Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss
Western Civilization is based and its decline is inextricably linked with the belligerence of faith instead of its replacement by scientific doctrine
Your 'science' has in fact devolved into a cult of superstition, that has nothing to do with science. It is based on credulity, and actuated by political agendas. Neither Anthropogenic Global Warming or 'Genetic' Homosexuality have any basis in science or scientific method, they are simply orthodoxies that have applied themselves to a Pseudo Scientific Cult.
If this 'god' of science is so reliable, why is everything falling apart... culturally, economically, aesthetically, morally. Why do we see such a marked deterioration in human communication.. manners, artistry, language. It is because your 'god' is an idol.
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy
I have always maintained that Christianity bares little resemblance to the teachings of Jesus. It is based more on the writings of Paul, who had no first hand knowledge of Jesus or his teaching, and, as far as I'm concerned, did not understand the message at all. That is why I prefer to call the religion Paulianity (nice sounding double entendre) because of its simplistic pollyannish view of life and spiritual principles.
If the inquisition and witch hunts were not carried out by "Christians", what would you say the Catholic church was at the time? Just because laymen may have pulled the trigger at the church's behest, doesn't let the church off the hook. Or are you reading the church's white washed version of events?
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As i've stated before Paul received his revelation on the Road to Damascus directly from Christ. He was on this road after having overseen the execution of Stephen, the first Christian martyr, with the intent of further persecution of the Christian community in Damascus. Christ's words to Paul, when he was flung from his mount by a blinding light were.. "Saul, Saul... why do you persecute me".
Paul is the key moral organizer of Christianity, there would be no Church of Christ without Paul, or Peter.
And through the centuries visionaries and mystics have sensed the presence of Evil in the human manifestation of Church of Christ, which conforms to the His Mystical Body, imperfectly at best, and corruptly at worst.
Last edited by coldstream; Oct 23rd, 2010 at 02:17 PM..