The death of Christianity in the U.S.


Cliffy
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Christianity has died in the hands of Evangelicals. Evangelicalism ceased being a religious faith tradition following Jesus’ teachings concerning justice for the betterment of humanity when it made a Faustian bargain for the sake of political influence. The beauty of the gospel message — of love, of peace and of fraternity — has been murdered by the ambitions of Trumpish flimflammers who have sold their souls for expediency. No greater proof is needed of the death of Christianity than the rush to defend a child molester in order to maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate. Evangelicals have constructed an exclusive interpretation which fuses and confuses white supremacy with salvation. Only those from the dominant culture, along with their supposed inferiors who with colonized minds embrace assimilation, can be saved. But their salvation damns Jesus. To save Jesus from those claiming to be his heirs, we must wrench him from the hands of those who use him as a façade from which to hide their phobias — their fear of blacks, their fear of the undocumented, their fear of Muslims, their fear of everything queer.
Evangelicalism has ceased to be a faith perspective rooted on Jesus the Christ and has become a political movement whose beliefs repudiate all Jesus advocated. A message of hate permeates their pronouncements, evident in sulphurous proclamations like the Nashville Statement, which elevates centuries of sexual dysfunctionalities since the days of Augustine by imposing them upon Holy Writ. They condemn as sin those who express love outside the evangelical anti-body straitjacket.
Evangelicalism’s unholy marriage to the Prosperity Gospel justifies multi-millionaire bilkers wearing holy vestments made of sheep’s clothing who discovered being profiteers rather than prophets delivers an earthly security never promised by the One in whose name they slaughter those who are hungry, thirsty and naked, and the alien among them. Christianity at a profit is an abomination before all that is Holy. From their gilded pedestals erected in white centers of wealth and power, they gaslight all to believe they are the ones being persecuted because of their faith.


http://baptistnews.com/article/death.../#.WrqOosgh2so
 
Twila
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I will be glad when the whole faery tale is put away along with Greek mythology and we can get the death cults behind us.
 
EagleSmack
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Cliffy is a Baptist now?
 
darkbeaver
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May God forgive you Cliffy!
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Cliffy is a Baptist now?

 
DaSleeper
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petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

I will be glad when the whole faery tale is put away along with Greek mythology and we can get the death cults behind us.

And bring in quantum mysticism. Are you on team Eastern Religion quantum belief or Western Religion quantum belief?
 
Cliffy
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The Easter Egg Factory...

[youtube]SacjUJzhEdU[/youtube]
 
petros
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Bay Area 'soup shaman' Rebecca Katz shares her secrets to making a great soup
 
EagleSmack
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What's the matter Cliffy? You walking back your source?
 
Cliffy
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Never go full retard Smack. Didn't Hollyweird teach you anything?
 
EagleSmack
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So you're a big follower of Baptist News Global eh Cliffy?

*snicker*
 
petros
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Atheists read the Bible more than Christians and YouTube says the Easter Bunny is Ishtar.
 
Cliffy
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EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post


Never go full retard Smack. Didn't Hollyweird teach you anything?

It's your source, not mine. So how long have you been a Baptist? Clearly you support the views of the article's author.

What are your views on this portion of the article that you linked us all too?

You might wonder if my condemnation is too harsh. It is not, for the Spirit of the Lord has convicted me to shout from the mountaintop how God’s precious children are being devoured by the hatred and bigotry of those who have positioned themselves as the voice of God in America.

Has the Spirit of the Lord convicted you to post this?
 
Cliffy
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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD


T here seems to be a similarity between the moral codes of the ancient Egyptians and the early Israelites. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses on the top of Mount Sinai are clearly set in an Egyptian tradition and would seem to have common roots with the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Except for the first two commandments, we find the same moral rules in the Hebrew Bible that are also found in the Egyptian hieroglyphic writings. Egyptian religion was a polytheistic belief, and hundreds of gods and goddesses were worshiped in the Nile valley. These deities were believed to manifest themselves in certain images and the artists of that time captured these images in pictures and statues. This was completely forbidden by the Monotheistic God of Moses in the first two of his commandments given in Chapter 20 of the Book of Exodus: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."
Also, unlike the Israelites, Egyptians believed in a second life after death. They believed that every person has, other than his physical body, a dual spiritual nature, which they called the KA and the BA. They also regarded the name and shadow of a person as living entities, part of the spiritual existence, not just linguistic and natural phenomena. Thus Egyptians regarded death as simply a temporary interruption rather than a complete cessation of life, and believed that after their death, they faced a trial in the underworld before the god Osiris and his forty-two judges in the Hall of Judgment. In the Egyptian culture, eternal life had to be ensured by various means, including the preservation of the physical body through mummification, the provision of funerary equipment, and the presence of magical spells in the tomb to protect the dead person in his journey in the underworld.
Their composition of the texts relating to death and afterlife went back to the Pyramid Texts, the first examples of which were inscribed in the 5th dynasty pyramid of Unas (2375 - 2345 BC) at Saqqara. By the time of the 18th dynasty, about 1500 BC, these spells were copied on rolls of papyrus and placed within the coffins. These rolls have come to be known now as copies of the Book of the Dead. This is, nevertheless, a modern term, as the Egyptians themselves called it "Going Forth by Day."
The Ten Commandments represent God's orders to humans given in the imperative form; the Egyptian texts use this form:


http://dwij.org/forum/amarna/2_cmndmts_book_of_the_dead.html
 
petros
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Quote:

There seems to be a similarity...

...but then again a disimilarity.
 
Cliffy
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EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Of course it is... you're a bigot.

*snicker*
 
OpposingDigit
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I thought this article was a pretty good read ...

The Last Temptation - How Evangelicals Lost Their Way
How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory
By Michael Gerson
April 2018 Issue
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...ptation/554066
 
Walter
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Christophobes are active tonight.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Of course it is... you're a bigot.

*snicker*

Of course he is.

That is patently obvious
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

And bring in quantum mysticism. Are you on team Eastern Religion quantum belief or Western Religion quantum belief?

What are you on about you nutbar?
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

I will be glad when the whole faery tale is put away along with Greek mythology and we can get the death cults behind us.


Hey, I like Greek mythology. It actually makes more sense than Judeo-Christianity.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Atheists read the Bible more than Christians and YouTube says the Easter Bunny is Ishtar.

Not only do Atheist read it, they understand it.
 
Cliffy
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Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Precipissy caught in an honest moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD1JSFb5Atc
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

It's pronounced Ishtar.


BTW eggs are one of the few foods on the Lent menu. It has nothing to do with Ishtar, Eastre, Nurow, Mugmump or Botswanan bushmen.

You'll believe anything on YouTube won't you?
 
Danbones
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Just look at the chinese, they'll show you the model.
 
petros
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I don't see any Chinese.
 
Cliffy
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The Pagan origins of Christianity:

http://duckduckgo.com/?q=the+pagan+o...hb&ia=products
 

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