
If the Churches are going to play politics, then they better have the military power to back it up... Attempting to undermine political parties against the wishes of the people is treason in many definitions.

Secondly, how would Christianity be our state religion when Assyrians believe in 2 different forms: Catholic and Orthodox Christianity. Which one would we follow?
Isn't the Assyrian Church of the East more popular? I don't know.
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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 02:36:38 AM »
Isn't the Assyrian Church of the East more popular? I don't know.

in terms of the total Assyrian population? No, Chaldean church makes up the larger percentage, I think it's 50%+.

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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 02:50:02 AM »
in terms of the total Assyrian population? No, Chaldean church makes up the larger percentage, I think it's 50%+.
I always hear this. I think this statistic is hogwash.

We're talking about Assyrians from Tyari (and their clans), Baz, Gawar, Nochiya, Jelu, Barwar, Halmon, Urmia and dozens of other tribes that consider themselves Assyrian. I'm pretty sure we would make the larger percentage (and I'm aware of the Ancient Church of the East adherents and Assyrian Protestants, which are a small minority anyway). Chaldean tribes are much lesser in comparison, and they tell us that the Chaldean Church is the most adhered to? It seems fishy.
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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 07:41:24 AM »
Assyrians are an ethnoreligious Christian people. Christianity will without a doubt be the state religion. As far as the Churches needing to be united into one, I'm not sure if that is really necessary. I do agree that diversity destroys social cohesion, but the only way we will even be able to get a state is if we can unite together despite being part of different churches, and see how similar we are to each other and how small our differences seem in comparison. I think we will all be on the same page and be proud to all ourselves Assyrians. Besides, even today you see so many Assyrians getting married to other Assyrians of different churches, I think the sectarian rivalry mostly comes from our Priests, but to everyone else it doesn't really matter to them. If (when) we do get a state, I don't think our people will have the same problems with sectarian rivalry as we do now, and I don't think it will cause many issues.
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Re: Should Christianity be our state religion?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 02:30:49 PM »
I always hear this. I think this statistic is hogwash.

We're talking about Assyrians from Tyari (and their clans), Baz, Gawar, Nochiya, Jelu, Barwar, Halmon, Urmia and dozens of other tribes that consider themselves Assyrian. I'm pretty sure we would make the larger percentage (and I'm aware of the Ancient Church of the East adherents and Assyrian Protestants, which are a small minority anyway). Chaldean tribes are much lesser in comparison, and they tell us that the Chaldean Church is the most adhered to? It seems fishy.

I guess you're right, there's no valid statistics or census taken at all.

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