I was the Mayor of Fargo for 16 years. This was while being a professor of economics and NDSU. Later I became active in the Red River Freethinkers. While I no longer live in Fargo-Moorhead the focus of my blog remains there.

 
 

Answer This Question: What is a Good Christian

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Just as when Obama was first a candidate, the candidacy of Mayor Pete Buttigiege has the internet humming with writers claiming to know Buttigieg "is not a real Christian." Maybe we could say a favorite pastime in the U.S. is commenting on the Christianity of others.
Obama learned quickly that his enthusiasm for his church life fell with a clunk on those who believe only they themselves follow the "true Christianity." Whether Obama was sincere in his religious life or was doing for political appeal, probably he go no votes for it.
I get the feeling Mayor Buttigiege is a little more sophisticated about religion than is Obama. No doubt he has had countless citizens from his city make appointments to tell him the definition of a proper "true Christian" and point to his shortcomings. I was a Mayor and had this happen many times.
Of course, Christianity is not the only religion in which followers cannot agree on what it means. So far as I know, every major religion has the same problem. Jews, Hindus and Muslims all fight among themselves.
Of course, Christianity is not the only religion in which followers cannot agree on what it means. So far as I know, every major religion has the same problem. Jews, Hindus and Muslims all fight among themselves.
The other source of the problem comes from the human mind. When a person talks of something invisible to any but himself or herself there is no objective source all can agree upon. Every mind sees some different than all others.
The answer to the question, "What is a good Christian?" is simple. Every Christian can answer, "ME!"
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