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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-03-04 07:36 AM
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4. Has Anyone Noticed
That it's only in the Old Testament that God strikes people, or places them in situations to test their faith in him.

From asking Abraham to kill his son, to taking everything away from Job, just because he wanted to settle a bet with Lucifer.

Yet in the New Testament, the worst thing that Jesus does is get
angry with the merchants that are selling in the temple, and tosses
their tables over.

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  -Housewife Who Killed Sons With Rocks Believed She Was Following God's Order NNN0LHI  Apr-03-04 07:19 AM   #0 
  - not Christians  WoodrowFan   Apr-03-04 07:23 AM   #1 
  - Very true. Sounds more like mental illness more than  libbygurl   Apr-03-04 07:35 AM   #3 
     - What's the diff  muchacho   Apr-03-04 07:48 AM   #8 
        - Are the superstitious mentally ill?  RandomKoolzip   Apr-03-04 09:02 AM   #17 
           - We draw the line  kgfnally   Apr-03-04 09:22 AM   #22 
           - Well...  Nlighten1   Apr-03-04 11:21 AM   #27 
           - Well...  muchacho   Apr-03-04 01:47 PM   #54 
  - Aren't you glad God didn't tell her to invade Iraq?  robbedvoter   Apr-03-04 07:23 AM   #2 
  - Has Anyone Noticed  atreides1   Apr-03-04 07:36 AM   #4 
  - If it's only in the "old testament" (what Jews call the Tanakh)  ikojo   Apr-03-04 07:47 AM   #7 
  - Uhhhh  AGD4y2357y   Apr-03-04 08:05 AM   #12 
  - Name one  TrogL   Apr-03-04 09:03 AM   #19 
     - Destroying Sodom and Gomorrah. The Great flood.  RandomKoolzip   Apr-03-04 09:07 AM   #21 
     - Not very well, you don't.  BiggJawn   Apr-03-04 11:31 AM   #31 
     - Sure  AGD4y2357y   Apr-03-04 12:00 PM   #39 
        - These are mainly from the Book of Revelations  NickB79   Apr-03-04 11:15 PM   #61 
  - I've a sneaking suspicion  kgfnally   Apr-03-04 09:24 AM   #23 
     - yeah  AlecBGreen   Apr-03-04 12:00 PM   #38 
     - Very what, Kgfnally?  rocknation   Apr-03-04 04:02 PM   #57 
  - Lucky for her they weren't fetuses...  rfranklin   Apr-03-04 07:38 AM   #5 
  - This Is Mental Illness & Has Nothing To Do With Any Religion  cryingshame   Apr-03-04 07:46 AM   #6 
  - Right on  rfkrocks   Apr-03-04 07:53 AM   #9 
  - Perhaps she went to her minister. Perhaps he told her to listen to God.  Eye and Monkey   Apr-04-04 12:18 AM   #64 
  - appropriate  muchacho   Apr-03-04 07:58 AM   #11 
  - Gee - and those that deny the creation question do not seem all that  papau   Apr-03-04 08:29 AM   #15 
  - Same could be said of all leftists...  LoZoccolo   Apr-04-04 12:21 AM   #66 
  - Did the 9/11 hijackers suffer from mental illness too? n/t  NNN0LHI   Apr-03-04 08:21 AM   #14 
  - Yes  realdeal22k   Apr-03-04 10:06 AM   #25 
  - I'm so glad to find someone else opposed to the slaughter in Afghanistan  leesa   Apr-03-04 11:25 AM   #28 
  - Then why have a war on terror? A war on insanity would make more sense  NNN0LHI   Apr-03-04 11:32 AM   #33 
     - Why don't we just ditch the whole "war" metaphor?  Eye and Monkey   Apr-04-04 12:26 AM   #68 
  - yes  muchacho   Apr-03-04 01:40 PM   #53 
     - I have known cases  PassingFair   Apr-04-04 12:07 AM   #62 
