reply to post by masta12d
I'm beginning to question people's ability to reason on here.
What, if anything, did my argument have to do with salvation?
Did I ever claim I believed in people ascending, Jesus, or the rapture?
My argument, pure and simple, is that ethnic and religious groups across history, including the Germans, Aztecs, and ancient Hebrews, have used
political, ethnic, and religious arguments to conquer, kill, and exploit other groups. It is wrong and a form of evil and ignorance.
My beef with many fundamentalists, whether they be Christian, Jewish, or Muslim, is that they have an inability to call out such genocidal and racist
historical facts because to do so would call in to question their holy writings and
the purity of their religion. Thus, they continue to justify the past and therefore prepare the way for future such happenings, having not learned
from the past.
If Jesus exists and judgement day exists, I would hope that God would call each person and group to the fore and bring to justice those who, out of
self-justification, religion, greed, and racism, killed or exploited other groups. Otherwise, I have no interest in "God."