I may be wrong but I get the impression you use old outdated scripture to justify a lack of compassion.
If you believe what a load of primitive people from a pre industrial society had to say.
I’m not trying to derail anything. If your theology does not result in greater compassion for your fellow man, then what is the point?
That’s what Cobbler was asking you.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with religious people, most religions are based around the idea of being nice to one another. If people are being nice to one another I don’t have a problem. I’m aware of great acts of sacrifice and of charity by religious people. I don’t have a problem with any of that, all well and good.
My problem is with the religious people who don’t do that, who do the exact opposite in fact, and there’s a **** ton of those on A2K at the moment.
I’m not saying you’re one of those people, but you do tend to turn a blind eye and make excuses from some pretty atrocious behaviour.
You should be sorry for supporting Trump.
Trump is backed by evangelicals who menace the word just as you do.
Since when did the Bible exempt the "rulers of this world"?
You justify neglecting your duty to family with an egregiously interpreted scripture...
Pulling the believer card does not exempt you from your duties as a human being.
I have only so much pity I can bestow in my life and children in cages and people dead from Covid take up most of it.
If you think you deserve some of this pity you need to get in line...
Maybe you can get in line behind the black people trying to vote.
Evangelism is about persuading the feeble minded to part with their money in order to enrich yourself. It’s a scam, and a legal one at that.
It’s got **** all to do with Jesus.
Simple test. Does the Christian behave/talk like Christ or Herod?
I’ve not said anything different from what I’ve been saying all along.
Either you’ve not been paying attention or it’s taken forever for the penny to finally drop.
I read both pre and post industrial literature. I have seen no change in the ability to reason or be truthful.
Quote:Without context it is not possible for me to argue. Same is true of 'God'. Without context, he is a monster who annihilated entire populations and let his Son be killed for no reason.I may be wrong but I get the impression you use old outdated scripture to justify a lack of compassion.
It’s hard to find anyone interested in talking about the context though.