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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Brain fart of biblical proportions!!!!
    So an atheist knows more about the Bible than you?

    Not surprised.
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    It's not that you necessarily know more about the Bible, it's that some believers like to conveniently forget about the parts that are too progressive (or conservative) for their taste.

    Have a hard-on for war with Iran/Muzzies? Jesus said "turn the other cheek".

    LGBT? Several passages within the Bible clearly abhor it.

    Staunch capitalist? Jesus told his followers to sell everything and give the money to the poor.

    Prefer socialism? Jesus told a guy jilted out of his "share" of the family inheritance to basically get bent.

    My hot take? Just salt and burn all religious texts. If anything, they were written by agents of the Devil to divide the world.
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    My hot take? Just salt and burn all religious texts. If anything, they were written by agents of the Devil to divide the world.
    Factioning of all religions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efTwYSuqIgo
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    It's not that you necessarily know more about the Bible, it's that some believers like to conveniently forget about the parts that are too progressive (or conservative) for their taste.

    Have a hard-on for war with Iran/Muzzies? Jesus said "turn the other cheek".

    LGBT? Several passages within the Bible clearly abhor it.

    Staunch capitalist? Jesus told his followers to sell everything and give the money to the poor.

    Prefer socialism? Jesus told a guy jilted out of his "share" of the family inheritance to basically get bent.

    My hot take? Just salt and burn all religious texts. If anything, they were written by agents of the Devil to divide the world.
    Reason why I stopped reading the f-cking thing. For as much as I hear "context matters," it appears we can ignore context when it comes to certain things.
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    Reason why I stopped reading the f-cking thing. For as much as I hear "context matters," it appears we can ignore context when it comes to certain things.
    "matters" does go both ways
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    It's not that you necessarily know more about the Bible, it's that some believers like to conveniently forget about the parts that are too progressive (or conservative) for their taste.

    Have a hard-on for war with Iran/Muzzies? Jesus said "turn the other cheek".

    LGBT? Several passages within the Bible clearly abhor it.

    Staunch capitalist? Jesus told his followers to sell everything and give the money to the poor.

    Prefer socialism? Jesus told a guy jilted out of his "share" of the family inheritance to basically get bent.

    My hot take? Just salt and burn all religious texts. If anything, they were written by agents of the Devil to divide the world.
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Factioning of all religions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efTwYSuqIgo
    Have not seen it, but it looks interesting. Rock seems to be positing that the concept of belief makes for problematic outcomes...but that the core of the ideas are great. In other words, the road of belief if it leads to poor outcomes is not productive...but what is really, really important is sticking to destination or the idea of Christ like treating other people well. Definitely validity there.

    Heaven knows there's tons of criticism on the thread of Christians that don't stick to the destination or the idea. Frankly there's tons criticism of Christians based on the road the take or just that some have faith at all. But my question is...for those who claim to get to the destination (of the Christian doing well for others) without taking the road (Christian path)...how do you know you've arrived at Christ like approach of treating others well? Why is there constant criticism here? Why aren't you talking about the positives out there and about making the world a better place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Why is there constant criticism here?
    Maybe because you're claiming "treat others well" as being solely a Christian trait rather than one that spans the world? It takes a special kind of hubris to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    Maybe because you're claiming "treat others well" as being solely a Christian trait rather than one that spans the world? It takes a special kind of hubris to do that.
    I didn't.

    But if I did as you propose...prove me wrong by showing the 'treat others well' perspective or at minimum, help to reduce criticisms of others on the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    So an atheist knows more about the Bible than you?

    Not surprised.
    Misteaks and brain farts happen every day.

    Chill.

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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    I didn't.

    But if I did as you propose...prove me wrong by showing the 'treat others well' perspective or at minimum, help to reduce criticisms of others on the thread.
    for those who claim to get to the destination (of the Christian doing well for others) without taking the road (Christian path)
    "the road (Christian path)" "the destination (of Christian doing well for others)."

    Sure you didn't.

    And you don't get to insulate yourself by lobbing proverbial grenades and then playing the martyr when people return fire.

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    If you say religion helps some people be better people, you're doing fine.

    If you say religion is the only thing that helps people be better people, you're a f-cking moron.
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

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    If you say religion helps some people be better people, you're doing fine.

    If you say religion is the only thing that helps people be better people, you're a f-cking moron.
    And an a-hole, to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    If you say religion helps some people be better people, you're doing fine.

    If you say religion is the only thing that helps people be better people, you're a f-cking moron.
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

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    He gets airtime, decent pastors don't. Yet most Christians let his comments pass without a word.

    That's why I think Christianity's image is on the decline.
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    Re: Religion Thread: We Could Say a Prayer

    Then again, Tony Perkins is carrying on what Anita Bryant started. "WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!!!"

    And today, I learned about Anita Bryant. *shudder*
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