posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 06:23 PM
reply to post by Kapyong
Hmmm, I see your point. Of course I understand when you put it like that. I guess I wrote that statement in question more in reaction to the way in
which the OP was getting so anal over Christianity. And he was
pretty ticked off. . .
So perhaps the reason why I bypass all of the murdering and forcing of false views and ripping people off is because I feel like I understand why they
act out in such ways. .
This is my perspective on the issue: Jesus (in this particular case) provided people with an admirable and harmonious way of living. So admirable that
over 2,039 million people now choose to put their own perspective on the teachings that he left. But Jesus cannot account for the direction in which
his "followers" take his once good intentioned words. How would it be having over 2,039 million people twist your words around in much like a game
of Chinese whispers?? I would think that your original message would come out somewhat distorted on the other end!
However, that is just the way that I see it and the way in which I account for the violent religious acts that are committed in the world today. Just
because Jesus told people to practice love and compassion, doesn't mean that every single one of his adherents are going to interpret those words the
It is no secret that many have misconstrued the true meaning behind the good intentioned words of some humble guy that were spoken millennia ago. But
on the same hand you have an equal amount of that harmonious way of life finding its way into the hearts and minds of millions of others. I think
it's uncouth to ignore all of the change and transformation Christianity has brought into the world and people's lives.
I'm aware though that all of this good does not make up for the wrong doings of others and in no way, shape or form should it ever excuse the heinous
acts performed by some religious people. But to focus on the all of the bad all of the time is to not observe the entire picture, IMO.