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originally posted by: elysiumfire
At least Newton was a real person. The fairytale of Jesus and other religious nonsense throughout the world has helped to cause more misery, oppression, and destruction than any other ideological concept or belief system. That fact in itself is an offence! Christmas is nothing more than a Bank Holiday anyway.
originally posted by: Eunuchorn
Didn't anyone tell these idiots that Dec.25th has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ?
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: hounddoghowlie
to bad he didn't mention that Newton was a Christian.
Of course not, he was to busy being a pompous ass.
yea tyson does come across that way.
it was said that Newton had just as many religious books and writing in his library as science books.
he was also convinced that there was a code in the old testament and spent years trying to decipher it.
All hail the mighty human, the only intelligence in the universe and beyond.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
originally posted by: Entreri06
Where do you think the line would be for a Christian to be in bad form? (That's an honest question)
Wouldn't any mention at all of "most holy" or "the one true god" be taking exactly the same shot? If so that would include almost every prayer or sermon I've ever heard.
Context. Walking into a mosque and shouting about how Allah is a false god is bad form, which is more or less what happened in the OP.
What about "Jesus loves you"? How would a Christian feel if some one was always telling you and your children Allah loves you? Or Gia? Or satan exc?
They would HATE it!!! Would consider it blasphemy! I think he was lowering himself to the level of the very people he pokes fun at.
They shouldn't hate it. I wouldn't. Someone is expressing love, even if they are misguided.
This is a funny topic, I ran into an article from Newsweek that destroyed modern Christianity. It highlighted the fact that Jesus specifically said not to pray in public and not to do public acts of piety. That any time you gave praise so others would see you was a sin and worse then if you hadn't prayed..,., Which is exactly the opposite from the "warrior of Christ" evangelical Christians. Pretty much means almost every single preacher in America is sinning worse then any LGBT types.
That is completely false, not what Jesus said at all, and about what I would expect from Newsweek. Jesus said there are those whose purpose for praying is to be seen by men, not God, and not to be like them. I do not know a whole lot of preachers who are guilty of that, certainly not every single one. A preacher may be praying so they can be heard, but their goal has nothing to do with being seen by people, it's as an aid to help others pray. Jesus Himself spoke to God and others heard him. Newsweek told you what you wanted to hear and you lapped it up.
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
refuses to give credit to those who are trying to reconcile science and religion.
So if Moby-Dick were available in Newtons time he could have used it as well.