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Thread #150459 Message #3541796
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
25-Jul-13 - 10:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
Subject: RE: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
"What gives you the right to pick and choose if it s all supposed to be holy Jack? Serious question. "
I am not picking and choosing. I am learning from all of it. God did flatten Sodom and Gomorrah. That doesn't mean that >> I << should destroy Los Vegas. Though some fundamentalists do feel that way. Jesus gave us dispensation from a lot of the OT laws. That's what our ministers said when I was young.
I look to the Bible for examples of what to do and what not to do.
When I was a child, I had night terrors and my mom read the 23rd Psalm to me. It was quite a comfort.
St Paul says a lot of thing that I do not agree with. But he was an evangelical preacher speaking to the people of his time. He is a wonderful example of that and the story of his conversion is wonderful and inspiring.