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Author Topic:   A Problem With the Literal Interpretation of Scripture
hooah212002
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Message 7 of 304 (642686)
11-30-2011 3:21 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by GDR
11-30-2011 1:33 PM


You mean: "it turns what I believe to be the christian faith into something I don't recognize". Where do you draw the line at what is regarded as literal and what is allegorical? Why is the initial murder not literal? It's not like there aren't a plethora of other verses where the god character sanctions abhorrent violence, rendering this one time into allegory. He told Abraham to murder his own son for fucks sake. What you have is your god character in one instance saying "this is good" but it is something YOU deem to be wrong, and in another instance he is saying "nevermind, that thing is wrong" and you agree.
If they had an olympics for mental gymnastics, you would take the gold medal.
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"Why don't you call upon your God to strike me? Oh, I forgot it's because he's fake like Thor, so bite me" -Greydon Square

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hooah212002
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Message 9 of 304 (642697)
11-30-2011 4:32 PM
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11-30-2011 3:44 PM


The thing is that you are only understanding Christianity in the way that a fundamentalist does.
yea, because at least fundamentalists don't bend and twist the scripture. I have more respect for Fred Phelps in his reading of that book than I do people like you. People like you pave the way for the dumb shit that Phelps and his ilk do. People like you are the reason people say "well, you're just reading it wrong" because YOU say exactly that.... Liberal xians are far worse, IMO, than the fundies.
It is clear that what Jehu did was not pleasing to Yahweh.
no, it's not. Did you read the first part? You should have since you typed it in your OP.....
Because you have done well in executing what is right in My eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in My heart,
So....which part was the god character lying?
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