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Originally posted by weinerdog
reply to post by DarknessFollows
Interesting. When I was 15, I was saved out of the occult by Jesus Christ.
I disagree with you here. Doesn't jesus himself say: "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Doesn't that count for all the laws?
What I mean by this is that, I take the Bible at it's face value unless the language used is figurative, metaphorical, etc. Just as we do in our day to day lives.
When someone comes in from outside and says, "Boy! It's raining cats and dogs," we don't understand that to mean that animals are falling from the sky.
The Council of Nicea distorted large parts of the Bible. So today, some of it is divinely inspired, some of it human, and some of it has a real negative vibe and impact.
Originally posted by moocowman
Somehow the ten commandments apply to xtians but none of the other laws do.
The phenomenon of female infanticide is as old as many cultures, and has likely accounted for millions of gender-selective deaths throughout history. It remains a critical concern in a number of "Third World" countries today, notably the two most populous countries on earth, China and India. In all cases, specifically female infanticide reflects the low status accorded to women in most parts of the world; it is arguably the most brutal and destructive manifestation of the anti-female bias that pervades "patriarchal" societies. It is closely linked to the phenomena of sex-selective abortion, which targets female fetuses almost exclusively, and neglect of girl children.
Originally posted by undo
and despite the unfriendliness in which they handled their women folk, ladies everywhere have judaism and later christianity to thank, for keeping them from being wiped out completely
I had that problem, too. I was a Christian in 1971, but my roommate was a Mormon. I thought he was steering me right, since he was academically an A+ student in one of America's hardest universities. I joined the Mormon church, wasted about 20 years in the lie, and then got out. Now I am a Christian. Mormons are not. However, to stick to your point, before I became a Mormon I queried pastors and they had no good answers. That let me down.
Originally posted by DarknessFollows
reply to post by XXXN3O
I guess I'm a little slow...I have had discussions with my parents, fellow Christians of all sorts, though mostly evangelical, and local vicars (not sure if that is the right translation, but a preacher, in any case) In the end they got tired with me because I was always asking these awkward questions.
Originally posted by Jim Scott
Regarding the Old Testament laws, Jesus did away with those.
Originally posted by Eight
because of the new discoveries, serious doubt has been cast on many of these stories that use to be taken as historical fact.
Originally posted by Jim Scott
I joined the Mormon church, wasted about 20 years in the lie, and then got out. Now I am a Christian. Mormons are not.