Britain's Christian ancestors converted through kind and pleasant missionaries/priests/friars. Same with Germany.
I just don't understand how Jesus can talk about his "father," yet that refers to an alternative form of himself?
Foofie wrote:You totally misunderstood my response.Britain's Christian ancestors converted through kind and pleasant missionaries/priests/friars. Same with Germany.
But since I can't speak or write in Hebrew, since my Yiddish ("jiddisch") just is at an level to read sources (if written in Latin), since you don't speak German nor French nor Latin - I must live with the fact that my English is close but no cigar.
That being that one should not compare Islamic institutions to Christian/British institutions,
Comparing Islam to any other faith is a modern problem. In the past there was no comparison because the real Islam was known, and rejected, and militarily repelled.
(what you know, since you are well-read in European and near east medieval history).
DAVID wrote:I follow an etiquette that requires me to offer better respect
to the household of my host. The proper remedy for intolerable rudeness
is my reticent departure, with as much polite grace as possible,
unless my opinion is expressly sought.
Hmmm.... Does this mean that if we want to have a city (or State) that is free of gun nuts,
all we have to do is be intolerably rude to them; and the gun nuts will leave with polite grace?
No. WE are the supporters of Orthodox Original Americanism, not you.
You are the distortionists, the historical charlatans.
Its OUR country, not yours. U 've got it backward.
It is OUR country now! Sorry (or should I say "thank you").
My point is, how can it be interpreted to mean that God can take three forms, all at the same time. "My father" sounds to me like a separate entity?
single stupidest doctrine from each of the existing religions
Quote:My point is, how can it be interpreted to mean that God can take three forms, all at the same time. "My father" sounds to me like a separate entity?
What you need to keep in mind is that you could make up a new religion by taking the single stupidest doctrine from each of the existing religions, and even that would make sense compared to evolution...
So, if you take the bible literally, do you attend church on Saturday?