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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Originally posted by BlueMule
I'm just a little annoyed by the whole 'religion is an invention' meme.
If religion wasn't invented, I don't know how it came about... I don't understand the annoyance with the idea that people, at some point, invented religion. Human beings created religion.
Looks to me like a nice little earner ! ( But that wouldn't be the motive, would it ? ) And in an unimpeachable cause too ! Amazing merchandising / film rights potential !
The capitalists can't fall off here. If you challenge the credentials of " Bibleman " you're challenging Christianity, and no one would dare to do that ....would they ?
Originally posted by BlueMule
Was your hypothetical scream of the crowd invented by the crowd?
This is kinda skirting that "Thou shall not make any graven image" thing, isn't it?
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by guitarplayer
I do believe parents still have the right to raise their own children.
Yes, they do!
And, unfortunately, they still have the right to damage their children by telling them they were born worthless sinners, and will go to hell unless they follow certain "rules and regulations"! To browbeat (or simply beat) them into submission. To teach them that everyone else is wrong and condemned.
They still have the right to send them to places like 'Jesus Camp', which only incites them to be violent!
All of that might be okay in your book, but in my book, it is WRONG.
Godly Tips on How to Punish and Beat Your Christian Child
"Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being." Proverbs 20:30
1. To begin with, a Christian parent must understand that a child will never learn a lesson unless they are beaten on their naked bottoms until the imprint of the rugged cross is plainly visible on both cheeks. (Proverbs 23:13-14)