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Originally posted by ImaNutter
How do you justify the cross, as well as many other pagan traditions, being stolen by Christianity? This is immensely important when your entire basis for your argument here is that the cross is a Christian symbol... when in FACT, it is NOT.... it was merely stolen.
[edit on 16-2-2009 by ImaNutter]
The origination of an earlier CROSS, does not nulify Christ's work...I know you have better arguments than that?
34"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
The original words in the ancient manuscripts that were translated "cross" in some Bible translations was actually "stauros," which means pole and xylon which means stake. The word "crux" meaning cross does not appear anywhere in the ancient Bible scrolls and manuscripts...
Originally posted by SS,Naga
reply to post by OldThinker
It's sad that people like you choose to make Hell on Earth, and shove Illusion down innocents 'throats,' have 7 wifes, and threaten their existence with damnation if they don't serve you blindly.
It's comforting to know your kind will inherit the Earth. Dust, no Spirit. At least you'll still have your effigy of JC to worship.
"Once that the key to Genesis is in our hands, the scientific and symbolical Kabalah unveils the secret. The Great Serpent of the garden of Eden and the Lord God are identical.
("The Secret Doctrine," H.P.Blavatsky)
The Absolute Truth regarding the jesu Mythology:
Truth Is Not A Crutch
Originally posted by OldThinker
If it wasn’t for Jesus, you would cease to exist! Really…
Science proves Religion!!!!!!!
Have you ever heard of LAMININ? Well it is the rebar, or reinforcing bar, in you.
You body has Laminin…in fact if you didn’t have laminin you would break apart…it is the glue that keeps your body together.
It’s the stuff that HOLDS you together…more details here …
It’s a protein found in the extracellular matrix, the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the basement membrane. It is the major non-collagenous component of the basal lamina, such as those on which cells of an epithelium sit. It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules, that looks surprisingly like the ________. (gotta watch short video, I can’t do it justice ok?)
Supplemental verse: Colossians 1:16, 17 “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and IN HIM ALL THINGS ‘HOLD’ TOGETHER.”
Wow, who would have thought molecular science and religion working together?
After watching the short video, OT would be really interested in your thoughts….hey my rule is no flaming, ok??
PS: To those who REALLY listen, your life will never be the same…to those who don’t, you are without excuse…because you’ve heard…although grace is pretty plentiful (for a while)
PSS: The video is quite funny!
Originally posted by OldThinker
Your argument is weak here...who cares if the sympol of the cross pre-dated JC...
OK, I'll concede it does...so what? Really you must have a better position?
You can have your cross back if you want to...this is not about a sympol man...its about a relationship with the creator of the universe...