posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 10:21 PM
Can no one see the problem here??
Sorry to burst your collective bubbles, but I think the OP has a point --
What I have seen happen, in the last several pages, is a bunch of biblical arguments, about the various interpretations OF the bible, based on
whatever you've been taught to INTERPRET from the bible.
What I see here (please, no flaming) is --- a small segment of our society who have seemingly different views, even though they revolve around a
common theme, at the core.....which is, I assume, a belief in Jesus Christ...but seem to differ on the particulars.
AND, thus!!! War breaks out!!!!!!!
Going deeper into the divide....the OP is referring to the OT....yet people still come in with NT opinions!!! STEP ONE of the 'divide'.....
STEP TWO of the 'divide' is the inability of the 'NT' people to realize that the 'OT' came first....
STEP THREE of the 'divide' is to appeal to the basic rationality of your (if you wish...) 'god-given' intelligence to see a myth, a 'parable', a
'story' whatever moniker you wish to apply, to what constitutes the 'bible'.
STEP FOUR is the realization that 'christianity' is NOT THE ONLY religion on this planet!!!! Let me repeat....'christianity' is NOT THE ONLY
religion on this planet!!!!
STEP FIVE is to accept the fact that there are other disciplines, each equally sound within their own paragigm, but each (mostly) mutually
exclusive---and therefore, mostly wrong.