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September 17, 2014

Christians should take a stand

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  • sverige1 posted at 7:25 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

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    Response to gecroix posted at 11:53 am on Mon, Aug 26, 2013:

    I prefer Warwick's "I'll Never Fall in Love Again".


    [ [ JESUS loves me, god told me so (but he/she said it in Gujarati). ] ]

     
  • sverige1 posted at 6:17 pm on Mon, Aug 26, 2013.

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    Response to Jbgood posted at 10:15 am on Mon, Aug 26, 2013:

    OMG, like Bart Simpson would say, "Don't have a cow, man". So, JBG - are you upset that god talked to me and that god as a supreme being doesn't fit YOUR image?

    If god is a tranny, then would that make him/her less of an omnipotent One? If you really think of it, I am trying to get in touch with god more than many other folks in this country. Lots of folks don't even make a thought about our Maker. At least I'm trying, and reaching out. I'd have to say his/her conversation with me Sunday morning was out of this universe.

    ACTS 17:27 -
    "That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us."

     
  • kevjlang posted at 1:14 pm on Mon, Aug 26, 2013.

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    JBG, as a good puppet, I know when the string being pulled is mine and when it's for someone else.

    At some point, you look at something and realize that nothing you can say or do is going to change or improve something, and you realize that you're going to do more harm to yourself by engaging than you could ever hope to avoid. Sometimes, you have to look at a cause and just declare it lost, I guess.

    However, just because I found myself unworthy to correct things, I have no qualms about you showing me how it's done.

     
  • gecroix posted at 11:53 am on Mon, Aug 26, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Jbgood, Dionne Warwick sang a Burt Bacharach, Hal David song back in the mid-60's that describes perfectly the best course to take with trolls.
    Remember 'Walk on By'?

     
  • Jbgood posted at 10:15 am on Mon, Aug 26, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    I know I said I was done on this thread,...but I just have to make this last observation and I'm done. I'm doing so for those who might be on the borderline of indecision, where Christianity is concerned.
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    One has to look over Lars,( sverige1).. because I think by his words and actions, he wants to go to hell with his master, and that is fine with me,...because I care not. He has made his decision, and his destiny is sealed. However, since Mr. Lang has been interjecting his supposedly knowledgeable biblical opinions on this thread, for all to see that he really knows nothing,...WHY DID HE NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE ANGRY DISRESPECTFUL STATEMENT LARS JUST MADE TOWARD A GOD HE SAYS HE LOVES? I'd hate to be loved by him if that is his brand of love! lololol
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    See, it is like Jesus said,....just watch those who claims to be Christians, and by their actions,...you will tell if they are Christians, or if they are SATAN'S Disciples.
    ( You cannot be both,...because you cannot serve two MASTERS!) I'll leave it up to the readers to determine if these two are Christians, or HOUNDS from Hell!
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    The bible says in Psalms 14:1, The FOOL says in his heart THERE is no GOD!
    ( This means by his thoughts and actions, he is acknowledging what he believe is true).
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    Someone told Old JBG years ago not to argue with FOOLS,....because someone is bound to wonder,...."WHICH ONE IS THE FOOL!"
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    So, I'm done with Satan and his disciples here,....until another time or opportunity presents itself for me to thrash their butts again!!! I've spent a long time training for Satan and his clan! All they have is stupidity, mixed with doubt, and persecutions, coming against the truth. Frankly, I got better things to do than to accommodate their lack of knowledge concerning God and Christianity!
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    Rest assure though,...JBG will be there to give them more of what I've given them on the next thread which might occur. Until then,.....be cool ladies and gentlemen,...because JBG is loaded and ready!!!
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    PS I'm in standing agreement with God almighty if He wants to remove his hedge of protections from around blasphemers,....so let it be done.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 6:35 pm on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

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    I'm not gonna touch that. You're on your own with JBG!

     
  • sverige1 posted at 2:39 pm on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

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    Speaking of the Word of god. God spoke to me just this morning. God whispered to me that he/she indeed is a transgender. Said a few of his/her friends just took up a collection at a local bar so that he/she can receive a breast augmentation procedure.

