DWF, on Apr 13 2007, 06:16 AM, said:
Godeskian, on Apr 13 2007, 04:50 AM, said:
I'm sorry, but the Bible finds time to condemn shellfish, masturbation and working on sundays, but it can't find one word to condemn the enslavement of your fellow man?
You keep confusing the old and the new Testaments, you're also mixing up the laws with the commandments, Jesus came to give up new commandments and a new covenant with God.
They are not confusing it, just comparing.
it to keep your conscious clear the fact that remains that people killed other people in the name of atheism.
I'd put my money on ten times as many people being murdered in the name of God, then any atheism. Also there is a lot of evedence that the Pope during WWII knew about the fate of Jews in Germany, and did nothing. Christainity has far more blood on it's collective hands then any atheists.
Not but carrying it to the excess that a person thinks religion should be eliminate could very well make a person a bigot. Just like a religious person believing atheism should be eliminated would make them a equal bigot. Any ideology in excess can turn a person into a bigot.
Bigot:Main Entry: big·ot
Etymology: French, hypocrite, bigot
: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
Two of my closest friends are christains, of the type that LOP described, and my sister the Pastor, and I are very close, and I got to introduce her to one of them while she was visiting this week. They talked Bible for about 40 minutes. It was interesting.
No, i'm sorry, but believeing that the world would be better off without religion doesn't make one a bigot. The words intolerantly and obstinately come into play, like the Reverand Jesse Jackson and his infamuos Hymey remarks. There's some intolerance for you.
The extreamist christains, l;ike the Phelps group.