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Originally posted by Republican08
742 people, wow, 300million people in america, so if 742 sway slightly one way, then 300 million of them MUST lean that way to!
I asked a man today what his favorite movie was, he said "A Beautiful Mind", so I figured after noting he lived in America, was an american, that every american in america unanimously chooses A beautiful mind, as their favorite movie- Same Logic.
Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by prevenge
Ever heard the expression "a cross to bear"?
When they wear crosses they aren't worshipping the cross, it is a symbolic way of bearing the cross for our sins, like Jesus did.
When you see it displayed it is to humble those who believe. To them, that cross was the tool that was used to wipe our moral slates clean.
They don't worship the crucifixation. They worship the man who gave himself to be executed so that our souls could be saved. They mourn his death and rejoice in his ressurection.
Some see it as a fairy tale and maybe it is. It still makes me feel a little warmer inside reading about Jesus and about his death and ressurrection. Kind of like watching a really good movie.
Originally posted by pluckynoonez
reply to post by Ben Niceknowinya
Have you ever had to sit in church on Easter Sunday and old people are sitting in front of you farting and smelling like old people? That is torture, it should come as no surprise.
but it doesn't matter. it's still an incorrect perception.
What you describe there is completely insane and perverse.
you worship someone who supposedly didn't want to be worshiped.. so that your own soul will be saved? he died.. so somehow your own soul is saved? how sad and pathetic a presumptive perception.
I suggest you focus on saving your own soul by practicing the REAL crucifixion WITHIN.... from breaking the stone up the river jordan towards the place of the skull.. to raise the bronze serpent up your spine..
but then again that's over your head so never mind.
Originally posted by prevenge
reminds me of that Bill Hicks bit on christianity.. where he impersonates Jesus in heaven standing next to his dad (god) .. saying "look look dad they're all wearing crosses!... I'm not goin back! they're just gonna torture and crucify me again! no way am i goin back! you go! they're all wearin freakin crosses!!... isn't that alot like goin up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant sayin.. "just thinkin bout johnny!"
Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
I may get flamed for saying this but whatever :
For any churchgoer to actually endorse and support torture means that they are sick in the head and needs help as all faiths teach us to respect and to love one another and to never pass judgement upon anything until we know all the facts.
Remember, when we torture the "terrorists" win!