posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 03:53 AM
reply to post by Sparta
sparta I'm in law school (HATE ME) so I understand issues of interpretation. I basically read the constitution over and over again and to be honest I
have no Fing idea what it means. They are written so vaguely (well the first 10 and 14) that nobody has any idea what they mean.
For example, abortion comes from the 14th amendment..but the 14th amendment was originally created to incorporate the first 10 amendment to the states
(incorporation issues). Nowhere does the 14th amendment mention abortion or a women's right to abortion. But by god it's there. We often talk about
the spirit of the constitution and not the actual document itself.
I see the same regarding the bible. If you look at the whole you're going to hell for eternity thing, only the old testament mentioned it. When jesus
showed up and the new testament, Jesus never mention anything about condemnation. Hell Jesus even took in prostitutes, tax collectors, and murderers.
The only mention of hell was went Jesus told his followers that rejecting god will place you in a void away from God. That once you accepted god into
your life, you return from the void.
Plus the rest of Jesus stories were about helping each other and being good. The Gist of the new testament is to be good to each other.
I think you have the right idea. Incorporate the bible into your life (even if you don't believe in god) to help you become a good person.
let's assuming that there is a god. I think he/she/it would care more about you being good and nice to each other than praying to him/her/it. That's
But then again I'm agnostic and fundamentalists scare the # out of me