Sometimes, I like to try to see things from if not the atheist-fool's point of view, at least the perspective of the short-sighted and legalistically close-minded or narrow-minded agnostic. Or from the perhaps-benign-and-searching outlook of someone in a somewhat-pagan or cultically-idolatrous religion who is "honestly trying to do their best to discover ultimate truth."
In other words, the endeavor is to "play the Devil's advocate" for a godly and benevolent purpose:
Romans 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh....
Romans 11:14 ....in order to make my fellow [Jews] jealous, and thus save some of them.
Pardon me about the "Jew" reference - because there are a lot of people on planet Earth not "Jews" by either bloodline geneology or family ancestry, to adopted "Jews" like the Biblically-mentioned Moabitess Ruth:
Exodus 6:15 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.
Acts 16:1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek.
You might have seen the slogan or bumper stick on the back of vehicles stating: "COEXIST" - with the alphabet letters displaying typical or traditional symbols of various religions - such as the cross of Christianity, a Star of David associated with Judaism, the crescent moon of Islam, and so on.
One wonders about the motivation of the persons who concocted such a slogan and sticker, and the intentions of the persons who promote it as propaganda-activist proselitizers, in view of:
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me.
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
First Corinthians 8:6 ... yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
First Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is One Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus...
First John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, to know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is THE true God and eternal life.
If you ask the random American on the street, or passing by during a sports-arena game or festival-type fair, his or her "take" on who "God" is, if they comprehend (by common-sense logical deduction) the Creator's characteristic of "Intelligent Design," what "goodness" in contrast to "badness" is, if there is "eternity" or an "afterlife" following death, and what they think "Heaven" and "Hell" is...you will, of course, get a wide variety of answers - if they take the time in their busy schedules enroute to whatever and wherever, to answer you to various extents and degrees.
A fellow by the singular name of "Paul" [a Tarsus-born Benjaminite] in what is called "The New Testament" of "The [Judeo-Christian/Old-and-New-Testaments, Sacred-66-books] Holy Bible," contemplated the plethoria of myriad assumptions and presumptions from all types of people relating to pluralistic religions:
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of "Jesus Christ," called [NOT self-appointed!] to be an apostle, set apart for "the" "gospel" of God
2 which He previously promised through His prophets in "the Holy Scriptures,"
3 the gospel regarding (not concerning] His Son, who was descended from "David" [WHO is "David?"] according to the flesh
4 and designated "Son of God" in power according to "the Spirit of Holiness" by His "resurrection" from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations [including Germany and France, Italy and Spain, Britain, Scandinavia, Russia and China, Tibet and Mongolia, India and Pakistan, Africa and the Middle Eastern countries, South America and Australia, the United States and Canada and Mexico, and more?],
6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;
7 To all God's beloved in Rome, who are called to be "saints:" Grace to you and peace [better than expletiviting them with some other rude and belligerent salutation!] from "God" "our" "Father" and "the" Lord "Jesus Christ."
8 First, I thank "my" "God" "through" "Jesus Christ" for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
14 I am under obligation both to "Greeks" and to "barbarians," both to the "wise" and to the "foolish:"
15 so I am eager to preach "the" "gospel" to you also who are in Rome. [before you move to Paris, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Beijing, Cairo, or London]
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for "salvation" to every one who has faith, to "the" "Jew" first and also to "the" "Greek."
17 For in it the "righteousness" of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "He who through faith is righteous shall live."
18 For the "wrath" of God is revealed from "heaven" against all "ungodliness" and "wickedness" of "men" who by their wickedness suppress "the" "truth."'
19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
20 Ever since the creation of the world "His" "invisible nature," namely, His "eternal" power and "deity," has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;
21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became "futile" in their postulations and their "senseless" minds were darkened.
22 Claiming to be "wise," they became "fools,"
23 and exchanged the glory of the "immortal" God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
Romans 2:4 Or do you presume upon the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to "repentance?"
5 But by your "hard" and "impenitent" "heart" you are storing up wrath for yourself on "the" "day" of wrath when "God's righteous judgment" will be revealed.
6 For He will render to every man according to his works:
7 to those who by patience in "well-doing" seek for glory and honor and immortality, He will give "eternal life;"
8 but for those who are factious and do not obey "the" "truth," but obey "wickedness," there will be wrath and fury.
9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does "evil," the Jew first and also the Greek,
10 but glory and honor and peace for every one who does "good," the Jew first and also the Greek.
