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Old 07-25-2001, 06:19 PM   #1
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Post By their fruits, you will know...

If by the fruit of their works, one can judge a God and his followers... I judge the Greeks as having the best fruits, with the Greek Gods winning the prize of True Gods.

The Greeks gave us...

Ethics
Politics and general social structure
Schools
Astronomy
Geography
Harmonics
History
Language
Logic
Mathematics
medicine
Physics
Poetics
Rhetoric
Technology

Christianity gave us...
Guilt
Promises of a better future
Tolerance of existing circumstances
Forgiveness of those that do us wrong
More Guilt
Corrupt Church and Religious Systems
Tax free Churches
Intolerance of Science and progress
Dysfunctional Families
More Guilt
Beautiful Churches
Book stores that sell bibles and other Christian toys
Televangelists
A general OK to do wrong because you can be forgiven
Christian schools where the students are brainwashed
The Jehovah witness knocking on your door at 7:00am every Saturday
Constant wars between religious systems
The Crusades
General intolerance of homosexuals


What other fruit can we see from the Christian/Jewish/Islam God?
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Old 07-26-2001, 05:34 PM   #2
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Originally posted by Agnostic Al:
<STRONG>If by the fruit of their works, one can judge a God and his followers... I judge the Greeks as having the best fruits, with the Greek Gods winning the prize of True Gods...</STRONG>
I like your list of "produce," Al! It's all
Greek to me (too)!

There is something most believers do not know about the passage in Matthew 7:17:

Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

If Jesus did in fact say these words, he spoke them in Aramaic, a Middle Eastern language in which the word for "good" primarily means ripe and the word for "corrupt" or "evil" primarily means unripe.

In all the Semitic languages, this interpretation makes a world of difference. If this Aramic interpretation ever became well-known and generally accepted, fundamentalist and evangelical apologists would be forced to come up with some arcane linguistic "trump card" to show how wrong this interpretation is.

And so it goes....
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Old 07-27-2001, 12:24 AM   #3
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Great Religious Men like the following...

Suicidal Muslim Terrorists
Hitler and his genocide activities
David Koresh and his genocide activities
Charles Manson and his genocide activities
Jim Jones and his genocide activities
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