Started by Dreamer, February 27, 2023, 11:33:06 AM
Quote from: aitm on March 04, 2023, 04:16:19 PMAh, In the OP you take great pains to identify yourself as a Christian, and now you admit....meh, I follow some of it, the rest is pretty wishy washy...just like jesus was going to say....someday.
Quote from: Dreamer on March 04, 2023, 05:14:13 PMI've not admitted any such thing. I follow Jesus' teachings, which are in opposition to a number of church practices. Therefore, heretical.Jesus had major issues with many religious leaders of the day and church practices.But if you're saying that I don't follow Jewish law, you're right! I don't live and die by the law. God cares about what's in my heart, more than what's on my body or what's in my stomach... Or someone's butt, for that matter....My job is as simple and as complex as loving. There's always a path forward, in alignment with Christ. That's what I am concerned with-not following lists of rules that, at the very least, are only sometimes literal, and at the most, are never literal...I follow the guide that Jesus gave several times, about loving God and likewise loving others as ourselves. This is why I call myself a Christian because I endeavor to be a Little Christ.
Quote from: aitm on March 04, 2023, 08:50:46 PMAnd by the bay...no where in the babble does god suggest he cares about what is in your" heart", now you're just embarrassing yourself.
Quote from: aitm on March 04, 2023, 08:50:46 PMOh come on....9th paragraph of your OP, not surprised you already " forgot".
Quote from: Blackleaf on March 02, 2023, 03:57:54 PMYou're better off just saying that the people who wrote the Bible were just ordinary people with their own biases (...)
Quote from: aitm on March 05, 2023, 05:34:27 PMIndeed, god speaks to everyone, including his soldiers commanded to murder everyone but take the young girls to enslave and rape as they wish. Spread your paisley blanket over the pile of shit you wish to hide from, but the smell is still there. How do you ignore that? Maybe coke up the nose...who knows?
Quote from: Dreamer on March 05, 2023, 10:10:00 PMYou're really attached to this idea that the Bible is how you perceive it. Almost as rigid as the Christians who believe we lived with the dinosaurs, based somehow on the Bible. What makes you the authority, I wonder? I'd mention again how it's not literal, but that's much harder to grapple with, eh?
Quote from: Blackleaf on March 05, 2023, 11:02:21 PMIs it totally allegorical, or is there history to it?