Should I assume that since places in Greek mythology were historical places that you believe Greek mythology to be…well… True?
July 13, 2015 at 10:57am
“When Almighty God speaks, I listen. End of story.”
“There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”
“And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,…”
July 13, 2015 at 10:50am
Could you explain or provide some evidence for me to look up?
[-4] July 13, 2015 at 10:40am
I can see Jesus now….building a wall to keep people out of his kingdom.
Have you ever heard of St. Peter at the Gate? Why do you think there is a gate?
Jesus doesn't build the walls that keep us from heaven; we do.
[-4] July 6, 2015 at 8:03pm
“yes so called christians have a higher divorce rate, but atheists only make up about 3%-7% of the population, so they are virtually irrelevant in your synopsis”
Not how statistics work. Lets say we have a population of 100 people….90 are Christians and 10 are atheists. If 18 of the 90 Christians had a divorce that would be a 20% divorce rate among Christians. If 3 people out of the atheists group got a divorce that would be a 30% divorce rate. So, as you can see the size of the population has no bearing on the statistics and who is getting divorced more.
“where as if someone says they are an atheist, there is nothing to believe in, because hey nothing matters, right ? existentially speaking, right ?”
Uh, no. I am an atheist and I believe in a lot of things and a lot matters to me. Existentially speaking? Things don’t have to be transcendent for me to have beliefs and matters I find important here.
“but he is NFL calibre, and yes he was slighted because of his faith.”
I’m not going to argue that he has enough talent to play in the NFL…because he has. But let me ask you something? Have you ever watched football? It is overwhelmingly religious…player prayers before and after games…have you watched the ESPY’s? They thank god left and right. If they ran talented players out based on their faith…we would probably be watching quarterbacks with QBR ratings of 33.4. Which is the rating that Tebow has btw…the lowest QBR since 2010.
 July 6, 2015 at 7:44pm
I’ll give you three guesses. Which quarterback has the lowest QBR since 2010?
July 5, 2015 at 9:29am
I’m not trying to score any points. I am trying to figure out how someone like yourself decides what parts of the bible are relevant today and which parts aren’t. Is Jesus the only source you use for this distinction?
July 4, 2015 at 2:55am
At least we can admit that that one is still relevant today.
 July 4, 2015 at 2:46am
Must have been there with my dad. I lived in Germany from 81-86…toured Neu Schwanstein myself….
July 4, 2015 at 2:38am
That is not an answer. Let’s review…
1. You have admitted that some precepts in the bible you find uncomfortable are, and I quote “written to accommodate, with the greatest amount of dignity possible, aspects of life in a Bronze age culture that would not be necessary today.”
2. When asked how do differentiate from those precepts designed to appease a primitive culture and our modern one and apply the bible to it…your answer was “Primarily, because Jesus thought it important enough to affirm God’s description of this Holy union in the New Testament. None of the others were treated so.”
So, how is it ridiculous for me to ask if some precepts in the bible are only designed to fit a primitive culture, what precepts do we use do define our modern culture? Your answer was Jesus…
Again, I ask is he the only measure?
July 3, 2015 at 8:20am
Is only what Jesus said in the bible relevant today?
 July 2, 2015 at 7:29pm
How do we tell the difference between what is, I quote “written to accommodate, with the greatest amount of dignity possible, aspects of life in a Bronze age culture that would not be necessary today.” and what is “preserve what God considered Holy…” ?
 July 2, 2015 at 4:39pm
Exactly. So, couldn’t it be said that calling homosexuality a sin and an abomination was just trying to “accommodate” a bronze age culture that is not necessary today?
 July 2, 2015 at 2:58pm
So, what you’re saying is that the Bible conformed to the culture, region, and society of the time period it was written in?
 July 1, 2015 at 3:20pm
Do you feel the same about heterosexual couples whowho can’t conceive?