reply to post by gatorboi117
Thanks for the post OP S&F! That story made me laugh several times, made me ponder several possibilities and reinforced many ideas I've had
I just have to wonder how you can still call yourself a devout Christian, believing the Bible in its entirety, and consider such things...???...
Certainly, such a beautiful ideal as proposed in that story is in blatant contradiction of MANY parts of your holy book.
Here's a couple of examples:
Isaiah 13:9,15-18 contains this message from God: "Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger. . . . Every one that is
found shall be thrust through. . . . Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes . . . and their wives ravished. Behold, I will
stir up the Medes against them. . . . [T]hey shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not spare children." (So this is what is
supposed to happen to the enemies of God huh? I guess I had better start following God's commandments, like: )
In Numbers chapter 31, the Lord approves of these instructions that Moses gave to the Israelite soldiers about how to treat certain women and children
captured in war: "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women
children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." (So God approves of pedophilia?)
Or how about Deuteronomy 22:28: If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall
pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives. (So God
forces the poor girl who was raped to see her attacker every day for the rest of her life, cook his meals, clean his home, fulfill her "wifely duties"
and bear his children??? Wow! all you have to do if you want to have a house-slave is rape one and pay her dad a month's wages?)
I don't mean to bash you OP, obviously you are beginning to seek other forms of spiritual guidance and I applaud you for that. I am just hoping that
you (and others like you with open minds) will eventually abandon entirely this twisted religion that has molded the minds of the masses for far too
long. It truly will be impossible for this world to know peace until the violent and hateful Judeo/Christian/Islamic sects lose their strangle-hold on
the hearts and minds of the people.
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