Christianity has been hijacked by idiots. There's a huge tradition of nuanced, reasonable exegesis that's been completely sidelined in the last 30 years in favor of moronic KJV illiterate literalism. If your kids are becoming atheists because they don't think gay people are evil and the world is 6000 years old, blame the evangelicals for touting themselves as the sole spokespeople for Christianity and continually telling the public that atheist or stupid were our only choices.
It's good that you appreciate science and respect human rights.
Some questions regarding your regrets about Christian fundamentalism. Given a belief that the bible is the word of god, how can you fault people for interpreting it differently than you? By what standard are you judging their belief and what makes this standard true and theirs false?
So far, no religion has been able to answer this question, which is why religion has not escaped its own subjectivity and conflict will forever divide believers who claim they all believe in the same thing.
it is good that not all believers hate science and want to persecute people, but to say that they believe these things because of their faith, i think is not sound.
Asimov phrased this idea more concisely than me but I couldn't find it.
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For those wishing a more lengthy treatment of the issues raised, see this video here:
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It's a shame the people who most need to hear this hate facts and logic almost as much as they hate LGBT people.
What exactly does this guy expect to be able to reform a zero thought murder for territory religion into? A zero thought murder for territory religion with a shorter book?
You mean my cynicism is blooming! Tis Spring!
He does embody a true Pythagorean parental style, voluntarily reaching out to the abandoned lost children in hopes that one wont bite him. It's the right thing to do.
Pfft. Christianity doesnt even have its own form of magick. Fuckin' nerds.
I was just informed via the internet that there is actually a form of Christian Kabbalah which makes sense even though it is just a knock off.
This was a dumb thing for me to say because I know modern Wicca is fine with Christianity and post-revival Druidry allows Christians to practice their ways but replaces any governing pagan god with a saint or angel during the Sabbats. But that's Wicca and I don't agree with a lot of what modern Druidry orders have to offer
I only clicked this because I thought the thumbnail was Jim Halpert?
The bible, the most influential fan fic ever written.
Preaching to the choir
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