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Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 7:15 AM
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...
Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 7:15 AM
Concerning Christianity proper, the words of the Redeemer:

"Now someone came up to him and said, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?” He said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he asked. Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” [Matthew 19:16-19]"

...are all anyone needs to know.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 8:28 AM
And I believe that these should be the principles that Christians should be proud of. The problem today is that men like Mike Adams give the impression that being a Chrsitian is akin to being intolerant. That's not his intention or that of any Christian, I'm sure. But that is the popular connotation. And that is not something that should be reinforced. Otherwise, the good lessons of Christianity will be lost in the petty feuding.
upnorthlurkin2 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 6:27 PM
"The problem today is that men like Mike Adams give the impression that being a Chrsitian is akin to being intolerant. That's not his intention or that of any Christian, I'm sure."
----What then Herald really is the problem? Is it men like Mike Adams? Or, if you're sure that is not the intention, is it men like most who, pardon the expression but, pussyfoot around the truth for fear of what others will think...or feel I guess. Did Jesus worry about popular connotation? Your statement is a great example of exactly WHY we need MORE men like Mike Adams.
If you get the impression I'm being too intolerant of your self contradiction...tough, deal with your problem.
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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