    God told me that Daniel wrote a crock of beans in his chapters, but that Ezekiel was pretty much "on the mark".

     
  • kevjlang posted at 10:23 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

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    You really seem to have my thoughts well painted. The way you describe them, I can't even recognize them as mine.

    For what it's worth, whenever I open the New Testament, the first thing I see is "The Gospel According to Matthew". That isn't the same as "The Gospel of Jesus as Written Down by Matthew". That doesn't change whether there's any truth to it or that it captures the teachings of the Messiah. All it means is that Jesus did not perform the physical act of writing it himself.

    The messages in the Bible are what matter, not the people that took the time to write it down for us to read. Part of the challenge for all of us is to understand the literal meaning and the spiritual meaning and hope that we properly navigate the areas where the two seemingly conflict.

    There is only One to whom belief and non-belief matters. You are more than welcome to call me a nonbeliever. That doesn't mean that you are entitled and empowered to make that judgment, however. Pardon me if I'd rather leave that judgment, as well as the judgment of my performance, with the One that matters.

     
  • Jbgood posted at 7:09 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    Here are my last comments on this thread:
    I Corinthians 14:38
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    "But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant."
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    The "PEARLS" have been trampled under the mire,...and I have more important things to do. I have preached the Word, and now it's up to GOD the Holy Spirit.
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    Bye-bye!

     
  • Jbgood posted at 6:52 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    Mr. Lang, It is not my intention to argue with you either,..that is the reason I don't lose any arguments,..because I don't practice arguing. This is a free country and people can believe what they want to. It is not that though. There are those who want to SHUT the mouths of Christians up from preaching the Gospel and teaching the Word,...and that is not going to happen!
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    Not as long as there are Christians like JBG out here! I've been well prepared for this, see. All the worlds learning, schools,...colleges, two or three career certifications I have amassed is DUNG,...when compared to the knowledge and revelations I have where the Word of God is concerned! The Apostle Paul said the same thing! Philippians 3:8:
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    "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ."
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    So,...again, I'm neither mad nor disappointed that you and your friend think the way you think,...yall are entitled to think the way you want. Just don't expect me and others like me to chime in behind you, because it is not going to happen.
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    I have said many times and I'll say it again,...time will tell! In the mean time carry on, have it your way! I LOVEEEEEEE this stuff.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 6:37 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

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    "In Budda We Trust"

    So, I make scurrilous accusations at an imaginary being?!?! Geez, I must be a barracuda of an individual. If I spew at a fake image, no telling what I do and say to real people on earth. I do like the song "We Are the Light of the World". It's a nice standard, traditional church song.

    At least churches have music to pass the time while sitting and listening to air.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 6:26 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

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    Response to kevjlang posted at 3:53 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013:

    Of course the contents of the bible were not uttered by god and/or jesus, nor any of the spirits. But, speaking of spirits - The writers of the bible, it has been said, were high on drugs, quite inebriated, and were hallucinating while thinking they were hearing the word of god. Makes an interesting storybook, sometimes. Most of it is plain tedious. I have to hand it to theologists who spend $ to take classes in bibleology, when they could've chosen a more lucrative route - like business. Then again, the Olsteens and the Crouches did well for themselves, off the backs of their sheepdom.

