This must be said. "Cut and paste" religion is the logical consequence of "agglutinative" religion, wherein clerics freely add to their religion's prescriptions and proscriptions according to their preferences. The Catholic Church has suffered greatly from this effect. Concerning the Bible, much of the Old Testament is founded on Hebraic oral tradition rather than on confirmed accounts of events. Continued...
One of my readers reached out to me a couple of years ago with the hope that I could help him communicate with his prodigal nephew. The kid had grown up in a Christian home and seemed to be doing well until he enrolled at a local community college. It was there that he decided to abandon his conservative and Christian beliefs. Even worse than that, he decided to replace them by joining a neo-pagan cult. I will not mention the group by name as I do not want to give them more attention than they deserve.
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