Re: Christianity cannot be trusted with any power or authority.
Sheesh you sure love being ignorant don't you.
This started because I stated the facts but you asked for more support for those statements. I provided the links that supported what I originally stated. If you wish to remain utterly ignorant you will succeed in being utterly ignorant; of read the information provided in the links.
quote:You do realize that there is a difference between Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School? While the Divinity School is certainly part of the University it is only one part.
You do understand that education in the West was simply trying to catch up to the general education level found in the rest of the world, particularly the Muslim, Taoist, Buddhist nations?
You seemed to doubt at least the second of those facts so I provided the evidence to show that the Christian West far from driving general education was in fact simply trying to catch up to the rest of the world.
The evidence is that at the time the Christian West was in the Dark Ages and long before Christianity even existed there were societies with advanced education and learning institutions. There are even many examples of general literacy among civilizations that preceded Christianity.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but dont you believe that jar does not really understand the Spirit behind the Bible? That though he may read it literally, he remains ignorant of the GOD Who impressed it upon the minds of those who have an ear to hear?
How come that Spirit failed so miserably to ever get the story straight or avoid all the contradictions and factual errors present in what was written?
Perhaps because if it were done your way, people would simply have to believe. The facts and evidence would be there.
That does not answer the question. Why wasn't the Spirit capable of getting the flood story straight instead of two mutually exclusive stories? Why wasn't the Spirit capable of getting the order of creation right as well as the method of creation instead of inspiring two mutually exclusive stories? Why could'd the Spirit inspire one version of the Great Commandment or the Road to Damascus affair? Why could the Spirit decide on one set of stories to include in "The Bible" instead of versions with only five stories to versions with over eighty?
Why couldn't the God character put all the evidence in the order that matched what the Spirit was marketing?
Why do virtually all of the apologists reconcile contradictions? Can we conclude that they are guided by the Spirit of Truth or perhaps the spirit of marketing, according to some critics? Willful ignorance is never recognized by that label in those whom it affects.
They don't reconcile the contradictions but only spatter nonsense that their Cult members believe.
Why do some folks describe/define GOD as a creation of humanity? Why can't they reconcile what is written to what they believe?
Maybe because every example of God known seems to be a human creation? How do you reconcile the mutually exclusive descriptions as found in the actual writings like the God of Genesis 1 and the God of Genesis 2&3?
Can't see the distinction between Allah who wants infidels murdered and offers no salvation, just endless futile attempts to be righteous which includes killing infidels, the Pope who wants infidels murdered and thinks salvation depends on being good or being in good standing with the Roman Church, and the Protestant God who died to save us from the inexorable Moral Law. Right, SO similar.
What we can see is that you are still simply posting falsehoods about the Roman Catholic Church, about Islam and about the Christian Cult you market.
Christianity has a long, long history of forbidding other belief systems and forcing people to accept Christianity. When Native American children are removed from their culture and told they can no longer speak their language, wear their dress, visit their sacred sites, live on their land, eat their food then that is genocide.