Why do christians need a book of magical bronze age fairy tales to tell them that killing is wrong?
They also need to be told not to have sex with animals.
Is the Christian Bible left wing or right wing?
The Christian (and Jewish) Bible is thoroughly integral. It is fully aware of the conflict between ‘left’ and ‘right’, and the source of that conflict within the psychology of each individual. It seeks to correct the moral, spiritual and psychological imbalance that causes this conflict. This it does by teaching us to govern all our faculties, powers, energies, thoughts and desires according to the ‘Wisdom that comes from above.’Epistle of James[3:16] For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.[3:17] But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.[3:18] And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.[4.1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?Moreover, several times the Bible makes explicit reference to not veering off the main moral course either to the left or right. For exampleProverbs 4:27.Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evilOne common view is that, in this Biblical language, the left symbolizes seeking of appetitive and sensual pleasures, whereas the right symbolizes competitive and ambitious tendencies and the desire to appear good to others.
Should all Christians be right wing?
A few left-wingers would be nice to have around as a counter-example.Yes, all Christians are conservative (*) at least in these few things:They belong to a voluntary institution independent of government.They believe in serving God and not government.They believe in immutable God-given laws.They reject social theories that put men and not God in the driver seat of social change.They approve of social practice that advances holiness in men.In particular, they approve of the rich giving of their excess to the poor voluntarily, in order to imitate Christ and His saints.In particular, they disapprove of expropriating the richSo what of the Christians who, nevertheless, belong to the left wing movements? They are confused people who either lose their faith or see the light and become conservative.(*) “right wing” is sometimes understood as conservatism and sometime in the use of force in order to advance conservative goals. The latter would be a controversial proposition for many Christians and so I did not include it in the list.
What are the differences between the Old Testament and the Tanakh?
obviously the Old Testament is the Christians book and the Tanakh is the Jewish book, i know that but i was wondering about any certain translations or books taken out or added in. just curious if there are any big differences i suppose. if you know anything please share thank you :D
Since 'Harry Potter' is nothing but left wing liberal propoganda, should we still let kids read it?
The novels series is nothing but liberal propoganda and I think we should stop kids from reading them. Groups such as the John Birch Society, whose articles are referred to by Rowling's Christianity-based opponents, have criticised her for a supposed liberal/socialist bent and for her admiration for "unrepentant socialist and death-fetishist extraordinaire" Jessica Mitford, who has been her heroine since the age of 14. "The Potter books read in places like diatribes against the modern middle class, especially whenever Harry confronts his ludicrously dysfunctional and downright abusive adopted family, the Dursleys." Also, Rowling's portrayal of the bureaucratized Ministry of Magic and the oppressive measures taken by the ministry in the later books (like making attendance at Hogwarts School compulsory and the "registration of mudbloods" with the Ministry) is an allegory criticizing the state and goverment. I will not let commies to poison the minds of our kids. Ban the Potter book!