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Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
originally posted by: slider1982
a reply to: dfnj2015
As with any fairy tail you can blindly accept a story as just that, "fiction" or you can believe everything you read in which case whatever you do make sure that horses and kings men do not attempt to give life saving medical attention to eggs that fall off walls esp if they do not have adequate third party liability insurance.
Also be very wary of wolfs as they have been known to blow houses down.......
Regarding the Christian Vs Muslim angle, well honestly they are both as bad as each other, but something does have to be said when Buddhist nations flatly refuse to recognize Islam due to it's teachings..
"No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!"
originally posted by: slider1982
a reply to: Revolution9
Not at all, my use of using Buddhist as a reference was one where people live by Karma and as such are far more accepting than most (Personal experience) They still believe in this way of being via stories..
Me personally I am a Athiest and if people want to believe in stories that where told thousands of years ago with questionable motives or misunderstanding situations then so be it..
Aztecs sacrificed children to make sure the sun would rise the next day, I can firmly call that out as absurd, shame it is to late for the kids that had their hearts ripped out!!!!.... At a period in time this behaviour and action was accepted and totally normal.
Quite how anyone can look at world history and say religion has been anything but a burden is beyond me.
Show me hard data that god exists and I will be all for listening, I actually respect a answer of "I am not sure", which is a very valid answer. sadly all I see is a control mechanism that does more harm than good.
Whilst I can call out Islam for having a war mongering child marrying pervert as it teacher, the Christian faith and more directly the Catholic church has much to answer to. Locking street children up during the popes visit to the Philippines shocked me to my f#cking core..
Amazing that we have not had any more world shifting spiritual situations these last who knows how many hundreds of years???, will the messiah was to show up in Time square?.. It would certainly convert the world instantly and forever so job done.. My money is on that not happening..
If people have faith in what is told to them, great run with it, personally I need slightly more evidence than that. And yes I was dragged to church as a child and it made as much sense then as it does now..
noun noun: humility
a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.
1 Samuel 15
3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.