From: Jeremy Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 15 Nov 2002 - 07:46:03 GMT
At 01:45 PM 9/11/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I _am_ talking about 'the teachings of Christ' as those _are_ his
>(reported) words. They cannot be used to foment war.
>What someone who _calls_ himself a Christian does or asserts or claims
>is not even close to 'following the words of Christ'. That cruel deeds
>are done in the _name_ of another is mundane. Following teachings,
>however, requires some actual show of _following teachings_, and,
>cruelty is not one of the treatments mentioned in the words of Christ.
>Or the words of Buddha, for that matter. Or the words of Confucius. And
>perhaps not in the words of other ethically philosophical leaders and
>teachers, myriad as they are.
>But the words of Allah/Yahweh/the Lord God, as reported in the Koran and
>the Torah and the Old Testament?- oh yeah. Lots of cruelty, lots of
>times. Followers of Yahweh are well cloaked in excuses for obliteration.
I don't know who recently said this ;~), but this is a bingo statement Wade. Oh, BTW, my use of the tilde in the smile face is not so much a meme but a more acurate representation of my funny nose. Jeremy
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