     
  • Jbgood posted at 6:17 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    Ohhhh DB,...you are so funny my friend until it is hilarious! You just proved what I was saying in my other posts! I'm not giving up my money BECAUSE I don't have any money to give up,....SEE EVEN AFTER I HAVE DRILLED IT IN YOU, YOU STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND! It is GOD"S MONEY, HIS PROVISIONS, WE ARE JUST STEWARDS OVER HIS BLESSINGS IN OUR LIVES!
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    I don't know why I keep saying it, because you will never get it, but I pray you do! I really do. Just so you know,...no human being is insignificant to me, because they are not insignificant to GOD. If you were that insignificant to HIM, I don't think you would be living right now with all the trash and scurrilous accusations, and persecutions you've been spewing forth at GOD,...Jesus, and the Holy Ghost! You are just deceived! You think you know and you don't!!!!
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    You hear that you may not hear,...and you see, but you don't understand, and you never will understand, with the attitude you have now. That is one of the promises of the bible. I hope you snap out of it because you never know WHERE THE GRIM REAPER IS LURKING, AND WHOSE DOOR HE'LL BE KNOCKING AT NEXT! If he comes knocking at your door,...it would be a horrible fate for you because of your present mindset. (pity).
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    As I said, we are here to do good and preach the gospel and teach the word. As One of the prior posters said, a teacher teach,...but it is up to the student to learn, if he doesn't ....... then he flunks the lesson. Better snap out of it before it is to late!
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    We are not here to hurt anyone, but we are not going to allow anyone to inhibit or stop us from doing what we are call to do here! If it is someone's intention to so, they better think again! Oh yes, Satan and his crew wants God's people to go underground with the gospel, or hide behind the FOUR WALLS of the Houses of GOD! That is not going to happen! Yall can raise all the hell you WANT, and the more HELL yall raise, THE MORE HEAVEN GOD'S PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LIGHT UP!!! WE are the salt of the earth and the light of the world!!!

    Matthew 5:13-16
    13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

    14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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    Now, I have grown weary of preaching when I know it is not being received! Don't matter though because YOU are now being held responsible because I did preach it,..and my reward is in the books!!! I don't give a two cent "RIP" if anyone does not receive it!!! It it my hope and pray that maybe some other individual who has a hunger for the truth, will read this.
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  • kevjlang posted at 3:57 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

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    From all indications, the only part of the Bible where God is actually attributed to writing anything down was when he gave Moses the 10 Commandments carved in stone.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 3:53 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

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    JBG, I'm not going to argue whether the Bible originates from the words of God and Jesus. However, NO ONE claims that God and Jesus took pen/pencil to paper to write it all down for us. Neither did either complete the physical acts of translating the Bible into the different languages. It's certainly debatable whether God was telling the translators what to write, and it can be debated whether any or all of the people that wrote the scriptures down--either in original form or translated--actually wrote down the words exactly as God and Jesus said.

    There are a few stories in the Bible that are reported more than once. Some of those have apparent differences in the details. Do you truly believe that God and Jesus couldn't remember what was said earlier and actually changed their stories?

     
  • sverige1 posted at 3:38 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

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    Response to Jbgood posted at 2:48 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013:

    Well, it is a certainty that I shall burn in H - E double hockey sticks with all the bad-mouthing I do in regard to our wonderful jesus lord our savior. Will Lang encounter a similar fate? Stay tuned - only the shadows know. LOL

    All I know is that it never ceases to amaze me that many of these ardent believers are so helpless without their "crutch". They're hanging their heads to thank the imaginary being for "providing", wishing that all the world believed like they do. And if you don't believe, then you're an insignificant creature.

    The sad thing about all of it is that christians also believe they are insignificant. It's all over the scriptures - "we are but dust" and all that. It seems like such a low self-esteemed fashion to go about life.

    I still challenge all these christians to give up all their money and rely on god to "provide". Starting with the Olsteens and Joyce Meyer. They're "false prophets" too, according to this article -

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pastor-rick-henderson/osteen-meyer-prosperity-gospel_b_3790384.html?utm_hp_ref=religion


