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thou shall not kill

  1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
    Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years ago

    why do people kill in the name of god , he said we should not kill and yet people kill people every day in the name of god .they are like satan who makes there selfs god . it is an abomination to god . we need to take our place & submit to god & love our god with all our heart & soul & mind & love our nabour as our selfs

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. DogSiDaed profile image57
        DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOLOL XD

        1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
          Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          the truth has been hidden the the foolish heart

          1. DogSiDaed profile image57
            DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            May I ask what country you come from? Just out of interest.

            1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
              Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              u.s.a

      2. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
        Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        if we can change our thoughts we can change the way we actout & if we change the way we actout we can change the world

    2. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Governments kill with the death penalty and wars. How do you teach a child killing is wrong when the government legally does it?

      1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
        Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        by teaching them the word of god

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          And what is that? The one I read about kills people out of anger.

          1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
            Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            what are you reading ? the one i know is full of mercy & love check out the new testament

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image92
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      because mankind are full of idiots that like to misinterpret his teachings to justify their own selfish acts.

      1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
        Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        you are so rite it is what men does the love of money drives there motives

    4. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So why people kill in the name of God and not in the name if Satan ?? hmm
      Maybe it's because the Bible God, taught Man to kill out of anger and despise ?
      Have you read the OT ?
      God killed a lot of people in ancient times! go and read !

      1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
        Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I dont think you have read the OT or if you did i dont think you under stood what you read!!!tell me where , when ,& how , & why

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy. All over. Go and read!. It's factual scripture. I understood it alright!!

  2. avangend profile image59
    avangendposted 8 years ago

    People do not kill in the name of God, they kill in the name of power and greed. When a government claims that "God is on our side," basically a divinely appointed seat of authority has been claimed. The vast majority of the religion-based violence comes not from people believing in God, but from governments exploiting the idea of God to give themselves an incontrovertible source of power. By disagreeing with your ruler, you therefore disagree with God, and that means you can be tried as a heathen and a traitor in the same sentence.

    Also, it is the odd exception from the religious communities that is prone to violence. All of the Abrahamic religions make it clear that one should embrace peace, kindness, and tolerance - though radicals make the news by saying otherwise. Religions, in general, appeal to people's humility and morality over their potential for activism.

    Relgion, then, is not a bad thing. But church and state together are potentially a very dangerous combination.

    1. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
      Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      if goverments would abserve the 10 comandments there would not be wars or genocide or starvation. the heart of those 10 laws is love & mercy

    2. Davidsonofjesie profile image61
      Davidsonofjesieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the pope gave the crusaders the go ahead to run the molsem invaders out of the holyland!and the molsems kill who will not convert

  3. BobLloyd profile image60
    BobLloydposted 8 years ago

    If you look at any of the Abrahamic religions, you'll find holy books describing genocide, smiting, blinding, maiming, etc, of those who wouldn't be converted. In the Qur'an, there are statements advocating killing those who refuse to be converted.  In the Torah, alongside descriptions about how god chose a Jewish tribe as the chosen race, is a description of clearing the land of inhabitants to make room for them - used today by zionists to justify ethnic cleansing.

    If you look at the Mahabarata and the Bhagavad Gita, you'll see similar stories about Prince Arjuna carrying out Krishna's will, fighting battles, avenging insults, and the like.

    There's a wealth of recommendations to use violence in the mainstream religious books and even Buddhism has inspired violent movements, for example the Tamil Tigers.

    Religion is integrally connected with violence.  If you want to read holy texts very selectively and pick out the nice bits that talk about mercy and love and justice and peace, you can find enough to make a small pamphlet, but you'll have to throw away cartloads of other texts and most of their history.  Cherry picking a religion is one way to keep it socially acceptable, but a better way is to view it as source material for anthropology and shake of the beliefs altogether.

    1. avangend profile image59
      avangendposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is very true (and I was pleasantly surprised to see someone mention the Mahabharata - I read through much of it this past semester), but like you said, to cherry pick parts of religions makes it more useful to you. Thus, by judicious choice of passages, one could make a bloodthirsty cult of any religion. For the Judeo-Christian debate, there is the obvious disparity between the qualities of "Old Testament God" and "New Testament God."
      As a non-church goer and an anthropology student, I, like you, find the intertwined histories of religion, economics, and politcal power to be very compelling. However, I will argue that the majority of religious practitioners are not physically violent. Some obviously are. But there is no religion that I know of that openly advocates violence. They will defend cases of it, perhaps (Exodus, Leviticus, etc.) but does not promote it, at least not without a counterweight (the near entirety of the New Testament).

 
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