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God doesn’t “let” kids starve...he forces them to starve. It’s His will.
@PippyPie, we aren't God's children we're a bad game of Sims.
@PippyPie, finally belief I can get behind.
@PippyPie, Classic God!
To be fair in most scriptures it does state that God doesn’t intervene with earth and that everything that happens is up to us to fix
@Midnite St0rm, then why pray, and why worship him?
@Truthcat, shjt man, I dunno, I don’t follow any particular religion. People worship as a form of giving thanks to God, so that’s different. I assume people pray because they do want something, although it says in the Catechism that God doesn’t intervene. If you’re looking for Christian teachings, don’t read the Bible, read the Catechism. It’s much more modern and is what most Christians follow but have never read.
@Midnite St0rm, I don't understand the basis of the Catechism, but that may be my culturally protestant upbringing that says a relationship with god is direct, so sacraments and anything involving an intermediary (priest) are meaningless. I'm an atheist so I agree with the Catechism's position that god doesn't intervene, but for a much different reason.
@Truthcat, the Catechism is basically a “how-to” on life. It’s much better than the Bible. Mainly because the Bible has medieval ideologies and was written by ancient priests whereas the Catechism was written by newer religious officials. Like in the Bible it says to stone gay people but in the Catechism it still says that homosexuality is a sin, but you’re also supposed to accept and tolerate it and treat them like an ordinary person, and you’re the sinner if you treat them wrongly. Stuff like that. It’s why I say it’s the more justified version.
@Midnite St0rm, I agree that it sure sounds better. But the problem I have with Christianity is that if the bible says you should stone gays to death, then that's what you should do. If it says that you should stone your daughter to death because she's not a virgin, then that's what you should do. You can't make something evil into something good by saying that you only have to follow the nice parts.
@Truthcat, I think you guys completely missed the whole Jesus part of the bible. You don’t need the freakin catechism, scripture is sufficient. Jesus specifically addressed the stoning of a sinner. Don’t do it.
@Snarfel Burger, But only because the sinners would spend eternity in hellfire. That's a concept that didn't exist until Gentle Jesus, meek and mild.
@Truthcat, well the Catechism was actually created to be an update sort of. Its purpose was essentially to bring about new Catholic teachings without destroying the old ones. The way it does this is because in the Bible it says that God was always forgiving, even towards murderers, and I think people realized “so why can’t he forgive gay people?” And updated the Church’s teachings to be more forgiving and lenient. Most priests actually go off the Catechism now. They consider the Old Testament of the Bible to be a retelling of history (which is where all those nasty parts are found) rather than the word of God. The New Testament is both history and some teachings, and the New Testament God is much more forgiving and less jealous. So I think it’s the people who take the Old Testament to be the word of God who think it’s okay to attack gay people. Most Christians I’ve met don’t think being gay is wrong at all.
@Snarfel Burger, Jesus also sat down and ate dinner with a murderer and forgave him.
@Midnite St0rm, Most people I've met, Christian or otherwise, don't think being gay is wrong, but every person I've met who does think it's wrong is religious and usually Christian just because I've met more of them.
I know this will sound hateful but I can't think of a more evil institution than the Catholic church. Condoms are more evil than aids? That's appalling. You must go through us to have a relationship with god? Nonsense.
Can you imagine Jesus walking into the Vatican? What would he say? Would he demand a nicer robe than Francis? Would he congratulate the bishops for the great work in promoting condoms in Africa? For the situation in Haiti, as he sat on a golden chair in silk robes? For the children? For the treatment of women? For the support of Italy and Germany in the 30s and 40s? Jesus was born a Jew and died a Jew, so what would he think about Christianity even existing? (hint: he would disapprove)
@Midnite St0rm, Don't mind me, I'm just being unpleasant. I appreciate your insights.
@Truthcat, hey no worries I appreciate yours. Personally, I don’t know if I’d say the church is evil. It definitely was. I think it’s gotten better but definitely has its fair share of problems. That’s just me though. Anyways. Have a good one
@Truthcat, Stop putting westboro’s hatred toward gay people on Jesus and all Christian’s. The majority of Christian’s today don’t “hate” gay people. Modern Americans just can’t grasp the difference between disagreeing and hating. Jesus called to love one another over and over and over. You make it sound like him forgiving a murderer is a bad thing. Sounds like hope to me!
Yes. Hilarious. Definitely not just depressing.
@ThePandaPool , his posts and comments are always depressing to read in one manner or another.
Why do we dick around on funny pics, but let people starve? I guess we don’t exist.
Found my keys and was on time to the starving child convention.
I think one of my favorite classes was philosophy of religion. It went over topics like this from every perspective and it was really interesting.
I feel like this post isn’t even funny and is just pointlessly political, yet I see it reposted all the time on here. Why it gotta be like that?