Cicerone Imposter Wrote:
Sanctuary, I'm proud of you for being true to yourself. When it comes to religion, most people follow their parent and family's relgion. I call it "an accident of birth." If religion is an accident of birth, the bigger question is "why does the christian religion become the only true religion?" It has nothing to do with "life after death" issues.
In the bigger scheme of things, our christian president started a preemptive attack on Iraq that have now claimed (by best estimates) 100,000 Iraqi lives. If he's a man of christ, there's something awfully wrong with this picture, but christians seem blind to this simple fact.
That you have love for animals speaks volumes about your primary love and ethics. I have a very simple philosophy of life; treat all livings things with respect and dignity. Nothing more is needed.
Man created gods and church dogma can't improve on it.
Pat Robertson recently said that we should kill the leader of Venezuela. He's a christian? Get the picture? He still has a huge christian following. Religion only muddles people's brains.
C.I., well, I don't know why you think Christianity has nothing to do with life or death because it does, at least for me. How I live is based on my faith. What happens when I die is based on my faith.
And I am not blind to what is going on in this country. I have my own views and opinions also. But, this is our president, we voted him into office. We must rally as a nation and not be divided. Just how many soldiers do you think are over there that don't want to be? I'd say probably all of them. How many don't agree they should be there? I'd say a good amount. That's not the point. The point is they are doing for God and their country, as they say in their oath. The point is they are willing to stand for our nation and not speak against it. They are promoting a united front and not a divided one. I hate the war. I hate any war, but war is part of life, always has been and always will be because of man's ability to choose what he believes in and what he doesn't and his defense of that.
And just because Pat Robertson said what he said does not make it right! Anyone with any sense should know that what he said was not right. And, if you are going to repeatedly bring that up, then you also need to bring up the fact that he did apologize for it and said he "stated it incorrectly" or something to that effect? There is more than one side to everything.
The only muddling that goes on in religion is the muddling done by those that are not practicing the true teachings. The ones that use Christianity for their own power, profit, etc., are the ones doing the muddling. I think this should be made very clear, as you continually seem to lump all Christians into one category and I, for one, do not follow the Christianity you describe.