Originally posted by warpcrafter
The Christians and Muslims need to be stopped before their pointless wars destroy us all.
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by JaxonRoberts
JR, although I usually respect your opinion, for what it is worth, I'm not impressed with what you have done here ... more to the point how you have done it.
My 2 drachmas.
[edit on 25 Feb 2010 by schrodingers dog]
Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
"the belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your Master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree..."
Originally posted by BillfromCovina
I would go even further than the OP. Jesus did not even actually exist. If you read the Bible and then try and verify with history, you will understand.
The one world religion of Christianity was a fiction and combination of all the other mystery schools. Its purpose was to subjugate all under Roman control. Read the book of Revelation with a Gnostic perspective. This would mean that Jesus was never born or had a human body. Give it a try.
Other posters have stated that Christians are trying to help and make the world a better place but it always seem to involve killing.
Originally posted by Monts
reply to post by OldThinker
I should clarify, that I do follow the teachings of Jesus, as do I the teachings of Buddha, Confucius, and many other enlightened individuals.
I guess when I should say that I'm not a Christian, I'm referring to the fact that I don't believe in the Catechisms of the Church; I don't believe that Jesus was the divine son of God.
I've never felt right worshiping Jesus; I honestly think he would much rather me be spending my Sunday morning volunteering at the Foodbank (which I do), rather than praising him.
Jesus taught us that our actions show our love for God much more than our words.
First of all, your language here shows that the above part of your post was all cut and paste. Your own words are incongruent with intelligence and civility. Your link to the propaganda material which promotes "Jesus as Illuminati Mystery School Graduate" is laughable. Where's the proof? This is just an ear tickler.
In the words of Ghandi "I like your Christ, but not your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ"...
Originally posted by tank1976
I certainly can feel and understand your frustration with the Christian faith, but also I wish you would have taken a more objective tone and left out the negative emotion. Your message would reach more people.
I was raised in an ultra religeous family. Church 3 times a week, prayer 3 times a day, forced to read the bible before I could do any social activities with my friends etc...Even my father took 10% of my paper route earnings and gave it to the church when i was 13 years old and on and on.
I hated all of it because as I was deeply involved with Christianity as a young child and teenager by force. Nobody could ever answer any of my simple questions as a child such as "how come there are no longer miracle like there was in the bible days"? Or "If the earth is only 10000 years old then where did the dinosours come from?" Those simple legitimate questions brought anger and damnation from my father. I was never to question anything written in the bible. This made me very skeptical even as a child.
Not only that but growing up in the church I started to see all the hypocritisism everywhere. The liars, cheaters, the deciet, how judgemental everyone was toward everyone else, the church gossip circles, the negative politcs, and on and on and on. I thought that maybe all of those issue were local to the church that I grew up in so I sought out other churches and found the same exact thing.
I vowed as an adult to never step foot in another church ever again, but I do realize that Christianity has instilled one very important key component to my character...Morality. I left the religeon, kept my Christian morality, and have become agnostic. My moral foundation has given me a very good reputation as an adult.
One last note, is there are very well meaning, good honest people in the Christian faith. I am not angry with them and respect their beleifs and understand that they are what they are and not to ever try to make them see things from my perspective. They are too well trained to counter people like me with scripture and teachings, and automatic responses and I understand that. I just let them be...