A good explanation,
And I believe you actually believe that, but independent research with a predetermined goal dictated by religion, is not independent, or research, or in any way science
Yes: Jesus teaches that the man has a moral responsibility in how he perceives the woman, and it's not the woman's fault for being beautiful: it's the man's fault for lusting. Remarkably progressive considering this is a story from an era when women were property.
Well I'm glad we agree on some things. The message of the Bible is very
My apologies, my intent was not to preach, nor to cause offense, but rather present a less painful view.
Where? Jon Lovitz's Tommy Flanagan Restaurant?
Funk was quite clear about his anti-Christian agenda.
And yet, it is the homophobic bigots we see disrespecting gays.
Care to prove the existence of this god of yours and your conversance with the will, nature and acts of this good of yours. If you can't, you are making claims to knowledge you don't have and this makes you a two-bit fraud.
It's not a logical equivalent though.
My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before in the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.... When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom to-day this poor people is plundered and exploited.
You and I both know that a catering service is actually there at the wedding. But you are being to dense to remember that little bit.
I just pointed out how useless your phrase "universally accepted" is. Did you wish to try another criterion?
Right?! I wondered all along why she didn't just come with him in the first place. Then again...He may not have ever met the Browns had she been around at the start.
There are multiple Christian holidays to celebrate at that time of year: personally, I think "Merry Christmas" is a subtle pagan takedown on Christianity.
no atheist believes we came frtom 'nothing'
They are now.
I must have missed the indictments. You could die of old age waiting!
Well... I didn't think Conservatives would be quite that ballsy (aren't they the party of personal accountability?) but sure... why not? The sun may set on the Liberal Premiership... but the ruin the wreaked can stagger on for decades! (the debt they incurred certainly will)
I think if it feels contradictory, it's not based on a reading of the Bible but on what some come to think about the attributes of God and what those mean maybe.
and his reward was NEVER ordered by ANY Canadian Court.
Strawman. He didn't say "in the name of".
Yes, and he would have been correct in almost every single case.
I don't care what a partisan article that doesn't deal with the problem "focuses on". If you want to have a real conversation about this problem, let's do it. This is the problem in this country. Each side only wants to talk about what supports their ideology.
This critical review is worth reading, a review of the false history pushed by Karen Armstrong, bitter ex-nun: