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Woodstock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-03 01:51 AM
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50. Yes, Jesus had a way of getting to what was important
Edited on Fri Aug-01-03 01:55 AM by Woodstock
and not bothering with the rest.

I had my worst freeper nightmare actually tell me that he can't understand the new testament, it doesn't make sense to him, so that is why the church is necessary to interpret Jesus for the people (like him, they would not be able to understand him without Paul and the Pope and the minister and all those other guys running interference.) Stunning, because the words of Jesus have rung crystal clear to me since I was a child - and I can tell from your words, you feel the same way.

The worst possible thing I can imagine is to pervert his teachings, yet I see Bush and Ashcroft and the religious right do it every day. Calling themselves Christian has about the same credibility as Bush calling giving our trees away for votes a "healthy forest initiative." Hypocrites, all. (Jesus could spot them a mile away, too.)

Back to the original question of the thread - I don't mind if someone doesn't believe and says so, but if something is special to someone, there's no need to go out of one's way to be disrespectful.
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