Why? Are you Catholic?
The left is mad?!?! Oh no, whatever should we do!!!
Cheery, I have seen combat and civil war up close and personal. I do not want that for myself ( I am too old for that sh!t!) and certainly not for my family. I just want to be left alone. No tanks rolling down Main Street, or flyovers by Huey Cobras, or machine gun nests in the parks. I do, however know which side I would aid and abet if it really came down to it, and like the old man said in The Postman, I still know stuff.
Well in my opinion? After 40 years of studying these religions? Christianity has Islam beat by miles in the historical persecution and slaughter and genocides of others through their wars, Inquisitions, Crusades (there were 14 Crusades, only 4 of them dealt with Jerusalem, the rest were Crusades against Pagans and Jews as well as fellow Christians), their mass genocide of the Native Americans, their support and defense of slavery in the US and other countries, etc.
Excellent questions. Asking them is the first step toward becoming a scientist.
Like the tree born from the forest, the cloud is formed in the sky; leaves and bark, and water droplets and air.
Yes, they are. Incredibly better. But still bad, fortunately only retarded societies live by "holy" laws. Still again way to many. Unfortunately evolution is very slow and will take time before our brains get rid of gods, religions, ... I'm afraid self destruction will happen faster.
How have you factually established that the bible is more likely to be an accurate depiction of god's existence, nature, will and relationship to his creation than any other scriptural or oral account from any other religion (for example, the Hindu Veda's or the Navajo oral tradition?)
You could read this guy's book for some examples (or read the opinions of nearly any scholar of antiquity that have written on the matter):
May Allah wank your wanker clean off.
Hey! How are ya?
Hell, that ruling did not even say he could refuse. It was all about the councils being "mean" to him in how they talked to him. They made it clear such anti discrimation laws were legal.
Then just send them home... TOGETHER.,
It "takes time" because you can't show how what you disagree with, or what you're skeptical of, is bad science.
Only in your eye and those that think like you. You have your mythology and I have mine.
I feel compelled to respond to your understanding of 'discernment', And your opinion that discernment is hard to find.
We'll never know: big wars occur for various occasional motives.
oh, look, its cheery, the guy who denied sandy was a hurricane and sandyhook was a shooting
Yet each of them is just interpreting the scripture the best they can. How do you know which interpretation is the correct one? Or do you just take the bible literally?
Let me just see where your tolerance stops. How about fondling sexual organs in public, how about laying on one another in public mimicking the sex act, how about the sex act in public. Do your sensibilities stop at any one of these? And if they do why couldn't I say the problem lies with you not the couple?
?Now being ignorant of the Catholic Church not as much as you may think?