reply to post by BO XIAN
The phrase don't shoot the messenger is important to all religions, the message is never the problem... the followers are. Hypocrisy is nothing new,
most people use religion as a justification to do what they do, out of greed, hate and ignorance to hurt their fellow man and woman, the suicide
bomber and the abortion clinic bomber are one in the same. They think they sit on the white throne of judgement instead of their god, I am sure you
see this because you said in other words; no man is an island.
Sadly religion has been twisted and perverted, the holy war we are to fight is supposed to be on the inside to uproot the poison by using the lamp of
the word to lighten up the darkness inside... not storm door to door shining that light in our neighbors face that does not have the blood of the lamb
on his door post for all to see. Religion gives no excuse to judge another. If it offends one is asked to pluck it out, it specifically points out you
pluck your own eye out not the eye of the one offending. Of course it is not to be taken literal but I am sure many have actually lost a physical eye
instead of a spiritual eye over it. It doesn't say accept it, rebuke it, chase it down with torches and pitch forks, or strap a bomb to ones chest...
it says see it within and if it offends uproot it from thine self, or basically change how you look at it.
To really live by the word one has to understand it, unfortunately most of the people teaching it say the problem all come from out there somewhere
not within, that we are pure and saved in the lord, baptized clean through his self sacrifice. If that were true then why does sin not go anywhere why
most you still rebuke satan? It's because the evil originates within one's own mind, it is not out in the world waiting to over take and climb
inside you, the darkness is already inside with what people call original sin, so one must use the light of the lord within and become a lamp only
then does one become the living word, notice that? Living word not speaking word, judging word, but living the word walking the path of illumination
of the lamp. Without the light turned inside one cannot read the words to walk the path clearly. This is the hell, this is the wandering around in
So using the light of the word to walk the path clearly instead of using it to take gods place on the throne of judgement of others is the intention
and meaning that is glossed over. Ignoring that one runs around with the lamp outside doing evil to one another feeling wholly justified because they
carry the word in the hand, the problem is they need to carry it in their heart. The way people carry the word thinking evil is without instead of
within, they'd be throwing rocks at Mary Magdalene instead of shielding her as Christ did. The worst part is using his sacrifice as an excuse to keep
throwing the rocks and not placing the light within.
Sure this is in accordance with the Christian word, and seems very Dogmatic but the same above is true in all religions, I could write the same thing
swapping out the jargon and it fits them all just the same. Accepting the light within and using it as a guide is universal, the names and the who's
can all change but the message remains the same. This is why I say it does not matter if Christ existed or not, the same could be for Buddha, or any
other prophet they all have stood and pointed to the exact same thing.