yes,-- everybody should be treated equal
No--some people should recieve preferential treatment
Yes, I know it's sacred text to you. I'm not 'degrading' anything. I'm simply stating what it is. A book of mythology, same as stories about Zeus or Osirus (though obscenely more boring). It is mythical, of no more significance than that. That's not 'degrading' it anymore than calling a Stephen King book a book of fiction is degrading it. It's just a simple statement of fact. Now, you are of course free to worship Stephen King's writings or anyone elses, such as Hubbard, and call all of them 'sacred'. I'm still going to call a spade a spade. Hubbards writings are fictional and mythical. So is the bible, so is the quran, so are the upinshads, so on and so forth. Obviously, some are more interesting than others, but in the end, they are all the same - works of fiction. Books. Words on paper written by men who wanted to tell a story.It has nothing to do with sticking anything anyplace. We as Christians are not allowed to support sin. I have posted what Jesus said about it.
What you call "someone's mythical book" as if to degrade it somehow, is scared text to us who believe.
You want to base YOUR life on a book, go right ahead. I just can't comprehend why you feel the need to try and make me abide by the rules some man wrote down in the book you've chosen as your sacred text. I wouldn't allow it for Scientologists, Muslims, Mormon, Hindus, Jews, and I'm sure as **** not going to idly sit by and allow Christians to do it either.
Jesus ****ing christ, if we abided by all the rules in everyone's chosen 'sacred text', we wouldn't be allowed to do a goddamn thing.
So, your book tells you that you can't 'allow' sin. Well, unless you're going to outlaw anal sex, pre-marital sex, taking your 'lord's' name in vain, disobeying one's parents, lying, so on and so forth, then you are not being honest about your reasons. Do you fight to make it illegal to lie? Do you fight to put people in prison for typing "jesus ****ing christ" like I just did above? Do you fight to put video cameras in everyone's home to make sure no man ever sticks his dick in his wife's ass? No, you don't. Why not? Why don't you rail against every single sin listed in the bible? Every. single. one of them. Shouldn't they all be illegal, in the eyes of christians? Shouldn't we all be policed and forced to adhere to the rules set forth in the book you've chosen to obey?
And, what about free will?
Also, as you seem happy enough to accept that Paul's comments about women were only his own rules--not Jesus'--why can't you consider his comments on homosexuality in the same way? I mean, it seems inconceivable to me that he would be the only one of the apostles to have had Jesus' thoughts on the matter, so why was he the only one who mentioned it? Could it be that they too were only his personal thoughts and nothing to do with anything Jesus said to him?
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
This is not a Bible study, it would take me hours to post examples of what is acceptable and what is not.
You have to read it in context and study the history as well as the modern aspects. This is not something that can be covered in a post on a message board.
If you were really that concerned, you would pick up a Bible and really study it.
Then and only then, could you even begin to understand how it all works together.
I have been at this for many years, and for someone to come in who has barely cracked it open to tell me I must be wrong is rather disingenuous.
So with that, I bid you good day.
No Lives Matter
Sins are graded --1 thru 10. --I just do little sins, like peep
"Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"
His gospels supposedly came from "revelation" by Jesus Christ. I don't know if that means he felt they came by direct conversation with the ghost of Jesus or if he thought Jesus put the gospels into his head through some divine means.
Either way, it's a little disingenuous to say he spoke directly to Jesus. All one can honestly say is that Paul claimed to have been in direct contact with Jesus, but it is known that he never met Jesus while Jesus was alive.
To me, that fact means that if something is only found in Paul's gospels, but not the other gospels one should probably view those gospels with a certain "This dude believed that the voices in his head were Jesus" type of skepticism. Doesn't mean the voices weren't Jesus, but I think a skeptical view of those gospels may be well placed.
Last edited by Tucker Case; 01-20-10 at 12:52 PM.
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