11 For God shows no partiality.
12 All who have "sinned" without "the" "law" will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.
14 When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.
15 They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them
16 on "that" "day" when, according to "my" "gospel," God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
Acts 17:16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, "his" "spirit" was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of "idols."
17 So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the market place every day with those who chanced to be there.
18 Some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers met him. And some said, "What would this babbler say?" Others said, "He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities" -- because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.
19 And they took hold of him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is which you present?
20 For you bring some strange things to our ears; we wish to know therefore what these things mean."
21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.
22 So Paul, standing in the middle of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.
23 For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To an unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.
24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man,
25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all humans life and breath and everything.
26 And He made from one every nation of humans to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation,
27 that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him. Yet He is not far from each one of us,
28 for 'In Him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your poets have said, 'For we are indeed his offspring.'
29 Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the Deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, a representation by the art and imagination of humans.
30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all men everywhere to repent,
31 because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed, and of this He has given assurance to all men by raising Him from the dead."
32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, "We will hear you again about this."
33 So Paul went out from among them [no public-disturbance badgering nor harassment].
It is both understandable but also despicably absurd to mock upon hearing the scientifically-possible phenomenon of "raising someone from the dead." Why it is understandable, is that it is so unusual and seemingly so impossible to actually do. But why it is absurd to mockingly deride is that nothing humanly imaginable is in fact necessarily impossible to be or become, scientifically-speaking. Who knows what of the special-effects magnificently displayed in Hollywood movies might actually someday become reality?
If I were to engage in a missionary-minded expedition to enlighten the typical common person passing by as to what I have discovered for me to be "the truth," I would not give them a copy of the New-Testament "Gospel of John" to read, but rather deliver to them what is known as "The First Epistle of John" (which is part of that "New Testament" of "The Holy Bible").
I would not expect people in general to stop in their tracks and take time to read that "epistle" because of their pre-arranged obligation to get somewhere and do something they had pre-arranged for themselves but particularly in relation to others they had obligated themselves to or were obligated by others.
But those who, later on when they had the time and more or less leisure opportunity to read that epistle I conveyed to them, read it, would probably come into perusing it with various pre-conceived presumptions, prejudices, bias, superstitions, indoctrinations and brainwashing they had themselves concocted about religion and other religions, and/or suppositions believed from others and loyally adhered to under duress, admiration, and other environmental social circumstances and conditioning.
Lamentably, few - but at least some - would open-mindedly delve into and concur with all the truths contained in that New-Testament epistle, without pick-and-choose selection and rejection of various parts of such:
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Matthew 7:16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit.
18 A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.
21 "Not every one who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
22 On that day many will say to Me [very politely patronizingly Him], 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and expel demons in yYour name, and do many mighty works in Your name?'
23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you evildoers.'
24 "Every one then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock;
25 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
26 And every one who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
27 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
Luke 13:23 And some one said to Him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And He said to them,
24 "Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
25 When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us.' He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.'
26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'
27 But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!'
28 There you will weep and gnash your teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out." [just the sermon to preach to Sunday-morning congregants?]
Romans 9:6 But it is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel...
Romans 9:27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved..."
Is it enough to simply hear "the gospel" preached by some televangelist or radio preacher or church preacher...to make it into "Heaven?"
Jesus Himself [is said to have] said:
John 15:3 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
So forget the cross and crucifixion, belief in that, and ramifications associated with that? You and I already "have it made" by simply listening to some "revivalist" rant?
Or how about the apparently pre-mature ticket into Heaven provided by ingesting wafers and wine at "Mass?" Maybe that alone is enough to get into Heaven eventually:
John 6:53 So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you; [Yum...or yuck? Disgusting invitation to illegal cannibalism? Or instead figurative/symbolic/metaphorical/allegorical admonition to get spiritually fed while not getting physically obese or overweight as gluttons and drunkards?]
Before the cops take us away for seemingly uttering ridiculous insanity, we flee for refuge to the following explanation and interpretation to keep the psychiatric-confinement interns in white coats away from us:
John 6:56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood resides in Me, and I in him. [Say that to a police officer, and see what he then does to you!]
57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me [and worried clergy wonder why more people don't attend church on Sunday mornings!].
58 This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever."
59 This He said in the synagogue, as He taught at Capernaum.
60 Many of His disciples, when they heard it, [understandably] said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"
61 But Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples [understandably] murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this? [Duh!]
62 Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before? [what was He talking about, and what did that have to do with anything?]
63 It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life [whew!].
67 Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?"
