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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: CaDreamer
Fair enough! I will not hold that against you!
I just thought it was worth pointing out that the Bible has complexities which many do not immediately think of, when dealing with certain aspects of living. I think it is very unfortunate that there are those who have ignored the golden rule, and the segment about judgement, and done their deeds in the name of God, despite disobeying his commands all to often, not to mention those of Christ.
It is a painful irony.
Because the headlines are grabbed most often by those committing acts of barbarism, those who do these awful things in the name of God provide an unbalanced view of faith in general, especially in this day and age. Frankly, there have been few times in history where faith has been so unappealing from the outside, as it is these days.
I personally believe that those who do evil in the name of God damn themselves harder than those they strike out against, and that there will be a great many people in heaven, that would shock an extremely conservative minded person to the extent of their wanting to leave heaven immediately, assuming they ever got in.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: TrueBrit
Too bad there weren't more religious people like you centuries ago. I think the founding of the US would have been a lot less painful for the non Christians who were here originally.