Originally posted by adodson
We do not need to defend the Bible, it is like a lion, we need to unleash it.
What will be the next step, turn in our Bible's for a socialist bonfire?
Somehow, i think you are a little confused.
21st century socialism, as it is, has no intention of burning bibles.
Nothing and i mean nothing, is going to restrict Christian right to faith, same as other religions.
But i believe a certain sect called creationism, the creationists, are quite big fans of burning books.
They would do as was done before in history and destroy all science and philosophy which has brought mankind out of the stone age and burn anything
which is deemed against the will of god.
I mean you've only got to look at the way their children are indoctrinated by a moronic set of perceptions of the world they now call true science,
creationism, which contradicts everything the majority of people who have had a normal basic education to a national curriculum.
Warping their kids minds with a load of absolute tosh.
Nobody says the bible should not be there & people cannot believe.
It has good messages & morals etc, it holds prophecy from seers who are enlightened people in history, i see those gifted individuals through very
different eyes being a pagan but do not deny that in history there are those who are "Different." all over the world at every point in the past &
there always will be.
But it is a book from very primitive peoples with very different social structures from a different time-frame which cannot be taken literally and
requires people of intelligence analyse it properly, as clergy & ministers do.
In modern times sects have hijacked your bible and use it to their own end and it really has nothing to do with Christianity, being the principles of
your Christ which are actually closer to Buddhism, humanism, philanthropy, freedom of will and expression but also self discipline, wisdom and
knowledge, also very **Socialist**, indeed.
But the manner creationists conduct themselves is wholly arrogant & flies in the face of everything but a secular set of viewpoints they believe the
bible tells them to the exclusion of all else, no matter how much these people are told they are completely wrong, they are so obsessed they simply
can't understand & will argue all day that black is really white.
What adults do to themselves is one thing but forcing a false education on their kids, teaching creationist science to them and citing all other
science as lies and conspiracy, Is Bloody Child Abuse!!
May not be a hate crime but it is sick what they are doing to a huge number of kids, if it were the Moonies cult doing it they'd be locked up for
good for doing it.
All too often though, it's people who have a similar very secular & erroneous understanding of what is given to you in the bible, who are the ones
committing hate crimes in the name of Christianity.
I've no issue with mainstream denominations of the church, think they are barking up the wrong tree of life but that's their prerogative and they do
little or no harm.
Extremist, fundamentalist Christians who are radicalised and whose activist consequences are social minorities or those from other beliefs being
adversely affected or harmed.
Some of these people are completely nuts & can be dangerous, religious beliefs can be a potent catalyst to delusional behaviour & it happens all too
often that people commit strings of assaults or even murders because of misinterpreting the bible & going on "missions".
If you aren't a hateful Christian, don't wear the hats of those who are by defending them.
Many Christians are nice people, a minority are dangerous and very messed up and do commit hate crimes as too they abuse their children mentally &
emotional & deliberately retard them.
Good & bad in everything!
And!!! Light & darkness exist in mechanisms of balance, matey!
[edit on 19-4-2009 by DeltaPan]