reply to post by Praetorius
I would like to first state how civilised , intelligent, and educated your reply to me read
I will consider what you say and reflect on it.
I have read the new testament extensively when I was a born again Fundamentalist Christian decade ago, I have how do they say"backslided" whooa get
out of the way folks my ass is coming your way.
When young about nine years old I needed God ...and I mean needed him.
Being fully literate and a book person , I sought out the book of God...and read how I was unclean, not of the chosen race , destined for the fire,
unworthy, a gentile, not a jew, not Gods Chosen ect ect ect.
My despair was overwhelming I searched for salvation and found judgement and rejection within the old testament.
This is evil, true evil.
No better than how the nazis viewed non aryans. slavs, gypsies, homosexuals, communists, or even the Jews themselves....who must have recognised the
I concede that interpretation may modify some of the words meanings, but reality should also warn apologists for the texts.
I believe in love , and redemption through cleansing, but to allow a text in the houses of non jews that condemmns the reader, and espescially the
effects it can have on children seeking gods love is criminal in my mind.
As child you are not experienced enough to not take literally God telling you he has no love for you, because you are not of the chosen race.
Your heart is broken, spat out and darkened, you have the greatest gift removed.....hope.
No child should ever have to accidentally read the hate texts I did....not one.
At least for non jews the Bible verses containing these loveless to gentiles words should be edited , removed.
That is the crux of my argument.
Whilst acknowledging the validity and intelligence of your undrstanding and wise reply.
edit on 30-9-2011 by Dr Expired because: added