brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
lojbab at lojban.org
Fri Sep 6 22:47:13 EST 2002
"John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
>> Please, then, allow me: John falls into a noticibly distinct group --
>> nominal Christians who are nowhere near ready to go in for all
>> that Jesus stuff -- mercy and charity and self-sacrifice and
>> loving those who hate you -- they're by temperament far more
>> comfortable with the Old Testament ambiance, all that smiting
>> and abominating and all-around tribalistic xenophobia. Reflexively
>> exclusive, not inclusive, by nature, they look about for something to
>> support their us-vs-them tendencies, and it's obvious where that's
>> to be found. Only problem: YWH clearly wasn't talking to us.
>> As a matter of fact, YWH spends a great deal of time warning the
>> Chosen against the likes of us. So what's a bigot to do when
>> faced with such roaring cognitive dissonance?
>> You've seen the answer to that. Not pretty, is it?
>> -- cary
>Sooo, you want to stick to the "New Testament" and throw out the
> "Old", cary? Why exactly would that be? Would you mind explaining
> that? No?
Can't understand English as usual, nincompoop? Cary said quite
clearly that it was YOU who seemed to be insisting on the Old
Testament rules that YOU (and almost all of the 2 billion Christians,
barring only those such as the Jews for Jesus) do not keep.
> 1.. You know the commandments: `Do not murder, do not commit
> adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud,
> honor your father and mother.' Mark 10:19
You give false witness all the time.
> 2.. In our law Moses commanded that [adulteresses] must be stoned to death, John 8:5
> 3.. Does this mean that we do away with the law by this faith? No, not at all; instead we uphold the law, Romans 3:31
> 4.. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail, Luke 16:17
When was the last time you celebrated Passover?
> 8.. "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out
> your father's desire.
Talking to YOU, nincompoop, who speaks the words of his master the
Prince of Lies.
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