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.