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'Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.' -- Vizzini from "The Princess Bride"

Monday, August 21, 2006

Finally, A Church Gets It Right

Whenever I debate Christians over the bible, my main point of attack is the literal dictates of the bible. What is commanded by Jesus and Paul, when laid out for all to see, becomes absurd. I have used this to point out that the Church is communistic, anti-life (pro-abortion), anti-family, anti-women, and what it supports as appropriate behavior is all but ignored today (laying on of hands in lieu of medicine, shunning secular courts of law, etc.).

So many fundamentalist Christians follow (or pretend to follow) some of the Bible, but always at the expense of ignoring other parts of it. For if all of the New Testament were followed, it would return those Christians back to the dark ages. So today an article appeared in the AP, Church fires teacher for being woman, that talks about one church that has decided to obey one particular passage in the first epistle to Timothy. The passage forbids a woman to teach, or have authority over a man. In the article, a church had just fired a woman who had taught sunday school for 54 years. The reason given was 1 Tim 2:12.

To that church I say, congratulations! At least they are beginning to follow that nonsense. I can't wait until they begin to follow Jesus' own words and force their members to hate their families, "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple." [Luke 14:26 NKJV]

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