Originally posted by mikejohnson2006
Does Religion divide Humans just like Racism and Nationalism does ?
Yes. It divides Light from darkness. The world is the corruption of what we do not wish on ourselves. Chruches are the shades of the colors of
faith. When something is taken from us, we demand justice. When we want to justify our prejudice, we demonize the ones standing in the way of our
actions. Law stands in the way of unjust actions. Love stands in they way of hate. Courage stands in the way of fear. The seven virtues stand in
opposition to the seven vices. Chastity:Lust, Temperance:Gluttony, Charity:Greed, Diligence:Sloth, Patience:Wrath, Kindness:Envy, Humility :
Give me one good reason we shouldn't stand in honor of a true faith, no matter the faith based church we cling to. The only reason would be if the
religion did not stand for love and the principles of Christ. That's it. Being loving and being Christ-like is one in the same.
Religion that steals, kills and destroys is false. Religion that honors, protects and defends by the process of Agape love is true.
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of
prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I
give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is
not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will
pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked
like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a
reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
edit on 28-11-2011 by SuperiorEd because: (no reason given)