     
  • Jbgood posted at 2:48 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    Another thing I forgot to mention, and it is so apparent I thought everybody knew it but it looks as though I was wrong. In the Civil War they had Southerners, working in the North on behalf of the South, claiming to be from the North,...and they called them "Copperheads" like the copperhead deadly snake! They were called this for claiming to be one thing but their actions were those of another!
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    We got people in the United States today who claims to be Americans, but are as fake a three dollar quarter piece,..because they are here to kill Americans by acts of terror!
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    I say all that, to say,...there are many WHO HAVE CLAIMED in the past to be a Christians, and Many who CLAIM TODAY to be Christians, and they were and are as FAKE as a three dollar quarter piece! It is not who you SAY you are,....it is WHAT YOU DO, that determines who you are.
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    Some on this forum need to remember this before they engage in persecuting Gods people,...not that it matters, because it is not going to change a thing!
    I'm just saying,..that the LORD Himself said,..in Matthews 7:15-16:
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    15) “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16) You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?"
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    Satan has long use this trick to discredit the Body Of Christ! Those of us who are SKILLED in the Word, and not sucking our thumbs as baby Christians,...knows the difference. We can spot Satan's people a mile off, weather they are in the community or on this forum!
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    Pastors Pastor,...Teachers teach,..Ushers USh,....Deacons Deak,..and NOW GOD is raising up a new breed of Christian, like Old JGB,....who knows how to use those spiritual weapons of warfare! That Sword Of The Spirit!,..that helmet of Salvation, Shield of Faith,..Breastplate of Righteousness, Belt Of Truth, And SHOES shod With Preparation of Peace!
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    I love from time to time,...to just read some of these comments on this forum and on TV and just marvel at how little spiritual understanding and revelation, many possess about GOD and the hereafter where we all will reside for eternity in either heaven or hell after we die!
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    I always told my kids that is was never a bad thing not to know something,..but when they FOUND out better,....THEN DO BETTER,...AND LIVE BETTER! Don't remain blind to the truth!
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    Man, I tell you,...It does not get any better than this! Ohhhhhhhyaahhhhhhooooo!

     
  • Jbgood posted at 1:40 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    It amazes me how many so called smart people in this world, who try to fake out knowledge concerning the bible and God's Word. You cannot "BOGGLE JIVE" God! When they die,... they are going to find out to late what I say is true.
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    God said it is a FOOL ( Psalms 14:1).. who says in his heart there is no GOD! That means if you are thinking that or if you are acting like it,...YOU ARE A FOOL,..and GOD cannot lie! (Hebrews 6:18). He said, as a man thinkth in his heart so is he! ( Proverbs 23:7)
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    Mr. Lang, you posted that God did not write the scriptures but some man did! Kinda sound like you are also a NONE BELIEVER! That's your business, because Christians are mandated to love others, and to preach and teach. We get persecuted because MANY of us will never stop doing so,...no matter what SATAN and his disciples come at us with! John 8:43 states, " WHY DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND MY SPEECH? ...EVEN BECAUSE YOU CANNOT HEAR MY WORD!"
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    See many of us understands that SATAN has dulled the hearing of many so they can't hear, and has blinded them so they cannot see! ( II Corinthians 4:4) However,...we (Christians) don't persecute you for not agreeing,..and we don't stand you up and shoot you, or behead you like some do,..because you don't join us! However,...we are done with balling up in a corner, being afraid to speak out for the gospel and Jesus Christ, because of accusations and persecutions coming from the enemy,..his human mouthpieces,.. and this world!! You should believe that if you believe anything!
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    Oh, by the way, II Timothy 3:16 says this,.. and YOU will henceforth be responsible for knowing this by GOD:
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    "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness".
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    Now you know who INSPIRED men to write, not only the Old Covenant but the New Covenant as well!
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    I want to say one more thing too. A man can have more degrees than a thermometer, and yet not amount to speck under a gnat's butt, WHERE GOD is concerned! Some Men have the world's knowledge, and some Men have God's wisdom! Still some,... like me have the world's knowledge, and certifications, SUBDUED by the wisdom and revelations of GOD. That is the best category to be in right there!
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    God said for His people to "GO YE" and preach the gospel to the World....Matthews 28:19! He did not say ohhh just keep your faith in me to yourself and just let the DEVIL and his bunch of FOOLS, run wild and do as they please til I come back! MANY WISH AND WANT THAT TO BE THE CASE,...BUT IT IS NOT!
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    Hey,..I'm highly trained for this gig!!! Ohhhhhhhh I wish I knew why God chose me to do this assignment? He knows I get off on it!
    I would mention how many people I have laid hands on and prayed the prayer for salvation and for healing with, but that would only discourage some people and not edify them,...so I won't! Lastly I want to say this and let me be clear:
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    "I AM A CHRISTIAN, FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST, AND PROUD OF IT!!
    Like David,...Joseph,....Isaac, Jacob....Abraham,..Moses,...Joshua,...and Ester,...God has seen fit to set me JBG in this period in time to edify HIM and perform my ordained calling, and I intend to do so without fear of the persecution of this World. It is the least I could do! I Every morning I get up, I look at my hands and feet, and I don't see no spike holes! I feel my side, and I don't feel no rip in the flesh there,..so I'm good to go!

