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That's one place i'll be departing from ya... maybe because it's the culture I grew in, or whatever, but to me I wouldn't do any violence simply because I feel it is wrong to do so, not because it is illegal.
Originally posted by yeahright
If they're troubling, then I think you're making some invalid assumptions. Then again, maybe I'm making some invalid assumptions about what you may be assuming.
Originally posted by chapter29
reply to post by Jomina
I'm not a christian, myself, any longer, however, I do still follow much pf the tenets of Christ, and I feel even closer now to him than i ever did.
Originally posted by chapter29
I don't normally answer THESE types of questions, but I am a HARD CORE christian and would love to express myself in hopes that other christians might come forward with similar answers...
So, let's see...
#1. If your neighbors dog killed your child, and you had the power to chain the dog, blast it with blow torches, and the dog NOT die... how long would you torture the dog for killing your child?
E. Kill it immediately! I plan on hanging with Christo and da' man for eternity, so I wouldn't have time for torture - but thanks for the offer...
#2. As a loving parent, you give life to 5 children, and give them free will do to as they see fit. Each child goes his/her own way. One becomes a buddhist, one becomes a Muslim, one becomes a Christian, one becomes a Wiccan, and one believes in no religion. Only one of your children believes the same as you do. How would you treat your 4 children who do not?
C. I would torture them for eternity...oops, that kinda goes against what I said before - but that's cool 'cause my god will forgive me...that's how I roll!
#3. If you had a critical message, and wanted to make sure as many as possible would get it and understand it, how would YOU go about presenting it?
E. I would create an imaginary book, maybe title it "the Bible", to get my message across...
#4. How would you deal with people who did not get your message, or didn't understand it, or didnt believe it WAS your message, because it was so confusing and contradictory?
E. Torture them then heal them so they could go back to work in order to drop more cash in the basket...we all have to do our part.
#5. If you were omnipotent but invisible, and you wanted to make sure that people knew you were real, and wanted them to believe in you, what would you do to make this happen?
D. (with edit) D. I would do nothing at all, and remain as invisible and undetectable as possible, because if I did that, no one would know about me and the world would be a little better off..
I hope these answers from the heart help you out...I sure love being a christian...
Originally posted by Jomina
reply to post by Rren
lol just gotta say I loved your answers and humor
Yea, the theological thing, it's a problem. To christians (or at least those who are at least more than moderate) will say that to do anything except accept Christ, will lead to your damnation. And really, that is part OF the message given in the bible, if you interpret it in a lot of ways. There ARE some ways around it, according to the bible, but again, you're dealing with a contradictory message, and therein lies the reason for some of the other questions.
Theology and interpretation are a big problem in the church, and really, all religions when it boils down to it. Christianity seems to have the hardest hit from it though, given at last count, there are over 34000 different denominations.
I wanted to put in the first question the option of euthanizing it and be done with it, but... that also does not hit you with the real moral question of the deed.
I guess, for me, what I wouldn't do to a dog, I wouldn't do to a human, and that was the intent of it all lol
Good answers though, thank you for taking part in it. You were a welcome addition