Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods" Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
It's a possibility, I suppose... and even if Jesus was a myth, the writers of the NT might have had something like that in mind; I think they had a pretty good idea that they were engaging in social engineering, though... and if you read the Apocalypse of Peter (which used to be canonical) you'll see that their beliefs were not as rosy as you are making out... and if you were right, why didn't they use plain speech?
And 'so what' if Jesus was just a mortal man like those Christs before him? What difference does it make? The teachings are what you live by.
He doesn?t say that women should rule over them. Not to mention the common theme for women throughout the bible is their obedience to men.
Get back to me when you can create life from the ground up. Or call a universe from nothing. Then your assessment of God's intelligence might mean something about Him rather than simply saying something about you.
5 billion bibles sold, but how many actually read?
The owner must have been using the "go high" approach that Michelle Obama spoke of...
Just imagine if we were to become a sanctuary province. I think that promise hurt her quite a bit, even if it was completely under reported.
You pretty much described every politician that has slithered along our planet.
It does differ and I wouldn't want it any other way. What Im saying is many Christians fall pray to sentimentalist tactics. The other side has tapped into this and uses it over and over and over again. Im simply shining a light on that in the hopes they'll figure it out or snap out of it..or,..continue.
Canada has helped the US at every opportunity. We're not just allies, we're partners.
Is this actually serious? You'd think that on the intellectual scale, atheists would manage not to drop
I mean.....some people might like that sort of thing.
I'll bet they do.
Two Wrongs can never make a Right.
That's absolutely, 100% untrue, and based solely on your desire that they be described this way.
I'm not offended just annoyed by your ugly and anti-intellectual attitude. Patience isn't my strong suit. And you STILL haven't put your money where your mouth is with stating a SPECIFIC error in my comment.
(1) We don't know what the organic compounds were. We know rocks were heated, and they released chemicals like coal does, indicating the presence of organic compounds. But we have no idea what organic compounds they were, other than they were pretty complicated (e.g. not ethanol. propane or benzene).
Islam's Goloden Age is a myth. If you call dhimmi system tolerant, slavery is tolerant too. Come on, slaves were fed, and beaten only when they deserved it.
Tried to block myself....it didn't work.
Do you know who Iabmlichus or Philostratus were? Look them up. Can you name just one, actual Greco-Roman biography and the author? Just one? Name one Greco-Roman biography and describe how it's significantly different from the Gospels (Gaelic Wars isn't a biography).
Is disagreeing with polygamy bigotry?
Eh, smaller towns near by are on maps. It stands out because there is zero about it until 70 ce.
You know what I meant, and you know it's true.
So you separate Christ from God?
A Polaris bar?
I think Niamh has signed off for the night. The guidelines for starting a discussion should be found here: