What clothing is ?idiotic? and ?ugly? is subjective. We can?t allow people to take away other?s peoples? rights on a whim.
Voudoun and the practice of proto-judaism don't seem all that different when you put it that way... do they? What's next Moses, something with pins and corn dolls?
is that the correct way to live all should follow? is it an opinion?
As the saying goes, I will defend your right to practice your religion. I will oppose you, though, if you try to force others to adopt that religion or if you try to impose your religious beliefs on others.
I'm getting quite old and I have already lived longer than two of my brothers, mother and father who all died quite young. Death comes early in my family. I look forward to dying and discuss this with my wife quite often. My wife worked in a nursing home for much of her career and witnessed many people dying. She has many interesting stories of people repenting of their sins so they can go and be with the Lord. One man's story stands out to me because he knew he was going to Hell and was content to allow the clock to run out on his worthless life. He was actually determined to accept what he deserved. My wife was known as "The Christian Nurse" and this man's wife asked by wife to talk to him and see if she could get him to reconsider his fate. So she did. She started talking to him about Christ and this man was no fool he knew what my wife was about so he started coughing out loud to shut her up. Well my wife is no fool either and knew what he was trying to do so...?. she started telling him a very interesting story to get him to listen to her and it worked. He stopped coughing and started listening to her story. She led her interesting story into talking about Christ and the consequences that he was about to face. (He had terminal cancer and died about 7 days after he arrived at my wife's nursing home). By the time my wife was done drawing him a picture of what eternity in Hell would be like, he decided going to Hell wasn't for him. He repented and the following day he died.
The single commentators are virtually all right wing loons and Alt Facts deliverers. The in day panels are members of the Right Rah Rah JV teams. Not much polish there.
Why would anyone want to be straight? Why would anyone be attracted to plants?
Rome was already on the way out when Christianity began to rise within the Empire. As the OP suggests, it was Christianity - the local churches, the network of bishops supported by Rome's excellent communications systems via roads and shipping, all caught the debris of the failing Empire. Later Christianized Europe did keep the candle burning, with its scribes and monastic communities which preserved data from the collapsed Greco-Roman civilization and ensured that at least a modicum of literacy survived into the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Jesus said render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. Jesus did not tell us to build a gov bureaucracy to tax the people, to dispense the revenues as elites decide, and then to call such dispensation of opm "charity." Grow up.
Easy- default to logic and reason. That which is true, can be shown to be true. If you cant show something is true then you don't know it is. That doesn't mean it isn't true- just simply not worthy of any confidence until sufficient evidence is given.