No, James, none of them are cogent. None of them are even remotely intelligent. Not that I expect much from you, a bigot with such serious issues that you can't even parse the fact that Jack Philips already had religious liberty, never had his rights even close to touched in the case, and was a bigot just like you.
I'm using Matthew, which I date to between 64 and 66 CE on the grounds that the "Great Tribulation" is the Neronian persecution, and the synoptic apocalypse in Matthew is full of speculative warnings about what will happen during the end times, rather than retroactive "prophesies" that show what did happen. The author is writing during, not after, a period of Christian persecution.
You're imposing a hermeneutic on scripture that can't be justified by the bible itself. Everyone does, mind you. Still, it's important to recognize & admit as many of our presuppositions as possible before interpreting the bible for others.
Or hairdressers: "I'll send you mine if you send me yours" type of "Deal"!
Well, maybe you might learn that there was indeed a pecking order - a caste system amongst the Jews, as it were. Despite your denial, they did separate into very distinct power groupings. The Sadducees having the most influence over 'The Tribe', in toto. SMH
Very. Unless one wanted to go 45 minutes west on US 50 to Dodge City. That place is *cosmopolitan*...
Who said anything about "personal commentary?" How about having the basic facts in the article you post? I mean, what if I posted an article about the XYZ serial rapist is finally caught! Under the heading I place a pic of the one of the rapist's victim's second cousins father that was interviewed for the article? Then I tell everyone that thinks that's the rapist - hey, read the article first.
I will not bother to go back and extract a few quotes from your prior comments, but no one could mistake your view as anything but decidedly anti Muslim. And you know that.
He gave shit...
Maybe this will help a bit: You can also win Monopoly without owning Boardwalk.
Or, how should one contextualize Deuteronomy 25:11-12?
I don't feel people have to defend their personal experiences. I personally couldn't do it. However my personal opinion shouldn't make anyone insecure about theirs.
Misplaced exclamation points are a sign of sloppy thinking, Al.
1) The Jewish Bible contains the scapegoat, but it also - as I've mentioned three times now but you're ignoring - contains many anti-sacrifice texts.
Some of those arguments aren't really arguments at all - more of propaganda claims. I am particularly looking at your last one.
There's a huge difference between saying I have yet to be presented with enough evidence to believe in god(s) and stating there is no god(s).
And my understanding is the word interpreted as eunuch had a much wider connotation than how we use the word eunuch today.
Like a good and a bad Bacteria.