Which means you read neither of them.
There is no Baptist Church?
No, both making the image and worshiping it are the sins.
How are you getting "I'd rather they didn't find sympathy and she was still in jail" out of this, seriously
No. Being born again is pointing to the very cell system that our current mortal body is made from. Being born of water is pointing to your mortal body being born of water in your mothers womb. Being born of the Spirit is pointing to the Revelations that are Life Giving, that hatches immortal Zoe cells in your body to transfigure your body in life alive as Enoch and Elijah did without tasting death at all.
I never said I thought Crossan?s contribution was not significant. I do enjoy Professor Crossan on a personal level but I don?t necessarily agree with him on everything. There is one area of his work I do really find significant and had a major impact on me is expressed in his book The Cross That Spoke: The Origins of the Passion Narrative where he demonstrates that the Passion Narrative to be built up from various Old Testament proof texts. But his view which if I could sum up in a few words is that there is practically nothing left of the historical Jesus in the later scriptures but the lack of historical authenticity is ultimately unimportant as that message conveyed by the story is what one should focus on. Even though my conclusions about the historical Jesus are light years away from his I do agree with him on the dating of Thomas for instance.
Nope. How do you argue it meets the definition of indoctrination?
You aren't a *public business*.
With fava beans and a delicious chianti?
I don't wish to exclude them. But to claim Christianity abolished slavery or helped make blacks equal is a ludicrous display of arrogance.
The decline of Catholicism in Brazil and all over the world sort of says I'm correct :-)
How do you know what it would be like with or without a Creator?
['Homosexuality is a behavior. Like all behaviors, it is a choice. Sexual choice']
I didn?t come up with it. Heaven is a classless society where everyone is equal and all resources are shared. Just like Marxist communism.
THERE YOU ARE!!! Damn it's like a freaking reunion in the damn anti-abortion thread. Who would have thunk it.
.....whilst the Trumpkin desperately attempts to distract from this thread (and run interference for Trump) by inserting the link of another thread.
Americans wrote the Constitution. Some were Christian, some deist. They weren't all Christian. Do stop lying when we can easily fact-check.
I bet you have nicer calves than he does.
As a member of a minority religion I would not want to see a theocracy here, even if my guys were in charge. You can't legislate morality OR righteousness. Forcing people to live by a code they don't believe in will accomplish nothing for either the oppressed or oppressor. You won't get them into heaven by making them live by the code, since both faith AND works are required, no religion I know of believes we are made pleasing to God through works alone.
Chose who you sell to, as long as it's not