68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the [figurative/symbolic/metaphorical/allegorical] words of eternal life;
Matthew 26:28 ...for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins [NOW? Already "poured out" [prematurely] - without future excursion to a cross and crucifixion?].
Mark 14:24 And He said to them, "This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. [Again: already poured out, prematurely? How about, instead: to be poured out, or (better yet): shed?]
Luke 22:20 And likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you [an obvious figure of speech with reference to the alabaster or porcelain object] is the new covenant in My blood.
First Corinthians 11:25 In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
Well...WHICH was "the cup?" "Christ's blood" (stated in Matthew 26:28 and Mark 14:24)...or instead "the New Covenant" (stated in Luke 22:20 and First Corinthians 11:25)? And can a mere "cup" literally be either literal human blood or even a new covenant? If so, that there alone was sufficient for justification and salvation - without further involvement in a lynch-mob-murder crucifixion death later on?
It cannot be both. Either one or the other. Yes?
"Remembrance of Me?" THAT is what our modern-day ingesting wafers and wine accomplishes? Not as a means to take away sins, or get saved....like by being "baptized?"
First Peter 3:21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ....
[Dunk me underwater as my moisture-soaked ticket into Heaven - so why believe in a bloody crucifixion purportedly applying to present-day sin-removal?]
Weird words: "new covenant in My blood." Sounds ishy. But if slurping on the juice is all it takes to get into Heaven, have at it. Strange though, that if that - then and there (along with here and now) - was (and now is) all it took (and now takes) for Christ's disciples to do to get into Heaven, why did Jesus have to continue on and die on some cross in addition to that? Putting the cart before the horse? Counting the chickens before they hatch? Right? The "magic" (bear with me, now) of Christianity, and the basis for:
John 5:24 Truthfully I say to you, he who hears My word and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
First John 5:4 For whoever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.
First John 5:5 Who is the person who overcomes the world but one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
....relating to becoming "a changed man" or "a changed woman" - truly freed away from all sorts of additions and gullibly-acquired-and-perpetuated heresies, being genuinely joyful and happy and contented, in benevolent self-giving love for all humanity....is something obtained by, from, and through no other religion than authentic Christianity (expressed in whatever Biblically-based sectarian denomination such is displayed).
It involves something best termed: "the indwelling of the Holy Spirit" -- gotten and received as an automatic gift from God Himself.
The various stages involved in getting to that point or status (and I would rather not use the word: "attaining" it)...and which most ["worldly"] people rebelliously, defiantly, and pathetically do NOT get to, as they pretend and make themselves out to be a god to themselves, are:
(1) Realize and admit that we have a problem (and not all people actually will do and thus cannot do that)
Ecclesiastes 7:20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
First John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
(2) Realize and admit that we need help beyond ourselves to extricate us out of our dilemma (and not all want to do that)
Psalm 88:15 Afflicted and close to death from my youth up, I suffer Your terrors; I am helpless.
Matthew 9:36 When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
(3) Ask for and go get help (and not everyone wants to do that)
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind.
(4) Believe that getting help might actually help us (and not all are willing to do that)
Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
Hebrews 7:25 Consequently, He is able for all time to save those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.
(5) Be open-minded to willing to find out what is contained within The Holy Bible is perhaps helpful (not done by all)
First Thessalonians 2:13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
(6) Admit that we have disobeyed commandments in Scripture when we discover what they are (not everyone will do that)
Jeremiah 3:13 "Only acknowledge your guilt, that you rebelled against the LORD your God and scattered your favors among strangers under every green tree, and that you have not obeyed my voice," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 14:20 We acknowledge our wickedness, LORD, and the iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against You.
Hosea 5:15 I will return again to My place, until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face, and in their distress they seek Me, saying,
Hosea 6:1 "Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn, that He may heal us; He has stricken, and He will bind us up."
(7) Express desire to want to obey what commandments we discover in Scripture (which involves "repentance," which not all do)
Psalm 119:97 Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
113 I hate double-minded men, but I love Your law.
119 All the wicked of the earth You do count as dross; therefore I love Your testimonies.
127 Therefore I love Your commandments above gold, above fine gold.
159 Consider how I love Your precepts! Preserve my life according to Your continuous love.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love Your law.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self...
(8) Believe that the sacrificial death of Jesus on a cross fully atones for and cancels the penalty for all our sins.
Hebrews 10:10 And by [God's] will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:14 For by a single offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.
