Originally posted by watcher73
Originally posted by FeralMonkeyMagic
That's interesting - but he does not tell all christians to do that - a simple google search will lead you to understand that he was speaking to a
"leader" of a city, who was asking what he could do to help people more. (Mark 10:17-31)
What a cop out there buddy. What were the hundreds, or at the 12 others following Jesus doing?
If we read the bible your way then we can assume that Jesus was only talking to Peter, Matthew...etc etc and that none of it is aimed at the
Is that what youre saying? Too much context is worse than none at all.
I dare say by selling his wealth of possessions, he would be no doubt helping many under his dominion.
Really cuz I thought the whole point was to not live for material possessions. So how does selling his stuff help the poor people who cant afford it
You people miss the whole point. Your minds are clouded with context.
An interesting point to make is this: People who consider themselves "rich" segregate themselves from those who are not as wealthy as they,
which is evident in society in general.
The moral of the story above, if you were trying to get one - was that material possessions can hinder your relationship with people, by you becoming
alienated by them. Protecting possessions and keeping those who have less than you at bay, you are not serving the lords best interests (the interests
of the general populace) and therefor only your own.
I see you add your own context to what you read.
Id like to hear these "thousands" more. Start a thread so we can all see the thousands of observations you made as well as providing source
reference material. It would be very interesting to see your opinion and debate them as a matter of opinion.
I have already given another one, as have some others....judge not.
I wonder if xtians have ever thought that by trying to spread their word they are in effect judging those not like them?
I dont have a list of thousands but they are there waiting for someone to provoke their memory.
lol - look out for this guy! he's definitely pushing his own views of how everyone else should interpret the Bible... uh oh.. egomaniac much?
Bible is written allegorically.. meaning that they require thought to understand the meaning. It's also a multifaceted book and every story has
Though it's good to see you get caught up in one meaning to this particular story where there are several..
So, am i supposed to take your context of overt negativity in regards to EVERYTHING, or make my own suppositions and opinions - after all the Bible is
open for interpretation, but your not pushing your views as your ideas, your trying to push them as Fact - There's just one of many errors you have
demonstrated by your 1 dimensional approach to the bible..
Good luck with this thread man, you're not going to prove anything by showing that you have a limited understanding at best of metaphoric meaning and
Like i said. make your own thread where you can prove everyones faith is wrong by showing that everyone is a hypocrite with the "thousands" of false
and misleading, contradicting statements you came across in your decades of being a Bible scholar.
hang on.. you DID say you have "thousands" of statements where you could show hypocracy... Backflip much?
No need for any further discussion with you - Good luck, honestly. You will need it.
[edit on 15-1-2010 by FeralMonkeyMagic]