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The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

AmyDB Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 3:27 PM
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? 6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Now that's pretty straight & to the point Dread. It's also the direct word of your God
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 3:43 PM
Sorry, Amy, gotta go with Dreadnaught on this one.

Jesus wasn't addressing their position of authority but their use of their traditions. He agreed, in principle, with the Pharisees' Theology. Just not their misuse of it.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 3:43 PM
This is not the forum for proselytizing...
AmyDB Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 3:32 PM
He condemned them straight out, no pussyfooting around there. No beating around the bush...
Just a throwing of the gauntlet by calling them hypocrites

Kind of like you calling me a hypocrite. However Jesus actually knew what that word meant & used it correctly

1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

I have said repeatedly that I am not a Christian,
That does not preclude me from using the scripture, nor does it make me a hypocrite
Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.

I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in...

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