Night Strike wrote:
army of nobunaga wrote:Helping people is a great thing... It was just the "Mankind was lost, floundering – headed for destruction. But because God so loved the world, He gave his one and only Son, so that whoever believes in him will never die & have eternal life. And like the good Shepherd, Jesus laid down His life for the flock – and suffered greatly in doing so." crock of crap I felt a need to comment on. Without Jesus we would probably have a colony on the moon and MArs today. The Catholic church set mankind back that many years.
And the myriad of problems with Catholicism is what led to Protestantism, which led to massive gains in both individual freedom and scientific discoveries throughout the Enlightenment period. It's sad that all non-Christians try to equate everything about Christians to Catholics when that is clearly not reality. There are a lot of problems with the Catholic church system, which is why Protestantism was founded as Martin Luther realized that people did not have to go through a hierarchy to be in communion with God.
from 400ad to what 1500ad (martin luther and that stuff) and no I am not googling that is why my dates and spelling are off. so yeah nightstrike.. catholics rulled the world for 1100 of the last 1600 years... and geuss what--- what did we get from Jesus and his church from 400-1500ad? nadda... nothing. We got church rule and repression.
I am not going to debate this with you guys, nothing I have stated anywhere in this thread is really an opinion.. It is all fact.
I hope there is a Jesus in Heaven with your god for all of you when you die. I mean I really do. I hope you are all right.
I am just not spending my life living a faith based on words in a book that have been edited 10k times.
As far as easter, I think it is a great holiday and we should all get out and be happy and love what we have. And of course help people.