     
  • sverige1 posted at 8:21 am on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

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    In regard to the link between religion and money, there are specific biblical references that request followers to not engage in mercantilistic ventures upon holy temples. That is, when you're in the house of god, you must refrain from business that involves money, usary, et cetera.

    So, all christians (if they are true believers) must give up their material goods, and that includes $.

    Ipso facto, the attempt to link "in god we trust" to the US monetary system is a ludicrous comparison. And, as Kevin mentioned - that practice was started well after the big WW 2 wars. Hardly a solid historical significance.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 8:16 am on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

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    Response to .raifm posted at 9:49 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013:

    I'd also like to know "whose god are we trusting"? The American Indian god(s) who were here 1st. Many of the so-called christians that came to this country brought their slaves in tow, massacred the natives, and nearly wiped out the buffalo. Not a very peace-loving nor godly theme.

     
  • gecroix posted at 11:35 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    That's an interesting analogy.
    By that thought process, we should give more credibility to slavery than in the Civil Rights Act, because it was around longer.
    Not gonna get you any 'progressive' cocktail party invites.[beam]

    Even the Obama Administration is arguing WITH plaintiffs seaking a relaxation of federal rules limiting prayer at public meetings. The silly rulings that declared a prayer to be 'an establishment of religion'. They are doing that because, of course, there is no 'establishment' of a state religion. Even that bunch, which has as much respect for the Constitution as a fly has for your sandwich at a picnic, can see that simple fact.
    Freedom OFF religion, not FROM it.

     
  • raifm posted at 9:49 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    Whose God are we trusting?

     
  • kevjlang posted at 9:23 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    And the history of US Currency and Coinage goes back how far? The nation is how old? That motto is pretty secular in meaning. It establishes nothing. God really has nothing to do with money, anyway. Over the past 40-50 years, we certainly haven't treated our money as if it were blessed by God. And, from a motto standpoint, the way we're acting in this country today, it seems to have the same high degree of insignificance as e pluribus unum. We certainly don't seem to be epitomizing anything close to unity these days.

    Freedom OF Religion is right, though. And it works the same for everyone. It has nothing to do with majority rule, or anything like that. Therefore, if you want to start a meeting with a prayer, anyone else also has the right to start the meeting with a prayer to Allah, Ra, Odin, Krishna, Buddha, Confucious, or whatever. If they can't complain about your prayer, neither can you complain about all of their prayers. If you want your meeting time to be fully consumed by everyone going around the room to observe their own prayer, that's up to you. Of course, that may turn out to be far more productive than the meeting would have ever been.

     
  • gecroix posted at 8:21 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    "In God We Trust" is the national motto of this nation for the last 57 years
    "In God We Trust" has been on all U.S. coinage for 75 years.
    "In God We Trust" has been on U.S. currency for 56 years.
    Freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. Simple.
    You don't like that, I fully support your right not to.
    Must be a real B each month, though, bartering with the electric company and the grocery store so that tainted, 'religious' money never touches your hands. [smile]

     
  • kevjlang posted at 5:08 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    Thing is, there are people that do want religion to be all over the place--as long as it's their religion the way they want it. If you disagree, you should keep it to yourself.

     
  • raifm posted at 4:28 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    The USA is supposed to be a secular country. I don't want religion in politics .I don't want their beliefs imposed on me. I don't care whose religion it is. Keep it to yourself.

