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originally posted by: Parthin
The first cartoon is taken directly from the Gospel. It reflects mainstream Christian thought.
originally posted by: HAZE3
You fools and your fear of religious brainwashing. You have become so ignorant you dont realize your own society, your own pop culture brainwashes the masses everyday. Turn on the tv and that is what you will find. Its in your conversations and in your entertainment. Its in your government and your education. Its in your own standards, your moral code. Every single day. Believe me, four sundays out of the month of 'religious brainwashing' is the least of your concerns.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
originally posted by: Logarock
Would it be better if the kids caption said something like "Screw this prick"?
How about "I like helping my dad. It makes me feel responsible that I'm contributing to our household and doing my part."
originally posted by: Bundy
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
None of the cartoons say "parents" for gods sake where are you getting this? One of them literally says something about obeying their ruler. Cmon you cannot be this naive, no ones against someone listening to their parents, we are against them framing it as children listening to there parents and using it to sneak in messages about listening to authority in general.
1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
originally posted by: Bundy
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Wow. I've never read much of the bible at all, my parents didn't force me to go to church, their parents (my grandparents) were all quite religious, one side methodist and the others jehovahs witnesses, but my parents never forced me to go to either.
I never knew that was in the bible, the part about government. I guess i shouldnt be that surprised. I used to be an atheist, but now i just say im not sure. I dont like how a lot of atheists bash people for what they believe, their angry rhetoric, just like that of the hardcore christians, is what turned me off to both groups. I do not wish to live my life going around shouting at people about how stupid or wrong i think they are about something no one can prove. I do pray from time to time, for what it's worth.
Nobody knows for sure, least of all me. I have no authority to say who is right and who is wrong so i do not attempt to. Live and let live, if there is a god hopefully he doesn't think im too bad of a guy