Point #7 above in the list is generally considered: "The Gospel" by authentic evangelical Christians. It is a premise and procedure unique to Christianity...as contrasted with mere off-on-a-substitutionary-tangent self-help social-rectification programs, Alcoholic Anonymous and similar groups, and every other non-Christian cultic religious belief...ranging from orthodox Judaism to pseudo-Protestant or catholic or muslim or buddhist or shinto or confucian insipid replacementisms to alien-UFO or Wiccan witchcraft to headhunting tribal voodooisms.
So ['Confidence in confidence alone'] faltering human faith does NOT justify us in the sense of self-atoning for our past sins?
Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith [?], we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.[?]
Romans 5:9 Since, therefore, we are now justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.
Galatians 2:16 yet who know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified.
Galatians 3:24 So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians 5:4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
Titus 3:7 ....so that we might be justified by His grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.
And also mixed-bag (i.e. good polluted by wicked) human works we perform or commit does NOT justify us in the sense of self-atoning for our past sins?
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar? [though he did not completely go through with the dastardly-homicidal barbaric-Canaanite-like act]
James 2:24 You see that a man is justified by works [?] and not by faith alone. [?]
James 2:25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works [thanks for alluding to prostitution] when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?
Not really. The vehicles or mechanisms humans use (i.e. "the means of grace", or "sacraments") to access the Lord do not themselves save us.
Romans 8:3 For God has done what the law [and we ourselves], weakened by the flesh, could not do: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh [by atoning for us by Himself alone]....
Point #7 merely describes the means by and through which the Lord Himself causes His Spirit to become ingrained (but not "infest") a "converted [Christian] believer" and eerily empowering him or her to both understand and perform what they did not and could not previously understand and perform.
The GOP Fox/Google Debate in Orlando moderated by Brett Bair ( by Ron Paul's answer indicating that some in America actually do want to cross a southern-border wall to escape out of America to avoid
prosecution!)....and Chris Wallace, plus a couple of FOX feminists imposing needless but thankfully-mutable sexual-harassing voices...showcased nine (9) GOP Presidential candidates.
My brief analysis for each (some premises of which one or more of the candidates and moderators might want to qualify) is as follows:
*Replace all taxes with a consumption FairTax.
*Do friendly trade with Cuba.
*Replace Social Security with Chile-type IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts)
*Replace present Personal Income Tax rate with a 999-type 9% Personal Income Tax (in addition to two other new taxes) for EVERYONE, including the below-$3600-annual-income poor, with NO more Deductions.
*Impose TFK-approved Romneycare against the "non-specifiable-amount" "rich"
*Presumes ALL candidates in the debate (which includes MicheleBachmann)are qualified to be elected U.S. President in 2012.
*Social Security is non-working Ponzi scheme which current beneficiares need not worry about
*Federal government should not be in the pension business
*Taxpayer-funded tuition for children of illegal aliens.
*Family benefits for homosexuals in "civil" unions-Initial government
*Subsidies for startup projects.
*No FEDERAL Social Security nor Medicare
*No federal foreign aids to allies (including Israel?)
*Feds cannot police morning-after pill for rape victims.
*Non-willing to name anyone of the other 8 candidates in the GOP Debate as his possible VP running mate
*IRA Retirement Option for "Younger" Workers in place of across-the-board indiscriminate F.I.C.A.
*Pakistan is as dangerous as Iran concerning nukes
*10-Point Concise & Comprehensive 21st-Century-Contract-With-America Plan.
*Feminist woman, not male
*Exposed bare arms and legs with shortened skirts
*Ms. Gaffes-Beset with migraines
*No Brainer inferior-gender candidate, in view of anti-women-in-chargepatriarchal Bible verses.
Their opponent: OBAMA:
*Forced Obamascare (except for political-support patsies getting waivers)
*Forced No Child Left Behind (except for political-support patsies getting exemptions)
*NO COLA [annual increases] for current Social Security recipients (most of whom did not and would not vote for Mombasa-Kenya-born Obama)
*Promoted and promotes abortions-committing Planned Parentlessness
*Requires non-discrimination in favor of homoperverts in military
*Appointed two feminist-sexist abortion-tolerant women to the High Court
*Wasted huge amounts of taxpayer dollars for stimulus-funded boondoggles
*Criticized Israel for building and maintaining their Holy-Land settlements
*Supports destabilizing antisemitic insurrection in Egypt, Libya, and Syria
IMAGINARY DIALOGUE BETWEEN Mainline Religion Apostate (MRA) and (ME):
MRA: "That's YOUR opinion."
ME: "Duh! Does THAT make it WRONG? Who ELSE did you presume you were talking to?"
