Given the large number of circumcised pornstars the "damaged nerve endings" case seems overblown.
the problem I have is that god obviously thinks we cannot be redeemed. How can one punish a newborn baby with drowning because they MIGHT grow up to be evil. Want to say adults grew up evil? Entirely different. My sensibilities do not allow me to believe newborn babies deserved to be drowned
The question that follows is *how* do you read the bible -- literally, figuratively or a mix of both?
I am not treating you as stupid at all. I am asking you questions that people don't answer. I am not trying to prove anything wrong at all. I am trying to understand the story. It is true that I don't believe it is literally true but I am not talking about that at all. I am asking question after question that is never answered. I don't care even a tiny bit whether it is right or wrong. I am saying as clearly as possible that I do not understand the story. It don't understand the claims. I don't understand the sequence. I don't understand the motivations of the characters. I don't understand the moral. I don't understand how people think it is good to believe it. I don't understand how people think God is loving. I don't understand any of it. Christianity is the most bizarre religion of all the religions. I have never heard of another religion that is more bizarre in it's central story. The problem is not that I don't know the story. The problem is that I do know it.
LOL. Nobody has to to provide services to a liar who defends child abuse.
And I thought this Jesus of yours was this God of yours or something like that.
Poor people are often working two or more jobs (for minimum wage) and don't have the time or energy....let alone the money....to put in the "effort and planning" to eat healthy.
This not about standards. Humans were doing moral philosophy all over the world before any Jewish or Christian penned a single word in the Bible. This is about believing claims in a book about spirits and super natural, or burning in hell if you don?t.
HUgs for the small town attitude!
Then perhaps you could also rest from commenting about the gospel stories, if you think it is so unimportant.
Does someone want to help me drink some beer? Instead of a pony keg, my husband got a regular keg to put in his new toy. Now, I know we're beer drinkers, but this is ridiculous.
Wow, that's really spot on! It gives a good explanation for why I somehow feel like both "sides" are against me for indulging in sex and acts that are pleasurable to me, and only the sex and acts pleasurable to me.
I don't even trip off of it anymore. It's on him to work that out within himself.
I KNOW SPANISH!
Your opinion is noted. Like many on this forum, it is entirely subjective. Plenty of men have uncircumcised penises and live healthy, fulfilling lives. Plenty of men have been circumcised by mohels and live healthy, fulfilling lives. Even the best doctors mess up circumcisions.
They sure did,those bastards lol
To the point about "Did Christianity aid or abet the fall of Rome" this was the era Roman emperors started killing Heretics to try to have a single creed. (Heresy was also argued as a threat to the imperial authority, since it was authorized by the orthodox God.)