Jesusismywarrior: Yeah the US is rife with drugs and prostitution! What is your vendetta against the Netherlands? Crime levels 36.59
Ranked 58th. 55.84
Ranked 30th. 53% more than Netherlands Drugs > Annual cannabis use 5.4%
Ranked 6th. 13.7%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Netherlands OOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSS, the stats prove you wrong , dearie.
Today’s report on the causes behind child sexual abuse by Catholic priests answered some crucial questions: The surge of cases in the 60s and 70s can’t be blamed on the all-male makeup of the priesthood, the practice of celibacy or, you know, the gays. But the alternative explanations offered raised some troubling new questions.
The researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice attribute the uptick to “opportunity” and, as Religion News put it, “emotionally ill-equipped priests” who “lost their way in the social cataclysm of the sexual revolution.” Opportunity and cultural change are responsible for the sexual abuse of children, really? That might seem to imply some unsavory and disheartening things about human sexuality. Crimes of opportunity.
Jesus doesn't seem to be such a good warrior, um since he doesn't exist. Just like god. Might be time to grow up and be rationale and protect your children like an adult and quit being a child believing in fairy tales to save you from the real world's dangers.
Jesusismywarrior: yes there it is, the thinly veiled bigot. I talked to Christian theologians, pastors, and scholars because I truly didn’t understand where all this Christian hatred was coming from. Nobody had a good answer. The Internet is clearly a place for a lot of hateful people, including hateful Christians, to sound off. If you are anonymous, you can be the worst versions of yourself. Perhaps you have bought into the popular notion that Christians are the new religious victims in this country. Maybe you feel guilty about their own sins. Maybe you are afraid of going to hell. Maybe you are frustrated because they have to actually act like Christians in real life and need a place to unleash their dark sides. Who knows? But if you truly believe in Jesus as he is portrayed in your bible, he is a left wing liberal, so what do you have to say about that closeted bigot?
There is no historical reference to Jesus’ life, death or the crucifixion―nothing at all. John E. Remsburg, in his classic book The Christ: A Critical Review and Analysis of the Evidence of His Existence1 lists the following contemporary historians/writers who lived during the time, or within a century after the time, that Jesus was supposed to have lived:
Apollonius Persius Appian Petronius
Arrian Phaedrus Aulus Gellius Philo-Judaeus
Columella Phlegon Damis Pliny the Elder
Dio Chrysostom Pliny the Younger Dion Pruseus Plutarch
Epictetus Pompon Mela Favorinus Ptolemy
Florus Lucius Quintilian Hermogones Quintius Curtius
Josephus Seneca Justus of Tiberius Silius Italicus
Juvenal Statius Lucanus Suetonius
Lucian Tacitus Lysias Theon of Smyran
Martial Valerius Flaccus Paterculus Valerius Maximus
According to Remsburg,
“Enough of the writings of the authors named in the foregoing list remains to form a library. Yet in this mass of Jewish and Pagan literature, aside from two forged passages in the works of a Jewish author, and two disputed passages in the works of Roman writers, there is to be found no mention of Jesus Christ.”You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe." -Carl Sagan (1934-1996). The Christ: A Critical Review and Analysis of the Evidence of His Existence, John E. Remsburg, The Truth Seeker Company, NY, pp. 24-25),
Jesusismywarrior, you're an unfortunate example of the type of behavior that pushed people away from Christianity. I don't recall reading the Bible verses where Jesus is speaking to other people in the accusatory and small minded way that you have on multiple threads. He only showed kindness and love, welcoming you if you so choose (the great gift of free will). I think of the image of Jesus standing on the other side of a door and the handle is only on your side. It's your choice to open it. He doesn't force himself in nor degrade others (in your Netherlands case an entire country). Shame on you. You're only helping to push those who are on the fence away.
Jesusismywarrior, first, to back up my prior comment, karlmarx59 saysAugust 12 2016 05:52 PM
JESUSISMYWARRIOR: jUST LIKE ALL CHRISTIANS: HATEFUL
Jesus was anything but hateful.
Back to the point I wanted to make with another post. If you claim to follow Jesus, then you would want as much of human kind to become a believer as possible. Christians believe you will save your soul this way. Why would you not want those who have been misled to have a chance at salvation. It's not done through pushing. I've found great success by sharing my beliefs, when asked, and leaving it open with "I have lots more where that came from". When the person is in a position where they're considering what you've said, they will remember and come back.
Again, you're only perpetuating negative stereotypes about Christians and pushing people away from salvation.