@Cool_voter How does that apply to the Topic?...That's a totally different subject, I'm sure that one will come around again, but you are way off the subject. Don't worry, you'll get other chances to bash Christians. You're not a bigot are you?...didn't think so..
@mimi57 no Mimi, I'm not a bigot, because I don't support a bill to kill all the gays... I'm a decent human being that doesn't need an oppressive religious doctrine to pretend to have morals. Furthermore, as a woman, I emplore you to look deeper into Christianity's war on women.
Now how did my comment apply...
Ok Christians are supporting a kill the gays bill. Christians have also supported movements to kill "witches", and used their religious doctrine to feel better about keeping slaves, and keeping women out of power, killing people that though the earth wasn't flat..
It's all relevant sweety, because I'm showing that time and time again, religious men in power (christian men) have oppressed humanity as a whole to feel better about themselves. This time it's kill the gays, kill evolution, kill carbon dating, what's next, oxygen is the devils tool, the Color blue is a demonic color?
Remember the church would kill a musician for playing an augmented 4th during the renaissance. They thought it was scary :(
@Cool_voter We can oppose (and I do) many of the things you say, here in the USA. What are you going to do about Uganda. That nation has been killing off their own on one pretext or another as long as I can remember and I can remember 60 years. What are you going to do?
@jessejaymes obviously I'm not doing much. What I am doing is saying the it is wrong for a christian to say they are a Christian, probably just for votes, and then go on to support a bill to murder people for being who they are.
What are you doing? Do you support this bill? Because I support a kill the Christians bill worldwide.
@Cool_voter that's my point "Cool". There is nothing we can do about it. If someone waved a magic wand and all of a sudden I was dictator of the world a lot of things would change but that's not going to happen. My point is this. African nations routinely slaughter their own people. On many pretexts. We don't do anything about that but now all of a sudden an anti gay law has us up in arms? Uganda finds a reason to kill off their own population regardless who has been in power my entire lifetime. I know it sound callous but I don't see this as anything but "business as usual" in Uganda.
@Cool_voter That's in Uganda, not here. They do all kinds of horrible things in Uganda. I am against killing of anyone or anything..we can not change the past. The witch hunts were done due to ignorance, and slavery was out of ignorance also. Remember, slaves were sold by their own people...that was a long time ago. I am sure in the future our grandchildren will look back and wonder why we did some of the things we are doing today. Christianity isn't perfect, because we are still human and humans are not perfect...we've made many mistakes, and it's not just the 'white' man. Anyone given power will become corrupt, whether it's women, blacks, Jews.. it doesn't matter. It's human nature, and no, it's not pretty...but it's the way it is. Does it bother you that we have tens of thousands of sex slaves in America? No one will ever know the exact amount, but we have them. They fed Christians to the lions, does that bother you?... We can only learn from the past, and we are better off trying to save our own people from human trafficking, any money sent to Uganda will be stolen by the government anyway, that's what they do with any aid sent to them.
@jessejaymes Oh and Cool? When I'm dictator of the world we're abolishing ALL religion to houses of worship and the individual home. One peep about it outside of those two places and it's off to the salt mines for you. LOL
@Cool_voter All I know to do is yank their passports but they can still talk from here. They probably ought to know better. Uganda changes overnight sometimes and those who were the oppressors are targeted for death by the new boss (same as the old boss....killers).
@jessejaymes no the subject is christians in America in favor if a bill to kill someone because they are different. It's wrong, and this is different from Uganda's typical kill everyone games they play. This is different because yea, it's their deal, not ours, but Christians in the United States think this is "leading the way"
@jessejaymes we need to start taxing the church. They are too politically active to get the no tax status. Second we need to put Christian hate in the hate speech bucket. This is no different than when we enslaved blacks...
@Cool_voter I agree on taxing religion but it won't shut their mouths. We can't infringe on free speech no matter how much we despise some of it. Others despise what we say and I'm not willing to give up my right to stifle their right.
One thing you got correct -- many atrocities have been committed in the NAME of religion beyond what you cited, such as the murder, rape and pillaging indigenous peoples of the Americas of their wealth by the Conquistadors and given to the Church. Not one event was sanctioned by Scripture, however. Any one, or group can call themselves Christian, but it doesn't make it so, any more than standing in ones garage make them a car. There are over 28,000 christian (small c) denominations and sects in the world, whereas Christ established one faith and one church, obviously there is something wrong with this picture. Any action taken place in the name of God that can't be verified by Scripture -- simply is in conflict with God's written word!
"All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in RIGHTEOUSNESS, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every GOOD WORK." 2 Tim. 3:16,17 <my emphasis>
The Critics of God and his written word are the most ignorant of both....IOW, stick to things you know, what ever thay may be?
God is science, he made it possible for fallible man to discover what's already there for discovery. Your ranting about the sun and flat earth - do you have any idea what your talking about, hmmm?
The flat earth scenario comes from man not God. Mariners a thousand years ago believed they would fall off the end of the earth if they ventured to far out sea. However, the Bible clarified that the earth was spherical and the earth hung on nothing when science was still in diapers.....
"It is He [God] who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in." Isaiah 40:22
"He [God] stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing." Job 26:7
BTW, Job was written 1473 years before Christ walked the earth, and Isaiah was written 732 years likewise....
Einstein being an *agnostic, once lamented: "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein."
"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God." Albert Einstein
*Agnostic: People admitting to a higher power, but can't define it.