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Old 11-19-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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It is very wrong to offend or disrespect any religion no matter what it is.
It really is not wrong even if it is distasteful or disrespectable. It is just free speech.

Religions, and the people that belong to them or follow them, should be able to withstand free speech criticism of their faith.

 
Old 11-19-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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As usual, the atheists come out in droves on the internet spouting their hate.

Anyone who denounces the bible as complete fiction is a moron. A lot of it consists of fake fairy tales, but there are tons of historical facts included.
Blah blah blah. I find this labeling to be absolutely hilarious & 100% true!
 
Old 11-19-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Jesus was born a Jew but he switched and started Christianity because he saw what a mess the Jews had made of things. He was tired of them using the Old Testament to persecute people and tired of their money grubbing and usery which is why he threw them out of his Temple. Jesus proclamied, that as the son of God, it was Him who would save the world from that and he showed the way through grace. That is why I say the Old Testament has little to do with Christianity. God is no longer a god of law and vengeance but a God of grace and mercy.
No.
Jesus was born a Jew and died a Jew.
He didn't "switch" to anything.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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Relating that genocide and slavery happened is not the same as encouraging it. However, the Bible does directly encourage loving your neighbor as yourself, encouraging helping the poor and sick, etc.
It also contains gems of timeless wisdom such as this:

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Blessed is the man who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!
 
Old 11-19-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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Most history books should also be placed in the "Fiction" section. Heck, all political science books that teach the virtues of our two party plutocracy should be there too.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: North America
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Jesus was born a Jew but he switched and started Christianity because he saw what a mess the Jews had made of things. He was tired of them using the Old Testament to persecute people and tired of their money grubbing and usery which is why he threw them out of his Temple. Jesus proclamied, that as the son of God, it was Him who would save the world from that and he showed the way through grace. That is why I say the Old Testament has little to do with Christianity. God is no longer a god of law and vengeance but a God of grace and mercy.

Huh????

Jesus didn't switch to anything. An He didn't start Christianity. the Apostles did.

And, for the record, Christians have screwed up the message of Christ in the 2013 years after His death and resurrection.

His message was simple:

Love God
Love your neighbor.

We don't do either.

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Old 11-19-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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Jesus was born a Jew but he switched and started Christianity...
Yup. One morning, good old J.C. woke up, looked in the mirror, and said to himself, "S.crew this Judaism nonsense! You know who people should be worshipping? ME!" (Oh look, now the word "S.c.r.e.w" is offensive on CD. How moronic is that?)

Thus, he went outside, did a few nice things to people, talked to them about how they should treat each other, and told them that they really just ought to worship him for his brilliant ideas.

"He switched..." Nah, he was born Jewish and died Jewish - there was no Christian faith that he could have switched to... Perhaps you hadn't noticed it, but that particular faith is actually named after him. I have a feeling that this occurred postmortem and not before.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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It really is not wrong even if it is distasteful or disrespectable. It is just free speech.

Religions, and the people that belong to them or follow them, should be able to withstand free speech criticism of their faith.
You are absolutely correct. The Bible is the truth of course, but people who believe in their own religion or spiritual path should just ignore the ignorant who speak without real knowledge about their said religions or spirituality.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Originally Posted by WmMeeker


Jesus was born a Jew but he switched and
started Christianity
because he saw what a mess the Jews had made of things. He
was tired of them using the Old Testament to persecute people and tired of their
money grubbing and usery which is why he threw them out of his Temple. Jesus
proclamied, that as the son of God, it was Him who would save the world from
that and he showed the way through grace. That is why I say the Old Testament
has little to do with Christianity. God is no longer a god of law and vengeance
but a God of grace and mercy.
What? Jesus switched? To what? Jesus didn't start Christianity. There was no such thing as Christianity in his lifetime!
Damn! There's some primo fiction, right there.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Huh????

Jesus didn't switch to anything. An He didn;t start Christianity. the Apostles did.

And, for the record, Christians have screwed up the message of Christ in the 2013 years after His death and resurrection.

His message was simple:

Love God
Love your neighbor.

We don't do either.

That is the message I try to follow. But we as humans love to complicate s***!
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