Those tough commandments
Did Jesus mean what he said?
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”John 13:14 NRSV
Here are some examples of Jesus’ commands: Love your enemies Matthew 5:43-45; Pray privately Matthew 6:5-7; Wash others’ feet John 13:14. Do not judge Matthew 7:1-2. Again, if you Google how many commands Jesus spoke, it will vary between Christian denominations from 3 to 1050. I’m still uncertain as to whether to follow all of these commands or just a few. It’s unclear and there’s no formula for entering that narrow gate Matthew 7:13-14. I guess the Apostle Paul didn’t have a list so he concluded that we just needed to “believe.”
List of Jesus’ 49 commands.
List of Jesus’ 300 commands.
List of Jesus’ 1050 commands.
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Men dream up doctrines
The Trinity invented…
By guys in togas
“Jesus did not spend a great deal of time discoursing about the trinity or original sin or the incarnation, which have preoccupied later Christians. He went around doing good and being compassionate.”Karen Armstrong
How many Christian doctrines are there? It depends on the sect of Christianity that you subscribe to and who you ask. Some say there are three, five, or ten maybe. Some break it down to the “main” doctrines of Christianity. Emperor Constantine in the 4th Century had a lot to do with creating doctrines. He formed various Councils to decide which doctrines were right and which were wrong. If you were on the wrong side, your were immediately excommunicated. Can you imagine going to a church council meeting and being excommunicated because you didn’t vote in the majority? Let’s ask the Pope! Wait. Was the position of Pope made up?
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Banning books makes kids
As mindless as their parents…
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”Oscar Wilde
Banning books is great for the book industry. When I found out that such-and-such book has been banned, the first thing I do is go online and buy a copy! But, seriously! Haven’t we gotten over this book-banning shit? My thoughts are that the people who say they study the most horrendous book of all time, the Bible, are the ones attempting to ban books from children. I’m not always right, but I just have a feeling. In today’s “information age” doesn’t it make more sense to ban cell phones in school?
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