Post subject: Re: tyhts, thank you so much.
Bulldog, I’m not sure what you’re referring to, but thanks back to you for the thought.
This is actually the subject line of TC’s reply to you. I was responding to that post from TC and the subject line just followed it.
But you’re welcome.
Arguing with Champion is frustrating, to say the least. Back when I was attempting to be a “proper” Christian, I’d have welcomed someone offering advice about a sensible Biblical interpretation. But that’s just me. I also majored in English, and literature means something important to me.
I guess Champ prefers to pray for interpretive guidance. Maybe he’s going through a difficult time, so I haven’t berated him for ignoring my attempt to help him a little.
They adamantly insist that they believe in the literal interpretation of the bible, but they always end up cherry-picking the parts that serve their private purposes in any given situation. If they really lived the way the bible literally instructs them to live, they would all be in jail, because they would own slaves, ritually sacrifice animals (which makes a sweet smell unto the lord), not to mention they would be murdering people (vigilante style, which is what the bible prescribes) left and right for:
- worshipping any god but the judeo-christian god
- idolatry (even though there are millions of graven images of jesus, mary and thousands of saints all over the world)
- saying the word “god” in any context other than prayer
- working on the sabbath
- being disrespectful to their parents
- murder (remember, they would doing it vigilante-style, specifically by stoning, as the bible endorses, so this would not equate to capital punishment by the state)
- bearing false witness
- coveting anything belonging to their neighbor. When was the last time someone was accused of coveting?
The bible instructs the faithful to stone to death anyone guilty of violating any of these instructions. And these are just some of the atrocities that the bible instructs the faithful to commit. But inevitably, they take the parts that suit them and ignore the inconvenient parts. Then they blame all of the “ills of society” because people aren’t following the bible literally.
Think about what our society would be like if these instructions were actually followed.