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Comment Re: Why is this on Slashdot? (Score 1) 151

Ok, lets take belief(in anything) out of this. This has little to do with belief, and everything to do with greed, and people ignoring facts and long term consequences because it is firstly inconvenience and secondly will interfere with their ability to partially satisfy their greed. Do you follow my point now?

They pay lip service to religion(because right now that is popular). As it becomes less so (quite likely in America), they will start to pay lip service to other popular ideas. They are after all merely reflecting the image of their voters to try and retain what they have.

You were marked as a troll, unfairly, but you have to realize you are connecting things that are not really connected. They merely give the appearance of a link.

Comment Re: Why is this on Slashdot? (Score 1) 151

Actually, that is a particularly un-Christian position. The bible they claim to believe is fairly clear that humans are responsible for the state of the world, and are to be good stewards. I suspect it has less to do with religion and more to do with that root of all kinds of evil : the love of money.

Comment Re:I am a Christian and I do read the Bible ! (Score 1) 965

It that, you know, kinda official? So I can wave it at the Westboros and tell them they're doing it wrong?

Short Answer: Yes.

Longer answer: There are matters of substance, and matters of discussion within Christianity. These matters are not always the same - some discussions are not matters of substance, and on some matters of substance, there can be no discussion(or you are not Christian).

Comment Re:I am a Christian and I do read the Bible ! (Score 1) 965

Matthew 5:18
"For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."

Wow. The Bible can be self-contradictory. Who would have guessed?

Not in this case. Jesus is addressing Jews at this point. For non-Christian Jews the law still applies. Paul goes through this in the (much misunderstood) book of Romans.

I always find it weird how a lot of people pull two isolated out of context verses out of the bible and run around screaming contradiction. It's like nobody has ever even studied literature. The bible is literature, of sorts and must be approached as such.

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