reply to post by milkyway12
It really is a Ticket on the next bus to hell.
Unfortunately, if you examine history - religious history - hell did not exist until the Christians came on the scene. Can you find the Bible verse
where Jesus says we are going to hell if we are bad boys and girls?
Just suppose. Hypothetically. Just for a minute. What if Jesus taught something like... say... oh reincarnation for example
and the Church
Fathers had cut it out? (Still in Hypothetical land here, right?) Would it be alright for the Church Fathers to cut that out of the Bible? Would
that be okay for them to do? Would you have any problems or be slightly miffed if they did something like that?
We have stated what we are trying to do here several times, never once have I mentioned "convert Milkyway12 to my way of thinking". But you keep
trying to change the discussion to "I'm right, you're wrong" even though I set out near the beginning that I did not engage in this sort of thing.
But you do.
Okay, I give, your mastery of the art of circular argument has convinced me. I am wrong and you are right.
Now hush a minute, I am trying to
download "Highway to Hell" for my bus ride.
Seriously though, if your religion wants you to behave the way you have behaved here, I want no part of that one, as it isn't very Christian at all.
Since I moved to the small town I live in now I have been approached by two people from the same local church here and invited to join them for
services one week. I thought about doing it too, but I found out that at this church the minister and the congregation frequently speak in
They believe this vehemently, they really do.
Most Christians, not all, believe the same religion that their mothers and fathers believed, and yet they defend this religion they inherited as if
they investigated and made the decision for themselves. It seems to me a much better idea to investigate and decide for yourself with the brain God
gave you, and yet this has gotten me assigned to the next bus to hell? You have not tried to discuss anything at all, instead you have been preaching
and trying to convert. The sign on the door said "no soliciting", that includes missionaries.
I have tried to be non-confrontational and explain patiently what we are trying to do and present sources for everything I say. You have done none of
these things. I have refrained from attacking you or your beliefs. You have not. Your behavior, if taken as an example, will not convince anyone
that you are on the right path. I believe that all spiritual paths lead back to God, but effort is required. You sir, are not making an honest
effort to emulate Jesus behavior. Was Jesus not patient and forgiving and understanding? If you are indeed a Christian why do you not put some
effort towards emulating Jesus? Isn't that what Christians are supposed to do? (Unless you are C.O.G.I.C. that is, in which case you are supposed
to get filthy rich, buy your wife huge hats that look like they were designed by Dr. Seuss, and abuse white people in the service industry. Ooh, did
I say that out loud?)
If Jesus teachings were corrupted, why would that not bother you? If, after these false men of God performed their corruption, they added in that the
Holy Spirit inspired them, how can that be considered true, especially when their actions for centuries afterwards showed that it was not.
I am a busy man with not enough time in my day to waste any of it, from now on my response to your posts on this thread will be TLDR = too long
didn't read. I will ignore your posts. You said that in that case you do not respond. Can I count on that buddy? Are you a man of your word, or
will you continue to lob the holy hand grenade of Antioch at us?
You remind me of the song from the film Cool Hand Luke;
I don't care if it rains or freezes,
long as I got my plastic Jesus
a'sittin' on the dashboard of my car...
The Virgin Mary here on Earth is a Fallen Angel.
Wow, pretty sure that unreferenced, uncredited statement disqualifies you from offering anything at all of value to this thread. Did your minister
tell you that?