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Smell Test: Angela Class

Reader comment on item: "Islam" Does Not Mean "Peace"
in response to reader comment: Yes, there are good and bad people in every group

Submitted by Mike (United States), Jun 15, 2007 at 03:06

Angela, there is no precedent for violence in the N.T. Jesus told the Apostles to obtain a sword in Luke 22:36, but 15 verses later( Luke 22:51) forbade them to use those same swords for fighting. Swords were used to cut vegetation, skin game, defend against animals, etc. That absolute pacifism is required of Christians is abundantly clear, yet you're attempting to reduce this teaching to metaphorical interpretation as as if there is a controversy. This leads me to question your sincerity and intent. And you actually have the nerve to say 'I just don't like to see "disinformation" created.'

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