"And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul, but that whoever would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman." (Chronicles 15:12~13) bible go ISIS style "And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire." (Leviticus 21:9) As psycho as Taliban
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I have same concern, remember a while ago, this devoted Christian went into an abortion clinic in the US and have a shoot out? It remind me of ISIS and Taliban suicide bombers. Only resolution I can think of is converting people away from Christ.
Religion "evolves" like everything else. Remember, evolution? The principle cherished by atheists but thrown out the window solely in regards to religion. Compare the OT with the NT. Any evolution?
Sure, religions evolve, but Christians cannot rightly claim that the Bible is the standard for OBJECTIVE morality, since Yahweh's killing of children was supposedly right back then. At best, the Bible's morality is whimsical and SUBJECTIVE.
Not too many people know the Christian god's name is , Yahweh in the original legions. Most Christians just call him god and Muslim call him Allah. How did you know about it Levi Legion? :)
Peter, I was reared as a Baptist and I hold a degree in Biblical Studies.
Oh, interesting. I always use to think the only places that teach Christian religion, is within the church's institution and they are taught to be passive, submissive and follow the bible blindly. Did u study in a church institution or an university?
It was a small ministry college, not under the direct authority of any particular church congregation. But yes, they ARE taught to be passive, submissive, and follow the Bible (and church leaders) blindly. It's very sad.
Just to clarify: the English word "God " is translated into Hebrew as "yahweh",as Allah in Arabic; as Brahma in Sanskrit etc.
After studying there, how did it effect your view on Christianity and how did you view Christianity before that?
Oztinato, certainly evolution exists within a cultural acceptance of religious doctrine, especially in terms of OT law which originated under a barbaric, antiquated desert society. The Latin West has long rejected those.
I believe he's pointing out aspects of Christian doctrine that are just as wrong as ISIS beliefs. No one should be killed because they don't believe in another group's God or way of life. Live and let live is the ultimate freedom of religion.
Thanks dashingscorpio :)
So do you accuse Shakespeare of advocating murder? No.
Do you study scripture as an atheist historian? No.
Do you "blame God"? Yes.