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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    I don't believe that is accurate at all. Judiasm was practiced by all Jewish tribes.
    When was the term Jew, Judaism or Jewish used in the first 5 books of the Bible? These were Israelites not Jews.

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The point in all of this is that peaceful Muslims look to the Koran and see a religion of peace. Peaceful Christians look to the Bible and see a religion of peace. Violent Muslims look to the Koran and see a religion that commands them to defend their faith by any means necessary. Violent Christians look to the Bible and see a religion that commands them to defend their faith by any means necessary. The only difference today is that there are more fundamentalist violent Muslims than fundamentalist violent Christians.

    Of course a peaceful Christian would look at a violent Christian's interpretation of scripture and think its heretical. Similarly, a peaceful Muslim looks at an Islamists interpretation of the Koran and thinks its heretical. However, the point is that both Christianity, Islam, and Judaism can find plenty of examples of some of the most violent acts imaginable in their respective holy scriptures.
    I guess it is hard to make a distinction. Is the religion violent in and of itself? Is the culture of people practicing these religions violent people? I think for Islam you can say yes to both. I think of Yahwehism you can say yes to both. I think with Christianity you can say no to both. I wasn't referencing Judaism or Christianity in my opening post. The texts of the Koran are violent. The texts of the Old Testament are violent. The text of the New Testament are not violent to my knowledge.

    I wonder if it is possible for us to critique the text, ignore current culture and ignore current events.

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Of course I can and already have. You seem to have "conveniently" ignored it. I'll do it again. Try Deuteronomy 13:12-15. It says quite clearly that if you come across a town that worships another god, that you are to slaughter its inhabitants down to the last man, and the cattle for some weird reason, because cows apparently can be heretics too.
    Mixed breed cattle are an abomination to God. The cattle of the Philistines were likely hybrids not necessarily heretics.

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Mixed breed cattle are an abomination to God. The cattle of the Philistines were likely hybrids not necessarily heretics.
    Mixed fabrics are an abomination too, that doesn't seem to bother most modern Christians.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Is that what's happening?
    Is the Israeli government destroying Mosques and Churches within it's borders? Maybe but I am not aware of it. What are you trying to say?

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I guess it is hard to make a distinction. Is the religion violent in and of itself? Is the culture of people practicing these religions violent people? I think for Islam you can say yes to both. I think of Yahwehism you can say yes to both. I think with Christianity you can say no to both. I wasn't referencing Judaism or Christianity in my opening post. The texts of the Koran are violent. The texts of the Old Testament are violent. The text of the New Testament are not violent to my knowledge.

    I wonder if it is possible for us to critique the text, ignore current culture and ignore current events.
    One has to look at origination of a religion in the context of the historical circumstances the founders of that religion were in. In the case of Christianity, the New Testament was written by Jews that were living under Roman occupation, when Judaism was a pariah in the Roman Empire. They had to watch what they said and did lest they be executed for sedition. Thus, the New Testament is not overtly violent because they were trying to appeal to Romans when they wrote it.
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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    You want to talk about justice and yet you believe that god created people destined to be sent to eternal hellfire and torture?
    Would you like to explain to me how you could stop God from sending you to hell unfairly?
    Would you like to explain to me how you could stop God from sending you to heaven unfairly?

    If an omnipotent being exists then we have absolutely no control over this being. Is the Calvinistic logic that hard to understand? If God doesn't like you there is nothing you can do about it. If God likes you there is nothing you can do about it. Otherwise this being known as God isn't omnipotent.

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Mixed fabrics are an abomination too, that doesn't seem to bother most modern Christians.
    In the scripture you referenced God didn't command them to burn the clothes.

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    the New Testament is not overtly violent because they were trying to appeal to Romans when they wrote it.
    That's very interesting. I've never heard that theory.

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    Re: Is Yawehism a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That's very interesting. I've never heard that theory.
    You should read this then (or listen to the audio book). Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth: Reza Aslan: 9781400069224: Amazon.com: Books
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