With a compilation of books so large, in which books contradict other books that it is bound to its impossible to make much sense without cherry picking.
That and the sheer volume, its not like you will read a whole chapter every time that you want to quote the bible or any other work of literature for that matter. I do not blame them for cherry-picking, nothing is wrong with that. It is just as valid to do the same back though.
I do not have a problem with xians. I have a problem with people who are dishonest about what they believe and do. We all cherry pick, and its fine. It is acceptable to disregard nonsense and pick out the good parts of the bible or anything else. There isn't enough good in this world, I'll take it wherever I can find it!
Anyone who has even looked at a Bible knows that it is way too big to not have a million rules inside.
"Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together." (Deuteronomy 22:11)
-Don't wear mixed fabrics
"And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination." (Leviticus 11:10-11)
-Don't eat certain seafood
"And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also." (Genesis 38:9-10)
-Don't pull out
"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD." (Leviticus 19:28)
-Don't cut yourself or tattoo's
Can we all agree that a LOT of Christians don't follow these rules? Most of them really don't.
I don't know where to begin with what I'm going to say. The Bible is a "living" book. To many Christians you can believe certain beliefs and not believe others. However, the fundamental beliefs that all Christians believe is that Jesus is God, Born the virgin Mary, and rose on the third day.
Atheists cherry pick it just as much or more.
The reason why there are branches is because some follow what others don't. What angers me most is that one of the branches were made because a guy wanted a divorce. Yet nowadays, if you don't want to do something of the religion, you just don't do it. An example, who has seen that video "I'm Christian, but I'm not..", its proof that there are cherry pickers.
Most Christians believe that all homosexuality is bad, while the bible mainly states that gay men are sinners. Lesbians? Nothing to my knowledge and research is said about them. And yet they're still victims of religion-based homophobia.
Plus, the bible informs you not to eat pork or seafood, tells men that they always have to finish inside of their partner (I think), reminds people not to cross dress (aka, women would always be wearing skirts and dresses, guys wouldn't be able to wear shorts/skirts even if society was fine with it, etc), complains about tattoos, getting remarried, gossiping, and apparently you can't even play American football. There's plenty more examples, but it would make the longest supporting argument ever, so I'll stop here and remind that most people, including Christians, like to still do most of these things.
In the Bible there are many teachings which are contradictory and also immoral in a modern sense. But there are many good teachings also which are beneficial to mankind. A good Christian will ignore the outdated teachings and will consciously choose which are relevant in the current context. In this regard they can be considered as cherry-pickers.
Most churches in the U.S. promote it. No longer are we studying the gospel, but how to be a good person. There are even churches that claim hell does not exist. If you cherry pick, what is the point of believing any of it at all? There are certain scriptures in the bible that aren't meant to be taken literally. But I'm not discussing those, I am talking about the crucial aspects of the bible that people seem to leave out, or they create their own ideas about what they mean. Liberal Christianity has taken Jesus out of the church, and he is the one who it is all about.
Probably not. The books you quoted are all found in the Torah, the Jewish book. Basically if I recall correctly the figure of Jesus came in to remove the old laws and replace them with the new. Thus it is irrelevant for Christians to follow old laws. So if anything you are cherry picking against them, or do you mean the Jews instead. Silly Jews?
Oh you the atheists, Christians are not cherry pickers, that would be the atheists, why, because, they have all these crazy theories and they expect you to believe them or you are stupid, or crazy, or some other straw man fallacy, they think that there is no god and and the universe blew up and that is how it exists!
Wow u guess are stupid. I am about to get u. I am a Christian I and I am not cherry picker. You are just . Now just because that came from the bible it doesn't mean that it is true. For example, people say all black people like watermelon, I don't like water melon.
Speaking on behalf of all Christians, we are cherry-pickers. We are not perfect people. We are very sinful people who make a lot of mistakes every single day, along with everyone else in the world. I don't like admitting I make mistakes a lot, but we all do. Atheist or not, we all are sinful people, who fall short of the Glory of God every single day, but us cherry-pickers, murderers, rapists, and sinners, we are all loved by God, and he loves all of us so much that he sent his one and only son to go through a living hell to die for us to forgive our sins! Whoever believes in him will have eternal paradise with God. What a beautiful gift he has given to all of us. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Christians are often blamed for picking and choosing rules. One example of this is when we are blamed for eating meats when God said in the Old Testament not to. This falls short in the evidence category, because in Mark 7:19 and Leviticus 11:1, He declared all foods clean. Some also claim that God deemed homo sexuality clean. This isn’t anywhere in the Bible. So, no. Other accusations fall short as God re-establishes his rules in later parts of the Bible. I have to admit, we do pick and choose to a degree. We try not to though. However, there is a difference of the Old and New testaments. Sometimes, God made changes/ alterations in the rules. If God said something in the old, but then in the new it says otherwise, then we obey the later(more current) command.