MRA: "Other people MIGHT have DIFFERENT OPINIONS."
ME: "Does THAT make them ALL correct?"
MRA: "Who's to JUDGE?"
ME: "It SEEMS that YOU are."
MRA: "Translations of the Bible into DIFFEREING English versions were the result of INTERPRETING words DIFFERENTLY."
ME: So, the RSV's word: "passover" in Acts actually means KJV's word: "Easter;"
KJV's "corn of wheat" actually mean RSV's and NASV's "grain of wheat;"
KJV's 1st-Timothy-5:14's word: "women" actually means RSV's and NASV's and NIV's word: "widows;"
NIV's 1st-Corinthians-7:1 words: "not marry" actually mean KJV's and RSV's and NASV's words: "not touch;"
RSV's 1st-Corinthians-11:16 words: "no other custom" actually mean KJV's words: "no such custom;"
"stone" actually means: "fish" and "serpent" actually means: "scorpion?""
MRA: I never SAID that."
ME: "Why NOT? PROVE it! Hurry up! If every word in the entire Bible had discrepant-to-each-other INTERPRETATIONS, NOTHING in all of Scripture would mean ANYTHING."
MRA: "I never SAID that! Besides, MAJORITIES rule on what means what."
ME: "Did you WANT to say that, if taken to its LOGICAL FINAL conclusion?
And if MAJORITIES were to agree to LIE, ignorantly or deliberately?
So HOW do you PICK and CHOOSE exactly WHAT in the Bible was MIS-interpreted,
in contrast to exactly WHAT in the Bible wasn't?"
MRA: "I gotta go. I'm scheduled to meet someone within an hour."
"Women" per se and "homosexuals" per se are two distinctly different entities. Female gender is a God-given God-chosen benign condition for which neither the Lord nor human females can nor should be blamed.
However, homosexuality is not at all benign, because obviously Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26-28 and First Corinthians 6:9-10 clearly forbid and condemn homosexuality (whether manifested as being effeminate or a sodomite).
Homosexuality is not a condition given by God but instead a disgusting and extinction-headed perversion chosen by defiantly-rebellious sinful humans (as atheism and agnosticism are also expressions of lying defiance and rebellion), for which such unnatural sexual lusting homosexuals should be blamed. One cause of inciting to homosexuality is the extensive feminist sexism so prevalent in our modern society.
Concerning (not "regarding") the Marxist/Alinsky socialistic-fascist policies and proposals of BO, divisively-seditious nitty-bitty-Brit Pierce Morgan of CNN should not flaunt such uptight agitation about Obama's enemies not even coming close to imitating murderously-life-threats negativism of anti-Tea-Party revilers: German patriot rebels tried to blast der anti-British Fuehrer to bits with a suitcase bomb under a conference table.
I am suspicious against both anti-GOP MSNBC and CNN media propagandists when they tried to make murderous and thus understandably-executed Negroid(!) Troy Davis out to be a peaceful-looking family man [blasphemously] wearing a wood-christian-cross necklace. What really is subversive is them insinuating that Biblically-required capital punishment for such heinous atrocity does no one any good and even [allegedly] is shamefully-godless injustice.
What negotiator and Kenyan-born-turned-american BHO should have done is have both Netanyahu and Abbas sit down together with him, as he reads the umpire-like verses of Ezekiel 47:13-23 of the CHRISTIAN Holy Bible - detailing who owns exactly what of the Holy Land according to God Himself, followed by a suggestion to Abbas that he and his antisemitic so-called "palestinians" establish their Statehood and homeland somewhere near Mecca. Moreover, all three should promptly agree to arrange for crook-like-bearded nutcase Ahmadinejad placed into an insane asylum for publicly uttering geocidal threats of "Death to...(whatever countries A-mini-jihad has expressed hatred against)."
Have you seen the movie Cowboys and Aliens - which instead should have been named: Cowboys and Heresies, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford? Don't! It contains apostate revisionism and imaginary UFO-hallucinations distorting actual Christianity-oriented history of The Old West in America, which movie (if seen) would needlessly pollute and defile your mind.
Should a National Day of Remembrance be called: "SlutWatch" - or instead: "SlutBlame?" -- concerning (and not "regarding") summertime-immodestly-misdressed female harassers and/or insubordinately-chauvenistic sexist feminists out bothering male victims in general public view instead of domestically staying home?
Think of how many different persons sit on the same toilet seat during the day in a library or service station? If the sights were videotaped, and played in fast-forward motion, the musical-chairs throning and de-throning parade would be hilarious.