Faith denied

OH, MR or Mrs Aston of Blackwood, how I admire your faith, not of course that I share one scrap of it. If, as you say, Jesus came into the world merely to die, couldn’t he just as easily have stayed at home to perform the happy dispatch? In this way he could have saved himself all that bother about rising again and avoided an unnecessary journey, what with the price of petrol. It might also have saved us two thousand years of religious wars and persecution. Oh, and if Christmas is really all about God forgiving the sins of those cursed by sin in order to be sinless sacrifice for the sinners...oh dear, couldn’t he at least have provided an interpreter?

Julian R. Powell Larch Grove Newport

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8:58am Sat 11 Jan 14

gathin says...

Religion is a Trojan horse carried around by those who NEED to believe.
How many have died a death over the history of the Earth? Nobody knows but before long the modern religions will die and others will take their places.
It's all business for the gullible!
Religion is a Trojan horse carried around by those who NEED to believe. How many have died a death over the history of the Earth? Nobody knows but before long the modern religions will die and others will take their places. It's all business for the gullible! gathin

8:41am Sun 12 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Since, according to Christianity, Jesus wouldn't have 'died for all our sins' if Judas Iscariot had not betrayed him then, whist vilifying Judas's actions as evil, and the subsequent execution by crucifixion as unjust and cruel (which it undoubtedly was) - Christianity nevertheless finds itself forced to admit that they had unintentionally positive consequences! Must be difficult to reconcile the peculiar aspects of this philosophical dilemma.
Since, according to Christianity, Jesus wouldn't have 'died for all our sins' if Judas Iscariot had not betrayed him then, whist vilifying Judas's actions as evil, and the subsequent execution by crucifixion as unjust and cruel (which it undoubtedly was) - Christianity nevertheless finds itself forced to admit that they had unintentionally positive consequences! Must be difficult to reconcile the peculiar aspects of this philosophical dilemma. Katie Re-Registered

12:54pm Sun 12 Jan 14

gathin says...

That's just another story from a book that was maybe written or not written-
There's absolutely no proof that any of these stories happened or if the characters are factual. Myth is all it is.
If you feel the "need to believe" that's up to the individual.
That's just another story from a book that was maybe written or not written- There's absolutely no proof that any of these stories happened or if the characters are factual. Myth is all it is. If you feel the "need to believe" that's up to the individual. gathin

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