  - If we REALLY wanted to fight dirty, it MIGHT be usable...  calimary   Apr-03-04 01:19 PM   #44 
  - True Fundys don't believe in mental illness  DBoon   Apr-03-04 01:21 PM   #46 
  - With BushCo'sFaith-based Initiative, religion is a "treatment option"  Eye and Monkey   Apr-04-04 12:22 AM   #67 
  - I think fundie religious beliefs....  Branjor   Apr-03-04 07:56 AM   #10 
  - Texas seems to be the epicenter  KleverKittie   Apr-03-04 08:07 AM   #13 
  - Interesting, isn't it? Welcome to DU. I certainly can think of one  calimary   Apr-03-04 01:23 PM   #47 
  - Schools should teach about the many human sources of the Bible.  JohnOneillsMemory   Apr-03-04 08:47 AM   #16 
  - That is, if "he" ever existed in the first place.  RandomKoolzip   Apr-03-04 09:05 AM   #20 
  - Dumb All Over  rawtribe   Apr-03-04 11:31 AM   #32 
  - Yes, the Bible comes from human sources but the overwhelming  Roaming   Apr-03-04 01:00 PM   #43 
     - Yes, but that Word still passed through human filters,  calimary   Apr-03-04 01:26 PM   #49 
     - Divinely inspired perhaps...  dawn   Apr-03-04 01:39 PM   #52 
     - if you believe that you should read  demigoddess   Apr-03-04 02:18 PM   #55 
     - Popularity had nothing to do with what went into Scripture. Many  Roaming   Apr-03-04 08:31 PM   #59 
     - You've come up with some doozies tonight. This beats 'em.  Eye and Monkey   Apr-04-04 12:30 AM   #69 
  - Aren't we grateful for 'separation of church and state ' ?  SayitAintSo   Apr-03-04 09:03 AM   #18 
  - Oh, the irony.  rocknation   Apr-03-04 09:38 AM   #24 
  - Was this wrong really?  captain jack   Apr-03-04 11:12 AM   #26 
  - they have this wretched woman on trial  Skittles   Apr-03-04 11:27 AM   #29 
  - Texas once again..  Aidoneus   Apr-03-04 11:29 AM   #30 
  - WHY does "God" always tell them to kill their kids???  BiggJawn   Apr-03-04 11:37 AM   #34 
  - It funny and it's true  captain jack   Apr-03-04 11:47 AM   #36 
  - Careful, though...  PurityOfEssence   Apr-03-04 01:19 PM   #45 
  - But what if God told her never to venture down such avenues of  calimary   Apr-03-04 01:30 PM   #50 
  - Because a little kid can't fight back maybe? n/t  NNN0LHI   Apr-03-04 11:56 AM   #37 
  - "Blow every man in town" ????  louinc   Apr-03-04 12:03 PM   #40 
  - Anti-human  monobrau   Apr-03-04 12:34 PM   #42 
  - Even the insane absorb the culture they are a part of  DBoon   Apr-03-04 01:25 PM   #48 
     - you don't hear about too many Buddhists doing this  northernsoul   Apr-03-04 01:36 PM   #51 
  - Uh...  LoZoccolo   Apr-04-04 12:17 AM   #63 
  - If you Google for "deific decree" you can find a lot of info  barbaraann   Apr-03-04 11:40 AM   #35 
  - This isn't a peripheral by-product of religion, it comes from its heart  PurityOfEssence   Apr-03-04 12:31 PM   #41 
  - Hear, hear!  PassingFair   Apr-04-04 12:20 AM   #65 
  - There is way too much hypocricy in certain Christians today  ck4829   Apr-03-04 02:30 PM   #56 
  - If she believed that God would never tell her to do anything wrong  rocknation   Apr-03-04 04:17 PM   #58 
  - Of course the insanity defense is thoroughly villified by the GOP  leesa   Apr-03-04 08:54 PM   #60 
 

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