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Originally posted by TheComte
I don't think Jesus ever claimed to be the Messiah. He only kept silent when others made the claim of him.
Please show where in the Bible that Jesus makes the claim himself.
[edit on 15-7-2009 by TheComte]
Originally posted by nomorecruelty
Sounds as though satan has already made himself a comfy home within your soul, my friend.
Originally posted by Bombeni
Well you ought to get organizsed and start yourself a new religion,
Originally posted by novacs4me I myself would rather suffer death in such a way than to torture others for not believing as I do.
Originally posted by druid1
One thing that always gets me about the Bible is that the nativity says that the shepherds were on the side of a hill and came down to greet the new born baby. From what I know shepherds are not in the habit ok keeping sheep on hills during winter as it gets very cold even in Israel. It also states in dueteronomy that a dismembered man may not enter the house of the Lord not very Christian really.
I think that you should put me down as a foe....
Brightest Blessing from a born again Pagan
Originally posted by TheButtonNWO
Originally posted by Akezzon
The bible is nothing more than a tool for power management.
When this book was first written the consciousness of the human race was quite low compared to us today.
At that time people had no worldly perspective.
The world was flat, and the aspect of space, planets, gamarays, sunspots, fuel, engines, electricity, antibiotics and so on didn't exist.
People feared seamonsters, and other entities in their own folklore.
Just as it is today, people fear the unknown. Except back then, there were alot MORE of the unknown.
Today religon is not directly feared though I find myself scared as hell of some of the posts in here. But it is the person I fear, not the message.
Although, religon is used as an excuse today by many to use another type of power, weapons.
religon is used as a tool even today. To gain money, to gain power and to can the "right" to do whatever they want "it's the will of God that I blow myself up among women and children".
Scary in my opinion.
Most civilizations have the society built up on laws and rules to keep people in check. In the old days the concept of Laws and Rules where quite different and wouldn't keep most of the society in check. Therefore the concept of a greater beeing called God, was created. Most likely not by one single person. I believe it developed for a few hundred years.
A "man" that has the power to destroy and create anything, the power to choose who is gonna die or not and a "man" that no one can see would scare any living soul at that time since the level of consciousness wasn't higher.
Today religon is a highly misused tool in almost all of the different religons we have on this earth.
[edit on 15-7-2009 by Akezzon]
Originally posted by novacs4meAnd where have you heard a Christian talk about blowing themselves up?
In Northern Ireland, in the early 1990s, as part of the Provisional IRA campaign 1969-1997, the IRA used the tactic it called the the "proxy bomb" -a sort of involuntary suicide bomb, where a victim was kidnapped and forced to drive a car bomb into its target. In one infamous operation in Derry in 1990, the PIRA chained a Catholic civilian to a car laden with explosives, held his family hostage and forced him to drive to a British Army checkpoint as a "human bomb" where the bomb exploded, killing himself and five soldiers. This practice was stopped due to the revulsion its caused among the Irish nationalist community.
During the Crusades, the Knights Templar destroyed one of their own ships, killing 140 Christians in order to kill ten times as many Muslims. Another early example of suicide bombing occurred during the Belgian Revolution, when the Dutch Lieutenant Jan van Speijk detonated his own ship in the harbour of Antwerp to prevent being captured by the Belgians.