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RESPONSE TO 'MARK' FROM THE U.S.A.

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in response to reader comment: Forgive your enemies.

Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Jan 14, 2010 at 20:18

Well, Mark, your sense of self-inflicted justice---should you commit some violent atrocity in a shopping all some day---is quite commendable but it does nothing to negate the ludicrous nature of the story that is at the core of the Christian belief system. An invisible yet perfect being up in the sky whose origin is a totally unexplained mystery decides to will into existence the entire cosmos. Then he decides to deliberately make a species of people who are flawed (why not just make the perfect, aye?). Then he commands them to be better than they can be and punishes them for not being able to do so. Not only that, but if they 'don't believe' in him he will send them to a miserable place called Hell for all Eternity.

And why is he doing this?....because he "loves" us, that's why. It's all mind-boggling in its sheer irrationality. And, yes, it is possible to cherry pick verses from the Bible. But the people doing the most cherry picking are the followers of Christianity, that's who......you know, priests, ministers, etc. The whole belief system is centered around death, guilt and the concept of sin. If that's what you want to commit your life to, have at it. But you can count me out. - D.R.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Words Mean Something [25 words]Doug DebberOct 2, 2012 00:14199360
The motive is clear [113 words]foshJan 8, 2010 11:30167036
IF IT QUACKS LIKE A DUCK, IT'S A DUCK [382 words]DANIEL REDMONDJan 2, 2010 11:10166720
Forgive your enemies. [93 words]MarkJan 9, 2010 08:58166720
RESPONSE TO 'MARK' FROM THE U.S.A. [214 words]DANIEL REDMONDJan 14, 2010 20:18166720
The aim of islamic terrorism IS TO BE Foggy. [311 words]Gordon WeareDec 27, 2009 19:21166339
John [55 words]BertE.Dec 19, 2009 10:33166013
J.A. Mohammed's motives were clear, he was fullfilling islamic jihad as written in the koran. [97 words]Phil GrendDec 15, 2009 21:36165913
1Released from Prison [61 words]Concerned CitizenDec 11, 2009 17:58165685
Danger living amongst us [73 words]Concerned Citizen (again)Jul 21, 2010 18:23165685
Real Muslim? [52 words]Peter HerzNov 22, 2009 09:22164889
Any More Updates thru 2008? [377 words]Len PorochniaJun 27, 2008 23:14133634
Islamic terrorism [203 words]MUSLIMK***Dec 10, 2009 08:16133634

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