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By the sounds of it you really do have it in for Christians.
I see people like you always making posts ragging on Christians and their beliefs, what harm does it do to you what god people choose to follow....thats right, nothing.
I used to be a Christian but i chose to turn my back on the teachings of the bible because what i had learned went against everything i beleive god to truly be. The old testament in my views is almost a completely different god to the new in terms of peronality, and christians believe in the god of christ and the god he taught.
But whatever i beleive i dont push it on others and you dont see me making posts expressing my vehement anger of anothers religious beliefs.
Seriously why are you even bringing this up? Im sure their is dozens of posts on here of people picking faults in the bible
Yahweh is responsible for good and evil in the Old Testament. And he is usually being evil.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
God had a covenant with man through Moses
Then God has a new covenant with man through Jesus
One God, two covenants, the old one based on the law, the new covenant based on grace, Christs salvation
I am never surprised by the ignorance shown by Gnostics and unbelievers
originally posted by: ParanoidCovKid
a reply to: Klassified
I dont see any critical thinking in pointing out the many contradictions and differences in the bible, anyone with half a brain can pick these faults out if they chose to do so. Your pointing things out to christians they already know, it still doesn't change their belief or faith. Maybe some it does, like myself but it hasn't stopped me believing in god. Its just changed my religion you could say, because i dont follow any religion, i have no book to look to or rules to follow. I treat people how i want to be treated, and pray to god. I dont go to church or do anything other than prayer. Im personally not causing anyone any harm.
The Christians ive met in my life haven't caused me any harm, in fact they have been quite nice. But so has muslims, so has Buddhists, so have Mormons. To judge an entire religious sect because of the actions of what people have done in the past is ludicrous. Many atheists in the world of the past have killed millions, why dont you bring their names up and pick faults in their actions and beliefs?
To judge a whole sect of Christians as one and the same is foolish. Each person is their own individual and can make their own decisions.
I see many atheists and not just on this site spreading hate for religious people and their beliefs. The question i ask which none of you have answered is what harm have christians personally in your own life done to you for you to have this passion and fire to publicly belittle them and their beleifs?? I just see it as a complete waste of energy, time and unnecessary stress to yourselves to be like that, but thats just my personal view, your entitled to yours.
originally posted by: Heresiarch
While the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, a man was caught gathering wood on the sabbath day.· Those who caught him gathering wood brought him before Moses, Aaron had the whole community. · He was kept in custody, because the penalty he should undergo had not yet been fixed. · Yahweh said to Moses " This man must be put to death. The whole community must stone him outside the camp" · The whole community took him outside the camp and stoned him, until he was dead, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
With a barbarian for a god who needs a devil? Apparently, the god of Israel doesn't mess around when it comes to his holy day of rest. Not only did he demand the death of a man but he made the whole camp implicit, so everyone had blood on their hands. And they didn't seem to resist and in fact, sought his guidance because the god of Israel has nothing better to do than sanction a Saturday execution, which is apparently not a violation of the sabbath as long as it's outside the camp. But collecting wood to burn is. And this is the god people CHOOSE to follow. I guess they are scared by stories like this so this kiss his rear. Not I. The Gnostics called him the demiurge. That isn't harsh enough. I call him the Scourge. Yahweh is a total scumbag which is why Israel never had a devil until way later when they decided to adopt new tradition. For most of its existence there was, and still really isn't in the Old Testament a Christian version of Satan. It is only in Job where the character is given any prominence and he is under Yahweh's control, not opposed to him and not his enemy at all. The Satan even needs permission to act. Yahweh is responsible for good and evil in the Old Testament. And he is usually being evil.