    Treat others like you want to be treated That is a great problem solver!!!!!
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  • sverige1 posted at 3:24 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    The christians self-proclaimed right to "enslave inferior nations" - explained in this PDF link:

    http://www.churchsociety.org/crossway/documents/Cway_104_AfricanSlavery.pdf

    Yes, I shall also play the role of teacher. Hark! Listen. Lend me your ears.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 2:01 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    Regarding slavery, especially racial slavery, I'm not sure that the Bible advocates that. Certainly, it seems to take a stand against the Egyptian enslavement of the Jews. From a gender standpoint, I'm not sure how much of it essentially advocates the enslavement of women, or if it's an unfortunate mis-translation of the original scriptures into other languages. While much of the Bible is supposed to be the word of God or Jesus, none of it was penned by either, and much of it wasn't even penned at the time of the events reported. This is especially true of the Old Testament, where most was passed along orally for centuries before it was documented, and the people that translated the Old Testament to Greek, Latin, Arabic and/or English were not the ones that wrote it in Hebrew and Aramaic. Most of what we understand the Bible to say is based on a trust that scholars actually got it right. Consider too, the original manuscripts of much of the Bible no longer exist.

    Now, it is true that in the 18th and 19th centuries here, there were many rationalizations employed to justify our enslavement of black, Irish, Chinese, and other people. Dangerous people are all too willing to cherry-pick multiply translated scriptures and twist them into arguments that support their position. I'm sure that for them, those "slaves" were actually people willingly working as part of their cultural duties toward the betterment of the country. At the very least, they were willingly working off their debts to the landowner for him bringing them onto his plantation, ranch, railroad construction project, or whatever.

    I will concur that people have claimed to have the backing of Christianity to hold men, women, and children in shackles, and the churches have remained silent in too many cases for too long to prevent some of those beliefs from getting ingrained into the fabric of society.

     
  • gecroix posted at 1:39 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    A teacher can teach, but the student has to do the learning.
    It's never too late...

     
  • sverige1 posted at 12:46 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    This letter sounds like a real freak-out. Like a philosophy of religion class on acid.

    To relate christianity, along with the immoraltude of slavery, and to entwine "political correctedness" in the mix. Where do you start in disseminating all of this goobledygook? I shall try.

    First off, the tenets of christianity are well-known harborers of slavery. There's quite a few biblical verses that allude to the concept. So, the attempt to illustrate christianity as a "barometer' of morality is ludicrous. Not to mention the oppression upon women. In truth, christianity is a shackle on the freedom of any woman, man, or child.

    As with all religions, christianity strives to push off its beliefs to all of humanity. And, if an individual does not adhere or practice the ritual(s), he/she is a "sinner", and is deemed immoral. That, right there, is NOT "PC".

     
  • kevjlang posted at 12:15 pm on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    I don't think I'll ever understand the issues with "PC". Can't comprehend the problems people say they perceive in it. I just see it as an extension of what my ancestors taught me--graciousness and politeness. I'm sure I'm supposed to be missing something. Not sure what it is, but I'm not sure that I'd really think I'm missing anything. I guess if you have nothing productive to complain about, it might be a good place to start.

     
  • gecroix posted at 11:30 am on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

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    Yes, PC is a big problem, along with beliefs in false idols. Or in nothing.
    It's what makes people think they have freedom from religion, not just of it.
    Nope.

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 12:47 am on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1570

    What a beautifully written piece!

    By spiritual freedom, I assume you mean the freedom to bring spirituality into our lives in whatever way we choose.

    Please tell me that's what you mean.

     
  • Jbgood posted at 11:07 pm on Wed, Aug 21, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    You and JBG brother! I'm "RAT" there!!! I can't figure out what I have done to deserve to be where GOD has place me at his particular time in HISTORY!!!! He could have had DAVID, SAMPSON here,..but he told'em up there to send in Old JBG!
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    I can't let those two I mentioned above "out do me".. that's all I know! The giants I whup up on,...are those you can't see!! Now,..I'm going deep,...so I better quit for now! You keep telling like it is though brother,....you are on the right track!