Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pope Francis Prays At Istanbul's Blue Mosque. Conservative Xtians Reveal True Colors

Alan: No matter how conservative Catholics (and Christian fundamentalists) construe their "mission," "at ground zero" their views become a septic field of hatred, arrogance and condemnation, a toxic stew that cannot be squared with the teachings of Yeshua.

The "born again" belief in Certain Salvation -- and the correlative way that Catholic Traditionalists "play church" as if it were a "board game" requiring favorable alignment of "pieces" if one hopes to "win" -- devolve into psychological mechanisms that exempt pro forma practitioners from any obligation that they behave in accordance with Jesus' teaching. 

In the end, walking The Way is trumped by a kind of nouveau antinomianism.

"Love Your Enemies. Do Good To Those Who Hate You," Luke 6: 27-42

"Do You Know What You're Doing To Me?"
Jesus of Nazareth

Yeshua Excoriates Fellow Pharisees: "The Woe Passages"

"Any Religion That Needs Fear To Thrive Is Bad Religion"

"Bad Religion: A Compendium"

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said "Stop! Don't do it!" "Why shouldn't I?" he said. "Well, there's so much to live for!" "Like what?" "Well... are you religious?" He said yes. I said, "Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?" "Christian." "Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant ? "Protestant." "Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?" "Baptist" "Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?" "Baptist Church of God!" "Me too! Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you reformed Baptist Church of God?" "Reformed Baptist Church of God!" "Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?" He said, "Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!" I said, "Die, heretic scum", and pushed him off.  
Emo Philips

"The Essence Of Religious Fanaticism: Christian And Islamic"

Pope Francis prays at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Published on Nov 29, 2014


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